The big cities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg offer a thriving entertainment scene. Big-name bands and singers play at larger arenas, while pubs and club venues host live music by local and Danish bands. Architecturally significant concert halls showcase a diverse program of performances that range from ballet to drama by way of classical music and stand-up comedy.
Everyone loves summer – and the calendar fills with outdoor events like ballet at country estates and Shakespeare performed at the storied Kronborg Slot in Helsingør. Summer is also prime time for big-name music festivals all across the country – Roskilde Festival is the biggie, but they're found all over and celebrate everything from jazz to folk music to electronica.