04 August – 08 August 2021
|Phone:||+45 217 193 99|
|Site:||Dyrehaven, DK-8660 Skanderborg|
Stage 1 ”Bøgescenen”: 40.000
The most picturesque festival
Located in the most beautiful beech wood in Denmark, Smukfest is a holistic out-of-this-world experience. It’s more than a festival – it’s a manifestation of love, life and togetherness. It’s old and young, CEO’s and students, hippies n’ yuppies and everything in between.
When August comes – so do about 60.000 beautiful people, ready for the most picturesque festival in Denmark: Smukfest. A celebration of life, love and togetherness to the sound of music and from the best international and Danish artists available.
It’s the second largest festival in Denmark, and it all takes place in the forest of Dyrehaven in Skanderborg. The main stage is located in a national amphitheatre surrounded by old beech trees, some of them more than 200 years old. This sets the scene of many magic and memorable concerts over the year.
It all started in 1980 with a little scene and a tarpaulin as roof. It was simply the idea of 5 very young men with a very big passion for music and unity. Despite earth closets, lots of rain and a deficit the first year, all 600-1000 attendants (according to notes from that time) had a lovely day.
Today, there’s more than 15.000 volunteers setting up Smukfest, the biggest artists from the whole world has visited the festival over the years and it is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and multifarious festivals in the whole world. But the essence of the festival is the same as almost 42 years ago, when it all started – it’s about love, living life and togetherness.
At Smukfest, we got room for everybody. Youngsters, older people, CEO’s and students, people from Jutland, Copenhagen and weird corners of all around the world. That’s why we make sure, that there’s experiences on different levels and for every taste at Smukfest.
Smukfest is run by a non-profit organization, owned by its members – most of them to be found in the 14.500 volunteers each year making the festival possible. 20% of the profits is donated to “Smukfonden” – supporting initiatives that works against loneliness and vulnerability. Smukfest is also running a music club, Walthers Musikcafé, with more than 100 concerts year round – and is supporting lots of local cultural initiatives.
Mostly Danish acts among a few international artist and headliners.
Oasis, Kygo, Rihanna, Kendric Lamar, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Years & Years, Calvin Harris, Liam Gallagher, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Stormzy, Robbie Williams Green Day, Eric Clapton, Faithless, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Peter Gabriel,
Roxette, Moby, Beck, Anastacia, Deep Purple, Texas, Ringo Star, Pink, Volbeat, Petshop Boys, ZZ Top, Björk, Velvet Revolver, Fatboy Slim, James Brown, Midtnight Oil, Run DMC, Melanie C, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Jones, The National, White Lies, Toto, Bryan Adams, Jamiroquai, Blur, Ice Cube, David Guetta, Avicii, MC Hammer, Alabama Shakes, Prince, Skrillex, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Deadmau5, 50 Cent, Kings of Leon, Sia, Sting, Zara Larsson, Martin Garrix, Axwell/\Ingrosso, Mark Ronsson, Major Lazer, Elie Goulding, Clean Bandit.