Frequently asked questions about Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival kicks off for its 40th edition on July 6. Here you will find a shortlist of frequently asked questions – hopefully offering a helping hand for all newcomers seeking tips on how best to get around town, where to find us and more. Even the die-hard veterans may want to read on to ensure the best possible festival experience.


Where does Copenhagen Jazz Festival take place?

The short answer: Everywhere! Well, almost everywhere in Copenhagen at least. Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a massive happening, lasting 10 days with (usually) more than 1200 concerts at a wide variety of venues. You can listen to top international jazz names at the stunning Royal Theatre, in Brorson’s Church and in Jean Nouvel’s architectural world-class concert hall, DR Koncerthuset – as well as along the harbour front, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear waters to the sound of Danish and international jazz – and so much more. During Copenhagen Jazz Festival, jazz is everywhere, at the venues and outside in the city’s many parks and town squares, and with its mix of concerts with free or paid admittance you’ll find plenty of great musical experiences suitable for all budgets.


How do I get around town during Copenhagen Jazz Festival?

In spite of the festival’s size, Copenhagen is a relatively small big city. You can get around midtown on foot with ease, which will allow you to visit a large portion of the festival’s venues and outdoor spaces. Renting a bike is highly recommended and is the preferred method of transportion for a large part of the city’s 1.3 million citizens, especially during summertime. Copenhagen is a very bike-friendly city, but public transportation is also a perfectly viable way of getting around by bus, subway, train or even boat! Copenhagen Jazz Festival will once again team up with the public transportation company DOT to offer a sizable discount on daily passes – stay tuned at for more info!


How do I buy tickets for concerts at Copenhagen Jazz Festival?

Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a melting pot of venues, organizers and artists. All concerts with paid admittance directly organized and produced by the festival office have tickets in pre-sale via ticket vendor Billetlugen. Independent organizers and venues are free to sell their tickets either in advance or at the door through whichever ticket vendor they so chose – the specifics regarding ticket sales should always be clearly labelled on the individual concert descriptions and on the concert calendar here at If you encounter any problems when purchasing tickets in advance we urge you to contact the venue directly via the specified contact information on the venue’s site here at


How do I find accommodation during Copenhagen Jazz Festival?

Copenhagen is packed with hotels and hostels in all ranges, but we advise you to book well in advance as the influx of tourists is at its peak during the summer. VisitCopenhagen’s guide is a great place to start your search for a place to stay alongside well-known portals such as TripAdvisor.


How do I pass the time between concerts at Copenhagen Jazz Festival?

There is no shortage of things to do and places to discover and explore in Copenhagen. We encourage you to check out VisitCopenhagen’s list of things to see and do and of course to pay a visit to some of the many cozy venues all over town. While you will find a plethora of museums and other cultural attractions here, Copenhagen is very much a stroll-worthy city, and the locals are quick to flock outside to catch even the slightest bit of sunlight. If you are looking to fill your suitcase with jazz records, do check out our guide to great record stores in Copenhagen.