ActionHygge

ActionHygge is a series of events for audiences who love intimate, cosy, and immersive activities such as talk, art, food, and small concerts. Moreover, ActionHygge is also pop-up events that transform the street from the normal bike lane to a stage for collective, social experiences for every age group.

Wednesday 29 May 2024

The French Embassy and Institut Francais
Ambassade de France au Danemark, Kongens Nytorv 4 | kl 18-21

The French Embassy and Institut Francais in Denmark and Distortion invites you to a unique french party to celebrate the opening of Distortion. Make your way to the cosy backyard in the heart of Copenhagen for a typical French summer evening with a three-hour long DJ set by French artists Adrien Pastor and MOQST and a delicious three–course French street food menu prepared by Letz Shop. Rosforth & Rosforth has carefully selected French wines for the whole evening to complete your French experience.

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CC SETS x DISTORTION x POSH ISOLATION
onsdag May 29 2024 | copenhagen comtemporary, refshaleøen | kl 18:00 – 01:00

If you are as excited as we are and cannot wait for the big street party on Nørrebro or Distortion Ø, you are in luck. CC Sets, Posh Isolation, and Distortion invite you to an exceptional, electronic summer evening at Copenhagen Contemporary. Experience everything from performance art and mysterious soundscapes to DJ sets and euphoric club music. This event also marks the opening of this year’s distortion. And for the early birds, there will be complimentary cocktails from Mikropolis. So make your way to Refshaleøen and kick off Distortion 2024 surrounded by art, music, and the opportunity to share heartfelt moments with friends and fellow Distortioners.

Thursday 30 May 2024

PUSH THE BUTTON!
The Lakes near Dronning Louises Bro | 16.00-22.00

Splash fountain installation
that YOU can trigger with a button

Throughout history, the fountain has served as a natural gathering place, originating from the necessity to have water in the city. The design studio Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen has in collaboration with Fokdahl Springvand created this innovative, new design of a fountain. This fountain serves as a modern interpretation of its antique counterpart, which at the same time is a meeting place in itself. Our fountain invites you to interact with each other with the two buzzers that must be pressed simultaneously to activate the fountain.

Alors on Danse
Sankt Hans Torv | 16.00-22.00
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Dance classes, shows and competetions
curated by hero choreographer Toniah Pedersen

Alors on Danse is here to make sure you dance the night away. Get ready to salsa your way onto the dance floor, followed by a Dance Schools Get Down with local dance schools like Hotsteppers, Global Kidz and CPH Dans. Star choreographer Toniah Pedersen and local dance hero Anastasija Olescuka will host an epic dance competition for Copenhagen’s young, talented dancers. And to end the night right, join the fun for a samba class that after a few steps transforms into a party.

Do not miss out on the smaller pop-up events: bring your grandma to a hip hop class at MormorDistortion, or challenge your friend to a robot dance-off outside Bip Bip Bar.

Nørrebro Smackdown
Bodyslam Wrestling

Fælledvej 1 | 16.00-22.00
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Streetwrestling
feat. punkshow by USERS

Nørrebro Smackdown marks Distortion’s first ever wrestling show. The intersection between Nørrebrogade and Fælledvej will be turned into a colosseum-inspired setting, inviting you to stand ringside in the middle of the street party.

BODYSLAM!, the association behind this spectacular event, is known for hosting sold-out shows nationwide, so prepare yourself for a thrilling experience.

Top-shelf entertainment awaits alongside star wrestlers such as “The Get High Bad Guy” Michael Fynne, the super athlete Carlos Zamora, the Mokaï mates RandersPagne, “The Apex of Scandinavia” Emilian Lewis, and many others. As always, the event will be seasoned with international guest performers, enriching the already captivating saga of BODYSLAM! favourites.

Cheer on the good, boo on the bad, and let yourself be carried away by the completely unique wrestling atmosphere in this quite unprecedented setup.

MormorDistortion
Outside Plejecenter Sølund, Ryesgade 20A | 16.00-22.00
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Danish country, swingbalkan
and dance for old and young

Life does not have to be boring just because you are getting older and MormorDistortion proves just that when the two old friends Sølund Plejecenter and the senior activity center Midtpunkt are making their way back to Distortion.

The motto ‘We live life for music’ beautifully encapsulates very well what it means to be at MormorDistortion. There will be singalongs in true folk high school style, happy rhythms with Kara Para vs. Balkan Swing, Straylight.band playing everything from Cohen to Cash, and maybe a dance troupe, a samba precession, and a ballerina…

Take your grandma under your arms and give her an unforgettable afternoon, bring your neighbour, or just show up as you are and come out and celebrate life, summer, and memorable times.

Les Deux Basket Court
Stengade 42 | 16.00-22.00
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Hiphop chill vibes and
hourly basket competetions

Get ready to slam and jam at the debut of Les Deux at Distortion. It is going to be a high-flying evening packed with basketball, music, and urban energy to keep you on your toes. Show off your skills on the basketball court while listening to the tunes of various DJs. Compete every hour for awesome prizes and catch your breath in the chill lounge area. Do not miss out on the action – see you there!

FRISØRHJUL OF DOOM
Elmegade 13 | 16.00-22.00
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Spin the wheel and get a new
haircut! 80s/90s hair only

On the charming street Elmegade, Ruben & Bobby bring back the wildly popular hairy wheel of fortune DOOM. Because of the overwhelming demand fo crazy haircuts, Ruben & Bobby are going all out with DOOM this year, The wheel is pimped with new and even wilder hairstyles. Join the fun, take a spin, and dare to risk getting the hairstyle of a lifetime but do not worry, there is no pressure and you are of course allowed to simply watch the fun unfold. Just remember: it is only hair. It will grow back. But be prepared, it can result in hilariously ridiculous looks.

BEAT THE STREET
NBRO
Start: Runddelen End: Dr. Louises Bro | 15.45
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1 kilometer run right before
the street party opens! Sign up needed

Get set for the NBRO 1 km race, a collaboration between Distortion and Copenhagen’s top running community NBRO. Save the date for May 30th, when Distortion takes over Nørrebro. The 1000m sprint down Nørrebrogade will culminate at the iconic Dronning Louises Bro, starting at 15.45, just before the street transforms into a festive celebration of Copenhagen. This race will feature 200 of Denmark’s fastest runners — pros and happy amateurs alike — in an urban setting amidst the first Nørrebro Street Party in 5 years. This race will be unlike any other.

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PølseMix
Nørrebrogade 55 | 16.00-22.00
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UKG, pop and hiphop from
a classic CPH sausage wagon

In 2021, the beloved Danish hot dog cart celebrated its 100th anniversary. The hot dog cart is more than just a place to eat; it is a social hub, bringing people together over a shared love for deliciousness. At the heart of Nørrebrogade, we are setting up two classic hot dog carts. One serves up all your favourites on the grill, while the other swaps out the sausage and remoulade for four DJs spinning tasty electronic tunes.

POP-UP STREET THEATRE
De sceneste
All over Nørrebro | 16.00-22.00

Impromptu theatre
with young theater actors

Embark on a journey with this year’s Gadeteater. De Sceneste, a young, dynamic, and local theatre association founded in 2017, presents an interactive street theatre troupe that roams the lively corners of Nørrebro. Through improvisation and audience participation, they bring spontaneity and creativity to the street party.

We promise you an inspiring and fun way of theatre where you will be a part of the experience, so look out for them as you wander the streets of Nørrebro.

Redhead Rave
Steambox

Peblinge Dossering 8 | 16.00-17.00
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A 1-hour rave for redheads
and redhead allies! 16.00-17.00 only

Redhead Rave is Copenhagen’s first ever event hosted by redheads for redheads. All are welcome, both the naturals and the coloured!

Near the beautiful lakes of Copenhagen, a limousine and a red carpet will set the scene for an ecstatic 90-minute long celebration of all the beautiful red-haired people to the beats by music-maestro El Marve Picante with the most impressive moustache.

Join the party and mingle with fellow redheads and warm up for a day full of festivities at Distortion Nørrebro Street Party. The first 100 redheads will receive sunscreen and a Tuborg Rød (for those over 18), so be sure to arrive early.

While the Readhead Rave is primarily for redheads, non-redhead family, friends, and fans are more than welcome, as long as they come with love in their hearts.

BørneDistortion
Hans Tavsens Park | 14.00-19.00
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Dance, music and workshops
for children and parents alike

BørneDistortion is a space created for the kids to participate in activities, workshops, and enjoy a concert or two. We believe in the importance of giving a voice to the younger generation, and we’re doing so by creating a platform for kids to express themselves and their dreams through art and creativity.

In collaboration with Nørrebro Bibliotek, Bette Café, Den Bemandede Legeplads, Høreforeningen, and many more we have created an interactive, magical day full of art, music, and creative workshops. There will of course be great opportunities to indulge in an ice cream or a hot dog – and don’t worry there will also be coffee for the adults.

Take a stroll through the Assistens Cemetery and bring your kids or grandkids to Hans Tavsens Park and let them explore their creative minds.

New Kids On The Block
Urban 13, under Bispeengbuen | 15.00-21.00
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Alcohol-free space for teens with sport,
dance, teen DJs and live music

Get ready because New Kids On The Block is back again to give young people aged 12-17 their very own festival space. Urban 13 under Bispeengbuen will be transformed into a non-alcoholic safe space where everyone is welcome exactly as they are.

The afternoon and evening will be filled with cool and passionate artists to get you grooving to the music. The line up includes DJ’s and vocalists from music communities like Turning Tables, Det Starter med Musikken and Game Urban Music School.

But it is not just about the music – there will also be fun activities that focus on what it means to be a teenager. Whether you are into dancing or playing football, you can recharge with a delicious pizza and soda made by FRAK.

And lastly without saying too much, the night might just end with a well-known surprise you will not want to miss. Come and celebrate being young!

ARKADE JAM
Bip Bip Bar

Fælledvej 7 | 16.00-22.00
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Battle your friends with classic
arcade games on the streets

Bip Bip Bar brings the excitement of retro arcade gaming to Fælledvej. Get ready to shake joysticks and press buttons, and aim for new highscores or simply play for fun with classic games like Tekken and Donkey Kong.

Step out onto the street and enjoy the nostalgic Y2K party with a variety of good old arcade machines. DJ MIO MOI will be mixing and rebooting chiptunes on two Amiga 600 computers, merging original soundtracks from games like Turrican, Zool, and Project X into a fresh experience. Everything is done with original hardware from the early 90s, giving you an authentic blast from the past.

HundeDistortion 3 – Gud Ske Tak Og Vov
De Gamles By, Agnes Henningsens Vej 11 | 15.00-18.00
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Safe space for dogs with a lot
of treats and classic dog dancing music

For the first time in history HundeDistortion comes to Nørrebro. More than ten local dog stores and clinics collaborate to create Copenhagen’s best party for both you and your furry friend.

Let your dog shine like the superstar they are with a makeover at Honey Doggy Saloon and a stroll down the red carpet, while indulging them with snacks from Natural Dogfood, 4Benede Venner, Pets, and many more at the food bazar.

Loosen the leash a tiny bit and who knows, your dog might just catch the eye of a new friend or two in Copenhagen’s buzzing doggy dating corner.

Of course it would not be Distortion without some funky tunes, so DJ-duo HEJLEIF will bring some treats in the form of a special doggy mix to keep the atmosphere lively. So whether your dog wants to try an agility course, be a celebrity for a day, or get a new cool collar, head to De Gamles By for an afternoon of woofing fun..

Langbordsmiddag
Nørrebrogade 66-110 | 16.00-22.00
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500 meter community dinner

  • Panegyri: greek grandmother’s cooking & festivities
  • tropical Beef – Rosforth Rosforth Fiskebaren: french Michelin-starred chef Iñaki Aizpitarte and eclectic disco
  • Kala Kimchi: Korean Buddhist temple inspired dinner to share
  • Paella Cosmica: Huge paella pans and latin electronic grooves

The extraordinary dining experience Langbordsmiddag is making its way to the middle of Nørrebrogade next to the iconic yellow wall. Join us for an unforgettable evening of 500 meters of community dining and a celebration of summer. Nørrebrogade will be transformed into a vibrant food paradise, offering a journey through different cultures through food, music, and performances. You can experience last year’s success Tropical Beef that is curated by French ​​Michelin star chef Iñaki Aizpitarte and DJ Superpitcher who invite founder of Fiskebaren Anders Selmer and natural wine master sommelier Sune Rosforth, as well as a Mexican chef. Korean kimchi legend, Kala Sung will bring her famous kimchi to the table. She has been supplying kimchi all around the Copenhagen food scene since arriving from New York a few years ago. Another part of the table offers Greek rural festivities with grandmothers cooking, contemporary dance, live music by Johan Papaconstantino, and specially imported drinks, all curated by Paris-based Theodoros Gennitsakis and Berlin-based Axel Brack. For those craving Latin vibes, you can dive into Paella Cosmica, a Spanish concept by two young Spanish cooks and DJs who aim to connect people and cultures through gastronomy, art, and music. Join us for an evening of culinary delights and cultural exploration!

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