Havnefest is all about local soundsystems and happenings in the daytime at the harbour in central Copenhagen and Refshaleøen.
Refshaleøen Garden Party, Sønder Hoved
Creak Inc. x All We Need Body Talks (House Dance Battle & Jam)
Simple, soulful, and physical. Three words to encapsulate the foundation of this event. All We Need is a space where house music is celebrated. The day will be in the spirit and ethos of house music with an open dance floor, dance battle, and dance exchange. Bring your best housey dance moves to Refshaleøen and participate in the battle judged by Kvamé Ba and Clementine Cesaire, or come and watch and enjoy the tunes from DJs Mira Campau, Rosa Maluna, and Dee Brown.
ØVSA Havne Daskotek (Melodic & minimal techno)
Since 2017, Øen Ved Siden Af (ØVSA) has set up a camp next to Distortion Ø. They serve what Copenhagen has to offer from talented DJs and producers who all love to be close to the crowd. ØVSA offers dancing in cosy surroundings and a great local line-up with music from minimal techno to deep house on the programme.
Daily Dak X Tam Tam Harbour Party (Psytrance)
Daily Dak’s scene at Distortion is all about dancing until you sweat to the beautiful genres psytrance, progressive trance, hitech, and more. Daily Dak wishes to spread the culture and let Danish artists shine on the big scene. This is not a place for mosh pits, but rather a place filled with good karma and space for everyone.
Sort Distortion (Afrobeats and Dance)
Sort Distortion and Afrobeat Vibration present an African music village with Juju drinks by Dexters, and a rich African BBQ grill by Pan-African inspired restaurant, Sasaa. Local DJs – DJ Kofi, DJ Dash, and DJ Adam Fyah – will spice up your night with afrobeats, amapiano, afrohouse, and African electronic music brewed in an African Pot alongside dance crews and performers.
Waterfest x DM i Maveplasker (Springs and stomachs splashes by athletes and amateurs)
WaterFest is a professional ‘Dødse’ competition with the best springers from all over Scandinavia as well as local daredevils from Copenhagen. It’s a discipline where the springers do different chaotic poses in their ten meter free fall from a scaffolding tower. Furthermore, the event will host DM in stomach splashes. Everyone can show up, whether you want to join the competition and jump off the 2,5 meter high platform, or you rather just watch other people do it for you.
Refshaleøen Garden Party – around Reffen Street Food
Reffen Street Food (Music and food from around the world)
Whether you are into Nepalese dumplings, gourmet hotdogs, or African stews, Copenhagen Street Food has it all. Come and enjoy food from all over the world, while also listening to sweet tunes served by local DJs in nice surroundings by the water at Reffen. After a nice bite, you should make your way to the waterfront at 20:00 for a unique 10-year anniversary show.
CPH Village Presents: Techno On The Dock (House, funk & techno)
CPH Village offers you a 6-hour non-stop DJ set right by the waterfront. They turn up the pace, the wildness, and the energy as the sun descends over the harbour. You can move your body to sounds from funky house tunes to trancy techno, intense DNB, jungle tracks, and even trippy psytrance. Bring your friends, enemies, and brilliant moves to this insanely upbeat party.
Mascleta (25-year anniversary fireworks)
Distortion turns 25 years and that calls for celebration! Together with Tuborg and Copenhagen Street Food, who are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, you can for the first time in Northern Europe experience the special Mascleta fireworks. Fireworks, where you will feel the bass and the ground rhythm all the way through your body. It is going to be an ecstatic feeling, you will never forget. The combined 35-year anniversary show will be at 20.00, and you do not want to miss it.
No Camping at Camping Minigolf Bar (Minigolf and bar)
The infamous Camping Minigolf Bar in Kødbyen brings their lanes to Refshaleøen. Challenge your friends to a fun game of minigolf, while enjoying a drink or two from the vintage Camping caravan of a bar. If you are more of a spectator, you are more than welcome to make yourself comfortable in the deck chairs while watching others play.
Sidewalk Skate Out AT TRIANGLE SPOT (Skateboard tricks for cash)
Sidewalk invites you to an afternoon with skateboarding and chill. Come to Reffens skate area, take your board for a ride and enjoy the ocean view. You can be a part of the Cash For Tricks competition, or maybe just take a few strolls and enjoy the good vibes from Pato Siebenhaar and DJ Alanya on the two steel ball bearings with vinyl and boom bap.
Steambox ShipWrekt (Disco & electro blasting from a pirate ship)
Prepare to get shipwrekt by the up and coming music collective Steambox. The ship HMS Steambox will lay siege to Reffen’s dance floor, as their DJs make sure the cannons roar and spew out a massive barrage of disco, house, and tribal. Keep your powder kegs dry, disco balls loaded, and come dance with them at Refshaleøen.
Werkstatt (Melodic house)
Join Werkstatt on an uplifting journey when they host their first outdoor party this year. Together with the Argentinian Albano Bastonero, GÆO and Pato Lassalle, Tim Andresen provides uplifting and organic music all day. Explore their new container enclave in full bloom and enjoy the first bite of summer.
Abanda Harbour Samba Parade (samba orchestra)
The samba orchestra Abanda presents a wide variety of Brazilian music genres, such as samba, frevo, maracatu, samba-reggae, baiao. Abanda ends the Garden Party on Refshaleøen by playing at the dock after the fireworks and then parades from Reffen Street Food to La Banchina and ends the party there.
Knippelsbro: Rosforth & Rosforth (Oldschool Distortion Party)
Distortion is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Knippelsbro together with Rosforth & Rosforth with a special street party organised by the old founders. As a tribute to Distortion’s history and people, you can join the celebration while enjoying great music, food, and drinks under Knippelsbro right by the water.
Havnegade 44: Soho House Secret Sounds Edition (Harbour party with a secret lineup)
For the first time ever, Distortion and Soho House are teaming up for an electrifying day of music and entertainment. Set in the heart of the city right outside Soho House Copenhagen, the event will showcase the performance of a highly anticipated ‘Secret Sounds’ artist and a lineup of talented DJs, each with their own unique sound and style.
Havnebus Boogie (boat party with a eclectic lineup)
DJs: Pelle Peter Jencel, Andrew Moyo, Ena Coso. FB Event
All events at Havnefest are free and for all ages.