Friday 3 June 2022
Inderhavnen & Refshaleøen
This is a new programme for 2022. Havnehygge is chilled and intimate daytime events for all ages and dance parties inner the inner city harbour.
ALL events at Havnehygge are free and for all ages.
A renewed focus on creating safer spaces in the Copenhagen night life has led to an explosion of creative and including communities. QueerDistortion promises to guide you through some of the very best of the movement, spearheaded by the excellent DJs and party architects Schaarup, head booker of Natklubben, and scenographer Simon Witzansky.
Run by the impeccably named Pineapple in its Own Juice crew, Karaoke Licious does exactly what it says on the tin, and delivers straight forward (but not necessarily in tune) fun with your pals, accompanied by more than 1 million songs to choose from. We’re told someone proposed the last time the crew visited Distortion. Probably best to do before you start singing, though.
Tullamore Dew: Whisky Street Party
Sorta self-explanatory, this one – Tullamore Dew, famous whiskey brand, figures it’d do well at one of Northern Europe’s biggest street parties. Partygoers like whiskey. Good times to be had by all. Expect a not-too ravey vibe and neat drinks, a safe port in the storm of parties around you, and an excellent opportunity to sample something else than your lukewarm canned beer.
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Folkekirkens Nødhjælp: Climate and Sustainability Lab
You know that feeling during a party, when you suddenly realise that there’s more to all of this – that we’re connected, one world under a groove, and have to work together to figure things out? If so, the Climate and Sustainability Lab is the place for you. Unwind with a chance to reflect on sustainability, be creative and take action together, all the while pushing the boundaries of art, nature and party culture. Hosted by Folkekirkens Nødhjælp.
Any raver worth their salt has experienced the horrors of bad glitter. Plastic stuff that gets everywhere, is impossible to clean off, and in general not something you’d want to flush down the drain. If so, KarmaGlitterCph is your new best friend. Sparkly, biodegradable (!!!) glitter and gems, tailormade for a beautiful Copenhagen sunset party. Simple concept, really – go here, get glittered, enjoy the rest of your night looking extra fancy, don’t fret in the morning. Win-win-win.
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The Liberation of the HMS Dancefloor
Ok, so this one’s a clear contender for the most enticing concept at this year’s street parties. A 18m fishing vessel, decked out to resemble something from a steampunk fantasy, complete with chains, smoke and a decidedly DYI-pirate atmosphere, manned by a crew of friends with sights set on world class party vibes. Did we mention they’ll have people walking the plank? Or that there’ll be pirates? PIRATES?!
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The funny thing about dancing on your own is that, at a certain point, you realise that you’re not alone – the music links you to the world outside yourself, and ties you together with other dancers. Silent Disco is perhaps the best possible way to experience this little nugget of dance floor existentialism, as you’ll be equipped with headphones and a choice selection of DJs available on different channels. Trust us – dancing to your own beat has never been as fun as this.
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Dance music culture has always had a strong psychedelic tinge, with endless summers of love promising peace, unity and safe spaces to express yourself. With Psychill på Havnen, Beat:Us and HINGE EVENT brings the hippie vibes to this year’s Distortion, with a lineup that ranges from downbeat and dub to otherworldly soundscapes, blasted from a state- of-the-art sound system. Unwind people, unwind – feel the wind in your hair, and the sand between your toes.
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Meant as a chilled out meeting spot in the middle of the street parties, Foam Oasis is a space to unwind, to meet new people, and to hear the gospel of Foam, a brand new app-based social network for people wishing to discover, play and create together. The whole point is to look away from the screen – who knows who you’ll meet if you go exploring?
“I Remember House…” If you’re a house music head, you know that there’s nothing quite like that New York sound – funky, deep, and filled to the brim with true-school Nuyorican latin and afro vibes, spanning time and space through the prism of the Black Atlantic. These days, it’s a vibe that sadly all too rare in Copenhagen nightlife, but fret not – Lisa Kaye and Jack Rothe are here to save the day. Proper ballroom ans warehouse vibes all day long.
Refshaleøen, Sønder Hoved
We are back at Distortion! This year we will be hosting a stage at the “havnehygge” concept, on Refshaleøen. Free entrance, good vibes and a soon to be announced, killer line up! We will also be hosting the Techno Tunnel at Distortion Ø from 22:00 – 03:00.