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Copenhagen looks forward to summer

Copenhagen looks forward to summer
5 Feb 2014

Although there's still a few months of chilly weather to go, Copenhagen has already started looking to the summer.

And it's no wonder, with the Danish capital set to host a number of big name events and festivals. 

Here's a taster of what the historic port city has to offer between May and August:

Eurovision Song Contest

Fans of cheesy continental music will be descending on Copenhagen between 6 and 10 May for the annual music contest, which usually sees Britain finishing somewhere near the bottom. 

However, the reason Denmark is hosting the event this year is because Emmelie de Forest won it for her country in 2013, following on from Swedish neighbour Loreen's triumph in 2012. Will another Nordic nation take first place again in 2014 or can the UK's entrant end our run of 16 years without a Eurovision win? Book flights to Copenhagen to find out. 

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 

More serious musical entertainment is taking place in July, with the city's streets, squares, jazz clubs and concert halls set to come alive with the sounds of jazz between the 4th and 13th. 

The nearby Roskilde Festival, running from 28 June to 6 July, is another of Denmark's premier music extravaganzas, and will this year be headlined by Sheffield's own Arctic Monkeys. 

Copenhagen Beer Festival

The Danes are very fond of an ale or three, so why not join them in raising a glass at the Copenhagen Beer Festival, from 22 to 24 May? 

With 700 Danish beers on offer from 70 different producers, you'll be hard-pressed to try them all, although the locals will certainly give it a crack. 

Copenhagen Cooking

This drinking marathon is followed at the end of August by Copenhagen Cooking, whose 150 events over ten days make it one of northern Europe's biggest food festivals. Expect plenty of New Nordic Cuisine, as made famous by local eatery Noma, three-times winner of the World's Best Restaurant award.ADNFCR-408-ID-801690319-ADNFCR

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