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Aarhus Festival Programme is Available

It is now possible to pick up an English version of the programme for 2017 at the International Centre.

2017.08.14 | Lene Bekker Lassen

Aarhus Festival 2017

Aarhus Festival 2017 - Bridging

Aarhus Festival 2017 (in Danish called Aarhus Festuge) will take place from Friday the 25 August to Sunday the 3 September 2017. Aarhus Festival’s theme for 2017 is 'Bridging'. The Festival’s director Rikke Øxner explains what is behind the idea:

"One of Aarhus Festival’s most important tasks is to establish new connections, and by building bridges we will be able to stage spaces and settings for the good meeting, burgeoning communities, new city life and novel experiences. Connectivity and correlation creates trust and overview for the Festival guest, the citizen and the city, which is something we will work on in both a small and large scale."

For the first time ever the festival’s theme is set for three years instead of just one, which opens up for lots of new possibilities. Aarhus Festival is an annual event, and it was first held in September 1965. Since then it has developed into both an international festival and a major local cultural event. During the 10 days of the festival the centre of Aarhus becomes a focal point of attention for both residents of Aarhus and other Danes and internationals.  

Free Festival Programme

From 14 August it is possible to pick up a free programme for the festival from the reception at the International Centre between 10:00-14:00 on all weekdays. As we only have a limited number of programmes they will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

Stay updated about festival events

The festival is a great cultural event with both local, national and international artists. The city of Aarhus will be full of life for 10 days and streets, alleys, clubs, stages, galleries and museums will all function as sites for various events. In other words, all aspects of art are represented.

To get an overview of the many events of the 2017 edition of Aarhus Festival these options are available:

  • A printed English programme with different events in English has been made and is, among other places, available at the International Centre (for free)

  • On the festival's website you can look through all events, and it is possible to sort the activities by e.g. dates and genre
  • Using your smart phone you can also dowload the Festival app (for both Android and iPhone, in Danish)

  • Furthermore, it is possible to buy the full program for 2017 at the city centre and to follow the Festival on Facebook (both in Danish)

To get an idea of the concept of Aarhus Festival you can click here to watch a video presentation about one of the previous years.

Staff, PhD students, UIC
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Revised 19.09.2017