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Music in Esbjerg

Whether you enjoy pop, rock, jazz, or classical music, you can find amazing live performances at Esbjerg’s many music venues.

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We have made it easy for you to find great music experiences in Esbjerg. Check out the guide below and get inspired.

In addition to the city’s music venues, Esbjerg’s bars and nightclubs often present unplugged concerts with both burgeoning talents and well-known artists.

Throughout the year, many festivals and music events also take place in Esbjerg, including the national festival tour Grøn Koncert in July, which usually has a stop in Esbjerg. During the summer, you can also listen to music at the park Byparken every Wednesday night for free. Ribe is home to a popular jazz festival, and every summer, the island of Fanø hosts a smaller and intimate rock festival.


Music venues in Esbjerg

Music should be experienced live!

Artists often come to play at the two major music and theatre venues, Musikhuset and Tobakken, located in the heart of Esbjerg. There are many smaller venues as well, providing upcoming bands with a platform and the opportunity to spread their music.

At Musikhuset Esbjerg, you can experience operas, operettas, concerts, and theatre plays with Danish and international performing artists.

Visit Musikhuset Esbjerg’s website

Whether you enjoy rock, pop, jazz, blues, or electronic music, there is always a concert for you at Tobakken. Here, you can watch big names perform or be among the first to experience upcoming groups. Tobakken is, indeed, known for its ability to scout for great new names and for giving them a chance to get their music across on the stage. The venue is located in an old tobacco factory with a unique atmosphere.

Visit Tobakken’s website

Recommend to students on a tight budget by Studiebyen Esbjerg, Huset Esbjerg offers you great entertainment for less. Huset Esbjerg organises concerts with new and upcoming bands for free or a small entrance fee. Keep an eye on their website for updates and new events. Huset Esbjerg is also home to an art cinema, where you can watch indie and quirkier, more artistic films than the usual Hollywood blockbusters.

Visit HUSET’s website

Syddansk Musikkonservatorium (SDMK) is located in a former power station in the street of Kirkegade, where the historic buildings annually house about 130 events within classical, rhythmic, folk, electronic, and church music in addition to speeches, guided tours, and other cultural activities.

Rhythmic concerts are mostly held in the Academy’s cosy Café Ørsted, while classical concerts often take place in the former turbine hall, which is now converted into one of Denmark’s most beautiful concert halls. The hall is recognised among the best in Europe for chamber music due to its unique acoustics.

Visit SDMK’s website

Keep an eye out on what is happening on the music scene in Esbjerg. Concerts and music events with talented artists are announced regularly.

Every Wednesday evening during the summer, you can experience music in Byparken (the City Park). It is a free event, perfect for those who love live music.

Keep an eye on the music scene in Esbjerg!

During Esbjerg Festuge (Esbjerg Festival Week), you can experience concerts, theatre, and art, every day during the entire week.

Music festivals in Esbjerg and vicinity

As a part of the popular Esbjerg Festuge (Esbjerg Festival Week), the festival “Made in Esbjerg” takes place at Tobakken and features bands with roots in Esbjerg. It is always a great experience to experience Esbjerg’s local artists. Check out the program on the website.

Visit Made in Esbjerg’s website

Esbjerg Festuge (Esbjerg Festival Week) takes place every year in August. The festival consists of one week filled with music, theatre, art, and entertainment across the entire city. Keep an eye on their website for the programme announcement and more information.

Visit Esbjerg festuge’s website

Jazz is the essence of tradition and innovation, and the town Ribe, where old meets new, is the perfect setting for the yearly jazz festival.

Ribe Jazzfestival is a cornucopia of music, ranging from traditional jazz, and swing, to more modern types of jazz, performed by young as well as highly experienced local, national, and international musicians.

Visit Ribe Jazz Festival’s website

In the historical setting of Ribe, you can experience the classical music festival Rued Langgaard Festival. The Festival is a tribute to one of Denmark’s greatest composers of all time, Rued Langgaard.

Visit Rued Langgaard Festival’s website

Intimate music festival on the small island Fanø. A festival with a focus on the love for music, food, and people.

Visit Fanø Vesterland’s website