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Aarhus 2017 Finale

Aarhus 2017 - European Capital of Culture has been an amazing event for Aarhus and the Central Denmark Region. It has been a year full of culture, sports, events, and life, and it has been so much fun. We are marking the end, the finale, with another big event to celebrate 2017 and all the great initiatives it has brought about. 

Join the big Aarhus 2017 finale and finish the culture year with a bang at the free party!

The title is passed on to somewhere else with a wide range of events in Hvide Sande and more than 75 free concerts in Aarhus City. Aarhus will be filled with free music all day – and night – long with more than 20 venues offering musical treats. 

From 17:00-17:30 the entire finale ceremony is live streamed from Hvide Sande on a big screen at Aarhus Harbor, on Mellemarmen behind Dokk1. Afterward, the activities continue with a unique look-back in sound and pictures. The show lasts 20 minutes and ends with two minutes fireworks. 

After the fireworks it is time to join the party in the city center at one of the many venues offering free concerts, such as Godsbanen, HeadQuarters, Radar, and Atlas. Both Danish and internationals bands take the stage, e.g. bands from the Rock The Region Legacy Show 2017, Blue Foundation, Belgian OATHBREAKER, and the transgender party band Royal Feet Factory, and many more. 

The Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden are bathed in light by the installation Plant a Light. On Bispetorv you can experience the winner of Rething The Hit, Jens Gustav, and young talents from the city. Aarhus Music School presents a family-friendly program on Officerspladsen, and BKI kaffe serves coffee.  

You can see the full program on the Aarhus 2017 website.


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