There are a variety of festivals in Denmark for locals and tourists alike. For music lovers, the country hosts two of the largest annual festivals in Northern Europe. The NorthSide festival is a three day festival in Aarhus and features bands with styles as diverse as indie rock, electronica and hip hop. Even larger is the Roskilde festival, a five day festival taking place on the island of Zealand with over 150 bands. There are also several smaller Denmark music festivals with a narrower focus. The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is an annual event that consistently attracts some of the world's top jazz musicians. The Aalborg Metal festival is one of several heavy metal festivals featuring both local and international metal bands.
Denmark also has a series of festivals for those interested in something other than music. The Mad and Glaede food festival is a new but popular event that includes tastings and activities for children such as pizza making. Copenhagen Fashion Week is an internationally acclaimed event that focuses on the latest offerings in consumer fashion. Perhaps the most unique event in Copenhagen is the annual rabbit hopping competition. If some of these events come across as too specialized, don't worry. Denmark events are known to be welcoming affairs that appeal to everyone, not just industry insiders.