Blessed by (largely) wonderful weather and featuring some of the most in-demand artists on the planet, the festival season of 2018 has already gone down as a classic. But while the main stages might have grabbed the headlines, festival-goers in the know realised the place to be this summer was in The Danish Quarter, which brought a taste of Copenhagen to Latitude, RiZE and Reading Festival.
With spacious seating areas, plenty of phone charging points, free WiFi and a stylish bar to keep the Carlsberg flowing, the Danish Quarter was the perfect place to meet friends, soak up some hygge vibes and relax. Lucky Latitude-goers even had the chance to channel their inner Dane and unleash their creative side with our free Danish Quarter craft workshops. Revellers could choose to bake their very own bread in a fascinating session led by Danish bakers The Bread Station or create a beautiful memento of the weekend in our bracelet weaving workshop run by textile artist Mary Maddocks. Many found talents they didn’t even know they had...
Festival goers were spoilt for choice when it came to music too. As well as enjoying sets from the likes of Solange, Liam Gallagher, Kendrick Lamar and Fall Out Boy at the three festivals, The Danish Quarter was the best place to spot future headliners in the making. Our very own Danish Quarter stage hosted exclusive acoustic sets from our favourite up and coming artists, so music lovers could enjoy a cold Carlsberg while getting up close and personal with some of the greatest new talent around.
Rapturously received sets at Latitude came from folk-Americana quartet The Wandering Hearts, sublime synth-pop diva Ariana and The Rose and rousing folk duo Up Down Go Machine. Over at RiZE, festival-goers in The Danish Quarter were treated to melodic R&B and cutting-edge electronica from Sinead Harnett as well as charismatic soul from Shropshire-born singer-songwriter Sam Johnson.
Finally closing an incredible summer of live music at Reading Festival, Danish Quarter performances came courtesy of compelling indie-folk singer-songwriter Annabel Allum, iconic dance music legends Crazy P and hotly-tipped alt-R&B sensation ABISHA, making her much-anticipated Reading Festival debut.
At every site, the party then kept going all day and long into the night in the Danish Quarter with our handpicked selection of killer DJs playing the very best tunes. There was nowhere better at Latitude, RiZE and Reading to chill out, dance and catch up over a cold Carlsberg.
We’re already counting the minutes until next year...