Denmark’s Largest Rock And Metal Festival

COPENHELL is an annual outdoor rock and metal festival held in Copenhagen, Denmark. During three days of June, the former B&W shipyard in the Scandinavian capitol transforms into a haven for metalheads from all over the world. From three stages, COPENHELL presents more than 40 of the most popular rock and metal acts every year. Despite its short lifetime the festival has grown to become of the most popular metal events in Northern Europe…


Copenhell is a full-blown city festival in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. From the city centre it is a mere 10-minute bike ride to the festival site – thus making COPENHELL the only European rock and metal festival to take place in the center of a major city. A great majority of the festival goers therefore spend the night at hostels and hotels close to the festival. Should you wish to camp close to the stages, you can book a stay at the COPENHELL camping site right next to the festival grounds.


COPENHELL is held annually at the old B&W shipyard at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen – a place where ships and powerful diesel engines were manufactured for centuries. The monumental concrete halls tell tales of the 8,000 men doing backbreaking hard work up until 1996 where the shipyard closed down. Today, there is a different type of metal in the works. It is still hot as hell, heavy and unstoppable as a supertanker in distress, and just like back then the site is now brought to life by flames, noise infernos and the passion of thousands of dedicated metalheads.

Below you can see the short film ‘Men & Metal’ – a tale about the old shipyard and about how COPENHELL took over the area: