Elton John to give open-air concert at Tivoli

Copenhagen amusement park Tivoli will have more than roller coasters on offer when pop icon Elton John and his band take the stage on July 6th.

There will be a hit parade of epic dimensions at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens this summer when the ‘Rocket Man’ himself, Elton John, gives an open-air concert at the historic amusement park.
The British singer – best known for hits like 'Candle in the Wind', 'Your Song' and 'I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues' – will perform at Tivoli on Monday, July 6th. 
“Elton John has sung his way into the hearts of generations of music fans [and] is a member of the absolute top of international pop icons,” Tivoli’s programme director Rune Erbs Ledet said in a press release. 
Over the course of his nearly five-decade career, Sir Elton has sold 250 million records and performed more than 3,500 concerts in 80 countries. His last Danish appearance was a sold-out show at Copenhagen’s Forum last year. 
Tickets for the Elton John concert go on sale Monday at 10am. They will set you back 480 kroner, but include full admission to Tivoli. Regular admission to Tivoli will get you into the amusement park where you might still be able to hear the show but not enter the closed-off concert area. 
Two days after the Elton John concert, Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga will take the same stage. Tickets for that concert are already on sale. 

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Copenhagen’s Tivoli cancels popular Christmas season as lockdown takes effect

Tivoli, a 175-year-old amusement park which is one of Copenhagen’s most famous tourist attractions, has cancelled its hugely-popular Christmas season due to new Covid-19 restrictions.

Copenhagen's Tivoli cancels popular Christmas season as lockdown takes effect
A quiet Tivoli on December 9th. Photo: Nils Meilvang/Ritzau Scanpix

The attraction, where many people normally go in December to enjoy its spectacular Christmas decorations and unique seasonal atmosphere, has chosen to close for the rest of the year as a result of the lockdown in Copenhagen, it said in a statement.

A partial lockdown in Copenhagen and other parts of Denmark, which was announced by the government on Monday and comes into effect today, is the reason for the decision, the statement said.

“Tivoli interprets the government’s and (health) authorities’ message as clearly and unambiguous: We must see each other and meet different people as little as possible until infections are under control, especially in municipalities with tighter restrictions”, the statement read.

Tivoli has been operating under a special booking system since November in a measure introduced to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread.

Although the lockdown does not require outside parks like Tivoli to completely close, all indoors areas would have had to be closed to the public, had the attraction remained open. 

Tivoli is now scheduled to open again for Easter on March 27th, 2021 and is planning an extended summer opening season.

Some of the park’s concert and theatre facilities are still planning to show musicals and other shows from the end of January. The partial lockdown is scheduled to expire on January 3rd.