Distortion in Vesterbro. Photo: Simon Læssøe/Scanpix
Copenhagen’s wild four-day party known as Distortion moved to Vesterbro on Thursday after a successful opening day in Nørrebro.
The two hipster haven districts get the first two days of Distortion before it moves on to Refshaleøen, or ‘Distortion Island’, for its final two days.
Before the island party however, Distortion will join up with the powers that be in Christiansborg for a ‘people’s party’ celebrating Denmark’s Constitution Day and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The bash at Christiansborg is scheduled to include a ‘pool party’ in the canal and a speech from the nation’s first female prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Distortion has been converting the Danish capital into one giant party every year since 1998. In addition to its street parties, which organizers like to call “orchestrated chaos” there are also a long line of events in area clubs, museums and theatres. Photos from Distortion’s first night in Nørrebro can be seen here, photo highlights from day two in Vesterbro here and much more about the festival here.
Click through on the photo below for the gallery of Thursday night's action.