Three Days In Copenhell

Live Nation Denmark promoter Jeppe Nissen appears to have taken his heavy metal fest Copenhell somewhere close to where he wants it, and has expanded the Copenhagen event into a three-dayer.

Photo: Courtesy Live Nation Denmark

Last year’s two-dayer did 10,000 per day but this year’s longer bash managed 14,000 per day.

The festival, which started in 2010 at Refshaleøen, a former industrial site in Copenhagen harbor, has always been a media favourite.

According to daily tabloid Ekstra Bladet, the first edition was “close to genius,” while Berlingske Tidende reckoned it was the event the country has been waiting for “since Lars Ulrich had a newspaper round in Hellerup,” the upmarket Copenhagen suburb where the Metallica drummer was born.

In 2012 it was found to be the best event in Copenhagen, according to a readers’ poll in Denmark’s Politiken newspaper.

The acts helping Nissen grow his Danish metal fest June 12-14 included Iron MaidenMegadethWithin TemptationTwisted Sister, and Bad Religion.