The Spring Festival is the biggest event at University of Copenhagen. Taking place Friday the 8th of May 2015 at Universitetsparken 5, 2100 KBH Ø, more than 15.000 students and employees of UCPH will geek out, compete and party together. Click on the program below for a closer look at the lineup! Or check out the facebook event!
2015 sees the 25 year anniversary on one of the true legendary bands on the Danish music scene – Love Shop. Two of the band’s three founding members Hilmer Hassing and Henrik Hall are with us no longer but singer/composer Jens Unmack is still going strong – with a new team of great guys - making melancholic evergreens for youngsters of all ages.
This concert is going to be something very special and the perfect way to turn day into night on the spring festival. Could this even be the night where spring turns into summer?
Totem, 17.30 – 18.30
Their take on on hiphop/urban is innovative and catchy, creating a new language that captures the youth culture of the moment like no one else out here.This show is quite exclusive and something that has only been done on the Stein Bagger Tour that they recently finish with two shows in Store Vega that sold out in no time. WE.CAN’T.WAIT!
Totem, 22.15 – 23.15
In 2014 Stine Bramsen released her debut-solo single Prototypical and the song immediately went # 1 on the Danish airplay chart. Stine Bramsen is probably best known as the lead singer of Alphabeat but has now decided to do things on her own which has already earned her international recognition.
We can’t wait to have Stine kick off the music program of this year’s Spring Festival with her refreshing take on modern pop and soul.
Totem, 15.15 – 16.15
From the debut Ten Makes A Face via the mass appeal breakthrough of Konkylie to their latest and most electronic album Infinity Pool, When Saints Go Machine have won the prices of the music industry, the hearts of music lovers and a reputation as one of the finest art-pop outfits out there.
Their combination of chaos and beauty is unique and we’re happy to be hosting one of the very few concerts the band will play this year.
Totem, 19.45 – 20.45
In a thunderstorm of face lashing beats, grooving bass and euphoric soundscapes, Bottled in England display their unique take on modern electronic music. The show is performed using live instruments and is delivered with an eminent organic elegance by a brutally reckless drummer and a dramatic theatrical bass player, who combine cinematic greatness with a unique form of minimalistic German techno-equilibrium; creating an explosive cocktail.
For this show at the UCPH Spring Festival Bottled in England will have back-up from rapper MANKY, lovely and very talented LYDMOR and three horns in an exclusive set-up not unlike the one they performed with at the Roskilde Festival 2014. The show will also be spoiled with a visit from one of the toughest ladies around – LUCY LOVE!
Totem, 00.15 – 01.15
Totem, 17.15 – 17.30
Studenterhuset and Studenterrådet would like to honour the work of the people who makes the University run, by presenting a TAP award for the very first time.
The award is an appreciation of the person, or persons, who are making student life at UCPH better and more enjoyable. More information here!
Totem, 17.15 – 17.30
Vinnie Who paved his way to the big stages and massive radio airplay with catchy and funky art-disco on his first two albums “Then I met You” and “Midnight Special”. The 2015 edition of Vinnie Who is quite a different one. “Seven” has already hit the top of the indie-charts with its laid-back sunny chill-feel and it’s a promising forerunner for his new album coming out this spring.
We’re more than happy to welcome Vinnie Who and his band to the Frekvens stage where he will bless the early night of the UCPH Spring Festival with sweet psychedelic pop tunes.
Frekvens, 18.45 – 19.45
Creativity is a term on everyone's lips these days! Creativity Clash is a unique event - specifically formulated for the Spring Festival 2015 - which focuses on vital general human capacity in a mixture of dissemination of knowledge and performance that bridges the gap between the perspectives on the creative proces from the world of both research and the art.
Musicians, psychologists, researchers of creativity and improvisation pianists invite the entire University for a look "under the hood" of creativity while it unfolds!NOTE: The show will be in Danish
Frekvens, 13.30 – 15.00
Lucy Love is the sound of Copenhagen. She is indeed an artist and Lucy Love is her art project. Her latest album, Desperate Days, is a lesson on how to turn desperation and despair into creativity and musical energy.
Lucy Love is no newcomer to the Copenhagen electronic/grime/rap/whatever scene and she knows her game like few others. Her beats are aggressive and her rap is in your face but her words are up close and personal.
Do yourself a favor and head for the Frekvens stage as Lucy will kick off five hours of intense partying.
Frekvens, 20.45 – 21.15
Frekvens, 16.00 – 17.30
Emil Stabil and his crew Lil Label is a group of rappers hailing from Aarhus. In the spring of 2014 they uploaded a track called “Er Det En Fugl” to Soundcloud.
The real catchy hook line and hypnotic beat, spread really fast and was the biggest hit of the camps at Roskilde Festival and Smukfest. Danish P3 also picked up the track and especially the program Lågsus supported Emil Stabil.
Emil Stabil is the final act of this year’s festival and we’re convinced he’ll close it down with style and a party that people will remember for a very long time.
Frekvens, 01.00 – 01.30
DJ E.D.D.E.H. has been has been a champ of Copenhagen dance floors for years. He’s always busy picking up new tracks and styles and working with new people including Suspekt, Tue Track and many many more.
For this special Spring Festival party DJ E.D.D.E.H. will bring along some of his friends, including DJ Shaq and Joakim Skovbjerg. That’s all we know. Prepare for the unexpected.
Frekvens, 00.15 – 01.45
Meaning “The light vendor” in a Bengali and Hindi melange, is a live electronic music band employing a host of global influences on their sonic palette.
Featuring Chicago-born rapper Shivani Ahlowalia and tropical bass pioneers Copia Doble Systema, the live show swanks energetically-charged vocals delivered by Shivani; hefty percussion from boy wonder Julius Sylvest; bombastic uproar from the original tropical Viking, Copyflex and hypnotically magniloquent live visuals from VJ Mad Es.
Frekvens, 23.15 – 23.45
Anders Dixen has many names and outfits: Av Av Av, Unkwon, Dokkedal/Dixen and Dixone. He’s one of Copenhagen’s busiest DJ and there’s basically one reason for that: he is one of the best.
Dixen will be resident DJ on the Frekvens stage for the late night tour de force from 20:45 till 01:45.
Frekvens, 20.45 – 01.45
Grey Filastine is an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, but most often nomadic.
He composes a dense transnational bass music that collides the low frequency pressure of dubstep with high-level beat science, acoustic strings and voices. His work is described as “the prototype of globalized urban sound” -Prefix Mag.
Live Filastine is expanded to a duo or trio, joined onstage by Indonesian vocalist Nova or one of the collaborating cellists from the album.
Frekvens, 21.45 – 22.30
Danish balkan/klezmer/folk band Sherzandum broke the scene in 2014 with numerous concerts all over the country, and a Danish Music Award for best new folk act.
Their concerts have a tendency of taking place among the audience as much as on stage. Expect manic riffs, high tempo, chain dance, jumping around, dissonant scales but also a huge respect for the folk music traditions.
Bjørnholm, 21.00 – 22.00
University of Copenhagen Alumni Christian Hjelm is among the finest of his generation when it comes to intertwining the Danish language with catchy and intelligent pop songs.
Some of you will probably know him as front man of one of the coolest Danish indie bands of the 00’s, The Figurines, but some of you will surely know him as Christian Hjelm – one of the best Danish show men and song writers of the 10’s.
Bjørnholm, 16.30 – 17.15
Renowned record hounds, LP compilers and international DJs, Doug Shipton & Booty Carrell are specialists in uncovering a vast and diverse range of music taking Anatolian rock, Persian funk, proto-feminist Czech cinema soundtracks, German library music and Pakistani electronic pop.
Their lives are pretty much dedicated to a form of vinyl archaeology that not only digs for mega rare records but for a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
Bjørnholm, 23.00 – 01.45
Hard-hitting folk music spiced up with sounds from heavy metal to drum’n’bass! Trio Svin delivers a roundhouse kick right in the groins to its listeners with their determined and unyielding sound. The 3 musicians collide in a inferno of heavy grooves, lethal speed and hot licks.
Trio Svin is one of the best things to happen for Nordic folk music nowadays and we can’t wait to have them give the Bjørnholm tent a serious shake.
Bjørnholm, 18.30 – 19.30
Experience the greatest common choir arrangement in the University of Copenhagen's history! As many as four choirs are gathered for this marvelous event. They first appear separately on the Bjørnholm stage and eventually ends gathered in front of the big Totem stage with up to 150 participants. Be there, and be "Happy"!
Bjørnholm, 13.30 – 14.30 + Totem, 14.45
Idrætspladsen, 13.00 – 14.00 & 15.15 –...
The Festival Area, 18.00 – 19.00
We know how it all ended for Jesus, but how did it all begin? Three top scientists, Troels Petersen, Eske Willerslev og Tais Wittchen, will on UCPH Spring Festival with their own professionalism attempt to elucidate the Genesis Narrative, enlighten us all and shed some light on the mystery of the beginning of the world!
Auditorium 1, 15.45 – 16.45
You have the opportunity to bring science on stage! In Copenhagen Science Slam you can give a presentation for 8 minutes at most and test its audience appeal. The most entertaining, captivating and exciting presentations win tickets to Roskilde Festival! The subject does not need to be a new scientific breakthrough - the main thing is that YOU find it interesting and can communicate with a commitment that captivates! Write an e-mail to: email@example.com with your name and 3 lines of your science project before April 28th for participation. All suggestions are welcome!
Auditorium 1, 17.00 – 18.00
The preliminary playoff tournaments will take place at the different faculties, with the winning teams proceeding to the grand finale. The final is taking place as a part of the UCPH Spring Festival on the 8th of May.
We guarantee fun for both participants and spectators, and the final champions will not only win the bragging rights of being the the best foosball players at the biggest university in Denmark, but will also win partout tickets to this years’ Roskilde Festival!
The preliminary tournaments will take place at:
Cafe Helga at the 17th of april 15:00
Studenterhuset the 23rd of april at 17:30
CSS Campusdagen at the 24th of april 16:00
A-Vej at the 30th of april 15:00
HCØ Building, 13.45 – 16.45
The University Radio will once again be hosting the Festival Radio, and we at the Spring Festival are absolutely thrilled about it.
The Festival Radio are airing in the afternoon, and will be filled with field rapports, entertainment and music. Musicians, students and other fancy guest will pop in the stand, located indoors in the HCØ building.Stay tuned!
HCØ Building, 14.00 – 18.00
Go creative and innovative with UCPH Innovation HUB This year the UCPH Innovation HUB (link: http://ie.ku.dk/english/for-students/ucphinnovationhub/) is joining the Spring Festival with a pile of innovation games and competitions for those who wish to explore their creative capacities and win prizes.
Stop by the indoor stand at HCØ building for exiting challenges such as CONFUSION TOLERANCE and RAPID PROTOTYPING. Develop 100 ideas or create prototypes within a limited time period and battle with others aiming for innovation, novelty and wining those beer vouchers to spend in the bar later. You’ll also have a chance to chat with some of UCPH’s student entrepreneurs from the HUB in between competitions.
HCØ Building, 14.00 – 17.00
The Spring Festival is the biggest, collective event for the entire UCPH. The idea for the festival emerged from Studenterhuset and the Student Council at UCPH, who with the UPCH also arranges the entire Festival. Much of the planning and practical work is carried out by volunteers, and you are more than welcome to join! The whole event is non-profit, and any possible surplus is transferred to next year’s Festival.
The Spring Festival is for all for UCPH employees and students. It is not possible to bring guests not connected the University. On the other hand is the access totally free: Just remember to bring your student ID-card, because we will check it at the entrance.