Practical info

If you have questions about the upcoming KU Festival, you can find the answers here.

... And if you have a question that you can't find the answer to here, then write an e-mail to, and then we will get back to you.

  • Where and when?

The next KU Festival takes place on Friday the 9th of June, 2023 from 14:00 to 02:00.
The festival will take place on Nørre Campus, where you can enter from Universitetsparken, Nørre Allé and Tagensvej. The entire Universitetsparken will be closed off and turned into bike parking, so you are welcome to park your bike here while attending at the festival.
You can find a map over the area here.

  • Who can participate?

The festival is for UCPH’s entire community: Academic staff (VIP), technical and administrative staff (TAP) and students.
Remember your UCPH-ID - that’s your entrance pass.

It is not allowed to bring along guests, family etc, who aren’t related to UCPH. But if your institute has visiting researchers, collaborators etc, who don’t have a UCPH-ID, then send an email to as soon as possible, and no later than Thursday, June 8th, 2023.

  • How is the accessibility of the festival site?

There will be easy access for those with impaired mobility, wheelchair users etc.
We will also make sure that there are appropriate restrooms and access to the audience areas of the stages.
Feel free to contact us at, if you have special needs. We will do our best to accommodate this.

  • What am I allowed to bring along?

You’re welcome to bring your backpack, blankets, your (plastic) water bottle and other items that can make your festival experience the best as possible without being a nuisance to the other guests.

We’re making sure that there’s plenty of seating available, but you are welcome to use the lawn areas too.
You’re not allowed to bring in your own beverages, camping chairs, tents etc.

  • Is everything outdoors?

Yes. The KU Festival is an outdoor festival, so remember to bring warm clothes if you need it. Or at least a sweater and jacket.
Totem stage is a huge tent, but large part of the event is held outside without covering.
If it looks like it might rain, we recommend bringing a waterproof jacket and sensible footwear.
If it looks like sun, remember sunscreen!

  • How about food?

There will be food vendors at the festival, and we’re striving to have something for everyone.
Whether you’re in the mood for a big juicy burger or a vegan dish, there’ll be something available for you - and the prices will be student-friendly.

We’ll have 6 different bars at the festival site, where you can buy beer, sodas, ciders and much more.
The bars are manned by volunteers, and the profit will go to the music bookings for the festival.

  • How about the empty plastic cups?

If you want to be nice to the environment as well - AND get a free beer for your efforts, then read the next bit carefully:

Once again we focus on minimizing plastic waste and encourage you all to hand in your used plastic cups in our refund-booth by the food court. All you need to do is to gather 25 cups and then hand them in for the refund - then we give you a free beer in return.

...And please remember to use the trash bags around the festival site - that way we can keep the place nice and clean.


  • A few words about safety

There will be medics present at the festival site all afternoon, evening and night. Their specific location will be noted on the map of the festival site, and it will be clearly marked by signs on the day as well.  

The entire festival site will be surrounded by a fence, and there will be three entrances/exits.
There will be access control at every entrance, so remember your UCPH ID-card.

Remember that there will be a lot of people present at the festival, so take good care of your possessions. Leave your jewelry, computer and other valuables at home and take good care of yourself and your fellow students and colleagues during the festival.

  • A little bit about our alcohol and drug policy

There will be plenty of opportunities to buy cheap beer, sodas and drinks during the festival, and therefore it’s not permitted to bring your own beverages apart from a water bottle.
If you are in possession of or under the influence of drugs and illegal substances you will be asked to leave the event and festival site immediately.

  • How can I join as a volunteer?

Without volunteers - there is no KU Festival.
Normally there are 300-400 volunteers from all faculties and the university’s central administration. They take care of bartending, safety and access, stage setup and other exciting and important tasks during the festival. A volunteer shift is approx. 4 hours and you receive food and drink vouchers + a t-shirt on the day.

If you have any questions, feel free to mail

Find more info about volunteering and sign up here

  • How can I contact the festival organizers?

If you have a great idea for an event or activity at the festival, send us an email at

  • I’ve lost something

We gather all the found items and will bring them to Studenterhuset over the weekend of the festival. Fill out the form at with a description of the lost items, then we will do our best to reunite everything with their owners on the Monday following the event.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to “just drop by” to check whether we’ve found your lost things after the festival. In 2022 we found almost 100 lost items; for instance phones, wallets and keys. To ensure that everything is returned to the rightful owner, we are going to keep an organised registration system. That gives you the safety of knowing, that if we find your things, you will also be the one getting them back again.