Many associate Herning with big concerts, but the city has many stages that set the scene for all kinds of different genres and artists. From classical solo concerts with soul and intensity to the more catchy, sing-along vibe of both up-and-coming and established bands. Then, of course, there are the breath-taking mega shows from the world’s largest music artists, complete with impressive light effects, stage dancers and fog cannons to match even the greatest shows.
Plenty of room for niches
“In the course of one week in Herning, you can experience jazz, folk, pop, electronica and nearly anything else the heart might desire,” Henrik Øster-Jørgensen says. “And it is not just modern music; the selection of choir music and top classical music on offer is also pretty impressive. Performances from The Herning Church Boys’ Choir, MidtVest Girls’ Choir and Ensemble MidtVest mean there is something for every taste.”
Among the smaller stages is “Ungdomshuset Kontrast” which hosts concerts for smaller audiences. The largest stage is Jyske Bank Boxen, where 15,000 people can sing along to the same song. And every now and then, there are concerts at places like Scene7, Fermaten and MCH Herning Kongrescenter, which can host crowds from 150 people to a couple of thousand.
“When it comes to the modern part, then Herning’s venues can do it all. A good example is Lukas Graham, who gave their first concert in Herning at “Fermaten”. Their next concert was at the congress centre and when they come back again, they will perform in Jyske Bank Boxen”, Henrik Øster-Jørgensen says and he continues: “Or how about Volbeat? At first, they played for a dozen people at what was then called “Imperiet”, then later on they moved up to a packed room in “Huset No7”, and more recently they were at “Boxen”. Herning has room for the very newest talents, and there is stage capacity enough to follow them all the way to megastar status.”