Our history

Late Summer Festival started back in 2014, where it was held with great success at the Royal Court Theater in Copenhagen … With the vision of offering the residents on the Danish West Coast, as well as the tourists, a high-level classical music experience, the organizers chose Hvide Sande to be the new home for the festival – with the goal to reduce inequality on the cultural front in Denmark.
The organizers behind the festival, Anette and Helge Slaatto, have fallen in love with Hvide Sande, the nature and the way everything works in the area – which makes it very clear that festival has come to stay here.

Are there limits where in Denmark that classical music can be experienced?
We have taken the fight against prejudice and traditions, and invite to a number of unique concerts between the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord.

The Danish West Coast has plenty of opportunities and offers – this also applies to the small town Hvide Sande, where especially Danish and German guests spend their holidays every year, in the many holiday houses in the dune landscape. The offers for guests as well as locals ranges widely from water sports to fishing as well as culinary experiences. For the past 4 years, Late Summer Festival has taken place in Hvide Sande, which is also home to the annual recurring Hvide Sande Masterclass, who has the same vision of getting classical music at the highest level to the outskirts of Denmark!

New for Late Summer Festival is, that this year’s program contains something very special, where the festival takes the West Coast energy back to the capital:
On August 23th from 18:00 to 22:00 a large extra concert evening will be held in Koncertkirken at Blågårdsplats in Copenhagen.