Our history

Late Summer Festival originated in 2014 and was held with great success at the Royal Court Theater in Copenhagen… With the vision of offering the people of West Jutland as well as the tourists a classical music experience at a high level, the organizers chose in 2016 that Hvide Sande should form the setting – with the goal of contributing to reducing inequality on the cultural front in Denmark.

The organizers behind the festival, Anette and Helge Slaatto, have fallen in love with Hvide Sande, the raw nature, and the way everything works in the area – therefore it is also a matter of course for them that the festival is held here.

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

The west coast of Jutland offers loads of opportunities and activities – this certainly also applies to the harbor town Hvide Sande, where especially Danish and German guests spend their holidays every year in the many holiday homes along the dune landscape in front of the North Sea. The offer for guests as well as locals ranges widely from water sports to fishing as well as culinary experiences. Late Summer Festival has since 2015 taken place in Hvide Sande, which is also home to the annual Hvide Sande Masterclass, which also has the vision to get classical music at the highest level to the outskirts of Denmark.

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