Designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen in 1956, Vega is a piece of Danish history. The building was originally called the “People’s house” because that what was it was: a place for everybody to meet, to celebrate life and the community. Simple outside, modernist, beautifully decorated and awe-inspiring inside.

Its success as “people’s house” declined in the 80’s and this architectural gem risked becoming just another boring supermarket. Instead, in 1996, thanks to the courage and vision of Bjørn Nørgaard, it reopened its doors with the new name of Vega - house of music, culture and young people.

Ever since VEGA has been the go-to venue for music lovers. It’s the place where you see legends for the first time. Coldplay, Placebo, Moby, you name it. Check the program here.

VEGA recently celebrated its 20th birthday and we didn’t turn up empty-handed. By means of a birthday gift, the Tuborg Foundation pitched in for a new sound system, pleasuring eardrums for the years to come.

Johan Olsen, musician, lead singer of Magtens Korridorer and member of the Tuborg Foundation Board held a speech at the VEGA anniversary. We have translated it for you from the Tuborg Foundation website to give you the sense of what this place represents for the artists and the audience alike and why it is important for us to support it. Don't forget to check it out when you are in Copenhagen!