Copenhagen/Bremen, 8. September 2016. Radiohead, The Strokes, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Laurel and Hardy, Bjørn Borg and Winston Churchill are just a few examples of the many artists and personalities that have made K.B. Hallen an iconic venue throughout the years.
A fire destroyed the original K.B. Hallen, designed by Hans Hansen, in 2011. The new arena, designed by Christensen & Co., is expected to be completed in 2018. After completion, it will once again be the leading venue for cultural and sporting events in the Copenhagen area. Egmont group company Nordisk Film and CTS EVENTIM will be operating K.B. Hallen as a modern multi-purpose arena with room for concerts, fairs, sporting events, conferences, shows and cultural events. With a capacity of up to 4,900, the new K.B. Hallen will offer a very flexible setup.
”With its unique history and excellent location, K.B. Hallen is a strong brand and a venue with great potential. The new multi-purpose arena is perfect in size and will have state-of-the-art facilities, which can be used in many different ways.”, says EVENTIM Senior Vice President Rainer Appel. “The new K.B. Hallen will match promoters’ and bookers’ needs perfectly as there is a strong demand for a venue of this calibre in the Copenhagen area,” adds director in Nordisk Film, Asger Flygare Bech-Thomsen.
The new K.B. Hallen will also have excellent access to public transportation – the municipal plan for the area includes a direct footpath to K.B. Hallen from the neighbouring train station of the same name. The venue itself can be individually tailored to fit an event, and its modern design and construction will give the many guests a great experience.
The recently formed joint-venture between Nordisk Film and CTS EVENTIM will operate the venue. EVENTIM is the leading ticketing services provider and concert promoter in Europe, and already operates a number of iconic venues throughout Europe, e.g. Apollo in London, Waldbuehne in Berlin and Lanxess Arena in Cologne. The parties have signed a 10 year agreement with traditional sports club Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (K.B.) securing strong long term cooperation.
”For more than 70 years K.B. Hallen was a leading cultural, musical, sporting and even politi-cal venue in the Copenhagen area. With Nordisk Film we have a strong local partner and with EVENTIM we get unique international expertise. At the same time, K.B. will have an opportunity to use the venue as a sport training facility too” says Kjøbenhavn Boldklub’s chairman of the board, Niels-Christian Holmstrøm.
About Nordisk Film
Film production and cinema company Nordisk Film is part of Egmont, Denmark’s largest media com-pany. In a Joint Venture with EVENTIM, Nordisk Film also engages in ticketing activities in Denmark, Sweden and Norway through Venuepoint AS, a company with some 55 employees and its headquar-ter in Copenhagen.
About CTS EVENTIM
MDAX listed CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) is Europe’s market leader in the ticketing field with activities in 26 countries. More than 140 million tickets for more than 200,000 events are marketed annually via Eventim group systems. In addition to more than 20,000 stationary outlets in Europe, Eventim distributes tickets via online platforms and call centres. Among others, EVENTIM group operates the online portals eventim.de, oeticket.com, ticketcorner.ch, ticketone.it, lippu.fi and entradas.com.