“Uncensored and underground”: these are keywords in the festival's promotion work. When it comes to street art, these two adjectives are pretty much unavoidable. Galore exhibits different forms of (urban) art just how it is, in its raw and honest form.
The festival itself has been growing rapidly since 2008, when it first came to be. Since then, the number of visitors has increased from 1,000 to 10,000.
Now it is a creative platform for more than 150 artists: from new talents to professional artists who can contribute to each others art and be inspired by each other. It is a showcase of different creative forces from drawings, paintings, and installations, to performances. Everything is allowed, anything can happen.
But Galore is not only an art festival, as it also has also two concert stages with music. The main stage is for booked artists, open from 18-24 every day. You can check out some artists who are playing on the Galore Website.
The second stage is the open stage, which means that everyone is welcome to showcase their music there. It’s located at the Underwerket, the same venue where afterparty takes place.
Everyone who is interested in playing music for the partygoers can take over the stage and play. The genres vary from “forest trance”, to hip hop, and hardcore punk. It’s all pretty diverse but underground at the same time, so you never know what to expect. Both stages are open until midnight and the party continues at the UnderWerket later on.
Galore Urban Art Festival takes place in Valby at the Toftegårds area, not exactly the central part of the city, but that is what makes it more interesting, as it is an important part of the cultural life in Valby. Pretty much everything can happen there, since it’s uncensored and promotes its “free-spirit” attitude.
The festival is non-profit and free of charge for everyone, so if you’re into urban arts, this is definitely worth checking out.