Jump on the party train and join us for one of Strøm’s wildest excursions as we pack a subway carriage with speakers, samplers and synthesizers – and four Danish-based electronic acts playing their new compositions live for the first time while the train swooshes through the metro system. All you need is a ticket to the metro and a taste for underground adventures.

This year’s line-up is Atikka, oqbqbo, Grammar of Movement and Lyra Valenza.

Jump on the rave train:
18.30-19.00: oqbqbo (Vanløse-Vestamager)
19.00-19:30: Grammar of Movement (Vestamager-Vanløse)
19.30-20.00: Atikka (Vanløse-Lufthavnen)
20.00-20.30: Lyra Valenza (Lufthavnen-Vanløse)

All the artists have composed new electronic music pieces specifically for this year’s Trans Metro Express, matching the movements, moods and surroundings of the metro lines between Vanløse-Vestamager and Vanløse-Copenhagen Airport – from busy cityscapes and dark tunnels to suburban gardens and stretches of nature.

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The train ride will start in Vanløse and travel on the M1 (to Vestamager) and M2 (to Copenhagen Airport) and then back again, stopping at all stations – for two hours of festive and fully packed metropolitan music mayhem. Anyone with a metro ticket can jump aboard the train at any point during the journey as long as capacity allows it.

The musical journey

Prepare yourselves for a wide-ranging musical journey, because this year’s lineup will take you all the way from the pounding, extra-terrestrial trance of the Attika duo and the playful breakbeats and genre-jumping experiments of Lyra Valenza to the pacy and trippy electro sounds of Danish-Iranian Grammar of Movement and the dreamy and wonderfully melancholic soundscapes of Copenhagen-based Russian composer oqbqbo. Buckle up.


Pre-party and afterparty

For the first time ever, Strøm will host a party both before and after the train ride, conveniently close to Vanløse metro station.

Warm up for your musical metro journey on the outdoor terrace at ALICE at Stairway (the music starts at 16.00) and dance on afterwards at the same venue (the party goes on until 22.30 on the outdoor terrace and continues indoors until 04.00). Go here [Strøm Festival 2023: Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice] for lineup and info (and tickets for the indoor party). 

About Trans Metro Express and Strøm Festival

Since 2006, the Strøm Festival has taken the electronic music genres of the underground dancefloors and placed it in urban spaces available to everyone, from parks and swimming pools to churches and moving metro trains.

Trans Metro Express is one of the Strøm festival’s oldest and most popular traditions, attracting a crowd of about 700 party-ready passengers every year since 2008 – and surprising a large amount of tourists and travelers on the platforms of the metro stations as the packed and pumping train moves along its regular route.

Amongst the many musicians composing new music for the subway journey through the years are Thomas Knak, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Kasper Marott, Kenton Slash Demon, August Rosenbaum, Anastasia Kristensen, Fuzzy, Bjørn Svin, Astrid Sonne, Mbizo, Matriark, Deb Foam, Code Walk, Sofus Forsberg, Peckerhead, Solid Blake, Balvig, Mikkel Metal og JSL.

Trans Metro Express is held in collaboration with Metroselskabet as part of the Strøm Festival 2023, taking place from August 31st to September 3rd 2023 all over Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Check out the full festival program here, where we will update continuously.

Foto: Malthe Ivarsson, Trans Metro Express 2017.


Årets festligste metrotur er tilbage: Trans Metro Express 2023

Hop på festtoget og vær med til en af Strøm Festivalens vildeste lydrejser gennem byen, når den fire dage lange elektroniske musikfestival fylder en metrovogn med højtalere, samplere og synthesizere – og fire københavnerbaserede elektroniske musikere, der spiller deres nye kompositioner live for første gang, mens toget suser gennem metrosystemet.

Alt, publikum behøver, er en metrobillet og en lyst til eventyr i undergrunden. Metrotoget kører fredag den 1. september kl. 18.30-20.30, på festivalens dag to.

Årets musikalske line-up består af Atikka, oqbqbo, Grammar of Movement og Lyra Valenza.


Alle kunstnerne har komponeret nye elektroniske musikstykker specielt til årets Trans Metro Express, der matcher bevægelserne, stemningerne og omgivelserne på metrolinjerne mellem Vanløse-Vestamager og Vanløse-Københavns Lufthavn – fra travle bylandskaber og mørke tunneller til forstadshaver og naturområder.


Togturen starter i Vanløse og kører på M1 (til Vestamager) og M2 (til Københavns Lufthavn) og tilbage igen, med stop ved alle stationer – i to timer fyldt med fest, kram og unikke musikalske oplevelser i det tætakkede og varme metrotog. Alle med en metrobillet kan stige ombord på toget på ethvert tidspunkt under rejsen, så længe kapaciteten tillader det.


Den musikalske rejse

Publikum i metrotoget kan forberede sig på en vidtrækkende musikalsk rejse: Årets line-up tager passagererne hele vejen fra Attika-duoens pulserende psytrance og Lyra Valenzas genrehoppende eksperimenter og legende breakbeats til tempofyldt og trippy electro fra dansk-iranske Grammar of Movement og højtsvævende, vidunderligt melankolske lydlandskaber fra den russiske, københavnerbaserede komponist oqbqbo.


For første gang nogensinde: Før-fest og efterfest

For første gang nogensinde afholder Strøm en fest både før og efter togturen, bekvemt tæt på Vanløse metrostation.

Publikum og passagerer kan varme op til den musikalske metrotur på den udendørs terrasse hos ALICE på Stairway (musikken starter kl. 16.00), og danse videre samme sted bagefter (festen fortsætter indtil kl. 22.30 på den udendørs terrasse og indendørs indtil kl. 04.00). Læs mere om lineup og billetter til dén fest lige her på siden onsdag den 19. juli.


Om Trans Metro Express og Strøm Festival

Siden 2006 har Strøm Festivalen taget de elektroniske musikgenrer fra undergrundens dansegulve og placeret dem i byrummet tilgængeligt for alle, fra koncerter og fester i parker og svømmebassiner til kirker og kørende metrotog.

Trans Metro Express er en af Strøm Festivalens ældste og mest populære traditioner og har tiltrukket omkring 700 festklare passagerer hvert år siden 2008 – og overrasker og underholder samtidig et stort antal turister og rejsende på metrostationernes perroner, når det tætproppede og beat-pulserende tog suser afsted langs sin sædvanlige rute.


Blandt de mange musikere, der har komponeret ny musik til Trans Metro Express gennem årene, er Thomas Knak, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Kasper Marrott, Anastasia Kristensen, Fuzzy, Bjørn Svin, Astrid Sonne, Mbizo, Matriark, Kenton Slash Demon, August Rosenbaum, Deb Foam, Code Walk, Sofus Forsberg, Peckerhead, Solid Blake, Balvig, Mikkel Metal og JSL.


Trans Metro Express afholdes i samarbejde med Metroselskabet som en del af Strøm Festival 2023, der finder sted fra den 31. august til den 3. september 2023 i hele København og Frederiksberg. Se det fulde festivalprogram på strm.dk.



Atikka, oqbqbo, Grammar of Movement and Lyra Valenza.


Friday, September 1st




The M1 and M2. The trains starts at Vanløse Station and travels to respectively Vestamager and Copenhagen Airport - and back again. With stops at all stations.


Price: A metro ticket



Max kapacitet






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