Red Bull, a company known for embracing physical extremities, is bringing cliff diving to Copenhagen.

Since 2009 the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has championed the vertiginous beauty of people diving 28 metres into water. Using a mixture of acrobatics and pure bravery, it’s almost as thrilling for the spectators as it is for the divers. 

For the 2016 World Series Red Bull is going on a global tour and the second stop is the Copenhagen Opera House on 18 June. It’s right in the city centre and sits on the harbour, opening a whole range of spaces for you to sit outside and watch the divers do their thing. Also, fun fact: the Opera House is built in alignment with the Amalienborg Royal Palace and the famous Marble Church, so the divers will get a perfect sense of the city's symmetry as they spin dramatically into the water. 

The last time the diving competition was in Copenhagen, Russian diver Artem Silchenko completed “an almost perfect dive, receiving four 10s from the judges”. It was one of the highest scores ever recorded for a single dive, and Artem’s back this year. So it’s worth going just to see if he outdoes himself.


Want to Catch the Red Bull Maniacs?

Red Bull Cliff Diving in Copenhagen starts at 2.20pm local time on 18 June. It’s a fifteen minute walk down Gothersgade (and a five minute ferry) from Generator Copenhagen.