Festivals in Sweden 2012

Sweden is attracting some big names this summer! Björk in Stockholm, Patti Smith in Östersund, Regina Spector in Borlänge, The Hives in Piteå, the list can go on and on. But it’s not only big names that attract thousands of people to visit the festivals in Sweden. This year's festivals offer a great chance to find out about up-and-coming Swedish and Scandinavian bands and artists.

  • The music festival Way Out West in Gothenburg
  • Peace and LOve festival in Borlänge
  • Sweden Rock Festival

The music festival Way Out West in Gothenburg


1-2 Summerburst, Göteborg : Avicii, Adrian Lyx and Axwell

6-9 Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg : Twisted Sister, Mötleu Crüe, Nationalteatern, Motörhead

14-16 Hultsfreds Festivalen , Hultsfred :Stone Roses, Mumford & Sons, The Cure, Anna Ternheim

15 West Coast House Festival, Falkenberg : Den Svenska Björnstammen, F.O.O.L, Modestep

15-16 Summerburst, Stockholm : Tiësto, David Guetta, Sebjak

26-30 Peace and Love, Borlänge : Rihanna, Veronica Maggio, Regina Spector, Kent, Billy Idol


2-7 Sundsvalls Gatufest : Sean Paul, Loreen, Thin Lizzy, Deportees

4-7 Putte i Parken, Karlstad : Ane Brun, Kent, Chris Cornell

5-8 Roskilde (well, not in Sweden of course but it’s so easy to get to via the bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen and a must for any festival goer!) : The Cure, Björk, Bruce Springsteen

Bollnäs stadsfest : Takida, Magnus Uggla, Perssons Pack

25-28 Emmabodafestivalen : Maskinen, Crystal Castels, Soulwax

26 West Coast Riot, Göteborg : Rancid, Gallows, Against Me!

25-29 Piteå Dansar och Ler : The Hives, The Soundtrack of Our Lives

27-28 Faceplant Metalfest, Malmö : Dark Tranquility, Marduk, Vreid

27-28 Storsjöyran, Östersund : Patti Smith, The Hives, Melissa Horn, Eldkvarnrn



3-5 Stockholm Music & Arts : Björk, Laleh, Anthony & The Johnsons

9-11 Way Out West, Göteborg : Bon Iver, Florence + The Machine, Black Keys

14-18 Göta Kanal Rock, Göta Canal : Brolle, Uno Svenningsson

14-19 Culture Festival Stockholm : Ola Salo, Sofie Livebrant, The Amazing

14-19 Culture Festival Göteborg : The program for the Gothenburg Culture Festival 2012 will be published in midsummer week.


Swedish music phenomenon

If you haven’t heard ‘Dancing queen’ by ABBA, or ‘One’ by dance collective Swedish House Mafia, you must have been living under a rock. Because music from Swedish musical artists is massive everywhere.



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