Music Festivals in Sweden this Summer

Björk in Stockholm, Patti Smith in Östersund, Regina Spector in Borlänge, The Hives in Piteå or Bon Iver in Gothenburg – your choice! And if you feel like discovering new Swedish bands, the summer is the perfect occasion. Here you go – a selection of spectacular festivals held from the south to the north of Sweden during the summer 2012.

  • Dansbandsveckan in Malung, a dance and music event
  • Musical show in Stockholm at Hamburger Börs
  • The Malmö festival
  • The music festival Way Out West in Gothenburg
  • Stockholm Cultutre Festival
  • Arvika harbour festival
  • Culture Festival in Gothenburg
  • Stockholm Jazz Festival

Dansbandsveckan in Malung, a dance and music event

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

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

14-16 Hultsfred Festival : 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 (ok, not excactly in Sweden, but just cross the Öresund Bridge from Malmö to get to Roskilde in Denmark): The Cure, Björk, Bruce Springsteen

13-14 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, Eldkvarn

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 : Brolle, Uno Svenningsson

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

14-19 Gothenburg Culture Festival : program coming end of June


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.


The Gothenburg Opera

The Göteborg Opera

Size does matter. It’s big: 28 700 m2 and 1117 rooms. It’s bold: 2 stages and novel acoustic design. And it’s beautiful: with its harbour side inspired architecture.

The Malmö Opera

Malmö Opera & Music Theatre

Iconic architecture, marble and music.

Nightlife in Stockholm


The rainbow flag flies high in most of Stockholm’s central districts.


A part of the official gateway to Sweden