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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

June
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

July
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

August
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

ABBA

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

Nightlife

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

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