What's on in 2013?

During the course of a year, Sweden has all sorts of events and happenings. We have chosen a few highlights for 2013.

  • Sweden Rock Festival, every year in Sölvesborg
  • Medieval week in Visby, Gotland
  • ABBA The Museum
  • The film ”Above Us Only Sky”
  • The music festival Way Out West in Gothenburg

Sweden Rock Festival, every year in Sölvesborg

Göteborg International Film Festival
Göteborg International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Scandinavia as well as one of the biggest audience festivals in the world.
Dates: January 25-February 4

Jokkmokk Winter Market
Come a few days early and visit the Historic Market where you can experience the market trade of the 17th century. The Historic Market is inaugurated on Sunday evening and merges into Jokkmokk's Market on Wednesday evening.
Dates: February 7-9

Vikingarännet is an annual event that takes place on the ice of Mälaren. The race runs between Uppsala and Stockholm, along an old viking route. There are many cultural landmarks along this route. Cleared tracks, service and support along the route and safe ice makes Vikingarännet a special skating race.
Date: February 10.

Vasaloppet Ski Race
The world’s longest cross-country race between Sälen and Mora in Dalarna covering 90 km (56 miles) with some 30,000 participants. The week begins on the 22nd of February, with something for the whole family, KortVasan, 30 km in classic style from Oxberg. Then follow TjejVasan (February 23), Öppet spår (February 24-25), HalvVasan (February 26), StafettVasan (March 1) and the whole week culminating with Vasaloppet itself on March 3.
Dates: February 22-March 3

European Indoor Athletics Championships
The European Athletics Indoor Championships 2013 in Gothenburg will be an event beyond expectations and a highlight for everyone in the family.
Dates: March 1-3

Ice Hockey World Championship
The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is the biggest annual winter sports event worldwide.
In 2013, 16 teams will play in two preliminary round groups with eight teams in each, using the IIHF World Ranking for seeding.
The cross-over system will be implemented as of the semi-finals which will be played in Stockholm. Medal games will be played in Stockholm as well.
Dates: May 3-19

Grand Opening of ABBA The Museum
ABBA The Museum will become the home of ABBA’s collected works, set to be showcased in a contemporary, musical and interactive exhibition that allows the audience to get close to their favourite band. ABBA The Museum is a part of the new Swedish Music Hall of Fame, and the tickets will be valid throughout the building. In addition to the two permanent exhibitions ‘the History of Swedish Popular Music’ and ‘Hall of Fame’, Swedish Music Hall of Fame will also host temporary, mostly contemporary music exhibitions.
Date: May 7

Eurovision Song Contest
Malmö will host the 2013 event at the Malmö Arena. The first semi-final is on 14th May, the second semi-final on 16th May and the final on 18th May.
Dates: May 14-18

Royal Wedding between H.R.H Princess Madeleine & Mr Christopher O'Neill
H.R.H Princess Madeleine & Mr Christopher O'Neill will tie the knots in Stockholm. It will take place on the 8th of June in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm.
Date: June 8

The Bergman Week
The Bergman Week is a celebration of Ingmar Bergman’s art, with films, guests, seminars, concerts and tours to filming locations on Fårö. Bergman’s abundant work is a constant source of inspiration to filmmakers all around the world and his themes are highly relevant in our century as well. 2013 will set the tenth anniversary of the Bergman Week. The inauguration of Bergman Week 2013 will take place in a renovated and full-scale Bergman Center.
Dates: June 24-30

Women’s EURO 2013 (Football)
The continued rise of women's football, including an unprecedented surge in popularity in the 1990s, was pre-empted by the creation of the inaugural UEFA European Competition for Representative Women's Teams in the early 1980s. Sweden will host the 2013 edition.
Date: July 10-28

Medieval Week in Visby, Gotland
The Medieval week in Visby on the island of Gotland is taking place one week in August. During this week in the summer Visby is transported more than 600 years back in time.
Dates: August 4-11

Way Out West
Way Out West is a music festival in Sweden's second city Göteborg, with rock, indie, and alternative acts from both Sweden and the international scene. The venue is Slottsskogen, a large beautiful park in the centre of the city. For two days the park is home to two outdoor stages, an indoor stage and a buzzing festival atmosphere during 9th-11th August. Way out West is also environmentally-certified and a tasty selection of organic food is also on the menu.
Dates: August 8-10

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GICBA)
The Biennial has taken place every other year since 2001. Since 2006, Röda Sten Art Centre has been the main organizer of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, commissioned by the City of Götebor’s Cultural Affairs committee.
Dates: September 7-November 17

Stockholm International Film Festival
The Stockholm International Film Festival took place for the first time in 1990 and today it’s one of the most successful film festivals in Europe. It takes place annually in November with over 170 films from more than 40 countries.
Dates: November 6-17

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