4 Mar 2024
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YLC’s Stockholm Christmas Playlist

‘Tis the season and it’s high time to add some new favorites to your Christmas playlists. We bring you our ultimate selection of  many amazing Swedish artists who have all put their wonderful voices on some great Christmas tunes. The list brings you new takes on classic Christmas standards as well as brand-new original Christmas songs. The […]

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Stockholm’s Absolute Viking Experience

We know that many tourists who come to Sweden first think about Vikings, when they are coming here… And of course you want to experience and learn as much as possible and as authentically as possible about the Scandinavian warriors. So here are the best tips to make the best of your visit to Stockholm […]

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It’s Taco Fredag!

It’s no secret that Sweden loves Mexican food. There’s even a day of the week dedicated to it: ‘Taco Fredag’ Taco Friday, when Sweden gathers around the dining table to eat a good taco. It’s such a thing that even the Swedish Church has tweeted a gif of Jesus craving taco, saying “When it finally […]

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In Pictures: Melodifestivalen After Party

Benjamin Ingrosso was crowned the winner of Melodifestivalen and he will get to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. After the results were announced, Melodifestivalen stars and other celebrities headed to the after party, which went on to the wee hours of the morning. We bring you some photos from the red […]

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In Pictures: Melodifestivalen finalists

Ahead of the Grand Final, we have had the chance to hang around at the arena with Melodifestivalen stars during their rehearsals and press conferences. Here are a few pictures of the stars of the show, in the starting order of the final. Also – don’t forget to read our guide to the final with […]

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Melodifestivalen 2018 – Your guide to the Grand Final

The Mello season consisting of six weeks of touring music entertainment from various locations around Sweden is reaching its climax. The final once again takes place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, and at the end of Saturday’s programme, we will know who will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. As you should know […]

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Melodifestivalen: Ahead of heat 4

Last week’s third Mello heat brought quite a shock, when our (and the bookies’) early favorite Dotter had to leave the competition. The direct qualifiers were the oh-so-mediocre Martin Almgren and the first female artist to reach the final (about time!), Jessica Anderson. But let’s turn to the fourth and final heat and see if […]

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Melodifestivalen: Ahead of heat 3

Well last week saw the second Mello heat bring Liamoo as well as Samir & Viktor straight to the final, which basically means we have an all-male representation in there so far, which is a bit disappointing. But that is about to be rectified already this week, and certainly through Andra Chansen and obviously Mariette next week. […]

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Melodifestivalen: Ahead of heat 2

Well, this year’s Melodifestivalen is off to a good start, and the second Mello week takes us to Gothenburg. Hang along, as we take a look at the seven competitors getting on stage on Satuday. The first heat of Melodifestivalen showed that good taste still prevails, as proper music won over novelty acts. The first […]

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Melodifestivalen – Let’s get the show on the road!

As you should know by now, Melodifestivalen is a very BIG DEAL in Sweden, as the Swedes take their Eurovision qualifications more seriously than any other nation. In fact, Melodifestivalen always gets more viewers than the Eurovision Song Contest itself. The qualifications take six Saturdays to complete and they take the form of a travelling circus, […]

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