1 Mar 2024
Music
Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 4!

It’s week 4 in Melloland, the fourth preliminary heat of the musical cirkus travelling around the country in order to find the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Melfest final of the 9th of March is getting closer, and we are already looking forward to the big Europe-wide show to be held in […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 3!

We are already on the third week of Melodifestivalen, the music extravaganza that has most Swedes transfixed every Saturday for six weeks. The song competition is an institution in itself, but it also results in finding the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Malmö this May. There are another six […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 2!

We are on to the second week of Melodifestivalen, the music bonanza that has the Swedes benched in front of their TVs on Saturdays for six weeks straight. The whole thing is geared to find the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Malmö this May. There are another six […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 1!

It is finally time to kick off Melodifestivalen again, the music extravaganza that has the Swedes filling arenas around the country and sitting glued to their TVs on Saturdays for the next six weeks. The winner will go on to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Malmö this May after […]

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Concerts Culture Dining out

Lunchtime Concerts at the Royal Opera in Stockholm: A Unique Experience

Picture yourself enjoying lunch in a salon adorned with gilded decor and antiques, all while listening to the musicians of the Royal Opera in Stockholm. This experience is not only possible but is within reach for everyone! At least two days a week, the Royal Opera hosts lunchtime concerts featuring its own singers and musicians, […]

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Friday Playlist Music News

YLC’s Best of Swedish Pop 2023

As 2023 is coming to an end, it is time to wrap things up and compile year-end lists of the best of the best. We have once again put together a playlist of the music that is the closest to our hearts, Swedish POP! The year has brought so much amazing Swedish music our way […]

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Concerts Culture Music

All is full of love with Loreen at Cirkus

After her legendary second win at Eurovision Song Contest in May, Loreen is now on her European tour celebrating the win. She took to the stage in front of the home audience at Stockholm’s sold-out Cirkus and delivered a show filled with such high emotions the front row were in tears by the encores. Loreen […]

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Concerts Festivals Music

Stockholm Jazz Festival: The harp reinvented in Brandee Younger Trio

Grammy-nominated harpist and composer Brandee Younger is one of the leading voices of contemporary jazz that moves between Western classical music, soul, funk, hip-hop and bop. Collaborating with artists such as Beyonce, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, and more, she demonstrates her ability to seamlessly inject the harp into arrangements and venues where it has historically […]

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Art Concerts Festivals Music

Stockholm Jazz Festival: Jazz is a woman and her name is Lakecia Benjamin

On an average week, Tuesday night is not the most hip time to go out in Stockholm. Fortunately,  there is nothing average about Stockholm Jazz Festival or Lakecia Benjamin.  The overly hyped audience was queuing and patiently observing the long sound-check motions. The musicians’ flight from the previous gig got cancelled so they had to […]

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Concerts Culture Festivals Music

Stockholm Jazz Festival: An ode to bass and organ 

Stockholm Jazz Festival gave the audience a great opportunity to witness an ode to bass and organ. The first is quite often overlooked by the critics and overpowered by the enchanting saxophone and eloquent piano. The second tends to be perceived as a spice that can be added on demand. But this time, the Clayton–Hamilton […]

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