As tradition has it: first we do Popaganda, then we do autumn. The pop festival is basically an institution that officially ends the festival summer in Stockholm.
The festival started out 2002 at Frescati, and since 2008 it has been staged at Eriksdalsbadet, which is a perfect location especially when the weather permits swimming in the outdoor pool area (there was rather a limited number of swimmers this year due to Friday’s rainy weather).
Popaganda is always cozy and familiar, and you will definitely run into people you know and maybe even make new friends. The crowd consists of a nice mix of pop nerds and hipsters, teenagers and recycled teenagers. The festival area is small and the two stages alternate throughout the day so that when one stage finishes, the other kicks off. Well, this year there was also an added bonus of the Pool Sessions as well, where a small, dingy stage was dragged to the middle of the large swimming pool, with one surprise artist each day.
But let’s get down to the music that was on offer this year. Here we bring our photos of each artist on the bill (in the order that they performed).
So thanks for all the great music at Popaganda, and ’til next year!
Photos (unless otherwise indicated): Nina Uddin