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The YLC guide to summer music festivals in Stockholm
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The YLC guide to summer music festivals in Stockholm

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Summer and music make a perfect combination in Stockholm: from May until the end of August a number of outdoor festivals will take place in the city, from jazz to rock and pop, there is something for everybody. Check out our guide and find the festival that best suits your music taste!

 

May

Tivoli Gröna Lund

From 2 May until 20 September

From the beginning of May until the end of September, Stockholm’s amusement park offers concerts of big artists at small prices. This season you can see FUN., Ke$ha, 30 Seconds to Mars or Loreen, among the most popular ones, for only 100 SEK (200 SEK if you enter between 6pm-8.30pm.) There is also a wide selection of Swedish smaller names: personally, I would suggest you don’t miss The Sounds, Anna Järvinen, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Royal Concept, Urban Cone, Johnossi or Miss Li. If you are into more electronic beats, Icona Pop and Adrian Lux are the ones to go for, while if you are on the hip hop side, Lorentz and Sakarias won’t disappoint. If you are planning to see more than one concert, you may want to purchase the Gröna Kortet season ticket, which gives you admission to all concerts at Gröna Lund.

Cost: 100 SEK or 220 SEK for Gröna Kortet season ticket

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Dans Dakar

31 May – 1 June

A dance and electronic music festival held on the premises of Stockholm University and organized in collaboration with SU’s student association Humanistiska föreningen. The main concert will take place on June 1, but the party starts already on May 31st at Slakthuset. Some of the coolest artists playing this year: The Prodigy, Swedish duo Rebecca & Fiona and dj-sets by Röyksopp and Justice.

Cost: 545 SEK or 975 SEK for VIP tickets

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June

Make Music STHLM

6 June

Organized by the French Institute in Stockholm, Make Music STHLM is the Swedish version of Fête de la Musique, a popular French festival that fills the streets of 350 cities every year. This year, the third time the festival comes to Sweden, the event will take place on Sweden’s national day at different locations around the city. Keep an eye out for the full program on the Make Music STHLM website.

Cost: free. After all, Make Music STHLM’s motto is music for free, for everyone, everywhere

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Hultsfredsfestivalen

13-14-15 June

After some difficult years (the festival was cancelled in 2010 due to bankruptcy), Hultsfred Festival is back with a vengeance AND the most amazing line-up in years. 2013’s offering is as good as Way Out West’s one (Sweden´s biggest festival for independent music which takes place every August in Gothenburg). This year Hultsfredsfestivalen moved from Hultsfreds to Stoxa, approximately 40 minutes outside Stockholm. There are too many good artists playing to list them all, but the headliners will be My Bloody Valentine, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead and Kings of Convenience.

Cost: from 840 SEK for 1-day tickets up to 4035 SEK for VIP Packet + camping. More info here ……………………………………………

July

WWDIS Summer Fest

9-10 July

WWDIS stands for What We Do Is Secret, the organizer of some of the coolest concerts in Sweden. This summer they are having a two day festival with Swedish and international indie rock and electronic artists playing both in Stockholm at Färgfabriken and Gothenburg.

Cost: 425 SEK 1-day tickets; 675 SEK festival pass

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August

Stockholm Music & Arts

2-3-4 August

Stockholm Music & Art wants to celebrate summer, Stockholm, good music and nice food. This year it will host its event on the beautiful city island Skeppsholmen and feature great artists like Regina Spektor, Prince and First Aid Kit, who won 4 Swedish Grammys last February. At the restaurant Landet you will be offered a delicious menu from fish to BBQ, while at the restaurant Hjerta you can try the best of Swedish cuisine with a French touch.

Cost: 650 SEK 1-day ticket (Only Friday tickets available: Saturday, Sunday and festival pass are sold out at the moment)

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Stockholm Kulturfestival

13-18 August

Stockholm Kulturfestival is presented by Stockholms Stad (The City of Stockholm) and for the eighth year running it offers a mix of music (among others Marvin Gaye has played in the past), theatre and everything connected to culture in general. From jazz to rock and African beats, it is impossible not to find anything that matches your music preferences! The main location will be central city square Sergels Torg, but the streets around will also offer different types of performances.

Cost: free

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Popaganda

30-31 August

Popaganda festival is one of the most important Swedish festivals for independent music. It has been confirmed for this year as well and all we know for the moment is that it will take place at the very end of August, probably at the usual location at Eriksdalsbadet, on Södermalm. Keep an eye out for more info on the website for early bird tickets and news about the line-up.

Cost: not available yet

Article: Pamela Cominetti

Photo Credit: Mojo Baron

1 Comment

  • thom 6 Mar 2020

    Thanks for this

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