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Swedish summer music festival preview: July

Swedish summer music festival preview: July

Published: 02 Jul 2012 15:16 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 Jul 2012 15:16 GMT+02:00

With many Swedes looking to bask in the summer sunshine during their summer holidays, music lovers among them will likely be heading off to any of the vast array of summer festivals that continue to litter the country’s calendar this month.

Sundvalls Gatufest: July 2–8

Eurovision star Loreen leads the proceedings for the Sundvalls Gatufest, and is joined by a host of big international names including R&B star Sean Paul and Thin Lizzy.

A host of non-musical entertainment is also readily available for this four-day street party in Sundsvall, in nothern Sweden. Each day kicks off with a gym session in Sundsvall Square; there are a host of cultural and artistic acts on show, and several opportunities for festival goers to get involved with hiphop workshops, streetdance face-offs and a talent contest.

Expect parties to continue long into the night following the headline acts, with the long summer nights continuing to shine brightly in the north of the country.

For more information, check out the Gatufesten website.

Putte I Parken: July 4–7

Now in its fourth year of operation, the Putte I Parken stages take to Karlstad in central Sweden to deliver what is, once again, a diverse musical line-up to cater for all tastes.

Former Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell joins Swedish rockers Kent in a line-up that features rock, singer-songwriters, club acts and rap, most notably in the shape of Britain’s R&B star Tinie Tempah.

Elsewhere, Thåström and US punk rockers Flogging Molly will continue their distinguished careers as headliners at the festival. Putte I Parken will be looking to continue the growth it has made since its inception in 2008.

Find tickets and further details at Putte i Parken's website.

Getaway Rock Festival: July 5–7

US rockers Manowar have seen it all in their illustrious heavy metal career, and fans will once again be pouring into Gävle this July to see them “blow the heads off” the mosh pits of Getaway Rock Festival.

Taking place in the heart of Gävle in eastern Sweden, the festival will once again draw the most ardent of hard rockers in its third year of operation. With FKP Scorpio joining festival bosses as a partner, this is looking set to be the biggest year yet for the festival. They also offer a range of restaurants and bars on site.

Nightwish, Yngwie Malmsteen and Behemoth headline a line-up that is sure to whet the appetite of those who prefer something heavier than the mainstream.

Find more information on the Getaway Rock festival site.

West Coast Riot: July 26

This one day potpourri of punk is now in its fourth year of operation, and has attracted some big names and huge crowds into the arena in Gothenburg.

A mouth-watering mix of the most histroic and iconic punk acts and new up-and-coming bands are set to grace the stage this year. Punk fans will certainly be licking their pierced lips at the prospect of old guns Rancid and Anti-Flag being joined by the modern era of Gallows and Against Me.

Tickets and more information can be found at the festival's website.

Storsjöyran Festival: July 27-28

The northern hub of Östersund’s premier festival welcomes long-time US rocker Patti Smith, UK indie band Glasvegas and Swedish favourite Lars Winnerbäck to the town centre for a last hurrah with the summer heat in late July.

The weekend has been labelled “the best city festival in Sweden” by journalists in the past.

As northern Sweden’s pinnacle of summer parties, the festival looks to parade the fact that though this region is sparsely populated, its people have the zest, courage and knowledge to create a festival of international size and standard.

Around 55,000 spectators visit the festival every year, making it Sweden’s second largest event.

Tickets and more information can be found at the festival's website.

Joe Lynskey

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