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What’s on in Sweden: July 11 – 17

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 10 Jul 2008, 14:11

Published: 10 Jul 2008 14:11 GMT+02:00

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Stockholm Jazz Festival

The 25th anniversary of the Stockholm Jazz Festival opens on July 16th. Mary J Blige, Abraham Burton, Van Morrisson and Joan Armatrading are among a host of stars from near and far coming to Stockholm for a four-day jazz, blues and a little bit of everything else festival on the island of Skeppsholmen.

Price: 400-1350 kronor. Children under 10 get in free with a paying adult.

Location: Skeppsholmen; Hågelbyparken, Botkyrka.

Time: Wednesday July 16th-19th, 12pm-12am

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.stockholmjazz.com

Toumani Diabaté

Malian Diabeté is routinely described as a living legend and comes from a long line of distinguished Kora players. Diabeté has worked with Björk among others.

Price: 220 kronor

Location: Berns Salonger, Berzelli Park 9

Time: Friday July 11th, 9pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.berns.se

Djurgården IF-IFK Göteborg

For those suffering withdrawals after Euro 2008 why not take the chance to see Stockholm club Djurgården entertain the reigning Swedish champions IFK Gothenburg.

Location: Råsunda Stadium, Solna

Time: Saturday July 12th, 4pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.dif.se

The Swedish Picture of the Year Award and Only human

Årets Bild, Sweden's first and largest photography contest, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Prizes were awarded in 15 different categories, with Karl Melander winning the main prize. The exhibition at the Stockholm Concert Hall is a chance to see a visual documentation of all the major news stories in the Swedish press over the past year.

“Only human” is an exhibition by photographer Linda Forsell that asks the question: “What is a man, a woman and why do we care so much about it?”

Price: Free of charge

Location: Stockholm Concert Hall, Hötorget 8

Times: Tuesday, July 8th – Sunday, August 3rd, 11am-5pm

More information: www.aretsbild.se


Gothia Cup 2008

The world's largest youth football tournament kicks off in Sweden's second city on Sunday, July 13th. Over 4,000 matches will be played during the week-long multi-cultural football festival pitting 1,500 teams from 60 different countries against each other.

Location: Ullevi Stadium and other venues across the centre of Gothenburg

Time: Sunday, July 13th – Saturday, July 19th

More Information: www.gothiacup.se

Down (US)

New Orleans-based heavy metal band Down, headed by the legendary Phil Anselmo, plays Trädgår´n in the heart of Gothenburg's Garden Society. The group has its roots in bands such as Pantera, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity and EyeHateGod. Rolling Stone magazine listed their album, “Over the Under”, as one of the top 50 albums of 2007.

Price: 315 kronor

Location: Trädgår´n, Nya Allén 11

Time: Monday, July 14th, 8pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.tradgarn.se


El Perro Del Mar

Don't miss the chance to see internationally acclaimed El Perro del Mar, free of charge in Malmö. Sarah Assbring's brittle voice brings together the melancholic lo-fi twee pop of her debut album with the euphoric choirs, brass and organs of the follow up, 'From the Valley to the Stars.'

Price: Free of charge

Location: Amfiteatern, Pildammsparken

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Time: Sunday July 13th, 7pm

More Information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen

Norman Jay (UK)

The legendary Notting Hill DJ Norman Jay brings his super soul to Debaser in Malmö. Something of a coup for the club as not only has Jay been dubbed “The Godfather” by Jamiroquai, he also stood for the tunes at Thierry Henry's wedding. Get there early and not just because it’s free entry until 10pm.

Price: 60 kronor

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2.

Time: Saturday July 12th, 7pm-3am

More Information: www.debaser.se

Om Shanti Om

The biggest new Bollywood movie in the open air in Kroksbäcksparken. This modern and romantic story set in the world of movies is a tribute to the genre's golden age. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, the Danish-born Indian supermodel Deepika Padukone in her debut role, and over 30 of Bollywood´s biggest stars. Directed by Farah Khan, India, 2007, 162 min, English subtitles.

Price: Free of charge

Location: The hills in Kroksbäcksparken

Time: Saturday July 12th, 10pm

More information:www.malmo.se/sommarscen

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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