What’s on in Sweden: August 1 – 7

What’s on in Sweden: August 1 - 7
alexandre anami; Lugar; Silvania Duarte/Stockholm Pride
What’s on in Sweden: August 1st – 7th. Europride climaxes in Stockholm, Way Out West in Gothenburg and Propagandhi in Malmö.


Stockholm Pride and Europride 2008 Parade

Stockholm Pride comes to its climax this weekend with perhaps the biggest party of the city’s entertainment calender – the Pride Parade. 60,000 people joined the 2007 Pride Parade and some 500,000 lined the route – this year will be no different, so go get your glad rags on and join in the fun.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Starts on Engelbrektsgatan and winds its way through the city to Ringvägen.

Time: Saturday August 2nd, 1pm

More information: www.stockholmpride.org/en

Dance month at Parkteatern

August is dance month at Parkteatern – Stockholm City Theatre’s summer stage.

This week’s highlights are the Gothenburg Opera Balett on Friday and Saturday, and ‘The Improvised Schlager Festival’ on Sunday.

So pack your picnic and your bottle of chilled bubbly and join the throng in the evening sunshine at Vitabergsparken.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Friluftsteatern, Vitabergsparken

Time: Friday August 1st, Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd, 7pm

More information: www.stadsteatern.stockholm.se

Jazz at Lasse i Parken

Monday jazz in one of Stockholm’s most wonderful cafés. Tucked in the greenery behind Hornstull, Lasse i Parken (Lars in the park) is a lush oasis away from the Stockholm bustle. Full meals are available.

On Monday Frida Öhrn joins forces with the Gerry Stensen trio.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Lasse i Parken, Högalidsgatan 56

Times: Monday August 4th, 7pm

More information: www.lasseiparken.se


Way out West

Way Out West is Gothenburg’s music festival highlight of the year. The festival hosts rock, indie, and alternative acts from both Sweden and the international scene. This year welcomes acts such as the Buzzcocks, Franz Ferdinand, Neil Young and Sweden’s current superstar-in-the-making, Lykke Li.

The two-day festival is held in Slottsskogen, a large beautiful park in the centre of Sweden’s second city.

Price: From 650 kronor, reduced prices for under 18s.

Location: Slottskogen and club nights across the city

Time: Thursday August 7th-Saturday August 9th

Tickets: www.tickster.com

More information: http://www.wayoutwest.se/

New Nordic Photography

This exhibition of New Nordic Photography is an annually recurring forum in which the Hasselblad Foundation presents works by young, recently graduated photographers.

Each year, the Hasselblad Foundation awards the prestigious Victor Fellowship to a young, promising Nordic photographer. The winner is awarded a one-year postgraduate program in England.

Price: 40 kronor, free with Göteborg Pass.

Location: Hasselblad Center, Götaplatsen

Time: Until August 24th,Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am

More Information: http://www.hasselbladfoundation.org/index_en.html

World Championship Skateboard Slalom 2008

Continuing last week’s theme of offbeat sports – a host of the world’s leading skateboarders will descend on Gothenburg’s city park, Slottskogen, to challenge for the world championship in skateboard slalom this weekend.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Slottsparken

Time: Friday August 1st – Sunday August 3rd

More information: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com



One of Canada’s most influential and talked about punk bands comes to Lund’s Mejeriet on Saturday.

The band released their first album, ‘How To Clean Everything’, in 1993. The band is known for its sharp satire and for holding long political monologues between songs. But don’t let that put you off, the band adds new fans to the cause each time they play.

Price: 175 kronor

Location: Kulturmejeriet, Stora Södergatan 64, Lund

Time: Saturday August 2nd, July 28th, 9pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.kulturmejeriet.se


One of the hottest Roma bands from Belgrade plays in the heart of Malmö quaint old town on Friday. Kal mixes modern dance groove with the Balkan gipsy tradition.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Hedmanska Gården, Lilla Torg

Time: Friday, August 1st, 7pm

More Information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen

Miriam Aïda

Local Malmö favourite, Miriam Aïda brings her unique, classic yet personal jazz to Hedmanska Gården as part of Malmö city council’s summer stage program.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Hedmanska Gården, Lilla Torg

Time: Sunday, August 3rd, 7pm

More Information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen