What’s on in Sweden: August 15 – 21

What’s on in Sweden: August 15 - 21
Malmö Festval, Salem Al Fakir, Football at Ullevi (Juan Carlos Arellano)
What’s on in Sweden: August 15th – 21st. Youth, culture and Salem Al Fakir in Stockholm; theatre, dance and Zlatan in Gothenburg and city festival in Malmö


Stockholm Culture Festival

Stockholm’s Culture Festival 2008 continues to dominate the city’s out and about scene as it comes to an end this weekend.

Highlights include international comedy at Brunkebergstorg at midday Friday, Joshua Nelson singing Mahalia Jackson at Kulturhuset on Friday afternoon, the FESPACO prize-winning Guinean film “Clouds over Conakry” on Friday evening on the terrace at Kulturhuset, and Street goes city! – the Hornstull market Street brings its eclectic Söder feeling to Brunkebergstorg on Saturday.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Sergels Torg, Brunkebergsporten and Kulturhuset

Time: Tuesday August 12th – Sunday August 17th

More information: www.stockholm.se

Salem Al Fakir

The multi-talented Salem Al Fakir comes to Stockholm amusement park Gröna Lund on Friday.

The accolades and awards just haven’t stopped coming for this former child prodigy with Swedish-Syrian roots since the release of his debut album, “This is who I am”, in 2007.

Price: 140 kronor

Location: Stora Scen, Gröna Lund

Time: Friday August 15th, 8pm

More information: www.gronalund.com

Ung 08

Something for the kids. For the ninth consecutive year Ung 08 has taken over Kungsträdgården in the centre of Stockholm for a five day festival of music and activities. So if you’re young and in town get yourself down to Kungsan.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Kungsträdgården

Times: Tuesday August 12th – Saturday August 16th

More information: www.ung08.nu


Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival

The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival is Sweden’s international festival for contemporary dramatic art and is held every other year. Companies from across the globe come to Sweden’s second city to present dance, theatre, dance, new-circus and performance art.

Location: Venues across the city

Time: Friday August 15th – Saturday August 23rd

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.festival.goteborg.se

Gothenburg Culture Festival 2008

The Gothenburg Culture Festival reaches its climax this weekend. Dance, theatre, music, poetry, Edith Piaf, Cirkus Cirkör, Leonard Cohen, Rufus, salsa… you name it you’ll find it – best of all it won’t cost you a dime.

Price: Free of charge

Location: City centre

Time: Tuesday August 12th – Sunday August 17th

More information: www.goteborg.com

International football: Sweden vs France

A chance to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Swedish football team entertain France at Ullevi Stadium on Wednesday. The two teams have something to prove after their mediocre performances in Euro 2008 in this 50-year birthday party for the famous Gothenburg arena.

Price: From 185 kronor

Location: Ullevi, Skånegatan

Time: Wednesday, August 20th, 9pm

More Information: www.gotevent.se


Malmö Festival 2008

Get ready for eight colourful, wonderful, sparkling days when Malmö fills up with powerful music, cool culture, tasty food, pleasant people and lots more. The eight day festival is full of free goodies, packed to the brim with fresh, unusual, sweet and savoury treats.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Venues across the city

Time: Saturday August 15th – August 22nd

More Information: www.malmofestivalen.se

Tore and the No Smokers

Sweden’s only kid-metal band, and with a healthy message to boot. Tore and the No Smokers have a host of rock hits that are sure to get those little feet a stomping and those little heads a banging.

Price: 25 kronor

Location: Lilla scen, Folkets Park

Time: Sunday August 17th, 1pm

More Information: www.kulturcentralen.nu