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What’s on in Sweden: August 29 - September 4

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 28 Aug 2008, 14:23

Published: 28 Aug 2008 14:23 GMT+02:00

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Baltic Sea Festival

For the sixth consecutive year Stockholm's Berwaldhallen plays host to the Baltic Sea Festival - a ten-day "musical symbol as a uniting force and belief for the future."

This ambitious claim is supported by a concert programme including world class classical music from across the globe including Russia's Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Sweden's own Swedish Radio Choir.

Price: From 50-695 kronor

Location: Berwaldhallen, venues across Stockholm & around the Baltic Sea

Time: Thursday August 21st-Saturday August 30th

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.sr.se

Snoop Dogg

Veteran west coast rapper Snoop Dogg plays Stockholm and the elegant landmark venue of Berns on Tuesday.

Despite earning a reported $16 million in 2007 Snoop Dogg is not in a charitable mood with tickets priced at 730 kronor - but how often does the chance to see one of the true hip hop greats come around.

Price: 730 kronor

Location: Berns Salonger, Berzelli Park

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

Time: Tuesday September Friday August 22nd

More information: www.berns.se


The annual Popaganda festival retains the feeling of summer as autumn nears with 20 acts performing on its Eriksdalsbadet stage this weekend.

US acts Hercules and Love Affair and Kelley Polar, French crooner Sebastien Tellier, and Brazilian baile funk group Bondo do Role, combine with home-based festival stalwarts Bob Hund, Teddybears STHLM and the Shout Out Louds to entertain the Södermalm crowd.

Just to ensure that the festival doesn't get out of hand the organisers have kindly compiled a list of forbidden items - but don't let this put you off, who needs an umbrella - it ain't going to rain, right?

Price: 280/495 kronor for a one/two day ticket

Location: Eriksdalsbadet, Hammarby slussv. 20

Time: Friday August 29th - Saturday August 30th

Tickets: www.tickster.com

More information: www.popaganda.se


Gothenburg Aero Show

Welcome to the Gothenburg Aero Show - an aviation event for the whole family. Displays, exhibitions and activities for the whole family featuring jet planes, helicopters, double-deckers and lots more...

...simulators, fire engines, dragsters, dog troupes...

Price: 200 kronor per adult/600 kronor for a family ticket

Location: Aeroseum, Holmvägen 100

Time: Saturday August 30th - Sunday August 31st

Tickets: www.aeroseum.se

More information: www.aeroseum.se

Eric Gadd

One of the most popular Swedish pop musicians of all time. Despite platinum records galore and singing almost exclusively in English, Gadd has surprisingly never really made it outside of Sweden's shores.

If, against all the odds, Gadd turns out not to be your cup of Thursday evening tea there are no shortage of distractions at Sweden's premier amusement park.

Price: Park entry from 70 kronor

Location: Liseberg, Christina Nilssons Gata

Time: Thursday September 4th, 8pm

More Information: www.liseberg.se

Balkan Beat Party

The Gypsy Sound System provides the entertainment at this Friday's edition of the Balkan Beat Party at Musikens Hus Café Hängmattan.

Musikens Hus is a well-established venue that aims to support the non-commercial cultural scene of Sweden's second city.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13

Time: Friday August 29rd, 10pm

More information: www.musikenshus.se


Malmö Pop Festival

Malmö's new pop festival - a mass of choice pop bands come to Debaser on Saturday. The UK's Deirdre's headline, preceded by Elenette, Klas, Moofish Catfish, Band In Box and Australian Darren Hanlon.

Price: Free of charge before 10pm, then 60 kronor

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Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

Time: Saturday August 30th, from 3pm

More Information: www.debaser.se

Aziza Brahim at Rosengård Carnival

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's home turf of Rosengård plays host to a bevy of world acts and a packed programme for the whole family.

Bollywood dance, a mechanical elk, axe throwing and last, but by no means least, West Saharan singer Aziza Brahim.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Rosengårdsbadet

Time: Saturday August 30rd, 1pm

More Information: www.malmo.se

Stajl by Malmö

An annual design bazaar - this year with a fairytale theme - with 42 designers who will dress their stalls and market their wares on the thriving St. Knut's Square in Malmö.

You have no doubt heard about the "marvel of modern Swedish design", well here is your chance to get a taste of what all the fuss is about.

Location: St.Knut's Square

Time: Sunday August 31st, 12pm

More Information: www.stajlbymalmo.com

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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