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
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
More information: www.sr.se
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
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
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
More information: www.aeroseum.se
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
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
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