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What's on in Sweden: June 26 - July 2

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 24 Jun 2009, 21:08

Published: 24 Jun 2009 21:08 GMT+02:00

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Bunny Wailer

One of the highlights of Gröna Lund's summer programme, Bunny Wailer aka Livingston, plays on Friday.

Livingston was one of the original members of legendary Jamaican reggae group The Wailers - alongside Pete Tosh and Bob Marley - and is now the only living survivor. He is widely regarded as a musical legend and is considered one of the longtime standard bearers of reggae music.

Price: Park entry (extra charge from 6pm-8.30pm)

Time: Friday June 26th

Tickets: Park entrance

Location: Gröna Lund, Djurgården

More information: Bunny Wailer

The Pet Shop Boys

The British pop duo takes the stage on Sunday at one of Stockholm's most charismatic venues, Cirkus, on the royal island of Djurgården.

With hits such as "West End Girls", "It's A Sin", "Suburbia" and "Always On My Mind" Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Due to the high demand for tickets a second concert has been scheduled for Gothenburg's Eriksbergshallen on Tuesday.

Price: 510 kronor

Time: Sunday June 28th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Tickets

Location: Cirkus, Djurgården

More information: Pet Shop Boys at Cirkus

Snow/Sand - A Swedish/West Saharan exchange

The Network for a free Western Sahara is behind this exhibition of photographic images depicting the daily lives of young people in Sweden and the Algerian desert.

Many of the young people that today live in the refugee camp outside of Tindouf in Algeria were born and raised in a perpetual state of limbo, waiting to get home to the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Hope, as the saying goes, is the last to die.

The Swedish youngsters were born in the wake of the 1990s crisis of cut backs and record levels of unemployment - what former Green party MP Gustav Fridolin may call the 'cheated generation'.

They each have a story to tell and they were each given a disposable camera to help tell it.

Price: Free entry

Time: Until June 28th, 12pm - 5pm/4pm

Location: Galleri KG52, Kammakargatan 52

More information: Snow/Sand

Exhibition - Enchanting Taiwan

The Taipei Mission in Sweden invites you to come to see exclusive Taiwanese porcelain from Franz Porcelain, pictures of Taiwan’s enchanting nature and culture, and get your name written in Chinese calligraphy.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday June 27th - Wednesday July 1st, 10am - 5pm

Location: Fjärilshuset in Hagaparken

More information: Enchanting Taiwan


Metaltown 2009

For the fifth consecutive year Gothenburg will be invaded by head-bangers from across Scandinavia for Metaltown 2009 - a two day heavy metal music festival in Frihamnen.

Slipknot (US), Marilyn Manson (US), Disturbed (US) and Dir En Grey (JAP) are among the headline acts.

Price: 1295 kronor for the festival pass

Time: Friday June 26th & Saturday June 27th

Tickets: Metaltown Tickets

Location: Frihamnen

More information: Metalltown

A Camp at Liseberg

Nina Persson (of the Cardigans) heads A Camp, a Swedish pop trio. On Friday they can be found on Liseberg's main stage.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Friday June 26th

Tickets: Park entry

Location: Stora Scen, Liseberg,

More information: A Camp at Liseberg

UEFA European U-21 Championship

Sweden is buzzing with excitement as its "golden generation" faces a tough semi-final against an impressive England on Friday to claim a place in the Euro 2009 U-21 final.

European heavyweights Italy and Germany face off in the second semi-final in Helsingborg on Friday evening.

The respective winners will meet in the final to be held on Monday June 29th in Malmö.

Price: From 21 kronor

Time: Until June 29th

Tickets: Euro 2009 U-21 Tickets

Location: Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg; Olympia, Helsingborg; Swedbank Stadium, Malmö.

More information: Uefa

Snus Boulevarden

"Give me snuff, whiskey and Swedes, and I will build a railroad to hell." This citation from railwayman James J.Hill says something about emigrant Swedes parlance for their snus.

The love of the moist tobacco has not diminished, neither here in Sweden nor in the USA, where the emigrants settled. Chicago's main street was once dubbed 'Snus Boulevard' after the all the snus spat on it.

This exhibition takes a look at the history of the habit.

Price: 30 kronor

Story continues below…

Time: Until September 30th, 10am - 4pm

Location: Emigranternas Hus, Packhusplatsen 7

More information: The Emigrant House


Maia Hirasawa & Laleh

Stockholm-born Maia Hirasawa has made a recent breakthrough as a solo artist after gaining attention as a backing singer with Hello Saferide.

Hirasawa's debut album "Though, I'm just me" went gold in 2008.

Laleh is one of the most eclectic and enigmatic performers in Sweden today. With a mix of languages, styles and instruments she retains that open joie-de-vivre on stage that characterized her breakthrough self-titled album released in 2005.

Price: 195 kronor

Time: Friday June 26th, 7pm

Tickets: Maia Hirasawa & Laleh tickets

Location: Folkets Park, Amiralsgatan 35

More information: Malmö Folkets Park

Atmosphere (US)

Slug and Ant make up Atmosphere, an MC/producer duo from Minnesota, USA.

They released the critically-acclaimed "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold" in 2008 and and stop by Sweden on a world festival tour to promote it.

Price: 200 kronor

Time: Wednesday July 1st, 9pm

Tickets: Atmosphere Tickets

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More information: Atmosphere

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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