What’s on in Sweden: August 7 -13

What's on in Sweden: August 7 -13
Apocalyptica at culture festival, Madonna, Soha
What's on in Sweden: Culture Festival and new circus in Stockholm; International jazz festival in Gothenburg; Soha (Fr/DZ) & Festival for Gaza in Malmö


Stockholm Culture Festival

Festivals are coming thick and fast in the capital and next up is the Stockholm Culture Festival, now in its fourth incarnation.

The five-day festival offers 500 acts with 99 percent of its programme for free. Loads for all ages and interests to enjoy.

Price: 99 percent free of charge

Time: Tuesday August 11th – Sunday August 16th

Location: Venues across the city

More information: Stockholm Culture Festival 2009

Mossfest – Gröndal music festival

The leafy suburb of Gröndal is also keen to join the festival train this weekend with its own “Mossfest” featuring a pick of some of the most exciting up-and-coming local music acts.

Adrian Lux, Exploding Heart, Alexis Weak, The Rockodiles, Krig/Kris and Christopher Sander are just some of the acts on show over the two-day event.

Price: 80 kronor per day

Time: Friday August 7th – Saturday August 8th

Location: Kulturföreningen Pluto, Lövholmsvägen

More information: Mossfest 2009

The State of Things: 3 x crafts

The State of Things is an exhibition in three parts focusing on Swedish crafts and the people who design and make them.

The exhibition is about things; things that we surround ourselves with; things that define who we are, our time, our history.

Every thing has its own time, as the saying goes.

Price: 40 kronor

Time: Until 13th September, 11am – 6pm

Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg

More information: The State of Things at Kulturhuset

Cirkus Cirkör – Rökt

Cirkus Cirkör is one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned ensembles. The group are credited with bringing new circus to Sweden and since their breakthrough in the late 1990s have gone from strength to strength.

Their latest performance is entitled Rökt and is featured in Stockholm Stadsteatern’s summer programme of free events.

Time: August 9th, 7pm

Location: Vasaparken

More information: Stockholm Stadsteatern


Gothenburg’s Jazz Festival

Gothenburg’s 21st annual jazz festival opens this weekend promising three days of Swing, New Orleans jazz, gospel and Blues, on eight different venues.

The festival is regarded to be truer to its musical roots than the Stockholm equivalent and features acts from the Swedish and international jazz scenes.

Price: 690 kronor for the festival pass (20 percent discount for students).

Time: Friday August 7th – Sunday August 9th

Tickets: Gothenburg Jazz Festival tickets

Location: Gothenburg Jazz Festival venues

More information: Gothenburg Jazz Festival

Madonna – Sticky & Sweet Tour

Modern legend Madonna brings her Sticky & Sweet tour to Gothenburg’s Ullevi this weekend. The “Queen of Pop” has received praise from all quarters for the choreography and energy of her new song and dance gala.

Price: From 500 kronor

Time: Saturday August 8th & Sunday August 9th, 8pm

Tickets: Madonna tickets

Location: Ullevi Stadium

More information: Madonna

Continental Market

This traditional continental market has become a feature of the season in Britain for the past five years and it is now Sweden’s, and Gothenburg’s, turn.

The market has participants from France, Germany, Belgium, Spain who come to Gothenburg clad in traditional clothes to sell their wares on the city’s Gustav Adolfs torg.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Tuesday August 11th – Sunday August 16th

Tickets: Continental market

Location: Gustav Adolfs torg

More information: Continental Market


Soha (Fr/DZ)

French-Algerian Soha is described as a mix of Erykah Badu, Buena Vista Social Club, Sade and Billie Holiday.

She will take the stage in Pildammsparken on Tuesday with her mix of French chanson, jazz, tango, Cuban, pop and soul.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Tuesday August 11th, 7pm

Location: Pildammsteatern, Pildammsparken

More information: Malmö summer program of events

Festival for Gaza

“Ship to Gaza” is a Swedish movement which has a goal to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. The ship will sail from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean via the ports of Europe.

This weekend the group is putting on a festival to raise awareness and funds for the cause.

CILIHILI, APA State Mental, Hanouneh & Kade Quelimane, Samson for President and Tan are among the acts on show in what promises to be a colourful manifestation.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Friday August 7thst, 2pm

Location: Folkets Park, Malmö

More information: Ship to Gaza

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