What’s on in Sweden: August 14 – 20

What's on in Sweden: August 14 - 20
Anette Olzon, Stockholm fest; Signspotting, Gothenburg fest; Malmö fest
What's on in Sweden: Culture and youth festivals in Stockholm; International music festival and continental market in Gothenburg; Music & arts festival in Malmö.


Stockholm Culture Festival

The fourth Stockholm Culture Festival continues this weekend with a wealth of acts and attractions, from Turkish pop to Capoiera to open-air cinema, for all ages to enjoy.

The festival advertises that 99 percent of its programme is free of charge.

Price: 99 percent free of charge

Time: Tuesday August 11th – Sunday August 16th

Location: Venues across the city

More information: Stockholm Culture Festival 2009

Ung08 – youth music festival

Stockholm youth festival, Ung08, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and remains as popular as ever among the capital’s youngsters.

Adam Heldring, The Voice09, Montt Mardié and Gabbe & Erika are among those displaying their musical wares as the festival warms up into its weekend climax.

Price: 120 kronor

Time: Monday August 11th – Saturday August 15th

Tickets: Ung08 Youth Festival Tickets

Location: Kungsträdgården

More information: Ung08

Clay Ketter at Moderna

Modern Museet’s exhibition of the work of American photographic artist Clay Ketter comes to a close this weekend.

Ketter was at home in Sweden reading the news of hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans when the similarities between the natural disaster and his own body of work dawned on him.

The US-born artist headed for the flood hit area in the company of Nils Bergendahl and this exhibition is the result of their collaboration.

The Moderna exhibition also contains pieces from Ketter’s entire body of work.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Until August 16th, 11am – 6pm

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Clay Ketter at Moderna

Grupo Fantasma (US)

Grupo Fantasma, described as the finest and funkiest Latin orchestra to come out of the United States in recent years, will play live at Södra Teatern next Wednesday.

Described by Billboard magazine as “genre-breaking” and by the Washington Post as “a new generation in Latin music” they bring their impressive resumé to an expectant Stockholm audience.

Price: 240 kronor

Time: Wednesday August 19th, 9pm

Tickets: Grupo Fantasma Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Grupo Fantasma at Kägelbanan


Way Out West Music Festival

Slottskogen will for the third time be transformed into a thriving festival area when Way Out West, well, comes to the west.

The three-day festival is aimed at foreign and well-established Swedish artists and this year features the likes of Lily Allen (UK), My Bloody Valentine (EI), Echo & The Bunnymen (UK) and many, many more.

Price: 1,390 kronor for the festival pass, day tickets and concessions are available.

Time: Thursday August 13th – Saturday August 15th

Tickets: Way Out West Tickets

Location: Way Out West Festival Venues

More information: Way Out West Festival

Gothenburg Culture Festival

The highlight of the Gothenburg entertainments calender – the Gothenburg Culture Festival fills the city’s streets this weekend.

Ballet and carnival, street theatre and symphony orchestra, culinary culture and jazz, hip hop and dance bands, fairy tale and circus, design and poetry, world-class artists and local bands…

Europe, Laleh, Hammerfall, Bob Hund, Veronica Maggio, Markus Krunegård and Junior Boys are just some of the acts on offer.

Time: Tuesday August 11th – Sunday August 16th

Location: Gothenburg Culture Festival Venues

More information: Gothenburg Culture Festival

Continental Market

This traditional continental market has become a feature of the season in Britain for the past five years and can be experienced until the weekend in Gothenburg.

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


Malmö Festival

A 25-year love affair with Sweden’s third city rekindles its allure this week in the shape of the Malmö Festival.

This year’s focus is on arts and design and the city – the festival arena – will be embellished with exclusive and exciting sculptures, installations, fashion shows and exhibitions.

True to the age-old adage that a festival marches on its stomach, the famed food court will focus on local and Fairtrade food.

As for the stage acts, British Asian stand up Shazia Mirza will bring her brand of sardonic humour along with a list of artists far too long to mention here.

The Malmö Festival is free and gives Sweden’s most multicultural city a chance to display its myriad attractions.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Friday August 14th – Friday August 21st

Location: Malmö Festival Venues

More information: Malmö Festival

Everybody Gets Lonely Sometimes

Malmö’s only club where you can shake your hips to live music reopens for the season on Thursday.

The “Everybody Gets Lonely Orchestra” will help you to flaunt those summer tans with a rich blend of instrumental soul and rhythm n’ blues.

The orchestra is made up of members from The Ark, Cardigans, Tummel and more. Very Booker T & the MG’s.

Price: Free until 11pm, then 80 kronor

Time: Thurday August 20th, from 3pm

Location: Debaser, Folkets Park

More information: Everybody Gets Lonely Sometimes at Debaser

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