What’s On in Sweden: May 14th – 20th

What’s on in Sweden: Erotica in Stockholm, Badminton in Gothenburg and The Almighty Defenders in Malmö.


All Out Dubstep

Guset DJs from the UK dBridge and Instra:mental bring the latest in dubstep, grime and Drum n’ Bass

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Fabriken

Date: 14th May

Time: 11pm

More information: All Out Dubstep

Concrete Royale #4: Battle of the Sexes

The great gender battle will finally be settled over the decks at Kolingsborg. DJs from Berlin and the UK mix it up with local talent

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Kolingsborg

Date: 15th May

Time: 10pm

More information: Kolingsborg

Fair Erotica

The biggest erotic fair in Sweden with guest performances by The Chippendales and Sweden’s striptease elite.

Price: 250 kronor

Location: Alvik

Date: 12th – 15th May

Time: from 6pm

More information: Fair Erotica


Olivia Stevens completes her European tour with a tribute to Jaques Brel and Edith Piaf

Price: Free

Location: Berns Asiatiska

Date: 16th May

Time: 9pm

More information: Berns

The Slits

Legendary British punk band The Slits play Hornstull

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Hornstull Strand

Date: 18th May

Time: 9.30pm

More information: Hornstull Strand


Pride 2010

Whether you’re H, B or T (Gay, Bi or Trans) or simply curious, Gothenburgs HBT Festival has something for everyone.

Price: See website

Location: Various locations

Date: 12th – 16th May

More information: HBT Festivalen (PRIDE)

Indie Choir

Gothenburg’s Indie choristers take on everyone from Radiohead to Kate Bush

Price: 90/100 kronor

Location: Salvation Army Hall (Frälsningsarméns lokal)

Date: 13th – 15th May

Time: see website

More information: Indiekoren

Universal Pop Lab and Parralox (AUS)

Live synth pop heaven

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Pusterviksbaren

Date: 16th May

Time: 8pm

More information: Pusterviksbaren

International Badminton

A shower of shuttlecocks with competition in various age groups and classes.

Location: Alelyckans Sportcenter

Date: 14th – 16th May

More information: Vårvinden


All Out Dubstep

Guset DJs from the UK dBridge and Instra:mental bring the latest in dubstep, grime and Drum n’ Bass

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 15th May

Time: 11pm

More information: Inkonst

Best Coast (US)

The cool sounds of Californian beaches, surfing and the ocean come to Malmö

Price: 40 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 19th May

Time: 9.30pm

More information: Debaser

The Black Lips, King Khan and The Almighty Defenders

Two of the world’s most talented and craziest ensembles collaborate with great results!

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 20th May

Time: 9pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

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Stockholm Open set to serve up a storm

The ATP Stockholm Open hits the Swedish capital on Saturday with international players vying for a piece of the €530,000 ($718,000) pie. Will it be a local Swede who takes out this year's title? The Local chats to the tournament organizer to find out more.

Stockholm Open set to serve up a storm

“All the sponsors, players and organizers are getting ready, I’m really excited,” tournament spokesman Christian Ahlqvist told The Local over the phone, with the sound of tennis balls thwacking around in the background.

Held inside Stockholm’s Royal Tennis Hall, the tournament has been played every year since 1969, attracting some of the biggest tennis names in Sweden and the world.

“All the big Swedish players have played in the Stockholm Open, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander. Former world number one Roger Federer won the title in 2010. We’ve had some really great players, its always been one of the tournaments to play in,” explained Ahlqvist.

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Headlining this year’s contingent is Spanish world number four David Ferrer who is tipped to take home the trophy.

“Ferrer is coming from Shanghai, he’s a great player and he’s always performed very well here,” said Ahlqvist.

But if you thought it was a one horse race, think again. Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Polish giant Jerzy Janowicz (who is over two metres tall), both 22, are two young players looking to challenge Ferrer and show the tennis world that they belong at the top.

However the odds are against Sweden netting the championship. World number 444 Markus Eriksson is the only confirmed Swedish player so far, although more may find their way through in Friday’s final qualifications. But statistically, the odds aren’t historically in the Swedes’ favour, with the last winner, Thomas Johansson, in 2004.

A strong Swedish presence in the singles may be lacking, but the Swedish men are expected to do better in the doubles.

“Jonas Björkman is making a comeback in the doubles with one of the best doubles players in the world, Robert Lindstedt. So that will be interesting to see,” said Ahlqvist.

As for a tip for the winner, Ahlqvist likes world number 41 Jarkko Nieminen from Finland.

“Jarko is someone who’s been a bit on and off the court with injuries. He’s played here so many times before, he’s almost a Swede. Everyone would love to see him win one.”

Saturday marks the opening ceremony for the Open, which will be held on centre court and is free for everyone. The tournament begins on the same day, with the final scheduled for Sunday the 19th.

Josh Liew

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