What’s On in Sweden: July 9th – July 15th

What’s on in Sweden: Street performance in Stockholm, Sailing in Gothenburg and Juliette Lewis comes to Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: July 9th - July 15th
Photo: Jaffa


Yolanda Be Cool (AUS)

The Sydney based latin/afro-beat/house artists perform their ‘We No Speak Americano’ concert

Price: 60 kronor

Location: Södrateatern

Date: 9th July

Time: 9pm

More information: Södrateatern

Stockholm Street Festival

Street entertainers from around the world that will blow your mind.

Price: Free Entry (Pay performers after their acts)

Location: Kungsträdgården

Date: 9th – 11th July

Time: From Midday

More information: Stockholm Street Festival

Kris Kristofferson

Kris helps you get through the night at Cirkus

Price: from 455 kronor

Location: Cirkus

Date: 11th July

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Cirkus

Phenomenal Handclap Band (US)

New York music collective that get hands clapping. Quite a phenomenon.

Price: Free

Location: Debaser

Date: 14th July

Time: 11pm

More information: Debaser


Stena Match Cup Sweden

Competitive sailing and all things boaty on the waters of Marstrand

Location: Marstrand

Date: Until July 11th

More information: Match Cup Sweden

Kris Kristofferson

Gothenburg is paid a visit by the man, the legend, Kris Kristofferson

Location: Trädgårn

Date: 9th July

Time: 7pm

More information: Trädgårn

Scan-Am Quartet feat. Jason Marsalis

A unique collaboration between some of the finest Scandinavian and American Jazz artists. Featuring Jason Marsalis on drums

Price: 180 kronor

Location: Nefertiti

Date: 9th July

Time: 8pm

More information: Nefertiti


Baobab Festival

Grand festival for fair trade and organically minded people. Wide range of activities from music to dance to art.

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Sibbarp

Date: 9th and 10th July

Time: see programme

More information: Baobab Festival

Market days at Katrinetorp

Antiques, Curios and Garden markets at Katrinetorp. Each day packed with talks, events and bargains

Price: Free on Friday, 80 kronor on Saturday and Sunday.

Location: Katrinetorp

Date: 9th-11th July

More information: Malmö Stad

Juliette Lewis

Film star turned rock star. Tour combined with the release of her first solo album ‘Terra Incognita’

Price: 295 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 13th July

Time: 8pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Swedish Pop duo who have made a name in New York, Germany and England

Price: 40 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 15th July

Time: 10pm

More information: Debaser

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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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