What’s On in Sweden: July 16th – July 22nd

What’s on in Sweden: Jason Rouse in Stockholm, The Gothia Cup in Gothenburg and outdoor cinema Malmö.


All Out Dubstep – Summer Session

The UK Dubstep invasion continues

Price: 80/120kronor

Location: Fabriken

Date: 16th July

Time: 10pm

More information: All Out Dubstep

Human Audio

DJ H.A.S.S. plays ‘Music For Human Beings’ plus live sets from Sin Galore and Black Bug

Price: 50 kronor

Location: Restaurang Landet

Date: 17th July

Time: 8pm

More information: Restaurang Landet

Irma sings Joni Mitchell

Swedish singer Irma Schultz Keller sings Joni Mitchell in Swedish

Price: Free

Location: Galärparken

Date: 17th/18th July

Time: 6.30pm

More information: Stadsteatern

Jason Rouse

Canadian Jason Rouse the Jester from Hell hosts a night of English language comedy

Price: Free

Location: Big Ben

Date: 18th July

Time: 8pm

More information: Big Ben


The Gothia Cup

Don’t put your Vuvuzuela away yet! It’s the World Youth Cup with football teams from 60 countries

Price: See website

Location: Football grounds around Gothenburg

Date: 18th – 24th July

Time: See website

More information: Gothia Cup

Clutch (US) and Firebird (UK)

The only Swedish date on the Clutch world tour. Exclusive to Sticky Fingers!

Price: 265 kronor

Location: Sticky Fingers

Date: 19th July

Time: 8pm

More information: Sticky Fingers

Converge (US)

Hardcore music taken to extremes.

Price: 195 kronor

Location: Brew House

Date: 20th July

Time: 8pm

More information: Brew House

Mike Stern Band

One time Blood, Sweat and Tears guitarist fronts his highly acclaimed jazz band

Price: 320 kronor

Location: Nefertiti

Date: 22nd July

Time: 8pm

More information: Nefertiti


Meet A Genius

A tribute to Elvis Costello

Price: Free

Location: Hedmanska Gården

Date: 16th July

Time: 7pm

More information: Sommar Scen

Lebatos Picnic

BYO picnic with a theme of Peace, Love and Unity. Live Music from King Solo and DAT BOY CEE

Price: Free

Location: Folkets Park

Date: 17th July

Time: 3pm

More information: Folkets Park

Grown In Detroit

Outdoor Cinema. Documentary about urban farming in Detroit. DJ plays an hour before screening

Price: Free

Location: Nobelvägen/Industrigatan

Date: 20th July

Time: 10pm

More information: Sommar Scen

Cedric Watson

Cajun and Blues from Texan musician Cedric Watson

Price: Free

Location: Hedmanska Gården

Date: 21st July

Time: 9pm

More information: Sommar Scen

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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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