What’s On in Sweden: September 3rd – 9th

What’s on in Sweden: Alternative circus in Stockholm, European qualifiers in Gothenburg and English stand up comedy in Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: September 3rd - 9th


Subtopia Festival

Alternative circus, cabaret and street culture swings into Botkyrka. Loads of acts and mostly free – see website for more

Price: Mostly free

Location: Botkyrka

Date: 2nd – 5th September

More information: Subtopia Festival

The Excellos (UK)

Top class British Rhythm n’ Blues. Get your best threads on and prepare to bop the whole night through! Mouse Zinn and The Domestic Bumblebees support

Price: 120 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 3rd September

Time: 11pm

More information: Debaser

Music Is The Weapon

Twelve piece live band pay tribute to Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Special guests, hip hop duo Supahumans

Price: 120 kronor

Location: Fasching

Date: 3rd September

Time: 9pm

More information: Fasching


A soulful celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder

Price: 170 kronor

Location: Fasching

Date: 4th September

Time: 8pm

More information: Fasching

Nurses (US)

The nurses pull back the drapes on their psych-popadventures in music. This is their only date in Sweden

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Hornstull Strand

Date: 4th September

Time: 9pm

More information: Hornstull Strand

Brazilian Day

A full day of Brazilian activities, music, food and dance in Kungsträdgården

Price: Free

Location: Kungsträdgården

Date: 5th September

Time: From Midday to 8pm

More information: Brazilian Day in Kungsträdgården


Sweden – Israel

U21 Euro qualifier. A chance to see tomorrow’s footballing stars.

Price: 140 kronor (50 kronor)

Location: Gamla Ullevi

Date: 3rd September

Time: 5.30pm

More information: Gamla Ullevi

A Tribute to Queen

Relive the Queen experience with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra and Magnus Bäcklund standing in for Freddie Mercury

Price: 280 kronor

Location: Kronhuset

Date: 2nd to 4th September

Time: 7pm

More information: GWO

Dembo The Rootsman

West African roots and reggae mixed with Gambian Djembe music

Price: 180 kronor

Location: Nefertiti

Date: 4th September

Time: 8pm

More information: Nefertiti



Stand up comedy in English with acts from all over the world. Free snacks and happy hour!

Price: 70 kronor

Location: Southern Kitchen

Date: 3rd September

Time: 6.30pm

More information: Wisecracker’s

The Cavern Beatles

Lookie-likee, soundie-likee… The Fake Four bring Beatlemania to The Palladium

Price: 390 kronor

Location: Palladium

Date: 4th September

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Palladium

The more of us there are, the faster we will reach our goal

Politically motivated performance art from Slovakia.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 7th September

Time: 7pm

More information: Inkonst

Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard

So Tough, So Cute! Jeff lewis is Jarvis Cocker and Ben Gibbard’s favourite lyricist and has been described as “The Big Apple’s best kept secret”

Price: 90 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 9th September

Time: 9pm

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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