What’s on in Sweden: October 10th – 17th

Global Supercross champions are speeding into Stockholm, Umeå has got its glad rags on for Fashion Week and Lund is hosting its annual choral festival.

What's on in Sweden: October 10th - 17th
Top supercross stars are riding into Stockholm. Photo: TT
Stockholm is hosting the world's elite supercross riders for the first time in 20 years this weekend. It will also be the first time that professional stars have competed in an indoor arena in Europe.
The Tele2 Arena has been filled with 6,000 tonnes of sand, soil and clay to build a track with giant double and triple jumps up to 30 metres long and comparable with those that usually feature in outdoor competitions.

The UK's Jamie Cullum is among those performing at the Stockholm Jazz Festival this week. Photo: TT
If sport isn't your thing, you can also check out the Stockholm Jazz Festival, one of The Local's top five winter festivals in Sweden (okay it's technically autumn now, but we are already feeling the chill).
This weekend is also the 4th annual Stockholm Burlesque Festival, if you're looking for something a bit more daring. You can read The Local's coverage from last year to find out if it's up your alley.

The Itty Bitty Tease Cabaret from the Burlesque Festival in 2013. Image: John-Paul Bichard
Some of the country's most stylish are in northern Sweden for Umeå Fashion Week, so look out for after parties in 2014's European Capital of Culture.
For a more low-key night out, you could head to Lund, which is holding its annual Choral Festival from Monday October 11th, combining performances from local choirs with visiting international ensembles.
You can find plenty more ideas of things to see and do in Sweden by clicking through our calendar below.


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