What's on in Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: January 15th – 22nd

What's on in Sweden: January 15th - 22nd
Swedish indie rock/pop band Moccasin. Photo: Private
What do Swedish sin, indie rock and international jazz all have in common? They're some of The Local's top picks of things to check out in Sweden this week.

Here's a final call to check out the Swedish Sin Exhibition, which began last spring. If you haven't already got your dose of Swedish sex and sin, January 18th is your last chance to stop by. 

Tagged "Sweden – more pornography, more suicides, more alcoholism and more gonorrhoea every year”, the exhibition has plenty to provoke. In collaboration with Swedish artist Peter Johansson, it aims to expose ”Swedish sin”, both the "myth and the phenomenon." You can find your favourite sin at the Spirit Museum in Stockholm where the exhibition is held, on the western edge of Djugården.

Further down south, Sweden's charming student city Lund hosts the International Jazz Party on January 17th. It takes place in popular student house AF-Borgen, and will feature 10 bands on six stages, in an eight-hour music marathon beginning at 6pm and ending at 2am.

Back in Stockholm, indie band Moccasin will put on their very first gig as part of Emergenza, as part of an international series of events for unsigned bands, originally created in the US. The easily-digested Swedish pop/rock band play at Fryshuset in Södermalm on January 16th. The band consists of three childhood friends who began playing music together as a band two and a half years ago, and another two who'd played with separate bands before.

"For a time, it looked like we might stay in the rehearsal studio for ever," band member Jimmy Fällström told The Local. "But then Emergenza turned up. If anyone is interested to see what happens in the world of unsigned bands in Stockholm, Emergenza gigs is the best way to go." 

In west Sweden more mainstream Swedish music will be played at this year's Gothenburg's P3 Guld event. Indeed, the "tribute to Swedish music and artists" is back this year celebrating artists across nine musical categories. Big names are set to take the stage on January 17th including Linnea Henriksson, Lorentz, Timbuktu, Tove Lo and Zara Larsson. The top Swedish artists who have been nominated with help from the public will perform live at Scandinavium, with prizes set to go to the year's best live performances. 

Click below for more ideas of things to see and do around Sweden in the coming week. Enjoy!

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