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What's on in Sweden: February 13th - 19th

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What's on in Sweden: February 13th - 19th
Stockholm hosting Sonar in 2014. Photo: Sonar
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One of the world's leading electronic music festivals, Sonar, is warming up Stockholm this weekend, while Malmö is celebrating childhood and Umeå's Symphony Orchestra puts on its winter concert.
Leading names from the global electronic music scene are set to get Sweden's capital dancing on Friday and Saturday as Stockholm's Waterfront venue hosts the Barcelona-born Sonar festival for the second time. SBTRKT and Jamie xx are among the headliners.
 
"We really focus on artists that use technology in different ways, for example making their own instruments or using technology as the key tool for what they do - not just on the sound and production of their music but also in the visualisation of their own shows," Sonar's Co-director Enric Palau told The Local.
 
Elsewhere in Stockholm there are plenty of singles events if you're looking to meet new people on Valentine's weekend. Iconic venue Cafe Opera is hosting a huge club night, while you can expect a slightly older crowd at Fasching's soul and disco offering.
 

Stockholm's Cafe Opera. Photo: Cafe Opera
 
Sweden's most northerly city, Umeå preparing for a more classical weekend with music from composers Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin set to feature in the city's Symphony Orchestra's annual winter concert.
 
Our pick of this week's exhibitions is in Malmö, with what loosely translates as 'Life is childsplay' showcasing toys from different eras and looking back at the history of how children have amused themselves.
 
For plenty more tips on things to see and do around Sweden over the next seven days, click on the interactive calendar below. Have fun!
 
 
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