What's on in Sweden

Five events to get you dancing this week

Five events to get you dancing this week
UK DJ Calvin Harris will headline the Bråvalla festival. Photo: TT
Sweden's biggest music festival Bråvalla kicks off in Norrköping, south of Stockholm, with Calvin Harris and Muse among the big names on the bill and there are plenty more places to party across the country.
1. Bråvalla, Norrköping, June 25th – 28th
More than 50,000 people are expected at Bråvalla festival as it celebrates its third anniversary as Sweden's largest music event. UK dance music darling Calvin Harris tops the bill with other top names including Muse and Robbie Williams. Swedish rock legends Kent will be the biggest homegrown act set to take to the stage. The Local's top tip for the weekend is Norway's all-female-multi-instrument-playing nu-folk ensemble Katzenjammer. Organisers were unable to tell us how many tickets remained on sale by Wednesday afternoon.

2. Midnight Light Tango Festival, Umeå, June 25th – 29th
Umeå in northern Sweden doesn't get dark at this time of year and organisers of the Midnight Light Tango Festival are inviting visitors to feast on some Latin-inspired grooves beneath the bright midsummer sunshine. There are five days of workshops plus the chance to watch world-class Tango stars in action at venues including the city's Västerbotten museum and Folkets hus. DJs from Finland, Germany and Argentina are also flying in to provide some of the evening entertainment.

Tango dancers. Photo: TT
3. Icona Pop, Gothenburg, June 26th
Fresh from performing alongside Sweden's hottest DJ Avicii at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, one of Sweden's biggest electro duos head to the west coast on Friday where they will perform at Liseberg amusement park having already played to sold out venues across Europe this spring.
4. Billy Idol, Stockholm, June 28th
Sweden's capital's set to get a slice of punk rock this weekend with veteran British star Billy Idol heading to Gröna Lund theme park on Djurgården. Expect classic anthems such as 'Dancing with myself' and 'White Wedding' from the singer.
5. I'm on a roof, Stockholm, June 28th
One of Stockholm's superclubs Slakthuset is inviting guests to rave beneath the stars every (dry) Saturday this summer, starting this weekend. The #IMONAROOF concept started in New York last year and is set to being old and new hip hip, R & B, soul, reggae, dancehall and afrobeat to the Swedish capital. Partygoers will also be invited to bathe in a hot tub, get their nails done, have henna tattoos and sample a wide range of cocktails. Admission to the venue (subway stop Globen) is free.

Photo: Slakthuset

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