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What's on: 10 Swedish festivals you shouldn't miss this summer

Summerburst festival takes over two weekends this summer. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Published: 23.May.2019 08:57 hrs

Wondering what to do in Sweden this summer? Here's our selection of ten great festivals across the country.

1. Lollapalooza Stockholm

Lollapalooza is finally making its Swedish debut this summer in Stockholm. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1991, the festival has become a worldwide phenomenon with shows spanning six countries outside of the United States.

The inaugural Swedish event will be headlined by the Foo Fighters, Travis Scott and Chance the Rapper with appearances from artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Lana Del Ray, the 1975, and Billie Eilish. Lollapalooza Stockholm will take place at the park Gärdet between June 28th-30th and a three day festival pass costs 2,695 kronor.

2. Malmö Festivalen

This free festival in Sweden's third city enters its 34th year in 2019, and typically attracts around 1.4 million visitors. This year Swedish singer-songwriter Albin Lee Meldau will take to the stage alongside artists like Amanda Ginsburg, Fricky and Joy. The festival will take place for one week, starting on August 9th.

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