This summer, it’s all about Stockholm
Serving up an ever-growing smorgasbord of partying delights, Stockholm is becoming a trailblazer in its own right. We bring you a taste this cultural capital’s finest festivals and fun events…
With its long balmy evenings and vibrant atmosphere, Stockholm is leading the way as the summer-festival-haven, especially as, this year, it plays host to the first-ever Symposium – a week-long celebration of music, technology, innovation and culture.
Here we unveil six of its choicest sunny celebrations of art, music and, of course, good old-fashioned fun. Take note: the Swedes refuse to do anything by halves, so most events span days. Skol.
Symposium (various locations in Stockholm)
The lowdown: Welcoming you to the future of music with a plethora of events from awards to summits, talks and festivals as well as the two-day Brilliant Minds Conference, where music brains will be discussing global trends plus forecasts around music and tech. We’ll be hosting an after-party at our Atelier for said minds, DJs and industry big shots alike.
When: June 8 – 13
Summerburst / AVICII Fest (Gärdet)
The lowdown: Falling under the glittering Symposium umbrella, this two-day extravaganza – held in Gothenburg and Stockholm – offers a sweet lineup, buzzing vibes and a sartorially elegant crowd (so long, neon. Hello there, finest attire). Scandinavia’s ultimate contemporary music event is the event to see and be seen.
When: June 12-13
Price: Tickets from $165.34
Stockholm Street Festival (Kungsträdgården)
The lowdown: From buskers to magicians, fresh beats to jaw-dropping entertainment – this is one party not to be missed. Each year, people flock here to see the weird and wonderful array of street performers from around the world. Be prepared: anything goes.
When: July 2-5
Price: Admission is free
Parkteatern (Parks throughout Stockholm)
The lowdown: Offering free outdoor cinema and a melting pot of arty fun including circus shows, music concerts, as well as modern and classical dance. Fresh air, cocktails at twilight and endless entertainment? Well, if you insist.
When: Events take place in June, July and August.
Price: Admission is free
Stockholm Pride Week (Tantolunden, Södermalm)
The lowdown: One can always rely on Pride to provide an endless mirage of fun and frolics – and this is no exception to the rule. Born in 1998, Scandinavia’s biggest Gay Pride celebration dedicates five days to partying, debates, exhibitions, films and parties throughout the city. Suitable warm-up material for the crescendo, aka Saturday night’s ‘big parade’.
When: 27 July - 1 August.
Price: Passes from $36.31
Tivoli Gröna Lund (Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9)
The lowdown: Stockholm’s one and only amusement park takes entertainment to new heights by hosting a variety of outdoor concerts this summer. Prepare for one helluva ride with the likes of Jessie J, Alice Cooper, Lenny Kravitz and The Offspring (old school, no?).
When: Throughout summer