Best Live Music in Stockholm

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Stockholm may be more known for being one of the pop music capitals of the world but have no doubt that the live music scene is thriving. And sometimes all you want or need to make things right in your world is an evening (or even an afternoon) of wailing guitars or a groovy jazz bass or a haunting voice that pierces your soul. The nights come alive with music in Stockholm.
Last updated: April 15, 2024
Remember, it’s not just Abba that has put Sweden on the music map – we’ve also given the world Avicii, The Hives, Roxette, The Cardigans, and, well, Europe. And so many more great music acts.

Here are our favourite live music venues in Stockholm.






Debaser Strand

Debaser Strand
Debaser Strand – Photo: © Hampus/Flickr
Debaser is for those who like their rock. It’s actually a group of venues that includes Debaser Medis, Debaser Slussen, and Debaser Strand. While Medis and Slussen have recently closed due to redevelopment Strand is still going strong – although there are fears it too will be but a memory at some point. What does that mean for you? Get there as quick as you can. This is one of Stockholm’s best places to discover up-and-comers on the music scene.
Hornstulls Strand 4, Södermalm


Fasching Stockholm

Fasching – Photo: © Bengt Nyman/Flickr

Do you like jazz? Then Fasching is your place. Stockholm – and Sweden – have had a strong jazz connection since the middle of the last century and the mutual love affair doesn’t show any signs of letting up. This is where top international acts strut their stuff, alongside some of the best Sweden has on offer. Book a table for dinner and you’ll have the best seat in the house when the music begins. And once the musicians pack up their gear put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the top DJs who spin late into the night.
Kungsgatan 63, Norrmalm/City

Södra Teatern

Södra Teatern Stockholm

Known locally as Mosebacke, you’ll find indie bands, touring rock acts, and everything in between in Stockholm’s oldest theatre, Södra Teatern. The 19th-century building is home to seven different stages, both inside and out. The main outdoor terrace during the summer months is particularly recommended – what better way to while away the night than by catching an act under the midnight sun as you gaze across the water to Old Town?

Mosebacke Torg 1-3, Södermalm




Stampen in Gamla stan, Stockholm
Stampen – Photo: © Solis Invicti/Flickr
Located in the heart of Old Town (Gamla Stan) in an old stamp shop (hence the name) and modelled after an American road house, this is jazz and blues at its finest. Dating back to 1968 the Stampen stage has housed a lot of famous musicians such as Monica Zetterlund, Woody Allen, Eartha Kitt, and Charlie Normann. From the after work happy hours to the nightly live acts to the legendary Saturday afternoon open blues jam, this is about as authentic as it gets. The best part of Stampen? Some say the eclectic crowd, others say it’s the idea that a big star passing through town might drop in to jam for a bit. We say it’s the atmosphere, which somehow feels like home.
Stora Gråmunkegränd 7, Old Town

Wirströms Pub

Wirströms Pub, Gamla stan, Stockholm
Wirström’s pub used to be Wirström’s bakery and dates back over 200 years, but in 1998 they changed directions and became the only owned and run Irish bar in the Old Town of Stockholm. Wirström’s is spread over two floors with the main bar on street level and the “Jameson cellar” made up of different rooms and vaults. For the last six years Wirström’s has hosted the Tuesday Blues Jam with Mr Derrick Walker.
Stora Nygatan 13, Old Town

Lilla Hotellbaren, Scandic Malmen

Live music at Scandic Malmen, Södermalm

Scandic Malmen – Photo: © MjauMjauMjauMjau/Flickr

On Götgatan at Södermalm you’ll find Lilla Hotellbaren, the music bar of Hotel Scandic Malmen. Live music, DJ’s and clubs are offered here multiple times a week and it is also a very popular place for and after work with friends. Admission is always free of charge.
Folkungagatan 50-52, Södermalm

Enjoy the great live music scene in Stockholm!

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