Music in Stockholm
Your guide to the city’s swingin’ music scene
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It’s been 16 years since Stockholm welcomed Eurovision, and come May the city will be ready to celebrate what some (but not all!) call the greatest music contest on earth - as only the Capital of Scandinavia can. With 43 countries set to...read more
One of Sweden's most famous and popular festivals are Lucia. It is celebrated every year on December 13 that is also the Lucia name day. All around Stockholm Lucia concerts are arranged, and you should definitely not miss the opportunity to see...read more
When that special time of the year comes around, when it’s dark outside most of the time, and Christmas is around the corner, Stockholm is illuminated by thousands of lights and decorations. If you still have trouble getting into the holiday...read more
Your guide to music in Stockholm
Long known as one of the pop music capitals of the world, Stockholm is no stranger to the live music scene. From groovy jazz bands to experimental electronic tunes, there’s something to suit every musical taste. Dance the night away at Debaser, in Hornstull, every night of the week. Fasching in Norrmalm is all about jazz, book a table for dinner or put on your finest dancing shoes to dance alongside top local and international acts. For the more obscure, the basement at Pet Sounds Bar on Södermalm tends to attract more obscure and indie palates, while Kraken in Globen struts more gothic, metal and industrial names. Snotty Sounds Bar is hip and nostalgic, with ’70s retro decor, indie posters and tattooed bartenders.
If you’re lucky to be in town on December 13, don’t miss a Saint Lucia concert. This Swedish celebration of light dates back to the dark ages, and today typically involves an a capella choir, girls dressed up in white robes and magical candles galore.