What’s on in Sweden: September 19 – 25

What's on in Sweden: September 19 - 25
Stevie Wonder/Photo: Juan Pemte/Photo: Viveca Ohlsson
What's on in Sweden: September 19th - 25th. Stevie Wonder, Beer & Whisky festival and American Football in Stockholm; Japanese tattoo art and Masters golf in Gothenburg; Prince and Tibet tributes in Malmö; Puppet theatre in Lund.


Stevie Wonder

One of the most well known and loved artists of all time comes to Stockholm this weekend – veteran Motown crooner Stevie Wonder.

25 time Grammy winner Stevie is on his first European tour for ten years and just called to say: “Thank you can never be said enough. This tour is a celebration of life, music and thank yous.”

Price: 325-850 kronor

Location: Globen

Time: Friday September 19th, 7.30pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.globearenas.se

The Vaselines + Bonnie & Clyde

Scottish cult band the Vaselines visit Stockholm and have already sent the music press into a frenzy of heightened expectation.

Debaser is proud to present the band given legendary indie status by their number one fan Kurt Cobain – the lead singer Frances even lent her name to Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean.

Oh, and they can play a bit too.

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgarplatsen 8

Time: Saturday September 20th, 7 pm

More Information: http://www.debaser.se

Arabic concert

Globen will be filled on Saturday evening with music and humour, with six popular Arabic artists there to entertain the audience.

The concert brings together artists Haifa Wehbe, Najwa Karam and Fares Karam from Lebanon with Shada Hassoun from Iraq – the winner of the country’s version of Idol, with comedian Bassem Feghali. The presenter for the evening is Armenian celebrity Nishan.

Price: 365 – 1015 kronor

Location: Globen

Time: Saturday September 20th, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.globearenas.se

American Football

Swedish Championship final – American Football Super Series.

This Sunday, the Stockholm Mean Machines will battle it out with the Arlanda Jets in the final of the Swedish national American football series.

Price: 100/150 kronor

Location: Zinkensdamn IP

Time: Sunday September 21st, 4.00pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information:www.amerikanskfotboll.com

Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival

The Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival is regarded as the world’s biggest and most highly reputed whisky festival, and is one of the world’s three biggest beer festivals. Presenting over 500 national and international beers, ciders and whiskies, there are many activities to choose from including expert seminars, tastings, awards and a lively entertainment line-up. Please note, the minimum age for entrance is 20.

Price: 190 kronor, which includes a glass of tasting beer and ‘beer school’!

Location: Factory, Nacka Strand, Augustendalstorget 6

Time: 18th-20th & 25th-27th September, 3pm

More Information:www.stockholmbeer.se

or Tel: +46 8-601 22 00.


The best of the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra

The Gothenburg Wind Orchestra has a 103-year heritage and 15 albums under its belt. The orchestra performs 130 times a year and therefore has a wide repertoire to choose from. Kronhuset plays host to the GWO playing a best of selection of their hits and will jump across the genres from jazz to musical. They are directed by Alexander Hanson.

Price: 40-155 kronor

Location: Kronhuset, Postgatan

Time: Friday September 19th, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.gwo.se

The Art of Japanese Tattoos and Butoh dance

For thousands of years man has felt the need to express himself through tattoos. The history of the tattoo is part of maritime cultural heritage and this exhibition at Gothenburg’s Maritime Museum shows Japanese tattoo art developed from a craft tradition dating back several centuries. An art form created in the East and the inspiration for the tattoo art of the western world.

The exhibition seeks to prompt questions about man’s infinite and timeless need to ornament his body, but also about how cultural heritage is created and renewed and features the art of contemporary artist Yoshihito Nakano a.k.a. Horiyoshi III.

This Sunday will be a demonstration of Butoh dance by the dancer Frauke.

Price: 40 kronor, free for those under 25

Location: The Maritime Museum, Karl Johansgatan

Time: Sunday September 21st, 1pm

More information: www.sjofartsmuseum.se

2 new days of hip-hop – Pump up the jam

Europe’s stars of hip-hop and street take to the stage for a family performance of Pump up the Jam on Pustervik Theatre’s main stage.

The day will include work-shops in street-arts, breakdance, graffiti and rap/dj with competitions, debates and a laser show as a a finale.

Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

Time: Sunday September 21st

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.pustervik.goteborg.se

European Masters Golf

Europe’s leading lady golfers will visit Lycke golf course outside of Marstrand to compete for the Gothenburg Masters.

This is the first time in ten years that a European tour event has been played in the Gothenburg region so take the chance to take a trip out of town.

Price: 140-250 kronor

Location: Lycke golf course, Tofta

Time: Thursday September 18th – Sunday September 21st


More Information: www.goteborgmasters.com


European Social Forum

The fifth European Social Forum takes place this weekend in Malmö. Under the slogan “Another world is possible” the forum will host four days of seminars, debate, demonstration, protests, film, music and informal meetings.

More than 20,000 people are expected to participate in the forum’s main event – a massive demonstration against capitalism and environmental damage on Saturday afternoon.

Price: 40 Euro

Location: Folkets Park and locations across the city

Time: Thursday September 18th – Sunday September 21st


More Information: www.esf2008.org

An Evening with Prince

Some of Sweden’s most exciting stage performers come to Malmö’s Debaser on Wednesday to pay tribute to the artist once again known as Prince.

Prince is recognized to be one of the most original and interesting artists of all time and the line up of Timbuktu, Tingsek, Titiyo, Pauline Kamusewu and Svante Lodén are sure to do his musical legacy justice.

The evening includes a showing of a US documentary and an SVT archive concert performance of the small-scale star with the large-scale following.

Price: 175 kronor

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

Time: Wednesday September 24th, 7.30 pm


More Information: www.enafton.com

Artists for Tibet

An evening to show support for the Tibetan people and their struggle for freedom from Chinese rule. Featuring Tibetan musician Loten Namling, Emil Jensen, Therese Merkel and Felicia Carlberg of the Songs for Tibet project.

Profits from the evening will be donated to the Tibetan people and projects run by H.H. The Dalai Lama’s government.

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29

Time: Friday September 19th, 9pm


More Information: www.inkonst.com


International Puppet Theatre Festival

Puppetry is a highly esteemed art form in Taiwan, enjoyed by both young and old people. One of the country’s best known exponents of the traditional art form, the Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theatre can be experienced at the International Puppet Theatre Festival (InterDock08) in Lund.

The festival unites troupes from China, Taiwan, Burma and Thailand with their Swedish hosts.

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Kulturen, Tegnérsplatsen

Time: Wednesday September 24th, 5.30pm


More Information: www.interdock.se