Stockholm Pride has launched a Twitter campaign inviting Russians of the LGBT community to visit the Pride Festival this summer. Pride festivals are banned in Russia until the year 2112. On the website you can compose messages that are translated into Russian and can be posted on your Twitter account.
The inauguration show for ABBA The Museum and Swedish Music Hall of Fame was quite spectacular, turning the entire buildning into a stage with flashing lights and Swedish stars performing Swedish hit songs from different centuries. Artists included Tommy Körberg, Moneybrother, Sara Dawn Finer, Timbuktu, Familjen and Robin Stjernberg who will be singing for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Björn Ulvaeus’ speech (fast forward to 4:00):
Where does music come from? The famous film director Ingmar Bergman once asked that question in a radio show. Well, no one has been able to give an answer of course. But one thing we can now is it goes straight to the heart. Your intellect might try to interfere but music is unstoppable. Stockholm now ha a fantastic new building. A house totally dedicated to music has opened. It’s a great moment and I can’t think of any better words than “Thank you for the music.”
SoFo on Södermalm has been the hip district of Stockholm for a long time. But something is brewing on the other side of the island. The area named Hornstull on the western tip of Södermalm is becoming hot-hot-hot!
Restaurants, cafes and bars are spurting from the grounds colloquially known as “Kniv-Söder”, (“kniv” means “knife”, a reference to the area’s bad reputation in the past. Now some’d like to call it “Fork and Knife-Söder”). Here are some examples.
Hornhuset: One new building, two new restaurants on three floors and a roof top bar. Hornhuset is sure to become a popular hang-out place.
Calexico’s: A brand new Mexican restaurant and bar at the club venue previously known as Hornstulls strand.
Tjoget: A bar, restaurant, pastry shop and classic barber shop all in one. Bearded and tattooed bartenders serve nice cocktails and beers for the connaisseur.
15 April 2013byAnn-Marie Eigert|Categori:Events|(0)
Stockholm is set to really live up to its reputation as a music mecca this summer. Apart from Stockholm Music & Arts, launched last year, two new festivals have been announced!
WWDIS Summer Feast - The club organizer WWDIS (What We Do Is Secret) and Luger arranges a new summer music party at Färgfabriken on the hip south-western side of Stockholm. Death from above 1979, King Khan & The Shrines, Moon Duo, I Break Horses, Goat, Two Gallants, White Fence among the performers. When: 9 July.
Hultsfredsfestivalen - One of Sweden’s signature pop and rock festivals moves to the town of Sigtuna, 40 minutes from Stockholm. Born in 1986 and still going strong. 60 bands are already signed up. Among them Arctic Monkey, Imagine Dragons, ParachuteYouth, Knife Party, Shout out Louds and many more. When: June 13-15.
9 April 2013byAnn-Marie Eigert|Categori:Events|(0)
As part of Culture Night Stockholm, Stockholm Tourist Center invites you to a night of live music with rising stars.
Together with Swedish Music Hall of Fame (opening in May), Stockholm Tourist Center offers a foretaste of Stockholm’s new music scene and some of Stockholm’s premier up and coming artists. In addition, JuiceFabriken will be mixing fruity, energy-boosting drinks to thirsty visitors.
Line up: Linn Öberg, Armand Mirpour, Jaquline Rönneklew, Antonia Vai and Ulrika Windolf.
The weather is unusually cold this spring but also very sunny and pleasant, and the season is here for restaurants and cafes to open up for outdoor service. And sun-thirsty Swedes are going to sit outside no matter what. For example the popular outdoor restaurant Mälarpaviljongen on Norr Mälarstrand is premiering on April 12th and Debaser Slussen is opening its outdoor bar on April 16th.
Stockholm remains the engine of Sweden’s tourism industry. In 2012 Stockholm County had 10.8 million guest nights, an increase of 3 percent compared with 2011. The number of international guest nights in Stockholm increased as well.
Stockholm accounts for nearly a third of the number of international guest nights in Sweden. In 2012 Stockholm had 3.5 million international guest nights, which is an increase of 1.6 percent compared with 2011. The number of international guest nights in the country as a whole decreased by 0.6 percent in 2012.
Germany is the largest international market with over 400,000 guest nights annually, followed by the UK, USA and Norway.
This year’s edition of White Guide was presented last night and unsuprisingly Stockholm restaurants represent the majority of the winners. Sweden’s Best Restaurant is Esperanto in Stockholm. Congratulations!!