6 days. 600 acts. Tomorrow it all starts. The Stockholm city centre transforms into a huge display of culture and this year’s theme is United Kingdom. Raw meets delicate, international meets domestic, and modern street meets classical stage when Stockholm Culture Festival starts on August 11 and lasts until August 16. Free entry.
Classic British post-punk starring Peter Hook and the Light, Jazzvoice superstars Dee Dee Bridgewater and Georgie Fame and Northern Soul take over the Main Stage. 7,000 dominoes around the city, Pop Art super-structures at Norrbro and world famous pianos-as-art throughout the city for our United Kingdom theme. More information on the UK theme.
The Kulturhustaket roof terrace returns with film nights and talks under the stars. Chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins at the British newspaper the Guardian, and the culture editor at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter Björn Wiman, talks about the latest debates in media, arts and society, with a focus on the UK. The entire Kulturhustaket programme.
The festival’s newest stage Skeppsbron presents artists such as Deepa Nair Rasiya, crossover and folky Indian vocals, Tensta Gospel choir together with guest artist Sabina Ddumba and Kristin Amparo and Loney Dear, soulful indie folk with an orchestra whose songs are at once epically orchestral and intimately beautiful. The entire Skeppsbron programme.
Sergels Torg becomes the showground for a week-long cavalcade of the best in contemporary European dance and circus. Amongst others Ganidini Jugglers will perform their show Smashed, where the audience should watch out for flying teapots (!) and CandoCo Dance Company is here with Two for C. The entire Sergels torg programme.
Europe’s biggest festival for young people We Are Sthlm takes over Kungsträdgården, with a star-studded line-up and a daytime programme packed with activities. Artists like Zara Larsson, AronChupa and Tim Henri takes Main stage. More information on We Are Sthlm.
The Stockholm Culture Festival is free entry, takes place 11–16 August, and offers something for all ages. Welcome!