Music from Sweden – News, events and videos

Here are the latest news and videos from the Swedish music scene. We also follow the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) and the Swedish “Melodifestivalen”.

In the Footsteps of Saint Olav – Concert at St Olave’s Church Hart Street, London, Feb. 8

People have been walking along St. Olavsleden for almost thousand years. The performance in London on Feb. 8 is a concert including the story of the life of St Olav, Olav Haraldsson - from viking to saint - accompanied with folklore, classical music and song from the St Olavs mass.

Gothenburg: Go wild at Way Out West’s 10th anniversary, August 11 – 13

Way Out West will be returning to its home in Slottsskogen Park (Gothenburg) August 11 - 13 for one of Europe´s biggest celebrations of...
Singalong during the ESC, with City Skyliner in the backgroundvideo

This was the Eurovision in Stockholm 2016: Facts and figures, results and impressions

We have a result! The City of Stockholm organized the 61st Annual Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the Swedish TV channel SVT and...
Citydressing, singing tunnels and musical crosswalks during ESC Stockholm

Citydressing, singing tunnels and musical crosswalks during ESC Stockholm

Creativity and playfulness have been important factors for the citydressing during Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. The city centre will be decorated, for more...
Måns Zelmerlöw

Måns Zelmerlöw interview before the Eurovision in Stockholm

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest winner and host for this year’s competition in Stockholm, Måns Zelmerlöw, was in London in February in conjunction with...

Funny: Lynda Woodruff welcomes the artists (ESC 2016)

Sarah Dawn Finer was born and raised in Sweden but has grown up bilingually, with Swedish and English - her father is from the...
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Måns Zelmerlöw performs “Heroes” with children’s choir

During the Melodifestivalen final in Stockholm this weekend Måns Zelmerlöw performed "Heroes" with a children's choir. The acoustic version of his song was very well received...
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Swedish entry for ESC 2016: If I were sorry – Frans

Saturday night we all sat in front of the TV, watching the last round of Melodifestivalen. This is the six-week long Swedish music competition...
City Skyliner to Stockholm during Eurovision Song Contest 2016

City Skyliner to Stockholm during Eurovision Song Contest 2016

One of the news during Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm is an 81-metre tower, which will be placed at the Eurovision Village in the...
Chamber music festival at Hesselby Castle, Stockholm

Chamber music festival at Hesselby Castle, Stockholm, March 2 – 6

Hesselby Castle will be hosting Stockholm's newest music festival. On March 2, a five-day chamber music festival will start at Hesselby Castle in Vällingby, west of...
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Swedish Song of the Year 2015: Lush life – Zara Larsson

This weekend the P3 Guld Music Awards were held here in Sweden. Zara Larsson's hit "Lush life" was crowned Swedish Song of the Year...
The Stockholm Globe gets a facelift before the Eurovision

The Stockholm Globe gets a facelift before the Eurovision

In 27 years a lot of dirt has accumulated on the surface of the Stockholm Globe. Now the tourist attraction gets a facelift before the Eurovision...
Eurovision Song in Stockholm

Eurovision Song Contest parties in central Stockholm

The plans for the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm during May take shape. On January 25, Stockholm will officially take over the hostship of...
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Swedish-Irish footballer Kevin Walker: Christmas Nights

The "Christmas Nights" video was released just two days ago. The artist is Swedish first-league footballer Kevin Walker. Kevin won the Swedish version of the Pop...
The Yasuragi Hotel near Stockholm

Yasuragi Hotel in Stockholm shows exhibition “ABBA in Japan”

ABBA The Museum and the Japanese spa and conference hotel Yasuragi have initiated a cooperation and will present a special exhibition of ABBA's last...
Girl from Sweden – Eric Saadevideo

Beautiful Swedish sceneries: Girl from Sweden – Eric Saade

It's a few months old but I still love this song about a "Girl from Sweden". The video shows some beautiful sceneries from around Sweden...
Hotel Tylösand is "Sweden's Leading Spa Resort 2015"

Hotel Tylösand is “Sweden’s Leading Spa Resort 2015”

During the World Travel Awards gala in Sardinia, Italy earlier this month Hotel Tylösand was crowned as the winner in the category "Sweden's Leading...
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Gothenburg: Zara Larsson sings “Carry You Home” on silent eBus

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson stuns unsuspecting passengers on the number 55 bus in Gothenburg with an acoustic version of her 2014 megahit ”Carry You Home”....

Stockholm chosen to host Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Stockholm will be the Host City of Eurovision Song Contest in May 2016. This was decided on Wednesday this week by Swedish host broadcaster...
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Foo Fighters and the World BBQ Championships in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is preparing for a festive weekend. Foo Fighters will enter the arena Nya Ullevi next Friday on June 12 in front of 60,000...

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