In June one of the world’s largest and most colourful music and lifestyle festivals hits Stockholm! Lollapalooza touches down on the 28th-30th of June at Stockholm’s festival plats, Gärdet.
With headlining acts like Lana Del Ray, The Foo Fighters, Chance the Rapper and Travis Scott, plus a banging line up including Lykke Li, Eric Prydz, The Hives, Mike Perry, Molly Sanden, Brockhampton, HOV1 and Billie Eilish, everyone’s tastes are catered for.
Stockholm’s most celebrated food trucks, festival merchandise, 360 degrees of chilled-out good vibes and some unforgettable instagram moments over the course of 3 days, 4 stages and with 70 different acts. Best of all, it’s totally family friendly.
Their kids only festival, Kidzapalooza is a mini-festival within a festival. A separate area for the under 10s with creative and interactive stuff, non-stop fun and music. More info is due to be released later in the spring. **NOTE** Kid’s tickets for the event include protective earmuffs and there is no onsite daycare, a child must be accompanied by an adult at all time.
Check out the newly released line-up, festival schedule and ticket offers on their Lollapalooza Stockholm website.
After the massive success of EuroPride in 2018 with West Pride, Stockholm Pride returns in 2019 between the 29th July – 3rd August. Once again, Stockholm’s streets will welcome thousands to celebrate in techni-colour.
Over the course of the 6 day festival musicians, performers and stars from all over the world will be taking to the stage. The centre of the action will be taking place at Östermalms IP. Food trucks, carnival atmosphere, music and performers including Mel C, Pussy Riot, Village People and Icona Pop. To accompany the performances at Pride Park panel discussions, talks and seminars will be led at Pride House.
Of course, Stockholm Pride isn’t complete without the epic Pride Parade. Saturday, 3rd of August starting at Stadshuset, 13:00. Pitch up at anywhere along the route or look out for the designated pride points on Tegelbacken or Stureplan. Pride Parade is a shower of love, colour, glitter and freedom…
For tickets to any of the shows, more information about what’s on at Pride House and details of how to take part in Pride Parade, head straight to Stockholm Pride’s website.
Stockholm’s annual summer culture festival starts up on the 13th August. The 5 day festival takes place all over Stockholm City with most of its performances and shows taking place around King Gustaf Adolfs torg, Karl XII:s torg (Dansbanan), Skeppsbron, and Jacobs kyrka.
The 2019 hasn’t yet been released but you can join the waiting list via the Stockholm City website and keep up to speed with what’s on.
Last year’s festival had 1.1 million visitors, no part in thanks to its hit show Aquanauts, a acrobatic, water-based, synchronized swimming extravaganza that took place in the lock, just outside the Royal Palace.
Since 1942, Parkteatern has invited Stockholmers and visitors to explore fantasy worlds in the city’s parks and green spaces. The performers and productions have transported millions of visitors to far flung kingdoms with musical vibes and beautiful words. Taking advantage of all the public green spaces in Stockholm and filling them with theatre, music, fun, dance and drama for 75 years.
It’s free, it’s always outdoors, you come as you are and it’s first come, first serve. You can bring a picnic, or sometimes shop something whilst you’re there. When they say it’s outdoors, it’s really outdoors, always take a waterproof!
The programme begins in June and runs all the way through summer until the end of August. 2019’s programme hasn’t been released yet but you can join their emailer list to be kept up to date with all the new releases.
One of Littlebearabroad’s favourite summer festivals. There is nothing quite so spectacular as sitting under the star lit night, watching classic movies. Stockholm Film Festival host their 5 night mini-film festival in Rålambshovsparken, the perfect spot for a Stockholm Sommarbiokväll.
This year’s line up includes Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Wes Anderson’s Darjeeling Limited.
Great for a date night – take a blanket, a picnic and leave the kids with a babysitter!
Throughout May and June, Stockholm Under Stjärnor and TAK are presenting a terrific line up of movies on Sunday evenings from 19:00. Film Sundays are always for free but not always totally family friendly. Double check the screening before you decide to go.
For those of us with slightly older children, between 13-19, We Are Sthlm is the cooler version of Stockholm’s Kulturfestival. It’s free, it’s packed with concerts, workshops, dance and poetry performances. There is usually an annual theme that directs the purpose of the festival.
Check out the We Are Sthlm website for further details.