Stockholm Culture Festival

Stockholm Culture Festival & We Are Sthlm youth festival takes place annually during 5 days in August. Music, circus, dance, etc. Free admission.

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The Stockholm Culture Festival takes place on five consecutive days in mid-August and closes on a Saturday. The festival weekend marks the end of the long Swedish summer holidays as most students have to get back to school on the following Monday.

The culture festival has become a tradition in the event calendar of Stockholm. Since 2006 the festival has attracted Stockholmers and tourists. In 2018 the festival had more than a million visitors, an increase from 2017 by around 300 000.

Culture and music in all genres
The festival fills the Stockholm city centre with all kinds of culture and music in all kinds, for all ages. Admission is free, with the exception of guided walks. Music genres can stretch from pop to rock, gospel, classical, opera, jazz, soul, or world music. In addition to music you can find street art, dance workshops, stand-up comedy, photo exhibitions, theatre performances, films, talks, guided walks and many other activities. Altogether around 600 performances and activities take place during the festival. There is also a festival theme each year, for example Denmark, August Strindberg, or Great Britain (in 2015). In 2018 the theme was Canada and in 2019 the theme will be Space, celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing in 1969.

Usually you can find scenes and stages in the following places (may change from year to year):

Main Stage at Gustav Adolfs Torg (outside the Royal Opera House)
Second Stage at Skeppsbron (by the water 20 meters from the Royal Palace)
Family Area at Norrbro (between the Royal Castle and the Royal Opera House)
Dance Floor at Kungsträdgården (between the Royal Opera House and Grand Hotel)

“We Are Sthlm” youth festival (for teenagers 13 – 19 years)
“We Are Sthlm” is Europe’s largest youth festival. It takes places in the Kungsträdgården park (many Stockholmers just call it “Kungsan”). There are many popular live acts and acitivities can include gaming, obstacle courses, skateboard parks, or dance workshops.



participating in

  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2005


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