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For a long time, there was only the Stockholm Jazz Festival, but during the last years there's been a few new exciting additions. Great for the music life, and great for visitors who prefer staying in apartments (or nice hotels) instead of living in a damp tent.
Dans Dakar, June 1th.
Dance oriented groups like Prodigy, Röyksopp and Justice, show up for this one day festival. The festival is at the university in the north of Stockholm.
Hultsfredsfestivalen. June 13-15th
Still named after the small town in the middle of Sweden where it was based until 2012, this year The Hultsfred Festival has moved to Sigtuna just outside Stockholm. So far the biggest name is My Bloody Valentine, but check out their website as they've only gotten started.
Stockholm Music & Arts, August 2-4th
Prince, Rodriguez, First Aid Kit, Regina Spector and Billy Bragg are among the artists performing this year. If the weather is good, the experience will be amazingl. The festival is located on Skeppsholmen, a small island with Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) and not much else.
Popaganda, August 30-31th
They have not released any names yet, but in the last years groups like Belle & Sebastian and Arcade Fire have played here, so you probably can guess that it is mainly alternative bands. The festival is at Eriksdalsbadet, and close to the popular summer hang out Trädgården under bron (The garden under the bridge).
Stockholm Jazz Festival, 14-20th October
This year the only known booking is Avashi Cohen with strings, but Stockholm Jazz Festival usually get a strong line up of artists. And it is not only jazz either. During the years, it has been visited by Kanye West, Steely Dan and Mary J Blige.