This new festival in Sweden lines up perfectly with when I am going to be in Stockholm. I checked out Björk's Bestival setlist and looks like festivals are guaranteed a couple old tracks. Seeing Björk in Sweden sounds awesome... Almost as awesome as seeing Blur in Göteborg the next weekend.
Stockholm is a city that truly comes to life in summer and Skeppsholmen, surrounded by the city’s glittering water landscapes, lies at the heart of this yearly revival. Acting as a cultural hub for both Sweden and Scandinavia, Stockholm is a city well deserving of its own international music festival. Stockholm Music & Arts is this festival and with food, drink and good company we will celebrate the city, summer, art and music in a distinctive urban archipelago setting.
Continuing the tradition of Skeppsholm’s Festival, Stockholm Jazz & Blues and Sthlm Jazz Fest, we aim to provide a high quality program that is both ambitious and unique that will help expand the musical and cultural horizons of our nation’s capital. From August 3-5, 2012, Stockholm Music & Arts will offer a program that combines intelligent art with distinct musical artistry – some of the best Sweden and the world have to offer.
Antony and the Johnsons
Patti Smith & her band
Jamie N Commons
Anna Von Hausswolff