Where to See a Concert in Sweden

Planning a trip to Sweden for a music concert? You can see a concert in Sweden for every genre from rock and pop to opera and classical music performed live in clubs, concert venues and open-air stages around town. There is clearly an event each day of the week featuring pop-stars from around the world as well as non-mainstream. Following are some places to see a concert in Sweden.

Drottningholm Palace Theatre

A great way to complete a summer holiday in Sweden is to take a tour of the Drottningholm Palace and take some time to enjoy good classical music. The Drottningholm Palace located in Stockholm with its architectural beauty, magnificence and rich history is not only home to the Swedish royal family but also houses a theatre from the 18th century. The theatre hosts operas in summer that are centred around the authentic performances of works by some of the greatest composers in history including Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Gluck using a stage that has preserved the machinery and stage effects from centuries ago. You can also get to see a guest performance by the Royal Swedish Opera.

Gröna Lund Park

This amusement park located at the city centre is a tourist attraction from the 19th century with several residential and commercial buildings from that time. Along with its over 30 attractions, Gröna Lund is also a popular location for rock and pop music concerts in the summer months. The park has hosted performances by Bob Marley, Jerry Williams, The Boppers, and Jason Mraz to name a few. You can also get to see concerts by The Cardigans, Monster Magnet, Royal Republic, 1975, Rob Zombie, etc.

Malmö Arena

Malmö Arena, the second-largest indoor arena in Sweden is a multi-purpose indoor arena that has served as the venue for concerts, and other sports events. It has been the venue for various concerts and other music shows such as Christmas shows, Sweden’s national song competition (Melodifestivalen), and other musicals. It has hosted artists like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Bob Dylan, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, and many others. You can see a concert by Tamer Hosny at the Malmö Arena in February 2018, Bryan Adams in April 2018 and other great artists scheduled for different times of the year

Berwaldhallen

Located near the American embassy in Stockholm, the Berwaldhallen is really home not exclusively to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (one of Europe’s prominent symphonies), yet additionally to the Swedish Radio Choir. The venue is also remarkable for its design and magnificent acoustics earning it a Europe Nostra architecture award as an “admirably sensibly designed concert hall.” Most SRSO concerts at the venue receive a national live broadcast. Various genres are featured including works like Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, some Ukrainian orthodox music, and even occasional performances by Björk. The Baltic Sea Festival held in pre-fall every year is based at the Berwaldhallen and draws in symphonies from Sweden and abroad.

Gothenburg Concert Hall

Constructed in 1935, this concert hall located near the Art Museum and the City Theatre has a main auditorium with a capacity of 1,300 and a smaller concert hall used for chamber concerts. It is home to the Gothenburg Orchestra. It is renowned for its acoustic qualities and has attracted the record label Deutsche Grammophon who has recorded many works at the Concert Hall. Several progressive rock bands including Roxy Music, Yes, and others, have also performed at the Gothenburg Concert Hall.

Gothenburg Concert Hall