Stockholm Culture Festival 2018

By on June 17, 2018

With one of the world’s premier circus countries – Canada – as a theme country, this year’s Cultural Festival will offer special circus art with crazy companies like Machine de Cirque, Throw2Catch and hair hanging Capilotractées.

Even more circus it will be with the year’s special event – AQUANAUTS with Circus Cirkör – an innovative performance where artsim marries with newcircus in the center of Strömmen.

But probably is the most exciting circus visit Artcirq, an inuit company resident in Igloolik, north of the polar circle in Canada. Artcirq was started on the basis of a willingness to change Igloolik’s social situation with teenage suicide and unemployment by just circus.

In addition to performing, the company will participate in talks, hold workshops and show the documentary Circus Without Borders

– Musically offers the 2018th festival on international breadth, high level and unique meetings. On the festival’s biggest stage at Gustav Adolf Square (GAT) visits Saami rapper Maxida Märak, the Canadian group A Tribe Called Red, recently named the best group of Juno Awards *. Sabina Ddumba on Thursday night and Jamaica’s reggae legend, Beres Hammond on Friday night, will get the whole square on the feet. Japan’s most famous taiko drum group, Yamato, returns to Stockholm to enrapture the audience and more artists are released in the summer, says Philippa Staffas, artistic director of the Stockholm Cultural Festival.

The Skeppsbro stage continues to be the festival’s playground for world music, jazz, soul and experimental expression. It promises high class song with Canadian star Emilie-Claire Barlow, delicately with the Swedish jazz artist Amanda Ginsburg, crazy 1600s alehouse fusion with Baroque soloists and Inuit throat singing along with Celtic punk and folk rock featured by The Jerry Cans.

For the younger visitors there are Finnish Origo who create baby circus and Clown Medicine – The hospital clowns from Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, which for the first time invite all of Stockholm to a world that is not widely seen. Even this year, dance, dance and more dance will be on Karl XII’s square with Streetstar, which runs all day with Disco and theme days with, among others, West Coast Swing and Rockabilly.

The Festival’s new playground, Jacob’s Church, is the place for the inquisitive with in-depth talks and films on the subject of Canada.

– The cultural festival is an example of the city’s cultural policy; here meets world stars, Stockholm talents and cultural expressions for all tastes. Here’s everything for free and here we can discover Stockholm as well as visitors that we did not know we were looking for, says Emilia Bjuggren (S), Labor Market, Sport and Culture Council.

Stockholm Culture Festival 2018
Where: Stockholms city
When: 14-18 August
How: Free entrance

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Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm