Sunday, June 09, 2013

Victoriadagen 2013: this year's line-up is announced

It feels like all I'm doing at the moment is bringing news of some annual Swedish summer events - well that's because I am.  And here's another one.

The annual Victoriadagen concert from Öland, which every year on 14th July celebrates the island's national day and Crown Princess Victoria's birthday, always boasts an impressive line-up of Swedish stars from the past and present.  Victoriadagen has an assured place in EuropeCrazy history as it was the place I first saw and heard Salem Al Fakir of course.

No Salem this year (hurry up and make a new solo album soon! Please! We miss you!) however there's the riktig jävla legend that is Tommy Körberg, baby-doll-rock n'roll dansband Top Cats, Louise Hoffsten (complete with her dead fish no doubt), and the younger generation of Swedish musical talent this year is represented by Zara Larsson, Darin and Robin Stjernberg. Robin seems to be popping up everywhere at the moment and his Eurovision adventure will have given him a big boost.  Talking of Eurovision, the organisers have also managed to persuade no less than this year's ESC winner Emmelie de Forest to join the line-up.

More info at

As usual I expect that the event will be broadcast on SVT and later on SVT Play, so that we can all enjoy Darin and Robin's performances.  Really hoping that Robin left those irritating dancers behind in Malmö :)

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