Swedish popsensation Eric Saade will perform at Stockholm Pride tonight!
Eric Saade is doing his only concert in Sweden this summer at Parkscenen in Pride Park, Tantolunden in Stockholm, Friday, August 3rd at 22:00.
Stockholm Pride is coming up! The list of artists is still growing and the latest addition is Jedward who recently sang for Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. There is also the international comedienne Margaret Cho, Swedish pop star Agnes, popsensation Eric Saade and many more.
For many Swedes the Eurovision is something special. With ABBA’s Waterloo fresh in the memory we consider ourselves to be the true schlager nation. (The Swedish national competition is Europe’s biggest.) Last year’s disappointing score leaving Sweden out of the actual final turned into a national gay drama trauma. Therefore last night’s semi final win for Eric Saade and his hit Popular was more than welcomed at Stockholm’s most happening gay bar Torget where the Eurovision is shown on big screen. Our correspondent sent us this video:
We’re sure Saturday will be even more hysterical. So if you’re visiting Stockholm this weekend make sure to be ready for Eurovision mania. Why not start your night at Torget where they will be showing the competition live as it all happens. Then head to Zipper, the gay club just off Stureplan, and celebrate whoever wins. If the Irish Jedward boys spandex trousers aren’t enough for you why not watch the show on big screens at SLM? Dress code applies, of course!
Not so into the Eurovision? Garage is open in Kolingsborg and The Dasco, the club’s sweaty success of last summer, is once again The Place To Be. (Haven’t been yet? Well, let’s just say it’s a loo full of hot Swedes – and you of course.)
Queer club 2:an in the Berns basement is also a fabulous choice for a Saturday night in Stockholm. But make sure to be on the guest list if you want to be let into Miss Inga’s VIP world of sin. (For guest list email email@example.com before 9.)
Have an amazing Eurovision weekend!
Image from www.aftonbladet.se Photo: Lina Boström Einarsson
It all culminates this Saturday. After months of anticipation and weeks of shows, the grand finale of Melodifestivalen 2011 takes place in Stockholm on Saturday night.
If you are one of the hundreds of international fans coming to Stockholm this weekend for Melodifestivalen, then you’ll no doubt want to know which artists you’ll be able to catch in the gay clubs.
If you want to continue the party after the big Melodifestivalen finale there are at least three clubs to go to:
“The Worlds Biggest Schlager After Party” is held at lavish Operaterrassen in the Royal Opera House. Schlager queen Charlotte Perelli, winner of the ESC 1999, will be there as well as this year’s Linda Pritchard, Linda Sundblad and multi talented athlete/Mr. Gay Sweden/singer Simon Forsberg.
► Operaterrassen (Karl XII:s Torg) (Metro: T-Kungstrådgården)
► Tickets in advance at Restaurang Torget, Old Town (Mälartorget 13) SEK 140
► At door SEK 200
► 18 years of age
Popular Kolingsborg at Slussen will throw a ‘Mega Mello Party’ and be open for partying through the night with guests such as Dilba, Jenny Silver, Anniela and LeKid – all of them participants in this year’s festival, of course. Note that Melodifestivalen itself will be broadcast on big screens in the Kolingsborg panorama bar.
► Kolingsborg (Slussen) (Metro T-Slussen)
► SEK 150 (SEK 80 for ‘early birds’ at 19.30.)
► 22.00-03.00 (from 19.30 for the live broadcast)
► 20 years of age
Zipper, the happening gay club just off Stureplan, will as always fill its three dancefloors with gay pop, schlager, house and RnB. Schlager devotee DJ Edward af Sillén will be playing the best from this years “Mello” as well as other gay pop tunes that will most certainly make your night magical.
► Zipper (Metro T-Östermalmstorg or T-Hötorget)
► SEK 120
► 18 years of age
Participants in the finale this Saturday: The Moniker, Oh My God!; Sara Varga, Spring för livet; Nicke Borg, Leaving Home; Linda Bengtzing, E det fel på mej; Eric Saade, Popular; The Playtones, The King; Brolle, 7 Days and 7 Nights; Sanna Nielsen, I’m In Love; Danny Saucedo, In the Club; Swingfly, Me and my Drum.
Tonight the third semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2011 takes place. We will see eight performances on the Melodifestivalen stage battling it out for the chance to qualify to the final at Globen, in Stockholm. The winner will represent Sweden at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany.
One of the artists performing tonight is Simon Forsmark, the winner Mr Gay Sweden 2010. Read more about Melodifestivalen 2011 at escdaily.com>>
The winners of the third semifinal are Eric Saade with the song Popular and The Playtones with the song The King.