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.