This weekend is busy busy busy! Stockholm seems to be in the perfect party mood.
On Saturday Jessica Folcker is performing at the club SaturGay and Danny Saucedo at Star Gay Disco. Moxy, one of the best and largest lesbian clubs are having their big summer party on Saturday and the summer clubs Before and Boyz & Boyz will have their premieres at Mälarpaviljongen. And do not miss a visit to Berns where you’ll find the mixed club Wide Open, that Metro recently named one of the hottest clubs this summer.
At the same time 25 000 people are attending Summerburst Festival 2012. Summerburst Festival is an open air house music festival at the Stockholm Stadion with celebrated DJ’s like Calvin Harris, Adrian Lux and Sebastian Ingrosso (part of Swedish House Mafia).
It’s only three days left until Stockholm’s biggest yearly event takes place – Stockholm Pride!
If you can’t wait until Stockholm Pride’s big opening party on Monday you have some pre-pride parties to choose from.
Saturday July 30
Girls: Club KG Megaparty #3 – PRE-PRIDE PARTY
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Debaser Medis. Free entrance until midnight, then SEK 100.
Boys: GARAGE Summer Edition PRE-PRIDE PARTY Hosted by Leo.B & Tommie X
Kolingsborg. Free entrance until midnight, then SEK 80.
Sunday July 31
PRE-PRIDE PARTY at Patricia
The Sunday nights onboard the old steamer Patricia are legendary. Stunning view from the sun deck. Slussen. SEK 100.
Check out QX Gay Map for more parties and events.
For the sixteenth year, QX is publishing the QX GayMap for Stockholm in English. A map covering all the LGBT-friendly restaurants, bars, clubs and events in Stockholm.
The GayMap is available online and in print. Pick up your copy at Stockholm Tourist Center or at many of the restaurants, cafées and bars in Stockholm.
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Perhaps the most characteristically Swedish tradition of all is the Midsummer celebration, celebrated on June 24, the longest day of the year when the sky never goes dark.
Most Stockholmers leave for the archipelago or the countryside during the weekend, but those who stay behind have options too.
Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, holds a grand Midsummers celebration with dancing and games to Swedish folk music around the maypole, decorated with flowers and leaves. Many participants wear traditional folk costumes and wreaths of flowers in their hair. Midsummer is celebrated outdoors in similar fashion at locations throughout Sweden. A traditional midsummer meal includes herring, fresh potatoes, beer and snaps. As this is a major national holiday many places in Stockholm are closed on Midsummer Eve and -Day (June 24-25).
Celebrate midsummer with Miss Inga at Bistro Berns in central Stockholm!
The festivities starts at 11AM, with the decoration of the maypole. Your hostess, guiding you through the festivities, is the artist Miss Inga. At Bistro Berns you can enjoy the midsummer menu from noon on. Don’t miss to book your table by calling +468-566 325 15
The outdoor party goes on until 10PM and continues at Berns Terrace and nightclub with dancing and dj sets all night.
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One of the new hot LGBT clubs this summer is La Roche at the outdoor terrace at fashionable Café Opera. When Café Opera opened up in 1980 as a brasserie with nightclub and casino, it immediately became one of the most famous clubs in the country and has remained so. Among the guests are royalties as well as international stars and celebrities.
La Roche, every Sunday from 10 pm to 3 am. Visit QX GayMap for more information about the LGBT nightlife in Stockholm.