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Concerts in Stockholm. A concert during the Lollapalooza-festival in Stockholm.

Photo: Pax Engström

Categories: Bars & Nightlife

Upcoming concerts and music festivals

Publish date: 6 May 2024

With the Swedish music phenomenon in mind, it’s no surprise that Stockholm is home to several iconic arenas, intimate clubs, and unique concert halls. The city is frequently visited by some of the world’s biggest and most influential artists – here are some heading this way soon!

For the full list of concerts, check out our Events Calendar.

Popular concert venues in Stockholm

Stockholm has concert halls both large and small. Here are some of the city's most famous and beloved venues for live music.

  • Avicii Arena and Annexet ­– Formerly known as the Ericsson Globe, Avicii Arena is one of the most iconic buildings in Stockholm. It’s also one of the most popular venues for concerts and big events, with a capacity of 16 000 people. Adjacent, you’ll also find the smaller Annexet.
  • Berns ­– Centrally located Berns is steeped in history. It’s a unique, well-preserved 1860s art nouveau entertainment temple, that’s long been a hotspot for the it-crowd. Berns regularly hosts concerts, and nightclubs, and has several bars and a restaurant. Also adjacent is the Kinateatern theatre which hosts musicals, stage productions, and stand-up comedy.
  • Berwald Hall – Hexagon-shaped Berwald Hall is sometimes referred to as “the mine” since most of the venue is located underground. Built in the late 70s it’s primarily a venue for classical music and orchestral concerts. Berwald Hall is owned by the Swedish Radio and is home to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir.
  • Cirkus and Skadiascenen– Circus was built in 1892 as a permanent arena for visiting circus companies. Today it’s mainly used for concerts, musicals, and stage shows. In 2015 Circus opened a second stage in the newly built Skandiascenen annex.
  • Debaser Strand ­– Named after the Pixies song, Debaser is a beloved venue for small and midsized bands and artists. Besides the main hall, with room for 750 concertgoers, Debaser has a Mexican restaurant (Calexico’s) and a smaller bar (Bar Brooklyn).
  • FaschingMany of the world’s most renowned jazz virtuosos have at some point or another graced Fasching’s stage; since 1977 the former discotheque has been Stockholm’s premiere spot for jazz music.
  • Friends Arena – With a capacity of 75 000 attendees, Friends Arena in the suburb of Solna is Stockholm’s largest concert arena. Since its inauguration in 2012, it’s hosted some of the world’s most celebrated artists and bands. Friends Arena is also home to the Swedish men’s national football team.
    (note: from June 2024, the arena will be known as Strawberry Arena)
  • Fållan – One of the newest additions to Stockholm’s live scene, Fållan opened up in 2019. Focusing primarily on small to midsize bands and artists, Fållan also hosts regular clubs and events. Fållan is located in Stockholm's former meatpacking district, near Avicii Arena.
  • Gröna Lund – Although better known as an amusement park with roller coasters and "haunted house"-attractions, Gröna Lund also opens up its main stage every summer, booking both Swedish and international bands and artists for unique concerts in the middle of the tivoli.
  • Hovet – Hovet was the Swedish national hockey team's home arena, until 1989 when Avicii Arena (then known as Stockholm Globe Arena) was built. Since then, the 8000-seater venue has been, primarily, a concert venue but is still used both for hockey games and other events.
  • Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (in Swedish) – Kulturhuset on Sergels Torg, houses several exhibition halls, libraries, and a theater. In 2022, the culture hub also started hosting concerts in a larger capacity, focusing on mid-size and smaller bands and artists.
  • Münchenbryggeriet– Up until 1971 the factory on the banks of Södermalm known as Münchenbryggeriet was a beer brewery. Today, the large bricked building acts as a conference, event -and concert venue.
  • Musikaliska – Centrally located Musikaliska was in the former care of the Royal Music Academy. Although ownership of the venue has changed several times over the years, it’s still an important space for classical music in Stockholm.
  • Nalen – Nalen had its heydays in the ’40s and ’50s as a popular jazz nightclub. Although larger clubs and concert venues have popped up since Nalen is still a beloved concert hall. And anyone that wants to revisit the age of big band dance nights still gets the opportunity several times a year.
  • Slaktkyrkan – Situated in the area known as Slakthusområdet (Stockholm’s old meatpacking district), Slaktkyrkan was originally an abattoir. After extensive renovations, the building reopened in 2018, as a music venue for smaller bands, clubs, and niche music festivals.
  • The Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset) – The grandiose Stockholm Concert Hall was built especially to house the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from being a venue for world-class concerts, it hosts the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Polar Music Prize.
  • Stockholm Waterfront – The congress center and hotel Stockholm Waterfront is located in central Stockholm, just a short walk from the central station. Waterfront has also become a popular venue for concerts.
  • Södra Teatern – Södra Teatern on Södermalm was built in 1853 which makes it one of the oldest theatres still in use in Sweden. Besides concerts, stage productions, and nightclubs, Södra Teatern opens up its beloved summer terrace bar during the summer months with a great view of Djurgården and Gamla Stan.
  • Tele2 Arena – Multipurpose Tele2 Arena is one of Stockholm’s largest venues with a capacity of 45 000 people. Since opening up in 2013 it’s hosted some of the world’s biggest artists and as well as large sports events.