Sweden: Allsång på Skansen 2018 line-up unveiled

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Summer has arrived in Europe and feelings of relaxation and happiness have begun to become more intense everywhere. That’s also the case in Sweden, with the beloved annual summer music event Allsång på Skansen (Sing along at Skansen) ready to open its curtains and promising to make the summer of its people even more pleasant. 

As with every year, the shows will be taking place every Tuesday. With a total of 8 gigs taking place from 26 June to 14 August, the Swedish national broadcaster SVT is all set to present one more spectacular event, with a number of remarkable Swedish and not only artists joining it.

The shows will be airing on SVT1 and SVT Play.

Sanna Nielsen again on hosting duties

Hosting the shows will be – for the 3rd time in a row – the 2014 Swedish Eurovision entrant Sanna Nielsen, who says very happy and ready for yet another music journey. During the eight shows, she will be accompanied by musicians, comedians and other artists.

Here are the host’s statements:

It’s finally time to get on the beautiful Solliden stage and welcome everyone to the program that has become a part of me and I’m so proud to host. For one more season, we will be singing together and I’m so curious about all our nice guests coming to us this year.

Who will be there?

Earlier today, SVT announced the sets of artists which are going to perform on each of the 8 gigs, set to take place in Stockholm. To our great pleasure, we can easily meet several former Melodifestivalen entrants which we hope to see soon again in the Swedish national competition and of course on the Eurovision stage!

Below you may find the detailed schedule of this year’s event:

Show 1, 26 June

Shirley Clamp (Melodifestivalen 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014)
Peter Jöback (Melodifestivalen 1990, 2010)
Shirin
Jireel

Show 2, 3 July

GES
Linda Pira

Show 3, 10 July

Avantgardet
Markoolio (Melodifestivalen 2009)
Lilla Al-Fadji
Cornelia Beskow
Margaret (Melodifestivalen 2018)

Show 4, 17 July

Alcazar (Melodifestivalen 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2014)
Uno Svenningsson (Melodifestivalen 2007, 2016)
Jojje Wadenius

Show 5, 24 July

Sannex
Amanda Ginsburg
Pernilla Wahlgren (Melodifestivalen 1985, 1991, 2010 and 2013 – as part of the band Swedish House Wives)

Show 6, 31 July

Tove Styrke
Tommy Körberg (Sweden 1969, 1988 and Melodifestivalen 2013, as part of the band Ravaillacz)
Samir & Viktor (Melodifestivalen 2015, 2016, 2018)
Blen
Emma Peters & Hanna Dorsin

Show 7, 7 August

Bo Kaspers Orkester
Petter
Molly Sandén (Junior Eurovision 2006, Melodifestivalen 2009, 2012, 2016)

Show 8, 14 August

Seinabo Sey
Magnus Uggla (Melodifestivalen 2007)
Sven-Bertil Taube

We still don’t know whether SVT is preparing more enthralling surprises for the event. Who knows? Let’s be a little patient and see what happens!

Sweden, get ready and let the show begin! But until then, let’s now enjoy the 2017 Swedish entrant Robin Bengtsson performing his Eurovision entry I can’t go on at last year’s event in Stockholm:

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