Summer 2019 season has well and truly begun around Europe and our pace has become more relaxed… This summer we’ll once again be traveling to the north, as Sweden is all set to host their 40th edition of the music festival Allsång på Skansen, which will be keeping us company every week until 6 August.
Allsång på Skansen (Sing along at Skansen) is an annual music festival, taking place every Tuesday from late-June to early-August in Sweden. It all seems that it has been a pleasure for both her and the public, as for a 4th time in a row, Sanna Nielsen, who represented the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and came 3rd, will serve as the shows’ host.
Who’s coming on stage?
This week saw the disclosure of the line-up for all 8 shows of this year’s event, and it’s not a surprise that we can meet a great deal of Eurovision-involved artists among them. John Lundvik, who defended the Swedish colours last month in Tel Aviv, Benjamin Ingrosso, who represented them in 2018 and the 1991 Eurovision winner Carola are only 3 of our beloved Eurostars who are going to take to the stage in the weeks to come.
Let’s now check out the entire line-up of the shows and check out which former Eurovision entrants and Melodifestivalen participants we’ll witness this time:
Show 1, Tuesday 25 July
Carola (Sweden 1983, 1991 – winner, 2006)
John Lundvik (Sweden 2019)
Timbuktu & Damn!
Show 2, Tuesday 2 July
Molly Hammar (Melodifestivalen 2015, 2016)
Owe Thörnqvist (Melodifestivalen 2017)
Show 3, Tuesday 9 July
Arvingarna (Sweden 1993, Eurovision 1995, 1999, 2002, 2019)
Benjamin Ingrosso (Sweden 2018)/Felix Sandman (Melodifestivalen 2018)
Show 4, Tuesday 16 July
Ann-Louise Hanson (record 14 times Melodifestivalen participant, from 1963 to 2019)
Bishara (Melodifestivalen 2019)
Molly Sandén (Junior Eurovision 2006, Melodifestivalen 2009, 2012 and 2016)
Show 5, Tuesday 23 July
Show 6, Tuesday 30 July
Orup (Melodifestivalen 1989)
Show 7, Tuesday 6 August
Show 8, Tuesday 13 August
Norlie & KKV
All 8 shows are going to air on the Swedish public broadcaster, SVT.
You can discover more information about the event’s organization here, where you can also make a reservation if you are interested in attending the shows live.
One more cool summer is about to kick off in Sweden, with Allsång på Skansen around the corner! Are you ready?