Allsång på Skansen, the annual Swedish summer �singsong� kicked off on Tuesday in Skansen. The community singing, which is the exact translation of the word �Allsång�, is all about eating, dancing and having fun watching famous stars on stage performing live in the Skansen wildlife park in Stockholm. The popular event sees this year, as well ,many Eurovision stars and hopefuls, amongst them The Ark, Lasse Berghagen and Nanne Grönvall.
The show is hosted by Anders Lundin known to Eurovision fans as the host of the 2000 contest in Stockholm. Yesterday saw the The Ark in their first appearance after this year's Eurovision Song Contest, as well as Melodifestivalen participants Pernilla Wahlgren and Electric Banana Band. In the weeks to follow the Skansen stage will see the following Eurostars:
Måns Zelmerlöw (Melodifestivalen 2007), Patrik Isaksson (Melodufestivalen 2006)
Lasse Berghagen, who participated for Sweden in 1975 Eurovision Song Contest and who also hosted the Allsång på Skansen from 1993-2003, managing to increase the ratings to an amazing 2 million viewers and, finally, Lasse Holm, composer of no less than five Melodifestivalen winners.
Svante Thuresson (Melodifestivalen 2007)
Peter Jöback (Melodifestivalen 1990) and Marie Lindberg (Melodifestivalen 2007)
E-type (Melodifestivalen 2004 and coach in this year's Lilla Melodifestivalen Artisterna with Shirley Clamp)
Nanne Grönvall ( Sweden 1996 and many times Melodifestivalen participant)
The show is broadcast on SVT in HDTV (High Definition) for the first time this year. Ticketing information in English can be found here .
The complete line up and more information in Swedish can be found here.