The Studio Barnhus crew (Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist) have a new project underway. They’ve announced that this summer they’re starting a new outdoor music festival, coming to Vitabergsparken this weekend. Entitled Parkfesten, and developed in collaboration with the beer brand TT, they’ve curated a line-up of international and local acts, with a range that stretches from techno to reggae. We had a quick chat with Boman ahead of the festival.
Where did the idea for Parkfesten come from, and what kind of identity did you want the festival to have?
We’ve had the idea for a Studio Barnhus festival for a long time, a type of eclectic festival with a diverse lineup and cross-over art experiences. something that attracts a diverse audience with a big age spread, maybe something that reminds me of the festivals my parents used to take me to. It turned out that TT had been thinking of a similar idea so we started brain storming this concept called Parkfesten, which is probably is best described as a “updated 70’s hippie park festival”. I’m hoping for a lot of bare feet, friendly vibes and flowers in hair.
Jul 14, 12:00-20:00, Vitabergsparken
VERO, Stockholm’s gasoline-lighting flash-fire blend of rock and pop, are coming back to the city’s stages this weekend. Klubb HYMN are bringing the trio to Södra Teatern on Friday, with HYMN’s writers taking over on DJ duties after the show with indie hits until 03:00.
PARTY: RAMA LAMA’S SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY
Has it really only been two years? Stockholm’s indie wholesalers Rama Lama Records turn two this summer, and they’re putting on a party to celebrate. Three of their best acts will play live (Delsbo Beach Club, It’s Chez Ali and Cat Princess), and the whole fiesta takes place on a secret island. You’ll need to buy a ticket to find out where this magical location is, and it all takes place on Saturday.
GIG: VACATION FOREVER
Vacation Forever’s debut EP EP 1 comes out on Friday, and you can read more about that here. He’s celebrating with a live show at Södra Teatern on Saturday, with doors opening at 21:00.