Stockholm Street Festival
14 July – 4th of August 2018
Stockholm Street Festival is one of Sweden’s top two international festivals for street performers. Since our first edition seven years ago, each summer we’ve invited Stockholmers and tourists alike to experience a programme filled with some of the biggest names in street performing. In sites throughout the city you’ll find jugglers, clowns, illusionists, acrobats, magicians, trapeze artists, comedians and many other kinds of virtuoso! There will also be street art, a circus school, and a lot more to discover over 17 July and 3 August 2019! It will be magical days for the entire family!
The festival will be touring continuously in Sweden:
17 July Skara, 27 July Värnamo, 2 August Nyköping, 3 August Halmstad.
More dates and cities TBA.
Background & Why the festival exist!
Public space is for everyone. Founded in 2010, Stockholm Street Festival exists to celebrate this space, to use it, and to guard it by putting public performance on the cultural political agenda in Sweden and Scandinavia. Through the festival we work to boost awareness among the general public about street arts and performance, as well as to influence our politicians and decision-makers. Since founding the very first edition, we have kept our performances free of admission so that the festival really can be for everyone – whatever their social class, economic status, or ethnicity.
The policies and laws that affect public space are constantly being debated by politicians and their parties. To build a strong foundation for street art and street performance we need to protect what we already have, while instiling a positive attitude towards the art form that will help it to flourish in the future. We need cultural funding to establish good infrastructure and stronger networks for street art in Scandinavia.
With a focus on artistic quality, we programme the festival with some of the world’s most talented street performers, drawing on both traditional buskers and the new art of street performance. We also work with the current generation of contemporary circus performers, many of them educated at specialist universities, who give performances adapted to the street environment. The growth of this kind of work is a fantastic development, and one we plan to continue to support and give a special platform to at Stockholm Street Festival.
We also focus on artists such as street painters and graffiti artists, 3D painters, street musicians, and street dancers.
To widen the diversity of the festival we invite exhibitors and food providers to set up market stalls, bringing the atmosphere of a multicultural festival. SSF is a place for audiences from around the world to meet one another and enjoy a shared experience.
SSF on Tour expands!
Stockholm Street Festival has been on the road since 2012 and visits smaller cities around Sweden.
Each year we reach out to new cities and for 2019 we are happy to announce Nyköping as a new collaborating partner.
Read more about the tour >>>
Street Art Network
To increase the awareness of street art, Stockholm Street Festival has established a network together with Ulf Andersson, festival director of Halmstad International Street Theatre Festival, and with Jens Frimann Hansen, festival director for Passage - Helsingør International Street Festival
Welcome to Stockholm Street Festival