ABOUT SSF

Stockholm Street Festival
30th of June – 2nd of July  2017

Stockholm Street Festival is one of Sweden’s top two international festivals for street performers. Each summer – starting seven years ago – we invite Stockholmers and tourists alike to experience four days filled with some of the biggest names in street performing. You’ll find jugglers, clowns, illusionists, acrobats, magicians, trapeze artists, comedians and many other types of virtuosos! There will also be street art by graffiti writers and live painting, a circus school, delicious food trucks, a street art challenge and a lot more to discover in Kungsträdgården between
June 30th – July 2nd 2017! Three magical days for the entire family! 

See the full festival programme >>>

Free Entry to Stockholm Street Festival, But the street artist make their living of passing the hat, so please bring spare change!

Background & Why the festival exist!

There is a culture political agenda ofcourse for the festivals existence and the fact that we need to look after the public space in Sweden and Scandinavia in generell. We want to level up the awareness among the citizens aswell our politicians about the street art in the public room. The public space is for everyone! Therefore is the festival free of admission, so the festival really can be a festival for everyone, no matter social class or ethnicity. This is one the reason why I initiated Stockholm Street Festival in 2010.

We know there are different movements amongst the politicians and the parties regarding the policies in the public space. When it comes to the legacy of street art and street performance, we need to protect what we have and open up a positive attitude towards the art form to make it flourish. We need culture fundings to establish structure and stronger networks for the street art in Scandinavia. 

With high artistic preferences, we programme the festival with some of the most talented street performer that represent both the traditional buskers, but aswell the new art of street performance. Were we can see contemporary circus performers, with education on university level, do their performances especially to adapt to the street environment. This is a fantastic development we would like to support and give a special platform to, Stockholm Street Festival.
We also want to focus on the artists like street painters, 3D painters, street musicians and street dancers.
To widen the multi ethnicities of the festival we invite different food culture and exhibitors like market stalls, to get the atmosphere of an international festival, were the audience can meet and have a mutual experience. 

SSF on Tour expands!

Stockholm Street Festival has been on the road since 2012 and visit smaller cities around Sweden.
It´s with a great pleasure to announce that for 2017, we are aiming to increased the number of dates and cities.  
Read more about the tour >>>

Street Art Network

To increase the awareness of Street Art, Stockholm Street Festival have 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

Stockholm Street Festival is a member of FACE - Fresh Art Coalition Europe, and MANEGEN - a swedish federation for circus, variety and street performance.


Welcome to Stockholm Street Festival

Thorsten Andreassen
Festival Director