Stockholm Street Festival
14 July – 4th of August 2018
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, a circus school, and a lot more to discover between July 14th, 15th and 18th 2018! Four magical days for the entire family!
NEWS!!! This year the festival will take place on three different locations in Stockholm. 14th of July in Bagarmossen Square, 15th of July Skärholmen Square and 18th of July at Medborgarplatsen.
Then the festival continous on a tour in Sweden (and Denmark):
19/7 Gävle, 21/7 Trollhättan, 25/7 Skara, 26/7 Hjo, 27/7 Växjö, 28/7 Värnamo, 2/8 Halmstad and 4/8 Helsingör
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
Welcome to Stockholm Street Festival