Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Swedish festival started in Los Angeles – Expressen

In the autumn it is time for a completely Swedish festival – in Los Angeles.

– The Swedish community has exploded there in recent years, says Björn Barnekow, a the festival’s founder, told Aftonbladet.

on October 15 is the premiere of Stockholm, CA, the first all-Swedish festival – abroad.

During the festival in Los Angeles will artists like Little Dragon, Veronica Maggio, Elliphant, Otto Knows, Rebecca & amp; Fiona and Pop Icon occur.

Björn Barnekow, one of the festival organizers, think big on the idea and had it in 6-7 years.

– It feels a bit unreal, he says Aftonbladet.

According to him, seen Swedish culture more and more in the American media.

– the Swedish community has exploded there in recent years, he says to Aftonbladet.

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the lives of 4.5 million Swedish descendants in America. 500,000 of them live in Los Angeles, writes Axs on the event’s page.

Coachella is a big festival in California last year was closer to 200,000 tickets. The organizer Golden Voice is one of those who are in Coachella, and they are also involved in Stockholm, CA.

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To the Swedish festival is expected to get about 10 000 festival visitors, according to Aftonbladet. Björn Barnekow hope it will be sold out.

The festival will be held at The Shrine Expo Hall & amp; Grounds in downtown Los Angeles.

The Swedish band Icona Pop have lived a part of Los Angeles. Last summer, the few gigs in Sweden, but the more the United States.

When was the among other things, opening for the American boy band One Direction.

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