Flemingsberg Block Party is a festival featuring live music, street art, dance and a host of other activities in central Flemingsberg on 15–17 June. Over the course of three days, the area under Regulator Bridge and in Ebba Bååts Square will be buzzing with a rich programme put together by young, local creators and experienced festival organisers. Acclaimed live artists such as Amena, Mohelá, Emilia Pantic and Galleriet will share the stage with upcoming local bands such as Suspiria and Brännbart.
“It has been fantastic being involved in the planning right from the very start, and being given help putting our thoughts and ideas into practice. I am looking forward to the festival and hope it can become a regular event. It’s amazing that this is happening in the centre of Flemingsberg,” says Adam Hassad, 17, who has been a member of the planning group and will also perform under the stage name DJ Sultan during the festival.
There will be a strong focus on live performances by young and local artists, but there will also be opportunities for participants to try different sports and craft activities, see film screenings and exhibitions, view street art and make purchases from a flea market. In addition to music, there will be debates featuring local politicians and spoken word performances on stage.
“Putting so many great local artists on stage, and giving the audience at Flemingsberg Block Party the opportunity to experience them live, is really fun. Combining the stars of tomorrow with more established names is something we are truly passionate about. We look forward to continuing the collaboration regarding this dynamic and vibrant place, where there are so many young people and such a large audience interested in music,” says Lotta Carlson, Business Developer at All Things Live.
Flemingsberg Block Party starts at 12.00 pm on all three days and runs until 10.00 pm on the Thursday and until midnight on the Friday and Saturday. Entry to the festival area and all programme elements will be free of charge.
“It will be incredible with the festival, and filling central Flemingsberg with people, music, culture and a belief in the future. We hope that many of the things that happen during the festival can become more permanent features in Flemingsberg, for example in a creative cluster that can develop around the Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Dramatic Theatre, which will soon open their doors in Flemingsberg, gigs on the Campus area and more meeting places for young people in the area,” says Karin Lekberg, Project Manager for Flemingsberg Block Party.
Thursday 15 June
The festival kicks off with live performances by Rrriot Samba, local indie band Linda Cas, FWD Dance Crew and local favourites OAM Fireboys. There will also be a debate with local politicians about “What role do young adults have in public space?” DJ Sultan from Huddinge will appear between the acts. The evening ends with the artist Amena.
Friday 16 June
There will be musical performances by local grunge band Suspiria, post-punk and ska band Brännbart, and young jazz star Noura Bechiri. There will also be screenings of short films about different topics. The evening’s live acts are hip hop artist Mohelá and Uppsala band Galleriet. DJ Sultan and friends take over the stage to end the festival day, with dancing until midnight.
Saturday 17 June
The last day of the festival begins with live performances by the punk-influenced Huddinge band Charlie & Anna a.k.a. Det Stora Blå. Xeno I.D. The Dance Crew puts on a dance show. The organisation Kollektiv Sorg uses spoken word to raise difficult social issues related to street violence. The evening ends with musical performances by new stars Tuva and Emilia Pantic.
All festival days
Alongside the live performances, there will be a range of other activities such as mural painting, exercise classes, a flea market and the opportunity to have your photo taken in Royal Swedish Opera costumes. Festival visitors can also enjoy an exhibition about the future vision for Flemingsberg and visit the newly opened library. There are opportunities to try different activities such as exercise, basketball and tennis. The ABF activity container is open for creative activities. Visitors can watch short films, discover street art and enjoy food from various food trucks and café carts.
More information about the programme is available on the website http://flemingsbergblockparty.se/
About Flemingsberg Block Party
The Flemingsberg Block Party festival on 15–17 June is being arranged by the urban developer Fabege, Huddinge Municipality and Södertörn University, together with local associations and festival organisers. The aim of the initiative is to strengthen Flemingsberg as a meeting place for knowledge and creativity and to create collaboration and generate pride in the development of Flemingsberg. Flemingsberg Block Party is part of a three-year development project supported by the innovation agency Vinnova.