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Scandinavian Music Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss in 2016

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If you like almost any kind of music, there’s a festival for you in Scandinavia. Headbanger? Head to Sweden Rock or Copenhell. EDM raver? Distortion and Strøm will keep you stocked in glow-sticks. Opera? Yep, there’s something for you too, ya nerd (just kidding! We love opera).

Here’s the full list of who is playing and where this summer and beyond:

Denmark

DISTORTION

Location: Copenhagen Danish flag small
Date: June 1st – 3rd 2016
Headliners: Dixon, Kelela, MK

Distortion 2015 - What's on in Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard Event Calendar

 
 

NORTHSIDE

Location: Aarhus Danish flag small
Date: June 17th – 19th 2016
Headliners: Beach House, Beck, Iggy Pop, Chemical Brothers, Yeasayer, Wilco

Partying at Northside Festival Best Music Festival Denmark | Scandinavia Standard
 

 
 

TINDERBOX

Location: OdenseDanish flag small
Date: June 23rd – 25th 2016
Headliners: David Guetta, Flogging Molly, The National, Turbo Weekend

Tinderbox Festival | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

COPENHELL

Location: Copenhagen Danish flag small
Date: June 23rd – 25th 2016
Headliners:Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Dropkick Murphys

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ROSKILDE

Location: RoskildeDanish flag small
Date: June 25th – July 2nd 2016
Headliners: LCD Soundsystem, Neil Young, Tame Impala, PJ Harvey, James Blake

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COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Location: Copenhagen Danish flag small
Date: June 1st – 10th 2016
Headliners:Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano, Eliel Lazo, Burt Bacharach

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

 
 

TRAILERPARK

Location: CopenhagenDanish flag small
Date: July 28th – 30th 2016
Headliners: Phlake, Velvet Volume, Elliphant

TRAILERPARK FEST - August 2015 Whats on Copenhagen | Scandianvia Standard

 
 

COPENHAGEN OPERA FESTIVAL

Location: CopenhagenDanish flag small
Date: August 6th – 13th 2016
Headliners: Line-up TBA; opera music

COPENHAGEN OPERA FESTIVAL Magnus - July 2015 What's On Copenhagen - Calendar | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

STRØM FESTIVAL

Location: CopenhagenDanish flag small
Date: August 6th – 13th 2016
Headliners: Line-up TBA; electronic music

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Sweden

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Location: SolvesborgSwedish flag small
Date: June 8th – 11th 2016
Headliners: Megadeath, Slayer, Twisted Sister

Sweden Rock Festival

 
 

BRÅVALLA

Location: NorrköpingSwedish flag small
Date: June 30th – July 3rd 2016
Headliners: Mumford & Sons, Angel Haze, ASAP Ferg, Rammstein

Bråvalla - Best Scandinavian Music Festivals | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

INTO THE VALLEY

Location: RattvikSwedish flag small
Date: July 29th – 30th 2016
Headliners: Jamie Principle, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Omar S

Dalhalla square at Into the Valley Festival Sweden | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

WAY OUT WEST

Location: GöteborgSwedish flag small
Date: August 11th – 13th 2016
Headliners: Massive Attack & Young Fathers, Tallest Man on Earth, Chvrches

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POPAGANDA

Location: Stockholm Swedish flag small
Date: August 26th – 27th 2016
Headliners: Belle & Sebastian, Susanne Sundfør, Shura

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Norway

ØYAFESTIVALEN

Location: OsloNorwegian flag small
Date: August 9th – 13th 2016
Headliners: Eagles of Death Metal, M83, Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics,

Oyafestivalen - Best Scandinavian Music Festivals | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

Iceland

SECRET SOLSTICE

Location: Reykjavik Icelandic flag small
Date: June 16th – 19th 2016
Headliners: Radiohead, Deftones, Die Antwoord

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ICELAND AIRWAVES

Location: Reykjavik Icelandic flag small
Date: November 2nd – 6th 2015
Headliners: Julia Holter, Lush, PJ Harvey, GKR

Iceland Airwaves - Best Scandinavian Music Festivals | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

Finland

True, Finland isn’t part of Scandinavia (it’s a Nordic country), but we figured if you’re in the area, you may as well know what’s going on.

RUISROCK

Location: TurkuFinnish-flag-small
Date: July 8th – 10th 2016
Headliners: Major Lazer, MØ, Vince Staples, Seinabo Sey

Ruisrock - Best Scandinavian Music Festivals | Scandinavia Standard

 
 

FLOW FESTIVAL

Location: HelsinkiFinnish-flag-small
Date: August 12th – 14th 2016

Headliners: Iggy Pop, The Kills, Sia, Daughter

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Are you headed to any festivals in Scandinavia? Is there one we missed? Tell us about it!

 

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