It’s a known fact that Swedish people are just better at making pop music than we are. After all, even our most beloved beloved American pop songs are written by Swedes – N’ Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye,” Backstreet Boys’ “Shape of my Heart” and all the best Britney tracks, including “…Baby One More Time” and “Toxic.” Thank you, Sweden.
This Saturday, Swedish pop invades Los Angeles with Stockholm, CA, a one-day festival that offers a veritable smorgasbord of Scandinavian pop sensations. Taking place at the Shrine Auditorium, the festival not only offers the Swedish musicians you know and love (Icona Pop, Little Dragon, Elliphant) but a host of other imported goods you’ll be instantly smitten with.
Take Veronica Maggio, for example. Maggio is one of the biggest pop stars in Stockholm – the sort of artist you’re likely to hear blaring over the radio in a taxi as you shuttle from the Acne flagship to a hip Scandinavian eatery. Despite the fact that she sings in Swedish, you’ll find yourself (poorly) singing her catchy tunes long after she’s left the stage (trust). Or Rebecca & Fiona, the impossibly hip DJ duo-come-pop sensations that’ll remind you that in addition to pop prowess, Swedes have impossibly good genes.
So if you just so happen to be in Los Angeles this weekend, this Swedish music extravaganza is not to be missed. When it comes to pop, the country that gave us ABBA can’t be wrong.
Stockholm, CA is Saturday October 15th at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. You can buy tickets here.