Samir & Viktor, April 30
Liseberg's concert summer starts off with Samir & Viktor, the energetic duo that the has become a great favourite among the younger audience in recent years. With songs like Bada Nakna, Groupie, Success and Shuffla they have charmed their audience both in the song contest Melodifestivalen and on stage, and now they will kick off this season's Live at Liseberg!
Icona Pop, May 10
World-class electropop! Since their breakthrough with "I Love It" in 2012 Icona Pop has become one of the pop scene's strongest forces, both internationally and in Sweden. Last time they gave a concert at Liseberg was in 2015 and in May they will once again meet the Main Stage audience.
Darin, May 11
Darin, on tour in Sweden and with a new album out, is due for Liseberg in May. Since his breakthrough on the tv-show Idol in 2004, he has released several albums of his own as well as written and produced songs for other artists. A few years ago he made a change of direction, writing his lyrics in Swedish and giving his music a more organic sound, which has become a great success. The last time he performed on Liseberg's main stage was in 2013, and now he is finally back.
De Vet Du & Joakim Lundell, May 12
As the Youtube phenomenon Jockiboi, Joakim Lundell has drawn a large audience for years and when he made his debut as an artist under his own name in 2017 he hit the Swedish Top 5 with 5 singles. On May 12 both he and the musical humour group De Vet Du will enter Liseberg's main stage for the first time - and just like their Youtube videos, a liveshow with De Vet Du is sure to be unique, fast-paced and sharp. Buckle up!
Silvana Imam, May 25
Silvana isn't known for her subdued performances, so prepare for a grand, including, scorching hot and current show when she takes the stage in May.
Tove Lo, May 30
Tove Lo likes to challenge and doesn't avoid the deep or uncomfortable feelings. Her lyrics, rich in contrast and deeply sincere, and the grunge-influenced sound have awarded her great success, not least in the US, and her debut on Liseberg's main stage will be a night to remember.
Mando Diao, June 1
One of Sweden's greatest live bands! Last year Mando Diao released their latest album and has toured Europe and Japan since then. Now they are finally back on Liseberg's main stage and it'll be hard not to get caught up in the rush.
Hollywood Vampires, June 6
Wow, this is gonna be one for the books! When Hollywood Vampires – rock legends Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, and Hollywood star Johnny Depp – unleash all the great rock classics on the 6th of June, Sweden's national day, "all in" is likely to be an understatement.
Queens of the Stone Age, June 9
Grammy nominees Queens of the Stone Age delivers heavy, riff-based rock and keeps pushing the entire genre forwards. Their latest album, Villains, was dubbed "equal parts disco inferno and devil-may-care experimentation" by music website Pitchfork. They are one of the best live bands of our time and when they enter the main stage at Liseberg it will be unforgettable. Be there!
Molly Sandén, June 14
This summer Molly Sandén will perform at Liseberg for the fifth time. Among other things, Molly has participated in the song contest Melodifestivalen several times och now she's back with a new album in Swedish. This time she has left much of society's demands and expectations behind her and the new songs sure differ from what we've heard from her in the past; the lyrics come closer and the sound is heavier.
Pussy Riot (RU), June 15
Provocative Russian punk band Pussy Riot was formed rather as a part of a concept than an actual band and has become one of the world's most reknowned art collectives. This summer they will perform in Sweden for the first time and their exclusive musical performance will without a doubt be a night of surprises.
MC50 (US), Support: The Nomads, June 20
When MC50 goes on tour, led by Wayne Kramer, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of cult band MC5's debut album Kick Out the Jams, Liseberg's Main Stage will be their only stop in Sweden. Before MC50 takes the stage, Swedish garage punk band The Nomads kicks off the evening. Since their breakthrough in the 80s, The Nomads have influenced both the Swedish and the international rock and punk scene.
The Offspring (US), support: No Fun At All, June 27
The Offspring is the quartet that led the punk revival in the 90's and they've given several great concerts in Sweden over the years. Last time they played the main stage at Liseberg was in 1999 and the concert in June promises to be just as amazing! The evening is kicked off by Swedish skatepunk band No Fun At All. NFAA opened for The Offspring at their Gothenburg concert back in 1994 too, and will also release a new album in time for the concert.
Daniel Norgren, July 4
With his roots in American folk music and blues, and lyrics that keeps captivating the audience, Daniel Norgren is described as a breath of fresh air on the Swedish musik scene. This summer he'll perform with his band on Liseberg's main stage for the first time.
Sabina Ddumba, July 5
Only two years ago Sabina Ddumba was named Newcomer of the Year at both the Grammis Awards and P3 Guld, and since then hits like Not Too Young and Effortless, as well as her debut album Homeward Bound, have all confirmed the rising star. In 2016 she performed at Liseberg and this summer she will once again take the Main Stage.
The Sounds, July 12
The Sounds swept the Swedish indie music scene off its feet in 2002 with their debut album Living in America, and they have given their audience amazing live shows ever since. On July 12 they perform on Liseberg's main stage for the first time, offering that well-known energy that is so spellbinding.
Lena Philipsson, July 25
The same year as Lena Philipsson had her big break-through, in connection with her performance in the song contest Melodifestivalen, she also gave her first concert on Liseberg's main stage. That was in 1986. The rest is, as they say, history, and the hits have just kept coming ever since. This summer she takes the stage at Liseberg again and it's gonna be an energy-filled evening for sure!
Kaliffa, Support: Jack Moy, Aug 1
Last summer Kaliffa's hit "Helt seriöst" got Sweden dancing and this August he'll perform on the Main Stage, for the first time as a solo artist. Before that, Jack Moy will start the evening off. With his folk-pop influenced sound, genuine lyrics and distinctive voice he has become a very popular live artist.
Popsicle, Support: Rome Is Not A Town, Aug 8
Popsicle, a band that in many ways is synonymous with the 90s and Swedish indierock music, gave their farewell concert in 2005. This summer though they make a comeback for a few shows and the only Gothenburg gig will take place on Liseberg's Main Stage. The opening act this evening will be the dynamic post-punk Gothenburg band Rome Is Not A Town.
Bananarama (UK) in cooperation with Europride!, August 14
Last year the original members of Bananarama were reunited and went on tour. This summer they'll come to Liseberg's main stage for what is said to be their last concert in Sweden. With 30 million records sold, a pop-punky attitude and hits like Cruel Summer and Venus, Bananarama quickly became a music phenomenon in the 80s, and in August they'll perform at Liseberg, in cooperation with Europride 2018!
Union Carbide Productions, August 24
When Union Carbide Productions, led by frontman Ebbot Lundberg, made their debut in 1987 they quickly became world famous for their provocative image and energetic rock music. After a short, chaotic career, where they helped vitalise the overproduced music scene of the 80s, the band split up in 1993. This summer they will briefly re-unite and on August 24 they are booked for an exclusive Gothenburg concert on Liseberg's main stage.
Säkert!, September 7
When Annika Norlin, already well-known as Hello Saferide, released her first album in Swedish in 2007 under the new stage name Säkert!, it became the start of a new success story and the album Däggdjur, which was released last year, has been celebrated by the critics. In September she goes on stage at Liseberg and we predict a gripping, spellbinding atmosphere.
Kapten Röd, September 14
Kapten Röd is the award-winning live performer who continuously extends the Swedish reggae scene. Join the dancing, backbeat party when he enters the stage at Liseberg for the fourth time, for the traditional Gothenburg conclusion of his summer tour!
Visit Liseberg's website for the complete Main Stage program.