Musikhjälpen is back in Gothenburg
Music aid Musikhjälpen is a live broadcasted radio and TV fundraising event, December 12-18. The last time it visited the city was 9 years ago, and this year they choose to spread their joy at the square Kungstorget, in the middle of central Gothenburg, between December 12 and 18. Musikhjälpen is a Swedish week-long live radio and TV broadcast. The mission is to create awareness of and fundraise for a hidden catastrophe around the world. Experience live music, interviews and much more from the glass studio, and the entire area around Kungstorget will be full of activities for all ages.
Facts about Musikhjälpen in Gothenburg December 12-18
This year’s theme: “A better childhood away from war”. The money collected goes to the charity organisation Radiohjälpen.
How do I contribute to the fundraiser when I’m at the square Kungstorget? Request music or donate money to the fundraiser via the DUO app on your phone. There will also be many fundraising activities organised at the square, where Musikhjälpen’s website and app can be used for gifts and donations.
Who will perform? 45 of Sweden’s best artists will perform in the glass studio during the week. The full schedule will be released on December 7. In addition to live performances, many more will visit the studio spontaneously.
The market hall
The square Kungstorget is best known for the market hall (Stora Saluhallen), build in 1889. In the market hall, all corners of the world are represented among the 40 or so shops and eateries found here. Here you can take a food or coffee break between the Musikhjälpen highlights and shop for both Christmas treats and edible Christmas presents.
Christmas atmosphere in Gothenburg’s city centre
Take the chance to experience Gothenburg’s Christmas-decorated city centre in connection with your visit to Musikhjälpen. Near Kunsgstorget, you’ll find the streets Kungsgatan, Vallgatan and Södra Larmgatan, which are lined with cosy shops, cafes, and restaurants – perfect for strolling and finding thoughtful and unique Christmas gifts. Several of the tips in our guide to sustainable Christmas gift tips can be found in this area, or in the nearby district of Haga where there is a Christmas market every weekend until December 18.
The city centre – charming shopping streets with plenty of “Swedish fika”
It’s easy to explore central Gothenburg on foot and there are plenty of fun to see and do. From the large market hall and shopping streets Kungsgatan, Vallgatan and Södra Larmgatan to cafés and sights. Many hotels are located here too, which makes it easy to stay right in the centre of things.
Get to Kungstorget
You’ll find the square Kungstorget in the middle of central Gothenburg, with Vallgraven and Stora Saluhallen as neighbours. The two nearest stops for trams and buses are:
- Kungsportsplatsen. Trams 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10, as well as buses 18 and 50 stop here.
- Grönsaktstorget. Trams 2, 6 and 11 stop here, as well as buses 16, 19, 25 and Röd express.
On Basargatan and on the north side of Kungstorget there are parking spaces for the disabled. People with reduced mobility can also park in the 30-minute parking lot for 3 hours.