Men’s EHF Euro 2020 

Scandinavium Arena, January 10, 12 and 14 

In the group play, Sweden is up against Slovenia, Switzerland and Polen. Whichever way it all ends, you don’t want to miss this handball championship, Sweden is thirsty for revenge on the field! Dream. Win. Remember. 

Book your tickets and read more here.

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P3 Guld 

Partille Arena, January 18 

P3 Guld is a gala and music award that pays tribute to Swedish music and artists. This year’s gala will be held in Partille Arena and hosted by Kodjo Akolor. On stage you can see artists like Miriam Bryant, Ozzy, Einár, Molly Sandén, Timbuktu and Viktor Leksell. 

Read more about P3 Guld.

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Disney on Ice – Magical Ice Festival 

Scandinavium Arena, January 31–February 2

Prepare to be enchanted by magical Disney tales in the performance Magical Ice Festival at Scandinavium. On stage you will find Vaiana, the demigod Maui, Elsa and Anna from Frozen, the princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid and the Beauty Belle with her Beast. Simply a magical night. 

Read more about Disney on ice.

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Göteborg Film Festival 

Cinemas and clubs in Gothenburg, January 24–February 3 

Göteborg Film Festival brings over 450 films from all over the world to Gothenburg. The festival started in 1979 and today it brings nearly 130,000 visitors to Gothenburg every year. Also – did you know that 50 % of the directors this year are women? 

Read more about Göteborg Film Festival.

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Gothenburg Boat Show

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, February 1–9

At the Boat Show you will find everything to make life on water better, more enjoyable, easier, safer and more fun. Seminars, equipment, accessories, and of course – lots of boats (and ships)!

Read more about Gothenburg Boat Show.

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Swedish Eurovision Song Contest 

Scandinavium Arena, February 7–8 

The highly anticipated music event Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest, is once again coming to Gothenburg and the Scandinavium Arena. To experience this event live is something truly special. 

Read more about Swedish Eurovision Song Contest.

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Wintergate 2020 

Partille Arena, February 13–16 

Get ready for a LAN party this year, for four days straight. Wintergate 2020 at Partille arena is the absolute meeting point if e-sport is your cup of tea. Among other fun things, there will be tournaments in CS GO. 

Book your ticket here.  

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Gothenburg Horse Show & Eurohorse 

Scandinavium Arena, February 19–23 / Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, February 20–23

In February, the Gothenburg Horse Show is finally back in Scandinavium Arena. Get ready for a week packed with amazing competitions, exciting exhibitors and several new features in the programme. The parallel event EuroHorse is on at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre between February 20 and 23.

Read more about Gothenburg Horse Show and EuroHorse.

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Miriam Bryant – Mi Amor Tour

Scandinavium Arena, March 6 

Miriam Bryant, Gothenburg's sweetheart, is going on a Mi Amor Tour around the country. On March 6, she will perform in her hometown.  

Secure your ticket here.

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Bryan Adams – Shine a Light Tour  

Scandinavium Arena, May 22 

Hitmaker Bryan Adams returns to Gothenburg and Scandinavium Arena for the 6th time. The first time was in 1987 and the last time in 2002.  

Read more here

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Statement Festival

Bananpiren, September 4–5

The world's first separatist music festival for women, non-binary and transgender people is back! "Threaths and violence against women, transgender and non-binary people still exist in society. So the patriarchy still can't party with us." says the organisation behind Statement Festival.

Read more about Statement Festival.

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Gothenburg Book Fair

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, September 24–27

The Book Fair is a huge annual and international event in Gothenburg with talks, signings and seminars with exciting guests. For the first time it cannot be arranged in a physical form. Instead of cancelling it is being adapted into a digital hub and a digital literature festival, in collaboration with publishers and industry participants.

Read more about the Gothenburg Book Fair.

Deep Purple 

Partille Arena, September 27  

Keep on rocking this autumn in Gothenburg! The legendary band Deep Purple is coming to Partille Arena. The band, pioneers within hard rock and heavy metal, has sold over 100 million albums. 

Secure you ticket here.

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Halloween at Liseberg 

Liseberg Amusement Park, October–November 

To celebrate Halloween at Liseberg Amusement Park has become a tradition for many. Cosy, fun – and scary. During the same period, the entire city of Gothenburg is transformed into a magical autumn city with seasonal activities and markets. 

Read more about Halloween at Liseberg

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Christmas City Gothenburg 

Gothenburg, November–January 

Winter is long and dark in Sweden. In some parts, the sun doesn't even rise for weeks. That's why we invented "julmys" – a uniquely Swedish combination of ancient Nordic traditions and modern customs. Christmas City Gothenburg, one of Scandinavia's most popular Christmas destinations, takes place between mid-November and early January. 

Read more about Christmas City Gothenburg

Opening of The Anniversary Year 2021 

All over Gothenburg, December 31 

2021 is the year Gothenburg turns 400 years old, and the celebrations take place throughout the year.  

Read more about The Anniversary Year 2021.

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Gothenburg is full of events and happenings in 2020. Read more about the upcoming events in the Events Calendar.

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