Men’s EHF Euro 2020 

Scandinavium, 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 31–2 

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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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 and Eurohorse 

Scandinavium Arena, February 19–23 

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.

Read more about Gothenburg Horse Show.

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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, March 13 

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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A Beer & Whiskey Fair 

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, April 3–4 

For two days, microbreweries, breweries, whiskey distilleries, whiskey and Easter boutiques, brew masters, whiskey chiefs and a variety of artisan food producers gather in Gothenburg. You'll also find other beverages such as cider, rum and avéc. Age limit: 20 years. 

Read more and secure your tickets here

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The International Science Festival 

Different venues in Gothenburg, April 21–26 

With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visitors, the International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden. 

Read more about The International Science Festival.

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Liseberg's Garden Days 

Liseberg, May 7–10 

Liseberg’s Garden Days is the largest garden exhibition in West Sweden. For several days, the amusement park is filled with everything the gardening enthusiast needs to enhance their garden or balcony. 

Read more about Liseberg's Garden Days.

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The European Championships in Trampoline 

Scandinavium Arena, May 7–10 

The European Championships in Trampoline is held in Scandinavium Arena, and over 650 participants from all over Europe are expected in Gothenburg during the week. 

Read more about the European Championships in Trampoline.

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Comic Con 

Åbymässan, May 9–10 

During two exciting days you can enjoy activities inspired by TV and film, meet guests from your favorite show, compete in cosplay, be inspired by world-class international comic artists and shop something unique in the Artist Alley. 

Read more about Comic Con

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Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 

Starts in Slottsskogen City Park, May 16 

It is time to get fit – for one of the largest half marathons in the world. 

Read more about Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. 

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Point Music Festival 

Gothenburg Concert Hall, May 15–18 

The leitmotif of this classical music festival is a number of powerful stories about being human, and about life itself, often told by female voices. Four festival days, four world premières, three orchestras, two club nights, a film screening, and some ten concerts. 

Read more about Point Music Festival. 

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Cirque Du Soleil – Corteo 

Scandinavium Arena, May 13–17 

World famous Cirque Du Soleil are coming to Gothenburg with seven amazing shows at Scandinavium Arena. In Corteo we get to follow Mauro the clown, who imagines his own funeral. The show is everything but sad though; it is filled with joy, comedy and spontaneity, and with 51 acrobats, musicians and world-famous actors on stage this will be a night to remember. 

Read more about Cirque Du Soleil.

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Hammarkullekarnevalen  

Hammarkullen, May 29–31 

Hammarkullekarnevalen has grown steadily since 1974 and has become a multicultural celebration, spreading joy and love with dance and music from all the corners of the earth. 

Read more about Hammarkullekarnevalen.  

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Summerburst 

Ullevi Arena, June 5–6 

Summerburst is a two-day music extravaganza in Gothenburg and Stockholm. The event takes pride in welcoming music lovers from all over the world. 

Read more about Summerburst

West Pride 

Gothenburg, June 3–7 

A free of charge culture festival that creates safe meeting points for lgbtqia people. The festival explores norm criticism and lgbtqia people's life situation through art and culture. 

Read more about West Pride

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Håkan Hellström 20 Years 

Ullevi Arena, June 12–13 and August 28–29 

Sing and dance along to the songs of Håkan Hellström, together with over 70,000 other people. Have you got a ticket yet? No? Better hurry then, because this summer three of four concerts are already sold out! 

Secure you ticket and read more here.

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Kiss – End of the Road Show 

Scandinavium Arena, June 23  

The legendary rock band Kiss are out on their farewell world tour. This summer they are coming to Scandinavium Arena for the ninth and last time. Make sure you’ve got a ticket because this is really the end of the road. 

Read more about Kiss

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Partille Cup 

Different venues, June 29–July 4 

Partille Cup is the largest international handball event in the world and one of the top events in youth sports. Annually, 20,000 participants from 50 countries divided into 1,100 teams come to Gothenburg. 

Read more about Partille Cup

Iron Maiden – The Legacy of the Beast Tour 

Ullevi Arena, July 9 

This summer many legendary bands and artists return to Gothenburg. One of the legends coming this year is Iron Maiden who are taking their show to Ullevi Arena. Expect two special guests, Alter Bridge and Airbourne. 

Read more and get your ticket here.

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Gothia Cup 

Different venues, July 11–16 

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1,600 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4,500 games on 110 fields. 

Read more about Gothia Cup

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Rammstein – Europe Stadium Tour 2020 

Ullevi Arena, July 31 – August 1 

The hard rockers Rammstein are coming to Ullevi Arena, and the concert on July 31 is already sold out. So, make sure to get your ticket for their second concert on August 1st! Rammstein is ranked as one the greatest live bands and always comes with fire, explosion and a spectacular stage show. 

Read more about Rammstein.

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Gothenburg Culture Festival 

Different venues, August 11–16 

In August every year, Gothenburg Culture Festival takes over the city with over 1,200 free activities open for everyone. There will be opera, art, music, theatre, handicraft, literature and more.

Read more about Gothenburg Culture Festival

Way Out West 

Slottsskogen and more venues, August 13–15 

One of Europe's most popular festivals will be back in the city park Slottsskogen in 2020. The central location makes it easy to combine concerts in the park with club gigs at Stay Out West. 

Read more about Way Out West

Gothenburg Book Fair

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, September 26–29

The Book Fair is a huge annual and international event in Gothenburg with talks, signings and seminars with exciting guests.

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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