World class sporting events all over the city
The month starts off with Partille Cup, July 2-8, the world’s largest handball tournament for kids and young adults. It’s been around for almost 50 years but shows no sign of slowing down, with over 1100 teams from over 50 countries participating this year.
A week later, July 15-21, it’s the footballers turn as Gothia Cup turns every green space in the city in to a football field. The world youth cup lives up to its name with 1700 teams from over 80 nations. It’s worth getting down to Heden and the main tournament centre to experience the carnival atmosphere and to watch the stars of tomorrow play football.
If you’re really craving more sports during that week in between Partille Cup and Gothia Cup, you could head out to Beach Centre at Kviberg and watch the volleyball tournament Swedish Beach Tour, July 13-15.
Magic music moments awaits
This truly is an incredible month of music, with something for everyone really. Start off with Sabina Ddumba at Liseberg Amusement Park on July 5, the up and coming singer is just one of many great artists at the Liseberg main stage this summer. British superstar Ed Sheeran will fill Ullevi Stadium to capacity during two nights, July 10 and 11, it is sure to be special.
The rockers from the Swedish south, The Sounds, have made a living churning out hits. Despite tremendous success both at home and abroad, they’ve never played at Liseberg. Until now, they take the stage on July 12.
This is a big one. Van Morrison is coming to Gothenburg and the Garden Society of Gothenburg. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s bringing Grahamn Nash with him! Two legends in one go, it’ll be a night to remember in one of Gothenburg’s most beautiful parks.
The following day, Gothenburg gets to welcome another legendary performer, namely Mavis Staples! The now 78-year-old Staples will perform at Pustervik and it’s a thrill to have one of the great soul- and gospel singers of all time give a show here.
Guns n’ Roses are touring Europe and they’re stopping at Ullevi Stadium on July 21. If you’re looking for a thumping rock ‘n’ roll show, then look no further than Axl Rose and Slash.
Film, festivals and exhibitionism
The cinema Hagabion shows high quality indie movies all year round, and it’s a popular meeting place for film buffs. This summer they bring back their film bonanza “Filmfrossan”, where they show 21 films over a three-week period (two screenings per film). Old and new films of all genres are on the menu, and tickets are reasonably priced at 60 SEK per screening.
Below the bridge Älvsborgsbron, on the south side of the river Göta Älv, lies Röda Sten Arts Centre. It’s one of Gothenburg’s most important cultural institutions and a hub for art, theatre, music and dance. This summer you’ll be able to enjoy the exhibition Out of words. Works by Carla Zaccagnini, Erkan Ozgen and Carlos Amorales gather around silence, or rather, the point at which we touch the limits of language; where the urge to share a story begins.
The Gothenburg archipelago is always popular, and this month two festivals will make the picturesque islands just outside the city centre even more attractive. First out is Styrsö Festival, July 20-21 with artists including Svenska Björnstammen and Jonas Lundqvist. The week after, the island of Asperö host music- and performing art festival Wave Festival, July 27-28!
Discover the parks of Gothenburg
The parks and gardens of Gothenburg are gorgeous in the summer, and with an abundance of sun as well as shade, they’re perfect for a lazy day out.
The Garden Society is an outstandingly well preserved 19th century park, and an oasis in the city centre. Its rose garden boasts over 1100 various kinds of roses, and during Rosenfesten (the Rose Fest) on July 1, the rose gets well deserved attention with walks, talks and more.
On July 13, an outdoor film screening will be held in Slottsskogen City Park! In the area known as Azaleadalen, thousands of people gathered for last year’s outdoor screening, and the organisers are expecting big crowds again this year.