March offers up more live shows than you can shake a stick at. Hometown-hero Miriam Bryant performs at the Scandinavium Arena on March 6, a much-anticipated lovefest for sure.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are touring and playing their beloved 1987 album Darklands in its entirety, and the Scottish indie icons will do just that at Trädgår’n on March 25. Alphaville played for two sold out crowds in Gothenburg and now they’re back with an extra show, one more chance to experience all the hits from their breakthrough debut album “Forever Young”, March 28.
Ebbot Lundberg is primarily known for his time as frontman of internationally acclaimed (now disbanded) Soundtrack of our lives. But in recent years, his performances in several Swedish TV-shows have given him a new audience, most recently in the TV4 production “Så mycket bättre” where artists cover each other’s songs. On March 27–28, Ebbot and a 20-piece big band will perform his covers at Stora Teatern.
Partille Arena just outside Gothenburg keeps adding exciting shows, for example, international superstars Simple Minds take the stage on March 4 as part of their “40 years of hits” tour. Heavy metal fans will be happy to hear that Hammerfall (formed in Gothenburg in 1993) will close out their European tour at Partille Arena on March 27.
Food and beer
We enter March just as food fair Passion För Mat wraps up at Åby Arena, but you’ll still be able to catch the final day on March 1. As we move closer to the end of March, GBG Beer Week takes over Gothenburg with beer-based events all around town starting March 27. Tastings, tap take overs, seminars and more, all culminating in the beer and whisky fair at the Swedish exhibition and congress centre in early April.
A recurring highlight to look out for is the fantastic street food market held every Saturday at Lindholmen. Lindholmen Street Food Market brings out some of the best food trucks, local breweries, designers and artists, and is set in a building that used to belong to the old Götaverken shipyard.
Spring means sports!
As spring approaches, so does the new football season! The Swedish premier league for both men and women doesn’t start until early April, but the Swedish cup is in full swing. March also features two shows that Swedish speaking football fans will be keen on seeing. Olof Lundh, Swedish sports journalists, brings his live podcast to Gothenburg and Stora Teatern on March 8. The football magazine Offside and its two editors will perform their show “Offside Live” at Bio Roy, March 17–18.
While we wait for football to truly kick off, the regular ice hockey season is winding down. Go and cheer on reigning champs Frölunda Indians as they fight to make the top six heading into the playoffs. Check their March schedule here.
Heyou Festival and Loppans Flea market
If you’re after affordable children’s clothes and toys, then look no further than the Loppan Flea market in Torslanda on March 21–22. Loppan is one of Gothenburg’s biggest flea markets aimed at children’s itmes, you’ll find it at the school Skutehagenkolan.