Blasts from the past and exciting new music
The month starts off with a bang as Finnish metal band Nightwish perform at Partille Arena, the first stop of the European leg of their world tour. Their bombastic sound has earned them fans all around the world, way beyond the regular metal-heads.
“Don’t you want me baby” sang The Human League back in 1981, but of course we do, and on November 9 we welcome the British synth pop band to Trädgår’n. That same night, Union Carbide Productions play at Stora Teatern. The legendary band from Gothenburg was resurrected for two shows this summer and it left the fans screaming for more.
If you’re looking for new, up and coming artists rather than blasts from the past, then head to Stora Teatern on November 15 when pop duo Kassia Klein will perform.
Hip hopper Fricky has taken Sweden by storm and his gig at club venue Pustervik on November 20 is sure to be spectacular. Same goes for Norwegian superstar DJ Alan Walker who’ll make the place bounce on November 24.
Fans of soul and funk should mark November 23 in their calenders, that’s when popular soul club ”The Soul Kitchen” makes a long awaited comeback at Nefertiti. The night will offer great music and a tasty vegetarian stew made by non other than incredible Swedish singer Seinabo Sey.
Prehistoric giants and top micro-breweries
Everyone loves dinosaurs, right? Thought so. Get excited for Walking with dinosaurs at the Scandinavium Arena November 9-11! With top modern technology and creativity, the arena show has captivated audiences of all ages and critics around the world.
Gothenburg is one of the top beer cities in Europe, and November 2-4 sees All In Beer fest at the exhibition centre Eriksbergshallen welcome some of the best micro-breweries in Europe. If you visit Gothenburg outside of the beer fest, there is still loads of great craft beer to check out.
Musical, Art and Mozart
Richard Wagner’s epic "Der Ring des Nibelungen" is the Mount Everest of the opera world. Das Rheingold is the first part of the tetralogy and it premieres on November 17 at the Göteborg Opera. Over the next four seasons the Opera will be staging one part of "The Ring Cycle" per year, with the final opera to be performed in 2021.
At the Opera you’ll also be able to catch the Disney musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a breathtaking adventure about what it means to be a hero. It will play until January 31.
Mozart, and lots of it, is on the menu at the Gothenburg Concert hall on November 14. How about crystal clear and brilliant "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", the twenty-fourth piano concerto, whirling between trembling despair and melancholy hope, and, to top it all off, the confident and aristocratic Linz Symphony. Wow!
The Museum of Gothenburg present an exciting photo exhibiton titled Work, live, life – Images of a society on November 24. The iconic images of inhabitants in Hammarkullen district and workers at the Volvofabriken in Torslanda, by Jens S Jensen, meet contemporary portraits by Annika von Hausswolff. A study of self-images and cityscapes from the seventies until today
Christmas city comes knocking
On November 16, several cosy Christmas markets premiere in and around Gothenburg, including spectacular Christmas at Liseberg Amusement Park, charming Christmas at Tjolöholm Castle and the traditional Christmas Market at the Nordstan shopping centre. You can find more upcoming Christmas markets here.
Christmas City Gothenburg officially opens on November 29 with a torch light procession that ends at the square Götaplatsen, where a traditional Lucia choir will sing, and an interactive piece of art will be projected on the façade of the Gothenburg Museum of Art.