Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2020
United We Stream, the fenomena from Berlin that have brought millions to nightlife struggling during the corona pandemic, is coming to Stockholm June 6th.
Together with the City of Stockholm and Visit Stockholm the live broadcast festival United We Stream Sthlm will take place in eight different locations in Stockholm for 24 hours June 6 – June 7.
The purpose of United We Stream Sthlm is to raise money for venues, technical producers and artists in Stockholm affected by the corona pandemic.
The initiator of the project is the Stockholm Night Council with, among others, Jakob Grandin (Gather Festival, Trädgården Stockholm) and Johanna Beckman (Creative Director Trädgården Stockholm).
– This is a chance to really show off Stockholm as the vibrant city it really is, 24 hours a day. We will be the first country in the world to showcase eight magical places that represent Stockholm’s diversity and expression through United We Stream, says Jakob Grandin
The artists involved are not yet official, but the schedule looks as follows:
Södra Teatern 1pm–4pm
City Hall 8pm–10pm
Department Förbindelsehallen 10pm–2am
New Hours 2am–6am
– It is fantastic that Stockholm’s nightlife merges into “United We Stream” and creates a digital event that engages many in this very challenging time. Music and entertainment is an important part of Stockholm’s identity and attractiveness, which we must all cherish, says Anna König Jerlmyr, the Mayor of Stockholm.
All live broadcasts are shown free of charge via United We Stream Stockholm platforms. Donations and support tickets for the initiative are purchased and donated via unitedwestream.se.
– The initiative in Berlin managed to raise over SEK 3 million the first week, and our goal is to try to match it – if not break it. There are so many within Stockholm’s nightlife who need financial support not to go bankrupcy. We must together ensure that there is some nightlife still to enjoy when the pandemic is over, says Jakob Grandin.
The vision is also that United We Stream Sthlm will continue to live after June 6 and involve more organizers in Stockholm’s nightlife.
– We hope to inspire others and continue United We Stream together in Stockholm and Sweden, says Jakob Grandin.
– In the wake of the pandemic, Stockholm’s cultural players are facing a historically major challenge. In order for Stockholm’s luminosity and creative glow not to fade, it is important not to lose hope, and to continue to work forward. The fact that Sweden and Stockholm can participate in this international initiative for the benefit of nightclubs around the world, United We Stream, is absolutely fantastic. My position is that we politicians should be enablers, not brake pads, and I am proud that the City of Stockholm is part of this creative initiative to contribute to the survival of nightlife, says Vice Mayor fo Culture and Urban Environment Jonas Naddebo (C).