Allsång på Skansen — that’s “Sing-along at Skansen” — is one of Sweden’s biggest music festivals and top-rated TV shows. Every year since the 1930s, Swedish pop artists have joined fans at the Skansen Museum in Stockholm for a large scale sing-along. The show is broadcast Tuesday evenings at 20:00CET, and up to 25,000 fans come to each performance, making Allsång på Skansen a smash hit.
As is the norm, stars from both Eurovision and Melodifestivalen will take a turn in this year’s lineup. We are fortunate enough to be able to see not one, not two, but three Swedish Eurovision winners in this summer’s series.
That’s right, y’all: Carola (1991), Charlotte Perrelli (1999), and of course, Måns Zelmerlöw (2015) will all perform. Carola kicks off the summer series on June 23, and Måns performs a week later on June 30. Charlotte will take the stage on July 28, performing alongside Jessica Andersson, one half of the duo Fame from Eurovision 2003 (and a solo act at Melfest 2015).
Among the other Eurovision artists in the lineup are Lena Philipsson (2005) and Andreas Lundstedt (Switzerland 2006) who will perform with his group Alcazar (the well-known schlager band who last competed in Melodifestivalen 2014).
Melodifestivalen artists are coming out en masse. The two other artists appearing on June 23 are former Melodifestivalen acts: Hasse Andersson (2015) and Panetoz (2014). Also due to appear are Magnus Carlsson, Ulrik Munther, Danny Saucedo, Jill Johnson, Isa, and Dinah Nah.
The artists are wetting themselves with excitement. Isa posted this photo earlier on Instagram:
They know Allsång på Skansen is a big deal. Måns, who hosted the show for several years, talked to us about it in the spring while we were on the ground in Stockholm.
Who are you most excited to see in Allsång på Skansen?