As the world continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, ever more countries and cities are responding with mandatory quarantines and pleas for people to self-isolate. Amid all the Netflix binging and home baking, Melodifestivalen veteran Lina Hedlund has launched “Karantänsessions” (Quarantine sessions) to brighten up the weeks and months ahead.

Lina Hedlund, host of Melodifestivalen 2020 and a former member of Alcazar, invited artists including Dotter, Robin Bengtsson, and Anis Don Demina to her home to perform in a free live-streamed concert on her Facebook page.

Lina says that the idea is to spread joy and happiness to everyone currently stuck at home or placed in quarantine. She also sends a big thank you to all of those who are helping patients to fight the coronavirus everyday.

Guest artists

  • Dotter (Melodifestivalen 2020)
  • Robin Bengtsson (Melodifestivalen 2020, 2017, 2016)
  • Anis Don Demina (Melodifestivalen 2020)
  • Oscar Zia (Melodifestivalen 2016, 2014)
  • Frida Öhrn (Melodifestivalen 2020)
  • Martin Stenmarck (Melodifestivalen 2019, 2016, 2014, 2005)
  • Nassim Al Fakir (artist)
  • Hanna Hedlund (artist)

Dotter: Live performance at “Quarantine Sessions”

What are you doing to pass the time in quarantine? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
6 months ago

That ceiling needs some paint 🙂

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
6 months ago

This is the total absence of compassion. You are not funny at all.

Boozyfloozy86
Boozyfloozy86
6 months ago

Would love to see Oscar Zia come back to melfest in the near future he’s so good!

Katariina
Katariina
6 months ago

This is how you keep the virus spreading

Frida
Frida
6 months ago
Reply to  Katariina

This is how you do music safely

Malmklang
Malmklang
6 months ago

No offence to Lina (and I know Sweden has another approach to the virus atm), but for me watching this from Norway now, this gathering appears quite absurd…

Anna
Anna
6 months ago
Reply to  Malmklang

It was does a week ago lol, wiwi are really late with the news

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  Anna

Can’t say the situation was drastically different a week ago

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
6 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRiINXik00

ca. 7000 people died until today in italy.

Dryan
Dryan
7 months ago

Every country handles the situation differently. And it is too soon to say who has been handling it correctly. In Sweden (I live there, so I know), there is NO advice against meeting friends – as long as everybldy there is healthy and it is not a huge crowd. Our government had a limit of 500 people, but I think it is down to 100 people now. BUT – 100 or 500, doesn’t matter. Because there’s like what? 20 people there. Absolute maximum 20. They are clearly following the precautions set by our government, who in turn follows experts and… Read more »

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  Dryan

If even one of them had been infected at the time (perhaps with no symptoms because of the long incubation period) now they all would be. It is quite the opposite from the social distancing.

GRAHAM RIDGE
GRAHAM RIDGE
7 months ago

I was in Sweden for MF. The artists were having photographs taken with fans with arms wrapped around us. They didn’t seem to worry. Even the artists from Norway, Cyprus, Iceland and Latvia, were getting close to fans

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
7 months ago

That makes me speechless. Does Sweden think, its an island ? People will suffer there too, will die. It´s not the time to invite people to party. Dangerously irresponsible.

Dryan
Dryan
6 months ago
Reply to  Ralf0711

Swedish government are listening to experts. What is to say we are handling it incorrectly? Italy has put everybody in quarantine and their curve is still waaaaaaaay high. They are not going agains any experts’ advice! 🙂

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

Spreading joy, happiness and corona

stommie
stommie
7 months ago

Apparently even the hospitality industry in Sweden isn’t closed
https://www.thelocal.se/20200324/sweden-to-allow-only-table-service-at-bars-and-restaurants

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago

Dotter (Melodifestivalen 2020 AND 2018) 😉
Cry was unforgettable

Sanscemo
Sanscemo
7 months ago

One of the key points to curb contagion and transmission of the virus is to avoid crowds… and they organize jam sessions with many people in one room? Well, I understand that in Sweden (unfortunately) the situation is different, and the idea is really nice, but it’s not exactly the best.

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Sanscemo

Society needs to slow down. not shut down. Even in times of crises society must function. Thanks to Lina for providing us with some light during this period!
Or are you saying we all should stay at home, don’t leave it for two months and just be depressed and alone?

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Nobody said doctors and nurses should work 24-48 hours non-stop.

Sanscemo
Sanscemo
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

You probably haven’t understood the moment our world is experiencing, or you come from a country that has few cases and where the alert is at its lowest. I wish that for you, of course. The situation is serious, there is no need to underestimate it. We are not just talking here about the elderly or immunodepressed, or people who only have previous illnesses. Anyone, even the healthiest and youngest, can become ill with this virus. Talking about depression and loneliness is an understandable perspective, but very selfish, this virus has the ability to send us to the cemetery, which… Read more »

Dryan
Dryan
6 months ago
Reply to  Sanscemo

That many people? Like what? 20? Out limit is like 100, or maybe even 500. They are clearly following every precaution set by our government! 🙂

Sanscemo
Sanscemo
6 months ago
Reply to  Dryan

My God, I thought the problem was the Swedish Government’s lack of foresight, but I realise that the problem is the Swedish mentality. They think they’re immune, probably. Meanwhile, people who were sent home in a paid taxi a week ago have to go back to the ICU today for aggravated pneumonia. In Stockholm. A case, perhaps. I pray for them.