Last night saw the opening of the HOOOOOOJ new Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, Scandinavia. A 65,000 capacity venue commands a proper arrival to a city, and the Friends Arena got one, in the form of a massive concert that was broadcast live on SVT yesterday evening. It was a bit like the recent Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. Actually, it was a lot like them. Dancers, cars, music royalty, actual royalty, the lot.
The loose theme for the night was a celebration of Swedish music. So naturally a few Scandipop faves made an appearance , dotted in here and there.
You can watch the whole thing here. All 1 hour and 45 minutes of it.
Or you can skip through most of it to get the good stuff. Here’s your handy guide to where that good stuff appears;
28:50 Tommy Körberg & Danny Daucedo
43:33 Icona Pop
1:06:09 First Aid Kit
Agnes: ‘All I Want Is You’
Tommy Körberg & Danny Saucedo: ‘I Can See Myself In You’
Icona Pop: ‘I Love It’
First Aid Kit: ‘Emmylou’
Loreen: ‘Crying Out Your Name’