Summer of music

Experience an incredible summer on Umeå's music stages.

musiksommar i umeå

The Major Music Events of the Summer in Umeå


After kicking off Sweden's festival summer with Brännbollsyran, Umeå continues to deliver a series of exciting music events. This year, the summer's music offerings are broader than ever, with stages filled with everything from symphony orchestras to hard rock and pop music. No matter your preferred music style, there is guaranteed to be something for you.

Welcome to Music Summer in Umeå 2024!

No i parken

Summer of Music line-up


 May 31 - June 1 | Brännbollsyran

Northern Scandinavia's largest music festival with famous artists. The Brännboll Cup takes place on the campus area with over 3,000 players.

July 17 | RIX FM festival

This year, the radio and music festival RIX FM Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary, and Umeå will be a welcome stop on the tour. A musical experience and a colorful summer party with Sweden's top artists.

July 26-27 | Visfestival Holmön

Visfestival Holmön is always held on the last weekend of July and offers many wonderful musical experiences. Bring a picnic basket or buy food on site. Then, sit down on the grass or on chairs and enjoy the summer on the beautiful island of Holmön.

July 24, 31 & August 7, 14 | Musik i Broparken

For four Wednesday evenings, we will be able to enjoy great live music in various genres, interspersed with exciting conversations led by Elin Örebrand.

Among the guests are the World Championship-bound choir Snowflakesingers, the cozy country band Yellowstone Worries, the folk singer Magda Andersson, and the Summer Band.

August 2 | Northern Rockfest Open Air

Northern Rockfest returns bigger and better, and it's moving outdoors! Secure your tickets for Norrland's greatest hard rock festival at Nolia!

August 16 | Sommarkonsert med Darin

Darin is performing a major summer concert in Umeå. With his latest album, En annan jag, in tow along with his catchy uptempo songs, the concerts become perfectly euphoric events. This is a concert you don't want to miss.

August 17 | NO i parken

All picnic enthusiasts from Umeå and visitors will get a taste of the opera *The Italian Girl in Algiers* when the Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra with soloists performs a free concert in Rådhusparken. The host is Norrlandsoperan’s opera director, Dan Turdén. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket!

August 28 | Amon Amarth

Say "Scandinavian death metal," and every hard rock fan, as well as many music enthusiasts in general, knows what you mean. Now, the Swedish Viking enthusiasts Amon Amarth are teaming up with their compatriots in The Halo Effect and their Finnish neighbors in Insomnium.

Events You Don't Want to Miss!

June 15 | Summer Party 50+

Vinyl DJ Anders Dahlqvist at Droskan. The best disco music from the 70s and 80s on vinyl.  

June 21 | Midsummer Celebration at Eljest

Carolina Miskovsky and Daniel Pettersson at 11:00 AM. 

June 26 | Single & Mingle After Work

Live music with William Öberg at Eljest, at 4:00 PM. 

August 2 | 2 Blyga Läppar

Live at Droskan at 9:00 PM. 

August 31 | Jorga Mesfin

Väven, Kajscenen. At 7:00 PM. 

September 7 | Cabass

Kafé Ordens at 3:00 PM.


Quiz bonansa 

Every Wednesday: music quiz at Lion Bar at 8:00 PM.

Every Wednesday: music quiz at Gröna Älgen at 8:30 PM.

Thursdays this summer: music quiz at Rex at 8:00 PM. Premiere on June 20.

Every Tuesday: pop quiz at Sjöbris at 9:00 PM.



Curious about more events?  
Check out our event calendar!