After the success of last year, Malmö’s Backyard Sessions Festival is back again in 2018, offering a mix of DJs, live music, art and street food.
By day, it takes place in a huge park that features two stages, a children’s village, and pop-up street kitchens. By night, it moves to Moriskan Pavilion, a Malmö music palace built in 1091.
Mixing up locals with big name guests, Dominik Eulberg, Flava D, Gidge, Helga Keller and Or:la all perform this year.
There will also be tournaments for boule and ping pong, live art, and a graffiti bus for veterans and first-timers alike. This year the festival also marks the launch of The Conference week—Malmö’s own version of TED Talks, an international media conference exploring complexity and trends in the digital world with around 4,000 guests from around the world.
Alex Esser, a Backyard Sessions co-founder who was praised for booking 50 percent female talent last year, says:
“It’s good to see our festival growing for a second year, putting Malmö on the creative map of Europe. For our international visitors we really want to show everything Malmö, Sweden’s 3rd largest city has to offer - the local electronic prodigies, the food, the art and the media conference”.