Star-studded concert for everyone's right to freedom and democracy
On March 14 2023 at Avicii Arena – LIVE
On March 14th, Riksteatern brings together a lineup of international mega-artists in Avicii Arena in Stockholm. The concert will be the largest indoor event in the world so far, held due to the current situation in Iran.
Door opens 17:30
Be seated 18:30
Age limit 7 years old.
Nikki Amini comes from a long and successful international career in the music industry. After moving back to Sweden she entered the entertainment scene and became a well-known profile starring in the biggest entertainment shows across nationwide TV, radio and podcasts.
Shiva Negar was named one of Variety Magazine's "10 Canadians to watch". She has starred in multiple movies and series but is perhaps best known for playing the female lead in the film American Assassin.
Bita Milanian is an award winning Iranian-American marketing executive, branding & communications strategist, community leader & producer; passionate about social justice, tech, art, culture & philanthropy.
The legendary Iranian singer Ebi's silky smooth but powerful voice has earned him millions of fans worldwide. He has released 30 albums, nearly 100 singles and performed at sold-out venues around the world.
Yasmin Levy brings medieval Spanish-Jewish Ladino music into the modern musical landscape with an emotive voice that has touched audiences all over the world.
Carola is one of our all-time greatest artists. It's been four decades since the monumental breakthrough of Främling, when Carola Häggkvist won Melodifestivalen with maximum points. From that day on, she became Carola with the whole nation - and still is today.
Faramarz Aslani is a legendary Persian singer, guitarist, lyricist, songwriter and producer. He is considered a pioneer of modern Iranian music and his multi-layered poetry, often about love and nostalgia, can be interpreted in more than one way.
Mojgan Shajarian is an Iranian-American classical music singer and setar player. SHe has performed all over the world, both as a solo act, as well as with his father Mastro Mohammadreza Shajarian.
Shahin Najafi is a musician, poet, singer, and social activist, often conveying controversial messages about Iranian society. A musician who brings both catchy riffs and eye-openers to every performance.
Darya's unique style is blending European classical by Iranian Melodies perfumed by some jazz and blues flavour. Her music brings historical periods together and crosses languages and dialects.
Arash Sobhani is an Iranian musician and television host. He is the lead singer and guitarist of underground rock band Kiosk and the executive producer of the first season of Persia's Got Talent, a spin-off of the British talent show "Got Talent" air on MBC Persia.
Director, actress and singer Josette Bushell-Mingo has always fought for equal rights in the theatre and been awarded the gold medal from the Seraphim Order for significant contributions to the performing arts in Sweden.
Ali Azimi is as much a storyteller as a musician. As one of the pioneers of the alternative music scene in Iran, his music speaks to a generation of young Iranians who are looking for new sounds and new stories.
Babak Amini is one of the greatest Iranian guitarists of all time – member of American Guitar Society, member of Toronto Musicians' Association, and instructor at Canada Music Academy.
Ardavan Hatami is a musician, songwriter and singer. He will be performing with Babak Amini – one of the greatest Iranian guitarists of all time.
Mozhgan Azimi, is a social-protest singer and a civil activist for women and children's rights. Her work was blacklisted by Afghanistan media, but her music videos thrive online where they have millions of views.
Rostam Mirlashari is perhaps best known as the Prince of Balochi music and vocalist in the multi-cultural group Golbang. The unique voice and the inner expression are his signum.
When war broke out in Ukraine, Maria fled to Sweden. Here she has continued her career as a performer, reaching the final of Melodifestivalen with the song Never Give Up, and later this year she will go on tour with Diggiloo.
Rastak is one of the most well-known bands in Iranian contemporary folk music. They try to collect, record, and interpret Iranian folk music for a global audience by merging traditional instruments with contemporary rhythms.
The only Persian choir in Scandinavia. Their vision is that a multicultural society is created through knowledge of our differences, and that art and culture help people to understand each other.They will be performing together with the choir All Inclusive.
The Choir All Inclusive is a mixed show group in Stockholm that performs in different styles. They will be performing together with Aftab choir.
Navid Rezvani, winner of Persia’s Got Talent 2021. He is internationally known as a unique and innovative individual in the dance scene, for his political and social engagement, and his extreme physical and technical skills.
Rewşan is a Kurdish artist, songwriter, violinist and composer. In addition to her acclaimed music, she made the documentary series Dengên Bakur (Voices of the North) on Kurdish women's oral tradition and cultural memory.
Ghazal is a 21-year-old singer born in Iran. She started playing the piano and singing at an early age. She has started the Indie-Pop band called "no decision" and also participates in the current season of The Voice Persia.
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Eldfesten – A call for freedom will be broadcasted live on March 14 on SVT2 at 19:00–20:00, and then continues in SVT24 until 21:45. The entire concert can be watched on SVT Play.
The concert will also be broadcasted live on the TV channel Manoto.
Eldfestkommittén in Gothenburg has one local event this year. Visit their website to read more about it.
The live broadcast A call for freedom from the Avicii Arena in Stockholm will be shown on a LED screen in central Malmö thanks to the collaboration with Eldfestkommittén in Malmö.