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Göteborgs Kulturkalas 2012

Dead By April

Dead By April is a modern metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden.

The band released a demo in 2007 and another in 2008, and they both leaked out to several peer-to-peer-sites. During this time they also played in local venues around Gothenburg. The demo also spawned one radio single, Falling Behind. In 2008, the band received two awards, both for Best Newcomer, on “Swedish Pop Awards” and “Bandit Rock Awards”

Their first single “Losing You” was released 6 March, 2009 at their MySpace page. The song gained attention to the band by being background music to Expedition Robinson 2009. On the 13 May 2009, the band released their debut album Dead by April, which contains 13 songs, eleven of which are remastered demo son...

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Loreen (born Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui on October 16, 1983 in Västerås, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and music producer of Moroccan-Berber descent, who rose to international fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with chart topping "Euphoria". Euphoria reached number one in 18 countries after the victory.

Interested in becoming a musician, she took part in the Idol 2004 television competition, coming fourth overall. The following year she released her first single, "The Snake" together with Rob 'n' Raz. She has also been working behind the camera in Swedish TV-shows such as "Matakuten" and "Familjen annorlunda" during her hiatus from music scene.

In 2010, Loreen was signed to a bran...

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Two artists share the name Timbuktu.

1) A rapper from Sweden.
2) A rapper from London, Ontario.

1) Jason Diakité (born 11 January 1975 in Lund, Sweden), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper.

He is from Scania, the southernmost part of Sweden, and raps with a slight scanian accent. Having released four studioalbums and a live album he has firmly established himself as a political rapper, borrowing influences from folk music, American blues as well as music from West Africa and Jamaica. A Tribe Called Quest was Timbuktu's favourite rap group when he was a kid.

Timbuktu started rapping in the early 1990s, and quickly became very popular in the hip hop scenes of Malmö, Stoc...

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Melissa Horn

Singer - songwriter, pop and folk artist Melissa Horn was born on April 8, 1987 in Södermalm, near Stockholm,
Melissa got a guitar at the age of 15, it was not long before she wrote her first song in Swedish. She came into the music program at the high school and before she had gone out of second ring tone, first record deal was signed and the tale got its start.

After school started filming of Melissa's first songs, during the time she had the opportunity to accompany the opening act on Peter Lemarcs awaited tour in 2007. In spring 2008 debut album finished and 'Långa nätter' (Long Nights) was released. The album opened up to a large audience that has embraced Melissa's voice and heartfelt lyrics. This is particularly n...

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Darin (born Darin Zanyar, June 2, 1987 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer and songwriter of Kurdish descent and one of Sweden's best-selling artists, with numerous chart topping songs and music albums.

After participating in Idol 2004, Darin released his debut album "The Anthem" having reached second place in the competition and becoming number one in the hearts of many girls and boys. The album quickly reached the tops of the charts, along with his debut single "Money for nothing".

Darin has released 6 albums, (one independent), 4 of which have debuted at number 1 on the Swedish Album charts. He has 12 top 10 singles on the Swedish singles chart, 3 reaching number 1. He is currently the third most succes...

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