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Västerås Cityfestival 2014


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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Looptroop Rockers

Looptroop Rockers are a Swedish rap/hip-hop group from Västerås, Sweden and have their own record company DvsG (David vs. Goliath). The band consist of three members: producer/DJ Embee and the lyricists/ Promoe & Supreme. Since CosM.I.C left the group they call themselves Looptroop Rockers, instead of Looptroop as they did before. CosM.I.C returned to the band in 2010 and is featured on the album "Professional Dreamers".

The Looptroop Rockers have released two albums under that name, "Good Things", on the 23 of April, 2008, and "Professional Dreamers", on the 9 of March, 2011. The album "Good Things" was mostly mixed by music producers Soundism. They have also released two compilation CDs exclusively sold on tour, The Hits & T...

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Alcazar is a Eurodance / Pop group from Sweden consisting of Andreas Lundstedt, Therese Merkel ("Tess") and Lina Hedlund. Former members Annika Kjærgaard and Magnus Carlsson left in 2005.

Alcazar have become one of Sweden's most popular and successful groups since their début single was released back in 1999. They have scored 13 top 40 hits in Sweden including 2 number ones and 8 top 10 hits.

Alcazar are also well known for their participation in the Swedish Eurovision pre-selection contest 'Melodifestivalen' - having competed a total of 5 times (2003 - "Not a Sinner, Nor a Saint," 2005 - "Alcastar," 2009 - "Stay the Night," 2010 - "Headlines," 2014 - "Blame It On The Disco").

Alcazar reformed in July 20...

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Linnea Henriksson

Linnea Henriksson, born 9 November 1986 in Halmstad, is a Swedish jazz and pop singer who finished fourth in the 2010 edition of Swedish Idol. She received musical education at Skurups Folkhögskola where in 2007 met the members of the Prylf jazz band. That same year she became the band's singer. Prylf released their debutalbum Kind of Green in 2010.

In 2011 Linnea Henriksson released her first solo single Väldigt kär/Obegripligt ensam which she wrote together with Orup.
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With their first two albums “We Are Just Welcome As Holy Water In Satan’s Drink” and “Bursting Out Of Chucky’s Town” ...and the 3rd half studio, half live album “Original Scandinavian Superdudes”, PSYCHOPUNCH already managed to amaze press and fans alike. You cannot draw away your attention from ear candies like "Down In Flames", "Straightjacket Hell", "Goin' Crazy", "Who's Fucking Who" and ”Make Up Your Mind” etc. Raving reviews world wide were nothing but logical.

“The Pleasure Kill” (2002) became an early high in the band’s career, cementing the band’s status and preparing the scenario for things to come. Sleazy rockers like "Back In The Days", "Inhale" or the unique "Apocalypso" have grown to become true classics of the pu...

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