The 2018 Lowdown.

Considered to be Scandinavia’s premier contemporary music event, Summerburst takes place in two locations in June. The Stockholm location has been hosting Summerburst for eight years now and the Gothenburg venue for seven. Past acts have included Afrojack, Avicii and Justin Bieber in 2017.

Number of attendees

30,000 attend this festival

Year founded


Music genres

Electronic, Dance


The biggest names in dance and electronic will be headlining this year:


The weather won't be terrible but pack a waterproof anyway. Temperature wise, it'll be in the mid-teens but expect some sun too.

12 hours of sunshine
16° average temperature
30% chance of rain

Where to stay.

There are no camping sites available on site but plenty of hotels nearby - here are a few to look into:



Food and drink.

You’ll find a selection of food and drink options at Summerburst, with a range of dining areas to check out. For those with a premium ticket, you can make reservations before the event. The festival is sponsored by Heineken so expect to enjoy a few beers while there.


The festival is celebrating seven and eight years in its two locations and so the organisers have spared no expense - check out the festival site closer to the event for updates on what to check out when you get there.

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How to get there.



The nearest station is Gothenburg’s main train station, then it takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk from there to the stadium.


Several tram routes are located within walking distance of Ullevi. Stop at Ullevi Nora or Ullevi Södra and then walk the rest of the way.


If you’re driving, there are several short and long stay car parks nearby including:

  • Ullevi Underground Car Park
  • Burgården Car Park and
  • Fabriksgatan Multi-storey Car Park



Head to T-Bana metro station and jump off there - then it’s a five minute walk to Östermalms IP where the festival is held.


The number 55 bus will drop you off close to the festival. Get off at Östermalms Idrottsplats stop.


There are several places to park. Here are a few locations near the festival grounds:

  • Fiskartorpsvägen 20 parking
  • FD Allm BB
  • Parkeringen Drottning Sofias väg

What to pack.

The crowd dresses to impress these days, with smart casual looks that wouldn’t look out of place propping up a bar.

Crop top.

Wear one of these with harem trousers or denim shorts for easy festival style. Bardot styles are still doing well in 2018.

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Ladies, skip the short shorts and pull out your fave summer dress for the occasion. Work this with a cropped jacket and sandals throughout the day.

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Maxi Dress.

Flowy, bohemian style dresses are another hot look for this festival. Wear with ankle boots and a denim jacket once the evening rolls around.

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Ladies, look up our 2018 dress trend guide on the Superdry site for more ideas.