Celebrate the very best of the city's art, music, food and culture
The people of Malmö take to the streets every August to celebrate the very best of the city's art, music, food and culture as part of Northern Europe's largest city festival. Established in 1985, in recent years the event has become known for its emphasis on sustainability (bottled water is not sold, but there are taps dotted around the city centre as well as recycling stations). During the week-long festival, where nearly everything is free to attend, you're as likely to encounter Persian dance and Japanese drumming workshops as yoga lessons and acrobatic demos, as well as all genres of music courtesy of some big names - past performers have included First Aid Kit, Robyn, Angelique Kidjo and Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia.
Map showing the location of Malmö Festival
Getting to Malmö Festival by train
Malmö Centralstation is just north of the centre, within easy reach either on foot or via public transport from the station itself, of many of the festival venues. There are increased numbers of trains during the festival period, but be aware that some of the bus services and stops are amended to allow for the increase in travellers and to circumvent the temporary road closures in place.