But here we go again. Day three of Stockholm Music & Arts were really great. Actually it was my second day, since I skipped day two in favour of the Pride festival.
I had really been looking forward to see Anna Von Haussswolff who kicked off the last day. But it's really not a good idea to have her playing early in the day, with the sun shining and most of the audience trying to recuperate from the night before. Her dark and drony music would work much better in smoke and darkness at a much more intimate setting. Consequently the concert seemed a bit unfocused and misplaced. Pity, since I really love her music.
During the day we were also treated to Buffy Sainte-Marie with a band that must playrickabilly when not touring with Buffy. Strange mix of rock'n'roll, native american chants and 70's protest music. We were also given some african funk from Fatoumata Diawara that afternoon. Interesting, but not my cup of tea. I was mainly waiting for the nights main attraction and the chance to see one of my biggest idols.
She entered the stage with a percussionist, a technician/synth player and a female choir from Iceland. And then they delivered one of the best performances I have ever seen on a festival stage.
The Stockholm Music & Arts was a really diffrent and great festival. Antony and Björk delivered two awesome musical experinces. I really hope that the festival will be able to deliver an equally interesting festival next year. Hopefully with the same focus on great female performers.
Björk perfoms Hidden Place at Sthlm Music & Arts