Then it's very nice to have a festival that don't talk but do. Women performers on more then 70% of the spots. But not only is the festival largly represented by women, they are also older women like Patti Smith, Marianne Faithful, Emmylou Harris and Buffy Sainte-Marie; all with careers starting in the 70's. And it worked like a charm, with three sold out days at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.
Sadly I missed about half the festival. I arrived late on the first day, and skipped saturday due to the Pride festival, and the fact that I had a chance to catch the most interesting performers from saturday at the Way Out West-festival the following weekend.
Then came Antony (and the Johnsons) with Sveriges Radios Symphony Orchestra. An amazing voice and performance that gave the night a perfect and magic ending. It was beautiful and Antony was in a good mood and seemed to enjoy to end his summer tour in Stockholm. Loved to hear Cripple and the starfish and his version of Beyoncés Crazy in love.
More about Stockholm music and Arts in Part 2.