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Is Allsång for all?

"Mix it up, that's what we say!"
4:52 min

An intrinsic part of a typical Swedish summer, Allsång på Skansen is a series of shows held over eight weeks every summer in Stockholm. The shows feature a variety of acts: from rock bands to folk music, from stand-up comedians to magicians. We sent along our reporter Nick Chipperfield to discover whether Allsång på Skansen has something to offer multicultural Sweden.

Tapping into Swedes' love of singing, Allsång på Skansen has its origins in 1935; and since 1979, it has been broadcast live, every week, on Swedish national television, regularly attracting around two million viewers.

To get an idea of the appeal of Allsång på Skansen, we speak to Jonas from Örebro, 200kms west of Stockholm, who had waited six hours to see the show.

Backstage, we speak to Gladys del Pilar and Fransesca Quartey of Brun Utan Sol, and genial host Måns Zelmerlöw, to ask what Allsång på Skansen offers an increasingly diverse Swedish population.

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