For all the excitement surrounding the European festival season, the second leg of Sweden’s Summerburst festival in Stockholm looks set to steal the show for the renowned nation of enigmatic House music. While headline action from Tiësto and Axwell on the Friday is sure to muster some formidable crowds, SVT2 will show close to four hours of the festivals high-profile line-up, including the sets of David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso, live on Swedish television, starting Saturday June 16th 20:45 CET. Luckily, for those of you residing abroad, the telecast will simultaneously also be available at svt.se/psl, with a 30 day access to replay coming to you courtesy of svtplay.se after the telecast.
Modern technology may have taken the art of DJing to new levels, but the involvement of a live telecast through national television makes for a notable first for Electronic Dance Music.
Update: SVT2 will be airing Swedish House Mafia’s “Take One” documentary just before the live telecast from Summerburst at 20:00 CET.
A reminder of how it went down last year (make sure you watch it in 720p):
Photo courtesy of Stureplan.se
Words by Dan Carter