Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The 2nd International Stockholm Burlesque Festival

A while ago I did a post about some of all the burlesque events going on in Stockholm this fall. In it I mentioned The 2nd International Stockholm Burlesque Festival, but since this is such a grandiose event I thought it deserved a post of it's own!

As the titles says, this is the second time this festival is being presented. The organizers are The Amazing Knicker Kittens, Fräulein Frauke and John Paul Bichard.

Fräulein Frauke. Photo: John Paul Bichard

This year the festival will be a four-day extravaganza with performers from ten different countries - a mix of classic, beautiful burlesque, boylesque, pole-dancing, comedy, politics, and an abundance of glitz and glamour!

Duchess Dubois from The Knicker Kittens.
Photo: John Paul Bichard

Here is the four-day festival schedule:

The Festival launch
Thursday 11th October 6pm-8pm - Scandic Malmen Hotel - Free
A taster to get you in the mood for the coming weekend's spectacular exuberance, plus a preview of international artist and photographer John Paul Bichard´s Burlesque Series. 

Duchess Dubois (Swe) - Hedo Luxe (Ger) - Ivoncita + Ruby Luscious (Swe)

The Friday Spectacular
Friday 12th October 8pm-1am - Kägelbanan - 250SEK in advance / 275SEK on the door
Showtime! Three amazing sets of Swedish and international extravagance including some of Burlesque's biggest stars to entertain and dazzle you. Compered by our very own Russian temptress Madame Magduschka.

Fancy Chance (UK/US) - Lolou D'vil (Fin) - Madame Magduschka (Swe)
Bent Van Der Bleu (Fin) - Betty Q (Pol) - Blackbird Burlesque Cabaret (Swe) - Cherry and Ruby (UK) - Cripta Crispy (Swe) - Donna Delight (Swe) - Hedo Luxe (Ger) - Ivoncita (Swe) - Kandi von Kane (Swe) - Kitty Sincane (Swe) - La Viola Vixen (Aus) - Lilly Tiger (Ger) - Miss Glory Pearl (UK) - Sophia St. Villier (UK) - Swedish Siren (Swe) - Yvette Les Fesses & Ivoncita (Swe)

Dixie Belle from The Knicker Kittens.
Photo: John Paul Bichard

The Saturday Extravaganza
Saturday 13th October 8pm-1am - Kägelbanan - 250 SEK in advance / 275 SEK on the door

Octbooberfest is back with a twirl and support for breast cancer research when the Tassel Twirling Championship will crown a new champion. Followed by two unmissable sets of Swedish and International stars compered by the incredible Laurie Hagen who will mesmerise and entertain you throughout the show. 

Fancy Chance (UK/US) - Lolou D'vil (Fin) - hosted by Laurie Hagen (UK) 
Octbooberfest Annual Tassel Twirling Championship (Cancer fund event) - A'dora Derriere (Aus/UK) - Apathy Angel (US) - Fräulein Frauke (SWE) - The Great Leo (Bel) - Knicker Kittens (Swe) - Lady Francescca (Swe) - Lady Lou (Aus/Ger) - Les Femmes Brachiales (Ger) - Miss Diana (Rus) - Peggy de Lune (UK) - Ruby Luscious (Swe) - Wrong Note Rusty (Can) - Yvette Les Fesses (Swe)

The Burlesque Brunch
Sunday 14th October 12pm-3pm - Scandic Malmen Hotel - 150 SEK (please contact us at info@stockholmburlesquefestival.com to reserve places)
A relaxed brunch to end off this beautiful and spectacular festival weekend, with the finest food, a touch of burlesque and a sprinkle of Jazz in Malmens Lilla Baren.

Coco Clownesse (Ger) - Sally Van Tassel (Ita)
Singing by - Fräulein Frauke (SWE) - Velma Voluptuous (Swe) - Accompanied on piano by Janne Sjöblom.

A two day Festival pass is available from Södra Teatern for 400 SEK in advance /425 SEK on the door (for the Friday and Saturday night performances)

John Paul Bichard. Photo: Dixie Belle

There are just a few days left now before the festival begins, so if I were you, I would make sure to get my tickets before they run out!

For more info check out the festival's own web site: http://www.stockholmburlesquefestival.com/index.htm

To get updates in the future make sure to follow their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stockholmburlesquefestival

Tickets can be bought here: http://www.sodrateatern.com/en/Program--Tickets/Program/


  1. Wonderful, sounds like an amazing and festive time :)) I would definitely go if I was around there too ! I love events like this. Hope you have a gorgeous day doll xx

  2. This looks like a whole lot of fun to me Miss Meadows. All of the performers look great and it all sounds so risqué and interesting I feel like I'd love to go. It's awesome that over in Stockholm you get cool events like this, I'm pretty envious haha because I really would like to attend a burlesque show.


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