Set in the city's large Kungsträdgården, the outdoor rink is busy all winter long. There is live music and stands with hot drinks and other treats. The skating is free, so bundle up in your warmest clothes and plan an outing with family and friends. Rates for renting skates: Adults SEK50, Children SEK20.
Bass Drum of Death is the brainchild of John Barrett, an indie rock musician from Mississippi. The band's name comes from its early days, when Barrett would perform solo with only an electric guitar and a bass drum around 2008, when he started the project. Soon after, Colin Sneed was recruited to play the drums full-time and the duo began cranking out noise-riddled garage rock nuggets full of lo-fi distortion and a punk rock pace. Bass Drum of Death released its debut LP, entitled GB City, in 2011, and has been touring the world and collaborating with the likes of the Odd Future collective ever since.
Bombay Bicycle Club is an indie rock band from London that's led by Jack Steadman. Using several styles in its music, from pop to indie folk and alternative rock, the group released its debut album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, in 2009. Bombay Bicycle Club earned immediate attention in its native UK and continues to develop an international following with its accessible sound on albums such as 2011's A Different Kind of Fix and 2014's So Long, See You Tomorrow.
The Los Angeles-based outfit Rival Sons is a blues rock band with a heavy-hitting, fuzzed-out sound. Since forming in 2008, the band has won over fans both for its songwriting and for its ability to hearken back to another era of rock. After self-releasing its debut album Before the Fire, in 2009, the band signed with Earache Records, a label known for its collection of metal bands. Rival Son's first full-length record with the label, 2010's Pressure & Time, offered a departure from the heavy metal mold of Earache, and the band's blues-inspired hard rock sound stood out sharply for critics and fans. Rival Sons went on to embark on several of its own headlining tours of Europe in between releasing records such as 2012's, Head Down.