25 - The draw to determine which country will participate in which semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place in Stockholm City Hall. Sweden is pre-allocated to vote and perform in the first semi-final for scheduling reasons.
6 - Start of the 56'th edition of the Melodifestivalen. The next three semi-finals will take place on February 13, 20, and 27.
15 - It is announced that Swedish jazz saxophonist and composer Jonas Kullhammar is the recipient of the 2016 Gullinpriset (awarded in memory of the saxophonist Lars Gullin (1928 – 1976)).
26 - A remix of Zara Larsson's hit single "Lush Life", featuring Tinie Tempah, is released, and soon becomes a top 10 hit internationally.
5 - The Melodifestivalen second chance will take place on March 5.
12 - The final of the Melodifestivalen is executed on March 12, 2016.
25 - The Gamlestaden Jazzfestival opens in Gothenburg, Sweden (April 25 – May 2).
14 – The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.
10 – Jonas Kullhammar is awarded Gullinpriset at a concert at Sanda Church in memory of late saxophonist Lars Gullin (1928 – 1976).
12 – Malmöfestivalen opens (August 12 – 19).
7 – The 33rd Stockholm Jazz Festival started in Stockholm, Sweden ( October 7–16).
8 - Anders Hillborg: Sirens; Cold Heat; Beast Sampler with Esa-Pekka Salonen and The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (BIS Records).
29 - Some Other Time - A Tribute To Leonard Bernstein by Nils Landgren (ACT Music).
1 - Songbook by Lars Danielsson (ACT Music).
12 - Piano Mating by Mats Gustafsson (Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records).
17 - Picture You by The Amazing, including guitarist Reine Fiske (Partisan Records).
26 - Mare Nostrum II by Jan Lundgren (ACT Music).
6 – Trees Of Light by Anders Jormin / Lena Willemark / Karin Nakagawa (ECM Records).
18 - Forevergreens by Dan Berglund's Tonbruket (ACT Music).
20 - Då Som Nu För Alltid by Kent (RCA, Sony Music).
1 - World On Fire by Yngwie Malmsteen (RCA, Sony Music).
26 - Du Gamla Du Fria by Håkan Hellström (Warner Music Group).
16 - Dödliga Klassiker by Bob Hund (Woah Dad!).
28 - Homeward Bound by Sabina Ddumba (Warner Music Sweden).
25 - Häxan by Dungen (Mexican Summer).
17 – Carina Jaarnek (53), singer and Dansband artist (cerebral haemorrhage).
29 – Josefin Nilsson (46), singer and actress.
4 – Olle Ljungström (54), singer and guitarist.
16 – Fredrik Norén (75), jazz drummer and band leader.
2 – Freddie Wadling (64), singer and songwriter.
12 – Jacques Werup (71), musician, author, poet, stage artist, and screenwriter.
2016 in Swedish music Wikipedia
The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 2016 in Swedish music.
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