Stockholm Burlesque Festival

Pressrelease 2017

The `Smörgåsbord of Sin` – a spectacular, genderfu**ing, glittering, delicious extravaganza with the crème de la crème of top international Burlesque Stars!

Fräulein Frauke and John-Paul Bichard are proud to present The 7th International Stockholm Burlesque Festival! One of Europe’s biggest and most lavish burlesque events featuring glamorous and amazing talent of 34 acts in styles as diverse as classic- and neo-burlesque, boylesque, circus, drag, dance, live music, comedy and cabaret including top solo performers, ravishing duo acts and spectacular troupe numbers from all over the world! From Venezuela to New York, from Slovenia to Australia.

The festival runs on the 13 & 14 of October, with two nights of show-stopping performances in two of Stockholm’s most beautiful venues, the golden vintage 1800s theater ‘Södra Teatern’ and the gilded 1930’s ballroom ‘Nalen’. There will also be live music, workshops, a networking event and the Octbooberfest Tasseltwirling Championship – a month long collection to the Pink Ribbon campaign that culminates in the light hearted gala-event “Octbooberfest” – a tassel twirling competition, the number 1 burlesque “sport”, on Saturday night’s show.

With our world and reality being more and more problematic and dark forces taking over our public spaces, it feels more important than ever for us to produce and put on a show as a counterweight to that. SBF is a strongly feminist, queer and political event, in all it’s crazy glamour and light hearted humour.” says co-producer Fräulein Frauke.

This years line-up is topped with explicitly political stage art acts, with burlesque superstars, the lesbian activists duo “Kitten ‘n Lou” as one of the biggest names. Lou just won the most prestigious burlesque prize in winning the title “King of Boylesque”, breaking a glass ceiling with being the first ever Drag King to win the prize. The duo also have been voted nr 1. burlesque performers in the world at 21 Century Burlesque.

Other names include Chris Harder from NYC, one of the top international boylesque stars with a busy touring schedule and his highly acclaimed “One man (one Barbie)” show. Joe Black, one of UK’s most celebrated, and flamboyant cabaret hosts will MC’ing the shows with his magical musicality. The whole line-up is a feast for the eyes and ears with a huge variety of burlesque-related creativity and talent.

The 7th International Stockholm Burlesque Festival – 13 & 14 Oktober, Södra Teatern & Nalen

Press contact: Fräulein Frauke / Felicia Bichard – 0046 (0) 708605057

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Burlesque is an established, largely feminist creative art form growing in popularity around the world questioning sexuality, gender norms and beauty standards with humour and striptease offering high production vintage inspired glamorous entertainment and beauty in a modern twist.

Full Line-up:

Kitten’ n Lou (us), Chris Harder (us), Joe Black (uk), Affinity Starr (est), Agatha Frisky (aus), Bettsie Bon Bon (uk), Betty Fvck (fin), Bobby Barnaby (us), Bunni Lambada (aus), Charly Voodo (fr), Cherry Lyly Darling (fr), Coney Bow (fr), Fanny di Favola (ger), Fifi Fantome (can), Fräulein Frauke (swe), Gąsiu (pol), Harley Queen (swe), Heidi Bitz (port), Knockout Noir (nor), Les Autres (uk), Lipsie Lillies (ger), Lotta Love (slov), Mama Ulita (ger), Märit (swe), Miss Rita Regrets (swe), Sucre d’Orge (fr), The Drama Kings (swe), Viola Panik & Mr Punch (ven)
DJ: Damon Zurawsky