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The following is a list of notable events and releases that happened in Scandinavian music in 2018.
(Go to last year in Scandinavian music or next year in Scandinavian music.)

List of years in Scandinavian music

Contents

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

  • 27Abba announce that they have recorded some new songs, the first since 1983.[18]

MayEdit

  • 8 – In semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Iceland's entry is eliminated, but Finland's Saara Aalto finishes 10th and makes it to the final.
  • 10 – In semi-final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest, Norway's entry finishes in first place, Sweden 2nd and Denmark 5th; all three countries make it to the final.
  • 12 – In the Eurovision final, held in Lisbon, Sweden does best of the Scandinavian countries, finishing in 7th place.
  • 23 - The Bergen International Festival opens in Bergen, Norway, running until 6 June. Guest performers include Meow Meow, Selene Muñoz and Helsinki Songs.[19]

JuneEdit

  • 6 – The 26th Sweden Rock Festival opens in Norje, running until 9 June.[20] The Quill are forced to withdraw the day before the festival begins, because lead singer Magnus Ekwall is recovering from emergency surgery.[21]

JulyEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • 5 – The Copenhagen World Music Festival opens, running until 9 September.[26]
  • 6 – The Lahti Sibelius Festival opens, running until 9 September.[27]

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • 6 – Icelandic Music Day is celebrated.[29]

Albums releasedEdit

JanuaryEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
5 Trident Wolf Eclipse Watain Century Media [30]
19 Lucus Thomas Strønen & Time Is A Blind Guide ECM [31]
19 Contra La Indecisión Bobo Stenson Trio (Anders Jormin, Jon Fält) ECM Produced by Manfred Eicher [32]

FebruaryEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
2 Delights Of Decay Batagraf Jazzland Produced by Jon Balke, Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim [33]
Live at Victoria Solveig Slettahjell Jazzland Produced by Solveig Slettahjell [34]
23 Reformation Part 1 Super8 & Tab Armada Music [35]
Pilgrim Janne Mark with Arve Henriksen ACT Produced by Esben Eyermann and Janne Mark [36]

MarchEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
1 Takker Thomas Helmig Genlyd Grammofon [37]
2 Ravensburg Mathias Eick ECM Produced by Manfred Eicher [38]
9 Decades Nightwish Nuclear Blast [39]
23 Returnings Jakob Bro with Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan, and Jon Christensen ECM Produced by Manfred Eicher [40]

AprilEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
20 Barxeta II Per Mathisen & Jan Gunnar Hoff feat. Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez Losen Produced by Jan Gunnar Hoff and Per Mathisen [41]
Freedoms Trio II Steinar Aadnekvam Losen Produced by Steinar Aadnekvam [42]
Ultra Sivas Disco:Wax #1 in Danish album chart [43]
27 Större Molly Sandén unknown [44]
Ootsä nähny Nikkee Nikke Ankara unknown [45]
Wild Wild Wonderland Saara Aalto Warner Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[46] 2

MayEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
4 Sway Tove Styrke RCA Records [47]
25 Late Night Tales: Agnes Obel Agnes Obel Night Time Stories Ltd [48]

JuneEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
1 Ääripäät Mikael Gabriel Universal Music Group [49]
Bertolt Brechts Svendborgdigte Søren Huss BaggårdTeatret [50]
8 So Sad So Sexy Lykke Li RCA Executive producer Malay [51]
29 Sometimes the World Ain't Enough The Night Flight Orchestra Nuclear Blast [52]

AugustEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
24 ‘re:member Ólafur Arnalds Mercury KX [53]
31 Helsinki Songs Trygve Seim ECM [54]
The Other Side Tord Gustavsen Trio ECM [55]

SeptemberEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
21 Immortelle Say Lou Lou à Deux Produced by Trent Mazur and Dash Le Francis [56]

OctoberEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
5 Bay Of Rainbows Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan, and Joey Baron ECM Records [57]
19 Forever Neverland Columbia Records [58]
26 Honey Robyn Konichiwa Records [59]

NovemberEdit

Day Album Artist Label Notes Ref.
13 Deep Snow Simon Lynge Atlantic Music [60]

Film and television scoresEdit

FilmsEdit

TelevisionEdit

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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