The Cardigans and Placebo to headline Õllesummer ({{commentsTotal}})

This year's beer fest Õllesummer will be headlined by Swedish rock band The Cardigans, with performances also by Placebo and an array of Estonian stars and starlets. Õllesummer will take place at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds from July 1-4.

A total of more than 100 artists will perform on Õllesummer’s seven stages. The wide selection of different musical styles includes pop and rock, jazz and club, as well as alternative music.

The festival will be kick-started by English alternative rock sensation Placebo on July 1. The band has to date released seven albums and sold over 11 million records worldwide.

The Cardigans will take to the stage on July 4. The band was formed in Sweden in 1992 and has retained its original membership to this day. It rose to fame in the second half of the 90s with hits like LoveFool, My Favorite Game, Erase/Rewind, and Carnival.

Õllesummer, the biggest open-air festival in the region, has previously welcomed international stars like Franz Ferdinand, Moby, Calvin Harris, MIKA, Manic Street Preachers, Pet Shop Boys, Bastille, and Hurts, among others.

The festival is usually attended by around 60,000-80.000 beer and music fans every year. The festival was established in early 1990s.

Editor: M. Oll



Opinion
Easter Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting productionEaster Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting production
Estonia’s Easter Monday time loop: Discussing an additional day off

Every year, Estonia reliably asks itself the question whether or not Easter Monday should be made a public holiday. Opinions differ. While one side emphasizes the importance of family time, the other thinks an additional day off would threaten economic growth.

Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).
Samost: Kaia Iva’s charisma could help IRL out of long-term low

In Sunday’s “Samost ja Rumm” radio debate show, editor-in-chief of ERR’s online news, Anvar Samost, and journalist and former politician Hannes Rumm discussed the potential and actual candidates for the chairmanship of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL). At the time of the broadcast, Helir-Valdor Seeder had not yet made his intention to run public.