A Beat for Peace by Lunch Beat Sthlm

In June this year, some of the people working with Lunch Beat in Stockholm, Sweden, gathered in a workshop to discuss future possibilities of Lunch Beat. Now a first dancing step for exploring a new dimension of Lunch Beat is being taken.

On September 21st, also known as the International Day of Peace, Lunch Beat Stockholm is proud to present an event made in collaboration with Svenska Freds and Falling Whistles. Two non-profit organizations that spend every day working for global peace – a cause we want to acknowledge and support.

We ask ourselves and our beloved friends what keep showing up at the events; Is this the first step in making Lunch Beat a global tool for doing good? We really don’t know – but what we love for sure is the idea of being able to dance and contributing to a better tomorrow at the same time, even if it is just might be one day at the time. So let’s start with September 21st by dancing our asses of for peace, taking a higher entrance fee than we use to, and there by be able to donate all eventual revenue to our two partner organizations.

So be sure we count on you now; If you any where even close to Stockholm on Friday – come dance with us for peace!

What: Lunch Beat for Peace – A Beat For Peace

When: 12-13 Friday 21st of September

Cost: 150SEK

Tickets here

Dj: Miss Dilemma



A Lunchtime Bliss at The Conference

Photo: Jesper Berg
Photo: Jesper Berg


Next week, August 22-23,  The Conference collects 900 participants to one of Scandinavias most important media conferences. Spread over 2 days and with over 40 international speakers the meet up states to be the most important meeting point for contemporary media industries. With speakers like Laureen Anderson (Collaborative Cosumption), Ole Ruch (AirBnb) and Jake Barton (Local Projects) we are willing to agree, something that makes us extra excited to be invited as part of the event!
On August 23 lunchtime the Lunch Beat are proud to present the exellent  DJ duo Haidl & Lindstrøm, a female power team you recognize by their limitless love for hand-picked house, new disco, deep rhythms, drum sticks and LOL’s on the dancefloor.

Haidl & Lindstrøm have spread happiness and joy at Malmö’s dance floors for years, under various names and in different configurations. As the duo Haidl & Lindstrøm they will invite this years participants at The Conference to be part of a Lunch Beat session of true  star quality.

Get the taste of Haidl & Lindstrøm

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The Conference in Malmö August 23-23 is orgainzed by Media Evoultion. Get your ticket here!

Lunch Beat at Stockholm Pride celebrating your daylight divine

In early August Stockholm celebrates the annual Pride festival. With the aim to prove daylight to be a just as perfect time to shine, as during the night hours divine, Lunch Beat offers a one-hour power up created in the meeting between a fresh lunch and magnificent beats.

DJ Petter Wallenberg is something of a legend. As a club manager (Klubb Mums Mums), DJ, producer (House of Wallenberg), graphical designer and writer (Bögjävlar) he has blessed our time with epic vouging events, top notch club experiences and high class releases; On his debut album ”Legends” Wallenberg has collaborated with some of the world’s most talked about female singers – from old school rap and punk legends to edgy new stars like Ari Up (The Slits), Leila K and. JWL B (Yo Majesty). This makes us extra pleased to present him as the DJ who will turn daylight into a perfect scene for magic;

”My Lunch Beat set will be packed with peace, love and pianohouse from the time when housemusic was black, gay and belived in love”

The event is realsed in cooperation with the Pride Festivals main partner TCO – The Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees, who will offer free entrance including lunch to the first 200 participants with Pride Festival tickets.

Lunch Beat Stockholm Pride: Open Up Daylight Divine

  • Time: August 2. 12.15-13.15. Doors open at 12.00
  • Place: Studion, Kulturhuset Stockholm

Please note:

  • Free entrance including lunch to 200 first participants with Pride festival tickets.
  • All other guests are welcome with our without tickets to join the dance floor for free.
  • No pre-sale, free entrance.

Come join! Lunch Beat Stockholm Pride : Open Up Daylight Divine

Check out the entire Pride Festival program!

Alessandria makes a double debut

Enrico Pronzati,  a 37 years italian, first read about Lunch Beat on the Internet and thought it was something meant to be tested out in his hometown Alessandria.

”I walked up to the  city major of Alessandria and she thought it was such a good idea for the community of Alessandria that she immediatly asked us to do it two days in a row!”

The first Lunch Beat in Alessandria will take place at on July 12 and July 13 at Piazzetta della Lega and music will be provided by DJ’s from Radio Vertigo One, the very first web radio registered in Italy.

More info in Italian availabe here

Lunch Beat swings high in the political centre of Sweden

Each year, all, and yes that is actually sort of all, people engaged in the political scenen in Sweden end up in a Almedalen, Visby – a pitoresk medevial city on the beautiful island Gotland. The days are filled with serious meetings, information campagins, progaganda acts and social activites. It is a place where you come to make new friends, spread your word and  come to new insight. In the middle of this big political picnic, Lunch Beat will come alive!

The event is realized thanks to a cooperation with TCO – The Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees, comprising 15 affiliated trade unions with about 1.2 million members aorung Sweden.

”Our engagement in Lunch Beat is based on the aim to make you remember the importance of a healthy self to take leadership of your own life and make great change in the world around you. To make stress decreasing in our everyday lifes is one of the things we are passionate about, and Lunch Beat works as the perfect power up during a hectic week” says Elsa Saboonchi at TCO.

The DJ we have invited to the session, is Gustaf Josefsson. The creative entreprenur and man behind projects like Riksdagsrösten.

”I will deliver a well balanced mix between socially sustainable beats, progressive electronic sounds and conservative retro influences” promises Gustaf.

Come join! Lunch Beat Almedalen: The Power Up Session. Tuseday July 3.


Lunch Beat LIC hits NYC with Ceiling Art & Vegan Korean

DJ Shakey stands behind the beats at Lunch Beat LIC
DJ Shakey stands behind the beats at Lunch Beat LIC

Tomorrow Lunch Beat LIC opens up for New Yorkers working in Queens. Sarah Reynolds, who first got to know about Lunch Beat thanks to an article in Slate, is the women behind the US start up;

Hey Sarah, how are you?

”I’m lovely! And incredibly thrilled to be part of the Lunch Beat movement!”

Why do you take the initiative to start Lunch Beat in Queens, NYC?

One of my greatest passions in life is to go dancing, and when I read about Lunch Beat it captured my heart, mind and soul. I was volunteering with an artspace called Uncanny Valley, just one block from an office tower where tens of thousands of office workers (the Citibank building in LIC Queens) flood in and out every work day, and it just clicked into place in my mind. I know several DJ’s and have a lot of connections from living over 10 years in NYC, so the time just felt right to put it all together and make something happen. I talked to Craig Flanigan, who co-runs the space with his wife Normandy Sherwood, and said ”we have to do this!”. He agreed.”

Together they have sure designed a really impressive event; The first Lunch Beat LIC will feature a multimedia art installation on the ceiling above the dance floor, provided by the mysterious duo known as ’Patriots’ who have spent many a lunch hour crafting this work while at their jobs in the Exhibitions Department of the American Museum of Natural History. Sound is provided by Julie Covello, a.k.a. DJ Shakey, who is one of the top 15 event DJ’s in New York according to Sarah. And last but not least, food will be served by the 2011 Vendy Award-winning food truck The Cinnamon Snail offering  their signature vegan, organic Korean BBQ seitan sandwich.

Do you have any advice to others who want to start Lunch Beat in the US?

”I think that the best advice for people wanting to start Lunch Beat in the U.S. specifically, is to start small and try to grow the movement without expecting to recreate the level of success that the event has grown to in Europe. It will need to start organically here too. Without any buzz yet from a successful event here (and we hope to change that soon!), it seems like it may be somewhat difficult to garner the resources–in our very profit-driven American culture–for a successful nonprofit event. But I can’t wait to see what happens!”

The Tribe Becomes One

The Lunch Beat movement was born in Sweden no more then two years ago, in a garage located in the central parts of Stockholm city. On an ordinary weekday, fourteen people danced together during their lunch break and loved it. Since then Lunch Beat has spread organically all across the globe, engaging thousands of participants, by simply offering them a unique and quite different, co-creative lunch experience.

On May 31st the Lunch Beat movement is happy to welcome participants from approx. 15 cities all over Europe to be a part of the most massive Lunch Beat session ever experienced.

The simultaneous events will all be digitally live streamed with Bambuser to this  webpage www.lunchbeat.org open for anyone to watch. Furthermore each and every club will be able to pick and choose which of the streams to project on their own walls.

Together we will create a simultaneous dance floor and a new real time experience of how the language of dance unifies people no matter physical location.

More info about specific locations and venues

With love in the spring sun / m

[SOLD OUT] Sthlm 24/1 : The Castle Cult Session

We started out in a garage.
We liked it and we continued to.
Some more people picked it up.
They liked it and continued to.

Some now say that Lunch Beat has grown too big and that they miss the intimacy on a more secluded dance floor. Lunch Beat Stockholm listens, and therefore have the delighted honor to welcome you to The Castle Cult Session, January 24, in the basement of the Swedish Royal Castle.

The session will be smaller, with room for 100 guest only, and since we are on Royal ground, a bit more exclusive with delicious food served from Myntkrogen and fresh unpasteurized fruit juice delivered from Loviseberg.  A golden mix-tape is put together by Lydia Kellam & Vanessa Gil, the supreme ladies behind the NYC-based magazine The Swede Beat.

Pre-paid tickets only! NOW SOLD OUT!

The Castle Cult Session is held in Livrustkammaren, with room for 100 guests only. To avoid that you have to turn around at the door, entrance is allowed only with pre-paid tickets.


Tickets must be paid 20/1 at the latest!

Having questions or trouble with the booking? Please contact Anna at Livrustkammaren at: anna.blom.allalouf@lsh.se

Please note that Livrustkammaren take care of all the booking/ticket logistics, and that we will not be able to help you via the Lunchbeat e-mail this time.

The Swede Beat story

A few years back Vanessa sent an email from her hometown in Florida to Lydia, the Swedish/American founder living in New York,  expressing her interest in Swedish culture and The Swede Beat. Lydia’s reply was never delivered due to failing mail servers and the conversation went on 2 years break. In 2011 Vanessa gave it another shot and this time Lydia and Vanessa started an email exchange that finally resulted in Vanessa being one of The Swede Beat’s Stockholm contributors. During this time Vanessa moved from Florida to Stockholm via Barcelona. During Lydia’s latest Stockholm visit in May 2011 they sat down for fika together with The Swede Beat’s creative director Carolina Krupinska to brainstorm ideas and concepts for the creative venture we like to call The Swede Beat.

Founded in 2009 by Lydia Kellam The Swede Beat is showcasing the latest in Swedish indie music, fashion, art and culture. The creative team of The Swede Beat consist of writers in Stockholm, New York and Berlin giving the project it’s vital edge. We connect you to the new faces of Sweden through our online magazine,  monthly club nights in New York, collaborations, projects and more. So far we done events and collaborated with Korallreven, Miike Snow, Kornel Kovacs, Taken By Trees, Jenny Mortsell, El Perro Del Mar to name a few and been mentioned in CNN, Sveriges Radio (P3 Morgonpasset, P3 Pop, P3 Plane), Dagens Nyheter, Lonely Planet and Blackbook Magazine.


Malmö awakening

After a couple of silent months, Lunch beat Malmö is ready to invite new guests to an ever so sparkling event on November 23d, on Inkonst.

You have invited Oscar Villata to be you first DJ, who is he?

With his well-spent dj-sets Oscar Villata has become one of the most celebrated disco-and-house personalities in the South of Sweden. With clubs like Oh, Baby – I Like It Raw, Versus and Momma’s Drum Club, Oscar became a key figure in Malmö club life. Nowadays he can also call himself record company director for the appreciated house label Geography Records.

”When coming to Lunch Beat on the 23d of November, you can expect an entertaining and groovy trip beyween disco and house. Always with obvious leftfield-features!” Oscar says. Listen to some of Oscars previous mixes as a nice warm up.

Who are you arranging Lunch Beat Malmö?

We’re three dance lovers who met through Lunch Beats Facebook page, and decided to make a Lunch Beat together.

How come you took the initiative now?

When the autumn comes it’s good to get some extra glitter into the everyday life. Also we got the possibility of being at Inkonst.

How does the future for Lunch Beat Malmö look?

Bright and sparkling. We’re planning to be at Inkonst during the winter!

Who to contact if you want to get involved?

Please drop us a line or more via e-mail or contact us through the Facebook forum!

Lunch Beat Malmö – Autumn Awakening is taking place at Inkonst November 23 at lunchtime 12-13. More info and RSVP for lunch here.

Also visit Lunch Beat Stockholm November 22, and Lunch Beat Gbg on November 22.


Lunch Beat 22/11: Nov. No. Regrets.

DJ Nadja Chatti, describing herself as ”a friendly soul from Stockholm” will do us the honour and perform live at Lunch Beat Stockholm on November 22.  During a regular work week she describes her occupation as ”motivating a lot of men” and she loves having her ordinary lunch at Svenska Sushiköket in Midsommarkransen.

What can the guests who attend your Lunch Beat session expect from your performance?

”An hour of very funky and raw old school house. Listen to my favourite track Love Love Love by Those Guys, to get an idea of what I’m in to.”


The November No Regrets Session will take place at Studion in Kulturhuset between 12-13. Doors open at 11.50. Please attend the Facebook event to help us order the right amount of food. If you really want to guarantee that there is a lunch package left for you, fell free to pre-order tickets via Kulturhusets ticket service.

Lunch Beat is getting louder!

We are also happy to announce that Lunchbeat keeps on growing! In November local sessions can be enjoyed in Norrköping 11/11, Gothenburg 22/11 and Malmö  23/11. Sessions are also being planned in Malmö, Jönköping, Lund, Skövde and Helsingborg. Please check out the Next Event page to keep track of the development.

Thank you for building a sparkling community! /m.