German and Austrian media report about Roxette’s performance at the Royal Wedding

RTL’s Exclusiv (see online, minute 7) from Friday 11th of June reported about Princess Victoria’s wish to have Roxette perform at her wedding. During the same day various German and Austrian newspapers reported about an article published by “Stockholm newspapers”, where it was mentioned that Roxette would perform AT the wedding.

We knew Per and Marie would perform at the concert the day before, but on Saturday? After some searching, we found the source of the news: Expressen. According to this article, the duo is going to perform both days:

Friday 18th: at the parliment concert in Konserthuset following artists are expected to perform: Roxette, Malena Ernman, Helen Sjöholm, Magnus Uggla, Sarah Dawn Finer and Peter Jöback.
Saturday 19th: During the wedding ceremony Björn Skifs and Agnes  will perform a duett. Daniel’s relatives “Westlings spelmän” will also perform in the church, while Cotton Club, Jessica Andersson, Carola, Kayo and Roxette are to perform during the party in the palace.

Regarding TV Broadcast and live-stream, this is what I could find out until now on SVT’s website:

Friday 18th:

On SVT Play scroll down until you find the list of shows to be streamed on Friday 18th and you’ll find this text

0:30 – 22:45  Det kungliga bröllopet – Festföreställning Konserthuset

  • Livesändning Fre 18 jun Festkonserten från Konserthuset i Stockholm är en gåva till kronprinsessparet från Sveriges Riksdag och därmed svenska folket. Det musikaliska programmet innehåller Sveriges yttersta elit inom såväl klassisk musik som populärmusik, och de framträder tillsammans med Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Drygt 290 medverkande kommer att förenas i en hyllning till kärleken.

Which means that the concert should be seen on the website, question is if due to copyright, if citizens outside Sweden will be able to see this stream.

Saturday 19th:

SVT seems to be reporting and live-streaming the whole day about the wedding, starting at 07:55. Can also be found on SVT Play.

07:55 Gomorron Sverige – Det kungliga bröllopet
15:25 Det kungliga bröllopet: Vigseln
16:35 Det kungliga bröllopet: Kortegen
19:45 Det kungliga bröllopet: Middagen
22:30 Det kungliga bröllopet: Festen

Gessle: “Crown Princess has an extremely good taste”

Per Gessle has officially confirmed that Roxette will play on Victoria’s pre-wedding party on Friday, June 18th, Expressen reports. “Crown Princess has an extremely good taste, Per Gessle comments to Expressen.

He took part in the official banns of marriage ceremony, where Victoria and Daniel received gifts and presents from invited guests e.g. Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. The ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon, May 30th. Gessle came to the castle with a large silver package. When Aftonbladet’s reporter asked what’s inside, Gessle just laughed and answered “It’s a puppy“. Per Gessle was very happy when he came out of the castle afterwards and told Expressen that the dainty sandwitches were very good. He did not want to reveal any other details around the performance, since it would be no fun.


Helena Josefsson to sing with Roxette on Victoria’s wedding

Taken from Helena Josefsson’s official website:

Just a small update!
Recording and composing with Sandy Mouche gives me a lot of joy in between the exam- studies.
No news about the solo-album so far.

Singing backing vocals with Roxette when our Princess gets married!

Now I´ll pick up my sun-beam-boy at his grand mother.

Have a fine day!

Thanks to Lantartida.

Newspapers confirm: Roxette will play on Victoria’s wedding!

The rumours reach back to January, but know it looks like confirmed: Roxette will perform on the special concert to Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding! Over the weekend several scandinavian newspapers reported about Roxette, Benny Andersson and Carola (wedding dinner) to be among the invited performers.

Officially it’s still secret, but Aftonbladet tells about Victorias big – but until long very unrealistic – wish to have Roxette performing her favourite song “The Look” on her wedding concert on June 18. This marks Roxette’s “historic comeback” in official form to a Swedish live stage after 8,5 years!

Aftonbladet goes on to report about Roxette’s surprising comeback and the upcoming album. Per Gessle is the only artist on the official guest list for the evening. The wedding and concert will be broadcasted live on SVT1 and other TV stations. Roxette’s manager Marie Dimberg still declined to comment…