Live Nation Sweden has acquired the historic venue Göta Lejon in Stockholm, which it will renovate once events through April 2023 have been processed.
“Since opening in 1928, Göta Lejon has welcomed thousands of fans and continuously attracted top talent to its stage including a wide range of artists from local legends Hasse and Tage, to Metallica, AC/DC and Patti Smith as well as live shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair,” according to the press release from Live Nation Sweden.
Shows previously in the diary at Göta Lejon will take place as scheduled through April 2023, then Live Nation will begin a full renovation of the venue which will provide artists with options for both standing and seated audiences. The venue will reopen in 2024 with an increased capacity of 1,400 up from 1,100.
The executive team at Göta Lejon will be led by Palle Gustafsson, the former CEO of Cirkus Arena, Stockholm. Gustafsson will run day to day operations in close connection with the local Live Nation team.
Live Nation Sweden MD Mattias Behrer commented, “We’re thrilled to add Göta Lejon to the Live Nation family. With its location right in the city center, it’s a great venue for artists, promoters and producers, and we look forward to growing the range of outstanding live experiences on offer to fans in Stockholm. We look forward to creating one of the most attractive venues with a modern and dynamic mix of concerts as well as musicals and other events.”