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Swedish Urban Forest Grows in East London Neighborhood


Kopparberg Urban Forest by Night

Kopparberg Urban Forest by Night

SOCIETE PERRIER: What happens when you take a relatively unknown space neighboring East London’s hip Dalston area, and transform it into a mystical woodland bar featuring live music, street art and authentic Scandinavian fare? For starters, a cool culture-crossing summer hangout for young trendsetters. The Bootstrap Company (facilitators of affordable spaces for cultural exchange) has created a unique “urban forest” venue inspired by the serene beauty of Scandinavian pine forests and the countryside adjacent to the 19th century Kopparberg brewery — the makers of premium Swedish ciders since 1882.

The Kopparberg Urban Forest hosts an impressive lineup of Scandinavia’s most established indie and electropop acts, plus top UK festival artists. Upcoming performers are Giant Takeover, Bernhoft, Stephanie O’Brien, Mike Wyatt, Last Lynx, Battle of You, and MØ — the on-the-rise Danish singer — whose lusty voice has been compared to indie darling, Grimes. When the sun goes down, the featured DJs include Norwegian duo Project Fresh Socks and favorites of UK-based music site The Line of Best Fit(Full Article)


Discovering the great outdoors in the middle of the UK metropolis.

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Published at Societe Perrier on August 2nd 2014

Photo Source: Kopparberg Urban Forest

Author: Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica is a freelance journalist focusing on international travel, fashion, luxury, eco culture & women's issues. She has lived and/or traveled to 50+ cities around the globe. Published work has appeared at BBC Travel, Jetsetter, Nat Geo, CNN travel, Viator, Societe Perrier and Hemisperes.

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