Culture Collide

NEWS: The next Sweden Happy Hour is taking place on October 11th, see more information about the event HERE.
SACC-LA is a proud co-promoter of  FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide festival. The annual Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles is bringing incredible music, art, film and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of our favorite international artists.
“Sweden Happy Hour” at Culture Collide 2012 started off with a short introduction of SACC-LA presented by our fabulous president Gudrun Giddings, continued with the magic DJ duo Icona Pop, followed by an informative speech about the Swedish music industry presented by Erik Nowacki from the Consulate of Sweden and fantastic live music performed by the band Immanu El.  The crowd, a cool mix of Americans and Swedes, enjoyed free beers and great music for two hours and also had the opportunity to mingle and take photos with the bands.  SACC-LA’s board members Björn Barnekow, Anna Kolber, Amir Maki and Jennings Segura showed up and had a great time togehter with the Swedish singer Jennifer Åkerman, Mike Bell from FILTER Magazine and Rachel Komar representing Extension Music.


SACC-LA´s President Gudrun Giddings welcomed all the guests.


Parts of the Swedish band Immanu El with SACC-LA´s President Gudrun Giddings.


The Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop.


Holger Carlsson, LW Productions, with Alan Sartirana, FILTER Magazine.


Robin Ausberg, Immanu El, Mike Bell, FILTER Magazine, Camilla Westman, Rachel Komar, Extension Musics and David Lillberg, Immanu El.

Björn Barnekow, Bad Taste Empire and Board Member of SACC-LA, with Jonas Nilsson, Bad Taste Empire.


Erik Nowacki, Honorary Consul at the Consulate of Sweden in San Diego.