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Audience record
3 June 1995


35 200

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous rock bands of all time, and by the time frontmen and songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrived in Stockholm with their band in the summer of 1995, they had been entertaining the world for more than three decades.

The band’s heyday may have been over, but the adoration from the audience was still the same.  When the British stars performed at the Stockholm Stadium on the 3rd of June 1995, the 35,200 fans present cheered everything from Satisfaction to Start Me Up. The Olympic arena from 1912 has never had such a large audience. Stockholm Stadium’s architect Torben Grut was probably smiling down from his heaven. His wish was for his masterpiece to become the people’s arena.

The Rolling Stones’ encore that evening was Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and the rock ‘n roll music made the entire arena, built by handmade bricks from Helsingborg, vibrate to the beats of a new era.

Other records

Nora Anna

On the 30th of August 1945, the atmosphere at the Stockholm Stadium was ecstatic as Nora-Anna broke her third world record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.8.

Anders Gärderud

Anders Gärderud

For a few weeks in the summer of 1975, Anders Gärderud was on top form and managed to fulfil everyone’s expectations.

Gunder Hägg

In the summer of 1942, Hägg broke ten world records in 80 days! One of these world records took place at the Stockholm Stadium on the 17th of July 1942.

Henry Jonsson

On the 14th of August 1940, Henry Kälarne, fireman and athlete, set a new world record in 3,000 metres at Stockholm Stadium.

Other records

Hannes Kohlemainen

Spectators who saw Hannes Kohlemainen breaking the world record in the 5,000 metres at the 1912 Olympic Games knew that they hade witnessed an event that people would talk about for decades to come.

Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi

Nurmi's iron-willed discipline made him the king of the track during the 1920s.

Inga Gentzel 

Stockholm’s own Inga Gentzel was not lacking in motivation as she lined up for the 800 metres at the city’s former Olympic stadium, Stadion, on 16 June 1928.

Lasse Virén

By the summer of 1972, Finnish police patrolman Lasse Virén was on the verge of a global breakthrough as a runner.

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

The American Jim Thorpe is one of the greatest Olympians of all time. At the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, he won both the athletics pentathlon and the decathlon by unprecedented margins. 

Erik Lemming

Eric Lemming

Expectations of Eric Lemming were high at the 1912 Olympic Games and he did not disappoint, taking the gold medal in the javelin with a throw of 60.64 metres.