Game Music Concert in Malmö on May 9 and 10

IMG_4810Joystick is a concert where Malmö Symphony Orchestra performs songs from famous video games such as Super Mario, Final Fantasy VI and Skyrim. But, Joystick is more than just a concert. From 3 PM on May 9 and 10, there’s a retro-game flea market, you may compete in a games tournament, and you can create your very own Joystick pin! Admission is free to all events except the concert itself.

When and Where?

May 9 and 10. The event starts at 3 PM and the concert at 7 PM. The location is Malmö Concert Hall, Föreningsgatan 35. If you’re coming over the bridge, get off att Triangeln and follow these directions on Google Maps.

May 9 and 10, at 7 PM: Game Music Concert Joystick 6.0

The theme of the concert is “Then Meets Now” where older game music is set against the newest. The first act is devoted to music from before 1995, while act 2 focuses on compositions from games released after 2010. What’s new this year is that the audience has requested and voted on which songs should be played in the retro act (Act 1). The three audience picks: NES/SNES- and Amiga medleys, and music from Mega Man!

Video: excerpt from Skyrim: The Dragonborn Comes, performed by Sabina Zweiacker.

Concert Program

Charles Hazlewood, conductor | Orvar Säfström, conférencier | Sabina Zweiacker, soprano | Rickard Söderberg, tenor

Act 1 – Retro Music:
Wing Commander – Suite
Amiga – Medley
Mega Man – Suite
Secret of Mana – Fear of the Heavens
Classic Nintendo – Medley
Final Fantasy VI – Overture/Aria di Mezzo Carattere (with Rickard Söderberg and Sabina Zweiacker)

Act 2 – New Music:
Call of Duty: Ghosts – Legends Never Die
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Suite
The Last of Us – All Gone (No Escape)
L.A. Noire – Main Theme
Beyond: Two Souls – Jodie’s Suite (with Sabina Zweiacker)
Super Mario – Suite
Skyrim: The Dragonborn Comes (with Sabina Zweiacker)

Get Concert Tickets!

Students: 155 SEK
Youth (under the age of 19): 155 SEK
Regular ticket: 310 SEK

Make your ticket reservation on phone +46 (0)40 630 45 01 or online:

Tickets Friday May 9 | Tickets Saturday May 10

The box office is open until the start of the concert.

May 9-10: Event Program

Make Post-it art on the windows (free)

Prior to and during Joystick 6.0, anyone can create pixel-based art, using Post-it notes, on the windows of Malmö Concert Hall. Let’s pixelate the place!

Art exhibition with Northern Helmets (free)

Northern Helmets is a group of enthusiasts who create attractive concept images. They have a background in the films and games industries, and they want to inspire to stories and give life to dream-like environments and characters through their paintings.

Art and concept sketches from The Game Assembly (free)

The Game Assembly is a vocational college in Malmo training game-graphics artists, technical artists, level designers, and game programmers. Their ourses are developed in close collaboration with the gaming industry and the students develop games throughout the training. The images we show are 2D and 3D graphics that students have produced during the training.

Retro-games tournament and pin maker with MEGA (free)

The games association MEGA brings the games whose music will be played during the concert. Take the chance to try both new and old games! MEGA will also host bead making, a pin-making machine, and a fun retro-games tournament.

Retro Games Flea Market (free)

Several vendors are at Malmö Concert Hall to showcase and sell old retro games. If you want to add games from the 80s and 90s to your games collection, you should pay the fleamarket a visit. Organized by MEGA.

Game Installation by Indie Game Bird Collective (free)

Indie Game Bird Collective is an experimental indie-game studio working on alternative ways to convey gaming. During Joystick 6.0, they will let visitors try out different game ideas.

View this programme in Swedish!