In the early days of Bad Taste Records we started promoting shows in and around our hometown of Lund, Sweden. By the turn of the century we were also booking European tours for some of our artists and promoting bigger and bigger shows and as this part of the business continued to grow we decided to separate the events side of the company into a new branch called Bad Taste Events in 2005.
Through Bad Taste Events we promoted shows and booked festivals all over the Nordic countries and in 2012-2013 we entered a new phase when a lot of the hip hop artists we were working with from day one – Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore etc – exploded almost overnight and we went from selling 300 tickets to the first Macklemore & Ryan Lewis show in Stockholm in 2012 to promoting our first arena show at Globen, Stockholm for them the following year.
By the time we peaked as a promoter in the summer of 2016 (when, among other things, we had our first headline act at the Roskilde Festival and we had one day at the Bråvalla Festival where one of the two main stages was exclusively Bad Taste Events artists) we had already made the decision to close down the Events side of the company to focus on management and to start our first festival in Los Angeles, the all-Swedish festival Stockholm, CA that we promoted together with Goldenvoice in October the same year.
Nowadays we only promote occasional shows for artists & agents that have strong ties to BTE.
Below is a summary of all the artists we’ve worked with on the Events side over the years.
Descendents, Helt Off
A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Angel Haze, Atmosphere, Bishop Nehru, CunninLynguists, Danny Brown, Descendents, Flatbush Zombies, G-Eazy, Helt Off, Henrik Schyffert & Fredrik Lindström, iLoveMakonnen, Immortal Technique, Jazz Cartier, Lemâitre, Mac Miller, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mick Jenkins, NOFX, Sage Francis, Satanic Surfers & Millencolin, The Underachievers, Tingsek, Venerea, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf
Action Bronson, Angel Haze, Atmosphere, Big K.R.I.T, CunninLynguists, DJ Premier, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers, G-Eazy, Helt Off, iLoveMakonnen, Immortal Technique, Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine, Joey Bada$$, Kevin Gates, Mick Jenkins, MRTN, NOFX, Run The Jewels, Satanic Surfers, Timbuktu & Damn!, Yelawolf
A$AP Ferg, A$AP Mob, Action Bronson, Atmosphere, CunninLynguists, Danny Brown, Dilated Peoples, Grieves, Joey Bada$$, Lucy Love, Mac Miller, Mohammed Ali, Monitor 66, Navid Modiri & Gudarna, NOFX, Run The Jewels, Sage Francis, The Underachievers, Timbuktu & Damn!, Vic Mensa, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf
A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Aston Matthews, Big Boi, Chance The Rapper, Chords, Danny Brown, El-P, Flatbush Zombies, Joey Bada$$, Joey Fatts, Kendrick Lamar, Killer Mike, Lemâitre, Mac Miller, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mayer Hawthorne, MRTN, Navid Modiri & Gudarna, Propagandhi, Trinidad Jame$, Wiz Khalifa
A$AP Rocky, Atlas Losing Grip, B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T, Brother Ali, CunninLynguists, Denison Witmer, El-P, Evidence, Gaby & The Guns, Grieves & Budo, Immortal Technique, Kendrick Lamar, Lemâitre, Mac Miller, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mohammed Ali, MRTN, NOFX, Sage Francis, Scream, Tonedeff, Wax Tailor, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf
All Time Low, Atlas Losing Grip, Atmosphere, Big Boi, Bouncing Souls, Boysetsfire, CunninLynguists, Familjen, Kyuss Lives!, Last Days Of April, Mac Miller, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Mohammed Ali, No Use For A Name, NOFX, Pack FM, Primus, Rhymesayers European Tour, Social Distortion, Wire, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf
Adam Tensta, All Time Low, Atlas Losing Grip, Big Boi, Brother Ali, Budo, Chords, Danko Jones, Dead Prez, Early To Bed, Garcia plays Kyuss, Grieves, Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Last Days Of April, Looptroop Rockers, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Mohammed Ali, NOFX, Quit Your Dayjob, Raekwon, Sage Francis, Strike Anywhere, Swollen Members, Timbuktu, Venerea
All Time Low, Atmosphere, The Audition, Brother Ali, Client, CunninLynguists, Dead Prez, Edan, Face To Face, Ghostface Killah, Hard-Ons, Idle Warship, Immortal Technique, Joey Cape, Masshysteri, Mohammed Ali, Navid Modiri & Gudarna, P.O.S, Pretty Whores, Roxy Cottontail, Sista Sekunden, Social Distortion, Substantial, The Haunted, Timbuktu/Supreme/Sthlm Beat Connection DJ set, Yo Majesty, Young Jeezy
AC4, All Time Low, Asta Kask, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Bobby Creekwater, Buck 65, Busdriver, The Business, Carcass, Chamillionaire, Client, The Cool Kids, Early To Bed, The Fine Arts Showcase, The Flatliners, GZA, Immortal Technique, Karl Larsson, Lagwagon, Last Days of April, Lemonheads, Mad Caddies, Mad Sin, Masshysteri, NOFX, No Use For A Name, Plain White T’s, Propagandhi, Rosie Thomas, Sage Francis, Sham 69, Strike Anywhere, Tonedeff, Torsson, The Unseen, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Weakerthans, Witch
Asta Kask, The Briggs, The Casualties, Chip Hanna, Client, David & The Citizens, Denison Witmer, Early To Bed, Enemy Alliance, The Fine Arts Showcase, Happy Mondays, Ignite, The Hard-Ons, The Indecision Alarm, Karl Larsson, Lagwagon, Last Days of April, Lemonheads, The Magic Numbers, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Mad Sin, Mixhell, NOFX, Pack FM, Quit Your Dayjob, Sage Francis, Samiam, Strike Anywhere, Tonedeff, Torsson, The Turbo AC’s, Venerea, Walter Schreifels
PRIOR TO 2007
88 Fingers Louie, Akir, All Systems Go, The Almighty Trigger Happy, Astream, At The Drive In, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Bobby Bare JR, Bolt Thrower, Break The Silence, Christian Kjellvander, Crashdiet, Danko Jones, David & The Citizens, David Mead, Denison Witmer, Disco Volante, The Dwarves, Four Square, The Hard-Ons, Håkan Hellström, Intensity, Isis, Jens Lekman, Jesse Malin, Johnossi, Karl Larsson, Ken, Lagwagon, Langhorns, Last Days of April, Les Worth, Logh, Loosegoats, Millencolin, Misconduct, No Fun At All, No Use For A Name, NOFX, OFX, Out Hud, Pansy Division, Pennywise, Pridebowl, The Promise Ring, RA The Rugged Man, Randy, Real McKenzies, Sage Francis, Satanic Surfers, Teitur, Toy Dolls, Turtlehead, The Weakerthans, Within Reach