Swedish AOR Convention


The First Swedish AOR Convention Takes Place May 31 - June 2, 2019

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Swedish AOR Convention [31 May - 2 June, 2019]
Founded by Johan “DrAOR” Nylén to give the AOR community a happening beyond the usual
AOR Festivals, together with his trusted team of music lovers – we want to bring you not just
another festival, but a happening to remember.
This is the first AOR Convention of its kind and we wish you all very, very welcome.
After last year's success with MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, the Swedish team felt that they
had so much more to give and took some time off to decide on what to do next. After some time,
Johan approached Anders “Theo” Theander with the idea to do something that has never been
done before - a convention with all the trimmings: meet & greet, signing sessions, AOR
lectures, a live radio broadcast and of course bands (8 showcase bands, two unplugged & two
So once again Johan (PlanetAOR) teamed up with Theo (RoastingHouse) and gathered their
trusted team from our earlier festival arrangements.
We are proud to present the first eight showcase acts:
Shape of The New Sun (Skara), making their very welcome international debut at Swedish
AOR Convention.
Ozukaru (Göteborg), after frequently touring overseas, they’ve finally found their way back to us
in Malmö.
Age of Reflection (Västerås), after their huge success at Rockingham festival in 2018, the
Swedish audience will finally get to see their insanely strong live act.
Coastland Ride (Sundsvall), doing only their third gig after a massive and impressive 15 years
together. First time this far south, too.
Sapphire Eyes (Helsingborg), finally making their Swedish debut with Finnish singer Kimmo
Blom (Urban Tale).
Creye (Malmö), continuing their very successful festival run and making a welcome return to
where it all began.
Care of Night (Skåne/Blekinge), returning from overseas gigs such as H.E.A.T. festival, we
proudly announce another Swedish debut gig.
State of Salazar (Malmö), after releasing their super(hero) strong second album, the Malmö
audience are finally going to be able to see them on a festival stage.
Two more Headliners and two showcase unplugged acts are still to be announced.
Johan “DrAOR” Nylén:
The founder of PlanetAOR, is mainly known for his involvement in Firefest, Rock Weekend AOR
and MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, and is also the A&R for the label Sharp Music Sweden
(who released the Grand Design “Idolizer” remaster last year).
What Johan doesn’t know about AOR is not worth knowing and he is considered to be an
AOR connoisseur. Not only a DJ,/booker but he is also a manager who worked with artist such
as Philip Lindstrand, Creye, Sapphire Eyes and State of Salazar, to name a few.
Anders “Theo” Theander:
Has been in the music industry for 30 years but started out as a drummer.
In 1988 and 1989, he worked as a professional drummer in LA for music creators Gene Page &
Sterling Radcliff (Barry White, Jackson Five, Michael Jackson etc), among others. In 1990 Theo
was contacted by the former owner of RoastingHouse Recording Studio and hired him to play
on an album they worked on and Theo never looked back.
Up to date he has recorded and produced 140+ albums with both upcoming and well known
bands and artists for major and independent companies, and he’s behind albums with artists
such as Urban Tale, Spin Gallery & Jim Jidhed and many more.
Today, Theo is the owner and managing director of RoastingHouse AB (Music Publishing - 12
Studio Complex - Record Labels - Production House)
representing multi Platinum and Gold awarded collaborative Songwriters/Producers who have
several cuts on various million selling albums world wide.
Thanks to his background as a drummer, he still has a soft spot for AOR and
wishes to keep contributing to the scene to keep it alive and well.
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For more info please contact Johan Nylén at johan.nylen@planetaor.com
Phone: +46 731 450957
MRR is proud to be associated with this event and will be represented in the merch department with all the label’s current releases.
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