Friday Oct 18, 22-03
Start the weekend with a relaxing mingle at SLM.
Cash only in the bar!
Saturday Oct 19, 22-03
The Main Battle is held at Slakthuset. Two dancefloors and DJ's all night!
Strict dresscode! Read more...
You can pay with both cash and card in the bar.
Sunday Oct 20, 19-late
Doors close at 21.00!
Cash only in the bar!
A limited number of weekend passes will be sold. The pass is valid as entrance for friday's Pre Battle and saturday's Main Battle, and also valid instead of membership for the sunday Red Battle.
Swap your ticket for a wrist band either at SLM on friday or at Slakthuset on saturday.
Since we have limited space at SLM, be aware that we can only guarantee entry to the club for Weekend Pass holders arriving before 23.30 on the friday event.
Please note that if you do not have a weekend pass you must present a valid membership card in the entrance for the Red Battle on sunday. Full year cards in SLM-, ToE- or ECMC-clubs or in BLUF are all welcome. If you are not a member, sign up online at www.slmstockholm.se before 18:00 hrs on Sunday!
Early bird discount price during Folsom Europe: 200 SEK for full year members of SLM (or ToE/ECMC clubs) and 350 SEK for temporary- or non-members.
Full price from 16 sept: 250 SEK for full year members of SLM (or ToE/ECMC clubs) and 400 SEK for temporary- or non-members.
Friday Open House
Price 100 SEK for full year members of SLM (or ToE/ECMC clubs) and 150 SEK for temporary- or non-members.
Tickets are only sold at the door.
Saturday Main Battle
Online tickets 200 SEK for full year members of SLM (or ToE/ECMC clubs) and 300 SEK for temporary- or non-members.
Purchased at the door 250 SEK for full year members of SLM (or ToE/ECMC clubs) and 350 SEK for temporary- or non-members.
Sunday Red Battle
Free admission, but Weekend Pass or valid membership of SLM (or ToE/ECMC clubs) required!
Please note that if you do not have a weekend pass you must present a valid membership card in the entrance for the Red Battle on sunday.
Full year cards in SLM-, ToE- or ECMC-clubs or in BLUF are all welcome. If you are not a member, sign up online at www.slmstockholm.se before 18:00 hrs on Sunday!
The biker is the stereotypical leather man. He's dressed in leather pants, chaps (with or without jeans underneith) or complete biker gear. On his uppper body he wears a t-shirt or a vest that is white or black without logos, a leather vest, leather jacket or just a harness. On his feet he wears heavy boots or leather shoes. A leaher cap is a common accessory.
Many has kept the "Tom of Finland"-style of the 70's when the leather culture began it's development, but newer bike gear is also accepted.
The rubber guy is partially or completely dressed in rubber. There is a lot of rubber garments to choose from, from bodysuits to shorts and vest, in any color, even transparent. There is also a vast amout of accesorier; gloves, wristbands, armbands, gas masks, boots, vaders and much more.
There are a lot of uniforms to choose from. Worker uniforms such as police, firefighter or security guard, or military uniforms from the army, navy, airforce etc. Both service uniforms and parade uniforms is accepted.
A pair of camouflage pants can be combined with boots and t-shirt or vest.
The worker can be a builder, plumber, roadworker or lumberjack. He wears rough worker clothes, protective clothing, thick boots, helms, gloves etc. Just create a clear whole image; only wearing a plaid shirt does not mean that you are a lumberjack.
The sporty guy always wear a complete outfit that represents the sport he practices! Football shoes with football shirt and -shorts, biking gear with biking shoes, wrestling gear with wrestling shoes etc.
The swimmer however cannot be bare feet, and flippers are rather impractical, so a pair of sneakers are recommended.
Wear a pair of classic jockstraps or underwear (briefs or boxers) without patterns or big labels. Brand names on the waist band is ok. Upper body shoul be bare or with a harness. Sneakers or boots are fine with the underwear.
The skinhead has a shaved head, no more than 5 mm of hair. Usually a pair of high boots with 14 holes or more is worn, such as Dr. Martens. Usually a pair of bleachers (Levis, Lee or Wrangler), or camouflage pants. On his upper body he wears a shirt, usually short sleeved, t-shirt or pique. Complete the look with braces, bomber jacker och bleached jeans jacket.
He doesn't wear anything on his head since the skinhead is a part of the identity.
Once upon a time...
The Baltic Battle-party has taken place every year since 1978. The first one was organized as the official opening of the – at that time – new clubrooms in the Old Town and was a joint venture with MSC Finland. Because our Finnish brothers would travel across the Baltic, the party was named The Battle of the Baltic Sea (in Swedish) with the English translation Baltic Battle added.
From the very first party, in August 1978, it was a big success. It included a boat trip around the southern neighbourhood island and the main party took of course place in the new premises. Tom of Finland was specially invited and showed how his drawings were created, these who later become world famous. MSC Finland brought a jumping leather jack toy as a gift, which is framed behind acrylic glass in our current clubhouse.
For the Baltic Battle 2, the year after, we bet large with a joint venture of five Nordic leather clubs. We commissioned our first exclusively designed Baltic Battle poster by Tom of Finland and it would be 10 more during the 80s. The Baltic Battle 3 in 1980 was organized entirely of our own. And so it has continued, year after year... And the rumour spread and many international guests came and are still cumming. We announced this as our major ECMC event and the rumour spread even outside Europe. In 1981, Drummer Magazine – legendary leather and fetish magazine – writes that our Baltic Battle is even bigger than the CMC Carnival in San Francisco!
Some particularly memorable BB's are those with the main battle in a ship yard dry-dock (1997), at the culture exhibition hall at Euro Pride with 600 participating leather gays (1998), at a ship yard (2000- 2002), in a former printing work (2007), in a former big cinema (2012) – all with welcome pub evenings and Sunday brunches in the club and additional activities in town. Gay and leather history has been written and there are many memories are many of amazing and (in)famous parties – and all was and is only possible due to all the volunteers, who engage and work hard, breaking their balls – both literally and practically.
The Battle will continue!
This year we are proud to collaborate with Recon in bringing you the best fetish experience. Check out the growing fetish community at recon.com.
While purchasing tickets for Baltic Battle, take a look at all the other great products QX Shop has to offer! Use the code BALTIC to get 10% discount (does not apply to tickets or subscriptions).
Everyone with tickets to Baltic Battle gets 10% off on their guided tours!
Booking: standouttravel.se/stockholm - Use the code "balticbattle" when booking.
Please check back later for details!
Jan, who owns Läderverkstan, is an honorary member of SLM. He gives great discounts to all full year members of SLM when shopping in the store. The discount does not apply to toys.
They can help you with anything regarding leather, weather it's repairs, off-the-rack or custom tailored garments for your needs.
Visit their website: www.laderverkstan.se
At 118 Second Leather you find a huge assortment of second hand leather garments. As a full year member of SLM you get a 10% discount.
Visit their website: 118secondlader.se