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14 Oct 2018

NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference - ONE WEEK TO GO!

Konferenslokalen. Old Town Hall, Gdansk.
Don't miss to meet this amazing selection of arts professionals https://www.nordicbalticfestivals.org/delegates-2018 (the list is growing every day). Or to be inside the Old Town Hall of Gdansk, our conference venue! Renowned Swedish artist and choreographer Efva Lilja will deliver the keynote speech " The Boundless" at the upcoming conference on 22 Oct. Efva has set a world record, received a number of awards, and even danced on the North Pole! She is also involved with visual art, film and writing.
14 Oct 2018


CHECK! 2018 logo
CHECK! This educational performance for music organizers and organizers in other arts and culture areas now has more than 6 years on the neck. It has been arranged in Gothenburg and in Västerås and soon there is CHECK! in a city near you! But this year, November 10-11, there is CHECK! on Karlsgatan 2 in Västerås. This year, Paul Gudgin, who lectures on festivals and events throughout the world, will play a central role.
14 Oct 2018

Lund Choral Festival every other year - starts Monday!

Tenebrae at Lund Choral Festival 2018
The Lund Choral Festival is a biennial which since its inception in 2006 has established itself as the country's largest celebrity festival in its kind. The festival takes place from 15-21 October and the audience is invited to singing on a high international level with national and international guest shows as well as big choir concerts for both adults and children.  This year's choir festival follows the previous year's concept with a wide range of concerts with excellent choirs from local driving life as well as exciting guest games far from the outside.
14 Oct 2018

Octoberjazz in Gothenburg

Gmlstn Jazz 2018
On the 5th edition there are some established jazz names like Stacey Kent (USA), Maria Joao from Portugal or ADHD from Iceland, but even some new ones and the Festival made this Jazzlist on Spotify. GMLSTN JAZZ is an international and modern festival for high quality jazz of today with prominent artists and tomorrow's stars from Sweden and the world.
14 Oct 2018

Umeå Jazzfestival celebrates its 50th birthday

Umeå Jazz Festival celebrates 50 years
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWINGING UMEÅ! 20-28 October 2018. The Umeå Jazz Festival is 50 years old. After an impressive and unbroken series of festivals, the jubilee has become part of the city's DNA. Already at the beginning of 1968, the concept of Swinging Umeå was coined and began an epoch where the city, among other things, helped jazz to attract new citizens and labor. How it matters today we can only speculate, but the festival is still one of Umeå's most important cultural bearers with international luminance.
14 Oct 2018

Uppsala International Guitar Festival turns 15

Sweden Festivals congratulates Uppsala International Guitar Festival for a new edition and the 15th of the order. The festival is a fireworks of guitar art in all musical genres with many musical experiences beyond the usual. This anniversay-year, many musicians will be returning to the festival, but new ones will still be added; the line-up includes Al Dimeola, Joanna Shaw Taylor, Jack Broadbent,Carlos Pinana, Mercedez Lujan, Göran Söllscher, Murcia Symphony Orchestra, José González and...
14 Oct 2018

NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference - See who's coming!

The 2018 Conference of the NordicBaltic Festival Platform will take place on 22-24 October 2018 in Gdansk, Poland. The Conference will bring together managers and artistic directors of festivals from all fields of art and culture to exchange ideas and best practices, make new connections and explore various possibilities for cooperation, while attending some great Polish performances.


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NordicBaltic Festival Platform

The 4th NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference will take place in Gdansk, Poland in October/November 2018.

Stay tuned for more information!

715 festivals to get the EFFE Label 2017-2018

At the Arts Festival Summit Europe's 715 remarkable Festivals 2017-2018 received the EFFE Label in the prescence of the European Commission and Parliament.

Learn more about the EFFE Label Community; age and geography HERE

The unbound force

Sweden is behind the rest of Europe when it comes to recognizing the FESTIVAL as an important cultural carrier, says Peter Eriksson and Noomi Hedlund at the Association of Sweden Festivals. Read more HERE (Swedish)

Music Festivals a Changing World

Music Festivals a Changing World - an International comparison. 

The book is available from Sweden Festivals


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Sweden Festivals is a member of EFA

Sweden Festivals is a member of EFA (European Festival Association). EFA gathers festivals and collective festival organisations from all of Europa with support of EU.