Umefolk

Valkyrien. Swedish Folk Music Band.

Umefolk is one of the largest folk music festivals in Sweden, and is held every year in february. It is a festival for everyone that are interested in folk music and dance; we create meeting places for old and young, amateurs and professionals, dancers and musicians. The festival has a wide program with concerts, dancing, shows, workshops and activities for children.

Umefolk takes place in Umeå Folkets Hus which is located in central Umeå. Most of the facilities are accessible and provided with hearing loop.

Visitors have the opportunity to stay at the mass accomodation, also hotels and hostels are available options. Umeå have good communications with trains, buses and aviation.

Umefolk aims to be an equal festival, and therefore wants to present as many men as women in the program and on the big scenes. The genus perspective flows through the whole planning process for the festival.

Umefolk is a child-friendly festival, often with special performances for children. Alcohol is only served in defined areas.

Umefolk is arranged by Umeå Folk Music Association in cooperation with Bilda. Thanks to non-profit work by the board, volunteers and otherwise engaged people, every year a magnificent festival that lights up the darkness of winter in Umeå is accomplished.

Umefolk
C/O Studieförbundet Bilda
Kungsgatan 36
903 25 UMEÅ