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Hultsfred Festival

The Hultsfred Festival is an annual music festival held in Hultsfred, Sweden. It takes place at the lake Hulingen during three days in the June or July, from Thursday to Saturday. Since the first festival in 1986, its attendance has increased from 7,500 visitors to approximately 32,000 people in 2005. With its five different stages, the Hultsfred Festival hosts a large number of bands per year from all over Scandinavia and the world alike. The 2012 line up included The Cure, The Stone Roses, The XX, Slash, Eagles Of Death Metal, Chase & Status, The Cardigans, Gorillaz Sound System, Justice and Kasabian.

Mail / Postal address: Sandhamnsgatan 36, 115 28 Stockholm

Hultsfred Festival main stage

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival is Scandinavia's largest festival for fantastic film. The idyllic city of Lund in Southern Sweden becomes a meeting place for filmmakers, audiences, and business from all over the world. The aim of the festival is to help stretch the limits of the imagination, and to reinforce the intrinsic value of imagination in films. Since the inception in 1995, close to 600 films from more than 30 countries have been screened at Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, both shorts and feature films. The majority of the films screened thereby also receive their Swedish premiere. At Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, modern classics like Face/Off, Donnie Darko, The Descent, A Tale of Two Sisters and Serenity received their Swedish theatrical premiere. Sometimes the festival focuses on different directors (Shinya Tsukamoto, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam), interesting countries (Australia, Japan, Spain and many more) or specific themes (for example Midnight Madness, Fantastic documentarys). Special focus is always though on the European continent, which contributes with at least 75% of the films of the festival.

Mail / Postal address: Fantastisk Filmfestival, Box 1626 Lund, 22101, Sweden

Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival, established in 1980, is an annual jazz festival in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a major summer event of Stockholm and it is spread over several venues across the city. The festival is one of the year's major recurring highlights, and the concerts attract thousands of jazz fans. Over the years, arguably all known names in jazz have appeared on stage - including Swedish stars such as Arne Domnérus, Monica Zetterlund, Nils Landgren, Peps Persson, and Lisa Ekdahl, and international giants such as Count Basie, BB King, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miriam Makeba.

Mail / Postal address: Stockholm Jazz Festival, Gamla Brogatan 44, 111 20 Stockholm

Stockholm Jazz Festival 2002

Göteborg Film Festival

Göteborg International Film Festival is the leading film festival in Scandinavia and, with an audience of 200 000 visitors a year. The festival is one of the largest festivals in the world. The 30th festival was celebrated in 2007. At this festival a new international competition was introduced - The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award. Winner of the first award was the British filmmaker Andrea Arnold who was awarded for her film Red Road. The pride of the festival, the beautiful Draken at Järntorget, works as the main theatre. Here you will also find the Information desk. During the festival period the Information desk is opens every day at until the last film starts. Please note that the Information desk does not sell tickets.

Mail / Postal address: Olof Palmes plats 413 04 Göteborg, Sweden

Arvika Festival

Arvika Festival is an annual music festival held in Arvika, Sweden. Thousands of happy music fans arrive at the event venue to get on with the serious business of non-stop partying and the very best in entertainment. It lasts three days in the middle of July, from Thursday to Saturday, with camping available from the beginning of the week. Since the nineties, the festival had built up a tradition of booking many big synth-pop bands. Along with the synth bands, internationally and nationally famous rock and pop acts visit the festival every year, attracting people not only interested in synth pop. Some of the most famous bands that have visited the festival include Depeche Mode, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, New Order, Björk, Muse and The Prodigy. This annual music festival should be added to your list of must attend festivals!

Nine Inch Nails live at Arvika Festival Sweden 2009

The International Science Festival in Gothenburg

The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is an annual festival in Gothenburg with science activities. The purpose is to communicate science to the public and schools in an easy accessible and in a thought provoking manner. Another objective is to create a positive attitude to research and science which is intended to encourage higher education. About 100 000 visitors come each year. This makes it the largest popular science event in Sweden and and one of the largest popular science events in Europe. During the festival you will find everything from workshops, lectures, private shows, music, theatre, debates, exhibitions and seminars to meetings of researchers. The content spans all disciplines, from social science and the humanities to natural science and technology. The Science Festival is divided into three branches, the public programme, the school programme and the specialist programme. There is something for everyone during the festival! The theme of the 2012 International Science Festival is about who we are deep down. It is about modern brain research in various forms – from our consciousness, personalities, ambitions and motivations, empathy and evil, to health, well-being, smart drugs and artificial intelligence.

Mail / Postal address: Vetenskapsfestivalen Göteborg & Co / Box 29 / 401 20 Göteborg

Göteborg International Book Fair

Göteborg International Book Fair is the biggest book fair in Scandinavia and a meeting place for authors, publishers, agents, teachers and librarians. It is also a major event for media people. Here you will find many of the Nordic and Swedish authors and publishers — it's the right place to meet established authors and get to know the new names. The many stages and exhibitors' stands host thrilling meetings between writers, Nobel Prize winners, publishers and booklovers who want to explore the power of the written word together. The Book Fair in 2011 offered more than 3000 different programmes and events with more than 2000 participating speakers.

Mail / Postal address: Bok & Bibliotek i Norden AB, SE-412 94 Göteborg

Göteborg International Book Fair 2011

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