Brief Festival History:
The Hultsfred Festival is the largest and longest running youth-oriented music festival in Sweden. It started in 1986 by attracting a 7.000 attendance and has grown constantly since.
The last four years almost 30.000 people payed entrance to the festival each year, which for The Hultsfred Festival means a more or less sold out festival (the maximum limit for 2004 is 25.000 people).
The promoter of the Hultsfred Festival is the non-profit organisation Rockparty, and it's 5.000 volunteers each year. Rockparty is based in the small village of Hultsfred (less than 10.000 inhabitants) all year and has founded a national development- and resource-center for pop-culture in close connection to the festival-office.
Over the years artists from all over the world have shared stages with swedish up and coming acts. Bands like Black Sabbath, Radiohead, Björk, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Hole, Wu-Tang Clan, Limp Bizkit, The Prodigy, Garbage, Marilyn Manson, Midnight Oil, The Ramones, Suede, Blur, Iggy Pop, Chemical Brothers, Slayer and Motorhead have all headlined the festival.
And acts like The Hives, Oasis, The Cardigans, The Wannadies, Backyard Babies, Boo Radleys, Lardbyrds, Fatboy Slim, Underworld, Tricky and even the Chemical Brothers all played the festival before hitting the big time.
Tickets: Weekend - 1560 SEK, W/Camping - 1765 SEK
Alunageorge Anna Ternheim Au Palais Azure Blue Bat For Lashes Bear In Heaven Big Deal Big K.R.I.T. Blood Red Shoes Bombay Bicycle Club Breton Chase & Status Cooly G & Morgan Zarate Eagles of Death Metal Errors Ewert & The Two Dragons Familjen Far & Son Feed Me Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls French Films Future Islands Garbage Gorillaz Sound System Ikonika James Blake Jamie xx Joker Justice Kasabian Katzenjammer Kode9 M83 Marina & the Diamonds Miles Kane Mumford & Sons Noah and the Whale Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Penguin Prison Porcelain Raft Rising S.C.U.M. Scratcha Slash Sleep Party People Spector Stay+ The Bronx The Cardigans Play Gran Turismo The Cure The Gaslight Anthem The Kooks The Stone Roses The Vaccines The xx TheeSatisfaction Vintage Trouble Willy Moon