The Hultsfred Festival
Place: Hultsfred Folkets Park, Sweden
Dates: From 14/06/2012 To 16/06/2012
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
The Hultsfred Festival Headliners