|Years active||1986 - present|
|Founded by||Putte Svensson, Håkan Waxegård, Per Alexanderson, Kerstin Carlsson|
|Genre||Pop, Alternative music, Hip Hop, Metal, Rock, World music, Electronic music, Indie music|
The Hultsfred Festival (Hultsfredsfestivalen in Swedish) 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 (154 in 2007) from all over Scandinavia and the world alike.
Due to an increase of ticket pricing and what the public recognized as a poor lineup in 2007, festival attendance has been declining in recent years. The festival went bankrupt in 2010 and the whole event was cancelled that year, but it was resurrected already by 2011.
FKP Scorpio, arranger since 2011, announced on 20 March 2013 that they will move the festival to Stockholm, Hultsfred goes Stockholm. On 14 April 2013 a new festival association, under the name This Is Hultsfred, announced their intention to organize a festival in Hultsfred 2013 on the traditional site.
Hultsfred goes Stockholm!
This is Hultsfred
This is Hultsfred are working to keep the festival in Hultsfred, planned to 14-15 June 2013.
In 2006, the festival booked Babyshambles, the band fronted by Pete Doherty. Because of Doherty's widely reported drug addiction, the arrangers of the festival were criticized even before the festival had begun, as the festival profiles itself as being anti-drugs. The arrangers defended the booking by saying that the band was booked for its music and not its members' personal lives. After being delayed for more than an hour, the concert took place with Doherty attacking photographers, throwing a guitar at the audience and finally falling off stage in a failed attempt at stage diving. Immediately after the concert Doherty was arrested by the Hultsfred police and fined for drug possession.
On 30 June 2010, Rockparty reported that due to bad ticket sales, Hultsfredsfestivalen AB would file for bankruptcy, and that the 25th annual Hultsfred festival would not be held. The festival made a come-back the next year, thanks to FPK Scorpio.
|Hawaii||25,000||1988 -||Ozzy Osbourne, The Prodigy, The Ramones, Roxette, Oasis, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, Slipknot, Slayer, HIM, 50 Cent, Korn, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Iggy Pop, Bloodhound Gang, Pet Shop Boys, Black Sabbath, Limp Bizkit, Queens of the Stone Age, Alicia Keys, In Flames, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand|
|Pampas||18,000||1994 -||Rammstein, HIM, In Flames, Tori Amos, Lordi, Simple Plan, The Donnas, Ice Cube, Ludacris|
|Atlantis||5,000||2003 -||Moneybrother, Lamb of God, Dark Tranquillity, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Justice, Gogol Bordello, The Embassy|
|Teater||1,500||1986 -||The Verve, Bullet for My Valentine, Cult of Luna, Danko Jones, Black Label Society|
|Stora Dans||650||1986 -|
|Rookie||650||2003 -||Alice in Videoland, Dead by April|
Confirmed as of 31st January. Arctic Monkeys - Portishead - Fatboy Slim - Band of Horses - Phoenix - The Flaming Lips - Imagine Dragons - Mew - SBTRKT - John Talabot - Modest Mouse - Adrian Lux - Lorentz & Sakarias
The Cure - The Stone Roses - The XX - Slash - Eagles Of Death Metal - Chase & Status - The Cardigans - Gorillaz Sound System - Justice - Mumford & Sons (cancelled) - Kasabian - Marina and the Diamonds - Garbage - James Blake - The Kooks - M83 - Noah and the Whale - Frank Turner - Future Islands - Stay+ - Ewert and The Two Dragons - Ikonika - Fink
Morrissey - The Prodigy - Crystal Castles - Primal Scream - Beach House - Suede - MF Doom - OFWGKTA - Foster The People - White Lies - Les Savy Fav - Erasure - Duck Sauce - Raised Fist - Bootsy Collins - Nashville Pussy - Washed Out
Scissor Sisters - NAS & Damian Marley - Deftones - Erykah Badu - Empire of the Sun - Kent - The Hives - Thirty Seconds to Mars - Killswitch Engage - The Ting Tings - We Are Scientists
Madness - The Killers - Regina Spektor - Lenka - Lars Winnerbäck (x4) - Maia Hirasawa - Timbuktu - Takida - Anna Ternheim - Kings of Leon - Franz Ferdinand - Dropkick Murphys - Ice Cube - Ludacris - Lisa Bouvier
Rage Against the Machine - Serj Tankian - Babyshambles - Blood Red Shoes - Håkan Hellström - The Hives - Danko Jones - Robyn - HIM -The Donnas - Mustasch - Paramore - The Haunted - Linkin Park (cancelled) - Dead by April
Ozzy Osbourne - Korn - 50 Cent - Pet Shop Boys - Velvet Revolver - Black Label Society - Turbonegro - The Ark - Manic Street Preachers - Wolfmother - Evanescence - Amy Winehouse - Sahara Hotnights
Radiohead - Audioslave - Queens of the Stoneage - Massive Attack - Stereophonics - The Dandy Warhols - The Streets - Ladytron - Counting Crows - Badly Drawn Boy - The Datsuns - Strapping Young Lad - Linkin Park(cancelled In Flames acted instead)
The Prodigy - Suede - Rage Against the Machine - Wu Tang Clan - Daft Punk - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Stereophonics- The Cardigans - Placebo - The Hellacopters - Millencolin - Marilyn Manson (cancelled) - Supergrass (cancelled)
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