Hultsfred Festival

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Hultsfredsfestivalen
Location(s) Hultsfred, Sweden
Years active 1986 - present
Founded by Putte Svensson, Håkan Waxegård, Per Alexanderson, Kerstin Carlsson
Date(s) Mid June
Genre Pop, Alternative music, Hip Hop, Metal, Rock, World music, Electronic music, Indie music
Website [2]

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[citation needed] 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, festival organizer 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![edit]

FKP Scorpio stages 13-15 June 2013 a festival in Sigtuna Municipality, north of Stockholm.

This is Hultsfred[edit]

This is Hultsfred are working to keep the festival in Hultsfred, planned to 14-15 June 2013.

History[edit]

At the 1999 festival, a 19-year-old woman died of suffocation during a concert with Hole.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] The festival made a come-back the next year, thanks to FPK Scorpio.[4]

Stages[edit]

Name Capacity Active Notable bands
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

Lineups[edit]

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010 (cancelled)
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

2009
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

2008
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

2007
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

2006
The Strokes - Kent - Lou Reed - Deftones - Pharrell - The Cardigans - In Flames - Gnarls Barkley - Soundtrack of our Lives - The Sounds - Alice in Chains - Blindside - Backyard Babies - Korn

2005
Marilyn Manson - Snoop Dogg - System of a Down - Nine Inch Nails - Slipknot - Slayer - The Hives - The Mars Volta - Millencolin - Tori Amos - The Hellacopters - Turbonegro

2004
Morrissey - Alicia Keys - Mary J. Blige - Kris Kristofferson - Hatebreed - 3 Doors Down - Pixies - PJ Harvey - Soulfly - Scissor Sisters - Weeping Willows - Danko Jones

2003
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)

2002
Suede - Rammstein - New Order- Chemical Brothers - Slayer - Sonic Youth - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Bob Hund - Agnostic Front - Arch Enemy - Starsailor - Ed Hacourt

2001
Iggy Pop - Manic Street Preachers - Weezer - TOOL - Faithless - Limp Bizkit - Jello Biafra - The Hives - The Nomads (20th anniversary) - Godsmack - Håkan Hellström - Outkast (cancelled)

2000
Oasis - Rage Against the Machine - Primal Scream - Thåström - Mikael Wiehe - Suicidal Tendencies - Kelis - Deftones - Lars Winnerbäck - Asian Dub Foundation - Muse - Travis (cancelled)

1999
Hole - Suede - Marilyn Manson - Joe Strummer - Monster Magnet - Goo Goo Dolls - Fu Manchu - Bloodhound Gang - HammerFall - Manic Street Prachers - Meshuggah - Orgy (cancelled)

1998
Black Sabbath - garbage - Eagle Eye Cherry - Bob Hund - Wilmer X - Rancid - Kent - NOFX - Turbonegro - The Soundtrack of our Lives

1997
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)

1996
Blur - Björk - Ministry - The Cure - Iggy Pop - Pulp - Bad Religion - The Prodigy - Bruce Dickinson - Fear Factory - Emmylou Harris - Frank Black - Skunk Anansie (cancelled)

1995
Pantera - Slayer - Nationalteatern - Chemical Brothers - Supergrass - the Cardigans - Kent - Millencolin - Beastie Boys (cancelled) - Chris Isaak (cancelled)

1994
Motörhead - Oasis - Blur - Midnight Oil - Die Totenhosen - The Prodigy - Primal Scream - The Verve - Refused - Meshuggah - Bob Hund

1993
The Ramones - Iggy Pop - Rollins Band - Stero MC's - Manic Street Preachers - Sick of it All - Ulf Lundell - Wilmer X - Bob Hund

1992
Gary Moore - The Pretenders - Primal Scream - Blur - The Creeps - Candlemass - Meshuggah - The Ramones (cancelled)

1991
The Black Crowes - Thåström - Sven Ingvars - Staus Quo (cancelled) - PJ Harvey (cancelled) - Stereo MC's (cancelled)

1990
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Nick Lowe - Jungle Brothers - Buzzcocks - Wilmer X - Soul Asylum - The Charlatans - Sator - The Sinners

1989
Van Morrison - Motörhead - Disneyland After Dark (Now D-A-D) - Katrina and the Waves - Chris Bailey - Jacob Hellman - Candlemass

1988
Joe Strummer and the Latino Rocakabilly War - Eldkvarn - Tone Norum - Stonefunkers - Big Country

1987
Public Image Ltd - Screamin Jay Hawkins - Dr. Feelgood - Latin Quarter - The Jesus and Mary Chain

1986
Nils Lofgren - New Model Army - Erasure - Reeperbahn - The Triffids

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Coordinates: 57°29′40″N 15°51′32″E / 57.494312°N 15.858765°E / 57.494312; 15.858765