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Midsummer at Ängsbacka

We all belong here. Celebrate our togetherness and enjoy the lightest days & nights of the year!

June 24 – June 27, 2021

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We are so proud to keep sharing our magic throughout the pandemic, since the year 2020, and for as long as needed, we do so in the form of our ‘Conscious Camping’.

We successfully launched this concept last year, allowing us to create and offer activities designed to meet the requirements of Swedish authorities. Last year we miraculously did not have a single case of covid-19 all summer! For this to work as beautifully also this year, we all take responsibility by staying home if we show any flu symptoms and while at Ängsbacka we uphold the principle of consent at all times. By adhering to our shared agreements, we create as much of a safe space as possible for exploring the richness of the beautiful summer months together.

Read more about our approach here.

Welcome to Midsummer

To start the long-awaited summer, once the Midsummer Pole is raised we will join hands to dance and sing traditional songs accompanied by vibrant live music performed by talented musicians. Our chef will serve a delicious, vegetarian and traditionally inspired feasts to satisfy all senses. Our program invites you to experience dance, singing, yoga, and meditative relaxation. There will be creative togetherness for children and adults and contact with radiant greenery of Värmland’s forest.

Join us from June 24th to June 27th 2021

Is Midsummer at Ängsbacka for me?

Yes. You really do belong here. Midsummer at Ängsbacka is a happening for all ages! Come alone or bring the whole family and your friends to enjoy the beginnings of Swedish summer in Ängsbacka style. The intention is to create an atmosphere that feels inclusive of, and welcoming to, the many individuals that make up our rich and diverse community. We gather to celebrate together!

Teachers

See what teachers are coming this year

program

The program is currently being developed. Come back later.

Teachers & Musicians

Midsummer at Ängsbacka invites you to join the celebration of the Swedish tradition and offers plenty of opportunities to attend workshops and activities giving you the chance to meet amazing people from all over the world, relax, learn new skills and explore your creative potential. There will be time for free expression, dance, singing, playing music and creativity. Check our website to see who will be sharing their gifts with us this year! 

Family fun & creativity

Our intention is to create a magical experience for the whole family. There will be plenty of time to hang out with each other and play together. The program includes workshops and plays for families to join and some suitable for both youths and adults. Also, the opening/closing and morning meetings will be for all ages and we really hope you will bring your children there to sing and dance together.

On a central spot in our beautiful garden, you will find the children’s tent where there will be lots of opportunities for creativity and having fun together. Please note we do not have child care for children under the age of 4. The little ones are very welcome accompanied by an adult.

During certain times throughout Midsummer, there will be childcare for all children from the age of 4 and up, to play, sing and try out different activities. There will be a great team of workshop leaders and volunteers taking good care of our beautiful children. During these hours parents are given the opportunity to attend workshops on their own.

Kasia

Program Coordinator Midsummer at Ängsbacka

Kasia is a sparkling bundle of creative energy. She works with “Levande Verkstad” pedagogy with kids and adults to open them to their own creativity. With a loving presence, playfulness, storytelling, and unfolding surprise she will guide you step-by-step to access your own creative capacity. As the final result is not disclosed there is no need for expectations or worry what allows relaxation and trust. The steps are to develop courage and remove the fear of failure. The method is free from the judgment of what you do. The focus is on the process and invites the ineffable creative flow.

Levande Verkstad is artistic pedagogics based on a playful creative experiment in safe space. Working with surprise and storytelling focus is on the process that unfolds in steps with an aim to open creative capacity and flow without judgment or worry.

Get your tickets in time to ensure your presence at Midsummer!

Ticket Prices

ADULT
Camping spot + food and activities from SEK 2600

CHILDREN & YOUTH (4y – 17y)
Camping spot + food and activities from SEK 645

The booking page automatically shows the actual price for the current price-period, with the discount included.

Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.

Practical information

A typical day at an Ängsbacka festival

Our events all have their unique program of workshops and other activities, still there are some fixed points that you can expect at the festival:

  • An early morning program is offered - yoga, breathing, meditation etc. - before..
  • Breakfast - our first meal of the day.
  • A gathering for all with music and togetherness setting the tone of the day is followed by..
  • Morning workshops and other activities until..
  • Lunch - the main meal of the day.
  • Afternoon workshops and activities go on until..
  • Dinner - a lighter, still fully nourishing meal.
  • An evening program follows; workshops, dance, live music or a cozy hang-out in the café.

Once per day everybody meets in their sharing groups; all of us come together for the core practice of Ängsbacka!

Workshops on the program are described and categorized in such a way that you can find out how advanced or challenging exercises you can expect beforehand.

Our event permit allows music to go on until latest 02:00 at night.

ACCOMMODATION

The basic festival ticket includes a spot in the camping area and you bring your own tent.

All our indoor accommodations come at hostel standard with shared showers and toilets.You will find outdoor toilets in connection to the camping areas and outdoor showers are available to complement the indoor facilities. We advise you to bring earplugs for better sleep if you are sound sensitive as the festival area can get loud at times (the program will end latest 02.00).

UPGRADE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Depending on availability and your budget we offer the following options for indoor accommodation: 

  • dormitory - female or mixed gender (bunk bed)
  • 4-6 bedroom (bunk bed)
  • double room (twin bed)

Indoor accommodation includes a blanket and pillow for each person. You need to bring your own bed sheets or a sleeping bag and a pillowcase. Towels are not included. We offer a possibility to rent sheets and towels at an additional cost.

CARAVAN OR CAMPER

If you would like to bring your camper or caravan - check availability when booking your ticket. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to offer electricity for any of these spots. 

OFF SITE ACCOMODATION

Sometimes you need more privacy or tranquility or maybe you want to bring your dog (no dogs allowed on site). Booking an off site accommodation can be a good option and many private house/flat owners offer spaces for rent during the summer. Please request the list of people offering off site accommodation by contacting our booking office at booking@angsbacka.se.

FOOD AND SERVING

The festival ticket includes all meals; breakfast lunch and dinner are prepared and served daily. Ängsbacka offers a vegetarian diet prepared with love. We use locally produced and organic products to a large extent. In connection with your booking, you can ask for a vegan diet (same as lactose free) or gluten and nut-free food options. For practical reasons, we cannot meet any other wishes related to allergies or diets during festivals. All meals are presented at the outdoor serving tent area.

ALCOHOL-FREE & DRUG-FREE

Ängsbacka has a policy of zero tolerance for illicit drugs and alcohol. We don’t serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances when you are at Ängsbacka. If you are found under the influence, we will ask you to leave immediately.

Please find our other general policies and guidelines here.

PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY

Remember! We always request you to book and pay your event ticket online before arrival. Once here you will be able to use cash, card or Swish (Swedish direct payment service) at our reception. We only accept SEK. At the reception you will be able to purchase or refill gift cards for use in the Café - the Café itself is cash-free! Regarding cash withdrawal, there is a cash point at Coop in Molkom (the nearby village).

ÄNGSBACKA CAFÉ

The Café is a cosy meeting place for hang-out, new friendships and deep conversation. You can buy yummy home-made cakes, a wide range of coffee, teas, golden milk, smoothies, chilled beverages, chocolate, raw food goodies and more!

KARMA STORE

At Karma Store you find organic yoga clothes, beautiful jewelry, books, beauty products and ­more.

SIMSALA CHAI

Simsala Chai is beautifully situated a short walk into the forest next to the festival area. Welcome to treat and nourish yourself with a cup of chai in the presence of nature. Here you also find hand crafted music instruments. Come, take a break from the intensity of the festival and let yourself be held by the spirit of the forest.

SAUNA

Our amazing and newly renovated Sauna is open all evenings of the festival. Come relax and enjoy the heat in the company of new and old friends. It is a requirement to bring a towel to sit on in the sauna.

FESTIVAL GALLERY

Information about workshop leaders and festival programs for each day can be found in the Festival Gallery outside the barn. The program can be changed with short notice, so please check it often. Here you also find opening hours for café, shops, reception and more.

LOST ITEMS

As a visitor at Ängsbacka you are solely responsible for your personal belongings at all times. During the actual event Ängsbacka will support you to retrieve any items lost by setting up, and maintaining specific “Lost & Found”-labelled boxes nearby the workshop-spaces. Collected items will be stored for a total of 2 weeks upon completion of the event.

Valuables such as wallets, digital devices, keys and similar are handed in and kept at our booking office for a maximum of 3 months and will be returned upon description. Valuables are the only items that will be sent to you after the event is over and you will be charged for the postage plus an administrative fee of 100 SEK.

Please be aware that Ängsbacka does not take any responsibility for personal belongings - the above is to be considered a service and not a guarantee that you will be able to retrieve lost items whether valuables or others, such as clothing.

WELCOME LETTER

A welcome letter with more detailed information about the festival will be sent out to all participants.

LANGUAGE

Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with people from all over the world. The main language spoken during the festivals is English.

FIND YOUR WAY HERE

It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by car, bus or train. Read more about how to find your way here.

CONTACT BOOKING OFFICE/RECEPTION

During the festival the reception will be open every day, times will vary. You can find our contact details here.