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Midsummer Festival

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.

June 17 – June 20, 2020

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Welcome to Midsummer festival

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 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 17th to June 20th 2020

Is this festival for me?

Yes. You really do belong here. Midsummer Festival at Ängsbacka is the festival 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!

We would like to cordially give the invitation to Ängsbacka Extended Community gather with us as one big family, connected in love and celebration. Let the Midsummer be a time of true togetherness. We offer one-day tickets for all who would like to join us for the celebration of Midsummer Eve.

Teachers

See what teachers are coming this year

Theme

Take a look at the theme of this year’s festival

Festival program

The program is currently being developed. Come back later.

Teachers & Musicians

Midsummer Festival program 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! 

Rising Hope

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

“I’ve been so overwhelmed by what’s going on these days…” – these words echo the sentiments so many of us feel each time we pick up a newspaper or turn on the news. Right now, it’s easy to lose hope. However, loss of hope doesn’t have to be the path we walk down. Hope is actually something we create. It’s not something that magically appears from an outside source. We each have within us the capacity to generate hope. It’s critical that we be absolutely intentional about nurturing hope in our lives and the lives of our children.

Now more than ever, overcoming fear and holding onto hope is essential. The theme of the Midsummer festival invites us to explore the possible ways to do this. We can take charge and we can make it together in celebration and joy. Let’s try these steps ourselves and teach them to your kids. Let’s do some of these as a family. 

Let the celebration of Midsummer at Ängsbacka be the proof that it is within our control to become more hopeful. When we gather to meet in a circle there is a feeling that we are part of something bigger, something beautiful, something that we will remember always. In this togetherness, we know that there is no such thing as a small or powerless decision. Every choice we make in our life holds the potential to change the whole of our life. When we understand the power of a choice, you never again feel helpless or hopeless.

Family fun & creativity

Our intention is to create a magic festival 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 the festival, 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 Festival

Kasia is a joyful life-long learner and a sparkling bundle of creative energy. She has had the privilege of working and learning in many different occupations and settings. Kasia is Stress Management Therapist, a Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner, Creativity and Art Teacher, experienced lawyer, mother, meditator, yogi and conscious event organizer.

She started her working life as a litigation lawyer, helping people with dispute resolution. Although she has moved on from the juridical practice, her work has always had the function of helping people to find peace and to see more clearly. She is excited about building a solid foundation for emotional self-regulation and finding tools for resilience, compassion, and loving-kindness. With a loving presence, playfulness, storytelling, and unfolding surprise she will guide you step-by-step to access your own creative capacity. The intention of her work at Ängsbacka and Midsummer Fesitval is wholeheartedly dedicated to create and deliver the inclusive experience of togetherness and celebration.

Get your tickets in time to ensure your presence at the festival!

Early Bird Tickets

Available until the 28th of April 2020

 

ADULT
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 2100

YOUTH (13y – 17y)
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 660

CHILD (4y – 12y)
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 465

Regular Tickets

After the Early Bird period until 3 days before the festival


ADULT
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 2400

YOUTH (13y – 17y)
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 660

CHILD (4y – 12y)
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 465

Last minute tickets

2 days before, and the starting day of the festival


ADULT
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 2700

YOUTH (13y – 17y)
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 660

CHILD (4y – 12y)
Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 465

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.