June 22 – June 25, 2023
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 22nd to June 25th 2023
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Full festival (June 22-25)
Check-in: 15.00 – 18.30
Dinner first night: 18.30
Welcome Ceremony: 20:00
Check-out*: 15:00 on June 25th
Day-ticket (June 23)
Midsummer buffét: 18.30
Midsummer celebration: From 16:00
Check-out*: 11:00 on June 24
*Clean your room before this time. You don’t need to formally check out at the reception.
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!
Day-tickets for June 23rd – Midsummer Eve
Let Midsummer be a time of true togetherness.You now have the possibility to join just for Midsummer Eve, whith the option to stay the night. For you who have not been here before, or who cannot join the full event this time, here is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of Ängsbacka! We also hope to have many of our friends and family in the Ängsbacka Extended community come join us for this special day!
See what teachers are coming this year
The program will be presented to you upon arrival and be accessible throughout your stay
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. Click on the images belwo to find out more about the people who will be sharing their gifts with us this year!
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.
Festival ticket, food and tent spot from SEK 3200
CHILDREN & YOUTH (4y – 17y)
Festival ticket, food and tent spot from SEK 1440
Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.
JOIN THE FULL FESTIVAL FOR MIDSUMMER
DAY TICKET – JUNE 23
Day ticket, food and tent spot from SEK 500
CHILDREN & YOUTH (4y – 17y)
Day ticket, food and tent spot from SEK 150
Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.
COME CELEBRATE MIDSUMMER EVE AT ÄNGSBACKA
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.
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 (bunk bed)
- 4-6 bedroom (bunk bed)
- double room (twin bed)
- Single room
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Code of ethics
Ängsbacka is continuously developing intentions for offering supportive and transformational spaces - read our Code of Ethics here.
PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY
Remember! We always request you to book and pay your event ticket online before arrival.
Both our café and the reception at Ängbsacka are cash-free, so once at Ängsbacka you will only be able to use card or Swish (Swedish direct payment service) as a payment method at our reception and in the café.
We only accept the currency SEK.
For cash withdrawal, there is a cash point at Coop in Molkom (the nearby village).
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!
During the summer our café is a tech-free zone, so the café is not a place for work or gaming on your digital devices. Charging your digital devices can be done in "The Hub".
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.
At Karma Store you find organic yoga clothes, beautiful jewelry, books, beauty products and more.
Holy Tree crafts and instrument shop
In the Holy Tree shop you find a unique selection of music instruments such as shamanic drums, flutes, rattles and more.
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.
The Healing Circle offers personal sessions for bodywork, energy healing, massage, counselling and other forms of therapies/modalities. Make sure to bring your own towel to your session to lay on. You can book and pay (by card) your sessions through the reception, or the Café when the reception is closed, during your stay at Ängsbacka
Information about workshop leaders and Festival programs for each day can be found in the Festival Gallery outside the barn. The Festival program can be changed with short notice, so please check it often.
Here you also find opening hours for café, shops, reception and more.
In The Hub, the tent next to the Festival Gallery, you can find more information about the amazing work our workshop leaders are doing outside of Ängsbacka.
If you need to charge any of your digital devices you are more then welcome to use our charging stations located in The Hub.
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.After each Festival the lost & found boxes will be emptied and all collected items will be stored in our Lost & Found tent 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.
A welcome letter with more detailed information about the festival will be sent out to all participants.
Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with people from all over the world. The main language spoken during the festivals is English.