New Year’s Festival

Harvesting and celebration of the past year and transitioning into the new!
December 29 – January 2, 2023

Book your New Year's ticket!Join New Year's Festival as a volunteer

Welcome to our New Year’s FESTIVAL!

Let’s celebrate together! Treat yourself by entering the new year 2023 connected and inspired.

This magical New Year’s Festival we will go deeper into ourselves, give space for the mystery within and celebrate our true nature as Love. New Year’s at Ängsbacka invites the collective consciousness bringing us together while still underlining our own individuality and empowering us as a community.

The Festival offers you a wide range of events to choose from. Experience a program full with interactive workshops, singing circles, live music concerts and performances, vibrant ecstatic dances and DJ sets. The festival is featuring experienced facilitators who will share their unique gifts bringing together the joy in discovering a new, different reality. All among the picturesque nature of winter wonderland surrounding Ängsbacka.

Our magical house band will root us with rhythms and bliss us with soundscapes and mantras. New Year’s Eve we will have a magnificent party, with Ängsbacka Kitchen’s delicious dinner buffet, sparkling entertainment, and wild, happy, groundbreaking dance!

Join us from December 29th to January 2nd 2023

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

Check-in: 15.00 – 18.30
Dinner first night: 18.30
First information meeting: to be decided

Check-out*: 15.00

*Clean your room before this time. You don’t need to formally check out at the reception.

Teachers

See what teachers are coming this year

program

The program is currently being developed and will be presented during the New Year’s Celebration

AMAZING TEACHERS, MUSICIANS & OTHER FACILITATORS

The program team is currently working hard on the development of an amazing program with the best teachers. In the week leading up to the New Year’s Celebration, we will regularly announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!

Kasia

Program Coordinator New Year’s Festival

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.

TICKET PRICE

Festival ticket, food and accommodation from SEK 4900

Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at Ängsbacka

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.

Accommodation

The basic festival ticket includes a spot in a bunk bed in one of our dormitories.

All our indoor accommodations come at hostel standard with shared showers and toilets. 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: 

  • 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 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.

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).

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!

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".

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.

KARMA STORE

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.

The festival program

Information about workshop leaders and Festival programs for each day can be found in the entrance of the yellow house and on the staircase towards the Upper Barn.

Healing Circle

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 your sessions directly with the session givers during your stay at Ängsbacka

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.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.

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.

Volunteering at New Year’s Festival

If you long to deepen the New Year’s experience at Ängsbacka even further you are welcome to apply for a volunteer spot. As a volunteer you commit for the full period Dec 27 – Jan 3 and in exchange for your service you pay a lower fee. Read more and apply below!

 

AS A NEW YEARS FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER

  • You will explore what it’s like to bring presence and joy into volunteer work.
  • You will arrive on December 27th, two days before the New Years Festival begins, and you will leave on January 3rd, one day after the festival has ended.
  • You are invited to attend all of the offered activities, outside of your working commitments.

YOU AGREE TO

  • Contribute with five hours of working meditation per day, except on your day off.
  • Join the practice of sharing every day, except your day off.

YOU RECEIVE

  • A discount on the New Years Festival in exchange for your contribution to the work.
  • Three vegetarian meals each day. You can sign up for vegan and gluten free alternatives.
  • Accommodation in an indoor dorm either on-site or off-site.