MALMÖ FOLK FESTIVAL
The festival started in 2018 and is a collaboration between a long line of organizers, studieförbund, music academy and folkhögskola. We unite and work consciously around gender equality, diversity, accessibility within the folkmusic genre. We have programs for children, seniors and everything in between!
WHO WE ARE
Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) is Sweden's leading studieförbund. They offer study circles, courses, lectures and cultural events in all the country's municipalities.
Barnens scen is a non-profit association that arranges children's culture in a round yellow house in Malmö's Folkets park. Everything from theater, circus, dance, film, music and literature to adult lectures and workshops are shown here with us. The goal is to present children and youth culture of high quality and varying kinds.
Address: I Folkets Park, Falsterbogatan 17, 214 36 Malmö
EPOS is a network that works to increase equality and diversity in folk and world music and dance. The name stands for Equality and Plurality On Stage. An epic is also a huge story that in itself contains a myriad of stories with many characters and changing main characters. EPOS 'aim is that music and dance life should in the same way have room for a diversity of changing stories, characters, songs, perspectives and main characters, who meet and influence each other in a constant interplay with moving hierarchies.
Ethno in Rättvik is probably the world's largest and oldest international folk music camp for young people. This year it is 33 years since the camp was started, then at the legendary Falun folkmusikfestival.
Folkmusikens hus is Dalarna's folk music center, well established and with a broad and outlook on activities. They spread knowledge and interest about folk music and dance, as an exciting history and as a creative part of contemporary music life.
Inkonst is a meeting place for performing arts, music, contemporary art and culture that moves outside the established, obvious and genre-specific. Inkonst shows art that pushes boundaries, plays, challenges and takes risks. Inkonst invites audiences and participants to cultural experiences that entertain and make life worth living.
Address: Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö.
A KulturCrew is 5-15 young people aged 10-25, who are involved or responsible for various cultural events. They receive training and knowledge in hosting, marketing, stage technology, and planning, but also in group work and participation. KulturCrew Sweden is located all over the country.
Kulturens is a studieförbund for cultural practitioners with the heart in folk culture - with both Folk You, Folkdansringen, Riksförbundet för folkmusik och dans (RFoD) and Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund (SSR) as member organizations. With culture as a means, Kulturens promote democracy and cultural diversity.
During the festival, children and young people and their educators from a large number of cultural schools around Skåne gather to play together with one of Sweden's - and the world's - leading folk music bands.
Are you a child or young person, and eager to learn to play an instrument, or dance, or learn theater or something else fun in culture? Contact your cultural school - you will find it if you search on your municipality's website!
Info is on its way! :)
At Malmö Folk, people dance, play and socialize around folk music. Malmö Folk, or Malmö Folkmusikförening, is a non-profit organizing association formed in 1991. The association arranges concerts, dance evenings, courses and other activities, with a main focus on Swedish and Nordic folk music.
There are usually four or five regular events during a semester, usually located at Barnens Scen in Malmö Folkets Park, as well as a lot of other folk music events in different places in Malmö.
Malmö Live Konserthus är mötesplatsen för musik, kultur och nöjesliv i Malmö och regionen. Med över 800 konserter och arrangemang om året på sju spelplatser finns något för musikälskare i alla åldrar. Förutom konserthuset Malmö Live med scener och lounger rymmer kvarteret också hotell, kongresshall och konferenslokaler, restauranger, lounger, garage, Sky Bar och gym samt mötesplatsen Living Room. I kvarteret finns även fler restauranger, barer och saluhall, och det. ärbara ett stenkast till busshållplatser och Malmö C med anslutningar till övriga Sverige, Köpenhamn och Europa.
Mix Musik has been active in Malmö since 1995. There are endless musical riches in the world and the association's goal is to highlight the music that has difficulty penetrating the media noise. Mix Music's concert program includes local, national and international artists as well as the occasional world star.
Musik i Syd is a music institution in Skåne and Kronoberg with the aim of giving people access to creative and live music experiences. It is a cultural policy mission and part of an active cultural policy with the goal of making live music available even outside the major cities. Through Musik i Syd's various activities, adults and children in the region thus have the opportunity for quality music experiences in places where they would not otherwise have the opportunity to produce and perform similar offerings. Every year, Musik i Syd, often in collaboration with various local organizers, presents more than 3,000 concerts for more than 300,000 people. In other words, we are of great importance for the development of a rich musical life for many people, but also for musicians, ensembles and organizers who through the various projects are given the opportunity to work where they live. The principals for Musik i Syd are Region Skåne and Region Kronoberg.
Musik i Syd is looking for groups that cannot go to public concerts themselves through its development center "Musik i vård, omsorg och hälsa".
During Malmö Folk Festival, several nursing homes in Malmö are offered free concerts with folk music of a high artistic level. Concerts at nursing homes are not open to the public.
Malmö Academy of Music is a leading educational institution specialised in the study, training, and research of music. We offer solid programmes aimed at students who want to work professionally as musicians, church musicians, composers, or music teachers. With a clear international profile, we move art forward – always with the passion for music and learning at our core.
Address: Ystadvägen 25, 214 45 Malmö
Nordic Tradition is a record label for Swedish folk music and early music that has existed since 2005. With the support of the Swedish Arts Council, the company has released around twenty records ranging from traditional folk music and medieval music to innovative folk pop!
Palladium Malmö is a unique house and a meeting place for music and dance in the heart of Malmö. Each season, a wide range of concerts and dance performances are presented in different genres and for all ages under sparkling crystal chandeliers and beautiful arches with original paintings from 1920.
Address: Södergatan 15, 211 34 Malmö
Twenty-eight skånska music and culture schools have merged to form Regional Cultural School Skåne. The purpose is to create a more equal cultural school for Skåne's children and young people through collaboration. This can mean joint projects and camps, development of new topics and create in-depth opportunities for the target group. The work also aims to develop the schools through regional subject networks and in various ways provide support for development work and offer further training for staff.
The Roma Information and Knowledge Center (RIKC) belongs to the cultural administration in the city of Malmö and is the activity in the municipality that coordinates issues concerning the national minority Roma. The center works on an individual, structural and discursive level to counter antiziganism and to implement national minority legislation.
Skånes Spelmansförbund shall work to ensure that traditional skånsk folk music is preserved, brought to life and become known in wider circles, and to promote the common interests of skånska musicians.
Studieförbundet Bilda for church and society is one of Sweden's ten studieförbund. Based on the christian view of life, we conduct public education work and offer courses, study circles and cultural programs. The activity is based on the basic view of folkbildning and is free and voluntary and open to everyone regardless of background and education. With support and inspiration from us, people with different backgrounds get the opportunity to meet, create freely and develop. Bilda is a studieförbund for meetings between people. With culture and education in various forms, we want to contribute to meetings arising and new perspectives being created.
The Cowgirl Gallery is an art gallery and coffee bar with dynamic cultural events every week. The gallery offers a creative and open meeting place for art and culture with live music, film club, exhibitions and poetry. Everyone is welcome here, always! Open Tuesday - Sunday.
Address: Falkenbergsgatan 4, Malmö
Victoriateatern boasts with its beautiful entrance in art deco style on the pedestrian street, right in the heart of Malmö. Here you can experience a wealth of high quality music, culture and entertainment, several evenings a week. The program consists mostly of music, but there is also room for standup, magic and variety. Experience music and performances from all over the world, with everything from jazz and blues, to pop, rock, soul, funk, hip hop, cabaret, classical and folk music. Both international world artists and local acts can take their place on stage. The environment is cozy and intimate, the sound is top class and you can also bring your own picnic to almost all performances.
Address: Södra Förstadsgatan 18, Malmö.
UNGA is a part of Musik i Syd. We operate in Skåne and Kronoberg with a regional mission to ensure that children and young people can experience live music. In collaboration with local organizers, we annually produce about 1,500 concerts, performances and workshops for about 150,000 children, young people and adults in preschools, schools, libraries and other public venues in our region. The principals for Musik i Syd are Region Skåne and Region Kronoberg.
There is room for even more!
Would you like to be part of the festival with a concert or two, maybe an exhibition, or perhaps a lecture or a workshop? Are you running a Greek restaurant in town, and planning to host a concert evening with some serious rebetika? Get in touch with us, preferably before the 1st of April, but later might work as well.