3–5 augusti 2017
Urkult is a folk festival for all people. A meeting place and a source for inspiration.During three days the first weekend of august, people, music and culture from different parts of the world arrive at Näsåker, a village with about 600 inhabitants located by the great rapid Nämforsen in Ångermanälven. Along concerts on various stages the program consists of activities such as theatre for children, workshops and poetry. Crafts and ecological food are other regular features at Urkult. In the heart of the festival area descends a natural amphitheatre into the ground and is framed by steep pine covered hillsides that are characteristic for the landscape along the river Ångermanälven. Urkult is well known for its opening ceremony “Eldnatten” or “the Night of Fire” – an every year unique spectacle often containing elements of many different forms of art such as drums, singing, dancing and fire.
The children are important at Urkult, and we want to show that. At the folk museum, in the circus tent, the children have the leading part. Workshops in acrobatics, circus and crafts alternates with theatre and performances primarily aimed for children. Urkult has become known for being a suitable festival for families with children and elderly, it is something we are very proud of. We believe this derives from the welcoming- and safe atmosphere that has come to characterize the whole festival. This atmosphere remains a cornerstone in the creating of the festival.
Our aim is to keep the costs for tickets and food as low as possible. We are a non-profit organisation, with many driving spirits who gives their time and effort every year to create Urkult. Any profits are reinvested in the next festival to make it even better than the previous one.
Urkult as an organisation is working by three basic elements: the local perspective, the international perspective and the environmental perspective.
If you have tips or ideas, prior to, during or after the festival, please contact us. We are open to tips and ideas which might improve the festival!
Photo Bjarte Edvardsen 2012