WHAT IS URKULT?
Urkult is a festival for all people. A meeting place and a source for inspiration.
During three days 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 part of river Ångermanälven. Apart from concerts on various stages the program consists of activities, workshops, poetry and a variety of activities for the little ones. 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. 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.
Urkults main perspectives
The local perspective
The international perspective
Encounters between cultures serve opportunities for wonderful experiences and contribute to people creating understanding for each other. The musical character of the festival has its roots in the international perspective, music from various parts of the world are mixed, traditional tunes meets modern tunes. And if you take a closer look you will find that this perspective leaves its mark on other elements of the festival as well: workshops, food vendors and lectures to mention a few.
The environmental perspective
Health & Safety at Urkult
For you and everyone else visiting Urkult
Please take a minute to read about what we do to make Urkult a safe place as possible. Accidents can happen so easily when a lot of people are gathering. We ask you to pay attention if you see or hear anything that doesn’t seem right. Show yourself and your neighbour that you care and look out for each other!
Our policy for attitude and equality
Urkult as an organisation is striving to work after a policy where all people no matter what sexes or gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs, should feel included, safe and welcomed, during the festival and to other events that Urkult have.
But most of all we strive to be a welcoming and loving festival where thousands of people can get together and experience something unique. Peace and love!
Rescue Service is a firefighter on call with elementary medical education. Their duty is to be first on call when an accident happens. When you see them you have to give way and in no circumstances hinder them to come forward.
+ 46 (0) 707 704 731
Apart from the Police, security and Emergency number (+46)112 which is the first choice in an event of emergency. We also have a Safety Watch on call with educated staff that can help if you or someone else have been exposed to something that isn’t ok. In an event of sexual harassment, rape or similar please report to (+46) 112
The number to Safety Watch is (+46) 707 704 731 (the number is active 24hrs during festival weekend).
Tusentals år senare tänds åter eldarna
Urkult välkomnar båda nya och gamla vänner från när och fjärran, till Näsåker, till festivalen vars ledstjärna alltid varit att skapa gränsöverskridande kulturmöten i en anda av fred, kärlek, inkluderande och samförstånd.
Tillsammans bygger vi broar och river murar till musikens rytmer i månens sken. Högt ovanför den mäktiga forsen ljuder toner från många olika delar av världen från scenerna allt medan teater, märkliga upptåg och poesi sätter fantasin i rörelse. Detta är en festival för hela familjen där barnen erbjuds sina alldeles egna föreställningar, sagor och lekar.
I värmen från eldarna, omslutna av dofterna från våra ekologiska matserveringar, får vi återigen uppleva musiken, glädjen och gemenskapen på en magisk plats där människor har strålat samman sedan årtusenden tillbaka.