About urkult

A festival for everone

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 foundation is naturally the local commitment, where the implementation is based on all voluntary work and contribution. Materials for construction and such is as far as possible obtained locally. In addition Urkult is trying to inspire and support the festivals own food vendors to buy their ingredients from local ecological growers.

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

Last but not least, we have taken upon ourselves to make the festival as environmentally friendly as possible. Only organic food is served at the festival area. Most of the waste is composted on site or recycled in the best way. The permanent toilets are supplemented with urine separation. Otherwise, we try to use environmentally friendly materials as our knowledge and wallet allows. We are also working on keeping the volume at a comfortable level.

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!


During the festival Urkult work closely together with the Police, we have our own security guards and hired security. All of whom co-operate to create an environment that feels safe and sound.

Rescue Service

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.

Safety Watch

+ 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).

– 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. 

Thousands of years later the fires are once again lit…

Urkult are welcoming new and old friends to Näsåker, where the festival of which goal always have been to create cultural meeting across borders, in a spirit of peace, love, inclusion and mutual agreement. 

Together we build bridges and take down walls to the beat of the music lit up by the magic moonlight. High above the mighty old river, sounds from different parts of the world, the same time as theatre, fun activities and poetry sets the imagination in motion. This is a family festival where the little ones can join in, play and have fun in their own way. 

From the warmth of the open fires, wrapped around the friendly atmosphere, spices from the food around, we will enjoy the music, the festvial spirit and a feeling of togetherness in a mythical place where people have come together since thousands of years back. And now we invite you to join.. 

Tickets for Urkult 2021 will be released in the autumn of 2020


Urkult Lärkvägen 1, 880 30 Näsåker