Urkult 2022 web

Affichiste Carolina Nilsson

Graphic design Per Solander

We are working to make the next festival happen on August 3rd to 5th, 2023

Festival site

Photo Per-Johan Nylund

Urkult is a folk festival, a meeting place for people from around the world and a source of booming inspiration

Every year for three days – people from all over the world arrive in Näsåker to share and celebrate different cultures, music and crafts among the trees above the beautiful river Nämforsen. The festival program, apart from the concerts, include workshops, poetry slam, children’s theatre and a wide range of both exciting & educational activities for both children and adults. Local craftsmen and organic food are trusty features at Urkults market and festival area.

In the heart of the festival is an organic amphitheater grown and designed out of the ground framed by steep pine covered hillsides that are characteristic for the landscape along the river. Urkult is known for its opening ceremony the Night of Fire – a unique performance that is created by different artists every year. Often the performance include drums, song or instrumental music, dancing and storytelling – and is always centered around the element fire.

Do as people have done for thousands of years and experience this place for yourself!










Fanfare Ciocărlia, Sara Parkman and Gåte

Fanfare Ciocărlia, Sara Parkman and Gåte

Join us at Urkult August 4th to 6th 2022 and celebrate our long-awaited 26th festival anniversary! Here are the first line-up announcements of this year: Fanfare Ciocărlia, Sara Parkman och Gåte! Fanfare Ciocărlia Expect deep pressure blasts from tubas and tenor horns...

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The next Urkult will take place August 4th to 6th 2022

The next Urkult will take place August 4th to 6th 2022

In the first weekend of August, the fires at Nämforsen 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...

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Brighter days ahead

Brighter days ahead

Many of us are used to dividing the year in before and after Urkult. However, for the last two years that has not been possible. The winter solstice marks the transition into the new solar year. It's an occasion for us to reflect on what has been, and to revere the...

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With support from:

Swedish Arts Council