Our festival should be accessible to everyone, regardless of how you are or where you come from. This year you can experience the festival both in the city center as well as in new places. We do a lot of collaborations with other festivals and organizers. Let us introduce: Gamlestadsgalej in Gamlestaden, Tellusfestivalen in Bergsjön and Folknöjesdagen in Slottsskogen.
We aim to create including venues and always try to do better in this area. This year the number of wheelchair spaces will be increased. Our host organization have a special focus on hospitality. We invite you to a festival that is free of charge, a basis for equal opportunities for all to take part.
New and familiar areas in the city
For the very first time The Gothenburg Culture Festival will be in Slottsskogen, with activities for the whole family. At Frölunda Torg the audience can look forward to a performance of Göteborgs Symfoniker. In Bergsjön the opening of the new culture house will take place during the festival and Slakthuset/Gamlestaden will host the hip hop festival Cut it up!. On the other side of the river, you can experience Ö-festen at Ringön. In the city center you can visit Street Food Festivalen and Urban Food Space with a focus on the foods of the future.
The art gift is a unique cultural experience that you can give to a friend or yourself. On our website you can see in which areas in Gothenburg and what times that are available. The performances that take place outside is 5-10 minutes. The gift can be music, dance, poetry, or contemporary circus arts or something else – it will be a surprise!
The art gift is completely free, and the booking opens in the middle of August.
An accessible festival
This year we collaborate with Creative Point, a project that works for inclusive cultural events. They have educated us and helped guide the festival organization towards a more accessible event. Some of the areas where we have made improvements this year is the design of our festival areas and our webpage.
At our stage at Kungsportsplatsen there will be wheelchair spaces. In Bältesspännarparken there will be a lower stage accessible to everyone. Several acts will have sign language interpretation and visual interpretation.
In the fight for an equal society for all we aim to make sure that the program and communication of the festival is inclusive.