Hultsfred Festival

Hultsfred Festival 2012Hultsfred Festival takes place in Hultsfred, Sweden

Hultsfred Festival 2012 dates – 14th to 16th June

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HULTSFRED  FESTIVAL 2012  – LINE UP

THURSDAY 14TH JUNE

The Gaslight Anthem, Slash, The Stone Roses, Justice, Den Svenska Björnstammen, Eagles of Death Metal, Chase & Status, The Kooks, James Blake, The Bronx, Thee Satisfaction, Blood Red Shoes, Miles Kane, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Joker, French Films, Vintage Trouble, Willy Moon, Breton, Hyperdub: Morgan Zarate, Hyperdub: Cooly Live, Hyperdub: Ikonica, Hyperdub: Kode 9, Greymatter, Studio Barnhus, Sandra Mosh

FRIDAY 15TH JUNE

The Cardigans play Gran Turismo, Anna Ternheim, Kasabian, The Cure, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Markus Krunegård, Bombay Bicycle Club, Big K.R.I.T., Fotball Sweden vs. England, Feed Me, Fink, Katzenjammer / Simian Ghost, Spector, Bear in Heaven, Charli XCX, Penguin Prison, Cosmo Jarvis, Bombus, Big Deal, Au Palais, AlunaGeorge, Stay+, Medlar, Fare Soldi, Qulinez

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE

Nationalteaterns Rockorkester, Marina & The Diamonds, Mumford & Sons, The XX, Gorillaz Sound System, Far & Son, The Vaccines, Bat For Lashes, Garbage, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, M83, Näääk & Nimo, Fanfarlo, Future Islands, Errors, Noah and the Whale, Familjen, Mikal Cronin, Ewert & The Two Dragons, Rising, Sleep Party People, S.C.U.M, Icona Pop, Azure Blue, Jamie XX, Moullinex, Jacques Renault

The History of Hultsfred Festival
The Hultsfred Festival (Hultsfredsfestivalen in Swedish) is an annual music festival held in Hultsfred, Sweden. It takes place at the lake Hulingen during three days in the middle of June, from Thursday to Saturday. Since the first festival in 1986, its attendance has increased from 7,500 visitors to approximately 32,000 people in 2005.

Due to an increase of ticket pricing and what the public recognized as a poor lineup in 2007 (with headliners Ozzy Osbourne, 50 Cent, KoRn and Pet Shop Boys), the festival only succeeded in getting 23,339 paying visitors in 2007 which in comparison with the successful previous years of 2005 and 2006 was considered a failure by media. Since then the festival has struggled economically. In 2008 the festival had 23,383 paying visitors and in 2009 there was 23,543 paying visitors.

With its five different stages, the Hultsfred Festival hosts a large number of bands per year (154 in 2007) from all over Scandinavia and the world alike.

Some of the bands that have played at Hultsfred festival over the years :

Hultsfred Festival 1986 – Line Up
Nils Lofgren – New Model Army – Erasure – Reeperbahn – The Triffids

Hultsfred Festival 1987 – Line Up
Public Image Ltd – Screamin Jay Hawkins – Dr Feelgood – Latin Quarter – The Jesus and Mary Chain

Hultsfred Festival 1988 – Line Up
Joe Strummer and the Latino Rocakabilly War – Eldkvarn – Tone Norum – Stonefunkers – Big Country

Hultsfred Festival 1989 – Line Up
Van Morrison – Motörhead – D.A.D – Katrina and the Waves – Chris Bailey – Jacob Hellman – Candlemass

Hultsfred Festival 1990 – Line Up
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Nick Lowe – Jungle Brothers – Buzzcocks – Wilmer X – Soul Asylum – The Charlatans – Sator – The Sinners

Hultsfred Festival 1991 – Line Up
The Black Crowes – Thåström – Sven Ingvars – Staus Quo (cancelled) – PJ Harvey (cancelled) – Stereo MC’s (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 1992 – Line Up
Gary Moore – The Pretenders – Primal Scream – Blur – The Creeps – Candlemass – Meshuggah – The Ramones (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 1993 – Line Up
The Ramones – Iggy Pop – Rollins Band – Stero MC’s – Manic Street Preachers – Sick of it All – Ulf Lundell – Wilmer X – Bob Hund

Hultsfred Festival 1994 – Line Up
Motörhead – Oasis – Blur – Midnight Oil – Die Totenhosen – The Prodigy – Primal Scream – The Verve – Refused – Meshuggah – Bob Hund

Hultsfred Festival 1995 – Line Up
Pantera – Slayer – Nationalteatern – Chemical Brothers – Supergrass – the Cardigans – Kent – Millencolin – Beastie Boys (cancelled) – Chris Isaak (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 1996 – Line Up
Blur – Björk – Ministry – The Cure – Iggy Pop – Pulp – Bad Religion – The Prodigy – Bruce Dickinson] – Fear Factory – Emmylou Harris – Frank Black – Skunk Anansie (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 1997 – Line Up
The Prodigy – Suede – Rage Against the Machine – Wu Tang Clan – Daft Punk – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Cardigans – Placebo – The Hellacopters – Millencolin – Marilyn Manson (cancelled) – Supergrass (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 1998 – Line Up
Black Sabbath – garbage – Eagle Eye Cherry – Bob Hund – Wilmer X – Rancid – Kent – NOFX – Turbonegro – The Soundtrack of our Lives

Hultsfred Festival 1999 – Line Up
Hole – Suede – Marilyn Manson – Joe Strummer – Monster Magnet – Goo Goo Dolls – Fu Manchu – Bloodhound Gang – Hammerfall – Manic Street Prachers – Meshuggah – Orgy (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 2000 – Line Up
Oasis – Rage Against the Machine – Primal Scream – Thåström – Mikael Wiehe – Suicidal Tendencies – Kelis – Deftones – Lars Winnerbäck – Asian Dub Foundation – Muse – Travis (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 2001 – Line Up
Iggy Pop – Manic Street Preachers – Weezer – TOOL – Faithless – Limp Bizkit – Jello Biafra – The Hives – The Nomads (20th anniversary) – Godsmack – Håkan Hellström – Outkast (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 2002 – Line Up
Suede – Rammstein – New Order- Chemical Brothers – Slayer – Sonic Youth – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Bob Hund – Agnostic Front – Arch Enemy – Starsailor – Ed Hacourt

Hultsfred Festival 2003 – Line Up
Radiohead – Audioslave – Queens of the Stoneage – Massive Attack – Stereophonics – The Dandy Warhols – The Streets – Counting Crows – Badly Drawn Boy – The Datsuns – Strapping Young Lad

Hultsfred Festival 2004 – Line Up
Morrissey – Alica Keys – Mary J Blige – Kris Kristofferson – Hatebreed – 3 Doors Down – Pixies – PJ Harvey – Soulfly – Scissor Sisters – Weeping Willows – Danko Jones

Hultsfred Festival 2005 – Line Up
Marilyn Manson – Snoop Dogg – System of a Down – Nine Inch Nails – Slipknot – Slayer – The Hives – The Mars Volta – Millencolin – Tori Amos – The Hellacopters – Turbonegro

Hultsfred Festival 2006 – Line Up
The Strokes – Kent – Lou Reed – Deftones – Pharrel – The Cardigans – In Flames – Gnarls Barkley – Soundtrack of our Lives – The Sounds – Alice in Chains – Blindside – Backyard Babies – KoRn (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 2007 – Line Up
Ozzy Osbourne – KoRn – 50 Cent – Petshop Boys – Velvet Revolver – Black Label Society – Turbonegro – The Ark – Manic Street Preachers – Wolfmother – Evanescence – Amy Winehouse – Sahara Hotnights

Hultsfred Festival 2008 – Line Up
Rage Against the Machine – Serj Tankian – Babyshambles – Blood Red Shoes – Håkan Hellström – The Hives – Danko Jones – Robyn – HIM -The Donnas – Mustasch – Paramore – The Haunted – Linkin Park (cancelled)

Hultsfred Festival 2009 – Line Up
Madness – The Killers – Regina Spektor – Lenka – Lars Winnerbäck (x4) – Maia Hirasawa – Timbuktu – Takida – Anna Ternheim – Kings of Leon – Franz Ferdinand – Dropkick Murphys – Ice Cube – Ludacris – Shotgun crackers

Hultsfred Festival 2011 – Line Up
Beach House, Beady Eye, Black Lips, OFWGKTA, Skindred, Primal Scream plays Screamadelica, Royal Republic, Suede, The Prodigy, 2 Many DJ’s, A-Trak, Anna Calvi, Armand Van Helden, bob Hund, Erasure, Imperial State Electric, Jay Electronica, Johnossi, Lavalåt, Lil B, Oskar Linnros, Raubtier, Hoffmaestro, Hurts, Morrissey, Nashville Pussy, Sanna Carlstedt, White Lies and many more…

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