Here you will find the answers to the most common questions about Gothenburg Culture Festival!
Click the questions below to expand the boxes and read the answers. If you do not find the answer to your specific question, you are welcome to contact us.
The 2020 festival is canceled. We will return with dates for the next festival.
The festival has activities in many parts of Gothenburg but the main area is in the city center.
A map of the festival sites will be published here on the website. The map will also be in the printed program magazine. During the festival, you will find it on large signs by the entrance of all major festival sites.
The program is published digitally here on the website before each year’s festival, usually in mid-June. Once the program has been published, you will find it in the menu, under Program.
Shortly before the start of the festival, a printed program magazine is published and distributed to the households in Gothenburg. The program magazine will also be available to pick up at the tourist information office at Kungsportsplatsen. During the festival, it will also be available in the newspaper stands that will be placed on the festival sites.
When the printed program magazine is finished, it will also be published as a PDF file here on the website, (see menu: At the festival).
The activities during Gothenburg Culture Festival are free and open to everyone. The only thing that costs money is the food and drinks sold in the festivals food areas as well as the products and services sold in markets organized in conjunction with the festival.
You almost never need a ticket for the activities at Gothenburg Culture Festival, as the basic principle is that everything that happens at the festival is free and open to everyone.
In the event that an activity has a limited number of seats per occasion, you may have to make a pre-registration and possibly also pick up tickets in advance. Tickets are free.
Information on how to register or get tickets is always found in each event description text here on the website.
Please note that the festival does not have a central system for handling pre-registration or tickets. Information on how to pre-register or pick up a ticket for an activity will be described in the digital program here on the website.
Some of the activities have an age limit. This is stated in each activities description text here on the website. If no age limit is explicitly stated, everyone is welcome.
We have two information tents at the festival area during Gothenburg Culture Festival. There you can get answers to your questions about the festival and read our program magazine.
Toilets are available at all major festival sites. Larger, accessible toilets are available in several locations. In addition, the City of Gothenburg has a large number of public toilets around the city that are available all year round.
All activities where visual interpretation is available will be found in the program here on the website and in the program magazine.
All activities where sign language interpretation is available will be found in the program here on the website and in the program magazine.
Things that are found will be taken care of by our security guards at the various festival sites. No later than the following day, they are handed into the Police Lost Property Center in Gothenburg. Things found over the weekend are handed in the next weekday.
The same day you lost something
Talk to one of our security guards on site. Things of great importance, such as keys, wallets and mobile phones are reported centrally, so you can ask any of our security guards if you’ve lost such a thing.
From the day after you lost something
Contact the Police Lost Property Center (Polisens Hittegodscentral) on Odinsgatan 28 B in Gothenburg. More information and opening hours can be found by visiting the Swedish Police’s website.
In case of theft
If something has been stolen from you, make a police report as soon as possible. You can also talk to our guards at the festival who can help you.
The Gothenburg Culture Festival has permission from the City of Gothenburg to keep the sound levels at a maximum of 97 decibels.
See timetables at vasttrafik.se. Västtrafiks customer service has telephone number 0771-41 43 00.