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Gothenburg Culture Festival 2020 is cancelled

4 June 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gothenburg & Co has today decided to cancel this year’s edition of the Gothenburg Culture Festival. Our strategy has been to endure for as long as possible, in order to await a possible opening in the current restrictions and guidelines. Unfortunately, we have now had to conclude that there is no way for us to realize our plans for such a large public festival, because of the risks of spreading the infection.

Instead, we have now initiated the planning of a slightly smaller version of the festival and for later this year – Julkalaset (the Christmas Festival), to be held on 4-6 December 2020. Our hope is that all of you, participants and visitors, will join us. With this festival, we, the Gothenburg Culture Festival and Gothenburg & Co wish to create an alternative and significant possibility for the cultural scene in Gothenburg to boost both the supply of and the access to cultural activities when the society opens back up after being in closedown for a long time. We will be back later with more information and news on this. Keep an eye out!

Take care of each other!

Warm regards and lots of love  ❤

From all of us at the Gothenburg Culture Festival, Göteborg & Co – a municipal company, City of Gothenburg.

Arts and culture practitioners – would you like to take part in the Culture Festival’s Christmas version – Julkalaset, on 4-6 December 2020?

(Information for members of the arts and culture scene in Gothenburg.)

We are now starting the planning of the culture festival Julkalaset for later this year, by exploring the interest in participation of all members of the arts and culture scene in Gothenburg. For this festival, we are focusing on existing locations, salons, venues, etc, and participation would include special agreements in which those venues, etc, are booked to their full extent for the festival. We would also appreciate special arrangements, performances, and other activities specially made for the festival, like seminars and guided tours.

If you are a culture practitioner in Gothenburg and would like to take part in the coming festival in December, please let us know by sending an email to, no later than June 15, 2020. We will then send out a short survey to all who have reported interest in participating. Please note that we, at this point in time, cannot make any actual bookings. We will come back with a start date for bookings at a later date.

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