Hultsfredsfestivalen is the annual event that died last year but somehow got resurrected by the Scorpio necromancers to once more lay waste to the shores of lake Hulingen. Since the Arvika festival was canceled a few weeks ago, this is one of the few places left in Sweden for large outdoor festivals.

Erasure Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, Erasure.

Apart from the old-timers Erasure, Suede, Morrissey and The Prodigy, as well as Gothenburg classics The Embassy, I enjoyed relatively new bands such as Shit Robot, Hurts, Cut Copy, White Lies and Tallest Man On Earth. Bob Log III was a fresh surprise, best described as speed country from Texas where the single band member is hidden behind a motorcycle helmet!

Hultsfred audience Waiting for the next band.

Unfortunately there was quite a lot of rain, which severely thinned the audience. Liam Gallagher was more rude than ever, perhaps he didn’t approve of the weather. But I’m glad that the festival got resurrected and I hope it will live for several more years to come.


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