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The Kalv festival
International meeting place for the development of contemporary music

The  Kalv festival  is a yearly contemporary music festival that since its inception in 2004 has explored the world of experimental new music in the beautiful countryside south-east of Gothenburg, through show-casing interdisciplinary and pedagogical projects, work-shops as well as commissioning and staging some of the most important musical works of the last century. A feature which has placed the festival as one of the key contemporary music festivals of Sweden and integrated it socially and culturally in the local regional life.

2021 year’s festival will take place August 12-15.

The Kalv festival is arranged by the association Kalvfestivalen situated in Kalv.

Board Martin Lindman (chairman), Hans Odqvist (secretary), Maria Gull, Mats O Hansson, Esaias Järnegard, Owe Lundin, Paula Af Malmborg Ward, Christina Nyhage and Pia Granath
Responsible for the artistic content – Johan Svensson and Esaias Järnegard
Planning group Johan Svensson, Esaias Järnegard, Max Käck and Paula af Malmborg Ward.
Webmaster and visual design Leif Haglund, urbane guerilla design group
Technician Tomas Ferngren
Co-Ordinator in Kalv – Maria Gull
Documentation Eleanor Holst and Mats O Hansson
Tickets and crew – Jarl, Andreas, Jonathan and Jenny Bill

The Kalv festival is made possible through collaborations with:
Västra Götalandsregionen, Swedish Arts council, Ernst Von Siemens Music foundation, Goethe Institute, The Swedish performing arts agency, Svenljunga municipality, Tore G Wärenstam foundation, Mjöbäck sparbank, Royal music academy, Kindaholm parish, Kalv’s bygdegårdsförening, Bob Kelly AB and Kalv’s local associations.

The Kalv festival is a member of EFFE: Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe and RANK.