The festival Storsjöyran started 1983 and is held in the town center of Östersund, Sweden.
This year the dates are 26-27 of july. (Clubland 24-25 of july with concerts spread around Östersund, for everyone with a full festivalticket)
Storsjöyran Festival (or The Great Lake Festival) is an annual event going back to the early sixties. The festival was started in honor of the ancient can-do spirit of the people of Jämtland (the county where Östersund is situated), and to show the rest of Sweden that although this region is sparsely populated its people has the zest, courage and knowledge to create a festival of international size and standard. Something that is well reflected in the fact that the festival gathers around 45-50.000 visitors every year and isone of the biggest festival in Sweden.
Bad Religion (US), In Flames, First Aid Kit, Crystal Castles (CAN), Mando Diao, etc. See the hole list on the website.
Some of the international artists who has performed at Storsjöyran:
Artist references 1983-2012
Lady Gaga, Bryan Adams,Suede, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Kings of Leon, Pet Shop Boys, Blondie, Big Boi, Motörhead, The Darkness, The Pretenders,Kris Kristofferson, Glasvegas, Melanie C, Pulp , Solomon Burke, Clarence Clemons, Ron Sexsmith, The Magic Numbers, Dixie Hummingbirds, Teenage Fanclub, Phoenix, Justice, Marina & The Diamonds, Shane MacGowan, Jamie Cullum, All Saints, The Corrs, Dizzie Rascal, BB King, Amy MacDonald, Texas, Ed Harcourt,Roky Erickson, Heather Nova, Josh Rouse, Rapheal Saadiq, The Pipettes, Skunk Anansie, Paradise Lost, Dropkick Murphys, Maria McKee, The Jayhawks, Of Montreal, Vue, Black Rebel Motorcykle Club, Inner Circle, Sierra Leones Reugee Allstars, The Inmates, The Misson, Buddy Guy, Amy Macdonald, Starsailor, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Buzzcocks, Saint Etienne, Leningrad Cowboys, Nick Lowe, Rosie Thomas, Beth Hart, Turbonegro, Hacienda Brothers, Electric Eel Shock, Gogol Bordello, Buck 65, The Be Good Tanyas , Mew, Drive By-Truckers etc. swedish acts: The Hives, Lykke Li, Robyn, Kent, The Sounds, Mando Diao etc
Though this is mainly a musical festival it includes a variety of other occurrences such as daytime theater, street artists, mimes, impersonators, escapologists e.t.c, as well as a large number of outdoor restaurants put up just for the event.
In short, the event is something out of the ordinary. Especially if you consider the fact that Jämtland has its own president, Ewert Ljusberg (just a spoof of course) who at precisely 00.00 on Saturday appears in front of 25 000 people at the town square to deliver his annual speech of freedom, humanity and solidarity. His entrances are usually quite spectacular. In 1996 he rode in on a seven ton elephant and 1999 he entered in a huge air balloon that landed at a house roof on the square.
Buy your ticket directly at our website . Tickets are also available at the gate.
Östersund is situated in the middle of Sweden, 6 ours by train or 55 minutes by airplane from Stockholm. Information in English available from tourist office. Tfn. +46- 63-14 40 01, Fax +46- 63-12 70 55
Storsjöyran. Prästgatan 40, 831 31 Östersund
Tfn: +46- 63- 12 00 76, Fax +46- 63- 12 02 67