Storsjöyran Festival - in English

Safety

Visiting a festival is supposed to be fun and safe. That’s a given. That’s why we use special safety fences and other equipment designed for big crowds.

Our staff working near the stages are trained in basic healthcare and experts at handle pressure from the audience. Their policy is to work proventing accidents and to lift people out of the audience before a situation turns critical.

Healthcare tents are located close to the big stage on Stortorget, in Badhusparken and on the festivalcamping. In these you’ll find healthcare professionals.

The Red Cross first aid group are also available in the festival area.

 

Entrances.

There is three entrances to the festival area; entering from Prästgatan, Samuel Permansgatan or Frösön (from the pedestrian bridge). There’s also a passageway if you enter through the festival camping.

 

Tickets

When entering the festival all tickets are replaced with festival wristbands which entitles free passage in and out of the festivale area. To make sure to get tickets please make your purchase in good time.

If you buy a ticket for both Thursday and Friday you can change these to a festival wristband from July 23th. Just visit our booths on Stortorget during the afternoon. This way you won’t have to bother with the ticket trade when entering the festival later.

Tickets can be bought on our webpage yran.se, at local shops or at the tourist information office.

 

Prices

2-day ticket............................1130 SEK

2-day ticket including camping.....1.330 SEK

1-day ticket, Friday or Saturday....655 SEK

Youth ticket, Friday or Saturday....555 (Youth tickets are only sold on Östersunds Tourist information office starting July 22th and are only available for visitors born 1997-1999.

 

A service fee of 40 SEK will be added to each amount.

A 2-day ticket also gives you access to Klubbland, our pre-festival on 24-25 July. Without you can still access the different shows during Klubbland but to the cost of 150 SEK/show.

 

Additional ticket information:

- Children born 2000 or later are not allowed to visit the festival alone but may enter for free with a guardian.

- The festival camping have a age-limit of 15 years old.

- The stages in Storsjöteatern and during Klubbland has a limited amount of seats.

 

Availability

Wheelchair platforms are provided near the stages on Stortorget and Badhusparken. Toilets for people with disabilities are located on Krogstråket and in Storsjöteatern.

 

Sound levels

We follow the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Swedish national board of health, Socialstyrelsen. Earplugs are sold by vendors around the festival area.

 

Waterstations

Access to fresh water can be found on two locations of the festvalarea; one in the upper part of Stortorget and one in Badhusparken below the railway. Please bring an empty bottle.

 

Cash machines

At the upper part of Stortorget there is several ATM’s. Even more machines are available at Storgatan and Prästgatan, in close connection to the festivalarea.

 

Photographing at the festival

You are of course allowed to bring your camera to the festival. But if you take pictures of other visitors or artists and these pictures are used in a commercial purpose or are posed on the internet the person in the picture must have given her approval.

 

Pharmacies

The closest pharmacy is located in the shopping mall Kärnan (adress Prästgatan 45, open weekdays 10-18, Saturdays 10-16, Sundays 12-26).

 

Lost and found

The policestation are open Monday-Friday 10-16 and both Saturday and Sunday 10-16. The adress is Fyrvallavägen 4.

 

On Storsjöyran it is forbidden to...

...bring alcoholic beverages into the festival area

...bring glassbottles, cans or other objects that can be used to harm others.

...to bring sharp objects such as scissors or corkscrews.

...to bring umbrellas (this is due to the risk of eyeinjuries, we recommend using waterproof clothes instead).

...to climb trees or lampposts

...to swim in Storsjön (it might be glass on the ground)

...to anchor boats in connection to the festivalarea.

 

Krogstråket

In collaboration with some of the best restaurateurs in Jämtland and Sweden we every year build a very special part of the festivalarea called Krogstråket. Set on the harbor of Östersund seven restaurants opens up temporary filials. During ten days you can enjoy great food in an unique environment.

 

Krogstråket is open:

Friday 19 juli 11.00-01.00

Saturday 20 juli 11.00-01.00

Sunday 21 juli 11.00-01.00

Monday 22 juli 11.00-01.00

Tuesday 23 juli 11.00-01.00

Wednesday 24 juli 11.00-01.00

Thursday 25 juli 11.00-02.00

Friday 26 juli 11.00-02.00

Saturday 27 juli 11.00-02.00

Sunday 28 juli 11.00-18.00

 

Klubbland

Storsjöyran starts at July 26th, but we like to start the party a bit earlier to warm up. That’s what Klubbland is for, a sort of a preparty in different locations all over our city.

Klubbland is a mix of great, fun and exciting events all over the city. Our ambition is to use as much of our beautiful environment as possible.

With a 2-day ticket you’ll access all of Klubbland for free, without you can still access the different shows during Klubbland but to the cost of 150 SEK/show.

 

The festival camping

When entering the camping your ticket is exchanged to a festival wristband. This wristband is for campers only, regular festival visitors does not have access to the camping area.

The camping area have service all day around. Breakfast and fastfood are being sold, you can charge your phone and borrow a space for a barbecue. Toilets and showers are of course provided and free of charge.

 

If you have a 2-day ticket without camping access this can be added. Just visit our staff at the camping and they’ll change your ticket or wristband for only 200 SEK extra.

Campingaccess can also be added to a Saturday ticket.

 

Additional facts about the camping...

- The age limit for campers are 15 years old.

- The camping opens at Wednesday July 24th at 15.00

- If you wish to bring a housecar or a trailer an additional fee of 100 SEK is added. This can be payed at the arrival.

- Carparking is available in connection to the campingarea.

- The passage between the camping and the festivalarea are during the festival closed from 17 o’clock to the opening of the festival.

 

Local busservices

For information about public transportations during the festival, please visit lanstrafiken-z.se or stadsbussarna.se

 

Travel to the festival

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

 

Contact:

Storsjöyran. Prästgatan 40, 831 31 Östersund

Tfn: +46- 63- 12 00 76, Fax +46- 63- 12 02 67

E-mail: yran@storsjoyran.se

 

Some of the confirmed acts of 2013

Alice Cooper (US), Bad Religion (US), In Flames, First Aid Kit, Crystal Castles (CAN), Mando Diao, etc. See the hole list on the startpage

 

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

 

Festival history

The festival Storsjöyran started 1983 and is held in the town center of Östersund, Sweden.

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.