The 17th Kalvfestival 12-15 augusti 2021

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.

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Varberg Chamber Choir and Gageego!

This year, the festival ends with a large-scale concert in Kalv’s Kyrka: Varberg chamber choir, organist Johannes Landgren and Gageego! under the direction of conductor Gunno Palmquist!

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Program announcement 2022!

This year we announce Utopica Futura! Utopica as its etymological, no-place, as an echo of the music we have given space to for so many years…

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The Kalv Festival 2022 takes place 11-14 August!

This year, utopias are invited, the future is suggested. We mix music from the last millennium with the newly written.


Now the 2021 Kalv Festival begins!

This year's Kalv Festival will be inaugurated on Thursday 12 August at 19.00. Four festival days filled with…

This year's artists