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.

2024 year’s festival will take place August 5-11.

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

Board Martin Lindman (chairman), Pia Granath (secretary), Maria Gull, Mats O Hansson, Esaias Järnegard, Owe Lundin, Paula Af Malmborg Ward, Jarl Bill and Christina Nyhage
Responsible for the artistic content Esaias Järnegard

Webmaster and visual design Leif Haglund, urbane guerilla design group
Technician Tomas Ferngren
Co-Ordinator in Kalv – Maria Gull
Documentation Esaias Järnegard and Mats O Hansson
Tickets and crew – Jarl, Andreas, Jonathan, Othilia and Jenny Bill

The Kalv festival is made possible through collaborations with:
Västra Götalandsregionen, Swedish Arts council, The Swedish performing arts agency, Svenljunga municipality, Tore G Wärenstam foundation, Goethe Institut, 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.