Bråvalla Festival

Bråvalla Festival was a Swedish four-day music festival that was held annually. It was Sweden's biggest and most popular music festival. It was held at Bråvalla flygflottilj outside of Norrköping. The inaugural season of the festival was from 27 to 29 June 2013. It headlined Rammstein, Green Day and Avicii in additions to tens of artists and acts. The second season was held between the 26 June and 28 June 2014 and was headlined by Iron Maiden, Kanye West and Kings of Leon. The third season of the festival was held between 25–27 June in 2015. It was headlined by Robbie Williams, Muse and Calvin Harris. The fourth season was held between 30 June – 2 July in 2016.[1][2] The fifth and last season was held between 28 June – 1 July in 2017.[3][4]

Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day at the Bråvalla festival in 2013
Rammstein at the festival in 2013

The hosts, FKP Scorpio, estimated about 40,000 people would attend the festival in 2013 but eventually 51,590 tickets were sold.[5] This record was again broken in 2014 when 51,683 tickets were sold.[6][7]

On 27 June 2014, several people were injured during the festival when lightning struck and one person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.[7][8]

On July 1, 2017 FKP Scorpio announced that Bråvalla will not take place in 2018 due to a number of sexual assaults.[9]

Festival by year 2013-presentEdit

# Year Dates Guests Headliners Notable acts Ticket price in Swedish krona
1 2013 27–29 June 51 590 Avicii, Green Day and Rammstein Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, In Flames, A Day To Remember, Volbeat, Armin van Buuren, Paramore, The Gaslight Anthem, Mando Diao, Ghost, Bad Religion, Bullet For My Valentine
2 2014 26–28 June 56 071 Iron Maiden, Kanye West and Kings of Leon Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, M.I.A., The Offspring, Alesso, Bring Me The Horizon, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Belle & Sebastian, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
3 2015 25–27 June 50 703 Calvin Harris, Muse and Robbie Williams In Flames, Kent, Sabaton, Deadmau5, Faith No More, All Time Low, Lars Winnerbäck, Wu-Tang Clan, A Day To Remember, Rise Against, Lamb of God, Major Lazer Zara Larsson 2 290
4 2016 30 June - 2 July 52 317 Rammstein, Mumford & Sons and Volbeat Tenacious D, Zara Larsson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Hardwell, Veronica Maggio, Nightwish, Biffy Clyro, Bring Me The Horizon, Wiz Khalifa, Bullet For My Valentine, Afrojack, Lukas Graham, Editors, Five Finger Death Punch, The 1975, At The Drive-In, Bastille, August Burns Red
5 2017 28 June - 1 July 45 162 [3] System of a Down, Linkin Park, Martin Garrix, Alesso and Scooter Sabaton, Suicideboys, Skindred, Rae Sremmurd, Mac Miller, Die Antwoord, Stormzy, Kreator, Travis Scott, Skepta, The Killers, Nause, Yung Lean, Prophets of Rage [4][10]

StagesEdit

  • Panorama - The main stage of the festival.
  • Luna - A stage very similar to Panorama when it comes to size.
  • Juno - A smaller stage next to Panorama.
  • Sensation - This stage is the home of electronic dance music.
  • Pacific - A smaller music stage located inside a tent.
  • Norrköping Lounge - This stage is an indoor stand-up comedy stage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maggio slår Bråvalla-rekord - Bråvalla Festival - Norrköpings Tidningar". Nt.se. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  2. ^ "Bråvalla festival 2014 - Upplev Norrköping". Upplev.norrkoping.se. Retrieved 2014-06-27.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Berglund, Björn (20 June 2018). "Bråvalla lägger ner för gott" [Bråvalla shuts down for good]. Götebors-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Bråvalla 2017 – alla artister och tider" [Bråvalla 2017 - all artists and times]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 21 June 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Nyheter - Norrköpings Tidningar". Nt.se. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  6. ^ "Bråvalla slår publikrekord igen | Rockbjörnen | Musik | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  7. ^ a b "Lightning strikes Bråvalla music festival - The Local". Thelocal.se. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  8. ^ "Festival-goer 'critical' after lightning strike - Göteborg Daily". Goteborgdaily.se. Archived from the original on 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  9. ^ "Bråvalla ställs in nästa år efter anmälda sexbrott". Svenska dagbladet. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Bråvalla". Bråvallafestivalen (in Swedish). FKP Scorpio. Archived from the original on 24 August 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.