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Mundekulla Festival, Aug 7-11, 2019

"Fronteers of sustainability"

Welcome to the Mundekulla Festival
Every year, around 300 people gather at beautiful Mundekulla ECO Retreat Center in the south of Sweden for the annual Mundekulla Festival, an exciting event filled with over 30 splendid musicians and workshop leaders. In August 2018, the festival will be held for the 20th year in a row, celebrating the development of this place and life itself with a focus on sustainable living and the connection with other people. The theme of the year is "Reconciliation and Celebration"
As a participant in the Mundekulla Festival, you will automatically become an active co-creator rather than a passive spectator. During the days, you can take part in our workshops and in the evenings, you can enjoy concerts with amazing bands and musicians from far and near, which will be alternated with an open stage.

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Background
Over the years, many wonderful musicians, workshop leaders and visitors have contributed to the warm atmosphere that characterizes every music festival at Mundekulla. It has been an exciting journey, from the run-down, abandoned house that we bought in 1998, to the retreat centre that we have developed gradually over the years, by combining genuine building tradition with sustainable innovation. Our organic food has become an important ingredient and our latest project was to cover the roof of our barn with solar panels. The festival is seasoned with meetings between different generations and nationalities as well as between the city and the countryside. The festival is completely drug- and alcohol-free and invites people of all ages. It has even been awarded as Sweden’s most sustainable festival.

 -Listen to rock legend Dan Reed’s tribute to Mundekulla

Daily Program
During the festival, you will encounter heartdance, singing, dancing, music, an open stage, creativity, ceremonies, yoga, meditation, stillness, sharing, chanting, djembe and didgeridoo. All activities take place indoors in our beautiful barns and meeting halls, built with sustainable building techniques. Many of our participants have expressed their appreciation for Mundekulla’s beautiful surroundings, with its natural swimming ponds and cultural landscape.
This festival is one of its kind and invites people from different cultures, ages and backgrounds. Even if you come here alone, you can be sure to leave Mundekulla with many new friends. 
All concerts, workshops and a camping space are included in the festival ticket.

- Participants 2019-
50 workshop leaders altogether

James F. Twyman  – Concert and Workshops
James F. Twyman is the best-selling author of ten books, including Emissary of Light and The Art of Spiritual Peacemaking. He’s also an internationally renowned “Peace Troubadour” who has the reputation for drawing millions of people together in prayer to positively influence crises throughout the world. He has been invited by the leaders of Iraq, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia to perform The Peace Concert—often while conflicts raged in those areas. He has performed at the United Nations, the Pentagon, and other venues. James is also the executive producer and co-writer of the feature film Indigo, and the director of Indigo Evolution and the documentary The Moses Code.

Peter Elmberg – Concert and Workshops
Peter Elmberg founded Mundekulla Music Festival together with Anne Solveig (see below) in 1999. After studying Native American history in the United States in 1996, Peter spent a year in solitude in a tiny ten-square-meter cabin in Mundekulla. Since then, Mundekulla has gradually grown into the retreat centre it is today. Peter has written more than 700 songs and recorded over 20 albums. In 2007, his song ‘Now is the time’ was described as ‘the best song ever’ in one the Sweden’s biggest magazines. In the spring of 2008, he recorded the album Songs for Tibet with some of Sweden’s most prominent musicians to promote the peaceful way of the Tibetans, and he performed 'A Song for Tibet' when Dalai Lama visited Stockholm in 2011. At the festival, Peter will, among other things, play a concert, share his Mindfulness songs inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, organize morning meetings and lead men’s circles on the theme "Man in mission".  – Read more

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Sebastian Mullaert (from Minilogue) – Electronic Dance Music
We are happy to announce that Sebastian Mullaert will make a unique appearance at this year’s festival after touring all over the world, both as a live musician and as a DJ, with a focus on dancing and what it can remind us of. On Saturday night he will play underneath the stars at the amphitheatre, sharing his own dance music around the campfire.
Sebastian has been playing music in different forms since he was seven years old. For the past eighteen years, he has been focusing on electronic dance music, in the legendary duos Son Kite and Minilogue. For the last couple of years, he has mostly performed as a solo musician under his own name. Sebastian is also an active meditator, inspiring people to use music as a way to reach higher levels of consciousness.
 – Listen to Sebastian's music on Soundcloud or watch a live concert from Berlin

Anne Solveig

Anne Solveig – Concert and Workshops
Anne Solveig built Mundekulla Retreat Centre together with Peter and wrote one of the most popular Mundekulla songs, ‘A Feeling of Joy’, which has spread far beyond the borders of Sweden. It is also the title of the album she has recorded together with Peter. Anne will be performing songs from her new album Shine, a collection of some of her best songs.
She will also exhibit some of her beautiful paintings in the Mundekulla Gallery and her art products will be available for purchase in the shop. Anne regularly organizes retreats for women in Mundekulla and during the festival, she will lead a Shine Sister workshop and a Shine Sister singing workshop together with Eva Cederblad. A few days before the festival, Anne and Eva will also hold a Shine Sister celebration course with singing and circle dancing.
 – Read more

Jenny Wessel – Yin yoga, Nia Dance and singing
Jenny Weessel will share Yib yoga during the festival. Yoga as well as dancing has also been an important part of Mundekulla Music Festival. Jenny loves dancing and is the owner of the popular Nia Movement Center in Gothenburg, Sweden, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. Nia initially stood for Non-Impact Aerobics, a health and fitness initiative that emerged in the 80’s and evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings. Drawing inspiration from dancing, martial arts and relaxation exercises, Nia is a fun way to exercise and stay healthy. Jenny also has a great singing voice, which we hope to hear more of at the Open Stage during the festival.  – Watch a video of a Nia workout

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Anders Nyberg - Choir workshops
Anders Nyberg is a co-procucer of the famous Swedish Movie "As in heaven" that has been seen by more than 10 % of the Swedish population (Most seen ever in Swedish film history). The main character of the movie is a choir leader that moves back to his hometown making big succuess both on an inner and outer level, this story is very much like Anders who after years in South Africa moved home to a small village of Dalarna (eastern Sweden). Anders' songs and music have touched thousands of people and choirs in Sweden and around the world. We are very happy that he recently made choral arrangements to some of the Mundekulla songs which will be offered as workshops during the Festival. 
Together with Peter Elmberg (Mundekulla) he did a pilgrimage with song and concerts during 5 months from Trondheim (Norway) to Copenhagen in 2012. Now they have continued through Denmark and are now walking in Germany performing and walking.. for peace. Read more at  www.peaceofmusic.com 


Magnus Bengtsson – Circus for the Children  
One of the heroes of the festival is Magus Bengtsson, who runs a circus school for children, teenagers – and grown-ups !
While most adults run from workshop to workshop, Magnus teaches acrobatics, joggling, summersaults and a lot of other fun activities that most grown-ups have since long forgotten. But luckily, the children still know how to play!
And at the end of the festival they will perform a circus show, which is one of the highlights of the festival.

Watch a video

There will be more activities for children and youth during the festival.

Enthusiasts Meetup – Make Your Dream Come True

One of the recurring events of the music festival is the Enthusiasts meetup, where you will be able to hear about interesting projects taking place around Sweden and the world – and maybe tell us about your project. This is a way to process all the impressions of the festival and put our own dreams and ideas into words. After all the inspiring concerts, workshops and lectures, this gathering is usually one of the most popular events of the festival. 

-Official Information-

Reserve a Ticket:
Online Booking 
info@mundekulla.se

Food
Food and beverage will be served in Mundekulla’s restaurant and cafe.
Food tickets for the whole festival can be booked in advance on our online booking page

Accomodation in Mundekulla
– Camping (a tent space is included in the festival ticket)
– Dormitory and private rooms(100 beds available through the booking form)
 

Peter and Anne (Mundekulla) meet with Dalai Lama, 2002
Peter and Anne (Mundekulla) meet with Dalai Lama, 2002