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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.

Artist references 1983-2015

Lady Gaga, Bryan Adams, Sting, Alice Cooper, Suede, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Kings of Leon, Pet Shop Boys, Blondie, Big Boi, Motörhead, The Prodigy, The Darkness, The Pretenders, Kris Kristofferson, Glasvegas, Melanie C, Bad Religion, Pulp, Rival Sons, BB King, Solomon Burke, Clarence Clemons, Ron Sexsmith, The Magic Numbers, Dixie Hummingbirds, Teenage Fanclub, Phoenix, Justice, Marina & The Diamonds, Crystal Castles, Shane MacGowan, Jamie Cullum, All Saints, The Corrs, Dizzie Rascal, 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 etc.

Dates 2016

The festival 2016 is held 29-30 of july.


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 earlier you can change these to a festival wristband from July 29th. 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, at local shops or at the tourist information office.

Prices (2015)

2-day ticket…………………………….1150 SEK

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

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


Additional ticket information:

– Children born 2002 or later are not allowed to visit the festival alone but may enter for free with a guardian.
– The stages in Storsjöteatern and has a limited amount of seats.


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.


In collaboration with some of the best restaurants 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 24 July -Tuesday 28 July 11-01

Wednesday 29 July 11-02
Thursday 30 July 11- 18, 19-02
Friday 31 of july 11-18, 19-02
Saturday 1 Aug 11-18, 19-02
Sunday 2 Aug 11-18


Local busservices

For information about public transportations during the festival, please visit

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


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.


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.


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.

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.


The closest pharmacy is Hjärtat (adress Prästgatan 40, open weekdays 9:30-18, Saturdays 9:30-16).

Lost and found

The policestation are open Monday-Friday 9:30-16 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.



Storsjöyran. Prästgatan 40, 831 31 Östersund
Tfn: +46- 63- 12 00 76, Fax +46- 63- 12 02 67