Guy playing rounders.

Photo: Philip Avesand, Visit Umeå

Brännbollsyran Moves Downtown

Brännbollsyran is back after the corona pandemic, but on new festival grounds. From this year, northern Sweden's largest festival will be held at Hedlunda. This year's lineup sends a message with headliners like Macklemore and Tiësto.

From the third to the fifth of June, the Hedlunda area in central Umeå will be transformed into one of Sweden's largest festival grounds, and will be full of people and music until late at night. The reason for the move is that new homes will be built on Petrus Laestadius väg, where the old festival area was located. The festival is being moved in order to eventually grow into one of Scandinavia's largest festivals.

Star-studded days

Brännbollsyran is northern Sweden's largest festival with 16,500 tickets sold in 2019 (per day). The festival has had its current form since 2013 and lasts for three days. Artists such as Zara Larsson, Kygo, Veronica Maggio and The Chainsmokers have previously performed at the festival. In 2020 and 2021, the festival was canceled due to the corona pandemic, so the hype is great this year when world artists such as Macklemore and DJ Tiësto visit Umeå. Extra buses will run every ten minutes between Mariehemsängarna where the rounders cup is being played and the festival grounds at Hedlunda. In the festival area inside Hedlundadungen, there will also be a campsite for visitors.

more than just a festival

Brännbollsyran offers a unique combination of the World Cup of rounders during the day and world-class festival gigs in the evening. Brännbollsyran was founded in 1974 and was originally a pure cup in Brännboll which received official World Cup status in 1997. The cup is arranged at Mariehemsängarna. Most recently, over 300 teams participated, and the final was played in front of 12,000 spectators. This year's group game begins on Friday morning, June 3, and ends with the prestigious final on June 5, at 14.00.

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