Nils and Jon new Humlan producers

Nils Andrén och Jon Jonsson Sandström

From September 1st the new employees of Humlan will be installed at the Humlan office. It is with great confidence we have employed these new producers who both have a great commitement to culture and hearts beating for non-profit organizations such as Humlan.

The new producers will be Nils Andrén and Jon Jonsson Sandström. Nils Andrén latest job was as a producer for the Trästock festival in Skellefteå, and Jon Jonsson Sandström has just worked both at non-profit music café Nyfiket in Rättvik and as a self-emplyed translator. (more…)

Kvelertak to Umeå


Kvelertak shows no sign of letting go of their strangle hold of the neck of heavy metal. With their latest album Natteferd they continue their brutal brew of norwegian death metal-tradition combined with punk and hardcore. The 20th of October you will see them take over Väven. Ticket release next week. See you there.

Veronica Maggio-concert in Umeå

Veronica Maggio

Veronica Maggio’s live concerts has been widely critically acclaimed, “Best in Sweden” according to music magazine GAFFA, and she’s the most played female artist in the nordic contries on Spotify. Tickets will be released on August 17th at 9 AM via

Silvana Imam

Silvana Imam

When you see Silvana you see your own struggles, your own background, your own love. Silvana Imam is your voice, your raised fist. Your feet leading you forward, away and back again. And you are Silvana, her voice is your voice.

This fall she will be adding a few more dates for live shows. Make a mark in your calendar: o November 18th she will take over the Idun theater. See you there.

Iiris Viljanen supporting act to Ane Brun


The critics are agreed. What Iiris Viljanen creates is something very, very special. We can only join the choir, and with great pleasure annonce that she will return to Umeå as soon as this fall, after the much appriciated concert at the Umeå Open Festival this spring. This time supporting none other than Ane Brun. The concert on september 24th couldn’t possibly get any better.

Eva Dahlgren to Umeå


Eva Dahlgren is finally back! Her long awaited and critically acclaimed new album released in april last year was followed by only four tour stops. Now it’s finally confirmed that the tour will be extended, and Eva Dahlgren will go on a tour in all of Scandinavia this fall with a stop in Umeå on November 8th. Tickets are released on Wednesday 25th of May at 10 AM.

Tonbruket confirmed for Umeå


I collaboration with Umeå Jazzstudio we present one of the most exciting concerts of the upcoming fall: Tonbruket, at Studion, on October 6th at 8 PM. Write it down in your calendar at once. They have updated their repertoar with he new album Forevergreens, wich is their most free spirited album yet. In Tonbruket-measures, that is. The sharpness of the details are still significant as the navigate and blend genres such as rock, jazz, kraut and avantgarde into the machinery that is Tonbruket. Tickets are now available via Biljettcentrum.

Thank you and goodbye!

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A big thank you to all of you that we’ve been som lucky to work with these last years. It has been a blast, and we are both proud and happy over everything that we’ve managed to create togheter. But everything has it’s time, and now the time has come for us to pass this mission on to new talents.

We’ll still be around this summer, but in the fall there will be new employees taking over. Who they will be is not decided yet, but if you are up for one of the most important culture-jobs in Umeå, or if you have a friend that you think would fit, the application is open until the 20th of May. You can read more and apply here!

No matter who takes over, you can still reach Humlan via the e-mail adress We of course hope that you will enjoy working with the new staff, in the same great way that we got to work with you!


All the best,

David Forsman and Elenor Nordström