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 info@humlan.org. 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

TAW + Mauro Scocco + Kleerup

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Tomas Andersson Wij, Mauro Scocco and Kleerup. All three, on the same stage in Umeå the 19th of may. A unique concert where they play their own music, interpret each others and accompanie each other, mixed with talk about creating music, life and love. The constellation has already sold out Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in no time. The 19th of May they will be in Umeå!

Ane Brun at Idun in September

Ane Brun

Mark the 24th of September in your calendar. That’s when Ane Brun will come to Umeå. This mighty singer that keeps impressing us. She has six albums in her catalouge, she has toured with Peter Gabriel, she has been acclaimed and awarded, and a few years ago she celebrated 10 years as an artist. With her distinct voice and amazing songs like “To let myself go”, “Temporary dive”, “Humming one of your songs” and “You lit my fire”, just to mention a few, we are already starting to long for this evening! (more…)