The Music Festival of the Future is Already Here.

Department is a festival for electronic music, founded in 2017. In addition to offering the best in swinging electronic music, we promote sustainability and equality. Every year, the festival gathers around 6,000 people in the same place for two packed days, at Långholmen in Stockholm. Over the years, artists such as Four Tet, Bicep, Fatima Osman, Princess Nokia, Tale Of Us, Röyksopp, MOLØ, and many more, have been on our stages.

 

How we think and act sustainably

We know there will be carbon dioxide emissions during a music festival. The solution is not to stop dancing and listening to music together, instead, we need to find smart solutions to minimize emissions. That's why every Department festival is one hundred percent vegan (= delicious and fresh vegan food from the country's best food trucks). We chose the location at Långholmen because it’s easy to access by bus, subway, bicycle, or on foot, and we don't have to use diesel generators. We recycle 95 percent of the material used for the festival, such as stage buildings, signs, entrances, and privacy screens. We work to ensure diversity among the artists represented on our stages. 

 

Behind Department

After long careers in the music industry, Karl Törnros and Calle Dernulf decided in 2016 to create a stage for Swedish and international electronic music. They envisioned a modern festival with the best genre artists and sustainability as a guiding light. Karl is the founder of Monstera Agency & promoters, one of Sweden's leading live music companies. He has extensive experience in booking artists in electronic music, including Four Tet, Bicep, Justice, and Jon Hopkins. He has also worked with artists like Frida Hyvönen, José Gonzáles, David Sandström, and I'm From Barcelona and co-founded the festival Dans Dakar. Calle is a music journalist and DJ, passionate about the electronic music scene. For over 20 years, he hosted and produced the programs P3 Dans and P3 Klubb on Swedish Radio P3, where he also interviewed creators and key people worldwide. In addition to being involved in running Department, he shares the story in the podcast Musik & Dernulf.

 

 

Department 2023

Thanks to everyone who attended for making this experience so incredibly special for all of us! Ahead of 2023, we're gearing up to find the perfect balance between offering great music and challenging artists. The music will continue to be in focus, and we will never let go of our passion to strive further and challenge ourselves and the industry to carry out the most sustainable festival. (Read more about our sustainability work here.) Keep your eyes open for more info and become a member to stay updated through our newsletter!

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2022

Maceo Plex, Off the Meds, Röyksopp, Alinka, Hanna Prescott b2b DJ Døden, Four Tet, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Avelon Emerson, Sebastian Mullaert LIVE b2b Johanna Knutsson, DJ Seinfeld, Viggo Dyst, Alma, Bella Boo, Calle Dernulf.
Stockholm

 

2021

Långholmen Edition - limited capacity with Covid tests. 
Peggy Gou, Solomun, DJ Seinfeld, Studio Barnhus, Nassim Mehran.

 

2020

2020 Digital Pandemic Strem Edition
La Fleur, Kornel Kovacs, Molø, Harald Björk Live.

 

2019

Adam Beyer, Axel Boman, Bicep, Culoe De Song, DJ Koze, Gerd Janson, Fatima Osman, Jeremy Olander, La Fleur, Linny Hex, Maceo Plex, MOLØ, Paula Temple, Sama', Yotto, Very Addictive.
Copenhagen, Stockholm

 

2018

Anja Schneider, Anna Kohlin, Baba Stiltz, Bella Sarris, DJ Clea, Damien Eie, DJ Hell, Emmi Friberg. Johannes Brecht (Live), Jon Hopkins (Dj set), Kornél Kovács, Magdalena, Miss Dilemma, Parallax Deep aka Maya Lourenço, Recondite (Live), Solomun, Todd Terje.

 

2017

Âme (live), Anna Kohlin, Axel Boman,  Cakes Da Killa, CVRL, Dixon, Gago Cuk, Gnucci, GRXGVR, HVOB, Iller The Abstract Giraffe - Olof Melander, Johanna Knutsson, Joris Voorn, Linny Hex, Lukas Nystrand von Unge, Mai Nestor, Marlena Lampinen, Mash Up International, Max Lindevall, Maya Lourenço, Mirja, ModVo, Nadja Chatti, Paul Kalkbrenner (Live), Pedrodollar, Peggy Gou, Planningtorock, Princess Nokia, Sissel Wincent, Stefflon Don, Sthlm Murder Girls, S U R V I V E, Tale Of Us, Underworld, Y+M, -1991-, art installation by Alexandra Karpilovski.

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