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The Hultsfred Festival (Hultsfredsfestivalen in Swedish) is an annual music festival held in Hultsfred, Sweden. It takes place at the lake Hulingen during three days in the June or July, from Thursday to Saturday. Since the first festival in 1986, its attendance has increased from 7,500 visitors to approximately 32,000 people in 2005. Due to an increase of ticket pricing and what the public recognized as a poor line-up in 2007, festival attendance has been declining in recent years. The festival went bankrupt in 2010 and the whole event was cancelled that year, but it was resurrected already by 2011.
With its five different stages, the Hultsfred Festival hosts a large number of bands per year (154 in 2007) from all over Scandinavia and the world alike.
Due to declining ticket sales, the festival was cancelled 2010 and the company behind it, Rockparty, filed for bankruptcy.
In 2013 Hultsfred Festival moved to Stockholm.