How to go to Clandestino Botnik (Bottna/Gerlesborg)
Since 2009 we have been arranging a festival excursion to Botnik Studios in Bottna and Gerlesborg, which is about 1,5 hrs drive north of Göteborg. Clandestino Botnik takes place 24-26th of July 2015. The exact adress is  Skärholmen Övergård 2, 457 48 Hamburgsund [MAP]. One of our partners is Gerlesborgsskolan where part of the programme takes place (including the concert with Kasai Allstars 1 of July).

Tent town
Included in the prize to the festival there is a space for tenters close to the festival area. Accommodation at closest hostels are usually occupied by over hundred artists that participate during the festival weekend in Bottna. Please leave no garbage in the surrounding nature. Thank you!

Festival bus from Göteborg
The best way to get from Göteborg to Clandestino Botnik is with the festival bus (Festivalbussen). | Get you ticket here

RättBuss from Stockholm
From Stockholm to Clandestino Botnik we collaborate with the amazing RättBuss | Bus & Festival tickets you find here

Clandestino Festival is an alternative music festival that also includes other art forms and talks, that has taken place in Göteborg since 2003. The festival features international artists from places that are shaped by the the waves of global migration, creating a new alternative to commercial mainstream culture.

One of the original motifs was to bring attention to the case of Peter Ekwiri who was incorrectly deported to Ghana, even though he came from Uganda and Sudan,  after having been refused asylum in Sweden.

The festival reaches beyond multi-culturalism and fights the new faces of racism. It takes place at the center of migration and pluralism and challenges dominating ideas of cultural differences. The project in its entirety inspires to think rethink differences between people, beyon exotism, victimization and demonization.

By means of a genre defying electronic uproar, a posing of known and future legends, underground academic excursions and suggestive sound art, Clandestino Festival creates a different heart beat.

Over the years we have had the honor to present artsists such as  Lee “Scratch” Perry, Anoushka Shankar, Orchestra Baobab, Fatoumata Diawara, Buju Banton, Hindi Zahra, Konono N° 1, José González, Susheela Raman, Little Dragon, Shangaan Electro, Khaira Arby, Wu Fei, Junip, Talvin Singh, Fun^da^mental, Nisennenmondai, Le peuple de l’herbe, Batida, Débruit & Alsahra, Tori Ensemble and Tinariwen. Among many writers and artists we have presented are Nawal El Saadawi, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Trinh T Minh-ha most known.

Previous editions:
Clandestino Festival 2014
Clandestino Festival 2013
Clandestino Festival 2012
Clandestino Festival 2011
Clandestino Festival 2010
Clandestino Festival 2009
Clandestino Festival 2008
Clandestino Festival 2007
Clandestino Festival 2006
Clandestino Festival 2005
Clandestino Festival 2004
Clandestino Festival 2003

There is no general rule about how old you have to be to attend our events. Certain restrictions for people younger than 18 years apply to venues that serve alcohol, due to Swedish alcohol legislation. For more information please contact the venue in question.

Clandestino Festival is arranged by the non-profit organisation Clandestino Institut, with support from Västra Götalandsregionens Kulturnämnd, Göteborgs Stads Kulturnämnd and Statens Kulturråd. Artistic director: Aleksander Motturi. Project coordinators: Markus Görsch, My Larsson, Jonas Abrahamsson and Jenny Lindblad. Writing: Markus Görsch. Grafic design: Milena Karlsson. Economy: Silva Hildebrand. Web: Jesper Lind, Erik Grettve and Johan Grettve, Nodestar. Documentation: Kari Jantzén, Damien Priest, David Márques López, Linda Hofvander, Nora Bencivenni, Roozbeh Behtaji, Amanda Johansson & Lotta Andersson. Advisory Board: Dave Watts, Edda Manga, Michael Azar, Mattias Gardell, Stefan Jonsson, Majsa Allelin, Nils Olsson, Daniel Lemma, Noah Tewolde, My Andrén Rosenlind, Mara Lee, Andrzej Tichý, Nathalie Bödtker-Lund. A big megahyperthanks to all volunteers.

For the latest updates, please sign up to our newsletter (see above) and like us on facebook. Questions? info [at] clandestinofestival [dot] org. Letters, postcards: Clandestino Institut, Stigbergstorget 8, 414 63 Göteborg, Sweden.



Djurgårdsgatan 13, 414 62
Thursday 4 June – Friday 5 June

Near Stigbergstorget
Friday 5 June

Fiskhamnsgatan 43, 414 58
Friday 5 June – Saturday 6 June

Fiskhamnsgatan 41, 414 58
Saturday 6 June