Crowdfunded Backyard Sessions announce 2019 lineup

Backyard Sessions is a family friendly electronic music festival with a heart that beats for local Malmö based talent, mixed with some of the top International artists & producers from around the world. With over 75% of their initial €30,000 investment push secured there are just under  2 weeks left of the campaign to run, to raise the final 25%.

Set in picturesque Malmö, Sweden, the quaint (only 310,000 inhabitants) yet effervescent city boasts a rich and diverse multicultural tapestry of over 170  nationalities, almost ⅓ of the city being foreign-born. The all-encompassing festival showcases every aspect of lifestyle and culture with electronic music at its core, sat alongside street food vendors plus a host of entertainment and graffiti workshops (not forgetting a custom-built village for the younger attendees), all housed within Folkets Park – Malmös main community owned park in the heart of the city. The event organisers have a development plan in place for the festival with the aim to build the project upwards of 20,000 guests by 2022.

The festival’s main goal is to make high-quality electronic music available to everyone in a welcoming and safe environment. Backyard Sessions’ booking policy also aims to book 50% female acts each year, working longer term for a more balanced working environment in the electronic music scene. As part of the festival growth plan, they have launched a crowdfunding project with the aim of allowing festival attendees to be part of their story by investing in the project in return for shares in the festival. So far the crowdfunding campaign has secured €23,000 of their €30,000  minimum goal with 14 days left of the campaign. Early investors include a  number of Backyard Sessions regulars, a host of Swedish and Danish club and event promoters, as well as a number of artists connected to the HMWL label.

Backyard Sessions looks set then, for a bright future in Malmö’s burgeoning music scene. Ever dreamt of owning your own festival? Find out more about how to get involved here.

When: Sat 31st August – Sun 1st September

Phase 1 lineup:
Booka Shade
Culoe De Song
Kim Ann Foxman
La Fleur
Park Hye Jin
Tim Andresen


About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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