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Heartland Festival 2018

Artistic and inquisitive music, art, lectures and food


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The Basics

31 May - 2 June 2018
Kværndrup, Denmark

Heartland Festival is an eclectic music, visual and culinary arts festival and lecture series in Kværndrup, Denmark. Taking place on the island of Funen, this festival is an inquisitive escape from the doldrums of everyday life.

Confronting all senses, Heartland comprises of music, art and lecture programs, as well as gourmet food and wine, with organisers curating lineups of creative and influential artists and thinkers across all fields.

Taking place on the lush grounds of Egeskov Castle, a preserved Renaissance water castle, and welcoming around 6,000 people per day, the festival has a particularly vivacious atmosphere.


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  • Music
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • The The
  • Van Morrison
  • Grizzly Bear
  • C.V. Jørgensen
  • Lykke Li
  • Rag'n'Bone Man
  • Benal
  • Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
  • Patti Smith and Her Band
  • Marie Key
  • Liss
  • Mew
  • AV AV AV
  • When Saints Go Machine
  • Søren Huss
  • Slowdive
  • Pussy Riot
  • Omar Souleyman
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Alex Cameron
  • Peter Sommer
  • Jonah Blacksmith
  • Kiriyama Family

+ more to be announced

  • Talks
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Slavoj Žižek
  • Günter Wallraff
  • Kristian Husted
  • Mithu Sanyal
  • Bodil Pedersen
  • Thomas F. Borgen

+ more to be announced

  • Art
  • Ditte Gantriis
  • Lea Guldditte Hestelund
  • Marie Thams
  • Kirsten Astrup

+ more artists to be announced

The Venue

Heartland Festival 2018

Egeskov Castle
Egeskov Gade 18
5772 Kværndrup

Heartland Festival takes place on the lush grounds of Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved water Renaissance castle. The site features intact parks, a moat and a maze from the 1700s, as well as Renaissance architecture. 

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