Lodgings in Umeå
Mass lodgings are available on Friday and Saturday for 100 SEK per night per person, at Hedlunda school (Hedlundaskolan) about 17 minutes by foot from the venue (Folkets hus).
A few classrooms will be made available, as well as a small gymnastics hall, were you can sleep on the floor. There are showers for everyone in the gym. Bring your own sleeping bag, mat, etc! Unfortunately alla cooking is strictly forbidden in the school due to fire safety rules, and there will not be any breakfast service available during the festival.
To book mass lodgings, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Owen Laws, 070-60 99 678). Write the names of everyone in your group and a cell phone number to at least one person in the group. Preliminary bookings are fine even if you don't know the exakt number of people in your group. Here's a google map of important places during the festival.
If you wish to have a more comfortable stay we have arranged a discount price at the nearby Comfort Hotel Winn, 795 SEK for singel, 895 SEK for double room. Be sure to use the booking code "UMEFOLK" BEFORE searching for available dates and rooms on the website! Don't wait to book, these rooms go fast!
Other low cost options only 5 minutes from the festival are Umeå Vandrarhem and Norrland YMCA Hostel (Swedish only website), and there are many other quality hotells in the center of town just minutes away from the festival.
Umeå Folkets hus is situated at "Vasaplan", the downtown hub for city busses. The regional bus station and train station are only about 5 minutes away by foot. Umeå airport is 10-20 minutes away by airport bus or taxi.