Although the true festival experience of Uma Obscura is hard to broadcast, we have some artists who have all done the second best thing to playing live, that is streaming/live recording their sets or other contributions.
Jätten was scheduled to play at Uma Obscura before the pandemic broke out. One performance was planned to be togheter with Donna rivjärn. But since the festival was postponed, they decided to instead record the DJ-set they had planned and publish it online during one of the days of the festival.
The mix consists of 30 minutes of westcoast electrofunk (or as people used to call it in Los Angeles, “workout music” beacuse of all the huffing and puffing 🙂 ). The lyrics by Donna Rivjärn are inspired by their harsh situation as temp workers during the pandemics and also the tension that comes out of not being able to be close to other people.*
We have released four dance workshops for this year’s Uma Obscura! They are tought by experienced dancers from the scene, namely Dud Muurmand and Ida & Maxx. There is something for everyone we believe and also both for beginners and more experienced dancers.
How about Gespenstertheater – or ”how to dance like a ghost” or a Dark Viking workshop where you learn to dance with a big cape or skirt in a mix of modern day’s Tribal Fusion together with ancient Ghawazee dance and Balkan Fusion – with a huge medieval Viking kick!
British legendary pagan gothic rock band Inkubus Sukkubus will be part of the line up for Uma Obscura 2020. They have been around since the 80’s in the scene and have performed world wide. Now, time for their first appearance in northern Sweden and Umeå.
Art Obscura continue to evolve and this year we welcome new artists to the line up, namely Dan Pålsson and the Cygne Noir photo exhibition and Olof Röckner, who explore different aspects and variations of the human skull as a symbol.
There will also be more skulls, as Hanna Rindeskog returns with her collection of skeletons and surrealism, and we also welcome back Anna Windseth with her art inspired by nature, animals, myths and fairytales.
This and more at the Art Obscura. The exhibitions will be open on both Friday April 3 and Saturday, April 4 this year and as usual there is free admittance during the day program!
We are releasing the first artists for Uma Obscura 2020! First out we have the honor of welcoming back to Umeå the legendary gothic rock band Two Witches from Finland!
As if that wasn’t enough we also release the first artists from the Dance Obscura program and we are proud to welcome new dancer Storm and veteran at Uma Obscura: Entropy – a bellydancer with a twist. Also, first name for the Art Obscura is Anna Windseth!
The Dark Sky event was a blast! Here is an aftermovie where you can see many of the participating artists and DJs as well as have a look at the marvellous art installations and general atmosphere of the event. Thanks go out to all who attended the event, all who supported the event and of course to our friends at Liquid Sky for making this a weekend to remember!
DUE TO THE SAS-AIRLINE-STRIKE THE SWORD DANCE WORKSHOP HA BEEN RESCHEDULED TO
SATURDAY MAY 4, 11.30-13.30
VENUE: MIKLAGÅRD, UMEÅ FOLKETS HUS.
(We also offer a refund of tickets if you cannot attend the rescheduled WS.)
The try out workshop from Thursday, may 2 at 8 pm is preliminary rescheduled to May 4, 4-5 pm, venue Miklagård, Umeå Folkets Hus.
Also: Neze has cancelled her participation in the Art Obscura exhibition.
We have released lots of new bookings and there is still some to come before the final lineup is ready. Tickets will be out very soon here on Uma Obscura, they have been delayed due to that we have been awaiting confirmation on some of the acts to be announced. Soon…Enjoy our first teaser trailer and please share it to your friends:
We are very proud to present VKgoeswild (Viktoriya Yermolyeva) at this year’s Uma Obscura 2019!
Viktoriya Yermolyeva (Vika) is VKgoeswild, a classical pianist who is also known worldwide for her metal covers. Her Youtube-channel is currently soon at 700 000 subscribers. She now visist Uma Obscura where she will give a concert including lots of metal and goth songs.