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The Uma Obscura experience online

Donna rivjärn (press), Jätten. Foto Jaq studios. Courtesy of Jätten.

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.*

Jätten och donna rivjärn: The uma obscura-mix 2020:

Also Two Witches did a live stream and interview on Saturday, April 4, the same day they were supposed to be playing at Uma Obscura:


The program is out!

The program folder and the time schedules for the festival are out now and can be found in the menu under ”program 2020”.

Also, for those of you who are concerned about if Uma Obscura will be affected by the Corona virus, we have included an information section that can be found through a link on the program page.

Four dance workshops to challenge your body and mind

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!

Find more in the workshops section!

Art Obscura challenging your mind

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!

First releases for Uma Obscura 2020!

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!

Read more on the program pages.

Also, join the official event at Facebook here.

Dark Sky – aftermovie

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!

Official Aftermovie 2019

Here is the Aftermovie for Uma Obscura 2019! Thanks to all who supported and contributed to this year’s festival and made it come true and to all of you who joined us. See you next year.

Important info: Workshop moved due to SAS-strike


SATURDAY MAY 4, 11.30-13.30
(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.

A brutal and beautiful lineup

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:

VKgoeswild confirmed for Uma Obscura!

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.

Read more…