Is it the goosebumps you get from hearing a freakishly good song? Is it the excitement you feel when getting a new genious idea? Is it the warmth of someone’s arm around you when walking the streets of Örebro? Is it the joy of finding a new business opportunity. Or is it that feeling of anticipation when they finally turn down the lights in the cinema.
To us, it’s all of those things – and much, much more.
Live at Heart is one of Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festivals and industry conferences. We are showcasing the stars of tomorrow and bringing creative professionals together to inspire, learn and create. During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro. They come from different backgrounds, cultures and industries. But they do have one thing in common.
They are all here to discover sensation.
On the last evening of the festival Live at Heart Film held the Award Ceremony that gave out several awards. This years winners are: Live at Heart Film Pitch Competition: Gustav Littorin for his project HISSDRÖMMAR Live at Heart Rising (Student Award): BAKOM STÄNGDA DÖRRAR - Högskolan Dalarna Örebro Short Film Fest Grand Award: VIKARIE (SUBSTITUTE) by Adam Starsmark, Josefin Rapp, Daniel Sandberg. Filmfoten: CRAZY PICTURES Best International Short Film: EXCUSE ME IM LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND (Austria). Directed by Berrnard Wrengler. Jurys motivation: It explores the theme of loneliness in a humorous way, has wonderful cinematography and captures beautiful scenery. The main character’s pathetic personality is portrayed so well in the film. This is a great story of present moment experiences while travelling. Best National Short Documentary: I LOVE YOU MORE THAN MY SOUL. Directed by Anny-My Novotny Jurys motivation: This movie goes straight to the heart and soul. It needs to be experienced by audiences worldwide. In this film, we see pain, love, the heartbreaking consequences of war, the joyful play amongst kids and their true wisdom. We get a glimpse of a special community with a huge heart. Gorgeous cinematography and the score was so playful which was the perfect tone for this film Best National Short Film: FOLLOW. Directed by Simon Flack Jurys motivation: A human experience we have all found ourselves in at some point of our lives. The push and pull of this film keeps one on the edge of their seat. This is the type of film that remains in our thoughts for days to come. Intimate, vulnerable, real and raw. Honorary Awards: SHE-PACK (Norwary). Directed by Fanny Ovesen This honorary award is for the excellent acting in this film. It was natural, interactive and very realistic. HOW IT FEELS TO BE HUNGOVER (Sweden) Directed by Victor Hertz This script is hysterical. We challenge you not to laugh throughout this film. Fantastic acting by the main character. It was brilliant! We will never drink again. ACROSS THE ANDES (Sweden) Directed by Henrik Dahlbring We all felt so much from this film. It’s brave, raw and personal. We commend the director for covering a very important issue from his unique perspective with so much clarity and honesty. The courage and strength required to be so vulnerable and honest on camera about their own personal experiences needs to be honoured. Great animation and such beautiful moments captured. Thank you for sharing your experience with the world.
One of Sweden's largest booking companies, Jubel, is launching a collaboration with Live at Heart this year and will present its own venue during the festival. A total of three acts from different genres are presented. “It feels natural to be part of Live at heart, which is the only remaining showcase festival in Sweden. It is important for us to support and be involved in influencing all live music initiatives. Live at heart is a good window and meeting place for the international industry. ”Says Martin Rosell, Head Of Artists, JUBEL Swedish Tiger Sound He describes himself as a vegan recovering-vinyl-junkie. The rest of us might know him as one third of legendary popband Teddybears. For many years, Patrik Arve has been constantly and creatively pushing borders and genres, both at home in Stockholm and across the globe. And now he is leveling up his solo thing, Swedish Tiger Sound. Arve describes Dancehall as his obsession and weakness. As a young punk in the 80s he visitied London, where he stumbled across the Notting Hill Carnival, and was blown away by Reggae and Dancehall for the first time. - For me, 90% of good music is all about the attitude. It's more important than your actual "skill". Hence my love for punk, hip-hop and reggae. - I'm constantly making new songs. I have a studio at home, but most of the time I'm just sat in my kitchen with a guitar and my computer, pressing random buttons. I'm no expert, I never plan songs in advance, I just let it run and see what happens. Lot's of songs turned out good but didn't fit with my other bands, so I decided to release them myself as Swedish Tiger Sound. - Swedish Tiger Sound is total freedom. I can vent the issues and passions I have personally, everything from veganism, social injustice or environmental issues. The world is facing multiple crises, and as Swedish Tiger I can highlight this personally. Arve is not completely alone though. Live, he brings along bassplayer Iron Jaguar, guitarist Anubis, SingJay Panther and rappers Toffer Toff and Miss Lynx. Sam Florian Blending lo-fi indie with mid-tempo electronic bedroom pop, Sam Florian creates and records his music in a small apartment in Karlstad, Sweden. Since the release of his debut single 'Days', in early 2018, his music has spread around the world and touched millions of listeners. The singles ‘Color Noir’, ‘Wastin’ My Time’, ‘In My Body’ and ‘Morning Lights’ was all picked up by playlist editors and music journalists all over the world – with adds to Spotify’s playlists "Fresh Finds", “Indie Chillout”, “New Music Friday” and “All New Indie” as highlights. His music has also been frequently listed on radio rotation in Sweden. With his debut album, Sam Florian will further manifest his solid talent and his unique role on the international pop scene of today and for many years to come. XNYMFO XNYMFO is wild. XNYMFO is fierce. XNYMFO is contagious. XNYMFO is Charly Paulin. There are artists who make music and there are artists who makes shows, but how many are there that hit you BAM in the face with a full fucking experience? Not many. The songs are contagious, THIS GIRL is contagious, her shows are contagious! And when you’re playing her songs again and again, and your friends are saying “oh my God, this is awesome, who is this???” You’ll smile because you know the secret – that won’t be a secret for long – is that she’s all that you’ve been waiting for. For real. So make sure you listen again and again – cause it’s all for real. XNYMFO. thank fuck she’s here.
One of Sweden's largest booking companies, United Stage, is launching a collaboration with Live at Heart this year and will present its own venue during the festival. A total of five acts from different genres are presented. "We have had our eyes on the festival for a long time. This year we felt that Live at Heart has taken a big step in its development and we decided to give our full support. We believe that in the long term it will be an excellent context for new artists to showcase - probably even for some established live acts. We are delighted to have a venue available during one of the days of this year's edition. " says Lars Rixon, agent at United Stage. Since debuting with the song "When I Held Ya" which has streamed over 21 million times, Moa Lignell not only has written and released two albums of her own, she has also written songs for other Swedish artists, the lastest one being ”Vi har varit här förut", which was written for Swedish artist Sonja Aldén. In the spring of 2018, she toured Sweden together with Janne Schaffer and the show "Janne Schaffer träffar Ted Gärdestad i Sol Vind & Vatten". Now Moa is making new music that she brings to Örebro and Live at Heart. Kitok possesses the ability, as easily as he lets genres meet, to seamlessly blend humor and seriousness into his music. A grateful talent for avoiding pretensions in heavy topics such as class, countryside, mental illness and ethnicity. ”Inland Empire” is also a fun record filled with playful lines and hilarity. Joy of life and melancholy side by side. ShitKid is a duo consisting of Åsa Söderqvist and Lina Molarin Ericson. They have in a short time become one of Sweden's most talked about bands and have been acclaimed by both international and national press. The sound can be described as a kind of skewed anti-pop. Home-recorded lo-fi written and produced by Åsa and Lina and characterized by influences from, among others, grunge and garage rock. In recent years, they have emerged as one of Scandinavia's most exciting, new, alternative and provocative live bands. They have toured around Scandinavia, Europe and the USA with gigs at festivals such as Roskilde, Way Out West, By:Larm, The Great Escape and the SXSW festival. In the spring of 2019, ShitKid released their second album Detention and will release their third album already in the fall. VERO is the definition of a modern band. Taken together by the nightlife, they went from mixing disco, to starting a band and entering the rock scene. Julia Boman, Amanda Eddestål and Clara Gyökeres have no drummer for the reason "an 808 is never late", instead the band only works with guitar, bass and synth, which has given rise to their international special sound. On the debut EP, VERO paves the way for a new vein in popular Swedish music. They are ruthless, innovative, bold - and show with integrity and humor why they are called Swedish pops Black sheep. The opening track Dry Kisses is an 80s romantic marriage between Tears for Fears and Jesus & The Mary Chain, The Cure-pop Don't Care / Die With You and Love Bark that can almost be described as a bad taste boogie performed by John Cooper Clarke while In Flames, it sounds as if New order and Patti Smith have dropped the set together on a rave. brenn. after the Danish Roskilde Festival and the Norwegian Øya Festival, they are in Sweden for the first time. brenn. is the Norwegian duo who prove that the rock can be fearless, free, colorful and also driven by unlikely musical references. The press in Norway is lyrical, Norwegian P3 nominated brenn. to the prestigious "Urørt of the Year" and wherever they play, the writers are competing for best superlatives. One of Norway's biggest newspapers, VG, wrote after the Øya festival in Oslo that "this is the future of rock". The full program is available at http://liveatheart.se/schedule Live at Heart takes place in Örebro between 4-7 September and tickets can be purchased here https://www.tickster.com/sv/events/6cyumbf027rdxxn/2019-09-04/live-at-heart-2019
We are thrilled to have Canadian award-winning international touring artist, Rozalind MacPhail returning to Live at Heart. She will be performing the World Premiere of her live music and film project, "Don't Let Me Fall Too Far" on Sept 6th. The project tells a timeless story of self-discovery experienced by a young woman navigating her way through a vulnerable period in her life. She’s haunted by strange visions guiding her to unfamiliar places as she explores an expansive city of industrial giants, natural wonders and aging Victorian neighbourhoods. MacPhail's electrifying live music score features vocals, looped effected flutes and electronics. This is not to be missed! Screening right before A Star is Born on Sept 6th at 19:30 at the Outdoor Cinema, Stortorget.
The Black Belt Songwriting camp at Live@Heart has some really interesting advantages compared to traditional camps arranged by publishers and record companies. Not only does it occur right in the middle of the action at Scandinavias biggest show case festival (tickets included), it is also managed by a team with a special approach to supporting collaboration. The hosts are actively involved before, during and after the camp to make sure productions gets finished and really level up to get competitive. Part of the Black Belt Camp’s DNA is the global presence, fully implemented in the Online editions. The Live@Heart Camp will, as well, present a chance to get connected with songwriters, artists and producers from parts of the world outside the North America/Western Europe sphere. Vitalizing and energizing from the view of an artist/songwriter, interesting from a publishers view (new talents, new markets, new connection). Treat your songwriters/artists to a ticket, to boost creativity and carry them forward. You will see results! For more information:
Enfo bjuder tillsammans med Live at Heart Creative in till Kidzhack! Låt ditt barn få utforska teknik på ett engagerande och spännande sätt. Använda sin fantasi och låta kreativiteten flöda. Vi tror att programmering är en viktig nyckel för barn att förstå sin omvärld. Om man inte förstår hur världen är uppbyggd, hur ska man då kunna vara med och förändra den? Tillsammans med barnen bygger vi spel i Construct3. Aktiviteten är bäst lämpad för barn i 8-12 års åldern men även äldre och yngre har roligt på Kidzhack. Vi bjuder på pizza! Klicka vidare på länken för att komma till anmälan.