During class it is a good idea to have comfortable clothes. They don’t
have to be gym clothes, but make sure you can move easily.
If you know that you usually sweat a lot, it’s nice to have an extra t-shirt or top that you can change into during the course of the day and/or over the course of an evening dancing.
Make sure you have some kind of indoor shoes for classes and parties, we aren’t allowed to use outside/street shoes in the venue.
The best kind of shoes to have indoors are those without too much friction/grip and the sole can’t be black, as it leaves marks.
Bring a water bottle to help with hydration, we will provide fruit and other small snacks during the breaks.
At the venue we accept cash or swish. Unfortunately we do not accept cards, but there is an ATM by the square next to the venue.
Food & Drink
During the evening parties, food will be provided by Folkkök. Folkkök uses groceries close to their sell by date, which they turn into delicious vegan dishes.
For lunch, there is a supermarket and a couple of restaurants very close to the venue.
At the venue you'll find dishes and a few microwaves for heating food you've brought. Please observe that no nuts are allowed at the festival.
We do not accept card, only cash or Swish. There is an ATM by the square next to the venue.
Dr. Fries Torg 7
Forum is the venue of the West Coast Jitterbugs dance society and the place to go for lindy hop, balboa, and blues dancing in Gothenburg. Forum is a vibrant place that hosts weekly social dances and classes as well as the members’ own training sessions. If you’re staying in Gothenburg for a few days after the festival, you are more than welcome to join the weekly lindy hop social on Monday night, which is always well visited, and the biweekly blues dance social on Tuesday night.
Landala sporthall, D-hallen
Classes will also be held at Landala sporthall. The venue has parquet floor and mirror walls.
Gothenburg is easily reached by plane, bus, or train, depending on your point of origin.
Here are some tips on how to reach the venue:
From Landvetter airport
Take the airport coach to Korsvägen. From there take tram number 6 (towards Länsmansgården) or 8 (towards Frölunda). These will take you through a tunnel and up to Wavrinskys plats, where you get off. From there, it’s a ten minute walk up the hill along the tram tracks to Dr Fries torg and the end of our journey. If you are burdened by rain or heavy luggage (or just plain lazy) you can wait a few minutes for tram number 10 for the last part. You will find the Forum at the far end of the square.
From Gothenburg Central Station
Get off your train and head out through the large exit that is on the left hand side as you leave the track. You will reach Drottningtorget, a square with a small kiosk in the middle, and a canal at one end. From here, walk along the water to the right, to Brunnsparken. There you will hop onto tram number 10 heading towards Guldheden. This will take you all the way to Dr Fries torg and the end of the journey. You will find the Forum at the far end of the
A bit about trams and buses in Gothenburg
It is very easy to get around Gothenburg using public transportation. Download the Västtrafik Reseplanerare app to easily find routes and schedules. You can pay your fare by credit card using the terminal on each tram or bus, or download the Västtrafik ToGo app to purchase tickets. Single tickets or 1 and 3-day passes are available.
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to help out with finding accommodation or private hosting. We encourage people to use the festival's Facebook event to ask if somebody in town is up for hosting, or if you're living in Gothenburg and would like to host someone!
Note that this year the festival is the same weekend as a big book fair in Gothenburg, so try to book your accommodation early.
If you want to stay at a hotel or hostel, here are some nearby and relatively affordable alternatives:
City center: Tram 10, close to central station.
STF Hotel/Hostel GöteborgCity
A long list of hotels, see Google.
Linnéplatsen area: Tram 10 and 6, or 20min walking. Closest to the venue.
Slottsskogen Hostel Tram
Linné Hostel Close to Slottsskogen Hostel, webpage in Swedish.
Johanneberg area: 5min walking, then bus 52. Or 20min walking.
Nice Bed & Breakfasts
Göteborg’s Hostel, Close to Nice B&B.
Quality Hotell Panorama