During BARNLEK 2020 dances from all the Nordic countries will be danced. You can also try different crafts, play folk music and make new friends. There will also be an inauguration party, a big parade through the town and dance performances before the closing ceremony puts an end to the whole festival.




To create a fantastic finish of BARNLEK 2020, with dancing, singing and music from all of the Nordic countries, we need you – if you are a youth into dancing and/or playing and instrument. Together with professional musicians and dancers, you will create a firework of music and dances, for everyone to participate in, for the closing party on Saturday July 18.


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Here is an overview in Swedish of the programme over most of the things happening during BARNLEK 2020 in Mölnlycke, available to download: Programöversikt (pdf)



One hundred years ago the first Nordic festival took place. That same year Svenska folkdansringen started. This is something to celebrate and therefore there is a party-theme at BARNLEK 2020.

Welcome to the party to celebrate with us! We will play fun party games, dance and of course sing the birthday songs. Feel free to bring a party hat if you have been able to create one in the activity room. You do not need to bring any presents, but feel free to practice a little extra on the birthday songs.


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All types of games from all the Nordic countries will be played. A party wouldn’t be a party without games. Perhaps you will find a new favourite?


Welcome to the inauguration of BARNLEK 2020. We gather outside the entrance to the Hulebäcksgymnasiet and start the festival with singing, music and balloons. Children from the different countries will show their co-dances. The inauguration will end with a big clapping-rocket! You do not need to wear your national costume, but please wear your BARNLEK t-shirt!



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There will be plenty of chances to dance at BARNLEK 2020. Dance courses with exciting dances from the different Nordic countries will be offered during the day. And in the evening the evening dances that are easy and fun to participate in will take over.

During the festival, you will also be able to dance performances in the city and participate in the National performance programs where all participants participate.


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We sing together in all languages both in courses, in dance and in play. We sing the birthday songs as we celebrate that the Swedish folk dancing organization “Svenska Folkdansringen” is turning 100 years old. We also celebrate that in 2020 it will be 100 years since the folk dancing organizations met in the first Nordic folk dance festival.




Music groups coming to BARNLEK 2020 are offered courses and the opportunity to do performances, play to dance and play with like-minded people.  At BARNLEK 2020 there is a special offer for you who are born between 2003 and 2007 – you can register for Tillsammans i Norden.

Obviously, BARNLEK 2020 will end with a splash of colour, music and joy. It will be a great dance and music performance created by the participants in “Tillsammans i Norden”. All participants at BARNLEK 2020 will be on stage during the closing. Feel free to put on your national costume.


From BARNLEK there are plenty of possibilities for excursions. The cost for these excursions is not included in the registration fee and you make the arrangemants on your own.

Below you find examples of outings which you can arrange by public transport or your own bus/car. Some activities may need pre-booking, for information please look at the website of the destination. These are examples and there are a lot more in the region to discover, such as museums, the archipelago, water parks, water adventures and more.

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