• HIGHLIGHT 2021


Live at Heart Southeast

About Live at Heart Southeast

Back to the Future - after a devastating period for the creative, entertainment and hospitality industries we aim to look at how we can reset and plan for a new and different future. Trends have been accelerated by the pandemic, including the net migration from capital cities, digital is accepted as a norm, creatives are finding new methods of distribution and new markets for their output. Live at Heart Southeast aims to showcase local, national and international talent and have conversations about the future of the music industry.

The festival is launched during the biggest crisis our industry has seen in many years and has made us rethink how a showcase festival looks during a pandemic. The digital event will give the participants insightful panels and important keynotes, showcase the best new talent and give the industry, students and artists a platform to meet and network in these trying times.

Live at Heart Southeast is a showcase festival that is created together with Länsmusiken in Kalmar County, Talentcoach and the municipalities Hultsfred, Kalmar and Oskarshamn and in collaboration with the festival Live at Heart in Örebro which is part of The Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES).

A showcase festival is a place for networking and a platform for music, discovery and learning. They combine live music, conferences and other meeting spots for people in the music industry worldwide. The festival contains panels, music and meetings that are primarily aimed at the music industry but are open to everyone to watch.


About Live at Heart Örebro

Live at Heart is one of Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festivals and industry conferences and has been a part of the INES network since 2017. This year the festival will be an hybrid event and take place between the 1st-4th of September in central Örebro. Live at Heart Örebro 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.


About Talentcoach

An artist development program based in Kalmar county that has been established since 2011 and have given several acts the opportunity to build their artistic careers. Talentcoach wants to give young musicians and upcoming artists the tools to build their careers and give them a chance to make a living from music. This is done by giving industry support and training in everything from copyright management and entrepreneurial skills to performance support and personal development. The networking part of it is also very important for en future in the music business.


About Länsmusiken

A key word for Länsmusiken is diversity. Therefore, the range of music covers a wide spectrum to arouse curiosity and commitment regardless of age, education, cultural background or disability. Länsmusikens extensive activities make it possible for most people to experience quality music. It provides social justice and opens a door wide open to a richer cultural life.  These are the subjects that Länsmusiken has to offer: Music for children and young people, this is one of Länsmusiken's largest and most important areas, The chamber orchestra Camerata Nordica is, together with Talentcoach, Länsmusiken's leading brands through participation in the county's music life, performances nationally and on the world's music scenes. Länsmusiken also represents Talentcoach and the project Imagine which is a networking and meeting hub for young musicians.


About Hultsfred

Hultsfred is known for its culture and music history and home to the previous Hultsfredsfestivalen, which put Hultsfred on the map. The culture lives on through gigs at Hotell Hulingen that does about 120 live shows a year and the Swedish Rock Archive that has up to 1 million objects in the collections. There is also a music education called Music & Event Management where students can study here in Hultsfred for a year before moving to Kalmar and Linnaeus University. In Hultsfred there are also several museums, arts, crafts and much more.


About Kalmar

Kalmar municipality offers a large cultural offer including dance, art, theater, film and crafts. Kalmar also offers a rich range of music with everything from music festivals to small, local gigs. Other music organizations in Kalmar are Länsmusiken, Kalmar Cultural School and other music associations. During the summer, Kalmar invites you to Kalmar Stadsfest. For three days, the city's streets and squares are filled with music and fun activities - and all concerts are free.


About Oskarshamn

Oskarshamn is a city with a vibrant cultural life. The heart is the culture house, where there is something for everyone.There are many talented event organizers in Oskarshamn municipality. They offer everything from large music festivals to smaller lectures and guided tours. One could call Oskarshamn Sweden's largest small music municipality. Latitude 57 is also arranged here and is a two-day music festival in the middle of the harbor in beautiful Oskarshamn.


Does the event cost anything?
No, the event is free for everyone to watch. Please sign up here for the latest news.


When will the festival take place?
Dates for 2022 will be announced later this year.    


How do I watch it?
The festival will be streamed through our YouTube and if you missed the stream you can still watch it.  


I’m in a band and want to play at the festival?
Applications for upcoming year will be up soon, so be patience!


I emailed you about playing at Live at Heart Southeast but haven’t heard back?
Since we get a lot of emails and applications to play at the festival we can not respond to everyone. If you haven’t heard back from us this time, please apply again next year.


I’m interested in being part of the conference as a panellist
and/or speaker, how can i apply?

Please drop us a line at conference@southxeast.se and tell us why you should be part of the festival and we’ll get back to you.  


How do I get in contact with you?
Please drop us a line at info@southxeast.se and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  


Who is the organizer of the festival?
The festival is organized and project managed by Talentcoach on behalf of the Kalmar region. Live at Heart Southeast is part of Live at Heart.