Point Music Festival 2020 is canceled

May 5-18 2020, the second edition of Point Music Festival would have been held in Gothenburg Concert Hall, but it is now canceled due to the corona pandemic. Instead, the festival is aiming for May 6-9, 2021.

Sten Cranner is CEO and Artistic Director of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra:

– It is very sad that external circumstances have caused extensive planning work with complicated programming to be wasted. We looked forward to a very exciting festival with jubilant Beethoven, contemporary music dramas and a focus on how our minds contribute to the experiences in different ways. On the other hand, we have learned a lot along the way that will be useful for the Point Music Festival 2021 as Gothenburg celebrates its 400th anniversary.

During the spring, the activity in the Concert Hall will continue with other projects:

– Since we can’t have public concerts, we offer digital concerts on GSOplay instead. Every Tuesday and Friday at 19 we publish concert recordings with world-leading artists. We have also started a new recording project with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphonics where you get really close to solo musicians and ensembles in imaginative film productions with live lighting. We have already done four recordings and more are on the way, says Sten Cranner.

Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.

To the press release (in swedish)


Purchased tickets for canceled concerts will be refunded. Comprehensive handling may take time, but all ticket buyers will be contacted by mail. Thanks in advance for understanding and patience. For questions, please contact our ticket office:, +46(0)31-7265300.

We still hope to be able to perform the concerts New Things to come and A stroke of genius.

More information about the decision to cancel/move events

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