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Allmänna Sången Walpurgis Ball!

As daylight returns and hearts and minds begin to thaw, it is time to welcome everyone to the traditional Walpurgis ball at Uppsala castle! The crown jewel of Swedish springtime celebrations opens once again to the public as part of the annual spring celebrations in Uppsala held on the last day of April. Organised by Almänna Sången, Scandinavia’s oldest academic choir, this year we celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the “spring celebrations” with traditional singing in the castle courtyard at 21:00. 


In 1822 “Vårsång”/”Spring song”, or “Våren är kommen”/”Spring has arrived”, was written by Arrhén von Kapfelmann to be performed for the first time during the spring celebrations of Walpurgis night in the hills of Uppsala castle in 1823. It was also the first time that choirs and choral music became a recurring part of the Uppsala residents’ spring celebration. This year’s Bicentennial Walpurgis Ball will take the form of being a greater celebration than ever where you are invited to join us in celebrating the arrival of spring.


After the dinner, Allmänna Sången will be performing live through the Swedish broadcasting service Sveriges Radio at Gunillaklockan outside of Uppsala castle. The spring celebrations is a cooperation between Allmänna Sången, Kuratorskonventet, the municipality of Uppsala and the Swedish broadcasting service Sveriges Radio.


This is a unique opportunity to experience a real ball at the castle with all the splendour you can imagine. You will be part of an evening of beautiful traditions, a three-course dinner, dancing to a big band, and making new memories for a lifetime. The ball is open to everyone above 18 years of age, and no student nation card is required. Let the fairy tale come true for a night and buy a ticket to the Walpurgis Ball with Allmänna Sången. 




The gates open at 16:00 with an aperitif served thereafter. Dinner will be served at 17:00.

Prices: 1190 SEK (ordinary ticket), 1690 SEK (golden ticket)

The price includes an aperitif, three-course dinner incl. beverages and a ticket to the party after the dinner incl. midnight snack

Dress code: white tie (tailcoat, white waistcoat and bowtie etc) / evening gown, with academic medals

Tickets to the dinner are sold between Sunday fifth of March (5/3) until Wednesday 12th of April throughout Lyyti:


Concert by Gunillaklockan: 21:00, which also will be transmitted through the Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio.


The theme for this year's ball is inspired by the bicentenary and the idea of "a beautiful story", with further inspiration from the 1823 stories by Jane Austen and the "Regency" era in Great Britain.




Party after dinner: 21:30-02:00

Price: 250 SEK

Midnight snack included

Music will be provided by Attraktionsorkestern

Dress code: formal (suit)

Tickets to the party after dinner are sold until May 1st throughout Lyyti:


Do you have any questions? Please contact:!

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