INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
SIDE BY SIDE 2022
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Find out what to pack, how to register once you arrive, and other important things.
Get acquainted with the camp locations. Here you find a map of the camp area.
Tips about the easiest ways to get to Gothenburg and the Concert Hall.
Information about food and drink for all participants at Side by Side.
Have questions about the accommodations at Side by Side? Here you find answers.
There are many exciting things to do in Gothenburg outside of camp.
REGISTRATION (at camp)
KID CAMP COUNSELLOR / BARNVÄRD
CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT CAMP
TICKETS, CONCERTS & CONCERT DRESS CODE
INSURANCE, INSTRUMENTS & TRANSPORTATION
WHAT TO BRING
SPECIAL INFO FOR OPEN CHOIR
SPECIAL INFO FOR BEGINNERS' CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
1. Aschebergsgymnasiet/YRGO, Molinsgatan 23BoendeAccommodation
2. Hvitfeldtska Södra, RöhssgatanRepetitionRehearsal
3. Hvitfeldtska MatsalMatserveringSchool cafeteria
4. Hvitfeldtska Norra, Rektorsgatan 2Boende, repetitionAccommodation, rehearsal
5. Betlehemskyrkan, Vasagatan 26-30RepetitionRehearsal
6. Konserthuset, GötaplatsenRepetition, mat, konsert, kansli, discoRehearsal, food, concert, reception, disco
7. HSM, Fågelsången 1Repetition, konsertRehearsal, concert
8. Elite Park Avenue HotelRepetitionRehearsal
9. Valand, Vasagatan 41RepetitionRehearsal
10. Scandinavium, Skånegatan 10Repetition, konsertRehearsal, concert
For you traveling to Side by Side!
The locations for accommodation, food, rehearsals and concerts are all within walking distance of the Concert Hall (Konserthuset).
The closest airport is Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.
To get from the airport to the city we recommend the airport bus.
In Gothenburg we recommend you leave the airport bus at stop “Korsvägen” and after that walk about 13min/950m to Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet Norra, (Rektorsgatan 2) where you can check-in at the accommodation.
If you are going straight to Konserthuset (the Concert Hall), you can disembark at "Berzeliigatan" and walk ca 4 min/270 m up the incline.
Nearest train station is Gothenburg Central Station.From there you can take several different buses and trams. Ticket may be bought at the store “Västtrafik”, "Resecentrum" or via the ToGo app. (Available in your app store.)
For example, you can take tram number 7 towards Tynnered.
Leave the tram at the stop “Kapellplatsen” and walk about 6min/400m to Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet Norra (Rektorsgatan 2) where you can check-in at the accommodation.
The meals that are in your track’s schedule are the ones you can eat during the camp. We are working hard to lessen the excess amount of food we serve at the camp, therefore some of the meals are only for those at our accommodation.The meals only served for our accommodation will be noted in the schedule. Please note that there is no dinner on June 17.
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Breakfast is only served for our accommodation. 18-22 June in Hvitfeldtska Matsal at 07.00-09.00Sandwiches on 23 June at 08.00-09.00 Lunch and dinner are served at both Hvitfeldtskas matsal and in Konserthuset. Where you are supposed to eat which meal will be noted in your schedule.
Side by Side is a” Kranmärkt” (tap certified) event. Meaning that we do not serve any water on bottle and instead provide our participants with a refillable bottle that you can refill at any water source. (Swedish tap water is drinkable.)
ACCOMMODATION & CHECK-IN
For your who are staying over with us!
If you have booked accommodation with us you will need to check-in at Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet. Adress: Rektorsgatan 2, 411 33 Gothenburg. Check in will take place in the northern-most building, also called “Hvitfeldtska Norra”. When you arrive in Gothenburg, we suggest that you first check in and leave your luggage at the accommodation before walking to the camp registration at Konserthuset. We do not recommend driving vehicles to Konserthuset.
Check-in at these hours:Friday 17 June at 17.00-21.00All other camp days at 07.00-21.00
Check-out 10.00 on the day of your departure.
You may leave your luggage at the accommodation for the rest of the day after you have checked-out.
At the check-in you will be assigned in one of the two buildings at our disposal (Hvitfeldtska Norra and YRGO/Aschebergsgymnasiet. We will also inform you of our fire and safety measurements and rules at the accommodation.
Both buildings have a reception that is open 07.00–23.00. This is where you check in and out at arrival and departure.
ACCOMMODATION & COMFORT
Bring your own pillow, cover/sheets or sleeping bag. One mattress per participant will be provided. Please do not bring inflatable mattresses since they take up too much space for the rooms.
In every room you will sleep with about 19 other people. We try to assign you to rooms with your group/from the same organisation. We will try to accommodate you after your requests regarding for ex boys’ room, girls’ room, adult room etc.
Shared toilet can be found in the corridors at the accommodation. Shared showers can be found at Hvitfeltdska Norra.
The cost for accommodation includes 1 mattress each, breakfast and some extra meals marked "för boende" in your schedule.
SAFETY AT ACCOMMODATION
Fun outside of rehearsals
Yoga for Musicians
Count on laughter, rest and maybe a challenge if your're up for it in this relaxing yoga break. You don't need to change clothes or have a yoga mat.
Yoga Lene is a musician as well and will give you simple and concrete yoga tools that will help you relax and strengthen your body. This class is fits every body.
Photo: Anna Rosén
Yankho – Rakt upp och ner!
The TV personality and actor Yankho, known from productions such as children’s entertainment show Bolibompa, will do two performances during Side by Side. One for the slightly younger and one for the slightly older participants.
This show is in Swedish.Performance 1: BASIC and INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA and CHILDREN'S CHOIRPerformance 2: UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA and EARLY MUSIC
Conductors from Camp
In our conducting workshop, you will learn, among other things, the basics of music conducting and why the conductor waves their baton as they do. It will make you a better and more professional orchestra musician. Maybe you will even be inspired to pick up the baton yourself!The workshop is available for the tracks: ADVANCED and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA and WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA
Side by Side's own inspirator Fanny Kivimäki is back with fun antics this summer! The whole camp will learn this year's Move of the Camp and some tracks will also get to cut loose for real when Fanny organizes a Danceoke in the Wardrobe Hall/Garderobshallen.
Fanny works as a professional dancer and choreographer. She also presents all the concerts at Side by Side and has a ton of positive energy to share.
Danceoke is available for the tracks: CHILDREN'S and PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR as well as BASIC and INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA
Gothenburg. Side by Side is very happy to, together with our friends at Liseberg, give all our participants free entrance to the theme park on Monday 20 June.Entrance tickets can be collected at the Kansli on June 20th, 10:30 to 20:00.
Liseberg amusement park is the most popular place to visit for people spending a holiday in Gothenburg.Remember, you must have an adult with you in the park. We recommend all travelers to go together in their group, and everyone from Gothenburg to go with their own group or with parents or other adults. Note that Side by Side does not take responsibility for participants during their visit to Liseberg amusement park.
Paddanbåten is a fun and interesting way to see and experience Gothenburg form a boat..
Photo: Göran Assner
At Universeum you can learn more about dinosaurs and other animals as well as space and technology.
Photo: Ellika Henrikson
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