Stage, restaurant and cocktail bar.
Contrast Public House
Culture scene where the activities are run on own initiative. Fängelset (“the prison”) works inclusively, experimentally and sustainably with music and culture.
The prison is a DIY (do it yourself) where the organizers are young and the diversity is large. Here is the stage where the subculture gets a prominent role, young organizers mix local acts and performances with stage expressions from all over the country and internationally.
As an audience, you get an intimate scene and the opportunity to discover new and established music. Here you see the artists before they end up on the big stages.
One of the organizers that hosts concerts at Fängelset is Klubb, one of Gothenburg’s foremost stages for innovative young jazz and improvisational music. It is also a gender-equal music club.
The name Fängelset origins from the prison Härlanda Central Prison which was built here in the beginning of the 20th century. It was constructed according to a 19th century model that is recognizable from the American role models San Quentin and Alcatraz. Where the big stage is today, the district court was located.