Visitor tickets (day pass or festival pass) are available for parents or other relatives who plan to come by to enjoy the atmosphere and all activities.
A day pass costs 250 SEK if you buy it via our web shop (275 SEK at the entrance itself). The day pass is valid between 10.00 And 01:00. Festival passes are valid for entry throughout the event, but does not include a computer seat (which costs 990 SEK) and is available for purchase, both in our online store and at the entrance. More information about the tickets can be found at here.
Outside Elmia there are plenty of parking places and parking tickets can be bought in regular ticket machines around the area.
When children attend LAN events, it is common for them to forget or neglect their hygiene, rest, and food needs. We therefore ask you as parents to inform your children about the consequences this might have.
Children should come to the show clean and well rested. If your child is sick, it is recommended they stay home to prevent spreading illness. Likewise, children should wash hands after touching controllers, keyboards, etc. and before eating.
It is important to sleep properly. Two hours per night is not enough for the body to stay healthy.
Because it can get hot and dry in the halls, it is important to stay well hydrated, drinking water rather than soft drinks. They will feel better if they avoid liquids with sugar or caffeine. DreamHack works each year to improve the food available in the venue so that everyone can find a variety of dishes available at a reasonable price.
Remind your child to bring medication and documentation with them, including the contact details of a legal guardian in case a serious situation arises. A good tip is to add a number for a contact person in your child’s mobile phone that can help with medical decisions in case of an emergency. This should be highlighted in the phone’s contact list with the name of the contact beginning with the letters ICE (short for In Case of Emergency). For example, the home number could be called “ICE Mom”. This makes it easy for healthcare professionals to quickly find the best contact. This system is used in many countries around the world and is an effective tool that is completely free!
DreamHack is an event where incidents rarely happen. We have a zero tolerance on alcohol and drugs, and we strive for a friendly environment. Elmia’s own security company, Securitas, have staff on site 24 hours a day. DreamHack collaborates with emergency services and the police to create a safe event as humanly possible. We also have permission from the authorities for the event itself.
DreamHack has its own security officers who work with preventive security, and helps participants with security and safety issues. For example, we will contact the police in case of lost property. We have broad expertise in the field of fire safety and first aid, and there will also be medic staff at the event. If something serious should occur, we will immediately call the police, fire brigade and ambulance care. Elmia works continuously and consciously with security issues and the halls have automatic alarms that are approved for a large number of people present.
DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival, a meeting place for gamers, with major events hosted each year in Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, DreamHack’s core has always been the LAN party where attendees bring their computer from home and set up for 3 straight days of gaming. DreamHack’s festivals have grown organically over time, becoming a platform for esports, internet and gaming culture, intellectual and creative competitions, live music acts, lectures by industry experts, celebrity content creators, cosplayers, a massive Expo, and much more.
In 2000, it was found that the former venue, Kupolen (The Dome) in Borlänge, was too small, and thus the festival was moved to Jönköping and the big expo Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre. The current venue is located at Kinnarps Arena a few hundred meters from the E4 road and has hosted DreamHack since 2001. During DreamHack Winter 2010, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary at Elmia.
DreamHack is also a production company, creating content focused on gaming, esports, music, and arena events, for both traditional TV and digital content networks. In 2017, DreamHack welcomed more than 250,000 visitors to its live events, and its online esports broadcasts received more than 375 million views. More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.