Welcome to the Village – Saturday

Welcome to the Village is a ‘new generation’ festival organized in Leeuwarden. Not so much focussing on a huge main act, but on a good strong concept: a festival-area that was set-up like… well, like a village. A square where you can grab a bite to eat (local -organic, ecological- products) or get a massage and a little out of the way a tent where Groningen’s Vera was pressing shirts and bags in Welcome to the Village style. Around this and some other attractions were 5 stages. Two for the bigger acts and 3 for various other interesting acts. All acts fitting to some extent under an alternative/indie moniker. And if it got too hot you could always sit on a beach of take a dive in the lake. An easy going festival with an easy going hip young crownd: Welcome to the Village!

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Marike Jager in de Harmonie

It’s been a month since I saw Marike Jager and band in De Oosterpoort, but their tour brought them to Leeuwarden last Thursday, in De Harmonie; the biggest theatre of the province and among the biggest of the Netherlands. A good change to finally check out that theatre and how can I there’s no better reason to go there then to see Marike on stage again.

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