Ribs & Blues Monday

Last weekend was Pentecost and as usual that means that Raalte holds it’s annual Ribs&Blues weekend. Three days of music, beer and food. For the kids there’s a good sized funfair so they can have some fun while mommy and daddy are screaming old rock-songs at the top of their lungs…

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Ribs&Blues in Raalte

With a few festivals and lots and lots of late night photo editing sessions I very nearly decided to give this years edition of Ribs&Blues a miss in favour of a relaxed day in the sun and I would have seriously missed out on some fantastic music, not to mention a few photos I had been longing for for a while now.

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Ribs & Blues in Raalte

I’m a bit behind but working my hardest to catch up. On Pentecost – May 19th- I traveled to Raalte for the annual Ribs & Blues festival. Mainly to see Nick Waterhouse, but as ever the Sunday program of this free festival is brimming with talented blues and bluesy acts. So it’s a joy to visit it every year.

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Ribs&Blues in Raalte

In the Pentecost weekend (or ‘Pinksterweekend’ as it’s known in Dutch) is very popular in the Netherlands for it’s many festivals. Best know will the the Pinkpop festival, but there are many more. Usually you’ll find me in Raalte on at least one of the days for the annual Ribs&Blues festival. A brilliant festival mixing the outdoor activities associated with the warm weather (BBQ anyone?) with loads of music of the blues variation.

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Liptease, Aynsley Lister and John Mayall @ Ribs&Blues 2/2

After a great afternoon with some fantastic blues music, Ribs&Blues headed into the evening for some more blues.

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Ben Prestage, 24 Pesos, Woody & Paul and Henrik Freischlader @ Ribs&Blues 1/2

After two days of watching bands perform at the Groeten uit Grolloo festival, I just had to to to Ribs&Blues in Raalte to shoot some blues artists. And with John Amor and Aynsley Lister there was more then enough reason to go. The sun was shining, heat up the barbecue and get those bands playing, I’m on my way to Raalte!

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