Monday, 16 June 2014

Bluegrass & Folk Festival at the Boet'n Deure

The Boet'n Deure Festival organized by Poolshoogte, will take place on Sunday 29th June with bluegrass and folk on the big stage and plenty of room to jam around the tower.
The Boet'n Deure Festival is held in one of the most beautiful spots of Drenthe (NL), in the middle of the woods at Poolshoogte and is characterized by its friendly atmosphere, there is room enough to listen to music and there is plenty of opportunity to jam with other musicians. More and more music lovers from Germany and the Netherlands are now finding their way to Drenthe to enjoy bluegrass music.

The music at Boet'n Deure will start at 11:00am and there will be ten acts performing throughout the day ranging from up-and-coming musicians to well-known bands such as The Stroatklinkers and Lazy Tater. The Stroatklinkers recently won The Liz Meyer European Innovation Bluegrass Music Award at EWOB. Lazy Tater, with Geert van Schoonderwoerd den Bezemer on banjo, is one of the best bluegrass bands in Europe. Jami's Fancy plays Irish and Scottish jigs and Bek vol Zand from Hengelo brings his own work that rubs against the edges of blues and roots. The vocal harmonies of the band JOE are not to be missed; this band plays beautiful renditions of songs from the West Coast. The finale with all the musicians on the big stage, this year directed by Ron Snippe, provides a rousing conclusion to the Boet'n Deure Festival.

The Boet'n Deure Festival is an acoustic music event where the music invites you to listen. There will be jam sessions around the tower that you are welcome to join
While there are also some seats, to be sure of a seat at the stage it is recommended that you bring a lawn chair or picnic rug. While some rain covers are being set up, please remember that the festival and concerts are out in the woods, at Poolshoogte. For children there is a whole forest to run around in and the restaurant is also open. The entrance to the Boet'n Deure Festival and the concert is a free though visitors are welcome to show their appreciation for the music by making a donation of whatever they can afford.
The Boet'n Deure Festival is organized by Foundation Boet'n Deure and made possible by the Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Silvia Fledderus
on behalf of Boet'n Deure