During the CeltCast Fantasy Awards, an annual presentation of prizes in the International Fantasy Scene, our Zomerfolk Festival was voted Best Festival!
There were prizes in 9 different categories such as Best Live Act, Best Music Video, Best Album and Best Festival. We already won prizes in the pas, including Best Live Act and Best Merch. Alex van der Jagt, the brain behind Celtcast Radio and the organizer of the Fantasy Awards emphasized that we are the current record holder with most won prizes.
The Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival has been nominated before, but has not been able to cash it in so far. This year, Zomerfolk was the only Dutch festival that the so -called shortlist achieved and had to take on popular events in Germany, England and even Italy.
David could unfortunately not be at the presentation. He is currently busy with the final preparations for another festival of his hand: the sold -out Celtic Folk Festival that takes place on 11 March in Eelde. His reaction to winning: “Super fun! Really great and such beautiful other festivals that were also nominated. ”
Maceál, Sebastiaan Hidding and crew member Franca de Vrind were present and received the Award. Maceál thanked in detail everyone who had voted and mainly put the volunteers in the spotlight. “We thank the most important people of the festivals. Not only from Zomerfolk but from all festivals: the volunteers. Without them nothing would be possible. “
Wow! Thanks to a friend of ours we just discovered this gem and we absolutely loooove the energy he has and all the positivity in the comments. Though ours is a very old recording, it makes us so happy it brings a smile on so many faces.
Get ready for a night full of musical magic! The legendary Rapalje Celtic Folk Music and the award-winning Blue Grass Boogiemen will take the stage together at Poppodium De Groene Engel in Oss. This promises to be an unforgettable evening, full of energy and passion for music!
Get ready for Rapalje Celtic Folk Music to set the stage at Poppodium De Groene Engel in Oss on fire with their upbeat Celtic folk music. The band, known for their virtuosity and tireless passion for music, raises each performance to a higher level and never loses sight of the crowd. Let yourself be carried away by the magical sounds of the fiddle, flute, and gitouki and experience an evening full of dance, stories, and musical arts.
If you’re a fan of bluegrass and country music, the Blue Grass Boogiemen are at the front of the line! This band has an impressive track record, with performances at well-known events such as Oerol, Noorderslag, and Lowlands, as well as various international festivals from America to Japan. They’ve won no less than six Gram Parsons Awards as “best acoustic band” and were voted by the public as the most popular European bluegrass band during the European World of Bluegrass festival. Additionally, they were awarded the “Crystal Bowl” as the most popular band during the Guinness International Bluegrass Festival in Ireland. This is your chance to see the Blue Grass Boogiemen in action, hailed as true heroes of the Blue Highways festival and praised by the Washington Post!
On this evening, the audience will witness the collaboration of these two top bands from the Netherlands at Poppodium De Groene Engel in Oss. This promises to be an unforgettable experience for all fans of bluegrass and Celtic folk music. Be quick, as this is an evening you won’t want to miss!
Zomerfolk 2023 tickets now online! And because it’s already in huge demand, we’ve added not only e-tickets but also the beautiful “real” tickets specially designed by our own David Myles. A fantastic unique keepsake and also great to give during the holidays or any other special occasion.
We will also take these tickets with us during our concerts in the upcoming months, while supplies last. Will we see you on June 10 and 11?
The date for Zomerfolk 2023 is official! On June 10 and 11, 2023, the most beautiful folk festival will break loose again in the Stadspark of Groningen. Ticket sales will start on October 28, during our Celtic Folk Festival in the EM2 in Groningen. Here you can also buy physical tickets that, to make them extra special, you can of course have immediately signed. This way you also have a nice keepsake afterwards! Registrations for exhibitors, volunteers and other participants also start on this day, so make a note of October 28, 2022 in your agenda.
Soon we will play Scotland’s Story again, in the beautiful Amphitheater Lommerrijk in Luttenberg and a day later in one of our favorite theatres, the Kulturhus in Borne. Will we see you at one of these beautiful places?
Tickets are still available, links via https://rapalje.com/nl/agenda/