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.
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?
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/
We go to an idyllic small town on the Saar, the center of a romantic river and vineyard landscape. We are going to enjoy the waterfall, which lies in a river with a funny Dutch name: “De Leuk” a tributary of the Saar and plunges 20m down here. Of course it is always nice to see the playful half-timbered facades and nice little bridges in the city and when it gets dark a great concert degenerates where we are of course!
David in the water on vacation! With an invitation to our Celtic Folk Night on October 15 in Terheijden. Ground shaking jigs and reels, delicate ballads and a whiff of heavy metal provide you with the perfect opportunity to not care about every day life.
Tickets available here: https://store.ticketing.cm.com/rapalje-celtic-folk-night/
It is still full on summer, but we are already looking forward to starting our theater shows again, Scotland’s Story is coming to Borne to kick off the theater season there, it’s going to be an amazing show, will you join us there?