No less than ten stages make up the upcoming Eendracht Festival July 21. The free showcase festival has programmed local talent at Rotown, Arminius, WORM, Heilige Boontjes, Boomgaardstraat and Eendrachtsplein.
Especially for this comeback, the free showcase festival has a new look this year. What once started at three small venues has grown into an event with several hosts like Annabel, North Sea Round Town, Cult North, Popronde and Rotterdam Street Culture Week. Dozens of up-and-coming artists from the Rotterdam scene take the stage. From hip-hop to punk and from drum ‘n bass to house. But poetry and visual arts are also part of Eendracht Festival. The ten different stages (indoor and outdoor) are named after animals.
The heart of the festival is located on the Eendrachtsplein with the Kameleon stage. This stage is the place to enjoy the participants of the celebrated project De Nieuwe Lichting for the first time in their own city. At the end of 2020, seven of the coolest acts from Rotterdam left for Orvelte in Drenthe to capture ‘The Sound of Rotterdam’ in ten days. Divided over seven studios, they produced non-stop for ten days. Beau Zwart, Het Gezelschap, KUZKO, LE MOTAT, Maask, Smudged, and Socks;SportsSocks make up this special project.
At the other stages, there are shows from Ariana Popal, Davina Marinozzi, Sammie Sedano, Octagon Blues, B3lly, GEEL, Klont, Steel and Stone, Unruly Phoenix, Daryl Raphaël, Puck Gräffner and lots more. Check the complete line-up here.
Eendracht Festival starts at 3 AM and goes on until the early hours.
Photo: Niek Hage