It has become a tradition at 3VOOR12/Den Haag at the end of each year to organise special sessions with interviews, photoshoots and video recordings. Last year's most controversial, successful and remarkable acts from the region are being brought together for one day at a special location. This year, the fifth edition took place in Hilton Hotel The Hague: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous. I enjoyed doing a photoshoot with Hague hip hop artist Filosofische Stilte (read the full article here).
Sixties on steroids - influenced by bands such as The Doors and Pink Floyd, this trio with organ, bass, guitar and powerful vocals brings old psychedelic blues and rock & roll back to life, and around the world. During their final show before the closing down of the LVC in Leiden, 3VOOR12/Den Haag sat with them to ask them about their experiences and touring plans. Read the complete interview here.
Crossing Border combines literature with music and spoken word, from the biggest names to undiscovered writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers and artists. The festival has evolved into one of the foremost international, interdisciplinary literature and music festivals in Europe with performances occurring simultaneously on several indoor stages.
On 16 November 2013, Crossing Border was in The Hague and 3VOOR12 organised live reports. View my contributions in the following articles:
- Tom Hickox
- Nico Dijkshoorn & Ocobar
- Puur Gelul
- All Crossing Border 2013 articles
Music venue LVC (Leids VrijetijdsCentrum) in Leiden closed down. 31 August was the final evening with live performances of several local and national known bands, to celebrate the end of an era. With 3VOOR12/Den Haag, we interviewed the LVC volunteers and audience. Read the full article here.
Werfpop is one of the larger Dutch free music festivals, established in 1982. Since 2002, it is located in park Leidse Hout, in Leiden.
This year, the headliners were Suicidal Tendencies, Goose, and Postmen. My personal favourite was John Coffey, where part of the audience started a massive jump rope before the wall of death. My contributions can be viewed in the following articles:
On 11 July 2013, brothers Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh together with Lee Douglas gave an exclusive acoustic show in De Boerderij, Zoetermeer. Support act for Anathema was Antimatter, also acoustic on piano and guitar. Read the full article here.