Friday 18th of May
Go Back To The Zoo
Go Back to the Zoo is a young Amsterdam-based band, consisting of the brothers Teun (guitar) and Cas (guitar and vocals) Hieltjes, and their best friends Bram Kniest (drums) and Lars Kroon (bass). Teun and Cas, who had been making music ever since their grandmother gave them a Guns ‘n’ Roses album, knew Bram from high school. While standing in the line to get tickets for a secret Strokes gig at 4 am, they met Lars. It didn’t take long before they found out they had a shared passion for pop songs with an edge and bands like the Rolling Stones, Pixies, Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth.
Hunting the Robot
‘Unruly’, ‘highly-innovative’, ‘against all rules’ and ‘what’s up with the hair?’ are the first comments of the Dutch audience after seeing and hearing the four young men that is Hunting The Robot. These guys, with an average age of 17, found each other at the end of 2009 from the desire for a revolution in the Dutch music scene and they are well on their way. In early 2011, Hunting The Robot released their debut EP, ‘Our Ocean Is Illuminated,’ and they could no longer be ignored. Hailed by the press they soon visited ‘De Wereld Draait Door’, 3FM and almost every Dutch venue you can think of. All this is done without the help of a record label, booker or producer..
Saturday 19th of May
Splendid is an 10 piece rocksteady band from the south-west coast of Holland and the international city of peace, The Hague. Splendid is specialized in turning venues in to whirlpools of joy!
Being the 2005 best live act from The Hague, Splendid has build a strong reputation on live performance.