The festival will take place between Friday September 11 and Sunday September 13
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by RTV Drenthe, the Ganzefestival in Coevorden will be held across three days this year, rather than the usual one day. The festival will now be held between September 11 and September 13 on the Weeshuisweide in the city. The length of the festival is not the only thing that will have changed, with organisers having worked hard to keep to the Coronavirus regulations.
“I think we are one of the few that are daring to organise something”, says Johan Velzing from the Ganzenfestival Coevorden team. “If we can keep to all of the RIVM’s regulations, then we can go ahead.”
So, what can visitors expect from this years festival? “This year we will have an age build-up.” The Friday evening will be intended for young people between 13 and 17, whilst Saturday and Sunday will be intended for a series of rising age-groups. “So we can cater for each individual age group on the festival ground”, says Velzing.
Last year the festival had around 3,200 visitors but this year both the Saturday and Sunday evenings will have a maximum capacity of 700. “That means a reduction in capacity of about 25%”, says Velzing, “only on Friday evening (the youth evening) can we have a full capacity, with room for about 2,000”. This year everyone will have to reserve a seat at a table, so that the 1.5-metre social distancing regulations can be upheld.
Luckily, the organisers have been hard at work making sure that a full line-up of artists will be present at the festival. “Absolutely. We have a great line-up full of fantastic artists”, says Velzing.
Image via Ganzenfestival Coevorden on Facebook.