On February 8, 9 and 10, the historic cardboard factory “De Toekomst” (‘The Future’) in the Groningen village of Scheemda will be the setting for the unique Grasnapolsky festival.
Grasnapolsky offers a mix of music, visual arts, history and nature. For the past five years, the festival has been held at Radio Kootwijk, a former transmitter station in the Veluwe region, but the 2019 edition of the festival will be happening in Scheemda.
“De Toekomst is in the middle of the former Grain Republic in Northeast Groningen”, says festival director Mariska Berrevoets “This area has a beautiful story, just like the factory itself. It is an undiscovered place in the Netherlands where we can offer our audience a deeper experience during festival. The factory and its environment will play an important role in the festival programme.”
The festival boasts a very eclectic programme, from the innovative compositions of harpist Remy van Kesteren to the fire lyrics of rapper Ray Fuego, from singer-songwriter Lucky Fonz III to experimental krautrock by the bizarrely dressed band Snapped Ankles:
In keeping with earlier editions, visitors of the three-day festival will spend the night at bungalow parks near the event location. On the mornings of the second and third days, they will meet at a communal breakfast table at De Toekomst.
More information about the festival and ticketing is available (in Dutch) at www.grasnapolsky.nl.