The festival has brought music, drama, and art to the Frisian capital for 40 years
Translated by Thomas Ansell
One of the biggest cultural events in the Frisian calendar will finally take place in mid-September, with the delayed Fries StraatFestival in Leeuwarden. Over 150 performances, from 70 artists and creators will take place over four days, with the festival now made ‘Corona-proof’. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, the organisers have had to come up with innovative ways to work within the current Coronavirus regulations.
Visitors shan’t have to use the much-maligned “Testen voor Toegang” scheme, or show their vaccination/test status in the CoronaCheck app. According to Natasja Kosterloo of the organising team, “we are telling people to take their own responsibility, and precautionary measures”. What could possibly go wrong.
The festival will now take place over four days, instead of two, to spread the number of visitors across a greater time. This does mean that people must reserve their (free) tickets in advance, via the Fries StraatFestival website.
“We’re a festival that’s accessible for everyone, and that’s been the case for several years. We can hold the festival this year because we are able to maintain a 1.5-metre distance regulation in the event areas”, says Kosterloo.
“It’s great to give artists work in this climate”, says Kosterloo, “and the artists are being paid for their stalls, we’re pleased to give everyone the opportunity to access cultural events, too.”
For tickets, head to this website- for more information about the programme, just click here.
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