On Saturday, the month of September kicked off in Groningen with style. One of the newer annual events in the city, the Hullabaloo Festival, attracted around 30,000 people to the Stadspark.
Visitors had the opportunity to watch internationally renowned artists such as Armin van Buuren and Zara Larsson. Local Dutch stars Goldband and Bløf also made the trip up North to ensure an unforgettable experience for all those who attended.
Although music was the top attraction, with five stages set up throughout the park, Hullabaloo promises to be much more than just a music festival. Organizer Mitchell Bovenlander told RTVNoord that Hullabaloo aspires to be “a cozy mix. There’s lots to see and do with different styles intertwined.”
A two-day festival in 2024?
The third edition of Hullabaloo was such a success that organizers are already looking to make the occasion a weekend-long festival rather than the one-day format Groningen hosted in 2023, according to the Groninger Internet Courant.
Bovenlander envisions the festival to not only extend itself to two days but also allow visitors the opportunity to set up camp in the Stadspark to create the feeling of a “mini-holiday.”
Hullabaloo originally started as a two-day event in 2019, when the likes of Robin Schulz, Duncan Lawrence, and Lil Kleine headlined. According to Bovenlander, the likelihood of a return to that format depends on the artists they can attract but they are already working on it to make Hullabaloo an even bigger party than it was this year.