The Hague’s very own music buff, Jen Buffington, shares what’s hot in The Hague  and beyond.

This Saturday, 14 October, brings NL’s largest traveling music fest to The Hague.

You have your choice from about 35 artists and acts to choose from, all emerging young talent.

Not to worry, the Popronde folks do a great job of providing a genre descriptor to each act to assist your planning.

Given the line up and proximity of locations, it will be easy to plot a discovery tour, starting with a warm-up at 15:30 or so, enjoy a leisurely dinner, then drop in on some Indie or Folk, move on to Pop or Rock. Soul, Garage, Electronica pick up in the later hours. But for those who wish to remain mellow, you can find Maurice van Hoek sharing some Americana as late as 22:30.

The hard part will be deciding who to miss. I’m not sure who decided to schedule Okke Punt and Joost Dijkema at the same time, but I’ll have to have a word 😉

You can review the rich line up here:

And oh! Did I mention this fest is free?!  But be sure to find the tip jar.

As for the “Worth Travelling For” top tips;

Friday the 13th, , good luck brings us Good Harvest, an amazing duo out of Sweden, playing in the gezellig “mobile light house” that is Vessel 11 in Rotterdam.

21 October, join me on a journey to Boskoop, an easy 30 minutes away. There in the Stables Music Center will be the globe trotting Caroline Cotter and Michael Howard. The Stables website is in mothballs but I’ve already emailed to confirm.  I love little places like this with big, yet humble, talent.

As we know, October is already a fest of music (and beer, I like beer too), so be sure to treat yourself and lock a gig or two in on your calendar.

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