European Bluegrass Voorthuizen cancelled indefinitely

It is with much regret and a heavy heart the board of European Bluegrass Voorthuizen has decided that the bluegrass festival will be cancelled indefinitely.

For over 20 years the town of Voorthuizen has been the scene of a bluegrass festival in the Ascension Day weekend. The past few years rules and regulations set by the local council and national government have been getting stricter, which has made it harder to organise our festival every year. However, with the support of the local council we have been able to organise our event up to the 2019 edition.

Unfortunately rules are even stricter this year and there seems to be no opportunity anymore to organise an event the way we think a bluegrass festival should be. After the Trefpunt building not being available to us anymore since last year, from now on we also can't use the field and parking area as a campsite anymore. All this means the basic foundation for a bluegrass festival at the current location has dissapeared.

We are very grateful to De Oranjevereniging for being so hospitable, providing us with a place to have our festival for all these years and for the cooperation in the exploitation of the events.

The EWOB/EBV board will continue to exist and support and promote bluegrass music. If a new location in Voorthuizen, which is being developed at the moment, proves to be suitable for us the festival may return. At the moment however there is no known timeline and it is not known yet if the new location will meet the rules and regulations as set by the local council and national government.

As soon as plans for the new location are known we will determine if a restart is possible.

We would like to thank all artists, visitors and volunteers who have helped make the festival be the success that it was in the past two decades or so. Without all of you it would not have been possible.



The E.B.V. is organised by the Oranjevereniging Voorthuizen and Stichting E.W.O.B. Voorthuizen.

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