Two great festivals over coming months, where the Vortex fans should get together (perhaps through its Real Ale Group?) If we get a group together for either, then we can pool the booking of hotle and so on.
A lovely festival where you cycle from gig to gig on Bank Holiday Saturday (25th)
HÅKON KORNSTAD/ INGEBRIGT HÅKER FLATEN
JORRIT DIJKSTRA/PANDELIS KARAYORGIS
ATOMIC • ARKADY SHILKLOPER/JON SASS
PAUL VAN KEMENADE/STEVKO BUSCH
ELECTRIC BARBARIAN • DE BEREN GIEREN
DAS KAPITAL • SEAN BERGIN NEW MOB
TALKING COWS • SPINIFEX QUINTET
KAPOK• DUTCH IMPRO ACADEMY
CORRIE EN DE GROTE BROKKEN
Here's a film from 2010. Bicycles can be hired for 10 euros a day from the station. The best way there is probably taking the Dutchflyer via Harwich-Hook of Holland as it's £75 each way overnight and the ticket takes you anywhere in Holland. Also, it's easy to take the bike.
The other festival is in Vilnius in October. The season ticket is still only £24. And you get more than a dozen concerts. Flights around £100 return via Ryanair or Wizzair.