Brain melted, faces bruised, souls rocked … Live music, skateboarding, art exhibition, creative market, drinks, great vibes and next level crowdsurfing!
This venue has the perfect setup with its indoor skatepark, outside bowl, bars, stage, food kitchen and crew, and once the traditional Dutch rain was dodged, the spirits were on an instant high. Celebrating their Volcom Featured Artist collection, the art exhibition showcased works by Chrissie Abbott, French and Bob Mollema, but more artists and exhibitors gathered for a creative market right next to the skate bowl, adding shopping, discoveries and eye-candy to an already action-packed day.
After Bonglords DJs opened the event, Leopard Ale played first on the main stage spreading their love and good vibes to the afternoon crowd.
Whip followed up in the dark bar with a communicative power that resulted in the first mosh pit at 4pm!
Then Mooon got people in a trippy retro journey and set the crowdsurf as the norm for the rest of the day.
The rest after this was nonstop pure raw energy: Pizza Knife covered the dark bar with people sweat, then Pieter de Clus, Jason Lijnzaat, Jeroen Bruggeman, Tim Rebensdorf, Bart Buikman, Bert and Diego destroyed the bowl.
After that, people’s brains started melting, under the synth attacks of ET Explore Me whose psych punk was truly brutal, so bodies, instruments, drinks, anything got lifted overheads.
The night ended with a banger, who needs fireworks when you have Ploegendienst? They delivered fresh, raw, fast and in your face punk that could literally send you travel over the crowd on a trash can… knocking people down on the path.
Big thank you to the artists mentioned above, to all exhibitors of the creative market: Harry Wyld, Lovenskate’s Stu, Andi Iordache, Matthias Welker, Gabe Hollington, Tuigoma, Zutmonsac, Unit Record Shop, Rosa Meininger, Kim Thorst, Surreal Apparel, Caliaristhrift.
- About The Bands -
‘100% anti-everything’ hardcore-punk supergroup Ploegendienst! Bastiaan from Aux Raus and MICH on bass, Michiel from Firestone on guitar, Bram from Adolf Butler and Malle Pietje en de Bimbo’s on drums and Ray Fuego from the DIY hip-hop collective SMIB screaming his brains out on vocals.
Way back, in the early 2013's, a new and loud sound was born in a little
backyard barn in a far away town called Aarle-Rixtel.
They were producing what they would call 'Good Music'.
The brothers Tom and Gijs de Jong, and their cousin Timo van Lierop were feeling so groovy with their instruments, that they decided to form a new musical collective, called MOOON.
Far Out Mind Expanding Psychedelic Punk from Haarlem in the Netherlands whom Squeeze you into a Organ grinding Fuzz Overdose Fest and Fly you to unknown dimensions
You wanna party, you wanna dig deep into the trenches of treble and bass, you wanna – oh I know you wanna just have a good time don’t you! And ET EXPLORE ME has got the rocknroll sniffin glue to get you higher than daylight. So pour a beer over your head and shake your ass, pump your fist and whatever you do, when you get home after the show, don’t fall asleep in a puddle of your own piss.
LEOPARD Ale is 100% bedroom-made music. From beer talks to quantum physics, the conundrums in their songs blast through the means of hip hop with a twist of surf rock and jazz. Bottoms up.
Whip is the combination of Ben Kalb (Pizza Knife) and Bob Mollema (Fluisteraars). They don't know what kind of music they make; it's genreless but explores all the areas they find relentlessly inspiring individually and collectively. It's a combination of frivolity and medieval danger. The music will always be subject to change, just like the weather, nature, people, and things.
About the art exhibition
Chrissie Abbot is a designer, art director & artist from London. She creates bespoke content, imagery, and animation for brands utilising mixed-media for online & print. Always trying to put a happy spin on things, to be a ‘colourful interlude to all the negative imagery that we are constantly bombarded with’. With music being one of her biggest inspirations, it’s no surprise that her favourite format is still a 12” record sleeve. She exhibits artwork internationally and creates zines.
Richard “French” Sayer is an artist, illustrator & art director. Creating artwork, illustration, graphics, design & art direction for the music industry, advertising, print, fashion, publishing and the skateboard industry.
His artwork is often an illustrated nostalgic view of VHS horror movies, board games, fantasy book covers and heavy metal. His work is infused with a sense of humour, ultra detail and a bold sense of colour.
Bob Mollema, Bennekom 1990, works as an illustrator, artist and musician. He mainly works on large projects where humanity, absurdity, desire and dishonesty are central. These elements form a cocktail that results in critical, sometimes humorous, illustrations that make people think. A recurring theme is archaic Europe and the way people spiritually dealt with nature, incorporating the often naive and pure style of the archaic peoples into his art. He mainly works with graphite and eraser because the roughness, coincidence, margin of error & the analogue aspect are in keeping with his search for purity and authenticity. It is an act of rebellion against the uniformity that is slowly but surely devouring the world.
Volcom is bringing back this summer its mini festivals inspired by the Volcom Garden venue concept in Austin, Texas to Fridas Pier in Stuttgart, Germany on July 2nd and to Pier 15 in Breda, The Netherlands on September 10th.
Each date will feature live bands, art exhibitions gathering some artists revolving around the Volcom universe, but also a creative market, skateboarding challenges with prizes, food and drinks.
Exhibitors include bands merch, tie-dye t-shirts workshop, local artists work, record store, Volcom booth (with screen-printed posters and Featured Artist collection products), tattoos and more.