The 2019 Holland Festival will feature a selection of Australian performers and artists with Dutch heritage. Some musicians will perform songs in English, while others will perform a mix of songs in Dutch as well as English..
Dutch Accordian music
The Big Squeeze Band have been playing across Victoria for almost 20 years, promoting the accordion and a love for accordion music. They have appeared on ABC Radio, competed successfully against other bands in competitions around Australia, currently perform at various concerts and festivals. Their musical performances include classical, jazz, dance, folk and big band music. Visit their Facebook Page (Link to https://www.facebook.com/bigsqueezeband)
Led by Jeannie Marsh, the Dutch Choir Melbourne invites you to come and join in, and to ZING gezelliz mee (sing happily along with us).
30 Piece Brass Band
A 30 piece brass band from the City of Frankston in Melbourne.
Pop and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Dutch and English)
A frequent performer at many Dutch Clubs across Australia, Peter has sung at many, many Holland Festivals with his wonderful repertoire of Dutch and popular songs.
A carnaval dance group that has performed at previous Holland Festivals in Melbourne are returning to the festival.
They bring the spirit of Carnaval in the Netherlands with them every time they dance.
Folk, Roots, Ballads (English)
Suzanne Diprose and Bree Cleal perform folk/country and roots material in the styles of Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, along with modern interpretations of traditional material such as Carter Family and Dolly Parton standards.
Savannah Rose will perform with honeyed harmonies and a pure simplicity that reek of gezeligheid..
Easy Listening (English)
This 19-year-old musician from Berwick is influenced by the likes of Birdy, Vance Joy and Passenger.
Tayla will capture the spirit of your favourite Dutch café on a balmy summer afternoon.
Titiana de Vries-Haremaker is a soprano that will bring the spirit of Andre Rieu to the Holland Festival.