We are Clan MacBran. We are a group of re-enactors who have chosen the period of the Jacobites in 1745-1746 as their period to re-enact. Our camp aims to portrait a group of Jacobites and their daily activities, such as: Preparing food, various crafts; basket weaving, woodcrafts, working iron, net knotting, knitting, washing, creating clothing, band weaving, soap making and churning butter. Weapons and their techniques. Demonstrations of the clothing like the Great kilt (for gents) and the Arisaid (for lasses) and the positioning and building of the tents and encampment.
Circle J brings the folk punk to Keltfest!
Circle J have been playing their folk infused punk for over a decade, amassing a mad horde of followers at whatever shore they set foot. Their infectious mix of stomping punk and sing-along folktales has been a sure-fire recipe for heavy partying, drinking, dancing and assorted acts of mayhem. Their albums have been consistently well-received by critics and hailed by folkpunk fans and party lovers alike. Their latest album, ‘Year of the Goat’ (2015), brings you another treasure trove of folk punk and introduces Young God Ed, whose guitar heroism joins the already legendary arsenal of bagpipes, banjo, mandolin and tin whistle that will knock your socks off and leave you thirsty for more. On stage, the lowlands’ First Family of Folkpunk roars and blazes like an adolescent dragon on paxtaran. Hoton the heels of ‘Year of the Goat’, another infusion of young blood behind the drums will be catapulting Circle J across the Lowlands and beyond and may well have them storming a stage near you. So sharpen your axes, put on your dancin’ boots and join the Mighty Circle J for a fine bout of folkpunk frenzy.
Circle J have played many venues and festivals in the Benelux, Germany, France, Spain and England.
Circle J are:
Tomba – vocals and bass
Edje- guitar and vocals
Jasper – banjo, mandolin and vocals
Marianne – bagpipes, tin whistle, cross flute and vocals
Thom – drums
Robert den Hartigh: Folk & Roots music at Keltfest 2018
Robert den Hartigh (1976) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist influenced by several traditional styles of folk and roots music. His own original songs are a pleasant blend of Transatlantic folk and (acoustic) blues.
Robert plays these songs with much devotion for our great musical roots. If you see Robert play, you can hear him following the footsteps of the musicians who inspired him. Being a part of and to carry on this musical tradition has become a way of life.
All the songs from Robert den Hartigh have their own story and memory. The intense experience comes straight from his heart. He accompanies himself with acoustic (slide)guitar, mandola and diatonic accordion. He also has an Indian bass drum. Robert is inspired by folkloristic artists like Leadbelly, Lightnin’Hopkins, Woody Guthrie, but also Rory Gallagher, the Chieftains and modern artists like Sixteen Horsepower.
Drop by the camp of the Niflheim Vikings during Keltfest 2018 and learn all about the daily life of the Vikings.
Two thousand years ago the Celts were driven off of mainland Europe. All Celts? No, one band bravely resisted the influx of modern pop and rock and found their own place in the world of music.
Armed with nothing but their voices and instruments, Rapalje is raiding clubs and halls far and wide, looking for victims to carry away on a musical journey through Scottish Higlands, Irish valleys, taverns and inns. Ground shaking jigs and reels, delicate ballads and a whiff of heavy metal provide you with the perfect opportunity to not care about every day life.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s dance…
The SIDH is een jonge en energetische band, altijd op zoek naar nieuwe ideeën en muzikale arrangementen, zonder hun roots te vergeten. Een combinatie van hedendaagse en elektronische Keltische muziek, dat door het gebruik van fluiten en doedelzakken, keyboards en percussie, Hip Hop en Dubstep beats een origineel en innovatief resultaat heeft. Op deze wijze wordt een sfeer met een onderscheidend gevoel van “toekomstige traditie” gecreëerd.
The SIDH is a young and energetic band, always looking for new ideas and musical arrangements, without forgetting their roots. A combination of highly contemporary and electronic Celtic music, by use of whistles and bagpipes, keyboards and percussion, Hip Hop and Dubstep beats, creating an original and innovative result. This way they are able to create atmospheres with a distinctive scent of “future tradition”.
With dozens of Tours between Europe and Asia (China, Ireland, Poland, Italy to name a few), collaborations with the world’s greatest artists (Lindsey Stirling, Hevia, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and many more), these four young musicians are able to recreate strong and exciting sounds made with Dubstep rhythms and Scottish Bagpipes, Hip Hop and Irish Whistles.
The SIDH will present their latest album “Another Way to Fly” released worldwide at the beginning of 2018.
As of 2018 Keltfest will be held at the beautiful recreation area Groene Weelde in Vijfhuizen (municipality of Haarlemmermeer). This new terrain offers Vana Events the opportunity to further expand Keltfest as the Celtic event of the Netherlands. Among other things a festival camping and bagpipe competitions will be new components of the festival program.
Keltfest attracts nearly 10000 tourists annually and offers visitors to experience the Celtic era. With craftsmanship, workshops like archery and forging, demo’s, an extensive market and lots of children activities, the festival offers something for everyone.
The musical line-up has many folk bands programmed on several stages and with a pint in hand you imagine yourself in a Irish pub. Everyone is invited to join in on one of many pub sessions or fill your stomach with delicious authentic food that is on offer by various caterers.
In 2017 Keltfest celebrated its 10th edition in the Hollandse Biesbosch. Vana Events hopesto bring this Celtic festival to new heights by moving to the Groene Weelde in Vijfhuizen.
Date: May 26th & 27th 2018
26 May: 10.00 – 24.00h
27 May: 10.00 – 20.00h
Prices EarlyBird until December 31st 2017, subject to availability
(no later than 31-12-2017)
|Passe-partout adult incl. camping – 2 day passe-partout adult + camping (13 years and older)||€ 47,50|
|Passe-partout child incl. camping – 2 day passe-partout+ camping (4 to 12 years)||€ 33,00|
|Passe-partout adult – 2 day passe-partout adult (13 years and older)||€ 22,50|
|Passe-partout child – 2 day passe-partout child (4 t/m 12 jaar)||€ 8,00|
|Ticket adult – 1 day ticket adult toegang voor volwassene (13 years and older)||€ 13,00|
|Ticket child – 1 day ticket child (4 to 12 years)||€ 4,00|
(starts from point of selling out EarlyBird, at the latest from January 1st 2018 until May 17th 2018)
|Passe-partout adult incl. camping – 2 day passe-partout adult + camping (13 years and older)||€ 50,00|
|Passe-partout child incl. camping – 2 day passe-partout+ camping (4 to 12 years)||€ 34,00|
|Passe-partout adult – 2 day passe-partout adult (13 years and older)||€ 25,00|
|Passe-partout child – 2 day passe-partout child (4 t/m 12 jaar)||€ 9,00|
|Ticket adult – 1 day ticket adult toegang voor volwassene (13 years and older)||€ 14,00|
|Ticket child – 1 day ticket child (4 to 12 years)||€ 4,50|
Prices at the entrance and in presale
(from May 18th 2018)
|Passe-partout adult incl. camping – 2 day passe-partout adult + camping (13 years and older)||€ 53,00|
|Passe-partout child incl. camping – 2 day passe-partout+ camping (4 to 12 years)||€ 35,00|
|Passe-partout adult – 2 day passe-partout adult (13 years and older)||€ 28,00|
|Passe-partout child – 2 day passe-partout child (4 t/m 12 jaar)||€ 10,00|
|Ticket adult – 1 day ticket adult toegang voor volwassene (13 years and older)||€ 16,00|
|Ticket child – 1 day ticket child (4 to 12 years)||€ 5,00|
|Parking ticket – NOT for camping guests||€ 5,00|
|10 festival coins||€ 25,00|
|25 festival coins||€ 62,50|
PLEASE NOTE: parking is included for camping guests. If you’re staying at the Keltfest camping you don’t need to buy a parking ticket.
Visiting Keltfest for two days but not a camping guest? In this case you will need two parking tickets!
Prices include VAT. By purchasing tickets you agree to the terms and conditions.
The best way to travel is via public transport! You’ll meet new people, you’ll by-pass the traffic jam in front of the parking lot, and you’ll save the environment at that. Therefore, we recommend to use public transportation as much as possible. Below, you will find the best ways to get to the festival terrain. Enjoy your trip and see you at Keltfest!
The nearest bus stop is Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen.
To get to Vijfhuizen by bus, please plan your trip carefully via www.9292.nl.
To reach Keltfest by train, please travel to NS station Hoofddorp. From here switch to Connexxion bus 300 with direction Haarlem.
Please plan your journey to NS station Hillegom via www.9292ov.nl of www.ns.nl.
Courtyard By Marriott Amsterdam Airport
2131 LX Hoofddorp
Bastion Hotel Schiphol Hoofddorp
2131 MN Hoofddorp
Hotel de Beurs
2131 CR Hoofddorp
2114 AP Vogelenzang
Recreatiegebied de Groene Weelde
2141 SB Vijfhuizen
Keltfest will have its own festival camping from 2018 onwards. More information about this will follow soon.
Address for navigation: Stelling 1, 2141 SB Vijfhuizen. You can park at the Haarlemmermeer Expo Parking.
Parking costs: €5,- a day. Please note: camping guests don’t need a parking ticket.