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31 AUG - 2 SEPT ‘18: CULTURAL WEEKEND WITH EMBASSY FESTIVAL AND UIT DEN HAAG Get ready to kick off your cultural season at the (free) Cultural Weekend extravaganza with the EMBASSY FESTIVAL and UIT FESTIVAL DEN HAAG. The Hague will be filled with theatre, dance, music and performances from all corners of the world during these three days. Embassy Festival will surprise and inspire with a cultural two-day world trip and UIT Festival presents a three-day marathon of previews of the upcoming cultural season 2018-2019.
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For the second year in a row we’ll have an Embassy Festival stage at THE LIFE I LIVE Festival. The Embassy Festival is a two-day world trip that takes place every year in the beginning of September at the idyllic Lange Voorhout. The team behind it are the same people organising THE LIFE I LIVE festival every year. All the international sounds and vibes, that you’ll have heard at the Embassy Festival, will be present at the Hofplaats stage on Kingsday.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]This year the Embassy Festival will take place on Friday the 31rst of August and Saturday 1 September. We're very much looking forward to this year's edition of the festival. Countries and their regions will be represented by their embassies on the festival terrain and they will demonstrate the uniqueness of their culture at the Lange Voorhout.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Proudly we look back at Embassy Festival 2017 where all cultures came together at the Lange Voorhout in The Hague. For the first time Embassy Festival lasted two days and welcomed over 50.000 visitors. The cultural (music, dance, theatre) and culinary richness of all the different participating countries made the festival a world trip on its own. Please check out our facebookpage where you can find all our photos.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]With over 50.000 visitors, over 45 performances and 51 participating embassies the Embassy Festival 2017 was a huge succes! The Embassy Festival had a dream start on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague on Friday evening. Minyeshu (ETH), Farjaam (IRN), Levi Silvanie (CUW) and a spontaneous Irish folk music session set the tone of the festival which was best seen as a two-day cultural world trip.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Don’t go home after the Embassy Festival as the weekend will be jam-packed with other cultural festivities at UIT Festival Den Haag! The Embassy Festival will from 8pm transition into the UIT Festival Den Haag. Jeangu Macrooy (NLD/SUR) will kick-off those festivities.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Check out the full programme for the Embassy Festival. On the 1st and 2nd of September, the Embassy Festival will, for the fifth year running, transform the Lange Voorhout in The Hague into a sea of culture. The cultural (music, dance, theatre) and culinary richness of all the different participating countries makes the festival a world trip on its own. Check our spotify list here.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]What are your plans this Friday? After a long week at work, what better way to celebrate the weekend than with good music, food and delicious drinks at one of the most beautiful places in the The Hague?
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]- CULTURE BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER AT THE EMBASSY FESTIVAL - The fifth edition of the two-day EMBASSY FESTIVAL will kick-off on Friday September 1st at 5pm at the Lange Voorhout in The Hague. Iranian musician, songwriter and composer FAARJAM will perform his dreamy and melodic songs on the stage right in front of the Diligentia theatre. LEVI SILVANIE, who was born in Curacao and has soul and rhythm streaming through his veins, will take you on a musical journey through the Caribbean. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the charismatic and moving songs from Ethiopian-born MINYESHU, who has in the past performed with famed African colleagues such as Salif Keita, Youssou N’Dour and Angelique Kidjo. Your caffeine fix will be taken care of by KOFFIE. With their afro-, Latin- and funk grooves, the Dutch band hope to bring people together, something that the Embassy Festival embraces as well. The Embassy Festival proves to everyone on a yearly basis that culture brings people together.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]On the 1st and 2nd of September, the Embassy Festival will, for the fifth year running, transform the Lange Voorhout into a sea of culture. On the evening of the 1st, the festivities will kick-off at 17.00 with one stage offering a diverse and colourful programme. The festival will fully commence on Saturday the 2nd of September, starting at 12.00 and centering around four stages, the Kids Compound and the International Market. At the Contemporary stage we will welcome Baptiste W.Hamon (FRA), who’s known to steal the hearts of many with his Americana chansons, and Brian Deady (IRL), a rising star from the Emerald Isle, who will take the audience on a journey with his uplifting and soulful voice. On the Classical Stage, the audience will be swept away by well-known pianists Valentina Tóth (HUN) and Luke Welch (CAN).