The 5th of May is a national holiday in the Netherlands to celebrate liberty. There are many festivals all over the Netherlands and of course, one of the largest is in Groningen! The Bevrijdingsfestival Groningen was held for the first time in 2000. It’s a free event with not only a lot of music, but also art, theatre and plenty of culinary delights. On this day, practically all the citizens of Groningen leave the centre and move towards the Stadspark to spread out their picnic plaids, put on their sunglasses and enjoy the national and international artists from noon till midnight. Last year, there were 90.000 visitors on this festival.
This year, the number could be even higher as there are many great artists on the program such as Selah Sue, Chef's Special, the Dodo's, La Pegatina and this year's ambassador of Freedom: Jett Rebel!