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Festival info


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Night of a 1000 Strings?

Night of a 1000 Strings is this edition's theme for the Dutch Harp Festival. The day program will be similar to last editions and from the evening on, we'll reinvent ourselves and create a whole new experience. In beautifully decorated venues, transformed by visuals, projections and light installations, we present genre bending musicians and artists on the verge of their breakthroughs.

There will be a mix of ambient, pop, jazz, folk, classical and everything in between. Special collaborations, sound installations, there is plenty for you to discover.

When will the festival take place?

The upcoming edition takes place on Saturday April 20, 2024, live in TivoliVredenburg.

What will the festival day look like?

Basically you can divide the festival day into 2 parts:

1. Day
The doors for regular visitors will open at 15.30. The first concert starts at 16.00. During the day there will be workshops, a festival market, the World Harp Competition and the first concerts of the day.

2. Evening
Around 06:00 PM the 'Night of the 1000 Strings' will be opened with an opening concert. In this part of the day, between 06:00 PM and 01:00 AM, most concerts will take place.

Enjoy this video recap of our 2022 edition to get a visual impression:

What artists will be performing at the festival?

Please check out the line-up page to discover the line-up.

How can I join the workshops?

Purchase your workshop ticket here.

Is there food available at the festival?

Yeah! The lovely people from Kookatelier LOT will make sure you won’t get hungry during the festival. Check out the menu.

Can I stay overnight?

We can recommend StayOkay Utrecht Centrum if you're looking for a place to stay.

Can I volunteer at the festival?

Yes, you can! The festival can't exist without our volunteers. Interested? Reach out by sending an e-mail to vrijwilligers@harpfestival.nl.

Can I store my belongings in a cloakroom or locker?

Each venue has its own guarded cloakroom, upon arrival we will let you know which cloakroom you can use. In addition to this free cloakroom, you can also rent a locker for €2 or a large locker for €4.

How do I get to TivoliVredenburg?

TivoliVredenburg is located next to the central train station, in the city centre of Utrecht. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are just 30 minutes by train; Rotterdam and The Hague only 45 minutes. There are daily international trains from and to Brussels (2 hours), Cologne (2,5 hours) and Paris (3,5 hours). For more info, go to www.ns.nl or www.nshighspeed.nl (international).