Hague bell tower to open Pop Week 2017

Published: 12 October 2017Modified: 12 October 2017

The bell tower of the Grote Kerk on the Torenstraat will play tunes by well-known local pop musicians on Friday, 13 October from 12.00 to 12.30 hrs. and from 15.00 to 15.30 hrs. The concert will festively open the Hague Pop Week 2017.

Carillon Haagse Toren

Gijsbert Kok, the municipality’s carilloneur, will play songs by Shocking Blue, Anouk, Di-rect, Hallo Venray, The Deaf and Gruppo Sportivo.

The Hague Pop Week

The Hague Pop Week will be held from Friday, 13 October to Saturday, 21 October 2017. For 9 days new pop talent can be heard at various spots in the downtown area and Scheveningen. There will also be workshops and master classes given in the Haags Pop Centrum. The Hague Pop Week will conclude on Saturday, 21 October with the Haagse Pop Nach. During this event the Haagse Pop Prijs and the encouragement prize, the HPC Music Support Award, will be awarded to new pop talent. More information can be found at The Hague Pop Week.

Municipality stimulating talent

The municipality is calling attention to The Hague Pop Week for the first time in this way and is stressing the importance of the theme ‘Support your locals’. To make, play, experience and enjoy pop music The Hague is the place to be. For decades The Hague has produced many pop musicians and bands well-known both in the Netherlands as well as abroad.

Art and culture policy

A good artistic climate which provides space for innovation is not possible without new talent. This is especially true for the pop music sector. Stimulating talent development is an important point for the municipality in the Meerjarenbeleidsplan Kunst en Cultuur 2017-2020.