On Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of September the seventh edition of the Embassy Festival will commence. The organisation is confident that they will reach a record-breaking number of 70 embassies, that will be participating in the Embassy Festival, taking place at the Lange Voorhout this year. This will allow for a cultural world trip with dance, music (from pop to classical), performances and authentic bites and drinks.
The kick-off of the Embassy Festival will take place on Friday evening from 5pm in an intimate setting at the Lange Voorhout with two stages. Expect a highly energetic performance by London Afrobeat Collective (GBR), a wonderful show by clarinet-master Cüneyt Sepetçi (TUR), surprise acts and lots of delicious food and drinks options.
On Saturday the 7th of September the Embassy Festival will take over the Lange Voorhout in its entirety, starting at noon. The international spirit, status and experience of The Hague will cast a spell on its visitors and residents. By working together with the embassies, the Embassy Festival is able to put together an event with the cultural richness of around 70 countries. The result of this is a day filled with, amongst other aspects, dance and music; the universal language that brings people together.
There will be a lively programme on the four stages that will be present at the festival. The Embassy Festival offers a melting pot of music, a worldly mix of dance and theatre, several cultural institutions will present themselves and we’ll have a Kids Compound to entertain our youngest visitors.
A small selection of the programme for this year: Faraj Suleiman (Palestine pianist/composer), Kristin Mulders (mezzo-soprano from Norway), and Lady Bazaar(Swiss soul-hip-hop sensation).
The Creative Arena will be filled with exquisite performances by traditional dance groups, vocalists, and other acts that focus on bringing their cultural heritage to the Embassy Festival. This one-of-a-kind stage offers so much cultural diversity that visitors will be treated to a glimpse of the different cultures that make up the Embassy Festival.
The International Marketing will form the binding element between the several stages. Taste buds will have a field-day with all the traditional bites and drinks that are made freshly made or have been flown in from all corners of the world. The Embassy Festival will once again create unity in diversity which is exactly what makes this festival so unique.
Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
Friday 6 September: 5pm – 11pm | intimate setting with two stages
Saturday 7 September: 12pm – 8pm | International Market, Classical Stage, Contemporary Stage, Container Stage, Creative Arena, Kids Compound