oma wolletje, keltfest, vijfhuizen

Oma Wolletje

Wool and wisdom of Oma Wolletje

Oma Wolletje travels back in time to the year 1514. An eventful time of war, strife and hardship.

This family of spinnners is led by matriarch Oma Wolletje. Together with her children and grandchildren they spin, knit and weave their path through life. To provide for her family she sells her wool to whomever needs it. Wool hoods, ponchos, shawls and caps together with (animal friendly) felted sheepskins and shawls.

She also likes to share her wisdom with whomever will listen; whether it is of her trade or on life in general.

Join them at the campfire. Learn about the life of over five centuries ago… and maybe, just maybe you can try an authentic medieval meal.

See all the encampments at Keltfest 2019 at the tab Living History.

Branii Keltfest 2019 Vijfhuizen kampement

Branii

Celtic life with Branii

It’s always good to stay at the small encampment of Branii. The fire is always lit for warmth, tea and/or dinner. The occupants will show you life as it was in the Iron Age, the time of the Celts, in the Netherlands and surrounding areas.

Also, You can see how they cook on open fire and how the clothing is made. They can show you how to work leather, wood and metal into wonderful and useful items, and can teach you about herbs, nature, life itself and even death.

The Branii will even pick up arms when their encampment is threatened!

So come visit Branii and let them take you back to the time of the Celts.

CelKilt Keltfest Hill Stage Vijfhuizen

CelKilt

Punchy Celtic Rock n’ Kilt from France!

All the way from Lyon, France, the 5 piece Celtic rock band CelKilt is here to stay! When their second album, ‘Hey what’s under your kilt?’, hit the stores in 2012, their fame grew. Since 2010 this band travels all across Europe with gigs at big festivals in Belgium, Italy, Germany and now Keltfest in the Netherlands!

How this great band came to be?
“…Then the Great Alchemist gathered Water, Air, Earth and Fire around the Muse. He gave them the High Voltage Energy of Rock and the cheerful power of the Irish Jigs, gave them fiddle, drums, guitar, bass, whistles and bagpipes, and then told them:
“You shall be embodied, you shall live, you shall play and you shall discover the great power of the Kilt.” 
And it was so, and so was CelKilt born, serving a bouncy, joyful and energetic music. The Alchemist contemplated the Greatness of his Work and thought “This kicks ass”, and then he went to the pub for a good old pint of Guinness.”

Cheers!

CelKilt plays on Saturday.

Clan MacBran Keltfest 2019

Clan MacBran

The Scottish encampment of Clan MacBran

We are Clan MacBran. We are a group of re-enactors who have chosen the period of the Jacobites in 1745-1746 as their period to re-enact. Our camp aims to portrait a group of Jacobites and their daily activities, such as:

Preparing food, various crafts; basket weaving, woodcrafts, working iron, net knotting, knitting, washing, creating clothing, band weaving, soap making and churning butter. Weapons and their techniques. Demonstrations of the clothing like the Great kilt (for gents) and the Arisaid (for lasses) and the positioning and building of the tents and encampment.

Minstrel Season op Keltfest, zaterdag op Oak Stage

Minstrel Season

Dancing in the moonlight with Minstrel Season

An adopted mermaid child, a maggot as a pet, and dancing in the moonlight…
These are just some of the stories that Minstrel Season sings about.
Shortly after Roxanne and Danny formed the folk duo Minstrel Season, their debut album Dragon Rising (2015) was released. Aside from some Irish and Scottish traditionals, the album was mainly filled with their own work. The style reminded people of the bygone times of the Middle Ages and the Celtic culture.
Then after several festivals and a tour through Southern England, Whispers of the Well (2017) appeared. This second album was with influences of country, blues, bluegrass and Pagan chants more than just the earlier Celtic folk.
In early 2017, the folk duo decided to expand into a full folk band by adding bass and violin to the instruments. At Keltfest, they will appear with an awesome live band.

Come and listen to the stories of Minstrel Season…

Minstrel Season plays on Saturday.

the royal spuds, keltfest

The Royal Spuds

A delicious party with the Royal Spuds!

With the start of the ticket sale, we’re here to announce the first band:
From the moist dirt in South-Holland, a new kind of tuber emerged. The kind that walks on two legs and is fused with an instrument of choice. It’s The Royal Spuds! A half-baked punk mash with chunks, suffused with a traditional Irish shamrock ‘n roll-sauce. As befits a “real” spud, the possibilities are endless!

Since the release of their first album, The Royal Spuds have been on the fast track; gaining fans and momentum at a steady pace. Wanted Drunk and Alive (2013) climbed the charts fast and made it into the top rankings for ‘Best Celtic Punk/Rock Albums’, at CFP Radio. “It’s A Feckin’ Freakshow” (2015) was voted #10 People’s Choice and #18 Editor’s Choice for Best Album 2015 on Irish Pub Radio; and again in the top rankings at CFP Radio.

Quotes like“It is terrifying what this band can do in a packed room” were written on the basis of performances by The Royal Spuds. With a new EP coming at the end of 2018, titled “Unforgotten Lore”, The Royal Spuds are ready to take over any festival in the coming year!

voorverkoop tickets Kelffest 2019

Ticket Sales Keltfest 2019 have started

The Ticket Sales for Keltfest 2019 have started

On may 25th and 26th the twelfth edition of Keltfest will take place: Keltfest 2019 Today the ticket sales started. 
Through our ticket page you can buy your tickets. Will we see you in May?

Program

Want to know more about the program of next edition? Keep an eye on our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you won’t miss a thing!

Tickets

Tarief type Periode Korting
Super Early Bird November 1st to November 30th 2018 24%
Early Bird December 1st to December 31st 2018 16%
Presale January 1st to April 30th 2019 8%
Deurtarief From May 1st 2019 and at the entrance  

PLEASE NOTE! Parking is only included for camping guests. Not planning on staying at the Keltfest camping? In this case you’ll need a parking ticket.

 

 

More information will follow soon

Keep an eye on our website and follow us on social media to never miss an update!

Kidshill

Like every year we’ve got plenty to do for the children on the Kidshill. Come in to get your face painted and of course there will be lots of wonderful games to play. Participate in several craft projects or colouring. 

Of course our traditional kiddybattle will be one of the highlights. The children will have a chance to fight the adults. We definitely need the aid of strong children! Are you coming to help us? 

For the smallest ones (age 0-2) we have a quiet and safe place where they can rest and play for a while. For the parents we offer changing facilities as well as a place to heat a meal.

 

 

Opening times campsite

Camping ticket holders can make use of the camping site from Friday 15:00h to Monday morning 10:00h.

Arrival and check-in

Check-in is possible on Friday from 15:00 to 23:59 at the camping reception. Arrival outside these times is possible by showing a valid campingticket. This allows you one-time terrain entrance. 

Steps check-in: 

1. You arrive by public transport at busstop Expo Haarlemmermeer or
2. You arrive by car. Park at the Kiss & Ride parking (Please note: it’s not possible to access the camping by car).
3. Walk from the bus stop or the Kiss & Ride to the camping. Please note: this is quite a walk!
4. Show your e-ticket to the security at the camping entrance.
5. There is no need to check-in first, feel free to put up your tent before checking in.
6. Now it’s time to check-in at the reception and get your festival wrist band! This wrist band allows you free entrance to the camping and unlimited festival fun from Saturday onwards.
7. Enjoy the feast and have a great time!

Parking

Cars may be parked at the camping parking lot. PLEASE NOTE: the parking lot is a good distance from the camping. Therefore we do not recommend our camping for people with disabilities. 

Address

IJweg 794 in Hoofddorp (Cruquius)

People with disabilities

Unfortunately our new camping fields are not suitable for people with disabilities. Not only are these fields unpaved, but there is also quite a great distance between the parking lot and the Keltfest Camping. There will be no shuttle service between the parking lot and the camping and there are no special facilities available on our camping. 

Public Transport

Are you arriving via public transport? Please plan your journey at 9292 using Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen as your point of arrival. From there it’s a short walk to the entrance.