The 2023 Holland Festival featured performers and artists with Dutch heritage. Some musicians performed in English, while others a mix of songs in Dutch and English
THE ARTISTS BELOW PERFORMED IN 2023 AND MOST ARE EXPECTED TO PERFORM AGAIN IN 2024
The Accordion Accents Ensemble
The Accordion Accents Ensemble has been playing around Melbourne for over 10 years, promoting the accordion and a love for accordion music. They have performed at various concerts, venues and festivals. Their musical performances include classical, jazz, dance and folk music. Their repertoire includes many well-known Dutch classics.
ZING! Sing in Dutch
ZING! Sing in Dutch is a lively group of singers and instrumentalists who love singing together in Dutch. ZING! performs a wide range of Dutch songs, from traditional children’s songs, to retro hits from the 1950s – 1990s, sea shanties, cabaret, and pop-songs by contemporary artists such as Nick en Simon, Three Js, Guus Meeuwis. Since forming in 2016, ZING! has performed with their leader Jeannie Marsh at many events, including Holland Festival, Tesselaar Tulip Festival, The Boite Singers Festival, Dutchies of the Dandenongs. Zing gezellig met ons mee! http://www.zingsingindutch.com/
Memphis has been performing in Victoria and Interstate since 1979 and played at the Abel Tasman Club celebrating their 60th Anniversary under the name “Silver Shadows”. Consisting of five seasoned musicians with a combined performance record of thousands of hours, they have performed at the Union Hotel-Prahran, The Esplanade-St Kilda, the Musicians Club-Windsor, nearly every RSL in Melbourne and many more. Memphis plays 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music.
Rudy the One Man Band
Rudy has been a popular part of the Holland Festival in previous years and his infectious fun lights up the Festival. Rudy this year has been invited to appear at a judges audition of Australia’s Got Talent and let’s hope he makes it through to the live shows. He deserves it.
The Happy Musos Brass Ensemble
Happy Musos (formed in 1978 as the Swagman Hofkapel). Previously performed at Dandenong Showgrounds, Sandown & Berwick Dutch Festivals as well as Sint Klaas at Hawthorn Town Hall and Dutch Carnival’s Clubs.