It's also one of the most busy weekends of the year and that is the reason I don't always go. Last year I actually avoided the festival altogether and went on a weekend trip to one of the other islands, but most years I pick one day to visit and ignore the rest.
This year however I was really in the mood for it and I was lucky enough to get a free all in ticket through my job. So for three and a half days I immersed myself in lots of music and even a little art. I must admit I did not see most of the art installations exhibited, because I needed all my energy just to keep up with the performances I wanted to see.
This post is basically a photo impression of that weekend, even though most were taken on the final day. I did not feel like dragging a camera around all the time. I just wanted to enjoy the shows.
Still, I thought it might be nice to give you an impression of ITGWO 2016. Maybe one day you would like to come! ;-)
|One of the smaller outdoor stages. Yes, right among the trees.|
|The location of the island really adds to the atmosphere.|
|In line for piano concert in the church. I was the very last one to get in!|
|Signage everywhere. "Toilets and First Aid"|
|Which way to go for some of the stages.|
|"Modder" means "mud", it's a play on words obviously, and you could paint with mud on the canvas.|
|A little piece of woods to recharge yourself. Literally it says 'Recharge forest'.|
|In line for coffee and cakes.|
|There were tons of stalls where you could get food and drink. Good stuff too.|
|The big central stage. This is on our sports field.|
|I loved the look of these lights.|
|While taking some shelter from the rain, my eyes fell on these paper lanterns.|
|"Don't climb the trees."|
|The last day was somewhat rainy as you can see by the capes some people are wearing.|
|The trees were basically used for everything.|
|Every day a bunch of kids would make a newspaper.|
|The central field, away from the stage.|
|Lots of walking between stages.|
|Here and there they put up hammocks between the trees.|
|How lots of people got around. Bikes, bikes, bikes.|
|Final performance on the central stage. Rag 'n Bone Man. Fabulous!|
ITGWO with it's thousands of visitors also often closes the summer season. School vacations are over so the enormous amounts of tourists have pretty much left. There is always a lingering after season and in general of course there are always visitors here all year round, but that brings a very different type of crowd and a much smaller one, so I'm kind of happy we are entering a less busy time.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into our festival and I wish you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!