Welcome to the brand new Gooikoorts website! After ten successful editions, traditional folk music, high quality standards and a pleasant atmosphere remain our prime objectives.
The eleventh edition is bound to be another unforgettable experience. This year traditional percussion will be put in the spotlight. Tambourines, drums and bodhrans will set the tone on various stages.
Keep your agenda open for Gooikoorts, on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July!
Gooikoorts is an international festival for traditional folk music which each year brings about a confrontation between traditional and contemporary folk music. The organisation not only takes care of a strong setlist, but also strives for good ambience and a homely feeling for the whole family. The festival takes the folk music lovers on a journey full of new experiences. Visitors can enjoy music from newly discovered talents and settled bands from all over Europe and beyond.
Gooikoorts wants to attract visitors who can enjoy amazing concerts and unique dance evenings, but it is also a festival for families. The relaxed musical surroundings are an ideal place to meet old friends and to make new ones. The international luthier market is a sanctuary for every folk musician and the children can have the time of their life in an outstanding children area.
During the festival several short workshops are organized. These workshops are given by some performing artists of the festival, and by experienced tutors. You can sign up during the festival at the info stand.