Festival Tweetakt is an annual arts festival in Utrecht for everyone, with theater, music and art by (inter)national creators.
From golden sing-alongs with a modern twist to poetry in all sorts of dialects: Festival Tweetakt presents a weekend long variety of music acts with the Dutch language as common denominator
20:30 – 21:15
The red haired femme fatale MEROL makes catchy Dutch pop music. She is charming, naughty and a tad vulgar. With her cheeky lyrics and 80s, synths she manages to win everyone’s heart. On Valentine’s Day 2018, she released her first EP called BOTER and the video clip of IK WIL EEN KIND VAN JOU went viral in no time. In the summer of 2018, she released the single LEKKER MET DE MEIDEN, which in the meantime has been streamed on Spotify more than 1 million times. Merel Baldé (Dordrecht, 1991) graduated in 2014 from the Amsterdam School of Drama and Kleinkunstacademie. She has played in various theater and musical productions, including the female lead in Soldaat van Oranje- the Musical. In 2018 she made the step to pop music under the name MEROL.
22:00 – 23:00
Roxeanne Hazes broke through last year with her Edison-winning debut album In My Blood, though her career already covers a versatile decade. Ten years in which she, with hundreds of performances and concerts, delighted the Netherlands and Belgium with her father’s music: the legendary Dutch singer André Hazes. Three years ago, ‘Daughter Dre’ started writing her own music. “I noticed that it started to itch. That I needed a new creative outlet in which I can express my ideas, feelings and creativity. My father’s music is and will always be the basis, and with my own music I can now show a different side.”
She searched for her own sound under the label Top Notch. “Levenslied” in a poppy jacket, serious lyrics that Rox sings with her heavy voice. Since the release of her debut album, it has gone fast: a lot of media attention, millions of streams and views, being the home band from De Wereld Draait Door, receiving an MTV Best Dutch Act nomination and playing shows all over the country. Halfway through 2018, Roxeanne welcomed her son Fender, which made her play less live shows, but after her maternity leave she immediately re-entered the stage.
23:00 – 01:00
Dancing in your mother tongue! Go to the stars with the Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, get energy from Ronnie Flex, dance the roof off with Peter Koelewijn and step into the time machine of Dio. New songs and golden oldies: what is Dutch music fun! DJs Sander Hoogendoorn (3FM) and Frans Pos (Single Party) play the best songs the Netherlands have to offer.
|13 april||20.30 - 1.00|
Locatie: Festivalplein de Neude, Podiumkas