In this online Crewguide you will find important information about your activities at Bevrijdingsfestival. Director Diederik van der Meide wrote a foreword.
From 2001 in Stadspark, from 1991 in Groningen: our Bevrijdingsfestival. From 5000 visitors in 1991, to over 100.000 now. The organization of the festival requires a lot of effort. Not only from me and the staff, but from all of you. Exciting, because it needs to be right at the first try; we don’t have a resit on May 6th. That’s why it’s so important that you know what you’re doing, how you’re doing it and even why you’re doing it.
About the ‘why’ I can be short: May 5th is momentous, very important. We’re still living in a comfortable society. Which has been different in the past. Elsewhere it still isn’t very ‘comfortable’, to use an understatement…
We should celebrate May 5th, but always keep in mind that there’s a difference to this celebration in comparison to Kingsday! This is an event with substance, a theme.
This Crewguide will help you to know what’s what and who’s who in our organization. Make sure to read it in preparation to your activities May 5th.
Enjoy, and thank you in advance for your efforts!
Diederik van der Meide,
Director Bevrijdingsfestival Groningen