It is insane how fast this band is going. It was just the first half of 2017 when Sunfire played their first live shows. Now, a year later they play at so many festivals in Holland and internationally that you just cannot go to a festival without seeing this awesome band on stage. With their mix of americana, blues, roots and fiddle folk, Sunfire’s Satria, Berend, Sophie and Michel are putting down a solid sound of Western folk. The tunes are catchy and stick in your head forever while the energy on stage will make you want to party. A deadly combination for every music lover in the world. You’ll get addicted. Normally, watching a band like this should come with a warning: “Be aware, you’ll be likely to dance, sing along and you won’t get it out of your head!” However, right now, all we can say is, come to see Sunfire live!!! On Saturday September 28th 2018 on Elfia.
The Magical World of wizards
Do you love everything about The Wizarding World?
Then you’re at the right address! Wizard Wear is a Dutch and Belgian Fanclub which focuses on the costumes and props from the magical world.
Will we see you at Elfia?
- Giveaway bottles of Gillyweed
For info, see our Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/wizardwear/
A few times a day
Registering for the duels in our encampment
by Itchy Fingers!
Together with dance teacher Carieke Pol, Itchy Fingers invites you to join our ceilidh workshop! Originally the Scottish Gaelic word ‘ceilidh’ means ‘companion’ and stood for a social gathering of family and friends. Music and dance often were very important aspects of these occasions, and now ‘ceilidh’ became the word for a traditional Scottish dance party, which everyone can join!
Shoot (like) the Vikings
by VIKINGEN Blodtortstige Oskalar
Welkom Little one’s!!!! Try if you dare……. to shoot (like) a Viking.
Here you may try……to become an Crossbow Master like the Blodtorstiga Ölskallar’s.
The Viking are looking forward to you.
This versatile Celtic music duo is known for its fast Irish and Scottish tunes and narrative ballads.
They play on all kinds of traditional instruments from the Irish and Scottish tradition such as the accordion, concertina, bouzouki, harmonica, guitar, whistle and bodhrán.
15 years Balfolk from Belgium
“A festival tent filled to the brim with enthusiastically dancing people, while on stage an equally passionated folk-band, wet with sweat, fully committed. That’s what characterizes a performance by EmBRUN. There is so much energy among this wonderful band, that the audience is near to explode.
The music of EmBRUN is tradition based but spiced with contemporary often progressive sounds and rhythms. Being a real live band, they recorded their 3th album with a live audience in April 2013. This live album is a fine example of an EmBRUN performance: steamy, swinging, sometimes intimate; a smooth-running five-cylinder engine with plenty of horsepower, rhythmically tight and musically surprising. Since 2002 EmBRUN has been continuously present on the Belgian folk scene and showed its skills on many European stages:
Gooikoorts (BE), Saint-Chartier (FR), Festival Het Lindeboom (FR), Bal der Bals (BE), Ététrad (IT), Dranouter (BE), Folkwoods (NL), Deerlycke Folkfestival (BE), Tanzhausfest (DE), Andanças (PT), Boombalfestival (BE), Entrudanças (PT), Castlefest (NL), Texel (NL), …
Prof. Roland Rotherham
The ambassador of Elfia with 2 workshops: Sacred Stones & Magical Weapons, and the presentation of the Costume Parade
Again two lectures, namely:
1. Sacred Stones: This talk will look at the many wonderful and strange stone circles and monuments that adorn our landscape. Who built them? How long did they take to construct ? What rituals took place there ? Where they used by the ancient Druids ? With some stunning illustrations we will hope to answer these questions.
2. Magical Weapons: A workshop exploring the mystical world of magical and wondrous weapons. Was Excalibur made by the Druid Merlin ? What were the 12 treasures of Albion ? We will explore magical powers in swords, spears, helmets, shields and other strange and evocative items. Jelly babies will be awarded to all the best students as usual.
And of course
The presentation of the Costume Parade: We encourage every Elfian to consider attending the Costume Parade. This tremendous occasion is one of the highlights of the event. Whether you are just watching or taking part yourself this is a parade not to be missed. Be prepared for some good humoured leg-pulling from Uncle Roly but always remember, it’s designed to make you laugh as well as everyone else. A sense of humour is the greatest gift we can have.
"The cardboard revolution!"
Boxwars Nederland “The cardboard revolution!” After an incredible and many years of success at many festivals in Australia, Boxwars has now also arrived in the Netherlands. Boxwars, the ultimate creativity in a cardboard jacket. Boxwars combines cardboard creativity with entertainment, excitement and sensation. For young and old, at festivals, parties, schools and companies. Our fanatical Boxwarsteam is ready with glue gun, knife and of course, huge loads of cardboard to create your own unique Boxwars. In the mobile workshop that we bring to you, participants build their own cardboard projects at your location. Projects that are used during the grand finale. This final battle comes in many forms, types and sizes, just like our boxes. Fight in a self-made mechwarrior suit against your colleagues, fight your friends as a cardboard monster at a festival or run the lungs out of your body in the Flintstone race at the department while everything is filmed by the cartboard camera crew. Be welcome at the place where you witness and take part in …. THE CARDBOARD REVOLUTION NAME BOXWARS !!!!
Bring Your Gear Larp Battles
Test your skills and wit on the battlefield.
BYG Larp provides different types of battles throughout the day for everyone aged 8 and above.
Be sure to bring your own larp weapons and gear and join the fun!
F.I.P. 10th Edition on Elfia
Bodypaintshow Druids and Dragons, The singing Woodelf and Josef Grenoble and Chimera (LED show)
FIP: In ancient times, before the rise of the Kingdoms in Elfia, there were the druids. Powerful mages, summoners, herbalists, and healers, these druids used their magicks to help the people…or to hurt them. And once a year, these druids conglomerated to choose their new leader, the one who would hold the highest title they could hope to attain: Merlin. To decide their Merlin, the druids gathered, performing magical rituals and summoning fierce creatures to prove their prowess. For the 10th time since its conception, Facepaint in Progress welcomes you to Dragons and Druids.
Josef Grenoble: My name is Josef Grenoble and I’m a wood-elf. I have been asked to play some songs for you during the 10 year anniversary of the existence of F.I.P and I said yes because 9 of those 10 years they did a great job to get some colors on my wrinkled face. And they just keep on going making people beautiful and make them feel good every time. Great job team F.I.P. and thanks for doing that for all those years.
Manuel and Victory Rose: Even powerful druids have to bring everything they have to capture magical creatures. A visually impressive bodypainted light shows story.
Claudia Peels won this year together with Dyonne Vlemmings the second price at the Dongense Face en Bodypaint Wedstrijd in the category Bodypaint. www.pintjepower.nl
Dyonne Vlemmings won this year together with Claudia Peels the second price at the Dongense Face en Bodypaint Wedstrijd in the category Bodypaint. www.bodyon.eu
Dani Bekiersch was in 2011 Vice-World Champion bodypainting amateurs. In the industry, she is known as a little glitter Queen and with her online store “Frl. Bling “lives up to her name. www.faceforfun.de or www.frl-bling.de
Ellen Devos is skilled in Face, Belly and bodypainten and teaches classes and courses. But also for Henna, Airbrush and SFX she does not care for her hand. www.bodypaintbyellen.be
Enrico Lein: in 2002 he won the Worldchampionship SFX Bodypainting. In 2010 and 2011; first price at the international face- and bodypaintcompetition Maskerade in Blerick.. In 2016; first place Bodypaint Trophy in Munich and first place Apoldaer Bodypaintfestival. In 2018; second place at Apoldaer Bodypaintfestival and first place Bodyart Czech. www.transformaker.de
Gabi von der Linnepe: together with her team she has won many prices. Besides the first price at the Bodyart Festival in Putte Belgium, she also won 2 times the first price at the Maskerade in Venlo and was 2 times second at the Worldbodypaint Festival in Austria. www.vonderlinnepe.de
Jacklyn Suiskens Together with Richard van der Laan she won in 2015 the second price at the DFBW in Dongen at category bodypainting special FX. In 2016 she was 5th at the European Bodypainting Competition in the category Bodypainting SFX. www.magicfaces.be
Joyce Ramakers won in 2017 the second price at the Dongense Face en Bodypaint Wedstrijd in de category Bodypaint SFX. In 2018 she won again the second price in the category Bodypaint SFX (with Yvonne Zonnenberg). www.joyofcolors.nl
Mariano Steegmans won in 2007 the first price at the Bodyart Festival in Mechelen in the category Bodypaint SFX and in 2010 he became second at the Festival BiFFF in Brussels. Bodypainting at Elfia is one of his long cherished dreams. This year his dream will come true.
Matteo Arfanotti became in 2012 Italian Bodypaint champion. In 2013 he was the first artist to win 2 first prices at the World Bodypaint Festival in the category Facepainting and Bodypainting. This year he became Worldchampion (together with Nick Wolfe) in the category Team Bodypainting.
Marieke Crone. In 2014, 2016 and 2017 she won 1st prize (with Phoebe Maas) at the Dongense Face- en Bodypaint Wedstrijd in the category sponge and brush. www.atelierbodyart.nl
Peter and Petra Tronser; Peter has won two times the title of World Champion Facepaint SFX (in 2008 and 2010). In 2010 Petra became (with Fredi Schmid) World Champion Fluo Bodypaint. In 2014 they received during the World Bodypainting The Artistic Image Award. www.peter-tronser.de en www.peter-tronser-online.de
Phoebe Maas In 2014, 2016 and 2017 she won 1st prize (with Marieke van den Dungen) at the Dongense Face- en Bodypaint Wedstrijd in the category sponge and brush. www.phoebeschminkt.nl
Richard van der Laan Together with Jacklyn Suiskens he won in 2015 the second price at the DFBW in Dongen at category bodypainting special FX. In 2016 he was 4th at the European Bodypainting Competition in the category Bodypainting SFX. www.paintmanrichard.nl
Sarie Verheughe has been active as a model at FIP for years and took over the bodypaint microbe. Sarie is now active as an all-round make-up & bodypaint artist. No challenge that this underdog avoids!
Silvie Vissers started her career with making Bellypaint as a hobby which soon grew into her work. Besides working in commission, she also provides workshops and courses in face painting, theater grime, make-up and airbrush. www.studiokameleon.nl
Udo Schurr is 2 times World Champion and 4 times vice World Champion Bodypaint Airbrush. What is being improved today with digital technology, Udo did this with the airbrush at the time. www.ums-fineart.de
Viola Simons has started with facepainting on her own children. This year Viola won the first price at the Apoldear Bodypainting contest (Germany). www.feenglanz.com
Hurdy Gurdy and Bagpipe
Workshops by Alex Zwingmann
For everybody who wants to try playing the Bagpipe or Hurdy Gurdy, Alex´s workshops are the best opportunity.
In 90 minutes you learn basics in playing, first melodies and the functionality of each instrument.
Important: Musical knowledge is not necessary!
It is all about Japan!
Fascinating Japan! Enter the old Edo-period, take a picture (or photoshoot) in our Japanese setting and try on a kimono or hakama.
Or put on a real iron Samurai armour!
Learn simple tricks to make Japanese paintings with black ink.
Try all for free!
Also serveral workshops:
11u00 – 12u00 Samurai armour
13:00 – 14:30 kimono, Japanese clothing
14:00 – 15u00 Samurai armour
15:30- 16:00 Sumi-e (Japanese painting workshop)
16:30- 17:00 Sumi-e (Japanese painting workshop)
18u00 – 19u30 Samurai armour
19:00 – 20:00 kimono, Japanese clothing
11u30 – 12u30 Samurai armour
12:30 – 14:00 kimono, Japanese clothing
14:15 – 15u30 Samurai armour
15:30- 16:00 Sumi-e (Japanese painting workshop)
16:20- 16:45 Sumi-e (Japanese painting workshop)
17u00 – 18u00 Samurai armour
Harmony Glen consists of five musicians who are exceptionally skilled at a variety of instruments. They have been able to enchant their ever-enthusiastic audience since 2005 with their unique style and virtuosity. The Irish folk extravaganza by Harmony Glen is based on Irish-Celtic music that regularly sounds through all kinds of other styles. By renowned folk magazines from Ireland, England and America the Harmony Glen music was described as “Guinness with a shot of redbull”, “Better than many native Irish bands”, “Great folk music, not for the faint of heart!” The band is2014 gained momentum with many successful international performances on renowned venues and festivals in Denmark (Skagen festival), Germany (MPS, Balver Höhle, Bremen Maritim, Wernigerode), Azores (Maia folk festival), the UK, Belgium, Italy, Poland, France, USA and Ireland, during the prestigious Fleadh Cheoil, the world championships for Irish music, for which they were the first Dutch band ever to come through the selection. Harmony Glen has released seven albums, including the CD / DVD “Live at Elfia” released in 2018. With its great musical skills, eye-catching looks and whirling show full of Irish Folk Extravaganza, the band is a crowd of people.
Amelia Starlight and The Arcturian Man
intuitive music with vocals, hangdrum and guitar
This multidimensional duo creates intuitive music with hangdrum and guitar. They are together for 2 years now and gave their very first spontaneous performance at Elfia 2017. When Amelia starts singing the lyrics are created or channeled in the moment.
Growing up in the midst of hardrock bands makes you take to traditional music differently: flashy sounds, big beats and original arrangements of traditional material… in short: Nú Trad!
It is in this sense that Sebastian Zimmermann (vocals, fiddle), Alex Otto (accordion), Thomas Gurke (guitar) and Christoph Zimmermann (drums) approach the music from global celtic regions such as Ireland, Scotland, Brittany or Galicia and even the Balkans in live vivid sets and modern arrangements, using metal riffs and house beats, creating a unique blend of folk music to make the crowd dance!
The Trouble Notes
The Berlin-based trio is Bennet Cerven violin, Florian Eisenschmidt guitar, and Oliver Maguire percussion.
An enchanting often very fast played violin entwines itself with the groove of the cajón and a rhythmic guitar.
Together they build the incomparable sound of the band. “Their music is meant to be from everywhere and for everyone”.
O Maracujá can only present itself with drums and be defined with contradictions.
Dissipated and involved, multiple and united, in construction and ready, crazy and pragmatic, dirty and elegant…
O Maracujá has only one truth : always be itself.
Rousing Celtic folk rock
Greenrose Faire plays rousing Celtic folk rock with head-bobbing, toe-tapping rock feel. The Finnish sextet meshes mandolins and violin with rock drums and bass and symphonic synths, and spikes the rollicking attitude with the slightly ominous overtones of Finnish melancholy. Greenrose Faire sounds lively and modern but still tugs at the nostalgia strings for the long-gone days of yore. The band has great fun on stage, and have played everywhere from corner pubs to concert halls, and from intimate weddings to international festivals, including Elfia (NL) and Häme Medieval Fair. They also host an annual two-day Medieval Folk Festival of their own in Tampere. Faire host the Medieval Folk Fest in Tampere, Finland. Summer/2017 broke all previous attendance records with an estimated 4500 visitors during the entire weekend. Greenrose Faire also unveiled their 10th anniversary compilation album “Decade of Songs and Stories” released July/2017 via Friendly Folk Records. Available on all digital distribution platforms, and at our Friendly Folk Webstore.
Celtic Voyager is probably one of the most unusual folk-rock bands in Germany. The six musicians from Germany’s Ruhr Area are presenting a musical time trip of Renaissance melodies from the 16th and 17th century up to popular Irish/Scottish folk and self-composed songs. Inspired by rockin’ guitar riffs and epic keyboard sounds. The magical voices of the Celtic Voyager singers Lady Jeanette and Lady Christina are leading the audience into a world of wizards and witches. Celtic Voyager is just producing their third album which will be released in autumn 2018.The musicians are: Jeanette Scherff (Vocal), Detlev Förster (Guitar), Lady Christina Fassbender (2nd Vocal, Tin Whistle), Michael Maschek (Keyboards), Wolfgang Nikolaus (Bass) and Sir Andreas Grupe (Drums and Percussion).
My life is all about pureness and transparency, in order to clarify a story in total openness. I am genuinely interested in the other person, in his/hers perception and dynamics. From this involvement I intuitively zoom into the essence easily, which helps me to explain the cards the right way.
Britse Grenadier Oefeningen 18e eeuw, Britse Grenadier Act, Kanon-oefeningen - hoe een piraat een kanon laadt, Kanon-oefeningen - hoe een Britse zeeman een kanon laadt, Sabel scherm-workshop (hoe je een schermshow krijgt), actieonderdelen van "Pirates Actiontheater", Piraten Act
Flints Buccaneers & Pirates Action will shoot you directly into a new adventure. You can learn shooting a canon like a pirate or like a british navy gunner. Also they show you first steps of learning fencing like a theater-actionfencer and perhaps you can see some of their famous action moves and sequences.
Snake science show
Join the sympathic, mad scientist Professor Abraxo with his alive snakes and his wonderful snakeoil show.
After the show everybody is invited to touch the snakes and to make a personal unique souvenir photo at Elfia with the snakes!
Welcome in the ranks of the Dutch States Army!
Listen to the beat of the drum, the rattling of armour and the thud of musket fire! Experience the Eighty years war!
MARS is going to demonstrate the discipline and fighting spirit of the men that fought off the Spanish oppressor during this great conflict.
Learn the fighting techniques and meet the civilian retinue, experience the smoke of musket fire.
You are invited!
Neo-Victorian Hip Hop & Comedy
Chap hop’s belangrijkste exponent: ‘The Wall Street journal’
een YouTube-hit: ‘Daily Telegraph’
Adembenemende freestyle rap: ‘The Guardian’
‘Snel en vloeiend … lieve bonkers’: ‘Londenaar’
‘Grappig & intelligent’: ‘SFX-magazine’
‘Een frisse wind in een serieuze scène’: ‘Gecertificeerd Banger’
Welcome to the world of Professor Elemental. An award winning hip hop artist and accomplished host, the Professor has performed all over the world at everything from festivals to wedding parties, hip hop shows to bizarre burlesque. A regular on the worldwide convention and festival scene he has played everywhere from Canada to Cambodia. With a career spanning a decade, Professor Elemental first got noticed with ‘Cup Of Brown Joy’ which notched up over two million views and headlines in the national press. This was soon followed by a scuffle with another rapper named Mr B, resulting in the follow up ‘Fighting Trousers’; which has been viewed over three million times and gained worldwide acclaim. On stage the Professor is a wild combination of music and comedy, incorporating improvisation and new material for each live show.
by Birgitte van Riel
With the tarot cards I give you insight into your life questions in the field of health, relationships, work and/or finances.
You will also receive an answer on how you could deal with it in order to continue. Also for companies!
Songs with Tales about Ships of Wood and Men of Steel
Oh, heed my words, behold my tale.
Of frozen lands so far away.
Of love for endless sea, so real,
Of ships of wood and men of steel.
Will you be the Willem Tell of the Low Countries?
Archery is “Hot” and everyone seems to be doing it. In the cinema, on television, during a vacation or …….. You’ve probably already seen someone shoot with a bow and arrow and then maybe thought: “That does not look so difficult, I can also “or” I would also like to try “This is possible now, you can also learn it, shoot with a longbow. Pick out your target, aim the arrow, shoot and then hit, it is possible. The Haagse Schutters team can teach you, everyone can shoot under our guidance. We have already helped many with their shooting skills.
Will you be the Willem Tell of the Low Countries?
Karaoke time! > Ongoing from start till end
“Do you love to sing under the shower? Still have that song stuck in of your head and are people going crazy because you sing it all the time?”
Then you should do some karaoke at Asgard Sings! With over 15.000 songs to choose from, everyone can sing!
The full list can be found on our website: https://asgardsings.nl Besides the karaoke there’ll be a competition called Thor’s Voice Battle.
Within this competition the singers will try their best to claim that number one price!
You can register at our table at Elfia. As usual we’ll enforce the first come, first serve method.
So come early and bring your friends with you!
Abe the Storyteller
an imaginary world of drunken dragons and brave druids
Listen, tremble, laugh or weep, fall into an enchanted sleep. Let the story entrance you. Let yourself be uplifted to other spheres. Watch this storyteller build an imaginary world in which you can dwell and be mesmerized. Abe has a way with words, he weaves his web of words around you, his gestures and pose are all to enhance the sacred story. Abe will tell stories about dangerous dragons and devious druïds this year. www.abedeverteller.nl
Magic of the Middle Ages
by Jannes the magician
Do you ever wonder about the past? Or would you like to know what a medieval man was gnawing at? Jannes de Goochelaar is a true miracle worker from the 15th century. Alchemy? Witchcraft? Do not worry! On the contrary, we advise you to take a look because this likeable magician shakes true miracles out of his sleeve. In this theater performance for the whole family Jannes takes you on a magical journey through the Middle Ages with invisible playing cards, eleven years old and a wonderful magic box. Jannes de Goochelaar is the only magician in the Netherlands who bases his acts on historical sources. His clothing, props and tricks are all based on historical examples, but … even the most handsome historian is puzzled! The magic of the past under your own (bitten) nose!
Zombie Nerf Mission, Scientist Experiments and Shooting Range (almost entire day)
Visit our stand and shooting range, also join our Zombie Nerf mission and be sure to also come and see our brand new Science Experiments show.
Watch our bulletin board at the camp for changes in times!
– Zombie Nerf Mission
– Scientist Experiments
– Shooting Range (almost entire day)
Quidditch ?? How long can you stay on the broom? Come and find out with the Harry Potter broom red! Here you will also find a nice assortment of Harry Potter articles ..
by Royal Seahorse Riders
Royal Seahorse Riders is a group of friends with a passion for steampunk.
Visit our camp, take part in one of our games and also take a look in our presentation tent.
And on Saturday evening we have another great fervent surprise at 9 pm.
The Knight on Stilts
The Knight On Stilts – the medieval giant. We will accolade you to knighthood! Our Knight in chainmail and tabard will welcome your guests in a medieval way. He fits into medieval and cultural fairs or will set those certain accents to your event. He will provide a vivid backdrop for events taking place in castles, keeps and manors alike. Special: Your guests can be accoladed into knighthood, and will be elevated to nobles.
Drift away to unknown worlds which feel familiar, to very fantastical fairy tales and meet inimitable characters you’ll not soon forget.
Tijl Atil tells his improvised tales with humour, excitement and always some kind of a take home message.
Public participation is welcome. Tijl will tell three unique tales. One for all, one for the young and one for the fearless.
Note: tales are in Dutch.
Coffee on coal
Dikke Bertha is a victorian espresso-fueled espresso machine. Her coffee makers take you to the time of the industrial revolution. When the cloud of the clouds darkened the sun and the men were made of steel. Coffee was the black gold, and that still flows from Dikke Bertha. Whether it is cut into steamed milk with cappuccino, or pure and honest when espresso is drunk – Bertha’s coffee is quite an experience. Those who fancy sweet enjoy the delicious brownies, baked by Tante Bertha personally.
by Professor Bombasticus
What’s in the witch soup!
Strange flowers grow in the gardens of Arcen. Under a life-tree Professor Bombasticus stirs in his witch soup.
And through the sky Lady Holle flies, she calls to you: Are you a witch, or a sorcerer?
by Gerard Jellema
Japanese Tales and legends
Japan is a land of stories. Ancient Shinto legends, Buddhist tales of wisdom, fables of strange creatures like the tanuki and the kitsune, stories of samoerais and geishas, kaidan-stories of yurei (ghosts) with unfinished business on earth… Gerard Jellema is a Dutch storyteller with a heart for Japan. He will share some of his best Japanese stories with you.
3 Different sets: 1: Myths and legends 2: Fables and fairy tales 3: The scary stuff: ghosts and other strange creatures
by Gabs lighthouse
The Elfia Wish & Wonder Temple is here again!
You can create your wish in the Wish & Wonder Temple whole weekend, this happens in the magical setting of Gabs and her elves.
Step by step they take you through it so the wish will appear in front of you, sometimes so sudden that emotions open.
- Wish Wonder sounds with rainbow ritual: Listen to the magic of the healing sounds, experience the rainbow colours, which message is there for you? At 11.30u.
- ‘Play along’ Sound workshop: Have you ever wanted to make music with singing bowls and hapi or a tongdrum? Then this is something for you, we make music together, for young and old, informative as well as fun! At 14.30u
Standing firm within a few minutes.
Astonishing! Standing firm within a few minutes.
Pain reduction and stress reduction on the Elfia terrain, amid thousands of Elfia visitors.
That is possible with Bowen and Emmetttherapy by Petra Verstappen.
She treats with loving attention and energy .
Elfia Border Guards
"You shall pass!"
Bouncing, jumping, running or step by step. We’ll help all border cases, bouncy balls or scary cats across any border. As always, all Elfians will be checked in on a frivolous way by the real Elfia Doewane (customs). Let your passport be stamped and fear not, we let everyone pass. Well, almost everyone…