Come see, hear, taste, experience – and… spread the word!
We proudly present the programme of Elfia Haarzuilens 2018. Workshops, authors, the costume parade, acts, Hall of the Muses, bands – too much to mention. Admire your heroes or become one yourself. Let us surprise, enchant, challenge and stimulate you. Give yourself 1 or 2 days to enjoy the sparkling Elfian energy.
Come see, hear, taste, experience – and… spread the word!
Lasershow Draconis Elfia
Draconis Elfia, the magical lasershow
Come and enjoy Draconis Elfia again, the breathtaking and magical Lasershow. The show is slightly adapted and is accompanied by an exciting Elfia story written by the famous Sir Roly Rotherham. The show is given to the pond Enchanted Lake. You must have seen this!
De lasershow wordt in totaal driemaal gegeven (Alléén op de zaterdagavond)
Locatie: ‘Pond Enchanted Lake’(Nr.7 op de Elfia plattegrond), vlakbij de Royal Balcony (Nr. 8 op de Elfia plattegrond)
21:00 – 21:10
21:20 – 21:30
21:45 – 21:55
Ye Banished Privateers
YeBanished Privateers takes you back 300 years for an imaginative journey through the rough life at sea in the early 18th century. With songs inspired by traditional Irish and Scandinavian folk music, acting and exuberant historical costumes, the ‘privateers’ tell a story about the heavy sailor life, on the other side of the law – and the fight against oppression and nationalism. Together the almost 30 crew members take turns touring and plunder, and with about a dozen seamen on stage no two shows are ever the same. The mix of ‘rude’ folk and punk music invites you to dance and sing along, while the catchy ballads soften the heaviest pirate heart.
Elfia Stage from 16:15 – 17:30 (Nr. 12 on the Elfia map)
Medieval Stage from 18:30 – 19:00 (Nr. 19 on the Elfia map)
Elfia Stage from 13:45 – 15:30 (Nr. 12 on the Elfia map)
Medieval Stage from 15:45 – 16:30 (Nr. 19 on the Elfia map)
|Saturday||16:15 - 17:30||Elfia Stage|
|Saturday||18:30 - 19:15||Medieval Stage|
|Sunday||13:45 - 15:00||Elfia Stage|
|Sunday||15:45 - 16:30||Medieval Stage|
When the four troubadours of Sunfire enter the stage, the audience is immediately drawn into another era. Their raw and danceable Alternative Western Folk is influenced by Americana, Roots, Blues, and a pinch of good old violin wrangles. They take you to the fiercely romanticized period of the Old West; a savage, adventurous and partially lawless society of freebooters, outlined as a land full of cowboys, Indians, gold miners, trappers, villains and explorers. A treacherous period in which all sorts of dangers lay in wait. The four-piece band gives you a glimpse into this time with their unique sound, compelling stories, and very catchy energy. November 1 they released ‘Jordan’, a single that proves this to you with conviction. See their clip on YouTube..
|Saturday||16:30 - 17:45||Medieval Stage|
|Sunday||17:45 - 19:00||Medieval Stage|
a Tim Burton show
A freaky circus inspired by the Burtonesque imagery. Gothic fairy-tale atmospheres and songs from the most celebrated Tim Burton’s movies, played live on stage.
An eight-man band. An impressive staging. Amazing make up, costumes, scenes and special effects illustrate the journey through the visionary world of the brilliant director. A poetic show with great emotional impact performed on an extraordinary stage, rooted in the musical world of composer Danny Elfman.
|Saturday||20:30 - 22:00||Elfia Stage|
|Sunday||11:30 - 13:00||Elfia Stage|
Tribute band Mumford&Sons
Mumfords Calling is a unique Mumford and Sons tribute band from the Netherlands. Since the start in 2016 Mumfords Calling played on numerous stages: from small clubs to big pop, folk and tribute festivals. They will play all the greatest hits from award winning albums Sigh no more, Babel and Wilder Mind such as Little Lion Man, I will wait and the Cave. The show, atmosphere, looks and sound of Mumfords Calling will bring you as close to a Mumford and Sons concert as you can get.
|Saturday||14:00 - 15:30||Elfia Stage|
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 their Friendly Folk Webstore.
|Saturday||18:15 - 19:45||Elfia Stage|
|Sunday||15:30 - 17:00||Elfia Stage|
Plunder welcomes you in her port; put on your most piratey dancing boots and seize your mates by the collar! This pirate party folk band from Leeuwarden (NL) plays Dutch tunes about the black sheep of society, the desire for freedom and the search for your inner fire. Plunder never lets a chance go by to party with her audience. Influenced by various styles such as Irish folk, balkan, ska and klezmer, the group creates their own unique rousing and vigorous sound. This bunch of troublemakers is bound to plunder each and every single place they visit!
|Saturday||20:00 - 21:30||Medieval Stage|
Epic Power Folk
Six passionate musicians with a love for energetic, honest and spontaneous folk music, always raising the bar to ensure that both the audience and the band will go home satis ed after every gig… In the past 12 years, Scrum has played at many festivals, both within the Netherlands and abroad. Every single time, the enthusiasm of the audience as well as the band members themselves is still increasing. As is Scrum’s fan base. In 2015, lead singer Léon brings a new kind of energy into the band. This is reflected in the look & feel of the band. The band has set new goals without losing their energy, honesty and enthusiasm. The Shamrock Sessions, produced by Sander Rozeboom (Caro Emerald, BLØF, VanVelzen), are planned to be Scrum’s first international release early 2017.
SCRUM is: Léon (vocals), Marco (bass, piano, accordeon), Robin (guitar, mandolin), Oscar (drums), Fred (bagpipes, tin whistle) and Corné (fiddle, mandolin).
|Sunday||17:45 - 19:00||Elfia Stage|
Epic Symphonic Metal
Cathubodua proudly presents their own unique blend of Epic Symphonic Metal. Imagine a symbiosis between classical music, folky tunes and metal genres of all sorts. The reoccurring themes are based on fantasy tales and historical legends. Heroes, wizards, princes, romans, goblins and of course a storyteller: that is what you’ll find here! Cathubodua proudly presents their own unique blend of Epic Symphonic Metal. Imagine a symbiosis between classical music, folky tunes and metal genres of all sorts. The reoccurring themes are based on fantasy tales and historical legends. Heroes, wizards, princes, romans, goblins and of course a storyteller: that is what you’ll find here!
|Saturday||12:15 - 13:15||Elfia Stage|
Elfia Costume Parade
Do you have a costume that you have worked on for months, years, or maybe even weeks or days? Are you proud of your creation and would you like to have it in the spotlight during Elfia? Then join the Elfia Costume Parade. During this competition, all costumes are judged by a professional jury and prizes can be won in different categories. Are not you like the costumes or walking on the catwalk? Come and see all the beauty that the Costume Parade has to offer!
|Saturday||14:00 - 15:00||Medieval Stage||Elfia Costume Parade|
|Saturday||15:30 - 15:45||Medieval Stage||Elfia Awards Costume Parade|
|Sunday||14:00 - 15:00||Medieval Stage||Elfia Costume Parade|
|Sunday||15:30 - 15:45||Medieval Stage||Elfia Awards Costume Parade|
Spectacle! Promotion! Propaganda! The elections for the Kingship of Elfia started again. Come and listen to what the different candidates have to offer? Do you vote for the couple that you think is best about Elfia on Saturday the 21st ? On Sunday the 22nd the result will be announced and the new king and Queen of Elfia will be crowned!
|Saturday||12:15 - 12:45||Royal Balcony||Elfia Royal Defilé|
|Saturday||15:00 - 15:15||Medieval Stage||Elfia Royal Interview|
|Saturday||17:45 - 18:15||Elfia Stage||Elfia Royal voting activities|
|Sunday||12:00 - 12:15||Royal Balcony||Elfia Royal Elections|
|Sunday||12:15 - 12:45||Royal Balcony||Elfia Royal Defilé|
|Sunday||12:45 - 13:15||Royal Balcony||Elfia Meet & Greet Royals|
De hottest Bilfolkband
De hottest Bilfolkband Three guys playing music inspired by one woman, Barbara Negra. So we play in honour of her persisting beauty the songs that the world can dance to. Intimate Mazurkas, swirling Waltzes, stampeding Bourrées… And we laugh and make fun and tell stories and jokes. Part of our repertoire are covertracks of famous spanish songs that we adapted to the movements of the able bodies of you and your partner. A progressive, intimate and fun balfolk group. Check out Barbara!
|Saturday||11:30 - 12:30||Labyrinth Stage||Dance Instruction|
|Saturday||12:30 - 14:00||Labyrinth Stage||Balfolk|
“Maggie’s Flock are a seven piece band from the middle-eastern part of the Netherlands. They play a potent blend of steaming Rocksongs doused in Celtic folk. Don’t expect the traditional Irish songbook though, as Maggie’s Flock write and play their own repertoire. It’s Folkrock in the style of the Pogues, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphy’s, but forget about them; These guys have their own approach to raising the roof. One two three POGO!
Maggie’s Flock are: Hub Rasker, drums & bodhran; Jaydon Verbueken, whistle, Irish flute & fiddle; Roel Seidell, vocals Neil Macfarlane, accordeon; Gijs Nielen, bas & bouzouki; Etienne Pronk, banjoline & guitar; Eelco Slont, guitars”
|Sunday||13:00 - 13:45||Medieval Stage|
Medical show en Warpipes & Drums
Clan Sassenachs. The Sassenachs will also take you to the rugged Scottish country this year. With their uplifting Wardrums and Highland Bagpipe, they dress dressed in eighteenth-century scottish kilts of raging folk with exhilarating tempos alternating with slow elodies, where the audience can imagine themselves in the Highlands of Scotland! Exciting performances can equip the Sassenachs in their 18th century Scottish encampment where the fire and food are prepared. the life of the camp is depicted from that period and various demonstrations such as a medical and kilt demonstration can be given. The camp is open and you are very welcome to enter here!
|Saturday||Dark Woods||Medical show, Warpipes & Drums|
|Sunday||Dark Woods||Medical show, Warpipes & Drums|
Teamwork makes dreamwork
The horse, that gave you his heart. Who promised that, from this day forward, you would never walk alone. His back would be your safe haven, his powerful stride would thunder through the heavens. His beautiful mane, that would dance in the cold evening winds whilst the moon would reflect in loyal eyes. Without the horse, you are but man. Yet with him, you are warrior. You shall never feel fear again, for the horse is an creation of the Gods. Once bonded, you are infinite. You will never walk alone…or stand alone, come and bond with the horse before you make a picture.
|Saturday||13:45 - 14:15||Story Field||Fotoshoot Fantasy Horse|
|Sunday||13:45 - 14:15||Story Field||Fotoshoot Fantasy Horse|
Horse Show: The Three Musketeers
By Horse Creatives
Let yourself be transported back in time, to the late Middle Ages. The time of the Musketeers, saber fighting and lots of romance. Experience a day in the life of the young D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, who risk their lives for their ideals. They literally go through fire for love. Beautiful horses, singing and spectacular stunts pass by.
Saturday 12:30 – 12:55 Horse Show: The Three Musketeers
Saturday 16:30 – 16:55 Horse Show: The Three Musketeers
Sunday 12:30 – 13:00 Horse Show: The Three Musketeers
Sunday 16:30 – 16:55 Horse Show: The Three Musketeers
Location: Storyfield (Nr. 16 on the Elfia map)
|Saturday||12:30 - 12:55||Story Field||Horse Show, The Three Musketeers|
|Saturday||16:30 - 16:55||Story Field||Horse Show, The Three Musketeers|
|Saturday||17:00 - 17:15||Story Field||Fotoshoot Filmhorses|
|Sunday||12:00 - 12:25||Story Field||Horse Show, The Three Musketeers|
|Sunday||16:30 - 16:55||Story Field||Horse Show, The Three Musketeers|
|Saturday||17:00 - 17:15||Story Field||Fotoshoot Filmhorses|
Inspirational walk across Elfia and other workshops
The Wunderzimme-pagoda will be centre stage where authors of Quasis publishers and Staaldruk will join forces. Be inspired by the unusual views of Jasper Polane (Lege steden), Pen Stewart (Wintercode), Martijn Adelmund (DeWollfs bestiarium) and Sophia Drenth (Bloedwetten). We will challenge you to look in a different way at everyday life. One of the workshops will be an inspirational walk across the kingdom of Elfia. Main focus will lie on the disciplines of writing and painting. The language in which the workshops are held is Dutch.
Follow our websites (www.quasis.nl/www.bloedwetten.com) and our social media pages for the latest news and to register for our workshops.
Location: Wunderzimmer pagoda at Medieval Road / near the Chapel
Times: See our stand for the times of the workshops
|Saturday||Medieval Road / Chapel||Various workshops and 'an inspirational walk across Elfia'|
|Sunday||Medieval Road / Chapel||Various workshops and 'an inspirational walk across Elfia'|
It's all about Japan!
Samurai lords have entered Elfia again! They are looking for new Samurai knights to join their army. Can you handle the samurai sword? If not, they can teach you during workshops! And you can try to wear the samurai armour free of charge! Ladies can try on a real Japanese kimono during the workshops! Have you tried painting the Japanese way?
|Saturday||10:00 - 20:00||Medieval Road||Several Japanese workshops|
|Saturday||13:00 - 13:25||Medieval Road||Special Japanese Presentation|
|Saturday||10:00 - 19:00||Several Japanese workshops|
|Saturday||13:00 - 13:25||Special Japanese Presentation|
The magic Ted Mckoy
Magic, Fakirism and Mental effects
Welcome People, Let us take you on a journey with plenty of Magic, Fakirism and other peculiarities such as mental effects in which people almost believe that they are in a different world. This is also true You are in the world of Elfia. A program in which juggling and sorceries are shown of course with a big wink of this time.
|Saturday||Tipi Field||Magic, Fakirism and Mental effects|
|Sunday||Tipi Field||Magic, Fakirism and Mental effects|
Author: 'Een koude winter vol ijzingwekkende geheimen'
On December 14th 2017 HarperCollins released the novel ‘Voor ik je loslaat’ from Marieke Nijkamp. A few days before Corey returns to her birthplace of Lost Creek in Alaska to visit her best friend, she is found dead – floating under the ice. Corey is devastated and can not believe that Kyra has taken her own life. In Lost Creek nothing more resembles the past. People pretend to be a stranger and tell her that the death of Kyra was destined. What frightening secrets does the village hide from her? In the dark cold winter of Alaska she goes looking for answers while the atmosphere becomes increasingly grim …
The press about ‘Voor ik je loslaat’:
‘An oppressive, violent book that will make you sleep far too late, because you simply have to read it out in one go.’ – Katholiek Nieuwsblad
‘It is good how she balances between understanding and incomprehension. Nowhere does she make a judgment “- Tubantia
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, a dreamer, and a nerd. Together with others she founded the We Need Diverse Books movement and DiversifYA. Her debut novel, 54 minutes written in English, was ranked number one on New York Times bestseller list in the Young Adult category, and has been there for 64 weeks.
Her debut was also a great success in the Netherlands. With this debut she won the Hebban Awards YA.
For more information and interviews, please contact Chantal Hattink, Pers & Publiciteit HarperCollins Holland. E. firstname.lastname@example.org | T. 020-3038620 | Coengebouw, Kabelweg 37, 1014 BA Amsterdam.
HarperCollins Holland is part of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the largest publishers in the world.
|Saturday||17:15 - 18:15||Chapel||Q and A with the author Marieke Nijkamp|
Deosil Scylla Tribe
Deosil Scylla is a unique group of tribal bellydance dancers. Our strength lays in performing with any band or musician because of our improvisational skills.
We love to dance to Celtic, Scottish, Fantasy, Medieval music. Our dance is a fusion style. Our costumes are all handmade. This makes us a unique group of women who love to dance.
We will do two Bellydance acts on the Elfia Stage and the Medieval stage and three other improvised acts on a yet unknown location.
|Saturday||13:15 - 13:30||Elfia Stage||Tribal Bellydance|
|Saturday||15:15 - 15:30||Medieval Stage||Tribal Bellydance|
Fantastic druïd fireshow
What flies up must come down
When a fire druid attempts to summon one of the fair folk, she gets more than she bargained for.
Nature does not like to be out of balance.
Follow this story of magic and fire, between good and evil.
Zaterdag 21 April van 20.00 uur -20.20 uur
Locatie: Elfia Stage (Nr. 12 op de Elfia kaart)
|Saturday||20:00 - 20:20||Elfia Stage||Manuel Maes Lightshow|
The travelers of Middle-earth are once again settled down in Elfia. And Middle-earth is represented by Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, etc. They have a nice ongoing programme of all kinds of games for everyone. Or maybe you want to find out anything about Tengwar script. But of course you can also enjoy the open campfire and the smells from the cooking pots.
Boxwars Netherlands 'The art of creation and destruction'
Together we assemble beautiful outfits out of cardbord, from sword to airplane, from roman helmet to a square box, and then split into two camps to fight each other. The adults are completely loose! Saturday and Sunday around 5 o’clock we will put down the grand batlle, hilarious to see, sit and enjoy or let go in the fight!
|Saturday||10:00 - 14:00||Field of Honour||Build outfits out of cradboard|
|Saturday||14:00 - 14:30||Field of Honour||Boxwars battle for kids|
|Saturday||17:00 - 17:30||Boxwars battle for adults|
Archery at Cool Arrow
Real Robin hood (longbow lessons)
Have you ever wanted to learn historical archery or learn how to shoot like your favorite fantasy character? Cool-arrow will teach you how to shoot like an 13th century longbowman in this workshop. And in the Katniss Everdeen workshop you will learn how to shoot like a real moviestar! Great for learning how to shoot well but still look good on (foto) Camera
|Saturday||11:00 - 12:00||Story Field||Katniss (Hunger Games)|
|Saturday||13:00 - 13:45||Story Field||Real historical Persian archery lessons|
|Saturday||15:00 - 16:00||Story Field||Learn to shoot like Legolas|
|Sunday||11:00 - 12:00||Story Field||Katniss (Hunger Games)|
|Sunday||13:00 - 13:45||Story Field||Real historical Persian archery lessons|
|Sunday||15:00 - 16:00||Story Field||Learn to shoot like Legolas|
Bataille art of warfare
Come and see the battle for the Key to Dreamland! Knights from all quarters of the realm have come to Elfia – they will decide in honourable battle who will become the successor to the Guardian of Dreams. From the creation of the first thoughts, the Guardian of Dreams has guarded the key to Dreamland. No one dreams alone. All souls who dream, have to pass the Guardian. But for the Guardian of Dreams, it is now time to seek eternal rest. The time has come to choose a successor! But are all these knights as pure of heart as they claim? Are their motives to fulfill this task sincere? A corrupt Guardian of Dreams would be a disaster! Come and see how this battle unfolds! The fate of your dreams will be decided in Elfia!
|Saturday||11:40 - 12:00||Medieval Field||Bataille - Key to Dreamland|
|Saturday||16:00 - 16:20||Medieval Field||Bataille - Key to Dreamland|
|Sunday||12:30 - 12:50||Medieval Field||Bataille - Key to Dreamland|
|Sunday||16:30 - 16:50||Medieval Field||Bataille - Key to Dreamland|
Wouter en de Draak
Balfolk with a hint of Irish and a love for Breton music, that’s what melodeonist Wouter Kuyper and Guitarist Joris Alblas play. This duo convinces everyone with their mesmerizing playing in which the focus keeps switching from melodeon to guitar, and back again. This refreshing ingredient is the start of their dancemusic. From enchanting and intimate mazurkas through swinging scottishes to delightfully powerful bourrées or kost ar c’hoads. You can expect everything, even a bagpipe!
|Saturday||14:30 - 16:00||Labyrinth Stage||Balfolk|
|Sunday||14:30 - 16:00||Labyrinth Stage||Balfolk|
Birds of Prey
Educational bird of prey demonstration by Fintelman & Culemborg
We will give an educational bird of prey demonstration twice a day. Here we show the free flights of our birds and show some natural behavior of the birds. Apart from the demo, we are also there to answer all your questions about the birds. Furthermore, we can also give a look at what we now do as work. So do not hesitate to speak to us.
Wim te Groen
I have been in contact with Balfolk for about 10 years. And the great connection between the music and dance / movement has seized me from moment one on. This has led me to make my own work for the Balfolk over the last 4 years. What a beautiful world opened up for me. The new rhythms, the freedom in some respects were enormous and I got a lot of new inspiration.
|Sunday||11:30 - 12:30||Labyrinth Stage||Dance Instruction|
|Sunday||12:30 - 14:00||Labyrinth Stage||Balfolk|
Phase 3 is a 24-hour, Live Action Role Play in a post-apocalyptic horror setting. In this setting futuristic science fiction elements are used in combination with the rough aspects of a devastated world. . Phase 3 takes place on the fictional world New Earth in the year 2703. The goal of Phase 3 is to keep the tension going day and night and to keep our participants constantly on their guard. What makes Phase 3 unique is that you do not play as a hero, but as a freedom fighter who tries to survive together with a group of like-minded people in a destroyed world.
Hurdy-gurdy & Bagpipe
“Have you always been curious about bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy playing and how these instruments work? Then come and visit us at the Tipi Field. Under the guidance of experienced bagpipe/hurdy-gurdy musicians and the Dutch hurdy-gurdy&bagpipe foundation you can try these instruments. No previous knowledge is required, we only ask for a bit of enthusiasm and courage. Instruments are of course available. e dutch hurdy-gurdy & bagpipes foundation is an organisation that focuses on hurdy-gurdies and bagpipes of the western European continent. Their activities include organising courses for advanced players and beginners. Beginners can even rent instruments from the foundation. For the record: We won’t be playing the Scottish or Irish pipes, but the gurdies and pipes which are traditionally played in France, Belgium or in the Netherlands. Maybe you know them from paintings of Jeroen Bosch or Pieter Breughel?”
|Saturday||11:30 - 18:00||Tipi Field||Workshops: Hurdy-Gurdy: 11.30-12.30 en 16:00-17:00 / Bagpipes: 13.00-14.00 en 17:00-18:00.|
|Sunday||11:30 - 18:00||Tipi Field||Workshops: Hurdy-Gurdy: 11.30-12.30 en 16:00-17:00 / Bagpipes: 13.00-14.00 en 17:00-18:00.|
Kai Wight & Frater Kyrion
Two magical Lectures
1) ‘Awenyddion’ (Druid magick today) From antiquity to now, Druidry has been a source of power and inspiration. I am a Druid of the present and from the power of the past I weave the Awen in to magick of today. Join me in an expression of what druidry is now. (Kai Wight)
2) ‘The Eye Of The Dragon’ (A lecture on Dragons within the Occult) Their mystical influences in the practices of modern Magick and Western Esoterism. Learn how to harness the power of the Dragons in your life, from the practical to the diabolical, for both good and evil! (Frater Kyrion)
|Saturday||12:00 - 13:00||Chapel||'Awenyddion' by Kai Wight|
|Saturday||15:00 - 16:00||Chapel||'The eye of the Dragon' by Frater Kyrion|
|Sunday||12:00 - 13:00||Chapel||'Awenyddion' by Kai Wight|
|Sunday||15:00 - 16:00||Chapel||'The eye of the Dragon' by Frater Kyrion|
Again two amazing Lectures by Sir Roly Rotherham:
1) ‘Mistletoe And Beards’. How do we think of Druids? Are they the wise men of our distant past? Did the Druids really worship mistletoe? Did they sacrifice humans? Come and enjoy the answers to these and other questions about these fabulous ancestors. Bring your own sickles.
2) ‘The Voice Of The Dragon’. (The dragon speaks). Dragons have appeared in our legends and tales for centuries. Who are these fantastic beasts? How have authors written them in to their stories? What intrigues us about them? From Gilgamesh to Smaug, hear of the dragons in their own words. Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.
|Saturday||11:00 - 12:00||Chapel||'Mistletoe and beards'|
|Saturday||16:00 - 17:00||Chapel||'The voice of the dragon'|
|Sunday||11:00 - 12:00||Chapel||'Mistletoe and beards'|
|Sunday||16:00 - 17:00||Chapel||'The voice of the dragon'|
Stranded Drifters; Woeful Unkempt Super Savvy Improvising Expert Survivalists
29 years have passed since the global nuclear exchange. It’s unknown whom struck first, but everyone suffered.The remaining shreds of civilization live away from the old world. The Stranded Drifters survive by scavenging what they can find from the old world. As long as they have fuel they’re free from suppression and slavery. Do you want to take a look at our camp of survivors? Come visit us on Elfia!
Storyteller Donderelf remembers the time gigantic dragons roamed the earth. The earth was a playful garden and the dragons protected us. Lets get back there! The music of the Celtic harp, bagpipes and drums will guide us there.
‘Bastiaan de Zwitser’
Stories told decorated
“Good stories deserve a little embellishment” Like no other Bastiaan de Zwitser has taken Mister Tolkiens advice to heart. With swift words, cats grace and a pumkin full of charm he tells good stories as they deserve to be told: Embellished.
|Saturday||12:00 - 12:30||Story Field||Storyteller|
|Saturday||13:45 - 14:15||Story Field||Storyteller|
|Saturday||15:45 - 16:15||Story Field||Storyteller|
|Sunday||12:30 - 13:00||Story Field||Storyteller|
|Sunday||13:45 - 14:15||Story Field||Storyteller|
|Sunday||15:30 - 16:00||Story Field||Storyteller|
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!
|Saturday||10:00 - 22:00||Field of Honour|
|Sunday||10:00 - 19:00||Field of Honour|
Wizard Wear: Prop Making, Potion Table and Photo Booth
Wizard Wear: ‘Prop making: How we do it.’ Always wanted to know how we make our famous props? Now is your chance to see how we do it. ‘Potion table’ Potions is maybe one of the most famous classes at Hogwarts. The students took some gear with them to show you how the magic is done. ‘Photo booth’ Do you want nothing more than to be a part of the Wizarding world? Immerse yourself fully at out famous photo booth! Everything during the whole day Saturday as well as Sunday.
|Saturday||Dark Woods||Prop making, Potion table and Photo booth..|
|Sunday||Dark Woods||Prop making, Potion table and Photo booth..|
Danish Fireshow and workshops throwing axes
A jester performance with spiritual as well as real fire, done with love and in the Light of a heightened culture with fantasy and creativity.
Bring your children to the Vikings and let them make their own roasted apple while you have time to chill a little…☺
Back to Middle-earth
Fan of The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings? Come and take a look at Unquendor – the meetingplace for elves, dwarves, orcs and hobbits. At our stand, you will find information about Tolkien, Middle-earth and of course Unquendor: who we are and what kind of fun activities we organize!
Many great Workshops and Acts throughout the weekend
“We have many great workshops and acts for example:
– Medic reading / show off 15 minutes 2x
– Time travel explanation 1x
– Mad Hatter show 2x
– Fireshow 1x / evening
– Tea Duelling 2x
– Nursery 1x
– Clothing making reading 1x
– Creature Seekers reading 1x
– Steampunk group photo shoot (all Steampunks in Elfia are invited at 14.00 at our campsite)”
Mandalorian Battle Camp
Clan Diryc Vhetin means ‘Clan of the Low Lands’ and is the Dutch part of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. MMCC is a worldwide costume club focusing only on the Mandalorian culture within the Star Wars universe.
Immerse yourself in the Magical world
Inspired by many books and movies about wizards and magical schools. There was a lot of demand to have the possibility to experience it yourself, and that is possible now, because magic is not only for people with a pair of round classes and a lighting!So pack your suitcase and come with us! The events are for everybody that wants to deepen in to the magic. You will receive magical lessons a couple of hours a day like, Writing with a goose feather, Mythological beings (mythical creatures) and Divination. Besides that there is room to get to know your fellow Students (Wizards and Witches) , or to get a moment for yourself to work at a personal goal. Throw yourself in the magical world for a weekend. Under supervision of professional theater makers with a spiritual background. Magical triangle provides the total experience.
|Saturday||10:00 - 21:00||Dark Woods||Whole day Encampment|
|Saturday||13:00 - 13:20||Dark Woods||Magical demo|
|Saturday||16:00 - 16:20||Dark Woods||Magical demo|
|Saturday||19:00 - 19:20||Dark Woods||Magical demo|
|Sunday||10:00 - 18:00||Dark Woods||Whole day Encampment|
|Sunday||13:00 - 13:20||Dark Woods||Magical demo|
|Sunday||16:00 - 16:20||Dark Woods||Magical demo|
Celtic music duo
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
|Saturday||15:00 - 15:30||Story Field||Podium optreden|
|Sunday||16:30 - 17:00||Field of Honour||Podium optreden|
|Sunday||15:00 - 15:30||Story Field||Podium optreden|
Let’s Ceilidh! Dance Workshop
Together with dance teacher Majken Enequist, 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!
|Saturday||12:00 - 13:30||Medieval Stage||Ceilidh Dance Workshop|
|Sunday||16:30 - 18:00||Field of Honour||Ceilidh Dance Workshop|
Robin Hood of Willem Tell !! Schieten met een handboog? U heeft het vast wel eens gezien op de TV, in de bioscoop, op vakantie en toen gedacht dat ziet er makkelijk uit, dat kan ik ook. U heeft nu de kans om het eens echt te proberen, kom eens kijken bij het Team Haagse Schutters tijdens de Elfia in Haarzuilens. Het Team Haagse Schutters is daar speciaal aanwezig om u te helpen met de eerste beginselen van het boogschieten. Man, vrouw, kind, linkshandig, rechtshandig of onhandig? We hebben voor iedereen een passende boog en we helpen u graag. Is het echt makkelijk, bent u de volgende Robin Hood of Willem Tell? Kom naar het Team Haagse Schutters en laat het ons zien.
Druid Cathbad rides on his dragon cart through the Kingdom of Elfia. He is aware of the Romans and monks who threaten his priesthood. To boost the energy of Elfia Cathbad offers patches. These patches can be knotted in trees near cloutie wells in order to make wishes come true. It’s possible to pass your wish patch through to another person. For those Elfians with life questions the druid reads the runes or offers a stone oracle. To vote the weather gods favourably Cathbad sacrifices Elfians, volunteers. To enhance the positive powers everyone is invited to join these rituals. Druid Cathbad is an act of GeA-education & fantasy, a collaboration of Geert Dekkers and Alex De Vliegere
Franka van Lent
Kom de sjamanendrum ervaren. Speel zelf mee in de drumcirkel met een eigen drum of je kunt een drum lenen. Je mag natuurlijk ook komen genieten van de klanken.
Re-enactment compagnie 14th Century
The Compagnie van Cranenburgh is a late 14th century mercenary company. Among its ranks you’ll find swordfighters, pikemen, archers and gunners. These mercenaries would fight for every faction in the Low Countries willing to hire them. The members of the Compagnie van Cranenburgh are re-enacters, whose primary goal is to portray a mercenary band the historically correct way. Not only the use of weapons should be portrayed so authentically (and safe) as possible, our camp is as important.
|Saturday||Dragon Alley||14th Century Re-enactment|
|Sunday||Dragon Alley||14th Century Re-enactment|
Bright Tarotist helps you on your way
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.
Samba, pop, African rhythms or jazz … we are inspired by all swinging music. In the past eighteen years we have built an original and alternately repertoire of percussion numbers. In a mix of unprecedented instruments, from both drum- and sambabands, we guarantee you a performance where you have to move!
|Saturday||10:45 - 11:15||Medieval Stage|
|Saturday||11:30 - 12:00||Elfia Stage|
|Saturday||13:15 - 13:45||Story Field|
‘Official Elfia Disney Cosplay meet’ brings the world of Disney and cosplay to Elfia. Meet characters, have your picture taken, admire props, take a glitter tattoo and come watch our brand-new show. Also enjoy our grand group photo at 14:00! Or test your luck with our lottery with the drawing at 17:00!
Brigitte 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!
Steamnation: History of Absynthe & Tea duelling
You have packages or letters to send and don’t know how? You need to be somewhere where no one else goes? You are looking for complete privacy, no questions asked? Look no more! The Steamnation airship crew is what you’re looking for. Captain Glennwell, of the airship bss Phoenix, will take care of all your logistic needs, together with his crew. Steamnation is the leading crew in transport and logistics in our world and beyond. Our crew has 5 years of experience in transporting goods and persons. Visit our camp at Elfia, get to know our crew and see what we can do for you. Participate in a tea duel, get a history lesson about the world of absinthe and learn more about steampunk culture.
Workshops Making a Fantasy keychain
As a leatherworker you can enjoy learning with the simplest equipment to make your own creation. We also want to give you the opportunity to live out your fantasies and imagination. Make key during a workshop on the Elfia. All supplies are provided to realize this. We are ready to offer you a helping hand. So welcome and until Elfia for this workshop! Look at the stand for the starting time of this workshop. Price: A little contribution in the costs of the material.
Location: The Artisaen stand at the Medieval road
Times: See our stand for the times of the workshop
|Saturday||Medieval Road||Workshops Making a Fantasy keychain|
|Sunday||Medieval Road||Workshops Making a Fantasy keychain|
Workshop making an Axe
The interested customer can choose a handle and an ax from the Axt collection and we will guide him through the confirmation process. The workshop will be available during the first two hours of the market and the duration will be about 10-25 minutes. In addition, we can give a lecture on the subject “Axt as Symbol” as we did at blacksmith meetings in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. We expect no compensation for our efforts, but a discount on the stall price.
|Saturday||10:00 - 12:00||Medieval Road|
|Sunday||10:00 - 12:00||Medieval Road|
Workshop "Decorate hat"
Workshop “Decorate hat”. Join BepStyle from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00 for the workshop “Decorate the hat”. Fun for the children, but also for adults. The costs are 7.50 per cap, this includes all the necessary material.
|Saturday||12:00 - 14:00||Magic Grounds||Workshop "Decorate hat"|
|Saturday||16:00 - 18:00||Magic Grounds||Workshop "Decorate hat"|
|Sunday||12:00 - 14:00||Magic Grounds||Workshop "Decorate hat"|
|Sunday||16:00 - 18:00||Magic Grounds||Workshop "Decorate hat"|
Cadavre Exquis Couture
2 workshops: Smocking techniques and Lost wax jewelry
WORKSHOP 1: Smocking techniques – Maya Langouche (Cadavre Exquis Couture) – when: Saturday and Sunday, 11.30 am – 12 noon – location: Cadavre Exquis Couture stand @ Medieval Road. Costumer and corset maker Maya Langouche from Cadavre Exquis Couture shows you how to use the smuggling technique to create beautiful fabric effects. Tissues and sewing supplies are provided, so you can try it yourself! Costume and corset maker Maya Langouche from Cadavre Exquis Couture will show you how to achieve beautiful dust effects with smuggling. Dust and all in all are equipped, you can also try it yourself!
WORKSHOP 2: Lost wax jewelry – Natascha Mattens – when: Saturday and Sunday, 16.00-16.30 – location: Cadavre Exquis Couture stand. @ Medieval Road. Jewerly artist Natascha Mattens introduces you to the specialized technique of lost wax for making beautiful and unique jewelery. She will show the cutting and modeling of wax and explain the techniques and tools involved in the process of making jewelry. Jewel designer Natascha Mattens will teach you how to make beautiful, unique jewelery. She will teach editing and modeling and explain the techniques needed for making jewelry. After this you can try it yourself!
|Saturday||11:30 - 12:00||Medieval Road||Workshop-1: Smocking techniques|
|Saturday||16:00 - 16:30||Medieval Road||Workshop-2: Lost wax jewelry|
|Sunday||11:30 - 12:00||Medieval Road||Workshop-1: Smocking techniques|
|Sunday||16:00 - 16:30||Medieval Road||Workshop-2: Lost wax jewelry|
Workshop leather processing
During Elfia I give a workshop leather processing. You can come make different leather creation. Include a leather bracelet or a keychain, which you learn stamped into the leather. A leather bum bag or wallet. The material cost depends on the creation that you want to make.
Come to see the times at our stand at the Medieval road.
|Saturday||Medieval Road||Twice a day workshop Leather processing|
|Sunday||Medieval Road||Twice a day workshop Leather processing|
Workshop Making Magical Jewelery
We make magical jewelery. Participants fill a bottle with fairy dust, dragon scales, feathers and other small glittering things. We hang them on a lace so you can always wear them.
Location: The Jeracraft stand at the Medieval Road
Saturday 13.00-14.00 / 15.00-16.00 / 17.00-17.30
Sunday 13.00-14.00 / 15.00-16.00 / 17.00-17.30
Price: € 3,50
|Saturday||13:00 - 14:00||Medieval Road||Workshop Making Magical Jewelery|
|Saturday||15:00 - 16:00||Medieval Road||Workshop Making Magical Jewelery|
|Saturday||17:00 - 17:30||Medieval Road||Workshop Making Magical Jewelery|
|Saturday||13:00 - 14:00||Medieval Road||Workshop Making Magical Jewelery|
|Saturday||15:00 - 16:00||Medieval Road||Workshop Making Magical Jewelery|
|Saturday||17:00 - 17:30||Medieval Road||Workshop Making Magical Jewelery|
Keep in Mind
3 Different Manga workshops
3 Different Mange Workshop by Keep in Mind
1- ‘Manga for Beginners’, 2- ‘Manga for Beginners – Chibi’ and 3- ‘Manga for Beginners – Kawaii’
In these workshops you will learn the basics of drawing in Manga, Manga Chibi or Manga Kawaii style.
It’s suitable for beginners, but more advanced artists are welcome as well. There is a maximum of 6 participants per workshop. You can sign up on the day itself.
Time of the Workshops
11:00 – 11:30 – Manga for Beginners
13:00 – 13:30 – Chibi for Beginners
11:00 11:30 – Manga for Beginners
13:00 – 13:30 – Kawaii for Beginners
|Saturday||11:00 - 11:30||Chatelet lane||Manga for Beginners|
|Saturday||13:00 - 13:30||Chatelet lane||Mange (Chibi) for Beginners|
|Sunday||11:00 - 11:30||Chatelet lane||Manga for Beginners|
|Sunday||13:00 - 13:30||Chatelet lane||Mange (Kawaii) for Beginners|
Workshop 'make your own wire tree'
Meraki “Are you a creative soul? Do you want to learn something new? Are you just in love with trees and nature? Then you should definitely come over to the Meraki Creations shop on the Medieval Road, and meet Kelly & Wesley! These two handcrafters will teach you the techniques you need to make your own wire trees, and you’ll get to take your first mini creation home! Come and let your creative essence soar in their 20-30 minute workshop!” Material and preparation cost are 10 euro a person
|Saturday||Medieval Road||Workshop 'make your own wire tree'|
|Sunday||Medieval Road||Workshop 'make your own wire tree'|
Van Driel Models
Workshop: Traditional Tin casting
In this workshop Children as well as adults can cast their own little statue out of tin for a small fee. This workshop is on Saturday and Sunday! Look at the stand for the actual times of this workshop.
Location: medieval Road stand van Driel model’s nr.381.
|Saturday||Medieval Road||Workshop: Traditional Tin casting|
|Sunday||Medieval Road||Workshop: Traditional Tin casting|
Yperman Fantasy paints
Workshop You have to paint!
This year again you can admire the works of Paul Yperman. Stroll inside the painting and let yourself drift away into a wonderful world full of magic. Inhabited by trolls, elves and dragons. Castles towering above the horizon and in the still waters of the lakes there are creatures swimming. On the bridges trolls take the caterpillar to move themselves. Or take the dragon to fly to the other end of the multiverse. Paul Yperman paints in his typical magic style, with lots of color, or just modest with gray or brown tones. 3D elements provides the finishing touch.
|Saturday||Medieval Road||Workshop You have to paint!|
|Sunday||Medieval Road||Workshop You have to paint!|
NEW! Ice cream with mead
Traditionally made ice cream with 'mead' as base
Special ice cream!
Ice cream for young and old!
Especially for Elfia, Medieval Catering has made sorbet with the delicious meads of Elfia.
Be surprised by the Crunchy Walnut, the Magic, the Sweet Caramel and Vanilla on a cone!
The sorbet ice cream is made with mead as base. So show your ID when you get a ball! 😉
Of course we also have delicious artisan flavors of scoop ice cream for the PDOs and other non-alcoholic eaters.
This artisanal ice cream is made with attention for the whole process, yesterday’s grass is the ice cream of today!
You can find us at the corner of ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ and ‘Chatelet Lane’ (near the ATM)
Knobi bread is suitable for vegetarians.
We are at two different locations, namely:
Walhalla (No. 11 on the Elfia card) and
Medieval Road (No. 21 on the Elfia map)
Dikke Bertha’s coffee theater
Coffee on coal
“Dikke Bertha” (“Fat Bertha”) is a victorian coal-fueled espresso machine. Her “coffee-engineers” take you to the time of the industrial revolution. When the clouds of soot darkened the sun and the men were made of steel. Coffee was the black gold, and that still flows from Dikke Bertha. Whether you’re 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. If desired, the coffee makers also brew “Carajillo”: a strong coffee with a good dash of Spanish brandy.
Location: Dragon Alley (Nr. 17 on the Elfia map)
Traditional dinnede & country bread, fresh from the oven
Dinnede is available with meat as well as vegetarian.
We are located at the Wlhalla (nr. 11 at the Elfia map)
Les Temeraires – Crepes
Crepes are suitable for Vegans as well as Vegetarians.
We are located at the Walhalla (Nr. 11 on the Elfia map)
The Taverne has also vegan wine.
we have 8 different vegane fruit wines, as well as organic beer, mead and lemonades.
(vegetarian / vegan / gluten free)
We are located at the Walhalla (nr. 11 on the Elfia map)
Giant meat skewers
The meat skewers are suitable for people with a gluten-free diet.
We have four different skewers, namely:
Pig, turkey, giant shrimps or beef
We are located at the Medieval Road (No. 21 on the Elfia map)