Friday: Welcome Party

  
Harbour Hop 2018 will kick off with a welcome party at Arminius, a stunning Art Nouveau church built in 1896, located just a stone’s throw away from the Central Station. Start a marvelous weekend by greeting our amazing teachers, meeting local dancers, and dancing away with old and new friends on the freshly refurbished wooden floor to the music coming from DJ Stephan Wuthe's Shellac records.

Time: 21:00 – 01:00
Venue: Arminius, Museumpark 3, 3015 CB Rotterdam

How to get there: It's at 15-minute walking distance from the Central Station. Or use public transport from Central Station to metro/tram stop Eendrachtsplein. For fares and routes see: www.ov9292.nl or www.ret.nl.

 

Tickets: Sold seperately in presale for 15€. Access to this party is included in Full Passes.

 Saturday: Main Party

The party on Saturday, will traditionally take place at the Hulstkamp Gebouw  on Noordereiland, an island, situated in the river Nieuwe Maas that divides the city of Rotterdam in North and South. This typical building, with lots of space to dance, was designed by Jacobus Pieter Stok in Neo Renaissance style, in 1888, and used to have industrial purposes in the past.

Not one but two bands will play for you this evening; Reverent Juke and Lester’s Blues, will be there to keep your feet moving! And DJ SuperHeidi will make sure we keep dancing when the band is taking a break. We will kick off with an absolute beginners workshop, so bring your friends and let's party hard!

Meanwhile, catch up with friends, drinking G&T’s or other beverages, get (vintage) styled and eat some amazing “stroopwafels” in a stylish atmosphere and capture your experiences for eternity at the photobooth!

Time: TBA
Venue: Hulstkampgebouw, Maaskade 119, 3071 NK Rotterdam

How to get there: It's a 15-minute bike ride from the Central Station. Or use public transport from Central Station to metro/tram stop Wilhelminaplein, or a bus from Blaak to Cornelis Trompstraat. For fares and routes see: www.ov9292.nl or www.ret.nl.

 

Tickets: Sold seperately in presale for €22,50 and at the door for €25. Access to this party is included in Full Passes.

 Sunday: Farewell Party

  
On Sunday we’ll have a lovely afternoon at Zalmhuis. On the riverfront, this Art Nouveau Beauty has a marvelous view of the river, ànd a wooden floor! Arrive by Watertaxi, drink a G&T, and have a perfect relaxing end of the weekend!

DJ Stephan Wuthe will bring his records to make sure we finish this weekend on a high note.

 

Time: TBA
Venue: Zalmhuis, Schaardijk 434, 3064 AM Rotterdam

How to get there: Take a spectacular watertaxi ride to the stop Rivium.

 

Tickets: Sold seperately in presale and at the door for €10. Access to this party is included in Full Passes.

Bands

 As we like to celebrate five years of spreading Swing joy and happiness, our Saturday party features not one band, but TWO!

Reverent Juke

This amazing band from Brussels is devoted to playing for dancers. They bring tunes by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Earl Hines and even Buddy Johnson. Reverent Juke plays the classics and some gems from the golden age of swing! They are also known for working some humour into their energetic sets.

 

Band members
  • Clarinet : Martin Bolton
  • Trumpet : Olivier Faber
  • Saxophone : Mathieu Najean
  • Piano : Renaud Crols
  • Contrabass : Andrew Bolton
  • Drums : Tom Lambrecht 

https://www.facebook.com/reverentjuke/

 

Lester’s Blues

Lester's Blues got their name from a bittersweet song by saxophonist Lester Young, arguably the greatest stylist that has been in jazz. Inspired by 1930's small band recordings of Count Basie and his alumni, Lester's Blues approach their music with their own style, vibe and effortless swing, and add a fresh and vigorous touch. The septet is modelled on some of Count Basie’s former bands: a four-piece rhythm section with piano and rhythm guitar, and three horns, composed of leading Belgian and Dutch seasoned jazz and swing players, each having earned their stripes through many years of gigging and practice. They will surely provide a stomping party!

 

Band members
  • Drums : Frederik Van den Berghe
  • Bass : Sam Gerstmans
  • Guitar : Victor Da Costa
  • Piano : Luk Vermeir
  • Cornet : Jon Birdsong
  • Tenor sax : Tom Callens 
  • Clarinet : David Lukacs 

https://www.facebook.com/LestersBlues/