Conscious dancing, drinking and dreaming at the Zomertuin van Bret

Conscious dancing, drinking and dreaming at the Zomertuin van Bret

Jul 31, 2018 |  by  |  Event, Music
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Next to Sloterdijk, a group of entrepreneurs joined forces forces to create a place with the slightest environmental impact possible. No soulless commercialism, but merely a space for creation, sustainability and circularity. Bret’s garden is best described as a green oasis in a concrete jungle.

For two weekends in August (11/12 & 18/19), music lovers will dance, drink and dream in the Zomertuin van Bret (‘Bret’s Summer Garden’), with a programme that consists of Dekmantel Soundsystem, Eefje de Visser, Gallowstreet, Tom Trago and Young Marco among many others. Wasting energy or other resources is no longer the norm in the modern world, let alone events nowadays. That’s why visitors are stimulated to reduce their environmental consciousness and have an impact on the future – by washing their own cup before filling it up again for instance.

Celebrate sustainability

Numerous measures have been taken in order to minimize visitors’ environmental impact. This makes the Zomertuin van Bret an example of sustainability in the event industry. Visitors are stimulated to bring positive change and develop some environmental consciousness. A few examples: a mostly Dutch line-up, without any polluting flights; a bar and stage completely made of recycled materials; payment by card instead of wasteful plastic tokens; free tap water; and of course a wide range of biological food products.

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Fans of music can consider themselves lucky when it comes down to the varied program of the Zomertuin van Bret. On August 11, the legendary Dekmantel Soundsystem invites Kornél Kovács, and on the 12th singer-songwriter Eefje de Visser shares the stage with DJs Nuno Dos Santos, Elias Mazian and others.

The following weekend, on August 18, Nightcare invites twelve-man strong brass band Gallowstreet, accompanied by numerous other bands with genres varying from hip-hop to funk and afrobeat. The final show on August 19 sees the electronically gifted Tom Trago and Young Marco, alongside Dollkraut, Interstellar Funk and Job Sifre. See you there!

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