Vai Festival Holland - Tickets for sale!

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Vai Festival Holland - Tickets for sale!

#1 Post by ocuj » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:45 am

Steve will play in De Oosterpoort in Groningen on 22 and 23 october 2010. Tickets are for sale, just got them for both days. According to the tickets:

22/10 Steve Vai & Noord Nederlands Orkest (Northern Dutch Orchestra)- New compositions for orchestra and guitar.

23/10 Steve Vai & Noord Nederlands Orkest - The Middle of Everywhere, worldpremiere. Very curious what this will be.

Tickets are 32.50 euros a piece.

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#2 Post by EyE » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:29 am

Cool!

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#3 Post by ocuj » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:03 am

Found some extra info.The entire festival will be held in Groningen (same city where Sound Theories was recorded was recorded and my home town).

Info for Dutch readers: http://www.nno.nu/nl/nieuws-2/voorverko ... aanstaande" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

All the info from the page in English:
- Ticketsales started at May 29.
- Festival will be held in Groningen from 20/10 to 24/10
- Steve will perform twice, 22/10 and 23/10
- The performances will contain 6 new compositions

It seems to me that the performances will be different. Both dates have another name for the concert.

If you want to have tickets, don't hessitate. The Oosterpoort isn't a really large venue. Capacity is 1850 seats.

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#4 Post by Ugur Dariveren » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:07 am

Any English link? :)

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#5 Post by Synchronicity » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:56 am

From the brochure of the NNO (orchestra):

22 october

Vai - Lotus Feet
Vai - piano played by Mike Keneally
Yusupov - Concert for electric altviolin and orchestra part 3 (dutch premiere)
Vai - There's Still Something Dead In Here (world premiere)
Vai - Frangelica (part 1 and 2)
Vai - Brutal Beauty (world premiere)
Vai - Kill The Guy With the Ball

conductor - Kasper de Roo
electric guitar - Steve Vai
electric altviolin - Christophe Weidmann
piano - Mike Keneally

23 october

Vai - Pastel Vignettes (world premiere)
Vai - piano played by Mike Keneally
Vai - Salamanders In The Sun
Vai - The Blossom Suite (world premiere)
Vai - The Middle Of Everywhere (world premiere)

conductor - Kasper de Roo
electric guitar - Steve Vai
piano - Mike Keneally

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#6 Post by ocuj » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:14 pm

Ugur Dariveren wrote:Any English link? :)
Afraid not. But I translated all the info from that Dutch link into English in my earlier post.

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#7 Post by sonny sixshooter » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:16 am

Great news, thanks for posting. Can anyone shed some light ob what the festival is? It starts on the 20th and ends on the 24th. I have been able to gather something about it being a composer festival or some such. Will there be other interesting things to see, and will Steve do other stuff while in Groningen?

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#8 Post by cbr1000f » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:01 am

sonny sixshooter wrote:Great news, thanks for posting. Can anyone shed some light ob what the festival is? It starts on the 20th and ends on the 24th. I have been able to gather something about it being a composer festival or some such. Will there be other interesting things to see, and will Steve do other stuff while in Groningen?
Het festival van dag tot dag:
woensdag 20 oktober De Oosterpoort (gratis lunchconcert om 12u - nog geen verdere details gekend)
vrijdag 22 oktober De Oosterpoort http://www.nno.nu/nl/concerten/steve-vai-festival" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
zaterdag 23 oktober De Oosterpoort http://www.nno.nu/nl/concerten/steve-vai-festival-2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
zondag 24 oktober, 11.00 uur Images, documentaire over de geschiedenis van de elektrische gitaar. ROCK ON!
Het complete festivaloverzicht vindt u vanaf juni op http://www.stevevaifestival.nl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. In augustus 2010 verschijnt het volledige festivalmagazine.

The festival day by day:

Wednesday, October 20 Venue "De Oosterpoort" in Groningen (lunch concert - for free - no further details known) - IMHO I think that Steve won't be involved. Could be some musicians who play some of Steve's music
Friday, October 22 Venue "De Oosterpoort" in Groningen Details: http://www.nno.nu/nl/concerten/steve-vai-festival" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Saturday, October 23 "De Oosterpoort" in Groningen Details: http://www.nno.nu/nl/concerten/steve-vai-festival-2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sunday, October 24, 11:00 am "Images"; a documentary about the history of the electric guitar.

All festival details will soon be available at http://www.stevevaifestival.nl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
A festival brochure will be published in August 2010.

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#9 Post by sonny sixshooter » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:10 am

Thank you very much.

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#10 Post by pauldlr » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:05 am

Got my tickets for the two days, will want to see what else goes on thro the week tho so will book a hotel for the week. Needed this push to make me go and replace my passport!
Looking forward to it big time and also catching up with some of you :D :D :D

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#11 Post by ocuj » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:25 pm

For the people looking for a hotel, check Eden City Hotel. It's close to De Oosterpoort (5 minutes walking) and downtown Groningen. Artists that perform at De Oosterpoort stay here often, so maybe you'll meet Steve there. Website: http://www.edencityhotel.com/nl/overview.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (dutch)
http://www.edencityhotel.com/en/overview.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (english)

If you need something cheaper, let me know. I can give some links to cheaper hotels in the area of De Oosterpoort.

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#12 Post by Mr.crapo » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:36 am

ticket ordered for the second show \o/

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#13 Post by Seraphim » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:49 am

Thanks about the info in english :P

It's a good timing those two days for me. But gonna wait a few more time to see if my agenda allowed.

Meanwhile, does the venue are stand or sitting numbered place?

Thanks in Advance
:mrgreen: Seraphim :mrgreen:

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#14 Post by cbr1000f » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:54 am

Seraphim wrote: ...stand or sitting numbered place?...
It's "all seats" but they are NOT numbered.

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#15 Post by mainitz » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:58 am

yeah,
know got ticket for both shows. I will drive 700km from germany to the netherlands.

For the second show, I got the tickets already via ticketmaster.nl, for the first one, I ordered them few minutes ago.
well on the tickets there is NO seat announced so is it free choosing of seats?

in this case it would be chaos to find a good one. please someone tell me if there is a specific seatnumber on my card in the code that is printed there....

whould be fine if anyone official could tell me pls :)

best regards and see you in holland !
johannes

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