“The Rain is stopping, so let’s start with the final day… ”


12:30 – 13:45

(Only one) Performance by the Belgian folk group Folgazan 

Main stage – Square Saint P and P

Folgazán is a popfolk group that colors far beyond the lines of traditional folk music. With a large line-up in which, in addition to flute, violin, accordion and piano, there is an emphatic place for electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar and drums, they effortlessly mix elements from contemporary pop and rock with typical Irish tunes and other Celtic and worldly influences. Folgazán has a wide variety on the menu: striking rock songs with a folk edge, catchy dance tunes, delicate melodies with a jazzy folk touch and cheerful party songs alternate. Usually sung, occasionally instrumental. The mini-cd ‘Invading from the West’ that was recorded in 2007 is a good sampling of what Folgazán brings live: a varied set that is appreciated by a wide audience. In 2007, Folgazán Ten Vrede Talent was finalist and the group was second in the Dranouter rally with a sigh of profit. In 2008 the growing live reputation of the group was strengthened with a successful and festive passage at the Labadoux festival. 2009 will be the year of confirmation, including the launch of a video clip and various festival performances, including Maxifolk in Gits, Celtic Night in Geluwe and park concerts in Poperinge and Ingelmunster. Folgazán is a fascinating mix of men and women with very different musical backgrounds, young enthusiastic snakes and mature rots in the profession, from West and East Flanders.
The group consists of
Liesbeth De Lombaert (violin, voice)
Bart Oosterlijnck (acoustic & electric guitar)
Ruuth Oosterlijnck (keys, accordion, vocals, guitar)
Pieterjan Seynaeve (drum, percussion)
Hein Vanhuyse (flutes, vocals, keys)
Koen Vanderbauwhede (bass guitar, guitar)
Joost Wylin (vocals, guitar).
Lieven Oosterlijnck assists the group for sound technology.

#Belgium #Folk #Ova2018

Chiens d’Mer

17:00 – 18:00

Terras Vindictivelaan

Performance by the French folk rock group Chiens d’Mer

For over ten years, folk group Chien de Mer have been bringing their unique and lively interpretation of traditional shanties to Ostend.

Etienne Radenne and four friends created the band on a hot summer evening in a café on the quayside at Dunkirk and their performance is steeped in the heritage of the sea.

#France #Folk #Ova2018


Performance by the Belgian steelband Mochito

14:00 – 15:00


Mo-Chito is a dazzling samba band from Koksijde, created by some musicians from the El Fuerte band with a passion for every form of percussion.

The band uses surdo’s, timbales, conga’s, caixa’s, and tambours in addition to snares, bells and shakers to produce an exciting beat that thrills audiences.

#Belgium #Steelband #Ova2018