This year's new Kickoff was the official start of the 61st European Music Festival for Young people. All participants got together in a bubbling Festival-hall in a relaxing, chilling and friendly atmosphere. Here we welcomed the European Youth to a sparkling show and in a musical way.
The opening festivity, a one hour lasting spectacle accessible for free for all festival participants and all festival visitors, will probably the start of next year's Festival.
Following ensembles cooperated at this kickoff:
- Children choir composed from 200 young sturdents from the Neerpelt primary schools
- Niko Harmonieorkest - Neerpelt
- Drum band of the Royal Club St.-Sebastiaan – Neerpelt
After the spectacle all participants and visitors walk towards the market place for "A Taste of Neerpelt", a national feast full of music and cosiness.