For the fifth year in a row, Northside Festival in Brooklyn will feature Dutch innovators in the fields of entrepreneurship, design and music.

A mix of Dutch creative entrepreneurs and renowned musical talent will participate in the 10th annual Northside Festival June 6-10. The Netherlands is a founding partner of Northside, and has always added an abundance of knowledge and talent to the festival.

“During this collaboration, the Dutch participation is strongly represented, from music to tech to innovators,” said Daniel Stedman, co-founder of Northside Media Group. “The Dutch were the first to enhance our partnership, emphasizing the international component of this incredible creative exchange.”

Netherlands Consul General Dolph Hogewoning agreed. “Northside has developed into a serious player in the North American field of innovation, business, media, and music,” he said. “I am happy that we were early and loyal partners, and proud of the creative talent and innovative ideas in the field of business and design that has been given a platform during Northside Festival in the last 10 years.”

Palmbomen II. © Kai Hugo

Music: Palmbomen

On June 9, Dutch electronic producer/performer Palmbomen II will perform at Brooklyn Bazaar during a flagship electronic music concert.

This audio-visual spectacle will take you back to the spirit of Peter Ivers’ New Wave Theater, and is an exclusive part of the Dutch collaboration with Northside, center-staging electronic music performance.

Mixer/Innovation Happy Hour

Northside Festival and the Consulate General of the Netherlands will collaborate and build upon their longstanding partnership to host the Northside Innovation Opening Night Party at the William Vale rooftop on Wednesday, June 6.

Register yourself and come by between 7 and 9 p.m. for drinks in a beautiful setting and mingle with other innovation leaders and festival VIPs.

Daniel Stedman will make a toast to commemorate the longstanding partnership between Northside and the Netherlands, and the festival’s 10-year anniversary. Furthermore, Dutch DJ Keimpe Koldijk and Brooklyn venue Trans-Pecos programmer will spin the decks at this inspiring happening.


During Northside Innovation, art and nightlife programmer Keimpe Koldijk from Trans-Pecos, will join the Music + Nightlife panel on Wednesday, June 6, for a look into Tech and the Next Golden Age of Music. He’ll be accompanied by Ryan Wright of AWAL and Jesse Kirshbaum of Nue Agency.

On Friday, June 8, Marleen Vogelaar, CEO of Zielwear, will represent her sustainable active-wear brand disrupting traditional retail business practices on the panel, “Accelerating Innovation in Retail and Consumer Goods,” where she will discuss the future of goods and private labels.

Innovation Headquarters

Zielwear fashion will display its collection at the Innovation Headquarters from June 6-8 located at the William Vale retail space from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During the Northside Innovation Opening Night Party at William Vale rooftop, a Zielwear display will also be on site for guests to explore.

Join all things Dutch during Northside Festival. Celebrate with us in Brooklyn!