Anneke van Wieren: Breda Barst is a free pop festival celebrated during the third weekend of September for 25 years now. The entrance is for free so everyone can enjoy the music, the festival area and the festival venue, and we have a variety of music from electronic to metal, and almost every style in between. We also give a stage to future artists, at the ‘Future Stage’, as we call it. And there is a variety of artists from the Netherlands as well as surrounding countries like Germany and Belgium.
Tom Rozendal: The festival is oriented to all kinds of public, all kinds of families, and not only young people. It is a broad spectrum, that is the nice thing, apart from being a free festival. Everyone can enter and look if there is something for them to join and enjoy. It is for small children as well as for adults.
Remco Teunissen: Breda Barst in this last edition had four different stages. Firstly, the main stage, which was more focused on top-level, headliner artists. We also had the Future Stage, focused on local talent. In addition to this, the Suikerbeat, which is mainly electronic dance music. And finally, there is another stage for more metal and heavy rock base music. Besides those stages, and also because Breda Barst wants to be seen as a full family-on festival, as pointed by Tom, there is also the ‘Mini Barst’, which is not so much a stage, but it is an area especially designed for the younger kids. There they can dive into certain science projects, play around with building huts, and activities like that. Furthermore, they also have a half pipe where kids, or even adults, can do skateboarding. So, this event is extremely broad in comparison to the more commercial festivals, which mostly focus just on a certain music type being either EDM or rock or more mainstream pop.