„It was for all of us – the band, the crew, all colleagues – very shitty that all the festivals in September disappeared like snow in the sun,” says Nolet. “Saturday tens of thousands of people took to the streets to draw attention to this. We received zero response from The Hague. Nothing. ouch. That hurts. But it also says something about not knowing what to say.”
The group did receive an email on behalf of Prince Bernhard, the co-owner of the Circuit Zandvoort where Formula 1 takes place. “He asked if we wanted to come and play at the event. And he had exactly… zero euros to spare. Okay, maybe a few VIP tickets. Who cares?”
Nolet emphasizes that he does not want to undermine Formula 1. “But it says something about how musicians are viewed, and everything behind it.”
The events sector is furious with the cabinet because all football matches and Formula 1 with tens of thousands of visitors may continue, but all festivals and concerts will be canceled for weeks. The outgoing cabinet has still not responded to last Saturday’s massive demonstration, #unmuteus.
Joshua Nolet: Prince Bernard asked Chef’Special to play in Formula 1 for free | gossip
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