Review of DFGF 8 – 2019

The 8th Edition of the Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival took place at the Q factory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from Saturday 11th May to Sunday 12th May 2019.

dfgf eight poster

New Fred Mascot

Mascot for the festival by Hans Sweep.

dfgf 8 sat 2

dfgf8 sun 2

It was held for the first time in Amsterdam at the Q-Factory

The Organisers

Willem Niehorster

Willem Niehorster

Emiel Scholsberg

Frimangron

Han van den Essenburg

Han Van Der Essenburg

The Show

OK here’s a few videos mainly from the performers at the show. I had to withdraw at the last minute due to personal problems and Emiel introduces Rich Perk’s vlookup band and with a hello to me. Please turn the sound on for each video, as they are from FB posts not all may be working today, try again later!

Jeff Berg hallo!!!

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Saturday, 11 May 2019

vlookup band with a hello to Jeff

DFGF8Jam session Q-FactoryAmsterdam

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Sunday, 12 May 2019

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Saturday, 11 May 2019

 

VLookup Trio met Rich Perks op fretloze gitaar, nu op het Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival, Q-Factory Amsterdam. Vanavond nog Keepers Brew – Morgen weer, vanaf 15.30u! Check programma hier: https://bit.ly/30eeyQL

Posted by Gitarist on Saturday, 11 May 2019

 

DFGF 8Q-Factory AmsterdamJam session

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Sunday, 12 May 2019

 

DFGF 8Q-Factory AmsterdamJam session

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Sunday, 12 May 2019

 

DFGF 8Q-FactoryAmsterdamJam session

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Sunday, 12 May 2019

 

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Sunday, 12 May 2019

 

A small part of my solo over our song “Multi Dimensional Colored Mask” from last week’s gig at @dutchfretlessguitarfestival Nice to see someone up and dancing by the stage as we were loud!!!!………….#fretlessguitar #fretlessguitarist #dissonantdistance #fretless #vigierguitars #vigierofficial #vigiersurfreter #basiner #basiner_official #dutchfretlessguitarfestival #festival #ontour #guitarist #guitarlife #tourlife #livemusic #progressive #guitarsolo #solospot #lickwars #improvisation #postrock #powertrii #artrock #punkjazz #guitarporn #avantgarde #touringmusician #acnoises #strymon #xotic #wampler #mxr

Posted by Jay Matharu Guitarist on Sunday, 19 May 2019

 

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Sunday, 12 May 2019

 

Dream Flight to AntarcticaDFGF8Q-FactoryAmsterdamWith Johnito on vocals

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

 

Dream Flight to Antarctica live at the Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 8 at the Q-Factory, Amsterdam.

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Thursday, 16 May 2019

 

Dream Flight to Antarctica Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 8 at the Q-Factory in Amsterdam 12 May 2018Penn Station

Posted by Willem Niehorster on Thursday, 16 May 2019

 

Here’s a little snippet from the Fretless Festival in Amsterdam. Great to see so many awesome fretless players. 😎🇳🇱🎸🤘🏻Shame I didn’t press record on my GoPro until halfway through the set. 🤬

Posted by Stu Brewer – Studio Brewdio on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

 

https://www.facebook.com/rich.perks.1/videos/10158439083667589/?t=2

 

Recap

What a great weekend! Despite the last minute cancelations the musicians all enjoyed themselves and the overall standard was very high. Of particular interest was the improvised jam session on the Sunday afternoon. Looking forward to DFGF IX or is it 9? Lets hope it is not seven years until that takes place.

Links to previous DFGF festivals

Dutch Fretless Festival I – 2006

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival II – 2007

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival III – 2008

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival IV – 2009

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival V – 2010

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival VI – 2011

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival VII – 2012

 

More Fretless Festivals

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