May 2023 | Haarlem, The Netherlands | Stichting Bevrijdingspop
Backbone International just finished its 15th year running at the Bevrijdingspop Haarlem, one of the largest Liberation festivals in the Netherlands! This year’s festivities were off the charts, with over 145,000 people coming together to celebrate Liberation Day. The festival consisted of four areas with various food and drinks counters and performances by John Coffey, Donnie, Karsu, Claude, The Opposites, and one of this year’s ambassadors, Froukje.
Over 450 volunteers, numerous sponsors, and suppliers worked together this year to make Bevrijdingspop Haarlem a reality. Our Backbone team went from scratch to the festival on this project and produced everything visible, plus handled the technical design and all the necessary licenses to create a safe space to celebrate.
Event photo credits: Bevrijdingspop | Bart Manders | Marcus van Dam | Archie Backx