Summertime festival

Musicon and Stichting Popdistrict present the Summertime Festival on the Grote Markt in The Hague. The program consists of jazz, world music, classical music and roots pop, the musicians are largely international.

Summertime Festival showcases a beautiful but underexposed aspect of the city, namely the international musician community that flourishes here, thanks in part to the presence of the Royal Conservatoire; this living network of music students and graduates is the source of the diversity of styles and cultures within the program. The festival offers a lot of space for young careers and new repertoire and is therefore experienced as a special discovery by visitors. In short: enjoy the summer during the relaxed Summertime Festival on one of the nicest squares in The Hague!


Large market

The Grote Markt is one of the nicest parts of The Hague. The atmosphere on the Grote Markt is always pleasant and the nightlife crowd is often creative and idiosyncratic. There are various catering establishments on the square in the middle of the city that offer something for everyone: from brown cafe to cocktail bar, from music venue to restaurant. In addition, the Grote Markt also bears the 'Pop District' label. Live concerts take place under this name all year round, organized in collaboration with pop venue Paard van Troje.



Friday 1 July

16:00-17:00 All-Star Trio Izaline Callister with Ed Verhoeff & Angelo Verploegen / Fusion of Curaçao music and vocal jazz

18:00-19:00 XILLAN / Surinamese vocal jazz

20:00-21:00 BIM Presents: Ronald Snijders Band / Legendary jazz flutist

22:00-23:00 Ondrofeni / Kaskawi & Kaseko

Presentation: Eline Gemerts


Saturday 2 July

12:00-13:00 Princess Christina Competition Laureates Bas Arendsen, Preda Brothers & Luyi van der Lingen / Award-winning young talent

14:00-15:00 Spinoza Orchestra / Large ensemble with various jazz artists

16:00-17:00 BIM presents: Hans Dulfer Band (winner Bimpro Award) / Saxophone-driven jazz line-up

18:00-19:00 Dawn Patrol / West Coast Soft Rock

20:00-21:00 Eric Ineke 75 & The Frans Elsen Factor with Benjamin Herman & Rik Mol / Jazz drummer Eric Ineke and friends

22:00-23:00 FRESH! presents: Badass Soul Collective / Modern fusion jazz

Presentation: Ben van den Dungen


Sunday 3 July

12:00-13:00 Karisma / Flamenco-inspired jazz

14:00-15:00 Matangi Quartet - Canto Ostinato / Pop Jazz Fusion

14:00-15:00 BIM presents: Great Guitars Summit with Peter Tiehuis, Maarten van der Grinten, Durk Hijma & Gijs Idema / Collection of guitar virtuosos

18:00-19:00 FRESH! presents: MB Big Band with Bart van Lier / Up and coming big band plays classics and original arrangements

20:00-21:00 Jesus Hernadez y su Tumbao / Cuban jazz

Presentation: Ben van den Dungen


DJs: Ome Steef, Jen Min Lau and DJ Philippona


Accessibility Grote Markt

The Grote Markt is accessible by public transport as well as by car. The Grote Markt can be reached by tram lines 2, 3, 4 and 6, bus line 25, and a 15-minute walk from The Hague CS and HS train stations. The nearest parking garages are Parking Spui, Centrum and Turfmarkt.


Dates and Times

Friday 1 July 16:00 - 23:00 Saturday 2 July 12:00 - 23:00 Sunday 3 July 12:00 - 21:00



Grote Markt