Lowlands was all set to become wetlands this last weekend, but it looks like people still had a blast! The weather forecast predicted that festival-goers would have to go well-equipped with their rain gear and splash around in puddles. However, Eric van Eerdenburg, the director, said that it was still a massive success.
Even Prime Minister Rutte was there at Villa Lowlands! This is the first time that a politician of the highest office has attended a festival.
Vandaag was ik te gast bij Villa Lowlands. Het publiek bepaalde dat ik met gespreksleider @MartijndeGreve en ‘huisbutler’ @RoelMaalderink sprak over het thema Onderwijs en Ontwikkeling. Uiteraard kwam ook muziek aan bod. Wat mij betreft een geslaagd Lowlandsdebuut! #LL19 pic.twitter.com/mcOaaHBcaQ
— Mark Rutte (@MinPres) August 18, 2019
When the bad weather first came on the radar, a lot of people sold their tickets to avoid a disappointing experience. But Eerdenburg told RTLNieuws that only a total of 7500 tickets were sold through Ticketswap. Last year, 1500 less tickets were resold.
He said that there was some rain, but there were “no major problems”. The festival-goers seemed not to have minded because twitter is abuzz with how amazing it still turned out to be. The sun did make an appearance sporadically, so it was not a total loss.
Sunny sunday Lowlands evening at La Terraza by Nespresso. #Lowlands2019 pic.twitter.com/9KKQ4kt7Gd
— Jan Paul de Wildt (@janpauldewildt) August 18, 2019
Were you one of the festival-goers? Did you spot the prime minister around in his typical Rutte fashion? Or did you sell your ticket for half its price? We hope no-one is experiencing FOMO right now! What else did you get up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!
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