It has been discussed for years. Carnival 2019 it will finally happen. A large mirror tent will be built at Eindhoven’s Wilhelminaplein.
Inside this large tent, the most important thing will be the creation of an authentic, old-fashioned carnival feeling. Nostalgic party music will help! “Carnivals without that commercial carnival and house music, but instead with bands and karaoke”, mentions one of the organisers, Joep Verheijen.
The organisers respond to a need for carnival parties among “older youngsters”. However, this does specifically not mean, “only the over-forties carnival enthusiasts are welcome. In this large tent, everybody is welcome to join in the fun or to just have a nice chat”.
Carnival in “Lampegat”
In Lampegat (Eindhoven) carnival kicks off Friday 1st of March and ends Tuesday 5th of March 2019. Preliminary festivities already started with “Lampegats Dansmarietje Toernooi” on 20th of January.
Other preliminary activities, not all of which are open to all or for which special tickets need to be obtained:
10 February: Lampegatse Vrouwkes Zitting
17 February: Haone Boerenblaos Festijn
21 February: Federatieavond
22 February: Slaatjesbal
23 February: Prince Positivo visit
23 February: Groot Federatiebal
28 February: Pekske Pronken
One of the most important Carnival events in Lampegat will be the traditional parade of floats, scheduled for Saturday 2nd of March 2019.
Source: Studio 040