Emden Matjestage 28 – 30 May

Emden Matjestage is a celebration of the herring and music. How these two every got paired up I will never understand. In Haugesund we also have a herring and music festival Sildajazz but the focus is primarily on the music.

The festival in Haugesund is an International Jazz festival with around 50 000 visitors from Norway and artists from all over the world.   The harbor fills up with cabin cruisers and the quay  with musicians, vendors and festive people.  This is the best time of year to visit Haugesund as we put our best foot forward for this occasion.  This year’s Sildajazz 2010 is August from the 11th – 15th, for those who might be interested.

Emden’s festival focuses on herring, tall ships and Shanty choirs to underscore the seafaring heritage of the city.  The festival expects 4 000 visitors and can offer an array of food, music and entertainment around the Emden quay.

The Emden tourist office hasn’t translated the program for 2010 yet but as a Chrome user, google translate makes understanding German pages easy.  Here is the program (copy paste) from the site.

Friday 28 May 2010

Stage of water / land (Tjalk)
11:00 clock: Opening on the Tjalk by the Mayor of the city of Emden Alwin Brinkmann, musically accompanied by the Emden shanty group.
13.30 – 14.00 clock: Shanty Choir Freese force Berumbur
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Clock: Shanty-Chor “Vörs anchor” Rhauderfehn
15.30 – 16.00 clock: Loquard Handörgler
17.00 – 17.30 clock Shanty-Chor Loppersum
Town Hall stage
10.00 – 11.00 clock: Ecumenical Service
10.00 – 12.00 clock: Hans-Otto and his fish-women
12.15 – 14.00 clock: Shanty-Chor “Vörs anchor” Rhauderfehn (Pirates)
14.15 – 15.30 clock: Shanty-Chor Loppersum
15.30 – 17.00 clock: Shanty Group Emden
17.15 – 18.15 clock: Loquard Handörgler
18.15 – 20.00 clock: Brass front of the stage
20.00 – 01.00 clock: Backstage (with DJ), the cult band Emden
Stage Port Gate
12.00 – 13.15 clock: Shanty-Chor Freese force Berumbur
13.30 – 15.00 Clock: Blue singing duo message
15.15 – 17.00 clock: pirate chorus “Vörs anchor” Rhauderfehn
17.15 – 18.15 clock: Kraftwerk choir Emden
20.00 – 01.00 clock: Piccadilly Top 40 Volume
On and in Ratsdelft:
all day: Tall Ship Meeting
Around the Ratsdelft:
11.00 Clock: Fish Market with various stalls
On the whole fairground organ orchestra
Musica Romantica
Saturday 29 May 2010

Town Hall stage
11.00 – 13.00 clock: Shanty-Chor Northwind Gütersloh
13.15 – 14.30 Clock:
14.45 – 16.15 clock: Shanty-Chor
16.30 – 18.00 clock: Hans-Otto and his fish-women
18.00 – 19.30 clock: Brass front of the stage
19.30 – 20.30 clock: The three right ones
20.00 – 02.00 clock: Sonic & Smoke Rock and Pop at its finest (DJ)
Stage Laundry / Country (Tjalk)
13.00 – 13.30 clock: Larrelter Shanty-Chor
14.00 – 14.30 clock: Shanty-Chor Northwind Gütersloh
16.00 – 16.30 clock: Timmel chorus of KGL Navigation School
Bühne Hafentor
11.00 – 12.00 clock: Larrelter Shanty-Chor
12.15 – 13.15 clock: Rifle Corps marching band Emden eV
13.30 – 15.00 clock: Timmel chorus of KGL Navigation School
15.15 – 17.00 clock: Doekegat pirate chorus
17.15 – 18.00 clock: Shanty-Chor
20.00 – 02.00 clock: Avalon DJ Top 40 Volume
On and in Ratsdelft
all day: traditional ships meeting
Around the Ratsdelft:
11.00 Clock: Fish Market with various stalls
11.00 -12.00 clock fairgrounds Rifle Corps marching band parade Emden eV
Major Street:
10.00 – 18.00 Clock: Large flea market
All over the city:
18th Emden herring run
from 12.30 clock: the “Wattje-run” for the youngest of 800m, starting from Neutorstraße
from 12.45 clock: 7 “Jule-runs” on a mini-mile (1,500 m), start from Neutorstraße
from 14.30 clock: 3 Emden herring-Rolli-race over 5 km, starting from Faldernstraße
starting from 15.30 clock: Runtime-student run over 2,500 m, starting Town Hall
starting from 16.00 clock: herring run over 10 km, starting Stadtwerke
starting from 17.30 clock: Runtime company run about 5 km, starting Faldernstraße
On the whole fairground organ orchestra
Musica Romantica
Sunday 30 May 2010
Town Hall stage
11.00 – 13.00 Clock: Hot Jazz Company
13.15 – 14.15 clock: De Törfmuttjes Moormerland
14.30 – 16.00 clock: Shanty-Chor Bingum
16.15 – 18.30 clock: Duo beacon
Stage of water / land (Tjalk)
14.00 – 14.45 clock: Norddeicher Shanty-Chor
15.00 – 15.40 clock: Törfmuttjes Moormerland
16.30 – 17.00 clock: Shanty-Chor Bingum
Grosse Strasse
from 12.30 clock Emden Herring Plate
Bergvenn’n bands
Stage Port Gate
11.00 – 12.00 Clock: Blue singing duo message
12.15 – 13.15 clock: Norddeicher Shanty-Chor
13.30 – 15.00 clock: Kraftwerk Choir
15.15 – 16.30 clock: Loquard Handörgler
16.45 – 18.00 clock: Shanty-Chor Loppersum
On and Ratsdelft:
all day: Tall Ship Meeting
Around the Ratsdelft:
11.00 Clock: Fish Market with various stalls
Neuer Markt
10.00 – 18.00 Clock: Large flea market
In the gAnzen City:
13.00 – 18.00 clock: Sunday shopping
On the whole fairground organ orchestra
Musica Romantica
Now, I am not quite sure what the Ratsdelft is but I am looking forward to the Music Romantica and of course I never miss a flea market!  Tschüss or b’bye!

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