Oranjewoud Festival lasts only a few days a year. However, as many activities and performances take place in those days as some theaters do in an entire season, in venues that often have to be made on site. And then there are the multi-year projects and talent development programs. All of that takes a lot of preparation. That is why it is nice that we have a great team with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who do not rest until they are satisfied. Around the festival we get help from many dozens of volunteers who do a thousand and one important chores and provide the fantastic atmosphere.

Core team

Dorien van Londen business director

Yoram Ish-Hurwitzartistic director

Marco van Es head of marketing & communications

Enno Feenstra head of production



Marinda de Groot business coordination, head of hospitality
Marieke Jissink participation
Monique Jansma volunteer coordination


Remy Alexander programmer Family Zone
Karam Shebat and Ahmad Abdulwahab guest curators Bab Ad-Daar

Vincent Henar guest curatorThe Living Lab from 2025
Julian Schneemann guest curator Play Zone 2025
Candida Thompson guest cur ator Comfort Zone 2025
Johannes Moser guest curator Comfort Zone 2026


Suze Bonnema head of ticket sales, marketing


Wiebe Kootstra head of program production
Thijs ten Berge head of technical production
Afke de Jong production

Other employees

Coordinators and staff edition 2023

Robin Bos, Mieke den Braber and Rinnert Veltman, venue design
Bernd Habekotte, bars
Trieneke Smink-Bos, transportation
Eva Oenema, backstage catering
Sander Boonstra, hospitality
Sjef Verweij, accreditation
Sanne Terpstra, production Family Zone
Suzanne Boer, marketing & communications intern
Daniëlle Simmeren intern Family Zone


In addition to the above-mentioned staff, about 150 volunteers work with the festival each year.


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Oranjewoud Festival is a low-threshold, multifaceted and stimulating music festival in the fairytale parkland of Oranjewoud near Heerenveen (Friesland) | May 30 to June 2, 2024

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