International artists and local bands will come together during the anniversary edition of this free, two-day festival. They will play 1970s and 1980s classic hits as well as present a wealth of musical talent from Katwijk. “Our aim is to give local artists astage,” says organiser Ton Frissen. “The big names pull in the crowds so we can simultaneously show how much Katwijkhas to offer in terms of music.”
Haringrock will be extra festive this yearfor its 30th birthday. Its first edition wasin 1986, replacing an earlier festival calledHaringpop. On 24 and 25 June, the fes-tival will go back to those early days with rock music by headliners John Diva & The Rockets of Love and Catapult Tribute.“This edition will have a special ‘70s and‘80s theme to it. To warm up the audience for our main event, John Diva, the duo of Het Feest team will get the party started and there will be the usual firework finale,”he says.