Tim Talesman

Dark times are upon us. The nights are becoming longer and longer. It won’t be long before the longest night will be here. It’s the time that the veil between life and death is thinnest. Many stories are about these nights. Come and listen to stories from Tim Talesman about gods, fearsome warriors and brave lads and find out how darkness will be overcome.


Take a moment to imagine yourself on a long and tiring journey on horseback, filled with soreness, thirst and saddle pain. Finally, you reach your destination… a warm, welcoming bath  of uplifting music, cheerful people and fresh water – or other liquid of choice – awaits. You instantly feel like you are bathing in soothing solar heat.

This, ladies, lads and everything in between, is the effect of Sunfire. It aims to lift your spirits and warm your heart to its very core. Their music can best be described as Alternative Western Folk; a style influenced by the raw sounds of blues, American folkmusic, southern rock, and tales of life.

Don’t miss your chance to experience their wonderful performance, especially to meet their brand new formation of four musicians:
Satria on guitars & vocals, Berend on guitar, Michel on bass and Sophie on fiddle & cello.

Royal Seahorseriders

The Royal Seahorseriders is a group of friends who know each other from the fantasy scene. We love to share our passion for fantasy, and more specific steampunk with everyone. Steampunk is timeless, but focusses on the industrialization in the second half of the 19th century. It stimulates imagination. Think about all the beautiful stories by Jules Verne. At the Castlefest Winter Edition we present our collection and creations. We also like to tell you everything about steampunk and we invite everyone to join us for several games. For children we offer the Seahorse race, but we also have games where both adults and children can be entertained. Stop by! 

The Dolmen

The Dolmen are a relentless organic Celtic rock band born from the county of Dorset, England. Their mission has been to infiltrate the minds and souls of a growing audience with their tribal rhythms and powerful spiritual renditions. 

The Dolmen was founded by prolific song writer & lead singer, Taloch Jameson and after a few changes over the years, the current line-up has been solid since 2010 when drummer, Chris Harris, joined The Dolmen experience. Josh Elliott, lead guitarist, joined The Dolmen family in 2009 and Kayleigh Marchant, bass guitar & vocals, became a member in 2008. After breaking into Europe The Dolmen then found Anja Novotny, flutes & keyboard, in 2015. 

Their latest album ‘NUADA’ released in 2016 is emblematic of their success, and testament to the band’s artistic evolution and enthusiasm, described by Van Muylem of SNOOZECONTROL “as an exceptional trip”. The release of ‘NUADA’ has also found The Dolmen nominated in the ‘Bastaard Fantasy Awards’ for best album internationally and nominated best live act internationally. Which they both won.

The Dolmen now continue to grow as they continue their journey into more of Europe and around the UK.

The Dolmen plays on Saturday at the Castlefest Winter Edition.

Half a Mile

Half a Mile is a band of six passionate musicians from Zwolle. The two sisters Hanna and Susanne van Gemeren have been singing together since they were young. The band shares an honest message of their journey towards meaning, and try to solve the mystery of life and the Creator in this chaotic existence. The country/folk, Celtic and Middle-Eastern influences, combined with the band’s love for acoustic music, result in a unique and authentic sound.

The latest album Roots is all about wonder and respect for the world around us. Several songs are about nature: the peace it brings humankind, the wisdom of an ancient tree, the realization that we’re only small people in a world full of miracles… a quest in the midst of silence.