THE TICKETS enjoy performing at many different venues, varying from the Great Hall in the Louwman Museum (see header photo), sports clubs, professional party venues, community halls, open air stages, bars and restaurants, beach clubs, libraries, film theatres and even the occasional living room party. Many are private parties that we can’t share here, but we will announce and when possible report on our growing number of public venue bookings so you can come and join us for some musical entertainment!
UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCE DATES:
Saturday 21 december: stage outside Wapen van Voorschoten (12:30, 14:00, 16:30)
Hart van Voorschoten and Cultuurfabriek will be organising this Christmas themed day, with The Tickets featuring prominently with three Christmas sets lasting 30, 45 and 60 minutes. At around 17:30 the mayor will officially switch on the lights in the Voorstraat Christmas tree.
Sunday 22 december: Eetcafé De Poppekast, Teunisbloemplein 19a Den Haag/Kijkduin (17:30-20:30)
The last Lazy Sunday before Christmas sees a return of The Tickets to this cosy Kijkduin café/diner. Another great opportunity to add some Christmas repertoire to our regular Sixties sing- and swing along mix.
SHORT IMPRESSIONS FROM SOME OF OUR RECENT PERFORMANCES:
Couldn’t have come up with a more appropriate moment for long-time fan and supporter Murielle to film us during our Christmas themed performance at Hudson Voorschoten on the 7th of December. Thanks also to our 100+ audience for joining in with such enthusiasm – we love it when our audiences share their enjoyment and appreciation with us!
A fantastic second evening in Hudson on the 12th of November, with 130 reservations filling just about every available table. As promised, we performed 20 Beatle numbers this time, plus another 30 out of our regular repertoire. Know any other bands who routinely play 50+ numbers during a gig?
A big thank you to Afra, who not only came to see us again with a crowd of fans, but also took the trouble to share this photo with us.
The first of our monthly spots at restaurant Hudson Voorschoten saw us playing to a capacity audience on Saturday 12 October. Next one coming up on 9 November where we’ll be putting in lots of variety for those who want to come and enjoy a second evening with The Tickets.
Great review from Peter J. Visser’s Leiden music blog MuziekGezien
Cultuurmarkt/Weekend van Voorschoten
On Saturday the 14th of September The Tickets were invited to be the main act on stage 1 during the annual Voorschoten cultural festival. The audience showed their appreciation by occupying every available seat on restaurant Hudson’s terrace directly opposite the stage as well as by booking seven new dates in our agenda. Thanks to everyone who treated us to such a warm and enthusiastic reception and to Hudson for their enthusiastic response!
Thor de Bataaf on June 23rd
A six set gig to provide ongoing musical entertainment during the finals of this tennis tournament. We can just about fit ourselves plus all our instruments and equipment onto the provided 2×2 stage.
Herring party on June 15th
Delicious celebration of the arrival of the first 2019 catch…
Brasserie OCK on June 9th
Another outdoor performance to a fully occupied terrace – less hot than last weekend but just as enjoyable.
Café Rooie Cor on Sunday 5 May
This traditional Dutch bar, overlooking part of the Wassenaar marina, had us booked for one of their regular Sunday live music sessions. We entertained a nice mixture of expat and local guests with our acoustic versions of Sixties classics.
Cultuurcafé Noordwijk – Sunday 3 February
It was an extremely Sunny Afternoon in Noordwijk, which fortunately didn’t stop the public from coming to enjoy our 75 minute set on this nicely laid out stage. Great atmosphere, great acoustics and most importantly a great audience made this a memorable gig.
Sixties exhibition in Museum Voorschoten on 19 and 20 January
We closed this successful local exhibition with a weekend performance covering 19 different artists with hits covering every year from 1960-1969. Visitors could have their photo taken on one of the iconic mopeds of the era. As Nigel used to own one of these, he didn’t pass on that opportunity. Local press report below.