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5 aug

A chanteuse hiding the voice of a soul legend beneath her fluffy bear hood, Sharon Kovacs is an enigmatic phenomenon. Emerging from the music college and improvised open mike nights of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, she has forged her own unique path through life’s devious twists and tangles, and entranced the globe with her wicked allure. The Bond-like tango noir of her 2014 EP ‘My Love’, partly recorded in Cuba, was an instant European hit, even reaching Number One in Greece, and in 2015 her debut album ‘Shades Of Black’ charted in 36 countries, making the Top Ten in Germany and hitting Number One in her Dutch homeland.

Sixty million YouTube views, a modelling contract with Viva Paris, a clutch of awards and high-profile sets at major festivals and a Robbie Williams support slot later, Kovacs’ dark, raw, bare-hearted soul with distinct touches of the greats (Holliday, Simone, Bassey, Winehouse, Portishead’s Beth Gibbons) is on the verge of making her a sultry superstar. Her second album ‘Cheap Smell’ was one of the most open, honest and inspired future soul albums of the decade, named after her last pre-fame band and – like her debut – out to find the positive in life’s toughest turns. Together with award-winning producer, writer, engineer, musician and programmer Jonathan Quarmby, Kovacs is working on her third album. Partly recorded in the legendary RAK Studios in St John’s Wood, London, and finished in the famous studio of Fuat Guner, the Turkish superstar. The sound of a magical gipsy ensemble will be woven into some of the songs, an added value as never heard before…

Flycatcher Festival is cancelled

We firmly believe in Flycatcher Rockfestival and were very excited to have the festival take place.
The organization was started in a structured way. Everyone was enthusiastic about the line up, the location Het Hulsbeek and the way we organized it. But you can't organize a rock festival on compliments alone, and this is apparently not the time for a new rock festival. Ticket sales so far have not gone quite as we had thought. So we have to announce with regret in our hearts that we have to cancel the festival for this year.

Maybe we started promoting the festival too late. Maybe we should have started small. Perhaps potential visitors only buy a ticket (very) late. The fact is that too few tickets have been sold and therefore the financial risks become too big for our partners and ourselves.

Bought a ticket

For everyone who has bought a ticket for this edition, our early believers,
we have sent you an email with restitution options.

Team Flycatcher Festival