The Netherlands’ Best Kept Secret

HILVARENBEEK, Netherlands (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers for the new Dutch Best Kept Secret Festival have announced the first round of headliners for the inaugral edition of the event, which is set to take place from June 21-23, at the Event Centre Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek.

Promoted by Friendly Fire, the festival will feature headliners Arctic Monkeys, Alt-J and Sigur Rós. Other artists announced for the lineup include Portishead, No Age, Swim Deep and SKATERS with the full lineup anticipated at more than 50 artists over multiple stage.

Festival organizer Robert Swarts told Artist News that they had taken a page from other successful European festivals such as Melt!, Way Out West and Primavera Sound.

"Those foreign festivals focus 100 percent on music, draw some familiar names quite a crowd, but spend at least as much attention to new acts, bands, diverse musical styles and artists. So do we," Swarts said. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers