45 bands from the far corners of the globe came to showcase in May 2003, at the 5th annual European World of Bluegrass festival, held as always in Voorthuizen, Holland.
For three colorful days and nights, banjos, mandolins, guitars, dobros, fiddles, and basses were everywhere, blazing like tulips all over this tiny Dutch town, in and around the festival site, in the marketplace, in front of stores and restaurants. The EWOB festival is the apex of 30 days of bluegrass music events across Europe, a fantastic celebration of International Bluegrass Month, organized by the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA), with support from IBMA.
Groups performing include:
Liz Meyer with Nugget - USA/Austria
Relief - Czech Republic
Red Wine - Italy
Nugget - Austria
Mideando String Quartet - Italy
Sally Jones & The Sidewinders - USA
4Wheel Drive - The Netherlands
Roberto Dalla Vecchia - Italy
29 Strings - Czech Republic
Downhill - Sweden, and many more