The Zwarte Cross is the largest annual festival and fair, devoted to motor cross, music and theatre in the most eastern region of The Netherlands, De Achterhoek. De Zwarte Cross originated in 1997. This year it was held from July 24-26 and attracted 200.000 visitors.
We visited The Roadhouse, a stage devoted to hard rock and saw the excellent performances of Death Alley (NL), Raketkanon (BE), The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon) and Kadaver (DE). But before we did we sampled the atmosphere at the main stage where the farewell concert of Normaal was held, after 40 years. Normaal was the first famous rock band from this Dutch area, the Achterhoek and has always had strong connections with this festival.
Photography by Chérie Fotografie, Metalphoto