April 17, 2015

6 event entertainers who have been hiding away for too long

It seems that these days the crowd demands more than good music and a flashy venue, making the events industry an ever more competitive landscape. There’s more to the palette now than ever before and it turns out that actually those little extras that are often pushed to the side make quite the addition to the event goers’ overall experience. And as this has happened, we’ve begun to see many different forms of creative creatures popping out of their dens, offering a variety of quirky and out of the ordinary services.

Being the curious bunch we are, the cat in us has gone rustling through the bushes and pulled out a few bits and bobs that will, at the very least, leave you feeling inspired.

The Netherlands
The Eclectic Eleven
If you’re looking for something a bit beyond the social norm then these girls will not let you down! This party collective of Dutch creative talents are popping out from everywhere. You’ll find them at festivals such as Valtifest, Mysterland, Welcome to the Future and many more. You’ll most likely see them dressed as one of their many different alter egos: mermaids, Alison in Wonderland inspired circus entertainers or fairy like goddesses. It’s not just dressing up that they do though. They enjoy interacting with audiences, be it by squirting water pistols or dancing around with hula hoops.

It may surprise you, but as much as people enjoy munching on a juicy burger or hotdog at an event, they also enjoy a healthy nibble. Perhaps it takes away some of the guilt after gulping down litres of alcohol. Either way, a few girls from Utrecht have seen a gap, and decided ‘why not hand out strawberries and bananas at festivals?’ After all, bananas are the chosen fruit amongst athletics, so you’d likely count on them to keep your energy levels up for a while.

United Kingdom
Marawa’s Majorettes
Marawa and her Majorettes have been on the rise ever since she got through to the final at Britain’s Got Talent, amazing the crowd with her quirky character and ability to juggle several hoops in one go. You’ll find her at several UK festivals, such as Glastonbury or Secret Garden Party, but you’ll also catch her doing her tricks at retail centres like Selfridges or in Carnaby Street outside the Monki store.

Anne Sophie Cochevelou
Anne Sophie Cochevelou will most likely be spotted around Hackney and the North East of London, and she’s not hard to miss either! She’ll be running around in one of her flashy garments with dangling bits of childhood nostalgia, such as barbie heads or lego pieces. Anne Sophie can be found hosting Bingo every Wednesday at Number 90 Bar & Restaurant in Hackney Wick or running around parties in an interactive costume allowing attendees to get creative with her. Get her whilst you can!

Conferences don’t need to be just sitting down and listening to talks the whole time. The body requires a good stretch to keep going through the day, so why not strike a pose with some Voga? However, please remind guests to bring some 80s attire for this one!

Juliet, founder of Voga, has paired up yoga with voguing. Yes, your mind has probably just drifted to Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ and rightly so! This is dancing voga and Juliet won’t refrain from playing ‘Vogue’ accompanied by other tracks from Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross.

Albeit entertaining, her classes will definitely leave you feeling worked out, so be sure to make good use of those refreshments afterwards. Voga classes tour around different festivals in the UK and Ibiza, so hurry before all the big ones snatch Juliet up!

Aquatic Band
If you’re hosting an outdoor event with surrounding waters it’s definitely worth your time looking into this French latino band, who entertain guests whilst floating on rafts. Their price ranges from 3000 to 5000 euros and can be booked via Talents & Productions.

Emma Brincat