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Floor Jansen

Singer of metal band Nightwish
BRIDGE Guitar Festival
Sat 1 Jun ’24 20:00 uur
Sat 1 Jun ’24
20:00 uur
  • Sat 1 Jun ’24
    20:00 uur
    Klokgebouw Strijp-S

Building bridges with a powerhouse voice. That's what Floor Jansen can do like no other. She effortlessly blends symphonic music, rock, pop, and metal, creating a unique musical infrastructure. Her impressive voice particularly shines when harmonizing with powerful guitars. She has demonstrated this talent in bands such as After Forever, Revamp, Nightwish, and now as a solo artist. During BRIDGE 2024, Floor will perform a solo concert where you can enjoy this exceptional combination.

Floor has earned her stripes among music lovers through her contributions to the aforementioned bands and a notable performance on the TV show "Beste Zangers," where her rendition of "Phantom of the Opera" with baritone Henk Poort made a big impression on all listeners.

With her debut solo album, "Paragon," released in March 2023, Floor showcased a varied, vulnerable, intimate, and powerful side of herself. As a songwriter, she has undergone significant development in collaboration with producers and songwriters Gordon Groothedde and Wouter Hardy. Through these songs, she has expanded her already broad musical palette and confidently entered the club circuit. However, bigger opportunities are now on the horizon. During BRIDGE, Floor delivers a grand performance with her name in the spotlight, accompanied, of course, by a top band.

Special guest: Anneke van Giersbergen

Actually, there is logically only one person who can be the special guest of Floor Jansen in Eindhoven. We adhere to that logic as well: none other than Anneke van Giersbergen will fill this spot at the show in the Klokgebouw during the BRIDGE Guitar Festival. Like Floor, Anneke is a significant, very well-known name in the rock and metal world. Her powerful yet sensitive vocal tone blends perfectly with heavy guitars. Many legends have benefited from this combination, from The Gathering, where her career began, to Moonspell, Anathema, Ayreon, and 'heavy devy' Devin Townsend. As a solo artist, Anneke gained high praise on the TV show "Beste Zangers," where Floor Jansen also showcased her versatile talent to a broader audience. Anneke and Floor have frequently shared the stage before, not least because they complement each other perfectly. This evening in Anneke's hometown will once again emphasize the 'match made in heaven' that they represent.

BRIDGE Guitar Festival

BRIDGE Guitar Festival is returning to the Brainport region. From Wednesday, May 29th to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, the festival will focus on guitars, guitar music, and musicians who connect people from around the world through this special and beloved string instrument. BRIDGE is a multi-day guitar festival, unique in its kind: from classical to blues, from jazz to rock, from flamenco to pop, everything is covered.