Get to know The Taste of Cristel Ball at Jopenkerk

27 July 2023

On Saturday, September 30th, DJ Cristel Ball will curate an evening filled with surprising acts in the beautiful scenery of the Jopenkerk. Cristel is known for her eclectic (vinyl) sets and deep understanding of different genres and eras, mixing punk with hip-hop and wave without hesitation. Expect vinyl culture with a twist and a place to discover fresh talent from the Haarlem area.

The first announced act she will take to church is Dorpsstraat 3, a Dutch band that operates somewhere between post-punk and synth-wave, although they are influenced by music from all kinds of eras and places. Their debut EP, "Bijgeloof in de Lage Landen" ('Superstition in the Low Countries'), came out in 2022, and 2023 saw the single "Aan tafel bij de Goden," with a forthcoming EP to be released in September.

(J)Open Call for talent
In line with the open character of the Jopenkerk, we'd like to present a stage for local talent. Artists and acts from the Haarlem area can submit their work. Send us your demos and have a chance to win a slot at the Haarlem Vinyl Festival, with the option to get your live recording of this evening pressed by our founding partner, Record Industry! Submit your music and motivation* by August 28th via

The Jopenkerk is undoubtedly a landmark in Haarlem and attracts visitors from all over the world. During the Haarlem Vinyl Festival, the former church, now a brewery and restaurant/café, will run a special program with free entrance from Friday through Sunday. More details will be announced, so make sure to get your Vinyl Culture ticket or Weekend Pass to enjoy benefits and discounts during the weekend.

The Taste of Cristel Ball
Date & time: Saturday September 30th,
4 PM - 12 AM
Venue: Jopenkerk
Tickets: Free entrance, with specials discounts at Jopenkerk for Vinyl Culture / Full-on Vinyl Weekend Pass holders. Available here.
Line-up: Cristel Ball, Dorpsstraat 3. More artists to be announced.

*Live acts / own material only.