Milestones & references

– Festival Mundial (Festival Mundial 2017 – Tiburg) 24-6-2017

– Bevrijdings Festival Brabant (Bevrijdingsfestival Brabant – Den Bosch) 5-5-2017
Jury commentary:
“You own the stage, with your creativity and individuality you captivate the entire audience.”
“Interesting compositions and arrangements, especially the dynamics were very cool”
“Very original and own”
“You’re guys will go far!”
One of the jury members is podium programmer for W2 and has booked them immediately.

– First place ‘Play 4 Freedom’ contest (Bevrijdingsfestival Brabant, Den Bosch) 5-5-2017
Price: – set on Bevrijdingsfestival Brabant
– set on Festival Mundial

– Kickoff Popsport Brabant (PopEI – Eindhoven) 21-5-2017/September 2017


This year PsySo got selected for an exclusive Dutch band-coacing/competition project called ‘Popsport’. 6 bands per province will get coached intensivly by professional artist, bookers, managers or techs through the summer of ’17. The bands that makes the biggest progression in this period of time will win the regional section and will continue to the national competition, the final.


– Sencity 2017 (De Doelen – Rotterdam) 8-4-2017

– The Band 2017 (VTM/FOX, Television show) 17-2-2017/7-5-2017

The frontman Joost was a competitor in the Belgian TV show ‘The band’. Out of all the contestants, he managed to make it to the finals. Because of all the media attention, Joost became a name in Belgium and PsySo gained an active Belgian fanbase. This opened a new audience for PsySo. This summer they’ll be playing various gigs in Flanders.
Jury commentary:
Kris Wouters: “You’re kinda a rockgod when you’re performing, like serious I can’t keep my eyes of you. Yet, when you’re done performing you show some kind of purity and humility ”
Nielson: “You’re a natural performer, when you’re on the stage, something happens. I want to keep looking. There is a sort of tension around you, this made me not wanna miss a second of your performance”
Slongs Dievanongs: “You performed as though you were performing on the Pukkelpop mainstage, I really liked it”

– First place ‘Podiumbeest awards’ (Rotown – Rotterdam) 4-2-2017
Award: A set on ‘Sencity 2017’
“With their energetic performance at the Podium Beast Awards, the five men of Driftwood Penguins have conquered the jury and the audience. The price? A performance at the Sencity Festival 2017 in De Doelen in Rotterdam.
Driftwood Penguins is a band from Roosendaal. With their convincing energy and playful dynamics, they give a new impetus to the Indie Rock / Pop genre. The name of this band is a beautiful metaphor for their ambitious journey as musicians. Last July they released the first single and also performed at Festival Mundial and ‘Overseas’ Festival in Tilburg.”