Sneeuwscooters, skiliften en een complete skihelling raasden voorbij over de crossbaan tijdens de Zwarte Cross van 2013 in het Gelderse Lichtenvoorde. The Zwarte Cross Festival ('Black MotoCross') is a mixture of sports, music, camping and a lot of bizarre stunts. It took a few years before it grew to be one of the biggest music festival in Holland and the largest motor-cycle cross event of Europe. All tastes are catered for: music, market, fair, theatre, camping facilities, activities for children and fun stunts. In 2013 there were over 160.000 visitors at the 'Black MotoCross'. Not to mention the spectacular motor-cycle cross itself for mopeds, bunglers, specials, and motor-cycle combinations. Those who are keen on sports will also be amply gratified. The organisation of this top festival is conducted by the rockband Jovink and the Voederbietels, a popular rockband from the region where the festival is held. The members of the band are crazy about motor-cycles, music, partying and humour, the most important ingredients of this event. They themselves participate in the matches and also give performances on one of the twenty stages, which the festival can boast. The Festival There is a programme by more than 150 bands from home and abroad on 24 separate stages, in a time span of 3 days. The programme itself is pretty varied : DJ's, theatrical acts, and, of course bands of all sorts and sizes: Rock, pop, blues, hardrock, tear-jerkers even, schlagers, folk music and: Rock 'n Roll!