Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Actor Who Portrayed 'Robbie Rotten' on 'LazyTown', Passes Away

Stefan Karl Stefansson has sadly passed away.

The actor, best known as Robbie Rotten on LazyTown, died on Tuesday following a longtime cancer battle, the actor's rep confirmed to E! News. The Iceland native was 43 years old.

"My beloved, Stefan Karl Stefansson, 43, has passed away after battling aggressive bile duct cancer for two years," the star's wife, Steinunn, said in a statement.

He played villain Robbie Rotten in LazyTown (Image: BBC)

In lieu of a funeral, the actor's "remains will be scattered in secrecy in a distant ocean," Steinunn explained. "Stefan's family wants to express their gratitude for the support and warmth received in recent years, and to express their deepest sympathy to the many friends and fans of Stefan Karl."

The puppeteer and actor rose to fame on the popular preschool television series LazyTown, which debuted in the early 2000, as the villain, Robbie Rotten, starring alongside Julianna Mauriello, who played Stephanie. Stefansson's last episode on the show was its finale in 2014. He later gained Internet fame as a meme, "We Are Number One".

"In celebration of Stefan Karl and his contribution to the world of humor and joy of heartfelt expression that unites us all, The Stefan Karl Academy & Center for the Performing Arts will launch in 2019 in Switzerland, hosted by HIAG Immobilien," the late star's friend and manager, Cheryl Edison, told E! News in a statement. "In fulfillment of Stefan Karl's wishes, The Academy will be dedicated to training young people in the history and skills of expression across all genres, while the Theater will offer audiences an opportunity to become part of Stefan's legacy through enjoyment."

In late 2016, a GoFundMe campaign was launched for the actor after it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Stefansson shared a hopeful update with fans in February 2017.

"Thank you everyone. It brings me to tears with the amount of support, well wishes and love you have provided, I am very grateful," he wrote at the time. "Chemotherapy has been successful. I have my last drug treatment next week followed by radiation three weeks after."

However, by May 2017, his wife revealed to fans that his cancer had metastasized. "From the bottom of my heart I thank you for the support you provide me," the actor wrote to Instagram followers in June 2017. "You give me hope and you all move me."

The actor shared his last Instagram post on June 25, an inspirational message that read: 'At the end of every storm there is a rainbow of hope'.

In a statement in March, Stefansson said, "It's not until they tell you you're going to die soon that you realize how short life is. Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. And whether you spend it in the arms of a loved one or alone in a prison-cell, life is what you make of it. Dream big."

LazyTown is an Icelandic educational musical comedy series that encourages kids to eat healthily and exercise. The programme features a cast and crew from Iceland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It was created by Magnús Scheving, a gymnastics champion and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LazyTown Entertainment, who also has a lead role as "Sportacus" in the show. The show aired on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels around the world, among other stations globally, including Turner's Cartoonito and BBC's CBeebies.

Stefansson, who lived in Los Angeles with his family, was father to three daughters and one son.

RIP Stefan Karl Stefansson, 10 July 1975 – 21 August 2018.

Additional sources: TMZ, Mirror Online, Wikipedia (I, II), Daily Mail.

JoJo Siwa to Takeover Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand with 'JoJo’s 5 Day Down Under' in September 2018

Update - Below is Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand's official Press Release announcing the exciting news!:


Tuesday, 21 August – Following her whirlwind Australian tour in July, Nickelodeon is celebrating all things JoJo Siwa this September with JoJo’s 5 Days Down Under.

Starting Monday, the 10th of September at 5pm AEST, and for the entire week, JoJo will host the one-hour block on Nickelodeon, introducing hand-picked episodes of her fave Nick shows – sharing why each one is special to her. Siwanatorz[1] can also catch exclusive JoJo content, which includes behind the scenes footage from her Australian tour.

JoJo will take on Aussie challenges, including singing one of her songs using an Australian accent, she’ll try a classic Aussie food challenge, with a Nick twist, and get to know some of Australia’s most iconic animals.

In additional to JoJo’s 5 Days Down Under on Nick, JoJo fans can access even more exclusive footage on Nickelodeon’s free app, Nick Play, plus watch Blurt!, starring JoJo Siwa and Jace Norman.

Double episodes:

– Monday, 10 September at 5pm: The Thundermans (Guest stars JoJo Siwa)

– Tuesday, 11 September at 5pm: Game Shakers

– Wednesday, 12 September at 5pm: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Guest stars Maddie Ziegler, Dance Moms).

– Thursday, 13 September at 5pmSchool of Rock (Guest stars JoJo Siwa)

– Friday, 14 September at 5pm: Henry Danger

– Friday, 14 September at 6.30pm: Blurt (Guest stars JoJo Siwa)

JoJo’s 5 Days Down Under is on Nickelodeon (Foxtel channel 701, Fetch channel 146) from 10th of September – 14th of September at 5pm AEST.

Additional exclusive content is available on Nick Play. Download the free app from the Apple Store and Google Play.

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1] “Siwanatorz” – the term used to describe JoJo Siwa fans.


Original post:

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will premiere JoJo’s 5 Day Down Under, a brand-new special featuring highlights from JoJo Siwa's recent tour of the east coast of Australia, on Monday 10th September 2018!

You already know her from TV, Instagram, Musical.ly or YouTube — spreading positivity and kindness across the globe! In JoJo’s 5 Days Down Under, take an exclusive look at all the fun the inspirational star got up to during her recent visit to Australia, in which the Nickelodeon star visited Sea World on the Gold Coast, Eastland Shopping Centre in Victoria, and Westfield Parramatta in New South Wales!

After quickly realising she had a love for dance at age two, Siwa began taking classes in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet. Since discovering her love for dance as a toddler, Siwa has gone on to hit some major milestones in her budding career, including becoming the youngest contestant to appear on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition at just 8 years old, and also starring in Dance Moms.

Siwa has garnered an incredible social media following, connecting with her fans in several different ways: through social media, where she currently has over 6.3 million followers on Instagram, 11.4 million followers on Musical.ly, 308,000 Twitter followers and 654 million views on her YouTube channel; through her SIWANATOR club which stands against negativity and bullying; through her varied line of consumer products; and with her single, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed more than 290 million times.

JoJo Siwa is a Nickelodeon and Social Media superstar, with over 1.2 billion views on her YouTube channel alone. In addition to her co-hosting duties on Lip Sync Battle Shorties, she recently performed at Kids’ Choice Awards 2018 in March and the first ever SLIMEFEST U.S. in Chicago in June, and regularly collaborates on an extensive global consumer products range including her eponymous bows, a newly launched magazine series, apparel (including the newly launched JoJo's Closet), accessories, home, toys, party and publishing. On air, Siwa has had guest roles in Nickelodeon hit shows School of Rock and Henry Danger, her own docu-style special JoJo Siwa: My World and was seen alongside Jace Norman in TV movie Blurt!.

JoJo’s 5 Day Down Under is Siwa's second Nickelodeon special, following JoJo Siwa: My World and JoJo Siwa: My UK Tour.

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Additional source: WHO Magazine.

Originally published: Thursday, August 09, 2018.
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Former Nickelodeon VP Alexi Wheeler Talks Animation in Africa

Children's television executive Alexi Wheeler recently left his post at Nickelodeon, where he served as Vice President (VP), Animation Production & Developer for Nickelodeon International for a new position on Netflix Kids' kids and family international originals team. Before Alexi left Nickelodeon, he gave a fantastic interview with Screen Africa about the South African and African animation industry, which you can check out below!:

Nickelodeon’s Alexi Wheeler talks animation in Africa

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: The South African and African animation industry as a whole has been booming in recent years, winning numerous awards, travelling further than ever before and expanding every day. Screen Africa chatted to Alexi Wheeler, VP of Animation Production and Development at Nickelodeon to get his input on our industry.


There is a lot more happening than has been before; the nature of the projects coming out of Africa resonates more globally. South Africa has always had a very creative scene which has allowed us to tap into for content. Local animators are definitely more visible in the international landscape. This is an encouraging trend because there is a need to continuously invest in, grow and develop the skills and talent in this industry.


Globally the trends for the next five years are: Shows that are grounded more with fundamental principles such as family, friends and that relate more to the environment of home and school. There is a definite rise in local content around the world which is translating to a more glocal audience.


We like our projects to contain three main elements: Broad, Simple, and Emotional. Broad meaning that kids all over the word can relate to it and also find it funny. Simple being that the idea is not over complicated, and is accessible and explainable in a one liner. Emotional meaning it provides a firm connection to the viewer giving them someone to root for and care about.


Kids today have an altogether different attitude towards entertainment – one that puts a premium on more new content and on-demand viewing. Similar to global markets, family remains the bedrock for kids and is their number one source of happiness. It’s important that our content embodies this value.


The story telling format of the local market is by nature very authentic, clear and honest, creating a distinct voice in the region. Because of the diversity of the African continent, there is an opportunity to create and share these stories on more global platforms.


Yes, MooseBox is one of two first international short form animated series to come out of Nickelodeon’s annual Global Animated Shorts Programme, designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. MooseBox, a 20 x 90-second episode order, was created by Mike Scott from South Africa, with the short form series produced by Johannesburg-based studio Mind’s Eye Creative. The original short was produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation. Moose and CatBox (AKA ‘MooseBox’) are two best friends who need each other as much as they need to play, explore and survive the unpredictable video game world called The Cube.

MooseBox, along with another international short form animation was chosen out of 850 global pitches.

MooseBox from Nickelodeon International on Vimeo.


I think South Africa is already highly recognised and already considered a global player in the animation industry with the likes of Triggerfish being nominated in the 2018 Oscars in the animation category for Revolting Rhymes. Sunrise Productions has also already garnered huge success in the Asian market with their popular Jungle Beat animation series.


The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) provides the opportunity for creatives, industry, broadcasters and government to collaborate and explore ways to work together. Most importantly it allows us to get the message out to students and up and coming creative, exposing them to the incredible talents and opportunities that the market offers.

More importantly, the student awards which we participated in for the third consecutive year at this year’s CTIAF – which took place in March 2018 – sponsors a prize for two students to participate in a two week internship at our Burbank studios in the USA. Our continued commitment to this award is indicative of Nickelodeon’s commitment to creating platforms which contribute to and uplift Africa’s youth and society along with the opportunity to showcase young animators internationally.

This market has tremendous opportunity and Nickelodeon is committed to growing and nurturing the industry.


Wheeler held various roles during his time at Nickelodeon, working up from programming manager in 2010 to manager, director, senior director and finally animation veep for Nick International. Prior, he was a development executive at Rubber Duck Entertainment and a producer for eOne Family. He has produced more than 250 hours of content for preschoolers and kids 6-12. Wheeler is also responsible for implementing the Nickelodeon International Shorts Program and International Preschool Shorts Initiative.

Wheeler’s producer credits include international hits Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Fireman Sam and Nella the Princess Night.

Netflix has been diving into more international kids series, recently announcing that it would be adapting a popular Dutch medieval adventure novel for kids entitled The Letter for the King into a Netflix Original series for kids and families. It also jumped on board a new original kids fantasy series The Dragon Prince by Aaron Ehasz, the head writer of Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

NickALive! wishes Alexi all the best in all his future endeavours. :)

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Additional sources: Animation Magazine, Kidscreen (II).
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'PAW Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' to Return to Portugal this Autumn

Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” will be returning to Portugal this Autumn! Following the success of it's first tour of Portugal in 2017, the heroic pack of rescue pups are back for a musical adventure packed with action and lots of energy! When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky and Everest for the show’s latest tour of Portugal, stopping at the Altice Arena, Lisbon on Saturday 29th September 2018, and at Convento São Francisco in Coimbra on Saturday 10th November 2018! Full details about PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”'s 2018 tour of Portugal can be found in Nickelodeon Portugal and LEMON's official press release below, via Nickelodeon Portugal's newsroom on cision.com!:


TER, AGO 21, 2018 17:30 CET


Junta-te aos teus agentes de quatro patas preferidos numa heróica aventura musical! Baseado na série de animação de grande sucesso do Nickelodeon, produzida pela Spin Master, Patrulha Pata Ao Vivo! "Entrar em Ação", está de regresso a Portugal. Depois do sucesso da primeira digressão, os teus cães preferidos estão de volta para uma aventura musical recheada de ação e muita energia. Quando a Presidente Goodway desaparece no dia da Grande Corrida da Baía da Aventura, a Patrulha Pata vai salvá-la. Junta-te a Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye e Everest.

29 de Setembro - Altice Arena, Lisboa.
2 sessões: 11h e 15h
10 de Novembro – Convento São Francisco, Coimbra.
1 sessão: 15h30
PREÇOS Entre os 12,50€ e os 40€

Bilhetes disponíveis em www.blueticket.pt , na Bilheteira Online e nos locais habituais

Com um elenco repleto das personagens preferidas da Patrulha Pata e apresentado pela VStar Entertainment Group e Nickelodeon, Patrulha Pata Ao Vivo! “Entrar em Ação”, vem demonstrar que “nenhum trabalho é demasiado grande, nenhum cão é demasiado pequeno”, e partilha lições para todas as idades sobre cidadania, valores sociais e a capacidade única de cada uma das personagens para a resolução de problemas em equipa. O espetáculo está dividido em duas partes, com um intervalo, e vai cativar o publico com os fatos Bunraku (uma abordagem inovadora aos fatos de mascote que dão vida às personagens Patrulha Pata), e também com os seus carros e equipamentos. “Com a técnica Bunkaru, é possível adicionar elementos de marionete a fatos de mascote utilizados por atores, de modo a criar uma incrível combinação de cães em tamanho real e que cria também uma maior conexão com o público. O elenco da Patrulha Pata canta e dança, mostrando um paralelo divertido e realista entre os desenhos animados e o espetáculo ao vivo” - Jim Waters, Produtor, VStar Entertainment Group. “Estamos muito felizes por esta parceria com o VStar Entertainment Group, Life Like Touring e Lemon Live Entertainment / Pandora Producciones, que trazem a Patrulha Pata Ao Vivo! às famílias em Portugal. Esta produção única promete aventuras a cada esquina, em que o público trabalha em conjunto com as personagens de modo a ajudar os nossos agentes de quatro patas a salvar o dia” - Thomas Kingsley, Senior Manager, Recreation Business Development para a Nickelodeon. O espetáculo inclui música enérgica e um novo guião, cuidadosamente escrito, que é uma boa introdução ao Mundo dos espectáculos ao vivo para os mais pequenos. Um cenário teatral clássico, juntamente com um ecrã de vídeo de alta tecnologia, transporta as famílias para um ambiente autêntico da Patrulha Pata, incluindo locais da série televisiva, como a Baía da Aventura, a Base, a Ilha das Focas, a quinta da Sra. Yumi e a Montanha do Jake. Um vídeo interativo permite que o público participe no espetáculo através de entrevistas, resolver pistas com os cães, seguir a Presidente Goodway e muito mais. O espetáculo tem a duração de 1 hora e 15 minutos (dividido em duas partes, com intervalo).

PATRULHA PATA AO VIVO! "ENTRAR EM AÇÃO" é apresentado pela Life Like Touring, VStar Entertainment Group e Nickelodeon. O espetáculo é promovido em Portugal pela Lemon Live Entertainment e Pandora Producciones.

Para mais informação visite www.lemon.pt e siga-nos nas redes sociais.


For more information on additional tour stop announcements, visit www.pawpatrollive.com, www.facebook.com/pawpatrollive/ or by using #pawpatrollive on social media.

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Original source: SAPO Lifestyle; Additional source: Google Translate.
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Rise of the TMNT Cast Reads Your Comments w/ a SURPRISE Moment! 😂 | #TurtlesTuesday | Nickelodeon

The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cast (Kat Graham, Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener, and Brandon Mychal Smith) read all the exSHELLent comments YOU wrote! So get ready to LOL at their hysterical responses and make sure you watch ‘til the end for a SURPRISE Kat and Omar moment you can’t miss! Follow NickALive! for all things Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Which Nick cast do you want to read Pleasant Posts next?! 💯 Tell Nickelodeon in the comments on YouTube!

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres Monday 17th September 2018 on Nickelodeon USA and Saturday 22nd September 2018 on Nicktoons UK & Ireland and Channel 5! Visit nick.com and nicktoons.co.uk/rise.

Have you watched the FIRST FULL EPISODE yet?! Check it out right here prior to the official premiere: http://bit.ly/rtmnt-ep1

Fans in the US can watch the first episode of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the Nick App, Nick.com/Rise, and Nickelodeon On Demand now. Fans in the UK will be able to watch the first episode of Rise of the TMNT, “Mystic Mayhem” on Nick.co.uk, Nicktoons.co.uk and the Nick Play app from Saturday 15th September 2018. Sky Subscribers will also be able to watch a sneak peek of Episode 1 along with four additional stories and 4 pieces of additional short form content exclusively on Sky VOD.

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Peppa Pig Live: 'Peppa Pig's Surprise' to Tour the USA During Fall 2018 [New Dates Added]

Peppa Pig Live, now one of the most successful family theater tours in North American history with more than 500,000 tickets sold to date, will continue its record-breaking run when it returns this fall to visit nearly 40 cities in the U.S.

Just in time for the holiday season, “Peppa Pig’s Surprise”, the newest live stage show based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated series airing daily on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., will visit cities across the United States, including San Jose, Dallas, Houston and Chicago.

Most tickets and VIP packages, which include meet-and-greets with the characters, go on sale to the general public now. Facebook presale begun Tuesday, July 31 at 9am (local time). VIP Party packages are available, and can be purchased at cidentertainment.com. The Peppa Pig Party Pass features exclusive access to the Peppa Pig Party after the show, a Meet & Greet photo opportunity with Peppa Pig cast, and an exclusive party gift. A real treat for the whole family!

In “Peppa Pig’s Surprise,” it’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, Peppa and George cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy fun interactive games and, of course, many surprises!

The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular preschool series and features brand-new songs and life- size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, fully immersive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. The show gives little ones and their families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live stage show experience.

For more information and tour dates, please visit www.peppapigliveus.com, Facebook and Twitter.

Peppa Pig Live “Peppa Pig’s Surprise” Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates:

Thursday, November 1: Performing Arts Center at Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD

Friday, November 2: Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD

Saturday, November 3: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, VA

Sunday, November 4: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ [two shows]

Wednesday, November 7: State Theater, New Brunswick, NJ [two shows]

Thursday, November 8: Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY

Friday, November 9: Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT [two shows]

Saturday, November 10: Altria Theater, Richmond, VA

Sunday, November 11: State Theatre Center For The Arts, Easton, PA

Tuesday, November 13: Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke, VA

Wednesday, November 14: EKU Center for The Arts, Richmond, KY

Thursday, November 15: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC

Friday, November 16: Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC

Saturday, November 17: Carson Center, Paducah, KY

Sunday, November 18: Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN

Tuesday, November 20: Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

Wednesday, November 21: Palace Theater, Columbus, OH

Friday, November 23: Taft Theater, Cincinnati, OH

Saturday, November 24: Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL

Sunday, November 25: KeyBank State Theatre, Cleveland, OH

Tuesday, November 27: State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, November 28: Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, November 29: DECC's Symphony Hall, Duluth, MN

Friday, November 30: Fargo Civic Center, Fargo, ND

Saturday, December 1: Orpheum Theater, Sioux City, IA

Sunday, December 2: Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck, ND

Tuesday, December 4: Murat Theater in The Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, December 6: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA

Friday, December 7: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Sugar Land, TX

Saturday, December 8: Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Sunday, December 9: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX [two shows]

Tuesday, December 11: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

Wednesday, December 12: California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

Thursday, December 13: City National Civic, San Jose, CA

Friday, December 14: Fox Theater, Bakersfield, CA

Saturday, December 15: Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

Sunday, December 16: Bob Hope Theater, Stockton, CA

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Originally published: Monday, July 30, 2018.

H/T: Broadway World; Additional source: WSET.
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Nickelodeon Netherlands Announces Headline Acts For 'Nickelodeon Familie Festival' 2018 [Updated]

Nickelodeon Benelux has announced the headline acts that will be taking the stage at the channel's first-ever Nickelodeon Familie Festival in the Netherlands (Nederland) this summer!

Taking place on Sunday 26th August 2018 at the beach in Almeerderstrand, Almere between 10:00 uur to 18:30 uur, Nickelodeon Familie Festival is a brand-new family-centric festival specially designed for kids aged 6-12 years and their parents. The entire day will feature live performances from many well-known Dutch artists and lots of activities inspired by hit Nickelodeon shows. The one-of-a-kind event is being organised by Nickelodeon in collaboration with Tribe Company, known for De Vrienden van Amstel LIVE! and Strandfestival ZAND.

Headlining Nickelodeon Familie Festival will be Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Djamila, Kraantje Pappie, Vinchenzo, Famke Louise, Gierige Gasten and STUK (DJ-sets), who will each provide dazzling live performances on one of the three stages at Nickelodeon Familie Festival. Joining them will be Kaj van der Voort, Yosina and Hello August.

Update (21/8): Nickelodeon Benelux has announced that Dutch YouTube star Kelvin Boerma (aka Kalvijn), who makes up one half of the Cinemates channel, as the surprise act of Nickelodeon Familie Festival 2018! He will join 10-year-old YouTube star Noah on stage to perform his hit song "Nu al miljonair". The social media star will also hold a meet & greet and signing session at Nickelodeon Familie Festival!

Update (12/7): Nickelodeon Benelux has announced that Nielson will be the closing act of Nickelodeon Familie Festival 2018! The singer-songwriter (whose full name is Niels Littooij) was part of Zirkus Zirkus, a popular band formed by Nickelodeon in partnership with MTV between 2009 and 2011, which makes him the ideal artist to conclude Nickelodeon's first annual Nickelodeon Familie Festival, Nick said on Thursday 12th July 2018. Nielson is set to release his third album, "Diamant", featuring his newly released single "Doen, Durven Of De Waarheid", on Friday 21st September 2018.

Nickelodeon has also announced that, in addition to the aforementioned headline acts, fans can look forward to special appearances from Girlys Blog, Vonneke Bonneke and Stefania at Nickelodeon Familie Festival 2018, which will be hosted by Kaj van der Voort and Nienke van Dijk.

Tickets for Nickelodeon Familie Festival, including an affordable family ticket for four people, are now available to purchase online at www.nickelodeon.nl/festival.

Tickets for the Nickelodeon Family Festival (organized by Viacom channel Nickelodeon in collaboration with Tribe Company), including an affordable family rate from 4 persons, are now available via http://www.nickelodeon.nl/festival.

At Nickelodeon Familie Festival, fans will also get to meet and have their photos taken with their favourite Nickelodeon heroes in a special meet and greet area. Musical.ly-star Nina Schotpoort, Nickelodeon hosts Iris Hesseling, Nienke van Dijk and Stef Poelmans, as well as the pups of PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shimmer and Shine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Diego, and the cast of De Ludwigs will also be at the party!

Rather be active? Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, jump around on the numerous inflatables, or play on the lovely beach of Almere. Naturally, a festical is not complete without great food or drink: festival goers will be able to choose from a wide and varied selection of healthy food from several food trucks at the event.

For younger Nickelodeon fans, there'll be a Nick Jr. area, where none other than Nick Jr.'s Kim Kötter will be reading to children! Kids can also have fun in the PAW Patrol playzone. Child-favourite Dirk Scheele will also be giving special musical performances!

For the little ones there is a Nick Jr. section where none other than Nick Jr.-face Kim Kötter will read and children can have fun in the PAW Patrol playzone. Child hero Dirk Scheele can also be seen with a musical performance.

There'll be something for everyone at Nickelodeon Familie Festival!

The full celebrity guest list Nickelodeon Familie Festival is: Nielson, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Djamila, Kraantje Pappie, Vinchenzo, Famke Louise, Gierige Gasten, STUK (DJ-sets), SpongeBob SquarePants, Girlys Blog, Nina Schotpoort, Kaj van der Voort, Nick Jr.'s Kim Kötter, Yosina, Chase, Marshall and Skye from PAW Patrol, Stefania, Dora the Explorer and Diego, Dirk Scheele, Peppa Pig, Nickelodeon-hosts Iris Hesseling, Nienke van Dijk en Stef Poelmans, Vonneke Bonneke, the cast of De Ludwigs, Shimmer and Shine, Raphael and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the cast of Nachtwacht, and The Teenz!

Even more information on the Nickelodeon Familie Festival program, including more about the artists and activities kids and families can look forward to, will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.nickelodeon.nl/festival for the latest information.

Below is Nickelodeon Nederland's official press release announcing the exciting news:

Ronnie Flex, Djamila, Kraantje Pappie en Famke Louise eerste headliners Nickelodeon Familie Festival


Ontmoet SpongeBob, PAW Patrol, Nina Schotpoort en nog veel meer helden tijdens het festival

De eerste namen van het Nickelodeon Familie Festival zijn bekend! Op zondag 26 augustus vindt op het Strand van Almere de allereerste editie van het festival plaats dat niet alleen leuk is voor kinderen, maar ook voor hun ouders! Niemand minder dan Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Djamila, Kraantje Pappie, Vinchenzo, Famke Louise, Gierige Gasten en STUK (DJ-sets) verzorgen een spetterend live-optreden op één van de drie podia.

Kaarten voor het Nickelodeon Familie Festival (georganiseerd door Viacom-zender Nickelodeon in samenwerking met Tribe Company), waaronder een voordelig familietarief vanaf 4 personen, zijn nu verkrijgbaar via http://www.nickelodeon.nl/festival.

Geniet van vette muziek, ontmoet je helden en speel tot je niet meer kunt

Naast de eerder genoemde artiesten treden ook Kaj van der Voort, Yosina en Hello August op. Ook kun je op het festival in het speciale meet & greet-gedeelte de hele dag door jouw helden ontmoeten en natuurlijk met ze op de foto! O.a. Musical.ly-ster Nina Schotpoort, Nickelodeon-hosts Iris Hesseling, Nienke van Dijk en Stef Poelmans, maar ook de pups van PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shimmer & Shine, de Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora en Diego en de cast van De Ludwigs zijn van de partij. Liever spelen en dingen doen? Neem een ritje in het reuzenrad, waag een sprong op één van de talloze springkussens of speel op het heerlijke strand van Almere. Een festival is natuurlijk niet compleet zonder goed eten en drinken: de verschillende foodtrucks bieden een ruime keuze aan gezond en lekker eten. Voor ieder wat wils dus!

Voor de allerkleinsten is er een Nick Jr.-gedeelte waar niemand minder dan Nick Jr.-gezicht Kim Kötter zal gaan voorlezen en kinderen zich kunnen vermaken in de PAW Patrol playzone. Ook kinderheld Dirk Scheele is te zien met een muzikaal optreden.

Later worden er nog meer namen en activiteiten van het Nickelodeon Familie Festival bekend gemaakt.


Also, from Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) via RTL Nieuws:

Nielson op Nickelodeon Familie Festival

Nielson is de afsluiter van het Nickelodeon Familie Festival. De singer-songwriter maakte van 2009 tot en met 2011 deel uit van de door Nickelodeon opgerichte band Zirkus Zirkus, en is daarmee de ideale kandidaat om de eerste editie af te sluiten, zo laat de organisatie donderdag weten.

Eerder werd al bekendgemaakt dat onder meer Kraantje Pappie, Ronnie Flex en Famke Louise optreden op het evenement. Ook Girlys Blog, Vonneke Bonneke, Stefania, Vinchenzo, Djamila, Gierige Gasten en STUK zijn van de partij. Kaj van der Voort en Nienke van Dijk nemen de presentatie voor hun rekening.

Het Nickelodeon-feestje vindt op 26 augustus plaats op het Almeerderstrand en is niet alleen bedoeld voor kinderen maar ook voor hun ouders. Er zijn drie podia met verschillende artiesten en er komen ook verschillende speelterreinen en een speciaal meet & greet-gedeelte waar bezoekers onder anderen de Nickelodeon-hosts Iris, Nienke en Stef kunnen ontmoeten en de cast van De Ludwigs.


Also, via TVvisie:

Surprise act: Kalvijn op Nickelodeon Familie Festival

YouTube-ster Kelvin Boerma, alias Kalvijn is DE surprise act op het allereerste Nickelodeon Familie Festival. Kalvijn (22) heeft in korte tijd een enorm aantal volgers gecreëerd met zijn YouTube en Instagram accounts.

Zijn gigantische following, die hij de 'KALFAM' noemt, steekt hij graag een hart onder de riem met de quote: 'Doe eens gek, je bent al normaal genoeg'! Hij zal samen met YouTube talent Noah (10 jaar) onder andere het nummer Nu al miljonair ten gehore brengen.

Onlangs bracht Kalvijn een boek uit waarin hij vertelt over hoe hij één van de grootste YouTubers van Nederland is geworden: Van Niks naar Clicks. Op het Nickelodeon Familie Festival verzorgt Kalvijn voor het eerst een optreden met een meet & greet signeersessie, een unieke ervaring voor de fans!

Het Nickelodeon Familie Festival vindt plaats op 26 augustus op het Strand van Almere. Kids' Choice Awards-genomineerde Kaj van der Voort en Nickelodeon-presentatrice Nienke van Dijk presenteren het festival vol gave optredens en meet 'n greets. Zo verzorgen onder andere Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Djamila, Kraantje Pappie, Vinchenzo, Famke Louise, Gierige Gasten en STUK (DJ-sets) een spetterend live-optreden, met singer-songwriter Nielson als grote afsluiter!

Ook kun je op het festival de hele dag door jouw helden ontmoeten in de speciale meet & greet zones! Zo zijn o.a. Musical.ly (TikTok)-ster Nina Schotpoort, Girlys Blog, Vonneke Bonneke en zangeres Stefania, Nickelodeon-hosts Iris Hesseling en Stef Poelmans, maar ook de pups van PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shimmer & Shine, Dora en Diego, Raphael & Donatello van de Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles en de cast van De Ludwigs van de partij.

Voor de allerkleinsten is er een Nick Jr.-gedeelte waar niemand minder dan Nick Jr.-ambassadrice Kim Kötter zal gaan voorlezen. Ook doet Kim live verslag van het event op het Instagram account van Nick Jr.!

Met de uitgebreide en diverse programmering is het Nickelodeon Familie Festival niet alleen leuk voor kinderen, maar voor het hele gezin! Ga voor meer informatie of tickets naar: www.nickelodeon.nl/festival.


Originally published: Tuesday, June 05, 2018.

Additional sources: Google Translate, Wikipedia (I, II), Famous Birthdays, .
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