At the invitation of the Netherland Surfrider Foundation, the artist group Skeleton Sea appeared as guests at the MadNes Festival which took place on Ameland last week 24/25/26 June.
The MadNes Festival is the largest surfing, skating and music festival in the Netherlands. Over 20 bands and DJs came from both the Netherlands and abroad and were providing a musical programme which is quite rich in variety. Furthermore, visitors could take part in several workshops for surfing, skating, skimboarding and some green green workshops , such as how to make a solar pannel or electricity by windpower.
Within the scope of the three-day festival, Skeleton Sea was creating an impressive ‘Trash Tube’ out of the refuse and rubbish found during a beach cleaning the day before the festival started. The monumental piece of artwork stands as a memorial to preserve the oceans and will help to vividly bring across the message “Keep our oceans clean” to hundreds of festival visitors in a visual manner.
Skeleton Sea and Surfrider Foundation decided to leave the Trash Tube on Ameland and it can be visited at the museum of flotsam and jetsam in the town of Nes.