Here at All Things Loud, we’re celebrating a very special milestone today: our fifth anniversary. It’s a half century which we’ve spent the entire month of December marking by means of countless competitions, exclusive interviews, columns and other content forms, and it’s been a year filled with plenty of great things to look back on, both from a behind-the-scenes perspective as a well as a musical one.

Over the course of the last twelve months, All Things Loud has expanded into new territories, whilst also slowly venturing into the production of video content and the launch of an independent marketing agency. All Things Loud has also brought you more content than ever before, which you’ll read about below the jump…

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In 2018, All Things Loud brought you coverage of 213 live shows and 34 music festivals across nine different countries. From Rock am Ring, Mad Cool Festival and Rock en Seine through to Lowlands, Riot Fest, the final cross-country Vans Warped Tour and shows on Sunset Boulevard, we really had it all. Our social media platforms have greatly increased in scope, with approximately 16,000 dedicated followers across the globe. From this amount, we garnered:

  • A weekly average of 100,000 website visitors
  • A weekly average social media reach of 88,000 
  • A total of 55,000 likes on 318 Instagram posts (out of 622)
  • A readership which consists 58% of women, and 42% of men, most of whom are between 15-24
  • A readership largely made up out of readers from the Netherlands (Rotterdam), the United States (New York), Belgium (Brussels) and the United Kingdom (London), in that order. In brackets are the top city per nation.

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I’d like to thank everybody who has played a part – big or small – in the first five years of All Things Loud. Without your support there wouldn’t be an All Things Loud in the first place, and for that there are no words which I could use to show my appreciation. You know who you are, so thank you.

I’d also like to thank all of the venues, organisations, agencies and partners who we’ve teamed up with in the past five years and who we owe a lot of thanks to in aiding our growth. That includes – but isn’t limited to – Jera on Air, the Melkweg in Amsterdam, KINDA, Warner Music Benelux, Tilburg’s 013, Patronaat Haarlem, Nova Rock, Sziget Festival, Bilbao BBK, Lowlands, Down the Rabbit Hole, Motel Mozaique, Pohoda Festival, ICS Digital and many more.

Happy New Year from myself and all of us at All Things Loud,

Jack Parker
Editor

The All Things Loud team
Jack Parker, Natasja de Vries, Dewi Mik, Christian Sarkine, Abi Raymaker, Marc Prodanovic, Steven Morgan, Liza van de Ven, Arne Desmedt, Joyce van Doorn, Anieck van Maaren, Susana Martins, Federica Burelli, Britt Bowman, Violet Avalon, Karoline Schaefer, Virginia Barbero, Ruben van der Horst, Helena van Dam, Mark McConville, Janneke Stam, Sébastien Gamez & Maui Vindevogel

Special thanks are also reserved to the all of following people for their contributions to or support for All Things Loud throughout the last five years. There are a lot of you:
Mitchell Giebels, Robin Roos, Nathan Dobbelaere, Ralph Arvesen, Shali Blok, Kamiel Scholten, Linde Dorenbos, Josanne van der Heijden, George Mills, Brian Krijgsman, Nienke Naaktgeboren, Nicolas Avellaneda, Elke Teurlinckx, Brent Schroeyens, Kai Zwaferink, Vivian Cools, Sera Roth, Marcel Krijgsman, Bailee Logan, Meredith Szturm, Ray Parker, Hans-Peter van Velthoven, Etjen van der Vliet, Dylan Lai, Shane Told, Frank Turner, Willow Sando-McCall, Fien Engels, Cheyenne Schackmann, Verena Ward, Yasemine Snoek, Emily Parry, Sjors Evers, Gerda Parker Irwan Notosoetarso, Judith Zandwijk, Jan Rijk, Josanne van der Heijden, Kees Braam, Willem Schalekamp, Berksun Doganer, Linde Dorenbos, Ryan Hoogweg, Faye Wolfs, Kim Balster, Emily Parker, Floris Hager, Denise Pedicillo, Samir Batista, Walter Mazzeo, Eros Pasi, Kelly Kamp, Jos Hartwig, Ronald Renirie, Aldo Perotti, Loek Hendrikx, Nicolas Mattis, Quentin Sitch and plenty more who may have been forgotten.