Saturday 28 august 1971 is a historic day. Some young guys and girls ‘claim’ the basement of ‘Het Patronaat’ in Baarlo. SJiwa Baarlo is born and will be the meetingplace for the youth of Baarlo.

About Sjiwa, photo 1

Many bands entered the stage

The 10th anniversary was celebrated by an open air festival at sports park De Berckt. With headliners Kansas and Foreigner.

The following years more well-known bands played the Sjiwa stage, among others:

  • The Outlaws
  • Fates Warning
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Tyketto
  • Nils Lofgren
  • The Sweet
  • Survivor
  • Uriah Heep
  • The Stranglers


One other highlight in the history of Sjiwa was the 25th anniversary. This special moment was celebrated with an own Sjiwa-beer: JUBILE.

Annual events

Nowadays there are many events, especially for the youth between 15 and 20 years. Also several annual events take place at Sjiwa, like:

  • Ammyday
  • ‘Hierezitting’ and ‘Kalebeskesaovend
  • Baarlo fair
  • And of course ProgPower Europe

With a long history of over 50 years, Sjiwa is part of Baarlo. No matter what age you are, everyone is welcome!