Thomas Lievestro

App/Web Designer & Developer, Experience Designer, Event Organiser and Project Manager based in Amsterdam.

Selected Works

The 15th edition of the biggest and most festival minded
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament of Europe.

The tournament that thinks it's a festival, the festival that seems to be a tournament. This four-day event is loaded with high level Ultimate action, and off-field entertainment that results in an unforgettable weekend of intense sport and constant fun. Bringing both the most talented and the most spirited players from various corners of the world to Amsterdam.

The Windmill Tournament is an annual Ultimate Frisbee experiene held in Amsterdam. Windmill accepts 80 teams each year across three divisions; men, women's and mixed. With around 1800 players from all over the world it's the biggest Ultimate Frisbee tournament of Europa and one of the biggest in the world.

About the concept

Every year Europe's legendary ultimate frisbee festival features a unique theme. The theme that sets the tone for the spirit, the decorations, and of course the parties. We've long kept themes a secret to surprise everyone at the start of the tournament. But this year we broke tradition so that everyone could join the fun. Our theme this year was "Cirque Freak du Chic" which means all curly moustaches, human cannonball skills, and oversized top hats could finally be unleashed on the dance floors. Think circus, think quirky and above all think early 20th century.

Line up

The Windmill XV line up consisted of various artitsts and performers with, as Headliner act, the Brass Rave Unit, Amsterdam's own mobile acoustic bash brigade.

The Brass Rave Unit gained notoriety by playing in the Amsterdam club scene, toppling over the DJ-stand and playing with all their might to remind people that live music and real instruments are still the best ingredients for an all-out party.

As the responsible director for the lineup and festival feel, I arranged all acts, designed the stages and ensured the party went on!

Meet the (core) team
  • Festival, Branding & IT Director: Thomas Lievestro
  • Communication & Finance Director: Freddie Chart
  • Crew & Logistics Director: Jill Steenkist
  • Ultimate & Venue Director: Renée Rijntjes
  • Food and Bevarage & Production Director: Koen Voskuil
  • Other crew: See here
  • Volunteers: See here