Music, sunshine and booze. Summer is just around the corner meaning some of the world's most insane festivals are back for another year. One place in Europe that'll be going bigger than most when it comes to music is Amsterdam. The Dutch capital is set to host some of the biggest and most epic music festivals this summer 2019 with the best of techno, house and deep beats taking to the stage. Get your tickets early to one of Dam's unforgettable electronic parties under the sun before they sell out.
24th - 25th May
Sure, this festival may be called London Calling but it takes place in Amsterdam at one of the city’s hottest music venues, Paradiso. This indie festival is all about showcasing new (and amazing) acts in music, the best place to discover up and coming artists.
The reason for its name is because back in the day, the festival was set up to give British artists a platform but today musicians from all over the world are represented. This year’s line up is insane with incredible fresh talent taking to the stage including the likes of A.A Bondy, Anemone, Another Sky, Black Banshee, Chai and more. Expect these guys to be HUGE in a year or two. Indie artists such as Tame Impala, The Libertines, Blur, Florence + The Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Placebo, The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies and Two Door Cinema Club all played at this festival early in their careers - and look at them today.
Missed London Calling last year? Check out our London Calling Festival Line-up 2018 Playlist on Spotify
MYSTIC GARDEN FESTIVAL
The Mystic Garden Festival is a magical festival that takes place under the sun at Sloterpark. Party beneath the trees and make the most of 5 different stages that will all be hosting plenty of pumping music throughout the day and night. Think positive hippy vibes, costumed flamethrowers, face paint, colourful forest-theme sets, confetti, dancers and insane DJ’s to get the crowd feeling free.
Beer, music and a good aura is what Mystic Garden Festival is all about. There’s even a food and drink market, plus fun activities to get involved in. See the website for the full line-up of DJ’s and musicians.
29th - 30th June
You could call this the biggest electronic event of the year. Awakenings Festival is the most epic techno party in the world. The setting itself is already pretty mega being in Halfweg, but you only need to take a look at the awesome line up to be sold on this event of the year.
Adriatique, Adam Beyer, Charlotte de Witte and Claire Morgan are just a couple of big names hitting one of the 8 stages of Awakenings for 2019’s 2 day party. There’s still a chance for you to grab day tickets, just get in there quick or your June 30th could be looking like a weekend with nan.
31st July - 4th August
This cutting edge electric dance festival is set in a forest on the outskirts of Dam. Being one of the most respected EDM festivals in the world for encouraging their acts to take more risks in their performance, don’t expect anything you’ve seen before in a fests. There will be 6 stages set up for Dekmantel 2019, each one with experimental electronic vibes. Get on this for a 3 day party in the woods with music that you’ll never forget.
In a country where EDM is basically life, we couldn’t not mention the oldest dance festival in the Netherlands. Dance Valley will blow your mind, not just because of the insane DJs, both masters in their work as well as newcomers to the scene, but because the special effects are something out of this world. Dance Valley isn’t exactly in Dam, but the journey there is easy peasy so just book a hostel in the city, cycle over to Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station, hop on a shuttle bus and you’re sorted.
You’ve got Andy Moor, Act of Rage, April Grey and loads more getting ready to hit the decks at Dance Valley for 2019, so boy are you in for a treat.
AMSTERDAM MUSIC FESTIVAL (AMF)
Everything you can think of that you’d want from an EDM festival you will get at AMF. Pyrotechnics, psychedelic lasers, and back to back bosses pumping up the crowd with some insane electronic dance music. This epic festival won’t disappoint if you’re after the mega stars in electro beats, especially if it’s anything like the past years where we've seen the likes of David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell on stage. The line-up for 2019 hasn't been announced yet but check on the AMFF website regularly for any updates.
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