As our Californian counter-parts are coming down from their weekend in Coachella, the Dutch are coming up as we enter the European festival season. As our mates back home wake up early and race to the computer to lock in their Tomorrowland tickets, you could've slept in knowing there's a bunch of equally epic festivals next door in the Netherlands. With the European summer quickly approaching and with the Dutch affinity for high quality ecstasy, it's time we bring to light some of our must-do Dutch music festivals for 2016.
Beginning in 1993, Mysteryland is one of the longest running dance festival's in the world playing host to many top Dutch and world renowned DJ's. The festival focuses on electronic music, art, culture, talent, and sustainability. Mysteryland has been awarded by Julie's Bicycle with a “3 Stars Green Industry Certificate” which is the highest designation for sustainability within the creative arts, music, and theater industries. That means you can feel clean and green as you and your friends rave holes in your shoes.
This year, Mysteryland is celebrating a multi-day edition for the second time on the former Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer. Extended international editions of Mysteryland take place at the foot of the Andes in Chile, and the legendary Woodstock '69 site of Bethel Woods in New York, USA. Mysteryland is a concept of ID&T.
This years festival will be held Aug 27 - Aug 28, 2016 at Paviljoenlaan 1, Haarlemmermeer.
For more information and ticket sales visit www.mysteryland.com
Pinkpop is a three day festival, from Saturday through Monday, with a 60,000 people per day capacity, and with performances on 3 separate stages. During 46 editions, more than 2 million people have attended Pinkpop and some 700 music acts have played at the festival. Since 1990 Pinkpop has been on record in the Great Guinness Book of Records as the oldest continuous pop festival in the Netherlands. Pinkpop is organized with the kind cooperation of the Limburg town of Landgraaf and its inhabitants.
With a line-up consisting of: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rammstein, Kygo, Paul Mcartney, Major Lazer, Doe Maar, Lionel Richie, James Bay, Years & Years, Robin Schulz, Noisia & Matt Simons just to name a few, PINKPOP festival is definitely not one not to be missed.
Due to this year’s early Pentecost weekend, Pinkpop 2016 is scheduled to take place on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June at the familiar site of Megaland in Landgraaf. In 2016 Pinkpop will take place for the 47th time, a unique record.
For tickets & infor check out: http://www.pinkpop.nl/2016/
A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, mostly just known as Lowlands, is an annual three day music and performing arts festival, held in the Netherlands in August, since 1993. Although the main focus is on music - rock, pop, dance, hip hop and alternative - Lowlands also offers indoor and outdoor cinema, (street) theatre, cabaret and stand-up, ballet, literature and comic strips.
Lowlands is attended by around 55,000 visitors, spread over 200 acts and more than ten stages every year which are named according to the NATO phonetic alphabet apart from the Grolsch stage (named after the beer brewer Grolsch who has been the main sponsor of the festival for the last few years). The majority of stages are inside huge tents - insurance against the Netherlands climate - with the main stage's tent, Alpha, being approximately the size of a football pitch.
The festival takes place Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2016 and is held 68 kilometres (42 mi) east of Amsterdam in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland province; at Spijk en Bremerberg, which is adjacent to the Walibi Holland amusement park.
For tickets & info check out http://lowlands.nl/en/
Amsterdam Music Festival (ADE)
In the city of Amsterdam, in the month of October, the city transforms. As the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE conference) takes over the city with pop up venues and DJ's spinning on every corner, the city truly becomes a spectacle of EDM as the conference engulfs the city. At the heart of the conference is an event, this event is the Amsterdam Music Festival.
Spread over 2 days in October, the Amsterdam Music Festival is not one to miss! With DJ mag top 100 DJ finalists announced and spinning, you can expect to see an unrivaled line-up of world class EDM artists and production to match with enough lasers and lights to melt your brain.
This years event will be held Saturday 22nd October & Sunday 23rd October 2016 at Amsterdam Arena
Tickets, info and some epic videos http://www.amsterdammusicfestival.tv/
Down The Rabbit Hole
'Down The Rabbit Hole' stands for adventure, confusion, surrealism and psychedelia, since the rise of pop culture in the liberated '60s inspiration (psycho) rockers, DJ's, artists, designers and filmmakers ... Plenty of good company, so get ready to tumble ... It's A Campingflight Down The Rabbit Hole!
Down The Rabbit Hole is set in The Green Hills in Beuningen (GLD). Hidden in the hilly land of Maas and Waal, around an underwater paradise with its own ancient natural spring, this is the perfect location for a Campingflight
Down The Rabbit Hole 2016 will take place from Friday, June 24th to Sunday, June 26 at the Green Hills park in Beuningen (GLD)
For tickets & info check out http://downtherabbithole.nl/dtrh
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