Amsterdam Open Air, Gaasperpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands. June 7th-8th.
Amsterdam Open Air returns for its third year and this festival, as you can imagine from this place, is a gift of immense musical, culinary and cultural offerings including the option to stay the night and dance at the campsite… which you obviously won’t be saying no to!
Amsterdam Open Air returns to the former floral garden. The Gaasperpark surroundings with its magnificent landscape make for an amazingly magical ride. And to top it off the end station of metro 53 being situated next to the festival grounds makes it easily accessible if you’re staying in a hotel or B&B.
The city itself is incredibly easy to navigate. There are maps everywhere and because of its horseshoe kind of shape it’s very simple to look at.
Amsterdam Open Air does offer the option to stay overnight at the Gaasper Camping campsite. Camping in Amsterdam! After last years success with the camping idea they’ve now extended it to include not only Friday and Saturday night, but also Sunday night which they promise will be a musical festivity. The big hit of last year, the silent disco, will of course be back and the Music Lounge will be even more extensive.
A silent disco… at a campsite… in Amsterdam. SOLD!
In short, Amsterdam Open Air The Weekender is one large melting pot of ideas and visions that are characteristic of the current Amsterdam night life. If you’ve never been to Amsterdam, make a week of it before or after the festival. If you have been before, this will excite you as much as it does us!
More about the music and stages below.
With five main stages, four intimate stages and a chill island, the festival offers entertainment for lovers of house, tech house, deep house, techno, disco, hip hop and electro. Fresh talent and established artists within these genres join forces all weekend long and take the crowd on an amazing adventure through Amsterdam night life. This years line up includes new artists who will be making their Holland or outdoor festival debut. This year’s hosts are FORMAT, GirlsLoveDJs, Apenkooi, STRAF_WERK, Open Air by MTV, WEITER, PLAK, Jongens vd Wereld, PaardenKracht, Super Social, SFFRMKRS, Tomorrow Is Now, Kid! and BAWS.
Open Air by MTV has a very diverse program for the mixed stage including Tensnake, Maribou State, Bakermat, Skip & Die, and Dio on Saturday. On Sunday they’re going all out with performances by Hudson Mohawke, a Bonobo DJ set, Four Tet and from our own Dutch soil, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Job Jobse and Elias Mazian. FORMAT will launch the weekend at full speed with the likes of Matador, Ambivalent and Steve Rachmad on Saturday. FORMAT’s godfather Juan Sanchez will jump behind the decks on Saturday and Sunday. Planetary Assault Systems, Oscar Mulero and DVS1 amongst others will be joining him on Sunday.
The stage in Gaasperpark’s beautiful rose garden will be shared by Apenkooi on Saturday and Jongens van de Wereld on Sunday. Techhouse lovers can indulge at the travelling party-caravan with names including DJ Sneak, Butch, Jordan Peak and William Kouam Djoko. Newcomer Jongens van de Wereld will blow the roof with KiNK, Ben Pearce, Deetron and not to forget Tom Trago, who is returning to Amsterdam Open Air for the fourth time. The GirlsLoveDJs entourage has enough DJs to sink a battleship, with amongst others, Martin Garrix, The Jillionaire & Walshy Fire (Major Lazer), Oliver Heldens, Tchami, The Flexican & MC Sef, Yellow Claw and upcoming talent Mr. Belt & Wezol.
Deephouse is fully represented at Amsterdam Open Air. This year on Saturday they welcome Olivier Weiter for his debut with his own stage WEITER with big names like Agoria, Mind Against and DJ Tennis. After last year’s success, Straf_Werk is back on Sunday, striking down hard with Adana Twins, Amine Edge & DANCE, Rampa & Re.You and Tapesh.
The musical adventure is topped off by the smaller stages. It is impossible to imagine the programming without PLAK, who will be back at the intimate spot along the water on Saturday. On Sunday, Tomorrow is Now, Kid! will be calling the shots. Hip Hop lovers can bask in the beats brought by BAWS and SFFRMKRS, and newcomersPaardenKracht and Super Social will bring the homey feeling to the dance floor with exquisite (nu)disco and funky house beats.
The pre-sale has started and the early birds have flown. You can still purchase a weekend ticket for €69,50, a camping ticket for €99,50 or a day ticket for €44,50.
And the campsite is open from 12pm on Friday June 6th till Monday 12pm on June 9th.
This will be the best weekend in Amsterdam you’ll ever have!
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