A Collaboration of Friends!
After three unforgettable and above all sunshiny editions, Amsterdam Open Air returns to recreational parkGaasperpark once again. During the weekend of June 7th and 8th you can revel in an immense, musical, culinary and cultural program and there is an option to stay the night and dance at our campsite. Good news – Amsterdam Open Air takes place during Whitsun this year, which means Monday is a national holiday! Today Amsterdam Open Air presents yet another solid line-up which reflects the Amsterdam night life.
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 year’s roster 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 we’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. FORMATwill 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 we are delighted to welcome Olivier Weiter for his debut with his own stage WEITER, and he has managed to snag big names like Agoria, Mind Against and DJ Tennis. Afterlast 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 here. Hip Hop lovers can bask in the beats brought by BAWS and SFFRMKRS, and newcomers PaardenKracht and Super Social will bring the homey feeling to the dance floor with exquisite (nu)disco and funky house beats.
Naturally, Amsterdam Open Air will return to the former floral garden. The Gaasperpark surroundings with the magnificent landscape make for a magical ride. And to top it off, the end station of metro 53 being situated next to the festival grounds makes it easily accessible.
Amsterdam Open Air offers the option to stay overnight at the Gaasper Camping campsite again. After last year’s success, we are able to expand the programming to include not only Friday and Saturday night, but also Sunday night, which will be a musical festivity. The big hit of last year, the silentdisco, will of course be back and the Music Lounge will be even more extensive.
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.
The pre-sale has started and the early birds have flown. Guests can purchase a weekend ticket for €69,50, a camping ticket for €99,50 or a day ticket for €44,50. The campsite is open from Friday June 6th 12:00 till Monday June 9th 12:00.
Amsterdam Open Air is a collaboration between AIR, MTV, Apenkooi and GirlsLoveDJs.
More information available through www.amsterdamopenair.nl