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Valtifest Print E-mail
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ValtifestSeptember - Returning this year in September to the shores of the NDSM Wharf is the dance party, Valtifest. From 12:00 to 23:00 the industrial and gritty arts centre will turn into a big outdoor rave party.

Heavy weights from the electro and house scenes represent both the Netherlands and from around the world.

Last year saw the likes of Major Lazer Soundsystem, Slagsmalklubben from Sweden, the Miami bass of Craze & Klever and Glimmers out of Belgium.

As always, going on besides the main DJs you'll find sideshows and performance artists. Take a time out from the dancing and check out the bizarre-ness. Also celebrate local fashion as each year a select few fashion labels strut their stuff down the catwalk.

Loveland Festival Print E-mail
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Loveland Festival August - The Loveland Festival is back in town! And that means more reasons than ever to head to this renowned house/dance event.

The enormous festival terrain alongside the Sloterplas in Amsterdam Nieuw West awaits the arrival of a staggering line-up of domestic and international DJs in August. And this year, there are no less than eight different arenas and stages!

With too many top acts from the DJ world to name them all, here are are few of the acts who will be behind the decks at Loveland: Erick Morillo, Sasha, Sander Kleinenberg, Sébastien Léger, Fedde Le Grand, Mauro Picotto, Felix da Housecat, Frankie Knuckles, Stacey Pullen, Henrik Schwarz, De Man Zonder Schaduw, Rex The Dog and Marnix.

Dance Valley Print E-mail
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Dance ValleyAugust - Dance Valley is born in 1995 out of extreme love for electronic music.
Dance Valley pioneered as the first open air dance-festival during the day, with its first edition on July 23, 1995. With this brand new concept Dance Valley attracted 8,000 visitors. From that moment on, the festival started booming. It didn’t take long before Dance Valley was one of the biggest and most diverse festivals within the Netherlands, with more than 60,000 visitors partying their way through the day.
With a mix of surprising acts, an unforgettable creative decoration and the best DJs in the world, Dance Valley reaches a higher level year after year. With a few international editions in Ibiza, Miami, Barcelona, Malta and Israel, Dance Valley is a leading character for other festivals. And that’s something to be proud of!
Throughout the years Dance Valley changed a lot of things by means of an experiment: a two-day Dance Valley with camping, a winter edition and a shift of the date from August to July.

Sensation Print E-mail
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SensationJuly - Sensation is an indoor dance-event which originated in the Netherlands and organized by ID&T. The original event, which ran exclusively in the Amsterdam ArenA for a period of five years until 2005, is now located throughout Poland, Spain, Chile, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal and Brazil.

In 2008, it was announced that for the first time Sensation would be held on New Year's Eve in Melbourne, Australia,[1] as well as in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2000 and 2001, it was made up of one edition, just called Sensation, but it has now been split up into two editions: Sensation Black and Sensation White. This was done to differentiate the music and feeling more than would have been possible if it were one event. Sensation Black focuses more on 'darker' music, like Hardstyle and Hardcore, whereas Sensation White focuses more on Trance. Every year, Sensation also releases two doublediscs (Black and White) and two singles they call the Anthem. 2008 the names of both events have been changed: ”Sensation“ (formerly ”Sensation White“), and ”Black“ (formerly ”Sensation Black“).

The first edition of Sensation, in 2000, did not sell out. The media announced that it was sold out in order to boost interest in the event, which eventually attracted 20,000 people. In this first edition, the DJs only used one side of the Amsterdam Arena as the stage. Later editions have the stage in the middle. This Sensation was the only one that did not have a dress code. All subsequent editions of Sensation White have sold out, usually well in advance (usually all 40,000 tickets are sold in a few hours). Sensation Black has not been as successful, but is usually either close to selling out, or sold out a few days before the event.

In 2005, Sensation White was also held in Belgium and Germany. In 2006, ID&T started Sensation International, an international tour, based on the simplified version which could be seen in the Amsterdam ArenA, in 2005. The first edition was held in the Antwerp Sportpaleis. In 2008 Sensation White was held at SCC Peterburgsky in Saint Petersburg, and a New Year version was held at the Telstra dome in Melbourne on the 31 December 2008 which sets a new World Record with the most partygoers ever visiting the World's Leading Dance Event (38.380 participants).

Awakenings Print E-mail
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AwakeningsOctober - As the country's largest techno event, Awakenings is an institution in the Netherlands. The festival returns to its regular spot in Spaarnwoude (between Amsterdam and neighbouring Haarlem).

Awakenings always guarantees an international DJ line-up to get techno-lovers' pulses racing. Adam Beyer, Koen Lebens, Remy, Dave Clarke and James Holden are just a few of the massive names that will be taking to the decks on the various stages,

And as the sun sets and the techno buzz dies down in Spaarnwoude, the Awakenings party continues back in Amsterdam. The after party featuring yet more top names kicks off at the Paradiso at 22:00 with all three venues open until 05:00.
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