Tag: Paardenkracht

Preview: Buiten Westen 2015

Saturday, 18 July 2015, sees the return of annual outdoor music celebration Buiten Westen to Amsterdam’s beautiful Westerpark.  Transformed into an urban oasis of creativity, art and vibes, Buiten Westen’s collection of artists, designers, chefs, musicians and dreamers are once again set to take over the day with the sounds of house, techno and dance.  With stages curated by some of Amsterdam’s most prominent and respected crews, Pleinvrees, Next Monday’s Hangover, ZeeZout, NGHTDVSN, Cartel and PaardenKracht, there is sure to be a sound for every taste as the summer (and festival season) gradually moves into full swing. Translated word for ... Read more

A glimpse into Buiten Westen’s successful second edition

It’s difficult to try and capture the atmosphere of a music festival in words, especially as this is my first review of one. In all honesty I was relying on my backstage pass to enable me to win some information worthy of a good article and on my experience as a visitor from the previous year’s edition. So there I was, wide eyed, with notepad and all ready to experience this adult’s fairground called Buiten Westen. As I stepped on to the terrain, I noticed that the general mood was a positive one with hoards of mid-twenty something’s, scattered and ... Read more

Buiten Westen; out of the ordinary

Author: Safia Hamidat Only in its second year, excitement is gaining momentum for next week’s Buiten Westen festival, in Amsterdam’s Westerpark. Three elements that go hand in hand with this event include a ‘wide array’ of quality electronic music, artisanal cuisine and various cultural and creative initiatives. These aspects have contributed greatly to turning co-hosts, Next Monday’s Hangover, Pleinvrees and AIR’s vision, into reality. Six local music collectives; Rekorder, BlackOut, PaardenKracht, VBX, NMH and Pleinvrees will each host a stage, represented by DJs who embody their take on contemporary electronic music. [vimeo id=”67287300″ width=”620″ height=”360″] An example of such is ... Read more