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10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... Read more

Preview: Dekmantel 2016

One of Amsterdam’s top destinations for left-field side of the dance music spectrum, Dekmantel, is readying their 2016 edition with another 3 days full of electronic culture. Held during the day in the sprawling nature of Amsterdam Bos, Dekmantel’s brand is as synonymous with the Dutch capital as it is for quality curation. With International dates, a renowned label, and some of the most committed followers in the game, the 4 – 7 August event will surely see its name uttered on the lips of artists and fans alike for the coming months. See also: Festival Report: Dekmantel 2015 This ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Unveils Full Opening Concerts Program

Serving as the opening night extravaganza to 2016’s Dekmantel Festival, the newly expanded Opening Concerts program includes acts such as avant-garde electronica pioneer Cabaret Voltaire, Brazilian jazz-trio Azymuth, a 20-year celebration of Raster-Noton, and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini. The announcement of these additional acts comes after February’s, which already mentioned an exclusive live-show from James Holden, afro-beat legend Tony Allen, as well as Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini. All Opening Concerts will take place across four conveniently located cultural institutions on and around Amsterdam’s IJ-River. Similar to last year, the awe-inspiring Muziekgebouw will return with the addition of a shop at Bimhuis, EYE ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Announces First Acts For 2016 Edition

Dekmantel, the Dutch promoter known for its yearly Amsterdam festival, club nights, and, since last year, its various international showcases, has released the first names for its highly anticipated 2016 festival edition.  The now internationally visited festival (less than half of last year’s ticket owners were actually Dutch) has set up a line-up of “an eye-catching selection of some of the biggest left-field names in electronic music.” Visitors this year can dance to highlight expect performances from James Holden & Camilo Tirado‘s new show ‘Outdoor Museum Of Fractals’, afrobeat legend Tony Allen (the former drummer of the legendary Fela Kuti) performing with his band, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & ... Read more