You can tell summer is coming when your news feed is full of line-up announcements from big festivals. We absolutely love partying in Amsterdam, not only because we get to hang out with our extended family from Deep House Amsterdam, but also because it’s such a great place to enjoy music. The atmosphere is permissive and open, the people are friendly and it’s just a bloody great place to rave.

So today we bring you the news that, after presenting artists such as Jamie Jones and Hendrik Schwarz, the billing at Straf_Werk is now complete adding Hot Since 82, Julio Bashmore, Amine Edge & DANCE and Skream. On the 22nd of August, Sportpark Riekerhaven shall set the scene for the third edition of STRAF_WERK Festival.

Just like last year, the organisation has chosen to provide four stages: each stage with its own diverse programming and musical outlook. For instance, right next to the UK/house stage you’ll find a stage where deeper, more cerebral sounds will be explored with acts such as Job Jobse, Matthew Dekay and Henrik Schwarz. Straf_Werk is not about one sound, it’s about multiple styles with consistency at its heart.

Tickets are available now! Although, sadly, Early Bird tickets for the festival are sold out. Tickets can be purchased via

Straf_Werk Festival | Sportpark Riekerhaven, Overschiestraat 190 1062 XK Amsterdam | 22nd August 2015 | 12noon – 11pm |

Line-up: Jamie Jones | Hot Since 82 | Skream | Henrik Schwarz (live) | Julio Bashmore | Noir | Amine Edge & DANCE | Huxley | Boris Brejcha | Finnebassen | KiNK (live) | Adana Twins | Matthew Dekay | Alex Niggemann | Friend Within | Barnt | De Sluwe Vos | Tom Trago | Job Jobse | Prunk | Samuel Deep | Kevin Duane | Nino&Frankie | Locklead | Luuk van Dijk |