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Five Fabulous Festivals In The Netherlands

Five Fabulous Festivals In The Netherlands


Beautiful canals, tulip fields, coffee shops, buildings from the middle ages and incomparable skylines, the Netherlands not only has plenty to see, but its amazing range of festivals highlights the diverse culture amongst its music scene. 

From the electronic riotous gatherings to the underground events celebrating independent artists, the scene is constantly changing our understanding of musical genres. Here are Festicket’s pick of the the bunch...

Awakenings - 31 Jan - 28 Jun: Various

Lineup: Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Ben Klock, Rødhåd, Marcel Dettmann, Sven Väth

Mega Dutch techno brand Awakenings have dominated the scene since 1997, putting on parties and festivals full of international names and underground stars alongside huge pyrotechnics whether you're inside or out. From easter specials to the main Awakenings event itself, check out the full range here.

Dancefair - 21 - 22 Feb: Utrecht

Lineup: Laidback Luke, De Sluwe Vos, Wildstylez

Delving deep into the electronic genre, Dancefair is a weekend of conferences and workshops from artists and industry professionals meaning it's the perfect opportunity to broaden knowledge and experience for anyone already in, or just starting out in the industry. 

Geheime Leifde - 2 May: Utrecht

Lineup: TBA

Translated as 'Secret Love', Geheime Leifde is full of colour and magic with beautifully decorated stages that pulsate with the beats of minimal and techno. But Geheime Liefde's best surprise is its lineup, that is kept secret until the gates open and the music begins. 

Ground Zero - 29 - 30 Aug: Bussloo

Lineup: TBA 

From old school hardcore to raw hardstyle, this all-night rave in a forest is the must attend event for those who like their beats pounding, and their parties non-stop.

Lief Festival - 5 Sep: Utrecht

Lineup: TBA

Spread across five glorious stages presenting a hand-picked selection of house, deep house, techno and tech house, each year has an exciting theme, such as 2013's Animal Kingdom which saw techno at the Gorilla Rock and roaring acts on the Lion Stage.


If you want to check out the full selection of Dutch festivals we have on offer, then check out our full listings here.