Dutch techno's biggest event
Awakenings Festival is the highlight of the Dutch techno music calendar. Away from their Amsterdam base, the Awakenings team have been bringing the very finest in world techno to Spaarnwoude's beautiful, lush meadows and forest, producing two days and eight stages of electronic mayhem.
Dependably huge lineups put old-school pioneers alongside more recently risen stars, with the likes of Len Faki, Richie Hatwin and Sven Väth joined by Tale of Us, Eats Everything and loads more.
Awakenings' unparalleled reputation for one-of-a-kind staging and spectacular effects comes with them to Spaarnwoude every year. As Awakenings Festival closes in on 20 years, it remains one of the most important electronic events in Europe.
- Abstract Division & Tim Wolff 12:00 - 13:30
- Scuba & Boddika 13:30 - 15:15
- Nina Kraviz & Exos 15:15 - 17:15
- Dave Clarke & DJ Bone 17:15 - 19:00
- Jeff Mills 19:00 - 21:00
- Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann 21:00 - 23:00
Open green spaces and thick, beautiful forest make up Awakenings Festival's traditional home at Spaarnwoude. It's a short trip north-west of Amsterdam, in the famous Velsen Valley.
Spaarnwoude / Houtrak, Spaarnwoude, 2064, Netherlands
Amsterdam Schiphol is the closest airport to the festival site. From there, trains run into Amsterdam every 10 minutes and take just over 16 minutes to arrive at Amsterdam Centraal.
The best way get to the festival is to take the tram to Sloterdijk and then use the official shuttle buses from there.
Minimum age of entry is 18. ID is required.
Running times are usually announced via the Facebook page before the event, in 2015 the festival started at 12.00 and finished at 23:00.
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