The Netherlands really punches above its weight in terms of how many quality festivals it has to offer.
This summer is no different and so we round up some of the best for your buck, and they cover all styles and settings so there is something for everyone.
This is the ultimate techno experience for hardcore techno lovers. It is helmed by one fo the scene’s biggest name sin Marco Carola, whose brand is known the globe over for its summer residency in Ibiza. Before that though the festival rocks up to Amsterdam with Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Tenaglia and many more.
Info & Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1180442
This festival really likes you to get lost and lose all sense of time. It happens in the woods with enchanting production and all sorts of creative decor and activities. Musically of course it is just as magical with a focus on house and techno acts such as Boris Werner b2b Jan van Kampen, De Sluwe Vos, Extrawelt (live), Hollt, H.O.S.H and more.
Info & Tickets: https://mysticgardenfestival.nl/
This festival brings together a legendary club rand and contemporary promotion for seriously heady underground techno and house vibes on a minimal bent. It has world class sound systems and happens in a lush forest cleaning with killer residents and guests like Zip, Z@p, Rhadoo, Ion Ludwig, LEO POL (Live), Pangaea, Ferro, Reiss, Lucy, Enrico, Mantini and more.
Info & Tickets: https://www.paradigm050.com/events/planet-paradigm-a-one-day-festival-trip-2019/
The renowned Dekmantel Festival is set for another big year in their usual hangout Amsterdamse Bos. The name has become synonymous with the dance music scene, with their label and other smaller festivals in Croatia and Brazil making them an international brand. 2019’s lineup, as per, features the biggest and most innovative in house, disco and techno: Donato Dozzy, Marcel Dettman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben UFO b2b Blawan, Demdike Stare and Palms Trax are just some of the names booked for this year.
Info & Tickets: https://www.dekmantelfestival.com/
Free Your Mind
One of the most innovative festivals in the land. Free Your Mind encourages you to dream as you dance. It is a fast growing but still underground gathering with a 15 year history. The 16th edition welcomes Amelie Lens, Anastasia Kristensen, ANOTR, Chris Liebing, Henrik Schwarz, Joris Voorn, d, ROD, Rødhåd, Sasha, Wouter S and more.
Info & Tickets: https://www.freeyourmindfestival.nl/
Solomun is one of the kings of house and his label is one of the foremost in the game. His annual festival is the best way to get the most full and complete experience there is across a full day that is packed with 11 hours of music. This year label favs play next to a wealth of friends such as Adriatique, Apparat (DJ Set), ELAX (aka Boys Noize), Gerd Janson, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Mano Le Tough, Stimming, Tale Of Us, and many more.
Info & Tickets: http://www.diynamicfestival.com/