Leading outdoor techno-event Awakenings Festival has announced this year’s lineup. It proves to be all set for a glorious return in 2018. The global festival will take place June 30 – July 1 at the grounds in Spaarnwoude once again.
Over 100 artists will perform in eight different areas over the weekend for two jam-packed days of techno, presenting underground music from both ends of the spectrum. As per usual, Awakenings Festival has gone above and beyond to boost their reputation for groundbreaking production and stage design. Particularly, this will be seen in the open air areas. The festival expects 80,000 visitors to attend.
Key acts this year include veterans like Carl Cox and Adam Beyer. Carl Cox will be performing at Area V on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, he will host his Intec area at Area W. Furthermore, Adam Beyer will perform in Area X on Saturday. On Sunday he also takes his beloved Drumcode crew with him to host Area V. In addition, Nina Kraviz and Sven Väth will play a solo set on both days.
Awakenings Festival always offers a platform to the new generation of techno heavyweights. These include names like Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte and Dax J. Additionally, for the first time ever, Richie Hawtin will bring his unique CLOSE concept to The Netherlands in Area Y on Sunday. The lineup also includes Marcel Dettmann, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos and Seth Troxler.
Awakenings Festival prides itself on their partnerships with leading global acts. Many of them will perform on July 1. For the first time ever, Maceo Plex will host a Mosaic area at the festival. Carl Cox will also take over Area W with Intec. Furthermore, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode plays host to Area V. Last but not least, Joris Voorn will once again invite techno’s top of the crop to Area B with Joris Voorn & Friends.
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The news of Awakenings Festival comes hot on the heels of their New Year’s Eve festival. Previously, Awakenings NYE was an incredibly successful techno festival. The event took place at the Gashounder and lasted for three days. In total, it resulted in over 40 hours of partying to bring in the new year with a proper bang.
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