Starting inside Amsterdam's gasworks enormodome Gashouder in 1997, Awakenings is basically Holland's answer to Time Warp. These days a full-on festival set in a lovely park over the space of two days, it's come a long way since kicking off with Dimitri, Derrick May and Billy Nasty all those years ago.
Awakenings' success has increased in line with the popularity of techno, attracting 65,000 people who enjoy eight stages host to what's basically an A-to-Z of top techno talent and its many sub-genres.
The visuals are pretty trippy too. This year, over 125 DJs/artists are on the bill, with heavyweight names such as Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Luciano, Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn and Joseph Capriati propping it up.
There'll also be a b2b appearance from Ostgut Ton titans Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann. It doesn't get more techno than this! Then there's house DJs like Eats Everything, Maya Jane Coles and Julio Bashmore thrown in just for good measure.
“No nonsense style,” says Awakenings' Maarten. “Unique and visitor-oriented production in combination with [an] AAA line-up.These factors combined make Awakenings a special and unique event. When you come to an Awakenings show for the first time, you will 100% return!”
AWAKENINGS FESTIVAL 2015
DATE: Saturday 27th & 28th June
LOCATION: Spaarnwoude, Holland
LINE-UP: Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Jimmy Edgar, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Nina Kraviz, Dave Clarke, Ryan Elliott, Carl Craig, Scuba, Eats Everything, Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane Coles, Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann, Len Faki, Tale of Us, Karenn (live), Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Pan-Pot, Maceo Plex and much more...
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