If you weren’t lucky enough to be at Awakenings festival in Amsterdam this past weekend, fear not, because you can now relive some of the best sets from the techno heaven online.
The festival’s line up was mind boggling in size, featuring the likes of Ben Klock, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Charlotte de Witte, Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg and many more.
Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Loco Dice and a whole host of other artist have all locked in dates for the Brunch In The Park summer series, which returns to Joan Brossa Gardens in Barcelona, Spain, and runs between 1st July to 16th September.
Other artists confirmed for Brunch In The Park include Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Loco Dice and more for a total of almost 100 artists across the 12 confirmed events, which take place every Sunday from 1:00–10:00pm throughout the summer.
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Awakenings and Time Warp have announced their debut collaborative festival, Connect. The event takes place at Messe in Düsseldorf on Saturday 13th October.
The two techno festival giants have locked Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Charlotte de Witte, Richie Hawtin and more for the inaugural Connect. You can check out the full line-up below.
The event by Awakenings and Time Warp, who have over 40 years of festival experience between them, will host 20,000 ravers from 10pm until 10am.
Belgian techno star Amelie Lens is set to launch a brand new label, LENSKE.
The label’s first release will come from fellow Belgian techno producer, Farrago, and is set to drop on 25th May on 12" vinyl and digitally. The four-track EP, 'Risin'', includes a collaborative track with Lens and a remix by Berghain resident Kobosil.
Edinburgh’s Terminal V festival has announced the stage splits for its Easter Sunday soirée. Across four stages on 1st April, the Royal Highland Centre will be taken over by a cast of international and local talent.
The main Terminal stage will host household names Kolsch, Bicep, Peggy Gou, Artwork, Mall Grab, Mella Dee and Alan Dobson. Meanwhile, on the more techno focussed Area V stage, Rødhåd, Pan Pot, Amelie Lens, Helena Hauff, Jay Clarke, Stephen Brown and Frazier will be handling proceedings.
Sonus Festival has confirmed Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte— who plays our top northern English club event this month— Sven Väth, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Maceo Plex, Jackmaster, Ricardo Villalobos, and Joseph Capriati in the first phase of its line-up announcement.
EXIT Festival has revealed the first names to play the dance arena, at the event which runs from 12th to 15th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens and Adam Beyer B2B Ida Engberg are among those set to enthrall the crowd of 25,000 from evening through dawn.
Anastasia Kirstensen, DJ Jock and the best of Serbia’s local support are also set to spin.
We Are FSTVL have revealed the second wave of artists for the event, which takes place in Upminster, Greater London, between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th May 2018.
Artists included in the announcement are Amelie Lens, Mike Skinner, Heidi, Apollonia, Kölsch and more. You can see the full list of additions below.
The artists join headliners Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, DJ EZ, Andy C and Marco Carola.
We Are FSTVL also announced their stage partners for the event, which include Hyte, Defected, Glitterbox, Cafe Mambo and more.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing for Lens in 2020, though; in August she became the primary target among a group of techno artists who were criticised for playing legal but non-socially distanced parties in countries that had begun to open up from coronavirus lockdown, only to see cases rise again. Lens’ most recent appearance, however, saw her back at home, spinning a vinyl set for her YouTube followers. “This year has mostly been about studio time, plus I’ve started working out three times a week and watched a lot of documentaries,” she tells DJ Mag.