The sun finally seems to be breaking through and summer is just around the corner. That only means one thing: Amsterdam Open Air is almost here. In the weekend of 3 and 4 June, all Amsterdam event organizations will head to the Gaasperpark to celebrate life in the open air.
The line-up is extra big this year and we can understand that you can’t see the wood for the trees. NSMBL to the rescue: we list all the highlights of the program.
Amsterdam Open Air
For years we, like almost everyone from the 020 area, visit Amsterdam Open Air. Traditionally, we travel to the Gaasperpark on the first weekend of June to experience the old familiar feeling, but also to be surprised every time.
As you may already know, Amsterdam Open Air is also the time to show off your outfit. We therefore call AOA the Coachella of the low countries.
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This year the park will be filled with no less than 12 stages, from new parties and returning classics. For example, the festival itself hosts the large main stage, you can dance again at Vunzige Deuntjes and Fiesta Macumba will also be present again. You can also get jugs of Mojito at Casa Bacardi.
New atmosphere creators are Kanaal40, which hosts an area with interactive (micro)pop music videos. The creative community Heesterveld from Amsterdam South-East will also be present this year, as well as techno jack-of-all-trades Intercell.
Gems on the line-up
This new approach by AOA also translates into an exciting line-up, which gives the festival a fresh new impulse. For example, the large Open Air stage will have several faces. We list our favourites:
The Youth of Today | Saturday June 3
No matter how old we get, De Jeugd never gets bored. The men don’t often perform. So when they’re on stage, we’re in the front.
Gold Band | Sunday June 4
Another big name on the mainstage is Goldband. Sing along with the hit of the men from The Hague in the cozy Gaasperpark on June 4. Perfect way to end the week, right?
Daz J | Sunday June 4
Don’t feel like singing along, but want to dance a lot? At Dax J, hands are guaranteed to go up in the air. But you have to like heavy techno.
Jarreau Vandal | Sunday June 4
Jarreau spins, there’s dancing. At least we know where we stand at 21:00.
Benny Rodriguez B2B Chris Stussy | Saturday June 3
Two legends behind the decks. Chances are Chris Stussy will play his unreleased hit ‘All Night Long’ and you want to be there.
Extra fun: the Water Tower
Not only dancing, but also entertainment is central to Amsterdam Open Air this year. This year they have a theater tower with a cultural program consisting of various theater performances, talks and podcast recordings.
On the festival grounds, the public can participate for the first time this year or watch the recordings of popular podcasts such as Life Dreamers and Theater van de Sexzusjes. In addition, there are dance workshops and Foundation will provide talks about the importance of black culture within electronic music and the history of Afrobeat. And especially for Amsterdam Open Air, Willie Wartaal will perform pieces from his theater show.
Do you want to be there? Order your tickets quickly in the ticket shop of Amsterdam Open Air – because they are now selling fast.