The announcement has come for techno lovers. The best techno festival ever – Awakenings Festival is coming again in 2018, on June 30 to July 1. Awakenings is an electronic music festival in a totally different league altogether! There is no other festival quite like this one because it is the largest pure techno festival in all of Europe and usually boasts the best line up – catering to the tastes of listeners from minimal techno, backroom techno, deep techno, main room techno and acid techno just to name a few.
Located in just the outskirts of Amsterdam, the techno beats can be felt kilometers before you reach the site, always making for an exciting entry to the grounds. Every year the festival surpasses the expectations of more than 35,000 techno fans. And this year it’s going to be even bigger and better.
It is pure techno!
Awakenings Festival is the biggest techno fest organized in Holland. The site has 8 different stages which host the biggest names in techno. There are various indoor and outdoor stages set up for a 2-day party that no other production company can match.
While other festivals tend to mix up house, electric and many other popular forms of electronic music in the line-up, Awakening is known for its pure techno music.
Every year the line-up keeps getting better and better. In 2018, more than 100 acts will play over the course of 2 days. Since 1997, Awakenings has been known for bringing top artists from all around the world, and they always host a variety of talent ranging from legends to the upcoming artists.
This year, the festival will be led by the legendary Carl Cox, a British DJ who has been playing since the 1980s and has been the life of numerous elite nightclubs all over the world.
Among the other stars, there will also be Adam Beyer, a Swedish DJ and techno producer who has been around in the industry since the 1990s. He is seen playing in major cities like London and New York and has released many EPs, mixes, singles and 4 albums in his time.
Also performing at the festival will be Sven Vath, the person responsible for the German techno revolution in 1981. In 2015 he was awarded the "Goethplakette," in Frankfurt which is basically an award for bringing in cultural change to the city.
The Russian DJ, singer, and producer Nina Kraviz will also be seen performing in one of the stages. A former dentistry student, Nina released the single "Ghetto Kraviz" in 2008 which became an instant hit and has been played and remixed around the world countless times since.
Carl, Adam, Sven, and Nina are the headliners and will be doing solo acts on both days. Trust me guys, this will be awesome.
Apart from these though, there will be performances from other top artists including Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Len Faki, Amelie Lens, Ida Engberg, ANOTR, and KiNK. These masters will be playing music non-stop for a combined 40 hours over the weekend.
See You in Amsterdam!
The site is just 45 kilometres away from the city where 8 hulking mammoth stages have already been erected. Book your tickets now! Pre-orders are open on the official website. Saturday passes are available for €65, the Sunday passes cost €53 and the hard-core techno fans can go for a two-day pass which would cost €105. It would be pretty difficult to attend the whole eclectic festival from beginning to end. But you can always try your best to cover each of your favorite artists. There are many music events coming this summer, but Awakenings is the only one which truly awakens the techno feel.