Next Summer's Hangover part 5: getting filthy into August

Next Summer’s Hangover part 5: getting filthy into August

May 4, 2012 |  by  |  Event, Music
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Ridz, advertises, produces indie/electronic music, performs throughout the Netherlands but ultimately always ends up at an Amsterdam based ensemble... then he blogs about all these things.

Too many plans for the summer? Let me narrow your options down by suggesting our cities best festivals where you can meet, dance and drink with Amsterdam’s finest crowds. After all, ‘a hangover ain’t worth the pain if the party is lame’. So here’s our advice for where you festival warriors should go to and start getting wild in the first weeks of August. July editions here and here, June here, May here.

Saturday August 4th: Dance Valley 2012 – Ready For The Future @ Spaarnwoude

On Saturday August 4th the so-called ‘mother of all Dutch outdoor dance festivals‘ kicks off its renewed edition, with lots of changes compared to previous years. Although they’ve been struggling with their image, the weather and their visitors during the last two years, we can’t forget they’ve been throwing incredible dance parties since 1995. Probably not your best bet if you like intimate festivals with contemporary deep house phenomena, but if you like going all out to the sounds of everything variating from classic house, electro, latin, hip-hop to hardcore and hardstyle this is your festival. Yes, 10 stages at your service, let’s not do the rain dance this year though.

Saturday August 11th: Gaasper Pleasure 2012 @ Gaasperplas

Now I just mentioned intimate festivals, and Gaasper Pleasure would definitely count as one. The thing that makes this one stand out, is its location. As Next Monday’s Hangover we had the privilege to host our own little festival at this area last year, between the lake and the trees in the nature based south-east part of Amsterdam. This year Gaasper Pleasure invited Tommy Four Seven, Marc Antona, Mark Henning, Einmusik (live), Marco Resmann, Arapu and Boris Werner amongst others to shine. Another great thing about this festival are its fair prices, starting from €15 for early birds to €20 for a regular ticket.

Saturday August 11th: Loveland Festival @ Sloterpark

Another big one in August is Loveland with what has to be one of the most impressive line-ups of this year. If you hadn’t heard, personal favourites like Gui Boratto (live), Maya Jane Coles, Solomun and Maceo Plex will all play at this one. Never actually bought a ticket for any Loveland party myself, just cause I never identified myself with what they stand for. This year I could see myself having a sponsored Smirnoff vodka and putting a love sign together with my hands though. Who’s in?

Sunday August 12th: Lazy Sundays Festival @ TBA

Finally, to complete the first half of August, Lazy Sundays will be throwing their first official outdoor festival. Yep, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, their location is going to be promising, that’s all I can tell you. No line-up or hosting parties announced yet, but I know these guys are preparing some sweet things for this one.

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