Three Chairs, Jeff Mills & Digital Mystikz play Dekmantel this August
Having unquestionably established itself as one of Europe’s top house and techno festivals, Dekmantel returns this August to inject Holland’s capital with an almighty lineup of house, techno and electronica for its fourth edition.
The three-day event is now synonymous with Amsterdam and renowned for its quality curation. By day it occupies the stunning natural landscape of Amsterdam Bos park across five stages. By night, it will virtually take over the city with their live opening concerts (as organisers expand on last year’s event) and the monstrous Melkweg club nights. Adding two new locations, the IJ river will play host to the Eye Film Museum, the awe inspiring Muziekgebouw concert hall and the Bimhuis across its banks.
Dekmantel’s signature eclecticism is once again apparent, boasting diverse bookings across the spectrum. Returning to Bos park will be Ricardo Villalobos, Hunee, Motor City Drum Ensemble (who could forget that set from 2014?) alongside the world’s number one DJ for two years running, Dixon, while Three Chairs‘ constituent parts Theo Parrish, Moodymann and Marcellus Pittman return after their remarkable performance in 2014.
Techno fans need look no further than Objekt, Ben Klock and Surgeon, in addition to a very special live performance from ‘The Wizard’ Jeff Mills. Outside of the house and techno sphere, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and The Orb feature as two of the prominent legacy acts, while Digital Mystikz Mala & Coki will bring the South London flavour.
The Dekmantel crew have nurtured their concept and grown in reputation with good reason, not only for their jaw dropping international line up but also with stand out b2b sessions which have gone down in history (take Robert Hood‘s set with his daughter Lyric last year for example). Add to that clinical organisation, exemplary sound quality and beautifully scenic surroundings and you have a truly unmissable event.
The 3 day passes sold out quicker than ever this year as organisers refuse to expand the crowd, standing by their decision to keep the festival intimate. With a record label and hard-hitting promotional events across Europe in the run-up, this year looks set to be the collective’s most anticipated to date.
Dekmantel takes place between 4-7 August, with single Day and Night passes still available here.