World’s Biggest Techno Festival Set to Draw 100,000 Attendees to Breda

Three days of non-stop techno: that’s the promise coming from the self-proclaimed “Biggest Techno Festival in the World” in the Netherlands.

Set to take place from July 14 to 16 in Breda, The Gathering is a three-day, 24/7 techno festival that expects to attract 100,000 attendees.

Debuting at Breepark, The Gathering will play host to 150 artists across 10 stages (8 during the day, 2 during the night) with a lineup yet to be announced. Interestingly enough, the promoters have instead offered a list of artists that will not be performing at the festival, which you can read below.

Adam Beyer, Agents of Time, Alan Fitzpatrick, Ame, Amelie Lens, andhim, ANNA, ANOTR, Arjun Vagale, Artefakt, Ash Roy, Audion a.k.a Matthew Dear, Awanto 3, B.Traits, Ben Klock, Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann, Ben Sims, Black Coffee, Black Rose, Blawan, Britta Unders, Butch, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Chris Liebing, Claptone, Colin Benders, Daniel Stefanik, Darling, Dasha Rush, Dave Clarke, Dax J, Dense&Pika, De Sluwe vos, Dirty Doering, Dixon, DJ Harvey, DJ Rush, dOp, Dr. Rubinstein, Dubfire, Eagles and Butterflies, Enrico Sangiuliano, Fatima Hajji, Ferro, Floorplan, Format B, Henrik Schwarz, Hot Since 82, Ici Sans Merci, Ilario Alicante, Illesnoise, Jeff Rushin, Jesse Rose, Joey Daniel, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, JP Enfant, Julia Govor, K!NK, Klaudia Gawlas, Kobosil, Kolsch, Layton Giordani, Len Faki, Loco Dice, Luke Hess, Luuk van Dijk, Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Matador, Mathias Kaden, Minimum Syndicat, Monika Kruse, Monoloc, Nastia, Nicole Moudaber, Nikita Zabelin, Nina Kraviz, Noir, Obscure Shape, Oliver Koletzki, Oliver Schories, Olivier Weiter, Overmono, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Paula Temple, Paul Kalkbrenner, Randomer, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Ritzi Lee, Sam Paganini, Seth Troxler, SHDW, Solomun, STAB Virus (live), Sven Väth, Tale of Us, Tessela, The Black Madonna, The Martinez Brothers, Tim Wolff, Truncate, Truss, under_score, Weval, Wighnomy Bros

A collaboration between UK promoters sub:Merged and Dutch team Techno 24/7, The Gathering preaches a message of love through the video which you can see below.

“It’s time to join forces and make a stand against all the wrongs in the world. Let’s create our own movement starting with three days of peace and music. A new era starts here and now! We want YOU to be part of it,” reads a statement.

“14th to 16th of July, we stand together strong and create the world’s largest techno festival to celebrate our beliefs and send a powerful message to the world.”

Tickets are available here.

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Burning Man is Hosting “Where The Sheep Sleep” – A Three-Day Festival in the Netherlands

Picture courtesy of Burning Man

Picture courtesy of Burning Man


Burning Man is making a journey across the pond.

The Nevada-based gathering, which focuses on self-expression, music, art and community, is making a trip across the Atlantic to host “Where The Sheep Sleep.” This new three-day festival will take place in the Netherlands at Veluwe from July 29 through 31, cementing Burning Man’s first endeavor outside of the United States.

In order to attend, festival-goers will need to first  register through the Burning Man NL Facebook group, then apply to obtain their Event Membership. This is a yearly membership and is required in order to gain access to “Where The Sheep Sleep” – when sales go online you will be invited through your registered event member email.

Where the sheep sleep


As announced on their website, “The purpose of “Where the Sheep Sleep” is to dream together and create a reality that we won’t forget.”

Awakenings Festival 2016: Summer With The World’s Greatest Techno

Awakenings-Festival-2014_NRFmagazine1The stoic architectural riverside park of Spaarnwoude outside Amsterdam city center will transform into a whole other realm, inviting twenty-four hours, two days of the world’s greatest techno. Following their initial announcement and aftermovie release, Awakenings Festival will return for the weekend of June 25 and 26, the perfect summer awakening for techno devotees from around the world. Read more