Daisy Festival 2023, June 10
Daisy Festival swaps its downtown terrain for a green location this year and moves to Tilburg’s Leijpark. You’ll hear hip-hop, R&B, afro house, amapiano, and techno from artists like Bizzey (live), Benny Rodrigues, De Sluwe Vos, Poke, William Djoko, and Joëlla Jackson. The ‘sunny south’ is about to get a whole lot hotter with this line-up.
Verknipt Festival 2023 - Saturday, June 10
Lasers, visuals, outdoor stages: get ready for the glorious mayhem of Verknipt. No need to choose between raving indoors or outside because the festival’s site Strijkviertel offers both. Hard selectors like Sara Landry, Lorenzo Raganzini b2b Paolo Ferrara, Stan Christ, Luca Agnelli, and WNDRLST hit the decks on Verknipt’s Saturday, which is already sold out. Not ready to go home at 11 PM? Just come back for the festival’s Sunday!
Festifest 2023, June 10
Festifest often gets described as a mini-holiday, so take the ferry to the north of Amsterdam to hear the boiling b2b’s between Kléo & Mendel, Elias Mazian & Nedda Sou, Bradley Zero b2b & Gabrielle Kwarteng, and many more to escape the buzzing city. Some Chemistry, Dam Swindle, and Budino, alongside other top selectors, play Noorderlicht Café on the riverside of the IJ at the ‘smallest festival of Amsterdam’, where the vibes are nothing but gigantic.
Brabants Verbond, June 10
Another example of Brabant’s exuberant lifestyle –: Brabants Verbond strikes down at the lakeside in the center of Eindhoven on Saturday. The Partysquad and K-Liber take you back to the heyday of bubbling hits while VE/RA, Molly, and Ferreck Dawn crank up the BPMs for some hard dancing.
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Boothstock Festival, June 10
Lost in a forest: Boothstock Festival turns Rotterdam’s Kralingse Bos into a massive outdoor rave this weekend. Where the woods meets the beach, you’ll see all generations of DJs from the harbor city play, like Philou Louzolo b2b Cincity and Michel de Hey.
The UK bass area gets popping with a special b3b (!) by Chloe Robinson, Addison Groove, and DJ ADHD, alongside many others. Speedy J, DJ Pierre, and Lady Bee turn up too at the other stages, so dive into the program and the lake while you’re at it.
Drift Festival, June 10
Drift collaborates with iconic record store Rush Hour and Open Source Radio for stage hostings, and with a line-up like this, there’s no reason not to head over to Nijmegen’s most industrial festival terrain. DJ Stingray 313, Identified Patient, Latoya b2b Passion Deez, Or:la b2b Pariah, and Sassy J? We love to see it. Drift also pays serious attention to its art installations - reason #31732 why we’re obsessed.
Carista - All night long, June 10
Carista used to program Radio Radio, and now returns to the recently renovated night club to keep things going all night. Don’t worry - the notoriously high-quality sound system luckily hasn’t changed – the dancefloor just got bigger and better! The DJ, producer, and label head has been touring Europe with her all-nighters, and ends in her home country this weekend, so get ready for her signature sophisticated and snappy sound.
Job Jobse at the Beach, June 11
Head over to the Dutch coast to join Job Jobse’s yearly trance trip at the beachside. This event gets sold-out immediately every year. We totally get why: with the sun slowly setting behind the dancers and Job Jobse churning out one banger after another, this is one you don’t want to miss.