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Preview: Dekmantel

Dekmantel / 1st-3rd August / Amsterdam

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The first weekend of August sees the mighty Dekmantel Festival take residence in the Amsterdam Bos once again, a forest just outside the city. Highly regarded as one of the top promoters in Europe, Dekmantel certainly know how to throw a party.

This is immediately evident from the line up they have put together. It speaks for itself: essentially reading like a who’s who of the biggest names in house and techno. Detroit super-collective 3 Chairs are present, expect eclecticism from their monumental b2b2b2b set; there’s the three founding members of Hessle Audio, up there as some of the most consistent and exciting DJs in the world; the finest acts in techno will be found at the Ostgut Ton showcase, straight out of the epicentre of Berlin; and Jackmaster & Oneman are bringing their special four deck ‘Can U Dance’ extravanganza, one of only seven international dates this summer.

That’s merely a fraction of what’s on offer. Jamie XX, DJ Koze, Tale Of Us, Levon Vincent, Nina Kraviz – the list goes on.

Live music is also well represented with the likes of Mount Kimbie, Robert Hood and Nicolas Jaar performing across the weekend. A highly exciting prospect considering the strength of each of their recent releases.

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dekmantelfestival.com/
Priced at only €105 for 3 full days of music, you’ll be hard pushed to find better value anywhere in Europe. There’s also the option to buy single day tickets for €42.
Accommodation information is also available from that link, including onsite camping tickets for the cost of €30.

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