2017 is the year that techno monolith brand Awakenings is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
Continuing the party, which already started with official celebrations in April and is about to be revisited during Awakenings Festival this month, the Dutch event series will expand further during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2017, 18 thru 22 October 2017. Just like last year, five nights of Awakenings can be expected at the Gashouder on the Westergasfabriek terrain in Amsterdam. What is new, however, are the two day events scheduled for Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21. Awakenings is a fixed value of ADE, with invariably sold-out events and some of the best lineups in the area of techno and all its diversity.
6AM was present during the recent Easter edition of Awakenings, which saw the first introduction of the day program to successful results. Needless to say ADE organizer Monumental Productions has ensured that the lineups for these day parties are fully in line with Awakenings’s known prestige. On Friday October 20, from 16:00-22:00 hrs, Paul Kalkbrenner will return to the Gashouder with an exclusive ADE show called Back to the Future. He will bring remixes and mashups of techno classics he grew up with himself. On Saturday October 21 from 12:00-22:00 hrs Awakenings by Day will take place with Bart Skils & Paul Ritch, Dimitri, DJ Rush, Danny Tanaglia & Nicole Moudaber, Paula Temple and Sam Paganini all slated to perform.
On Wednesday October 18 at 22:00 hrs Figure Night will start, with Len Faki, Jeff Mills & KiNK aka Cyrillic (live), Lady Starlight (live), Regal, Robert Hood (live) and Roman Poncet, among others. Thursday October 19, from 22:00 hrs onwards, has been reserved for Drumcode, the label of Adam Beyer, who will bring along Dense & Pika, Ilario Alicante, Marco Faraone, Monika Kruse, Pig & Dan, and of course will feature label owner Adam himself.
Friday October 20 from 23:00 hrs onwards will be in the hands of Joris Voorn, together with Sven Väth, Kolsch, Nastia and Slam for Joris Voorn & Friends. The host of Saturday October 21, from 23:30hrs onwards, will be Joseph Capriati (3h set), with Shlømo, Dubfire, Wighnomy Bros and a very special guest to be announced, among others.
The last Awakenings night will feature a first. On Sunday October 22, starting at 22:00 hrs, Ben Klock with his Klockworks will present his new concept Photon. He will do so together with Dax J, Etapp Kyle, Marcel Dettmann, Ø [Phase] live and Rødhäd.
Ticket sales for all seven ADE specials start on June 19th via www.awakenings.com