Vroeg Pieken, 12 May
One for those that care about their circadian rhythms: Vroeg Pieken starts and peaks early, so you’ll have the rest of your weekend to get out there again. You decide which hits the DJs play, and by 3am, you’ll be on your way to the land of nod. De Oude Rechtbank is a former courthouse on the famous Stratumseind strip in Eindhoven, where you can dine, drink, and dance in the oldest former prison in the city.
Groovers, 12 May
OOST is a raw and intoxicating club in the heart of Groningen, with loads of hallways, nooks, and areas for you to explore. Groovers invite you to get groovy, funky, and sexy with them on the dancefloor as their DJs play deep house bangers all through the night. So are you ready to move your feet?
This duo has proven itself to bring the juiciest sets to wherever they play time and time again. Dutch child prodigy Mees Salomé has been practicing, producing, and playing his loud and trance-y signature sound since the tender age of 17, and Mitch de Klein brings melody and techno together whenever he touches the decks. TivoliVredenburg is right outside the Utrecht Central train station. All aboard?
Thuishaven 10YRS + Nachtshow, 13 May
The one-of-a-kind Thuishaven festival celebrates its tenth birthday on their heavy industrial sites and invites Cincity, Eelke Kleijn, Lola Palmer, Tom Trago, Wouter S, Benny Rodrigues, and many more to wish them a happy birthday. With a line-up of more than forty acts and a mystery guest, you know you’re in for a treat. Add the special night show to that mix, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be dancing this Saturday.
Hyperpop is where it’s at, tonight at EKKO. Alice Longyu Gao opens this ‘colorful, versatile club night full of glitter and free expression’ with a genre-bending live show. And that’s before the party crescendos into house, hyperpop, and techno. Liberated and intimate at the same time? That’s what we like to hear.
Kraft Und Licht returns to its beloved Hintergarten in Amsterdam – and they’re teaming up with broadcasting station Future Intel to bring you the most underground and mind-bending tunes to dance to. Both communities are open-minded, aware, and free: so spread the good vibes at this outdoor love fest.
Awakenings Spring Festival, 13 & 14 May
Where to start with this line-up? Awakenings brings its A-game once again to its ‘Holy Ground’ of Houtrak, where the two-day festival showcases the hottest names in the game right now. Adriatique, Amelie Lens, Ellen Allien, Joris Voorn, Lobster, and Paula Temple on Saturday: and that’s just the beginning. Anetha, Bart Skils, Cera Khin, JEANS, and Rebekah send you off on Sunday, so bring your earplugs. It’s going to get unreal.
Verknipt Presents 6EJOU, 13 May
After 6EJOU’s energetic Verknipt x ADE set, ravers have been waiting to see this master of hard techno present another all-nighter of the darkest tunes at Verknipt. Industrial doesn’t even cover this French DJ's raw power. If you like hard, don’t sleep on this one.