After a two-year hiatus, Dekmantel Festival returns this summer.
Spread out across two days along the IJ river and three days at their serene homebase of the Amsterdamse Bos, the festival features artists such as Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 ft. Yasiin Bey, Batu, Juliana Huxtable, LSDXOXO, Gaussian Curve, Erika de Casier and SHERELLE. It comprises Dekmantel Festival’s first new line-up since 2019 with a roster of artists that spans wider than ever.
Wednesday and Thursday are scattered across the banks of Amsterdam’s IJ river; with Wednesday revolving around its revered concerts at Muziekgebouw and Thursday unfurling into a myriad of live performances, talks and radio at Parallel (formerly known as Tolhuistuin), Bimhuis, Eye Filmmuseum and Shelter.
The return to the surroundings of the Amsterdamse Bos, the festival’s centre from Friday to Sunday, sees a broad range of stages: from its unbound Main Stage, the secluded Selectors and Greenhouse stages, to the vehement UFO stages and deep listening over at The Zone.
New for this edition are the Connects stage, revolving around mostly local artists that are invaluable to Amsterdam’s thriving scene, as well as the launch of The Nest: an all-new stage that centers around bass-and-breaks-heavy club sounds from forward- pushing artists.
Pre-registration ticket sales of the Wednesday and Thursday programmes and a tightly limited batch of Amsterdamse Bos tickets start Thursday March 23rd at 11:00 CET, followed by the regular sales of the remaining tickets on Friday March 24th at 11:00 CET.