In the upcoming hours we’re expecting some rainfall, which will most likely be gone by the end of the afternoon. The UFO I & II, Greenhouse and Main Stage (partly) are covered, plus we’ve created some extra places on site where you can take shelter. Free poncho’s are, at all times, available at the bars and merchandise stand.
Dekmantel live blog
We've started live updates from our own live blog now, follow us if you'd like to stay up-to-date: www.dekmantel.com
Shinichi Atobe Dekmantel Festival 2019
We’re saddened to share the news that Shinichi Atobe will not be able to make it to Dekmantel Festival 2019 due to medical reasons. We were looking forward to his dj-set just as much as you do, but unfortunately Shinichi won’t be performing anytime soon again because of this reason.
Beyond The Bos: adventures on the fringes of the Dekmantel program.
Considering the omnivorous attitude to music that fills out the Dekmantel Festival day-time program, it’s no surprise to see the event stretch out into a week of musical celebrations.
Sound and Vision: Dekmantel Festival's Thursday programme brings together thrilling artists with totally different sound aesthetics.
Thursday’s line-up at Dekmantel Festival features pulsing techno from Detroit producer Gerald Donald aka Arpanet, big booming drones from Seattle’s mighty Sunn O))), electronic explorations from shadowy figure John T Gast and the dark dancefloor mutations of Manchester duo Demdike Stare, among many others.
Interview: CEM joins Dekmantel Is Burning on August 4
Sometimes, the sense of not belonging inspires artists to create a space wherein people feel like they can be themselves no matter what.
New Dekmantel Festival 2019 Merchandise
Here's our new Dekmantel Festival 2019 merchandise! Sharp designs, bold colours, the works. Like previous collections, all items are organic, environmentally friendly and produced in Portugal under fair working conditions. Up for grabs now, but also available on site for those joining us at the festival.
EYE Film Screening: Kuro
The programme at EYE Filmmuseum is one of Dekmantel Festival's best kept secrets, and we have something extra for you: Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko's celebrated film Kuro, screening in full. Free entry but a limited space – get down on Thursday for 7pm if you like some PAN-soundtracked arthouse cinema with your partying.
After a successful trial at Lente Kabinet, we will be introducing an aircup system at Dekmantel Festival 2019 — see all info here. This way, we’ll minimise our single-use plastics, and keep the grass under your feet even cleaner.
Dekmantel Festival Opening Conference
Every year the Conference, hosted by our friends at Resident Advisor, offers food for thought before the madness kicks off. This year is perhaps the best yet - come early on Thursday and learn from all these experts up close!
Dekmantel Festival 2019 App Available!
The Dekmantel Festival 2019 app has arrived! Maps, bonus content, up-to-date news, and detailed info on each and every performer joining us; the works.
Living Legends: How Juan Atkins and Pharaoh Sanders pushed boundaries to create the sounds of the future
While 75% of this year's Dekmantel lineup is comprised of festival newcomers, the Wednesday Concerts are rooted in modern music history, celebrating two pioneers whose work has defined genres and trickled influence down to countless young artists today.
Get to our festival by bike!
Each year thousands of you make the scenic journey from the city to the Amsterdamse Bos by bike – for newcomers and returning ravers alike, this route will hopefully help.
Dekmantel Festival Aan Het IJ timetable
Pleased to release the first two days of the Dekmantel Festival 2019 schedule. Counting down the days until we try in vain to see everyone at once... How about you, who is your favourite to catch?
Dekmantel Festival Live Radio
Once again on Thursday of Dekmantel Festival we welcome close allies Red Light Radio and The Rest is Noise to co-curate a radio programme in the splendid foyer of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. In-depth conversations and out-there performances await.
Thursday of Dekmantel Festival
Thursday of Dekmantel Festival 2019: inspiring ones, spiritual ones, blistering ones, and some one-in-a-million ones too. There is more news, shows and talks to come too – and for the latecomers, a tiny smattering of tickets remain for this day and night assault of greatness!
Pharoah Sanders and Cybotron Live on Dekmantel Festival's Wednesday
Pharoah Sanders and Juan Atkins are two of the most influential musicians to ever walk the earth: those are clear facts. We can't wait for both to enter the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ on Wednesday of Dekmantel Festival 2019, backed up by a Quartet and the rest of CYBOTRON LIVE respectively, bringing us the gift of wisdom through music. A batch of Wednesday Tickets (which assure entree to both concerts) remain to get ahold of.
Boiler Room at Dekmantel Festival
Here we go, it's Dekmantel Festival 2019 x Boiler Room: three days of livestreamed fun with another bunch of acts we wholeheartedly believe in. See you down the front with a novelty hat on, yes?
Made In Mega Cities: China's underground club producers break through
If music has taught us anything in this century, it’s that the world gets smaller as the internet gets faster. But for a fifth of the world’s population, music portals like YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify are only been accessible to those who can crack the so-called “Great Firewall of China” and sidestep the country’s harsh censorship. It’s not impossible, of course – and so, in recent years, a new generation of Chinese DJs, producers and clubbers has begun to break down barriers and make their mark internationally.
Announcement: Dekmantel Festival 2019's Night Program is here!
No Dekmantel Festival is complete without its night program. This year’s Dekmantel At Night offers three night parties on Dekmantel Fetival’s August 2, 3 and 4. Besides longtime favourite nightclub Shelter, recently opened TEMP is new for this year’s edition. Also, we will be teaming up with Amsterdam based initiative Is Burning for our closing event on Sunday.
Adam X: "I'm from Brooklyn, motherfucker"
Adam X might be sat in his Berlin flat, gazing out of the window at the hazel and alder trees that are making him “delirious” with seasonal allergies, but his heart will always be in New York City. It was there he was born in 1971. It was there he grew up "besides the train tracks" and went on to become the police’s most wanted graffiti artist in 1989. But most importantly, it was there that he built New York’s first techno scene with older brother Frankie Bones.
Red Light Radio at Dekmantel Festival
Year on year, the connoisseur's favourite stage – yes, our friends at Red Light Radio will be back at Dekmantel Festival with three days of impeccable, unmissable broadcasts yet again. Roza Terenzi, Olivia, Tutu, Haron, Object Blue, Yu Su, Black Merlin, Marie Davidson and a dubby breakfast show from King Shiloh are just some of what awaits.
Inside The Ride: The Making of Dekmantel Festival 2019
Every year when it comes time to announce the new edition of Dekmantel Festival, we aim to generate a mix of surprise and elation. Each back-to-back ends up dissected. Repeat appearances demand explanation. Why is that post-punk band there; and why the hell is my favourite DJ missing? Our co-founder and music programmer Thomas Martojo explained all of this.
3 & 4 Day Tickets sold out, Single Tickets available February 5
Pre-Register sales for Dekmantel Festival 2019 moved at supersonic speed. All available 3 and 4 Day passes are gone so there will be no general tickets sale.
2019 line-up announced!
Pre-register sale starts Wednesday January 23 at 12:00 CET.