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AmsterdAmazing! Subba-Cultcha Prepares for Dockyard Festival @ ADE



If your heart beats faster when I say Techno, Trance, House, Electronic and international DJs then read on! Over 5 days in October, 300,000 dance music lovers descend upon Amsterdam ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) for the world’s biggest club festival and you should too.



Here’s why. With 2000+ DJs performing, covering 80 venues, this is clubbing Mecca reloaded. The extensive line-up from mainstream EDM superstar Guetta to underground darling Maya Jane Coles transcends genre, celebrating the very best in electronic music to have you dancing till dawn and beyond.


Getting there’s so easy too so don’t let that deter you! A flight to Amsterdam takes just over an hour and if you’re feeling the squeeze, there are cheap overnight ferries for those hardcore enough to eat, sleep, rave, repeat.


Amidst all of this euphoria, here at Subba-Cultcha we’re particularly psyched about the latest addition to the ADE’s mega program – the Dockyard Festival, 18th October. Making use of Amsterdam’s distinctive cityscape, this festival within a festival is set amidst an eerie abandoned shipyard with derelict boats and trams - once darkness falls this promises to be AmsterdAmazing.


We’re equally excited because the Mystic Garden Arena will be hosted by Deeperfect (founded by Italian techno legend Stefano Noferini) and Barcelona-born FACT, a blissful union if ever there was one. Also, I’ve found that anything FACT says has a certain weight to it. This is one of theirs…


“Music is the sole reason for us being here and our main goal is to build memorable musical experiences. Like music, we are universal, global and international, and we are always moving, always dancing.” – FACT.


If FACT’s profound words haven’t managed to sway you, then there’s still the interstellar line-up promising the rave of a lifetime to infinity and beyond – particularly if you’re a tech-head. Artists including Anja Schneider, Butch, Hobo, Luna City Express, Matt Sassari, Rick Maia, Rodriguez Jr. – Live, Stefano Noferini and Wankelmut promise to make this a dance marathon of epic proportions.


I’ll be starting my pre- dance marathon training now with Wankelmut’s exclusive Dockyards mix!


Dockyard Festival will kick off at 11am on Saturday 18th October and run through ‘til 11pm. Tickets for the all-dayer are available for €24,50 from Ticketscript or for more info
click here. Written by Kate Smoker

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