Welcome to the Future Festival, the annual festival taking place in the green hills of 't Twiske just above Amsterdam, has just announced it's line up for 2014.
With all Early Bird tickets selling out in only minutes, it's finally time to reveal who will be taking place behind the decks on July 26th. Spread out over 7 different stages, over 47 of the world's leading acts and artists will be celebrating the broad spectrum of underground electronic music with us, with among others AGORIA, BETTER LOST THAN STUPID (MARTIN BUTTRICHT, MATTHIAS TANZMANN, DAVIDE SQUILLACE), CHRIS LIEBING, GEORGE FITZGERALD, GROOVE ARMADA,KÖLSCH, LOCO DICE, MATHEW JONSON, MATHIAS KADEN, PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS, RICARDO VILLALOBOS, RØDHÅD and SCUBA (in alphabetical order).
With a Mainstage line up consisting of a mix of long time crowd favourites, there's surely something to enjoy for every enthusiast out there. Be it for One of LOCO DICE's spectacular sets, the intricate collaboration BETTER LOST THAN STUPID consisting of MARTIN BUTTRICH, MATTHIAS TANZMANN & DAVIDE SQUILLACE, seeing long time veteran BUTCH show his experience, coming early to see the MAN WITH NO SHADOW and M_nus talent JORAN VAN POL, or the spectacular wildcard of this stage: the legendary GROOVE ARMADA.
Techno connaisseurs are served well, with CLR head honcho CHRIS LIEBING, LUKE SLATER'sPLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS, ROD, FUNCTION, upcoming talent from Berlin RØDHÅD, MAKAM and JEAN PIERRE ENFANT opening op the stage, warming up the stacks of Funktion One for 12 hours of bOne shaking techno of all kinds.
Hosting their own stage again this year is revered Amsterdam nightclub Studio 80. RICARDO VILLALOBOS will once again be closing the day after his much spoken of set at last year's Welcome to the Future Festival. It's not going to be easy for the Chilean-German visionary, as he's on after MATHIAS KADEN, who's known for swiping dance floors off their feet all around the world. Fans of the deeper, melodic side of techno will get their fix during MATHEW JONSONS live set, who's on after SONJA MOOneAR. Dutch support will come from WILLIAM KOUAM DJOKO, SERGE and long time Welcome to the Future resident DORINE DORADO.
On July 26th, the Future stage will be the domain of forward thinking house animals. SCUBA and GEORGE FITZGERALD are both known for their eclectic styles filled with warm house sounds, looped 2 step grooves and rolling basslines. TOM TRAGO, CINNAMAN, JOB JOBSE, and FRITS WENTINK already operate on the top of the scene in Amsterdam and will be teaming up in the Future, with a live set from TOM DEMAC to top it all off.
Off to the Circus! There's bound to be mayhem in this tent, as KÖLSCH won't leave anything in One piece before he's dOne, although we're sure AGORIA will have dOne enough business at that point of the evening. The KEINEMUSIK boys will be on during the afternoon with OLIVIER WEITER,PRUNK and SEKOIA founder FLORINSZ JANVIER opening up the day.
Welcome to the Future's intimate stages always end up being the most fun of the day for lots of people. Not really a surprise looking at the line ups, which are just as interesting as they are intriguing. At the garden it's SANDRIEN, TOMMY FOUR SEVEN, ALDEN TYRELL (live), DE SLUWE VOS and ONNO waving the scepter. In the Forest it's an all star, all Dutch line up consisting of BRAM FIDDER, ELIAS MAZIAN, KID SUBLIME, TIM HOEBEN, TSEPO, MALIN GENIE and TIJN BENEDEK.
The full line up of Welcome to the Future Festival 2014 is here. Let the counting down begin.
GROOVE ARMADA (DJ Set)
BETTER LOST THAN STUPID (MARTIN BUTTRICH, DAVIDE SQUILLACE, MATTHIAS TANZMANN)
MAN WITH NO SHADOW
JORAN VAN POL
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS (live)
JEAN PIERRE ENFANT
MATHEW JONSON (live)
WILLIAM KOUAM DJOKO (live)
TOM TRAGO (live)
TOM DEMAC (live)
TOMMY FOUR SEVEN
ALDEN TYRELL (live)
DE SLUWE VOS
WOUTER DE MOOR