In 2017 Awakenings will celebrate its 20th anniversary. On Saturday April 15 between 11 AM and 10 PM, as part of the upcoming indoor edition from April 13 thru 16, for the first time a day program will be organized at the Gashouder on the Westergasfabriek terrain. Moreover, Monumental Productions together with publisher Mary Go Wild will publish an anniversary book for this occasion.
Awakenings is the largest and best-known techno festival in the world. In April the threshold of 200 organized parties will be broken, representing over 2000 hours of partying. Moreover, a total number of 1.5 million visitors will have been welcomed.
On Saturday April 15 distinguished techno DJs will perform at the very first indoor day program ever. Joris Voorn, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills and Chris Liebing will take place behind the turntables. The day program doesn’t stand alone but is part of the Awakenings 20 Year Anniversary that will take place from Thursday April 13 thru Sunday April 16.
During the anniversary edition the book AWAKENINGS: 20 Years of Techno will see the light. It will be a so-called coffee table book containing the story of Awakenings from its early inception to the state of affairs now, illustrated by some fifty interviews with the greatest DJs in the world. Publisher Mary Go Wild (which earlier also published a book by the same name about 25 years of dance in the Netherlands and in 2016 launched a book about DJ Dano) has so far found among others Maceo Plex, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer, Secret Cinema, Pan Pot, Len Faki, Ben Klock and Alan Fitzpatrick available for the interviews. The book will number over 500 pages, be 5 cm thick and weigh about 3 kilos.
The Lineup for the Nights
On Thursday April 13 between 10 PM and 8:30 AM the turntables will be reserved for Dimitri & Remy, Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson, Sven Vath, Pan Pot and Nina Kraviz. Friday April 14 will feature Skils & 2000andone, Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati, Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann.
On Saturday April 15 the night program will start at 11:30 PM. The day program will be from 11 AM to 10 PM. In the evening Billy Nasty, DJ Rush, Dave Clarke, Chris Liebing and Jeff Mills will come to the Gashouder. The final night on Sunday April 16 between 10 PM and 9 AM will feature Lauhaus, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn & Kolsch and Len Faki.