Amsterdam Open Air presents a dynamic line-up again this year, representing the Amsterdam night life. Like the previous successful editions, the four main stages will be hosted by Apenkooi, Carnivale, Format and GirlsLoveDJs. They will be supported by newcomers Straf_Werk, Diepzinnig and the new stage Open AIR – BY MTV. The smaller stages will be hosted by PLAK, de Nachtspelen, SFFRMKRS, Chasing the Hihat and Baws. Besides the musical, culinary and cultural experience of the festival, a lively night program at the campsite will make its debut.
With names including Aeroplane, Todd Terry and Flight Facilities, disco and electro will set the tone of the Apenkooi stage on Saturday. Amsterdam will be honored to welcome Belgian rave queen Raving George, treating Open Air to merciless electro. Open AIR – BY MTV has booked big names including Tiga, Hercules& Love Affair Soundsystem, Redlight and Marbert Rocel. Format will start the weekend at full throttle with heroes of techno Paco Osuna, Joop Junior and Ici Sans Merci. Format godfather Juan Sanchez will take place behind the decks on both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday Robert Hood and Sandwell District as well as homegrown Egbert, Mirella Kroes and Kevin Arneman will be present. This year, GirlsLoveDJs will have enough DJ’s to sink a ship, including de Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, The Flexican & MC Sef and Yellow Claw.
Carnivale pulls out the theatrics once again and rolls out a list of names that make you applaud spontaneously: ONNO, tINI, Guti, Sneak, Cassy and indestructible tech-house artists Matthias Tanzmann and The Martinez Brothers. The new but certainly not modest hosting partners Diepzinnig and Straf_Werk have put deep-house on the Amsterdam nightlife map during the past year. With names including Benoit & Sergio and Laura Jones, these hosts are not too shy to make their first Amsterdam Open Air stages spectacular.
After the success of hosting partners de Nachtspelen and PLAK during previous editions, they have become an unmissable part of the program. A creative and intimate setting from both parties can be expected once again. Hip Hop fans can indulge at the stages hosted by new partners BAWS and SFFRMKRS. Chasing The Hihat completes the festival.
Besides lavish entertainment for the ears, there will of course be much to see and taste. The large assortment of creativity and culture by Collective Losse Schroeven, the PaardenKracht Photobooth, Gino’s Italopop Disco and many others set the mood for flirtatious endeavors. The Food Line-up dishes up an oasis of artisan caterers. These names are just a selection of the list of creative partners that can be found at the festival.
The Rock ‘n Roll Dream Hotel by Models at Work, where guests can turn their stay at the camp site into a mini vacation, will make their debut this year. The Rock ‘n Roll Dream Hotel consists of various tipis accommodating 2, 3 or 6 guests, with many amenities for maximum comfort. Guests check-in at the Dream reception, are escorted to their tipis by Models at Work piccolos and are treated to breakfast in bed by one of the beautiful Models at Work chambermaids. After breakfast, tipi guests are escorted to the festival. The Rock ‘n Roll Dream Hotel with all of its surprises is hidden away in Tipitown at the Amsterdam Open Air camp site.
Tipis can be reserved by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. After confirmation from Models at Work, the Tipi tickets can be booked for €200.00 per person through the Amsterdam Open Air website. The tipi ticket includes three nights, two breakfasts and a weekend festival ticket.
You can of course pitch your own tent or bring your camper or caravan to the Amsterdam Open Air camp site. Tickets are on sale for €79.50 which includes entrance to the festival. During the nights at the camp site, various forms of entertainment will be on the program, from 21:00 till 04:00 on Friday and from 22:00 till 04:00 on Saturday.
In short: with an exuberant festivity introducing new hosting and creative partners, a night program at the camp site and the new Tipi-camp, Amsterdam Open Air 2013 promises to surpass previous editions.
The ticket sale has started and the early birds have flown. Guests can purchase a weekend ticket for €59.50, a camping ticket for €79.50 and a camping ticket including breakfast for €94.50. The day tickets will be available on Friday March 8th for €39.50. The camp site is open from Friday June 7th 12:00 till Monday June 10th 12:00.