This year’s Welcome to the Future Festival will take place on July 22nd, 2017. For the eleventh year in a row, Het Twiske’s mesmerising nature reserve––just outside of Amsterdam––will host one of the Dutch summer’s most extraordinary house & techno events. Headliners include Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke and Damian Lazarus.
“This is the future, and everyone’s invited!” Welcome to the Future founder Gert van Veen explains the vision he had for his very first parties in 1991, when house and techno had only just reached the European mainland. A lot has changed since then: electronic music culture has become a worldwide phenomenon, and Welcome to the Future Festival has blossomed into one of Holland’s most popular festivals. But this original vision of inclusiveness and innovation has always stayed at its core.
A festival is nothing without the people, they are part of the artwork. It’s what the Germans call a Gesamtkunstwerk. This comprehensive approach makes Welcome to the Future Festival feel more like a family gathering––of both the artists and their dedicated crowd. Uniting on the dancefloor, they exemplify a movement, that cherishes values like positivity, togetherness and freedom of expression.
Welcome to the Future family members include some of house and techno’s most relevant DJs and live-acts. Household names like Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke, Kölsch, Damian Lazarus, Kerri Chandler and Lil Louis are among those headlining the eight stages. And, as always, the Dutch scene is strongly represented, with names like Tom Trago, Steve Rachmad, ROD, De Sluwe Vos, Joran van Pol and Wouter S.
Both on the house and the techno side, there are new sounds to be discovered. The addition of the eighth stage, Basement, allows further exploration into the deepest realms of techno, with artists like Artefakt, Monoloc and Audion aka. Matthew Dear (live). And two of lo-fi house’s most remarkable names are set to bring the heat at the Garden: Dj Seinfeld and Ross From Friends (live).
Not to mention all the other amazing talent taking to the stage. And sustainability, of course. With its leave no trace philosophy, organic food and free water bars, Welcome to the Future is in the top ten greenest festivals in the world.
This is the future, and everyone is invited. Be sure to join the gathering, July 22nd. Tickets on sale now at http://tickets.welcometothefuture.nl
LINEUP (A-Z BY STAGE)
De Sluwe Vos
Chris Liebing * Dave Clarke * Joran van Pol * Luigi Madonna & Markantonio
Mirella Kroes * Pig&Dan * Rod
Damian Lazarus * dOP * Kerri Chandler * Lil Louis * Noir * Prunk * Wouter S.
Adriatique * Claptone * Dialoque (Live) * Eats Everything * Luuk van Dijk
Matador (Live) * Paco Osuna
Daniel Sanchez * Jackmaster & Cinnaman * Melon * Robin Kampschoer (Live)
Sandrien & Carlos Valdes * Steve Rachmad * Tom Trago
Artefakt (Live) * Audion AKA Matthew Dear (Live) * Dorine Dorado
Invite * Monoloc * Roman Poncet * SHDW & Obscure Shape
Boris Werner * Dj Seinfeld * Fouk * Prunk & Chris Stussy
Ross From Friends (Live) * Wesley Roberts
Albīno (Live) * Anonym * Florinsz Janvier * Kabale und Liebe & Lauhaus
Olaf Stuut (Live) * Will Oirson