5 Days Off 2014

Festivals / Amsterdam
March 05-09 2014, Various times

Various venues in Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 531 8181
€: Various prices

Electronic music festival 5 Days Off has grown from a fairly small event to an annual highlight on the Amsterdam cultural calendar.

5 Days Off: A Legacy

Established in 2001 as the first multi-day indoor dance event, Amsterdam's 5 Days Off has become a city-wide festival taking place at the established institutions of Melkweg, Paradiso and De Balie.

Atypical of the dance scene, 5 Days Off maintains a focus on offering a varied mix of electronic styles, types of parties and the degree of celebrity in its line-up. Instead of offering big names for big prices, the organisers consistently deliver a quality line-up of both well-known and undiscovered talents. 

Having hosted an array of diverse acts including Daft Punk, The Gaslamp Killer, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, James Holden and Jeff Mills, each year is guaranteed to be fresh.

In addition to music, the festival has increasingly branched out to include a day programme involving film, photography, media art, graphic design and fashion. 

2014 Highlights

Darkside. The laid-back riffs of guitarist Dave Harrington combine with the warmly dark sounds of Nicolas Jaar to produce buzz-worthy minimalist music.

Exhibition opening "Freaks Come Out At Night." Milan Boonstra presents her anthropology-inspired photographic series on the more flamboyant characters of night life. 

Electric Deluxe. Speedy J, Marcel Fengler, Truss and friends give techno-lovers what they're looking for.

Subbacultcha! Night. The multi-disciplinary music and cultural platform delivers a diverse night at De Balie ranging from classic electronic and pop cuts to R&B and avant-disco.

Nils Frahm. This Berlin composer has earned a reputation for mixing classical and electronic music...live.


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