5 Days Off 2014Festivals / Amsterdam
March 05-09, Various times
5 Days Off: A Legacy
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.
› 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.