Magneet Festival 2014Festivals / Amsterdam
August 22-31, Fri. & Sat. 3pm-1am; Sun. 1pm - 1am
The Magneet Festival returns to the Oostpunt in the east of Amsterdam to present a crowd-sourced variety of experimental art and performance pieces over the course of two weekends!
Magneet Festival & crowd-sourced talent
What's the point of being a creative hub if the talent is never showcased?
The organisers behind the Magneet Festival have chosen to rectify this dilemma for the city of Amsterdam. By offering a platform for artists to pitch their ideas online, the public then votes and decides what the festival line-up will consist of.
Obviously operating in the bounds of what is feasible, the ideas selected are then incorporated into the festival, allowing for a large degree of experimentation.
The environment also adds to the experience. A bit remote relative to Amsterdam, the Oostpunt has an "edge of the world" feel that sets it apart from the familiarities of daily life.
A small, but certainly popular event, the Magneet Festival retains a communal feel that has made it an asset to the increasingly commercial Dutch festival scene.
All photos by Arthur de Smidt
Line-up preview 2014
As the selection process involves voting, the full line-up won't be known until much closer to the event dates. However, with these first names already known, it's sure to be another exciting edition!
› Raggende Manne
› Giel Beelen with Stylish Sound System
› Red Light Radio
› Malawi (DJ collective)
› Kalio Gayo
› Cirque Valentin
› Michel de Hey
› Steve Rachmad
› Shinedoe & Wouter de Moor
› Gijs Tettero
› Dood Paard presents BOTOX ANGELS
› KOBE performance duo
› Check the full list of ideas here and vote!
› The festival dates are August 22-24; 29-31.