Music Festivals in the Netherlands: Summer 2014

09 May 2014, by
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When the warm weather arrives, the Dutch ditch the bars and clubs and head for the pastures, meadows and lakes for some of the best music festivals in Europe.

From big names in electronic to hip-hop heavyweights and legends of classic rock, the summer festivals in the Netherlands are abundant and top-notch. 

If you're still on the fence about where to go, check out our suggestions and get your ticket before they sell out! 

Please note that ticket prices do not include service or membership charges that may be applicable to purchase price. All ticket prices (in euros) are for one-day passes unless otherwise indicated.

Festivals in the Netherlands | May 2014

Pacha Festival

- Date: May 17
- Where: Amsterdam | Java-eiland
- Tickets: 52,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Roger Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, MK, John Digweed

909 Festival 2014

909

- Date: May 31
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 29 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Nuno Dos Santos

Festivals in the Netherlands | June 2014

Amsterdam Open Air

- Date: June 7-8
- Where: Amsterdam | Gaasperpark
- Tickets: 44,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Agoria, Tensake, DJ Sneak, Maribou State

Freshtival

- Date: June 8
- Where: Enschede | Het Rutbeek
- Tickets: 39,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: W&W, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, R3hab, Dyro

Indian Summer Festival

- Date: June 14-15
- Where: Broek op Langedijk | Geestmerambacht
- Tickets: 49 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Lily Allen, Tom Odell, Birdy, Crystal Fighters

best kept secret festival 2014

Best Kept Secret Festival

- Date: June 21-22
- Where: Hilvarenbeek | Beekse Bergen
- Tickets: 67,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Franz Ferdinand, Pixies, Elbow, Lykke Li, James Blake

nomads festival 2014

Nomads Festival

- Date: June 28
- Where: Amsterdam | Riekerhaven
- Tickets: 28,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Kerri Chandler, Chez Damier, Marshall Jefferson, Robert Owens

Awakenings

- Date: June 28-29
- Where: Amsterdam | Spaarnwoude (Houtrak)
- Tickets: 50 (Day 1) | 45 (Day 2)
- Featured artists: Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Dave Clarke, Sven Väth

Festivals in the Netherlands | July 2014


pitch festival

PITCH

- Date: July 4-5
- Where: Amsterdam | Westergasfabriek
- Tickets: 47,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Massive Attack, Richie Hawtin, Moderat, SBTRKT, Darkside

DanceFloat

- Date: July 5
- Where: Rotterdam | Various + On Water
- Tickets: 50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Chuckie, Mark Knight, Kevin Saunderson

woo-hah festival 2014

WOO HAH! Festival

- Date: July 6
- Where: Tilburg | Spoorzone
- Tickets: 39 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Method Man, Redman, Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown

North Sea Jazz Festival

- Date: July 11-13
- Where: Rotterdam | Ahoy
- Tickets: 82 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Outkast, Nile Rodgers

a day at the park 2014

A Day at the Park

- Date: July 12
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 45 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Paul Kalkbrenner, Matthias Tanzmann, The Magician, Andrea Oliva

Extrema Outdoor

- Date: July 12
- Where: Eindhoven [Best] | Aquabest
- Tickets: 49 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Fedde Le Grand, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Nervo

bospop 2014

Bospop

- Date: July 12-13
- Where: Weert | Weert-Noord
- Tickets: 65 | Purchase
- Featured artists: John Fogerty, Simple Minds, Fun Lovin' Criminals, BLØF, Triggerfinger
 

music festivals netherlands summer 2014

Netherlands Music Festivals 2014

Buiten Westen

- Date: July 19
- Where: Amsterdam | Westerpark
- Tickets: 42,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Joris Delacroix, Worakls, Apparat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Skudge

electronic family 2014

Electronic Family

- Date: July 19
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 45 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Armin van Buuren, Andy Moor, Andrew Rayel, John O'Callaghan

Milkshake

- Date: July 20
- Where: Amsterdam | Westerpark
- Tickets: 42,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Bob Sinclair, Joost van Bellen, many more!

tik tak festival 2014

TikTak Eclectic Music Festival

- Date: July 26
- Where: Amsterdam | Arena Park
- Tickets: 35 (Early) | Purchase
- Featured artists: Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, Carnage

Welcome to the Future

- Date: July 26
- Where: Amsterdam [Oostzaan] | Het Twiske
- Tickets: 46,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Loco Dice, Groove Armada, Chris Liebing

Festivals in the Netherlands | August 2014

Dekmantel Festival

- Date: August 1-3
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 42 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Ben Klock, Marcel Dettman, Jeff Mills, Nicolas Jaar, Jamie XX 

Sky City Festival

- Date: August 2
- Where: Amsterdam | Arena Park
- Tickets: 55 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Avicii, Afrojack, Knife Party, Madeon, Rita Ora

dance valley netherlands

Dance Valley

- Date: August 2
- Where: Amsterdam | Spaarnwoude
- Tickets: 50-60 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Paul Oakenfold, Dirty South, Steve Angello, Chuckie

Loveland

- Date: August 9
- Where: Amsterdam | Sloterpark
- Tickets: 44-49 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Boris Werner, Audiojack

appelsap 2014

Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

- Date: August 9
- Where: Amsterdam | Oosterpark
- Tickets: 29 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Travi$ Scott, Hudson Mohawke, Typhoon and more TBA

Lowlands

- Date: August 15-17
- Where: Biddinghuizen | Wilibi World
- Tickets: 195 (3-day) | Purchase
- Featured artists: Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, James Holden, Imagine Dragons

STRAF_WERK Festival

- Date: August 23
- Where: Amsterdam | Riekerhaven
- Tickets: 29,50 (Early) | Purchase
- Featured artists: Tensnake, Âme, Agoria, Finnebassen

mysteryland 2014

Mysteryland

- Date: August 23
- Where: Hoofddorp | Vormalig Floriadeterrein
- Tickets: 72,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Loco Dice

voltt loves summer

Voltt Loves Summer

- Date: August 30
- Where: Amsterdam | NDSM-Werf
- Tickets: 52,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Gui Boratto, Tiga

Encore Festival

- Date: August 31
- Where: Amsterdam | NDSM-Werf
- Tickets: 35 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Kid Ink, Mack Wilds, Full Crate x Mar, More TBA


 


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