Oranjebloesem takes place on a beach (!) in Amsterdam on 27 April
Now in its fourth year, Amsterdam's Oranjebloesem Festival is an urban festival with a difference: it takes place not in the clubs and streets of the city, nor in a park, but on a beach. Blijburg aan Zee, Amsterdam's "city beach", is the spot in question, and it was chosen as a venue because 27 April, when Oranjebloesem is held, is King's Day - a national holiday in The Netherlands, and a day when the city's streets are busy enough as it is, thanks very much.
Now, the line-up for the 2017 Oranjebloesem Festival has been annnounced, and it's looking pretty damn tasty. Âme will headline the main stage - playing live - with support from Barnt, Konstantin Sibold & Tsepo, Michael Mayer and Some Chemistry. Stage 2 has Bicep, Optimo, Beesmunt Soundsystem and Dekmantel Soundsystem, while Stage 3 has KiNK ft Rachel Row, Ata Kak, Jungle By Night, Lövestad and Reza Athar. Finally, Stage 4 is where you'll find Dominik Eulberg, Extrawelt (live), Gabriel Ananda, Kiasmos and Mattheis.
The organisers are touting Âme and KiNK as the overall headliners but as you can see there's no shortage of other big names on offer, making a trip to the 'Dam in late April look very attractive... if you agree, then tickets are on sale from 9 February.
For more details, see the festival website.