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Amsterdam gets new dance festival for over-24s

Introducing komm schon Alter: deep house and melodic techno for grown-ups

2017 Mar 15     
2 Bit Thugs

The festival takes place on 10 June, though line-up details are still scarce

The Netherlands' already busy dance festival calendar gets a new addition in June with the arrival of komm schon Alter, an all-day event with a minimum admission age of 24.

It's the festival incarnation of an existing club night, specialising in deep house and melodic techno, that has the same name and the same age policy. The organisers say that by restricting entry to a slightly older age group, "a new audience gets triggered and youth complexes are simply not an issue. The atmosphere is positive and easy-going, without any of the complex issues that youngsters usually deal with. There are no enormous queues, no high transaction costs, no expensive tokens and no payment is needed for the use of the lavatories."

We're not entirely sure what charging for the loos has to do with the age of those attending, but hey... if you've had enough of crowds of pissed-up 18-year-olds on the dancefloor this could just the festival you're looking for!

Sadly though we can't tell you much about the line-up right now: the only acts announced so far are Hunter/Game, Monkey Safari, Giorgia Angiuli and komm schon Alter's own resident DJ Malbetrieb. But we can tell you that the festival takes place at the Tuinen van West, a park in the west of Amsterdam which has never hosted a music event of this size before, and that it runs from noon until 11pm.

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Tags: komm schon Alter, Malbetrieb, Hunter/Game, Monkey Safari, Giorgia Angiuli, Amsterdam, festival, over-24s