Discover Benelux, Issue 31, July 2016

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Discover Benelux | Netherlands | Top festivals, exhibitions & events 2016

The crowd will be able to sing along with almost every song performed on the main stage during these two days in July, as all the artists on stage have extensive repertoires of hit songs to their names. But they can also expect something completely new. “For the first time in history, the three popular rappers Ronnie Flex, Lil’ Kleine and Mr. Polska will be performing live together. That is going to be really exciting,” says the enthusiastic festival director. Their performance on Saturday will be followed by shows with rapper/singer Typhoon, rock band Racoon, the funky, multi-talented solo artist Jett Rebel and, to conclude, BLØF, a band that has been producing hit after hit since the 1990s.

Two dance stages for the younger audience Meanwhile, the energetic DJs in the Dance Area and the Complex Stage will keep the party people moving. They will need to give it all they have as each DJ has a set time of just one hour. ParkCity Live has booked various up-and-coming DJs as well as a number of very, very big names in the house scene, like The Partysquad, Jacob van Hage, DSquared and the legendary DJ Darkraver and DJ Outsiders. The latter two, performing together, will be the dance festival’s closing act.

Food trucks and specials beers, wines and cocktails To supply visitors with enough beverages, a beer bar, wine bar and cocktail bar will be installed on the festival terrain. “All very good quality,” says Nieskens. “You will be able to get a really nice bottle of wine at the festival, as well as excellent international craft beers and many different cocktails.” A wide choice of food is also guaranteed, as 12 food trucks have been booked. “Visitors can eat anything from chips to Mexican tortillas and from grilled meat to vegetarian dishes.” A Relax Zone will be created under the trees, where visitors can eat their freshly prepared meal and enjoy an invigorating drink, before heading back into the crowd to sing along with the greats on stage. ‘Make some noise, ParkCity!’ Issue 31 | July 2016 | 89