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Special Edition: Down The Rabbit Hole 2017

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Down The Rabbit Hole Festival Guide 2017 Down The Rabbit Hole festival has a serious taste for adventure and experiment. You’ll see that reflected in its spectacular line-up, spontaneous side programme and mirrored back at you when you peer into its crystal clear lake on day three. Step into a new world and leave all you know at the cascading gate. The rules are different here – those damn fine sunglasses may be worth a beer, losing your friends means making news ones and a festival church can host a musical dinner party. This festival guide holds all the secrets you need to know – it’s packed with maps, interviews, time schedules and anecdotes. Subbacultcha loves putting together this publication to guide you to the unknown sweet spots. Keep this bad boy in your back pocket and let the magic begin. Adventure away! We’ll see you out there, Down The Rabbit Hole & Subbacultcha 03


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Subbacultcha Editor: Roxy Merrell Art direction: Tjade Bouma Copy editor: Brittany McGillivray Project management and Advertising: Loes Verputten (loes@subbacultcha.nl) Cover: Photography by Sanja Marušic Printer: Drukkerij Gewa, Arendonk, Belgium Down The Rabbit Hole Bente Bollmann & Avalon Peters Contributors: Seb Agresti, Merijn Hos, Maija Jussila, Jo Kalinowska, Geoff J. Kim, Callum McLean, Roxy Merrell, Jeroen van Mourik, Derek Robertson, Julia Yudelman, Sanja Marušic, Trent McMinn, Laura-Lynn Petrick, Aaron Wynia Subbacultcha office Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat 3 1056 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands editorial@subbacultcha.nl subbacultcha.nl

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Festival highlights 09 Julia Jacklin 14 Nathan Fake 18 Ho99o9 24 The Space Lady 30 Sjamsoedin 34 — Festival map 38 Music programme 40 Side programme 59 Practical info 71

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Music Programme programmer Bas Jansen Questions by Roxy Merrell. Illustrations by Seb Agresti

What are you most stoked about this year? I’m most stoked about the things our programme makers and crowd always surprise us with. Besides that, I always love our classical program in the morning. Grab a coffee and come join me!

In a maze of outstanding programming, we thought we’d highlight a couple of Down The Rabbit Hole sweet spots. Meet their makers. Tell us what you do in day-to-day life? I work as a booker/promoter for MOJO. I book shows and gigs for several acts and artists, and I programme for other festivals, like Lowlands, Motel Mozaïque and Into The Great Wide Open. What did you make for Down The Rabbit Hole? Programming this year’s edition was a bit of a crazy run due to late cancellations of main acts like Massive Attack and Anderson .Paak. We still ended up with a beautiful line up, which we’re very proud of!

Go-to festival life hack? I always carry two or three external phone batteries with me. Can’t do without them. It’s a great way to meet people too – they’re always grateful for bringing their phones back to life. ‘The future is wireless’, someone once told me. He was wrong.

What makes Down The Rabbit Hole special? There is a surprise or secret to be found in every little corner of the festival. We only have weekend tickets, so everyone’s in it for the whole ride.

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Lucky’s Kerk host extraordinaire Lucky Fonz III Tell us what you do in day-to-day life? I’m a singer songwriter, which has been my job forever! I make money doing gigs. It feels like I’ve been skipping school for 12 years now.

I don’t know what the verb is… for The Beatles moment, when they all chase you. On stage I said ‘I’ll be selling my CDs there’ and people just flooded over me and gave me kisses.

What did you make for Down The Rabbit Hole? I’m doing a vegetarian dinner show and church service in Lucky’s Kerk, with Dominee Gremdaat! He’s a peculiar TV icon of Dutch 1960s counter culture. Next, I needed an icon from my youth, so I came up with DJ Dano, a famous Gabber and hardcore DJ. To top it off, I needes some contemporary icons, so we got Ray Fuego from SMIB, Linde Schöne, and to represent the ethereal, I have the sisters from All The King’s Daughters. Not all the artists will play every day, but each day promises real good food, a real church service and a great show. I invite everyone to come and be purified!

What are you most stoked about seeing this year? I’m curious to see Diamanda La Berge Dramm.

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Lucky’s Kerk dinner shows are daily at 18:00 & 20:00. Lucky’s Kerk surprise acts are on Friday at 22:00; Saturday at 15:00 & 22:00; Sunday at 15:00 & 22:00.

Best festival anecdote? This one time, at this festival in South Africa called Oppikoppi,

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Broadcast Away TeeVee theater maker Anne Maike Mertens Tell us what you do in day-to-day life? I create stories, music theater, and food. I’m part of a theater collective called Nineties Productions.

What makes Down The Rabbit Hole special? The artwork, the size, the little hidden things, the absence of screaming beer logos, the possibility to build a raft, go for a swim, find a little concert in the forest, follow a horse or see amazing acts at het Vurige Veld. It’s made with so much love and creativity!

What did you make for Down The Rabbit Hole? Broadcast Away TeeVee is a live unscripted TV program made by a group of 60 theater makers (I’m only one of them!). Everybody will bring costumes, songs, scenes, and dance moves to this special broadcast hole, but most of the magic will be improvised and happen with the audience. Best festival anecdote? Nineties performed in the theater tent in Lowlands a few years ago. When we asked if we could do a little after party, they said: ‘You can try, but people usually leave right after the show to seek another kick.’ We did it anyway, and we ended up needing to kick an unorganized dance crowd of a thousand people off the stage.

Go-to festival life hack? Always bring a colourful object or piece of clothing, that makes it easy for friends to find you in a crowd.

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Find Broadcast Away TeeVee at het Vurige Veld every day between 19:30 and 02:30.

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Praten Met Apparaten curator Steven van Lummel Tell us what you do in day-to-day life? I turn sand into jelly, I run hard and try to drink less than my grandfather, although he made some amazing light sculptures in the ‘60s. I draw like a child and I’m creative director of PIP in Den Haag. PIP stands for Primus Inter Pares.

Best festival anecdote? I once saw a DJ that played music, and there were gates around the stage and there were people screaming, it was crazy. What makes Down The Rabbit Hole special? We will have to find out. But I guess the importance of nature makes it unique, especially combined with sounds from the future. What are you most stoked about this year? Praten met Apparaten, of course. Go-to festival life hack? Fear nothing, lose your friends, don’t check the time schedule, follow the smell, spend money.

What did you make for Down The Rabbit Hole? I try to think about the future as if it was the past. I will be talking to electronic musical machines together with artists and shy volunteers. My approach is as always: like a scared child alone in a forest without wifi.

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Find Steven at the Future Fuzzy Field for his talkshow Praten met Apparaten on Friday at 15:00 & 16:46; Saturday at 15:00 & 16:46; Sunday 13:30 & 15:15.

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Julia Jacklin Julia Jacklin’s folk-tinged anthems might make you question your place in the world, but they’ll also give you the strength to keep on going. Offering a decidedly Down Under take on a soulful, country-laden sound, Julia’s breakout album Don’t Let the Kids Win cuts straight to the heart. Chatting with the Australian-born singer in the midst of her US tour was like catching up with an old friend, but that’s precisely the 26-year-old songstress’ charm. Read on for stories of peppermint oil burns, crying on airplanes, and her humble advice to the next generation – from one Julia to another. interview by Julia Yudelman photos shot by Aaron Wynia in Toronto, Canada

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‘That embarrassing moment where you’re like, oh god, I actually didn’t know much at all.’ of how much I cry in airports. Are you an airport crier? Yeah definitely, I’m an airport crier and a real airplane crier. I really just look out that window and reassess everything in my life, every time I’m on a plane, which is slightly frustrating because I’m on planes all the time now.

I’d come to this higher conclusion about what’s important in life, and what love actually feels like, and all these things that probably came across as quite patronizing. Then once you crack into your mid-twenties, you have that embarrassing moment where you’re like, oh god, I actually didn’t know much at all. So then it was more about being forgiving to people around me, and the decisions they’ve made in life. I’m processing that now. Everyone has the way they were brought up, and everyone around you isn’t a walking project. A lot of the time you have to love and accept people for who they are.

Do you ever get weird looks from the person next to you? Yeah! I recently watched the film The Pianist, and I was just in an absolute state. I don’t think I’d ever watched anything that horrifically sad. Usually I can turn my head and be a bit more discreet, but I was just heaving. I feel like your album is a bit of a folk bible. What’s the gospel according to Julia? A big part of that record was realizing I wasn’t as switched on as I thought. In my early 20s, I thought

That was totally a gospel. Thanks. Thank you, this was nice!

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Julia Jacklin plays Fuzzy Lop on Friday at 15:45.

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Nathan Fake interview by Callum McLean photos shot by Trent McMinn in Norfolk, England

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From ‘progressive techno’s poster boy’ to ‘the prince of pastoral techno’, Nathan Fake is a producer whose undivided attention over the years nevertheless seems to divide aesthetics. Dancefloor / bedroom, rural / urban, organic / machinic, shoegaze / electronica – Fake’s music transcends each, fluctuating between textural ambience, soaring melodics and turbulent rhythmic progressions. Community. What’s changed, going into the studio now? When you start out, like anyone, it’s just a hobby. That wide-eyed sort of naivety goes and you start getting a bit more…

Since his breakout singles ‘Outhouse’ and ‘The Sky Was Pink’ in 2003 and 2004, Fake has become a figurehead of James Holden’s Border Community label, known as much for the wildly varying tone of his LPs as his blistering live performances. And just when touring and writer’s block seemed to be taking its toll, Fake re-emerged after a five year hiatus with Providence on Ninja Tune. At the apex of this gearchange, we catch Fake in his studio in sleepy Norwich to connect the dots between this rural wunderkind and his supremely diverse output.

...Old and weary? Yeah, it’s a mixture of increased confidence and increased pressure as well. But it’s good to have that feeling of healthy competition – you get a bit more aware of everyone else! It’s not just you that has changed since then. I was reading an old review on Resident Advisor of your first album, Drowning in a Sea of Love – the author was bemoaning the record for being ‘folk

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‘It’s a mixture of increased confidence and increased pressure.’ tronica’ and ‘housebound IDM’. Luckily this kind of approach seems quite outdated now… Yeah, and RA particularly were very club-based before.

Mogwai for sure, as well as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. I’ve always listened to a lot of ‘90s electronica, Warp records and stuff. And that’s never been about keeping it on the dancefloor, adhering to the guidelines of techno. The most interesting sort of music is stuff that straddles those two aesthetics.

Is that ‘club’ vs. ‘bedroom’ music divide something that you’re still conscious of when you set about making music – this idea of music for the feet or for the head? I was much more back then. With that album I was very conscious that these weren’t dancefloor tracks – I don’t only listen to dance music anyway. And when I made the techno stuff I was thinking, ‘Could a DJ play this?’ I don’t really do that any more – what I do now is a lot more impulsive and visceral. There’s a mixture of the dancefloor element and the sitting and listening vibe, which is what my live show reflects. You choose to dance to it or you can just sort of stand and listen.

What do you think they have in common? What struck you? The link between ‘90s electronica and shoegaze is that they had a familiar setting, taken into quite an abstract zone. Shoegaze was just so strangely mixed and the playing wasn’t very good – it was sort of like punk in that way. It was more about the atmosphere and the vocals and drums all buried and the guitars all detuned. Warp stuff – Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada, especially – was also exploring that same aesthetic, really, but it was a bit more raw.

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Like those acts, your music often gets called ‘pastoral’. Do you think this is purely because of your upbringing in the Norfolk countryside, or does it resonate with you as a producer? I remember I had to look ‘pastoral’ up when I kept seeing it used in my reviews! The only thing with growing up somewhere rural is that you’re just less influenced by outside music scenes, less able to participate.

spiritual theme – but in the sense that it was a spiritual process to record, or that you wanted to inspire that feeling in others? It was an intense experience recording it, I don’t want to sound pretentious, but it was spiritual. It had been four or five years since I’d made an album – I’d been really blown away by myself for a while, so it was quite enlightening. I also like not having things spelled out for you, which is exactly why I like electronic music – it can be such a blank palette emotionally. Obviously, the maker of the music has an idea of how it will come across, but you have no idea how that will sound to someone else. I like that idea. With instrumental stuff you can be guided in whichever way you want. The title Providence references that really, because it means guidance. Well, divine guidance. I’m not religious at all, but my interpretation is that it’s guidance from something quite abstract – music, the universe, I don’t know! It sounds a bit pretentious, but fuck it!

You’ve also said you prefer electronics that sound ‘human’? I suppose the challenge with electronic music is making it sound human or organic. But I always felt that you could make the most electronic, analogue things sound really organic, using tape recordings adds this weirdly human wobble, and detuning everything just like Aphex and Boards – using tools to make the equipment not quite intime and a bit out of tune. I’ve always been excited by making machines sound a bit wrong. The new album, Providence, is basically just me taming this quite out-there synthesiser, squashing it into the mix.

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Nathan Fake plays Fuzzy Lop on Friday at 00:45.

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Ho99o9

interview by Roxy Merrell photos shot by in Laura-Lynn Petrick in Toronto, Canada

Ho99o9 (pronounced ‘horror’) is TheOGM (Jean) and Yeti Bones (Eaddy). Together the New Jersey-originated, LA-based duo drop a range of abrasive, high energy tracks that sound like a mutated mix of old-school hardcore punk and ‘90s hardcore rap. Think Bad Brains, GBH, Onyx and Xzibit with a Rob Zombie twist. It’s real, it’s unreal, it’s gore, it’s in your face, it’s uplifting, it’s one wild ride. Get into their cult chaos. Now. 25


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‘It’s all real, blood, guts, cum. Stand front stage for the full experience, it’s a beautiful aroma.’ The story out there is that after hip-hop teen years, underground punk shows seduced you into the dark side. What was it that caught your attention? Yeti Bones: Moshing, blood, sweat, filth, cum, tears, malt liquor, studs, pussy & violence. theOGM: Leather, dirty sneakers, painted nails, wigs, make up, dresses, madness, & it was my escape from my mom.

How does your love for horror make its way into your live shows? Y: It’s the equivalent of what Gwar does on stage, but there are no props, it’s all real, blood, guts, cum. Stand front stage for the full experience, it’s a beautiful aroma. T: What he said. Are you out to shock people? Rattle their fragile minds? Unleash something in them? Y: I’m out for blood, add skulls to the pile, annihilate everything & take no prisoners. Also teach children to be lame when they grow up. T: What shocks people nowadays? A virgin? I don’t wanna shock them, I wanna break them, break them from this vicious cycle, love them & the rest will take care of itself. What is it that fuels you guys? Y: Pussy, Power, Peace, Anarchy, Violence, Love, Lebron James, Gatorade & ‘Big Take Over’ by Bad Brains. T: Weed, Water, Wifi. 26


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Is frustration part of it? Y: No. Lust. T: Yes, I’m frustrated when I order a veggie taco & they only put rice, a bunch of beans & loads of lettuce or cabbage… there are soooo many other veggies you can add. Onions, hot peppers, corn, squash… get creative please, thanx.

with war footage. It will bite your fucking head off. T: What he said. Tell me about the move from New Jersey to LA and the world you live in now. Y: It was horrible, the flights going over were terrible. I hate the beautiful sun, it’s too hot, the girls are way too pretty, it’s disgusting and the food is bad, it’s not for me man. I can honestly say that I hate LA, this world is not good for a young man as myself. T: I Love LA, I loved the flight over, I love the beautiful sun, of course the chicas are poppin’, I love tacos,

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‘Weed, Water, Wifi.’ Mexican food, Asian food & weed. I can honestly say I love LA, this world needs niggas like me.

& we stopped to speak to one of my manager’s friends, who by the way had one of the biggest bellies I’ve ever seen in real life up close. I remember being torn, looking at the women on the poles & also seeing DJ Paul’s Little Arm ... I don’t think I ate that night.

You guys played Gathering of the Juggalos, Insane Clown Posse’s Festival. What’s your best story? Y: Smoking weed with Wacka Flocka. T: I met DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia while we were walking to go find our credentials & I was on the hunt for weed. I remember this booth that had pole dancers & lots of scantily clad women,

Let’s say I’m offering you a million dollar budget for a postapocalyptic horror flick. Talk me through the world of Ho99o9 you’d create.

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Y: Have you seen the video for 2Pac ‘California Love’? If not Google it, YouTube it, use your smartphone and look it up because it would look exactly like that and more. T: I’d probably wanna remake Spawn.

What comes next for you guys? Y: Spaghetti with extra sauce. T: What comes next you won’t see coming & if you see it coming, you’d better duck.

Who are you guys in the movie? What are you up to? Trying to rule or survive? Y: Who am I... I am complicated & I am up to no good. Trying to rule or survive? Neither, I’m trying to fuck! T: I’m good, I’m bad, I believe in God, I’m a sinner, I’m quiet, I’m loud, I’m a lover, I’m a virus, I win, I lose, I’m Ruling By Surviving.

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Ho99o9 play Fuzzy Lop on Sunday at 21:30.

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The Space Lady Catch up with the cosmic messenger Interview by Maija Jussila. Collage by Geoff J. Kim

You have room for three earthlings in your shuttle to outerspace. Who are you taking and what will you show them? I will take my late husband, Eric (the original Space Manager), to whom I owe the re-launch of The Space Lady (and so much else), my spiritual teacher Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and my Tibetan Spaniel, Lhasa, my direct link to the earthly animal kingdom.

site enveloped in a fog so dense we couldn’t even see the car, let alone drive it. So we sat ourselves down on the mountainside waiting for it to lift. Suddenly a bright shaft of sunlight beamed down on us, and we looked up to see a big hole had opened up in the fog directly above us. As we stared up, a huge silver, cigarshaped ship slowly moved across the hole, just over the treetops. We felt sure whoever was inside that ship had scanned us!

What’s the most otherworldly occurrence you’ve experienced? In 1971, after spending the winter in a cave on Mt. Shasta, my late exhusband Joel and I decided to try to seek asylum from the draft for the Vietnam War. We enlisted the help of a young friend, Fred. We loaded up his car with all our worldly possessions, including the winged helmet. We woke up on the morning of our departure to find our camp-

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What secret power(s) does your winged helmet hold within? It has the power to mesmerize people, make them smile, spark their imagination, invite conversation, serve as an identifying trademark, and transform an ordinary earthling like me into a Cosmic Messenger. Also, as I often remark, ‘If it’s blinking that means I’m thinking; that’s how we know.’

down and save us are very sensitive and vulnerable creatures just like us in that sense. So until we get rid of our weapons and our hostile, defensive attitude, they are very unlikely to intervene on our behalf, except maybe on a psychic level like I experienced. So basically we are on our own and will have to start evolving faster than we destroy ourselves and everything else we hold dear on our precious planet.

You are a hero to many, but who do you look up to? I look up to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his long-time disciple, Sister Chan Khong. And I have to mention the contemporary American writer, Charles Eisenstein, whose book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible saved me from deep, dark despair about the future of our planet. If you were to advise earthlings on the matter of cosmic intervention, what piece of wisdom would you share first? I would begin by reminding people that we ourselves are space creatures dwelling in deep space, and that the aliens we hope will swoop

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The Space Lady plays Future Fuzzy Field on Friday at 22:10.

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Sjamsoedin Catch up with local modular synth producer Interview by Jo Kalinowska. Collage by Geoff J. Kim

What’s your festival prep? Enough booze in the car, vitamin pills and packing light.

schooled in astrology. I always see Orion when I look into the sky… I feel like it’s following me.

Will you be dressing up? I’m curating the Fuzzy Field stage on Friday which has a cosmic-cosysci-fi vibe, so I’ll go as a geeky scientist or an astronaut from a 1970s, low production series.

It’s a mellower track than previous stuff, is this your future sound? I don’t want to be a one trick pony. It’s nice to give myself the freedom to do completely new things, and keep myself interested.

Do you watch sci-fi? Not that much. I listen to a lot of soundtracks though which can be really fun and mystical. I liked the Stranger Things one a lot, but I didn’t like Star Trek. I really like Arrival, too! The sound design is really, really cool.

The video is really cool and smokey, can you tell me about it? It’s by Rogier van der Zwaag. I’m so happy with it! It makes the whole song more interesting and there’s a certain stillness between the visuals and the sound. Any advice? Stay hydrated!

Are you into astrology? Your new EP is called Orion. Is that a reference to the constellation? It is a reference, but I’m not

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Sjamsoedin curates Future Fuzzy Field on Friday and plays Future Fuzzy Field on Sunday at 20:45.

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Music programme

Includes festival map, time schedule and side programme


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HOTOT

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16:45

MY BABY

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

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TEDDY WIDDER

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PINK OCULUS

POND

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ALL WE ARE

FUZZY LOP

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JULIA JACKLIN

NICK MULVEY

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PRATEN MET APPARATEN

FUTURE FUZZY FIELD

PRATEN MET APPARATEN

DANCE ALONG TO A VINTAGE-FUT

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VURIGE VELD

KOBRA ENSEMBLE

VUIGE VELD

JO GOES HUNTING

BOOTCAMP

IDYLLISCHE VELDJE

VRIJMOED & GNOE

LOS CONEJOS BRAVOS

LE SALÓN

HOELALA’S

DISCOS HORIZONTES

STIJLDANSEN

WILDE HAREN X DESPERADOS TRAMONTANA HET BOS BOSBIOS

NL HIPHOP YOGA

SPEAKERS CO DE BURCHT

DOWNLOAD DE APP VOOR ALLE


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BEAR’S DEN

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BONOBO (LIVE)

MODERAT

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RAG’N’BONE MAN

TRENTEMØLLER

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TEDDY TAKE OVER

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WEVAL

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NATHAN FAKE

SLAVES

DOLLKRAUT (DJ SET)

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THE SPACE LADY

TURE SOUNDTRACK BY SJAMSOEDIN

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BROADCAST AWAY TEEVEE HORNY HELGA

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CANDY SAYS

DJ BRUTUS & FRIEND TIEN SON & EDGAR RAMIRO

JAMAICAN JUKEBOX VRIJ DANSEN

ONVERWACHT

FIESTA MACUMBA

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that canonical UK label’s own idiosyncratic musical journey. Bonobo’s early mixture of funky, breaks-driven downtempo with eclectic found sounds has since matured, delving deeper into soulful, ruminative electronica — his distinctively fluid grooves continuing to bust both hearts and charts alike.

Bee Gees for the bedroom, the taut, silky grooves and breathy falsettos of Liverpool’s All We Are form delicately melancholic pop. Their recently released second album, produced by left-field producer/singer-songwriter Kwes, adds post-punk and krautrock shades, revealing new angles to this already vibrant international trio.

Cage The Elephant 16:45–17:45 // Hotot The Grammy Award-winning rock band from Kentucky are famed equally for their energetic live shows as their impressive discography. And for a group who coat retro-rock with just enough modern sheen, they’ve proved as adept at sounding fresh and relevant as they have at doling out good time garage fuzz.

Bear’s Den 18:45–19:45 // Hotot There’s a homely quality to this duo’s music that comes from their folk beginnings, but now that they’ve incorporated a widescreen rock sensibil-

Dollkraut (DJ set) 01:45–03:45 // Fuzzy Lop

ity, and expanded to being a six-piece live band, they’ve really started to shine. Life affirming, hands in the air sing-a-longs don’t come much better crafted than this.

This Flying Dutchman soars effortlessly to vintage pop heights that seem to outgrow even the eras from which he borrows. His DJ sets boast an archival mastery of the uncharted territories of weird pop history.

Bonobo (live) 20:45–21:45 // Hotot The jewel in Ninja Tune’s crown, Simon Green’s long career arc reflects

Julia Jacklin 15:45–16:45 // Fuzzy Lop Connecting the dots between Sha-

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Nathan Fake 00:45–01:45 // Fuzzy Lop Far more than simply a DJ or producer, Nathan Fake – his real name by the way – has taken live dance music to new level with his skill and ear for detail. Equally adept at displaying a softer side or leaning towards a more rocktronic, effervescent sound, his fearsome reputation is very much deserved. See interview on page 18.

ron Van Etten, Mac DeMarco and Laura Marling, Sydney’s Julia Jacklin spins together a unique brand of alt-country indebted as much to contemporary indie grunge as classical folk storytelling. Shining beyond the laid back palette is Jacklin’s rich voice, whose vulnerable maturity belies her 25 years. See interview on page 14. Moderat 22:45–00:00 // Hotot Berlin’s long-reigning electronic supergroup, the team-up of navel-gazing Apparat and his prankish party buddies Modeselektor have been fusing shades of wistful electronica with jumped-up bass tomfoolery for nearly a decade. Together, the trio have perfected slick, clever pop with one foot on the dancefloor.

Nick Mulvey 17:40–18:40 // Fuzzy Lop

‘Versatile’ seems inadequate to describe the music of Nick Mulvey. Mercury-shortlisted once for playing the spooky, UFO-like ‘hang’ drum for the

My Baby 14:45–15:45 // Hotot Amsterdam’s very own My Baby return to DTRH with their unique brand of tripped-out blues-funk. As you might expect for a band from the Amstel Delta, this is roots music with a twist — equal parts barn-stomping riffs, trancey dub effects and Cato van Dyck’s supremely soulful tones.

post-jazz Portico Quartet, and then again for mixing Cuban fingerstyle, African rhythms and ‘90s Ibiza anthems on his solo debut — this pensive singer-songwriter eats boundaries for breakfast.

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Pink Oculus 15:55–16:45 // Teddy Widder

Critics’ Choice winner, his modern take on raw soul and blues has been everywhere. Dominating charts and winning over tastemakers, you should catch him while you can; he’s destined for megastardom. Slaves 23:00–00:00 // Fuzzy Lop Think we don’t have enough angry youngsters willing to upset the status quo? Well, this UK duo are here to do just that. Described as proper, old-school punk, their abrasive, primal songs are three minute bursts of frustration and call-to-arms protest, against the world, indifference, and inequality.

Deep, dark, and funky grooves are the name of the game for Dutch native Esperanza Denswil, whose offkilter pop is an inventive mix of rap, soul, and jazz. Blessed with a voice that could raise the dead and a commanding stage presence, live shows are where she really shines. Pond 17:45–18:45 // Teddy Widder Tame Impala’s sister-act, this Australian outfit err is on the wackier side of saccharine psychedelia. Thanks partly to Kevin Parker’s input as record producer, the nostalgic riffs and synths

The Space Lady 22:10–23:00 // Future Fuzzy Field It’s safe to say they don’t make ‘em like Susan Dietrich Schneider, a.k.a.

of Pond soar just as ‘globulous-ly’ as Tame Impala’s, like intergalactic goo — Pond throwing in an infectious, acidcracked sense of humour.

Suzy Sounds, a.k.a. The Space Lady anymore. An old-school counter-culture kid from the 1970s, her woozy, Casio-driven songs and covers have gained belated recognition for their innocent charm and no-fi, DIY simplicity. Far out indeed.

Rag’n’Bone Man 21:45–22:45 // Teddy Widder It’s been quite the year for the hiphop bluesman; second in the BBC Sound Of 2017 poll and Brit Award

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Maltese-Australian Tash Sultana rose from bedroom-jammer to worldwide sensation overnight. Armed with nothing but her guitar, pedal board and a drum machine, Sultana’s living room performance of ‘Jungle’ attracted a million views in five days — her passionate loop-station rockouts building a star, layer by layer.

tracting vocal features from Blonde Redhead and Savages, Trentemøller whittles indie, techno and post-punk into icy, infectious pop. Wand 19:30–20:30 // Fuzzy Lop Two worlds collide in this LA-based psych-rock quartet. Smashing together glam and garage rock, they conjure something familiar yet vibrant, full of stoned melodies, heavy riffs, and mystical lyrics about nature and space; they could be the 1970s house band for a particularly epic Dungeons & Dragons session.

Teddy Takeover 01:00-03:45 // Teddy Widder Mixing the sound of now with some classic DTRH moments, DJ Sunny Sjoerd and Boye will be drawing a whole variety of styles from cult hits to electronic bangers, and from dance floor stormers to indie disco gold.

Weval 21:10–22:10 // Fuzzy Lop Since Amsterdam-based Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte discovered mutual passion for electronic music while working in the film industry, they’ve

Trentemøller 00:00–01:00 // Teddy Widder

honed a unique talent for bright, textured songcraft. Their 2016 self-titled debut LP boasts sparse, breathy vocal hooks, warmsynth washes and delicate rhythms — weightlessly infectious synthetic pop.

Over four LPs, a handful of compilations and endless remixes, this vetran Danish producer has proved his subtly mastery of electronica’s chillier shades. Reworking artists from Moby to Franz Ferdinand, and at-

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DJ SCHUIFDICHT & JERRY LEE ATTAQUE LOS CONEJOS BRAVOS

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2ManyDJs 01:15–02:45 // Teddy Widder The Kings of the Mashup return to the decks, where they have one goal: to ramp up the party vibes and never let the beat stop. If mixing Salt-N-Pepa with The Stooges, or Dolly Parton with Röyksopp sounds like your kind of fun, then you’re in for a treat.

choruses during what’s sure to be one of the more joyous sets. Benjamin Clementine 19:30–20:30 // Teddy Widder

Part poet, part composer, it’s no surprise Clementine has become a cult figure in both the music and art worlds. A genuine artist, his tortured, poignant lyrics and unique piano-playing style has seen him win acclaim and respect the world over, and anointed one of the voices of his generation.

Babylon Circus 14:30–15:30 // Hotot This nine-headed French monster is a festival veteran, and for good reason. Their reputation is fuelled by an explosive mix of reggae, ska, punk, swing, and jazz; feel good party music that demands a spectacle. Bouncing and joshing around with a seemingly boundless energy, Babylon Circus always deliver.

Ceephax Acid Crew 22:30–23:00 // Future Fuzzy Field Vintage drum machines and syn-

Bazart 16:30–17:30 // Hotot Planting their flag firmly in the middle of indie-pop territory, the Belgian five-piece combine the darker introspection of The National with Coldplay’s stadium-sized melodies; no wonder their rise has been meteoric. Expect plenty of hands-inthe-air moments and sing-along

thesizers power Andy Jenkinson’s journeys through acid techno, old school house, and drum and bass, but it’s not just the studio where his love of analogue shines through: live, he’s just as diligent, painstakingly recreating his tracks with banks of retro equipment.

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Confidence Man 23:30–00:30 // Fuzzy Lop This Brisbane four-piece have carved a mysterious, theatrical identity which lets on very little but rocks a lot. ‘Janet Planet’ and ‘Sugar Bones’ front this pop powerhouse, whose scattering of singles already sound like effortless classics, all drawled hooks with choral ‘whoops’ and densely produced grooves. Beck, step aside.

Izzy Bizu 15:50–16:50 // Fuzzy Lop Bags of old-school soul charm and breezy, freewheeling tunes have won the English singer-songwriter many-a-fan. With a summery freshness and jazz edge to her pop-lite songs, listening is like bathing in sunshine. No wonder the likes of Zane Lowe labeled her ‘the next hype’. Moss 19:40–20:40 // Fuzzy Lop ‘Classic indie rock’ might be used as an insult as much as a compliment these days, but not with Dutch four-piece Moss. Strong choruses, rich melodies, and bustling, busy rhythms are the foundations of their solid, catchy songs, proving that their popularity is very well deserved.

Fleet Foxes 22:45–00:00 // Hotot Proof that sometimes, a simple formula can pay dividends. Settling on an unpretentious, bright folk-rock sound before it became ubiquitous, Robin Pecknold & co became one of the biggest bands in the world on the back of earnest and assured songs that wrestle with questions

Mr. Scruff 00:45–03:45 // Fuzzy Lop Turntablist veteran, beatific cartoonist and cartoonish beatmaker, Manchester’s Andy Carthy continues to chop wax and tape as the face of his label Ninja Tune’s decorated old school. Since 1999’s Keep it Unreal, Mr. Scruff remains unmatched for juggling crunchy hip hop breaks,

and doubts that plague us all. FOMO 02:45-03:45 // Teddy Widder FOMO, showcasing some of the best new music, is a brand new club evening at TivoliVredenburg. Featuring DJs Michieltjee, Marco Muhring, Menno de Meester and VJ Dominic van Buul.

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house grooves and quirky British children’s audiobooks.

side loops and samples, his songs are poetic and thoughtful, and have a dark, otherworldly quality. Few have such a knack for digital alchemy, or for making music so utterly transcendent.

NAO 21:40–22:40 // Teddy Widder For someone who grew up in East London, surrounded by grime, there’s a remarkably sunny outlook to Neo Jessica Joshua’s music; ‘wonky funk’ in her own words. Possessed of a giddy joy, her high gloss R&B is euphoric where her peers’ is more introspective, all the better to frame her bright, sultry voice.

Orchestra Baobab 13:30–14:30 // Teddy Widder Veterans of the Afro-Cuban crossover, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab have half a century’s worth of experience mixing mbalax, rhumba, soukous and jazz into sumptuous, colourful stews. Their latest album pays tribute to longtime member Ndiouga Dieng, whose death last year has not stopped this African old school from learning new tricks.

Navarone 14:00–15:00 // Fuzzy Lop Unsurprisingly for a band who originally called themselves The Guns Of Navarone, this Dutch duo have plenty of firepower; colossal riffs, pounding drums, and hellcat vocals are all used to brutal effect to bat-

Sinkane 21:30–22:30 // Fuzzy Lop London-born, Sudanese artist

ter audiences into submission. But when rock sounds this much fun, who cares about collateral damage?

Ahmed Gallab is the very definition of a musical magpie. Over six albums, he’s blended afro-rock, sub-Saharan-pop, electronica, and more into a kaleidoscope blend of funky grooves. Now a fully-fledged band, he has more scope than ever to bring the vibes to festival fields all summer long.

Nicolas Jaar 23:30–01:00 // Teddy Widder He may work in electronic music, but Chilean Nicolas Jaar is very much a modern musical composer. Pulling in analogue elements along-

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SOHN 15:30–16:30 // Teddy Widder Producer Christopher Michael Taylor might have recently moved to California, but his music has lost none of its slow burn, nocturnal feel. Glacial, sensual indie R&B is still his stock in trade, his woozy compositions slinking their way effortlessly into your brain; the dark of the night never seemed so alluring.

through at age 40, but then Dutchman Erik de Jong is no ordinary musician. Relying on old-school craft and simple yet elegant melodies, his charming, lo-fi, quirky compositions have earned him a loyal following and a late-blossoming career that’s now seven albums old. Typhoon 18:30–19:30 // Hotot The Netherlands’ premier MC, Typhoon is both a household name and an energetic force of youthful expression. Earning his stripes since the age of 12, Typhoon’s Dutch flow is a honed weapon aimed as much at self-reflection as society, and an instrument appealing to Dutch and non-Dutch speakers alike.

Soulwax 20:35–21:35 // Hotot

Three albums proper in 18 years might not sound particularly prolific, but few bands have influenced the dancefloor and DJ culture as

Warhaus 17:45–18:45 // Fuzzy Lop If you come to Warhaus expecting the same breezy rock that Maarten Devoldere makes with Balthazar, you’ll be disappointed… but in a good way. This is sexy, mysterious, noir music of the highest order; an ode to love, relationships, and the intensity of life in all its forms.

much as Belgian brothers Stephen and David Dewaele. From genrebending mash ups to pounding techno music, they rule the night with style, wit, and a groove that’s unparalleled. Spinvis 17:30–18:30 // Teddy Widder Not many artists make their break-

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CELLO8CTET AFTERPARTEES DJ-TEAM

LOS CONEJOS BRAVOS

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STIJLDANSEN

WILDE HAREN X DESPERADOS TRAMONTANA

DISCO

NL HIPHOP YOGA

SPEAKERS CORNE

HET BOS BOSBIOS

DE BURCHT * Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet

** Ensemble Caméléon

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The Avalanches 15:20–16:20 // Teddy Widder Australia’s foremost mixologists, The Avalanches earned their spurs long ago with their canonical 2000 debut Since I Left You, whose 3,500 samples chopped everything from obscure R&B to ‘50s TV and Madonna. 2016’s Wildflower brought these beat-twisting statesmen back into view, their vinyl alchemy as intoxicating as ever.

sounds set to rock crowds bigger than the cavernous production underlying her slick flow. Slipping effortlessly between dextrous rhymes and imperious melodies, this Belgian rapper has been in the game since she was 17 and shows no signs of stopping. Daphni (b2b with Hunee) 22:30–03:45 // Fuzzy Lop Along with frequent collaborators Four Tet and Floating Points, Dan Snaith — famed for making oddball pop as Caribou — has long been testing the boundaries of dancefloor eclecticism. As Daphni, Snaith sculpts bass-driven floor-fillers from off-kilter psychedelic synths and African rhythms: the perfect recipe for a supremely colourful selector.

Cabbage 16:00–17:00 // Fuzzy Lop Anyone doubting the existence of good political protest songs in 2017 obviously hasn’t heard Cabbage. Rough and raucous in the way all good indie punk is, their frenetic live shows are already the stuff of legend. Angry young dudes decrying the state of the nation has rarely sounded so good.

De La Soul 19:50–20:50 // Hotot Synonymous with hip hop’s Golden Age, De La Soul’s ‘80s work opened up the genre to the lyrical pontifications and wacked-out sampling that would later define ‘jazz rap’ and alternative hip hop. Since topping charts with Chaka Khan and Gorillaz, the Long Island trio remain chiefs in ponderous party-starting.

Coely 12:30–13:30 // Fuzzy Lop

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Father John Misty 20:50–21:50 // Teddy Widder What to say about Josh Tillman? Indie rock’s enfant terrible – part John Denver, part David Foster Wallace – delights in theatrical cynicism and skewering modern pop culture, all the while serving up a deliciously warm, lush, orchestral pop that recalls the Golden Age of the 1970’s Californian AM optimism.

As they themselves say, it’s ‘real life punching you in the fucking face’. See interview on page 24. Hunee (b2b with Daphni) 22:30–03:45 // Fuzzy Lop

Golden boy of Amsterdam’s Rush Hour records, Hunee has taken that already eclectic imprint into bold new territory. The house and techno served up on Hunee’s productions glitter and bubble with angular, futuristic progressions and classic synth sounds. His selections are known for effortlessly juggling together global obscurities with precision partystarters.

Hamilton Leithauser 14:10–15:10 // Fuzzy Lop One of indie rock’s most distinctive frontmen – and voices – is not resting on his laurels. His band, The Walkmen, may be on indefinite hiatus, but he’s kept busy, producing one of last year’s best albums alongside Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend). Not to be missed if you like songwriting smarts and inventive arrangements.

The Lemon Twigs 17:55–18:55 // Fuzzy Lop Ignore the hair, the nonsensical promo shots, and the fact they look like some East London hipster dream gone wrong. Focus instead of their madcap mix of everything from honky-tonk to surf-pop to doo-wop; somehow, it all just works, xylophone solos and all. Clever guys.

Ho99o9 21:30–22:15 // Fuzzy Lop Freak rap. Industrial hip hop. Aggro punk-rap. Whatever you want to term this New Jersey duo, they’re not for the faint hearted; intense, frenzied, and downright scary, the music is the blood’n’gore spattered stuff of nightmares, but in a gloriously good way.

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Maggie Rogers 13:30–14:30 // Teddy Widder

Abandoning early forays in indie folk was a clever move by Belgian Max Colombie, for the sultry, stylish electro-R&B he now makes suits his lyrics and vocals far better. Space-age soundscapes and dreamy interludes sit side-by-side, a beguiling mix that’s ensured his status as one of the Low Countries’ biggest stars.

A classically trained, lifelong harpist raised on Erykah Badu, forever altered by French electronica and ultimately discovered by Pharrell Williams — meet Maggie Rogers. Her unassuming, synth-tinged pop exudes as much doe-eyed soul as it does precision hooks, gently chiselled into your ears by Maryland’s silkiest voice since… ever?

Rabbit Radio feat. Arnold 2.0 & Brutus 23:00-03:45 // Teddy Widder You’ll know of Arnold from his ‘Noodlanding’ night in Paradiso and ‘Kiss All Hipsters’, while Brutus has been the resident DJ at Ekko’s Deep In The Groove for years as well as 90s Alternative in TivoliVredenburg. Musically, they know no limits, exploring the dark’n’dirty edges of music but never shying away from hands-in-theair bangers.

Milky Chance 14:20–15:20 // Hotot Taking from folk, reggae and indie rock, German trio Milky Chance’s gently pulsating grooves cohere into

Roosevelt 19:40–20:40 // Fuzzy Lop There’s a wonderfully warm texture to German Marius Lauber’s washed out, listless dance music, like Café Del Mar dropped in the middle of California. If the sun is shining, there’ll be no better feeling than lying back and letting the haziness and euphoria wash over you.

neatly produced, velvety electroacoustica, thanks to Clemens Rehbein’s uniquely soft growl. Since 2013’s hit ‘Stolen Dance’, 2017 LP Blossom has retained the creamy fluidity befitting the name of this distinctive dairy outfit. Oscar And The Wolf 21:45–23:00 // Hotot

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Sjamsoedin (Live) 20:45–21:30 // Future Fuzzy Field Experimenting with electronic instruments is one thing, but building your own modular synths is a whole other level of dedication. For Sjamsoedin, it was a natural progression to combine his homemade instruments with classic hardware to perfect his warm, organic grooves and modern take on house techno and electronica.

thralled by, mark them out as very special indeed. Warpaint 19:00–20:00 // Teddy Widder The scorched earth of brooding postrock is where this LA band operate, but their downtempo music also pulls in elements of pop, hip hop, and R&B. Dark and enigmatic, their songs can scan like riddles, a minimalist aesthetic running through their slow jams and cloudy atmospherics.

Spoon 17:10–18:10 // Teddy Widder It’s a special group indeed who continue to thrive nine albums into their career, but here Spoon are; still writing classic-rock paeans, catchy tunes, and clever, memorably choruses. If you’ve never seen them live, rectify this, and delight in the majesty of a band sitting deservedly at the top of the tree.

Xavier Rudd 18:00–19:00 // Hotot

For nearly twenty years, Australian Xavier Rudd has been preaching his ‘we are one’ ethos of humanity and spirituality. A talented multi-instrumentalist, his tribal jams and reggae tunes have touched and inspired millions around the world, solidifying his status as one of Australia’s greatest artists and activists.

Temples 16:10–17:10 // Hotot The classic psychedelic rock and hazy mood of the late sixties and early seventies provides this UK fourpiece with inspiration, but Temples are no cheeky revivalists. A gift for melody and a clever repurposing of the sounds and styles they’re so en-

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Side Programme Down The Rabbit Hole serves adventure in abundance with a spectacular side programme FUTURE FUZZY FIELD

hold pleasures yet to be revealed and revelled in. Read our interview with Steven van Lummel on page 12. Porto-Parties Always had a need to show others your strange, unorthodox or moonstruck vision in the form of a party, which you never carried out because you simply were afraid it seemed all too delusional? You’ve come to the right place. To infinity and beyond, these mini-parties in containers know no thematic boundaries when it comes to music, programme, dress

Over the Groene Heuvels (‘Green Hills’), left of the grand entrance, lies a cryptic field engineered by Radio Noet-Noet DJ and PIP creative director Steven van Lummel. Travel to the future with two-editionsdaily talk show Praten met Apparaten (‘Talking With Machines’) hosted by Steven. With music curated by a different guest musician each day – Sjamsoedin on Friday, Dollkraut on Saturday and Jameszoo on Sunday – you’ll find yourself in a twilight zone where nights pass into mornings, which blend back into the dim hours of the day. Spin along with the retro-futuristic spheres, which

code, decoration… Put together by the party people, for the party people, at max 50 people at a time. Remember, stay weird! Gaze Enter the endlessly surrealistic world of Gaze. The interactive video installation explores the boundaries between audience, perception of time

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and infinity ∞ Step into a room of mirrors and landscapes, and lose sight of reality as your senses drift beyond boundaries.

you. Whether it be in the shape of your new favourite festival-discovery LP at the planetary record store, Plato, or a pair of this year’s highlight, the psychotropic Space Leggings.

TEDDY HILL Le Salón

Het Gat The Teddy Hill is an excellent spot to catch some rays, watch other earthly beings stroll by and catch up on the daily scoop with Het Gat, the festival’s daily one-pager newspaper. Fed hot from the copy machine’s tray to hand, the fast turning sheet may very well include your riddle, crazy photo, poem, drawings and collages. Go on, get creative.

The roaring twenties vibes meet hotblooded tunes at the festival’s lavish cocktail club. Brush up on your dance skills under the guidance of experienced dance teachers and swiftly find yourself doing the cha-cha-cha, slowfox, rumba and jive in the archaic mirror tent, where the floor is yours. As for cocktails, it’s not just the best of

HOTOT HEUVEL Follow the big green grass hill next to the ornate main stage and you’ll find a field which lays the grounds for pure planetary indulgence at your feet. Shop, dance, stretch and listen your heart out. Not to mention the abundance of otherworldly food trucks to grab your grub from.

the liquid kind on offer; rumor has it last year’s fusion of ballroom dancing to off-kilter music is making a return. DTRH Merchandise + Plato Strike gold in Down The Rabbit Hole’s eccentric stand, dedicated to firstrate festival merchandise. Band together with the cosmic void you’ve fallen into and take a piece home with

Rabbit Bazaar Catch a break from the rollicking with a stroll through the Rabbit Bazaar. There lies your ultimate paraphernalia, thanks to the interstellar expertise

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Speakers Corner Everyone has that one great story, heated opinion, random expertise or flamboyant hobby – and now there’s the stage to tell the world. Guided by comedian Eva Crutzen, the festival’s Speakers Corner is an open mic event, daily between 15:00 and 17:00. Free those festival feels and claim your spotlight!

of artists and handicrafts (wo)men. Browse through the finest assortment of vintage clothing, handmade crafts, trinkets and bags. Feeling generous? This spot guarantees original gift ideas. Feeling inspired? Cineville Mobile Flipbook Studio has what you need to make a mini, 5-second feature film in a flip book. The mobile studio will print and bind your book on the spot.

Lucky’s Kerk Tramontana The self-sufficient Tramontana returns for the third time in a row. With its rotating umbrella roof, energy producing solar panels, and phone chargers, the enchanting construct runs on environmentally friendly electricity. With daily programming of Yoga, Taekwondo, and Speakers Corner, Tramontana is also a source for your daily dose of metaphysical energy.

The lovely, beyond-reason-and-convention ‘holy house’ standing next to de Hotot raises the bar of expectation; you’ve got to be on your toes in this one, ‘cause you never know what’ll pop up. What you can preemptively envision is this: enigmatic performances, divine vegetarian food and a foolproof party spirit amongst bewitching guests. Lucky’s Kerk caters two dinner shows every evening, at 18:00 and at 20:00, and this year Lucky Fonz III has been set to minister over the programming, with

Yoga Appreciate your celestial self under the guidance of Sanne van Samana from Amsterdam’s Yoga center. Don’t worry about mats, don’t you worry ‘bout a thing. Daily between 10:00 and 15:00. Tip: Get yourself a pair of DTRH’s exclusive Space Leggings for maximum spirituality and comfort.

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a little help from his friends. Read our interview with Lucky Fonz III on page 10.

It’ll jus’ get ye tossed o’erboard! Het Strand The beach is classically a spot where early birds and late night ravers can meet & enjoy the sunrise. To make the whole thing even more exquisite, Club Classique will perform a classical concert on the beach during sunrise on Saturday morning, from 06:15 to 07:00.

AAN DE WATERKANT Watership Down

HET IDYLLISCH VELDJE No different to last year’s tradition, Watership Down serves as a buildyour-own-raft depot. At the side of raft construction, get down to virtuosity together with the artists of De Oplichters to create giant, magical light sculptures which float on water. When darkness prevails, these spellbinding creatures emerge as a transcendental, luminous parade.

In the middle of this dainty field stands a graceful, freshly planted cherry blossom tree, surrounded by offbeat garden kitchens as well as the firewood, sewing and ceramic ateliers of Los Conejos Bravos’ Andre Amaro, where you’re more than welcome to throw down your helping hands. That or throw yourself into a hula hoop and sway away. Smack in the middle of the artist village lies a music kiosk: solo artists fresh from the conservatorium start the day, handing over

Wilde Haren x Desperados It’s back - the commandeered pirate ship, disturbing the balance by means of apocalyptic beach parties. Grotesque, undisclosed parties, hip hop by Dutch’s finest and let’s not forget about the pontoon floating atop the lake when in need of evasion. Relish in festivity but don’t ask questions.

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Film schedule Bos Bios Friday 21:45-22:30 Fantasy Shorts 22:50-00:55 Spirited Away 01:10-02:45 The Cabin In the Woods

shift to exotic, sunlit tunes in the heat of the daytime, morphing into misty nighttime escapades once DJs of the tree house move the party up for another round. De Burcht A week before actual go time, a passionate group of elves will wander into the enchanted forest (Idyllische Bos) in search of a prime spot to superstruct something special… Guided by imagination of the highest powers, witness the emergence of a magical zone with room to chill, dance, and quench your thirst with elevating potions out of your grails. Led by a legion of 20 artisan elves, don’t be afraid to offer your voluntary aid and get right in the zone.

Saturday 21:45-22:30 Creature Shorts 22:45-00:30 Sleepy Hollow 00:45-02:45 Pan’s Labyrinth Sunday 21:45-22:30 Scary Shorts 22:40-00:30 A Monster Calls 00:45-02:45 Captain Fantastic

age beers in the midst of containers loaded down by rust. The hulking flame from Cornucopia’s blazing oil fountain keeps the fuel going as you’re banging your head any which way to tunes that rock. For those

Bos Bios When the sun goes down and the forest grows dark, De Burcht mutates into a cinema screening spooky and fantasy films. Check out the time schedule in the corner for movies and screening times.

who kick on hardcore health, kick off your day with bootcamp each morning at 12:00. HET VURIGE VELD The festival’s unceasing fire pit burns on, picking up exactly where it left off, in its own sheltered spot. The field features a small stage, for all your classical music needs, plus a little some-

HET VUIGE VELD I wanna rock and roll all night – and party every day! Revel in delicious food, fresh coffee and high volt-

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thing extra. Each morning and afternoon, allow your aural senses to absorb the rupture of classical sounds by the likes of Kobra Ensemble, Sam Fender, Duo Attema Haring, Alma Quartet, EnsembleCaméléon and Cello8ctet. Each afternoon will also feature one chosen concert highlight. Friday classically trained Jo Goes Hunting will perform his evocative indie pop with crunchy drums and a healthy dose of psychedelia. Close your eyes Saturday and let Ireland-native Holly Macve’s country yarns conjure a heart-rending Americana out of time and place. The keys of Dutch musician Joep Beving unfurl as if finally set free, clamouring for open air – you too can get in on this on Sunday morning.

an infinite talk show loaded with unthinkable and impromptu performances, interviews, music, cooking shows. You name it, they do it. The show is displayed on more than 60 television screens, which lay planted at the side of the stage & stands. One eye on screen while the other’s on the stage – multitasking at its finest. Meanwhile the world wide web fills its mission of transmitting the show to the universe. Inspired by Glenn O’Brien’s legendary 1970s TV Party, the show is made by a group of Amsterdam’s art collectives (Urland, Nineties, Club Gewalt, KOBE). Read our interview with one of the curators Anne Maike Mertens on page 11.

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SHUTTLE SERVICE The free shuttle service runs between railway station Wijchen and the festival ground: see downtherabbithole.nl for departure times. On Monday, the last bus departs to railway station Wijchen at 14:00

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MOBILE CHARGING Find charging spots at the KPN area at Hotot Field WiFi Free WiFi by KPN Network: KPN_-free_WiFi (no password)

OPENING TIMES Parking lot: Thursday 12:00 – Monday 16:00 During this interval, you are welcome to arrive at the festival any time Camping: Thursday 16:00 – Monday 16:00 Festival site: Every day: 10:00 – 04:00

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