More than 60 acts have been named for this July’s event in Amsterdam.
A relative newcomer to the festival circuit, Dekmantel has already carved out an impressive rep after only two events. The third edition will once again take place in Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest), from 31st July to 2nd August. A new addition this year will see the event prefaced by an opening concert at the city’s centrally located Muziekgebouw concert hall, with legendary Warp duo Autechre and influential German composer Manuel Gottsching – with his E2-E4 live show, will both play.
The festival itself features an impressive array of Electronic music talent, as well as several artists on the periphery of that bracket. Beat magician Madlib plus Roy Ayers and his long serving Ubiqiuity band are two such acts, with the pair joining marquee names like Jeff Mills, Tale of Us, Dixon, Four Tet, Joy Orbison and Mano Le Tough. Experimental sounds are catered to by the likes of Actress, Shackleton and Squarepusher – whilst there is also an expectedly hearty amount of Techno, thanks to the presence of Robert Hood, Shed, Ricardo Villalobos, Donato Dozzy, Blawan, Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann.
Dekmantel will take place in Amsterdamse Bos from 31st July to 2nd August. You can read out review of last year’s festival here, whilst you can find a full day by day breakdown of the line up here – where you can also buy tickets.
Photo: Rachel Walsh