First Time Festival: Nassau Festival, KingsDay 2016, Amsterdam

So I went to this new festival in Amsterdam on Kingsday on my own, because I wasn’t sure about it, as it was a first time promoter of a new electronic dance music event. I was also quite reluctant to go to an event at the Olympic stadium (sounds too big and impersonal), but in fact it was not in the stadium but was set up as a bunch of different stages *around* the stadium. It was pretty good, nothing earth shattering musically despite an excellent lineup. However, Carl Craig was awesome, as usual. What was really weird was that NO ONE was there for him. All the other stages were on the other side of the circle, and no one seemed to want to venture back to the first stage to see the Detroit Legend. So even though the event was packed, something like 20 or 30 of us were treated to a private show, which was cool but odd. And it was really, really cold. It might have been warmer at the other stages, which were packed with people. It was in fact sold out. So, interesting but different…we’ll see what they come up with next year.

Nassau festival