The big opening party's at your place!

House in your House

Joost van Bellen, De Sluwe Vos, Falco Benz, Riptide, Mike Mago

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After the opening show, the Holland Festival throws the doors wide open for a big party. Everyone’s invited – to your house! Because this year’s opening night party is not in the exclusive surroundings of a theatre, a concert hall or a club, but in your house. In collaboration with 3FM, 3voor12 and Rauw we invite anyone who’s up for making this into an unforgettable night together with their friends. You invite your guests, we take care of the music, featuring a line-up of DJs that are guaranteed to impress. Into the small hours we stream our DJs and our light show straight into your home. That means no tedious conversation, no expensive drinks, no queues waiting for the toilets and no nervous first dance moves. Just get up from your seat and get down to the beat.



11:00 - 11:30 pm - Riptide

11:30 - 00:00 pm - Falco Benz

00:00 - 01:00 am - Mike Mago

01:00 -02:00 am - De Sluwe Vos

02:00 - 03:00 am - Joost van Bellen

03:00 - 04:00 am - Riptide

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De Sluwe Vos (‘the sly fox’) is the alter ego of the Deventer DJ and producer Robert Vosmeijer, that he borrowed from one of the fables of the Greek poet Aesop. Vosmeijer made his claim to fame in 2013 at the age of only 22 with his hit record OG Anthem, that got picked up by Dutch national radio 3FM and the BBC. Since then he released tracks on various international techno labels like 4 Lux and SlapFunk and he is well respected by internationally acclaimed techno DJ’s and musicians such as DJ Sneak, Joy Orbison, Boddika and Bicep. With a very successful showcase at Dutch festival Noorderslag his name got spread even outside of the techno scene. But even though his productions are praised all around, he still feels the most at home with just his Roland TR-909 drum computer and turntables in front of a crowded dance floor. Recently he played at the Dutch Awakenings Festival and the English Together Festival. Early 2015 his new album Kontra was released, that was paired to a special new audio-visual stage show.

Falco Benz is the solo project of keyboard player and producer Eelco Topper. Topper started the project in 2013 after an acclaimed career as keyboard player for funk band Benny Sings, the Kyteman Orchestra and Faberyayo, one of the members of hiphop trio De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. As Falco Benz Topper focuses on his love for analogue synthesizers, soul, disco, drum computers and cocktail parties. The project got kick started when Topper sent a few tracks that he made to Magnetron Music, the label of De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, and label boss Kostijn Egberts liked them so much he ordered some more. Currently, Falco Benz has released three EP’s and scored a Dutch summer hit with the title track of his second EP Hat Tricks. On his most recent EP May Days his sound has evolved more towards house with (guest) vocalists. With his energetic live show he has played on festivals such as Best Kept Secret, Stekker, Valtifest and We Are Electric.

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The Dutch DJ, party and festival organizer and musical director Joost van Bellen (1962) has been one of the cornerstones of Dutch nightlife for over thirty years. He was resident DJ and artistic director from 1991 to 1997 at the famous Amsterdam club RoXY. Afterwards he started up numerous influential club nights, such as Speedfreax and Rauw. From 2002 to 2005 he was night mayor of Amsterdam, as a part of the collective De Nachtwacht. In 2003 and 2006 he made a controversial remix of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Matthäus-Passion. Van Bellen’s taste is flexible and broad and his DJ sets are innovative, cheerful and eclectic. Through all the different things that he has done his innovativeness and his love for subcultures are a constant factor. In 2014 Van Bellen reinvented himself once again, this time as a novelist, with the publication of Pandaogen, a novel about the dark side of fame. Van Bellen was nominated in 2008 for the title of Amsterdam Inhabitant of the Year by Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool and in 2013 for the Amsterdam price of the The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

DJ and label owner Michiel Thomassen a.k.a. Mike Mago founded the Amsterdam record label Bmkltsch Rcrds in 2010. Since 2012 he is also active as producer of his own tracks. His track ‘The Show’ was picked up by several Dutch radio stations and international DJs like The Magician and Josh Wink, and then gained a huge international audience after being rereleased by the renowned dance label Spinnin’ Records. He has made remixes for various major international acts, including Charli XCX, Foxes, DJ Tiësto and Laura Welsh. In the summer of 2014 he scored a hit in the Beatport chart with the track ‘Outlines’, a collaboration with singer Dragonette.

Max Bedeker (1984) aka RipTide combines diverse genres, from electro to rock to pop from the 80s. Thanks to his eclectic dj-sets RipTide was discovered by the New York DJ Tommie Sunshine, after which the legendary Amsterdam DJ Joost van Bellen appointed him as one of the house-DJs for his club nights ‘Rauw’. RipTide made ​​remixes for acts like Aeroplane, Kensington and Bade and made tracks with Tommie Sunshine and DJ Bart B More under the alias Horsepower. RipTide also worked with Joost van Bellen and the duo Baskerville. Currently he is working on his debut album, which he will bring live on stage after its release. 

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