Rather than 5 days of music split between the IJ river and the Amsterdamse Bos, we will be at home: taking stock, looking back on editions gone by, and putting our ambitions and goals toward the future now. As a memento of cherished times past and a token of appreciation for your patience overall this year, we have gathered some of our … favourite recordings and photos from Dekmantel Festivals 2013-19 — and, with help of the artists, released a batch of never-before-heard sets from the vaults to say extra thanks.
In this period of stillness, we appreciate more than ever the hard work of all the sound engineers, lighting technicians, bar staff, visual artists, artist liaisons, stage managers, transport reps, security, musicians and many other crew members. They make an event like ours run fluidly the entire year round, not just on this week in question. While we can offer a snapshot of Dekmantel Festival through this material, we would be remiss to exclude the wider team from the bigger picture. The Amsterdamse Bos falls quiet not just for us and for you, but them too. We will see you all in 2021