Since the beginning of September I’ve been working full time coordinating 5 Days Off Festival, the fourteenth edition. After being the communications manager for two years, I’ve been asked to be artistic director of the festival. A dream come true. 5 Days Off will be held from 5 till 9 March. I Can’t wait!
5 Days Off first started in 2001 as a spin-off from Belgium’s 10 Days Off festival. 5 Days Off is the first of its kind in Amsterdam, as it developed over the years into a week-long indoor dance festival much like ADE, appealing to an equally diverse audience. This year’s offerings are as varied as ever, from the mellow tones of DARKSIDE’s opening set through to the high-octane charge of Rustie. Showcases come from the Netherlands’ most raucous homegrown talent, with Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe label and drum and bass trio Noisia stepping up to the plate.