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22fest Festival 2017

20 MAY 2017

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22fest 2017

How can a new festival make its mark in Amsterdam, a city that hosts more than 130 festivals every year? 22fest seems to have found the magical recipe. The first edition of the Netherlands’ most innovative festival was the talk of the town two years ago. Now it’s back and clearly determined to stay. 22fest is an initiative of the 22tracks collective, who for the past several years have revolutionised the way of consuming music on the Internet. The name of their game? Quality over quantity.

22fest aims to become a similar, live platform of discovery, a musical springboard for artists hand-picked for future greatness. It goes without saying that the programme is eclectic. Deep house, funk, electro-hop, urban jazz – 22Fest is a veritable musical melting pot. An unmissable opportunity to boast you saw tomorrow’s headliners when nobody still knew who they were.

Every month, well-known DJs and musical experts from London to Paris, Brussels to Amsterdam, create 22 playlists drawing on 22 different musical genres and containing 22 new must-listen tracks to illuminate fastidious musos.

Opening times & dates

Saturday 20th May: 03 PM - 11 PM

Festival Lineup
  • Amsterdam Sound System, Baba Stiltz, Carista x Hellie Berry, Chamireaux MC, Kojey radical, Luc Mast x Oceanic, Max Abysmal, Philou Larzolo, Rachel Green, Saux, Strange Boutique, Suzanne Kraft, tours, Venz, Waxfriend, Yung Felix
Venue Info


Thuishaven is a travelling circus. In the first few years the circus was travelling through Amsterdam but now it has found a definite place for the few coming years at the Contactweg in the western part op Amsterdam. The circus exists out of multiple heated circus tents. These tents are fully equipped with proper sound installations, lockers, bars, stages etc.

How to get there

  • By train: there is a train running at least every 15 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station for 4,20€ (3,50£). From there, tramways, buses, ferries and metro lines will take you to many different areas of the city. Please check this awesome journey planner to find the easiest way to reach your destination.
  • By bus: depending on where you need to go in the city centre, you can also take the bus. Bus 197 (Amsterdam Airport Express) will take you to Leidseplein via Museumplein and Rijksmuseum in about 35 minutes, for no more than 4,75€ (3,75£). Bus depart every 10 minutes from bus platform B9. For more information about this service, please check
  • By taxi: there usually are many taxis lined up outside the airport terminals, which will take you to downtown Amsterdam in about 25 minutes. You can expect to pay around 40-45€ (30-35£). Taxi services such as Uber and Tinker are also quite popular in the Netherlands.
  • Booking a package with us? Along with your travel documents, you will receive tailor made directions. In them, we will tell you how to travel from airport to your accommodation and to the venue.

City Info


Home to more than 300 festivals and a countless number of music events which span all tastes and genres, Amsterdam has found its way to the top of the list as a world-class party destination. With a population of just under a million, it may come as a surprise that such a small city has so much to offer. Nonetheless, Amsterdam has undoubtedly imposed itself as one of the hottest european capitals of electronic music, alongside Berlin and London, mainly thanks to its late legendary club Trouw, but also for its hosting of the internationally renowned ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) which welcomes every year an endless stream of the biggest DJs in the world, spanning the entire spectrum of electronic sub-genres. But don’t get us wrong, the capital of the Netherlands is not only about clubbing and holds many surprises. That’s right, ladies and gents, whether you are an insomniac EDM fanatic longing to trip the night away to hypnotic and cutting-edge beats, a leather-clad guitar-loving buff craving to headbang to the most edgy indie-rock riffs, or a nostalgic hippie-chic fellow in search of a one-in-a-lifetime musical journey, you can rest assured that Amsterdam has what it takes to suit even the most unconventional booty shakers!

Festival services & information

  • Minimum age: you must be at least 18 years old to attend the event
  • On-site payments and ATMs: on site you will be able to pay your food and drink tokens by cash or card. Bear in mind that there won’t be any ATMs on the festival grounds.
  • Lockers: there will be lockers located at the entrance of the festival, next to the cigarettes stand.
  • Food and drinks: please be aware that it is not allowed to bring your own food and drinks on the festival grounds. There will be plenty of it on site. 
  • Films and photos: you are welcome to take photos and film using your phone, camera or GoPro. Please do not bring your selfie stick.