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Magneet Festival announces line up

The second edition of Magneet Festival presents acts like Reverend & the Makers, Fresku’s Maskerade, Mad Colours and The Secret Love Parade. In the twelve days of the event, Magneet Festival co-creates with partners like Paradiso, Shoeless, various cultural organizations and the acts that have entered through the online platform. Magneet Festival, open in the weekends between Friday, August 24th  and Sunday, Sept. 16th at Oostpunt, is situated on Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam East.

Magneet Festival 2011

Magneet Festival 2011 | Photo by Arthur de Smidt

During the opening night on Friday, August 24th the British bands Reverend & the Maker and Mad Colours are playing. On the different days of the festival’s Fresku Maskerade, Mozes and the Firstborn, Daily Bread and The Secret Love Parade are hitting the stages. At the first festival Sunday, a musical collaboration with organizations such as Klassenfeestje, Backstage, Mat Disco and the bartenders of the Bloemenbar dive behind the turntables. On September 1, the shoes are to be thrown in the corner as Shoeless takes over the site.

Magneet Festival 2011

Magneet Festival 2011 | Photy by Arthur de Schmidt

Crowd Sourcing is paramount. “Magneet Festival facilitates not only the great initiatives that surface through our platform, but also befriended organizations are contributing to the program,” Jesse Limmen says, who, alongside with Isis van der Well is creative director. Saturday, September 8th Magneet Festival dances together with the progressive event organizations Bar27 presents Wonderbar, Chasing the HiHat, Cartel, Subbacultcha, BandjeBandje, Funk Yard and Flexican & Friends. Which DJs and producers are playing in the different areas of Magneet Festival will be announced on Facebook, the newsletter and on

Magneet Festival is co-established with a contribution from the City of Amsterdam

Magneet Festival 2011

Magneet Festival 2011 | Photo by Arthur de Schmidt

Magneet Festival 2012

Dates: Friday, August 24 till Sunday 16 september
Where: Oostpun, IJdijk 10, 1095 KM Amsterdam East
Times: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 15.00 – 00.00
Admission: € 10 per day

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This entry was posted on July 31, 2012 by in Festival, Hotspot, Leisure, Music, Party and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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