THE SECRETS OF THE DUTCH FESTIVAL SCENE Music, tech & innovation: the story of making money with innovating festivals

New Dutch Wave

credit: New Dutch Wave

INCLUDING SPEAKERS from Amsterdam Dance Event, Innofest, Mojo, Best Kept Secret & Down the Rabbit Hole Festivals. Not many people know that the Dutch are groundbreaking if it comes to festival innovation. Why are the Dutch so successful in music and festival innovations? With almost 1000 festivals a year in a country one tenth of the state of California the incubation of ideas is bigger than ever.

Major festival and event innovations have their roots in the Netherlands. From pay systems, to computer controlled water fountains. From pyro technics to stage designs. DJ’s from the Netherlands are on top of everyone’s list, from Martin Garrex to Tiesto, from Hardwell to Armin van Buuren. concepts. Festivals have become more professional over time, supported by new small startups/companies. The ecosystem is growing and becoming more professional. Can festivals turn into viable and profitable businesses?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Special Event