Why you should be at Awakenings 2024!
What: Why Awakenings Festival / Where: Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands / When: 12 – 14 July 2024 / Genre: Techno
The countdown has started: Awakenings Festival is coming! Prepare yourselves for the 26th edition of the biggest outdoor techno festival in the world. You’ll lose your mind!
Our busses start their engines to travel with 35,000 techno lovers to beautiful Hilvarenbeek this July. This nature reserve located near Amsterdam, has been the decor of Awakenings since the first edition of this mega rave with the most impressive stages, best lineups, most bizarre light shows and, of course, the best techno. Why Awakenings Festival should be on your bucket list this summer is explained in this blog! Book your bus tickets to Awakenings Festival now.
There are countless of festivals this summer, but Awakenings is ranked high on our list every year. Awakenings releases impressive lineups each year, including regular guests like Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Joris Voorn and Nina Kraviz you know you are going to have a blast. With 8 different stages and over 100 artists, there is something for everyone. Awakenings always has the perfect balance between techno pioneers and new talents who are dying to let you hear their sound. If you want to go hard on Drumcode or feel spacey on minimal: this weekend has it all. The lineup for Awakenings is every year something to look forward to.
Each year, Awakenings takes place in Hilvarenbeek. This festival area offers enough space for 8 stages. Each stage of Awakenings has much space and is nicely built. If you have had enough of dancing and you would like to take a break, you can sit on the grass next to the water or relax and lay in a hammock.
Back to the beginning
Let’s look back to where it all started. In 1997, the first edition of Awakenings took place in the Gashouder of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. It was almost Easter and Rocco Veenboer, the organiser since day one, was wondering what we celebrate during Easter. He found out that it is all about Jesus rising from the death, also called “awakening”. This meant the birth of Awakenings! Since then, it is a globally known concept within the techno scene, partly thanks to the very well known statement of Rocco: HUUUUWAKENINGS!
It's also about the looks
Besides music, the festival is also known for its spectacular stages and impressive ligthshows. Especially the design of the main stage is always an attraction. Awakenings is also one of the very few techno festivals that end their party with a mega firework show. Another reason why Awakenings Festival is so special! There are many more tips for Awakenings.
Lose Your Mind
Visitors from all over the world gather this weekend in Hilvarenbeek. Many visitors are Dutch but also people from outside the Netherlands are represented and we understand why: the sun almost disappears behind the stage, Adam Beyer, the most booked DJ at Awakenings, is behind the turntables and drops “Your Mind”. You look around and see all those people with the same passion: techno. Believe us: you’ll lose your mind…
Check the full set of this techno master:
Did you know?
- Awakenings always has a huge merry-go-round from where you can see the whole festival area from above
- Awakenings closes the mainstage each year with massive fireworks
- Awakenings as brand for techno parties exists since 1997
- Awakenings has, besides the summer, also festivals during Easter, New Years Eve and ADE
- Awakenings collaborated with Time Warp and organise an event called Connect
Still not convinced? You will be now, because this aftermovie is amazing!
Maximal relaxed traveling
Convinced yet? Travel to Awakenings with Maximal Trips.
The festival starts as soon as the bus hits the road. Maximal is happy to arrange bus trips to Awakenings for you and your friends. Chill out during the bus trip and meet like minded people along the way. Choose one of our many pickup points.
Extras from the Maximal Bus Trip to Awakenings Festival:
- Friends in the same bus guarantee
- Tour guide on board & save traveling with ISO-9001
- Door to door service
Maximal Trips provides the most fun bus trips to national and international festivals since 2012. Book your bus tickets as well as your camping- and festival tickets. All of our touringcars have ISO 9001 or likewise certification. Maximal Trips makes sure you travel safe, relaxed and affordable. Meet our briefed tour guide on board and start the trip. Discover. Book. Hop on!