Last Saturday we attended one of our favorite festivals in the Netherlands; Welcome To The Future festival. With an incredible line-up and possibly one of the most attractive festival locations in The Netherlands, the festival offers some high-valued ingredients to their visitors. With international artists like Agoria, George Fitzgerald, Loco Dice and Mathew Jonson, to name a few, the organization once again presented a diverse and interesting line-up.
One of the key-factors of a successful festival is the routing and occupation, and those two elements are arranged to perfection every year. The festival doesn’t feel too crowded, it doesn’t take ages to get you a cold drink and it doesn’t take too much time to switch stages. The setting of the festival is also an element which clearly is invested in as the festival looks and feels like a creative and cheerful playground with lots of decoration and lovely initiatives.
On our way to the festival our enthusiastic moods were turndown to a slightly more fingers-crossed attitude as we were hit by some heavy rainfall, but the weather gods were clearly on our side as the weather was quite sunny the rest of the day. We kicked-off our day with some heavy hitting techno sounds from the fast-rising star from Berlin; Rødhåd. With some dark and moody tunes he instantly created a gloomy, but more than energetic atmosphere in the techno area with some massive energetic peaks.
Later on we moved to the incredible main area where Butch was playing. Maybe it was due to the fact we started our day in the energetic techno area, but Butch his set was definitely not a crowd-pleaser as the majority of the crowd was chitchatting with their friends. Although the sun was shining we decided to move on and ended-up at the Future stage. The atmosphere in the Future stage was way more energetic and Cinnaman was spinning some amazing tracks which created some great smiles on many faces.
After some food and drinks we moved to the Studio 80 area where enfant terrible Ricardo Villalobos was playing. Villalobos is more than an interesting character and it’s just fun to see the man play. Honestly his set was not up to our alley or maybe we didn’t match Ricardo’s state of mind yet.
The rest of the evening we spend our final hours in several stages but we’d like to highlight one brilliant performance. Agoria played a set we won’t forget anytime soon in the Circus area. His amazing tunes combined with the energetic atmosphere resulted in some epic moments. We also really looked forward to the closing set of Loco Dice as he played a massive closing set a couple years ago but we honestly have to say it was a bit of let down.
Overall Welcome To The Future Festival was once again an amazing day. We’re enjoyed ourselves as always and thank the organization, crew and visitors for another great day to remember.
Picture credits: De Fotomeisjes