October is here. Summer is over and Christmas is fast approaching; Glastonbury has sold out (again, already). With all that in mind it’s time we turned our attention to the continent where this Winter, Innovation returns to Amsterdam for one of the biggest Drum ‘n’ Bass weekenders around. Mistajam, Danny Byrd, Mampi Swift and Nicky Blackmarket will all be present and correct spinning ones and twos for you and yours this November, plus The Ragga Twins performing their 1991 album Reggae Owes Me Money live, Kenny Ken, Navigator & Lion Dub, Randall and many more.
The weekend kicks off on Friday November 21st and for the next three nights, the biggest names in Drum ‘n’ Bass take over two of Amsterdam’s biggest superclub venues “covering the full circumference of Drum ‘n’ Bass sounds“. This year’s event will see the famous Innovation soundsystem travel the short distance to Amsterdam along with the latest specification lighting, lasers, video screens and production, plus a few surprises thrown in to create an enviable atmosphere that should only be experienced first hand. It’s the type of weekender that will ensure ravers have that high quality sonic experience that is standard from the organizers at Innovation.
By day the options are endless, from relaxing in one of the famous Coffee shops on offer, to bike rides in Vondel Park, street entertainment in Dam Square and of course the Red Light District, how you get ready for the party nights ahead is all up to you. On the Sunday, between 2 – 4PM, Innovation take over the world famous Bulldog Coffee shop for a live recording of the Innovation Podcast. Come down, grab a drink, a bite to eat & some of Amsterdam’s finest while DJs Ollie, Phantasy & some special guests spin all the freshest D&B beats.
For this installment, the organizers at Innovation have announced that the ever-popular Sand venue has got even BIGGER! It’s been redeveloped with the addition of another arena, great new smoking area, new staging and vip area, plus fantastic new décor throughout – if you haven’t had the chance to get down there before now then this year’s event will be the best time to get yourself involved.
Organizers at Innovation have teamed up with tour operators Outgoing Travel (the guys that bring you Snowbombing Festival) and it’s fair to say this is a partnership designed to bring you the best deals to make sure you travel in comfort and style without breaking the bank. This hugely successful weekender is always a sell out event and time is running out with only 22 days left to book, so make sure you don’t miss out on this Winter bassfest, and book your weekend deals here.
Bassheads and Jungalists alike can bag yourselves two nights B&B accommodation and return coach travel, with all ferry crossings, taxes and tolls already taken care of. In the hands of your very own Outgoing Travel representative, you can get down to what’s important: Nailing down set times, deciding what sites you’ll be seeing and gearing up for a serious weekend of music. If, somehow, you’re still undecided check out what went down at last year’s event below, and go ahead and book your weekend deal for Innovation In The Dam here.