Sunday is normally not the most exciting day of the week: a day to rest, relax and recuperate. But last Sunday was the last day of #AMF2016, which meant there was no time to zone out. Some of the first people to enter the Amsterdam ArenA told us about their AMF experience.
Firstly, AMF is about music; and second, it's about connecting with others. But we’re not stupid. We know the chances are that you had a couple drinks. Or, maybe, a couple more than a couple. Aaaand you might be regretting it ever so slightly today. Over the year, we did a little taste-testing to see what works to cure that awful-morning-feeling and we're sharing our valuable insight with you today.
Armin van Buuren is a longtime regular at ADE and AMF as well as in the DJ Mag Top 100. But being a regular doesn't mean that he's starting to take it slow. On the contrary: his Embrace Tour is taking him all around the globe, and he has 'Something Big To Announce' on November 10th.
While the crowd is going wild during AMF, ALDA Events and ID&T are working behind the scenes to make sure that your experience is smooth and that the party keeps going. But what does AMF mean to them, you're asking? You can find the answers below!
Oh my… Saturday was an immense day, with 25 DJs on stage in 3 of the biggest dance venues in Amsterdam. And there's no stopping us! Today, the doors to the ArenA open again for the second day of T-Mobile Presents AMF ArenA Sunday. Once the ArenA closes, it’s time for the final of our 8 shows these 5 days; the AMF Official Closing: AMF & Friends.
'Day of Duos' would be the most appropriate nickname for the T-Mobile Presents: AMF ArenA Saturday. With The Chainsmokers, Showtek, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Axwell & Ingrosso and W&W on the line-up, double trouble was the motto.
Every proper DJ show has fireworks and lasers nowadays. Some have a lot of lasers and fireworks, and some have a little less of it. But tonight during the Axwell Λ Ingrosso set, the crowd was blown away.
What if… the artists of today didn’t come to perform on stage, but instead came to play against the local football team of Ajax? The Amsterdam ArenA is normally home to the Netherlands’ biggest football club. We took a look at today’s artists, talked to fans and tried to turn the line-up into the one and only AMF football team.
During five days of festival, AMF attracts 100.000 people from all over the world. That's a lot of different versions of what AMF looks like. We at AMF are keen to stay up to date about what AMF means to you. So we went out into the ArenA to ask, what is #THISISMYAMF to you?
After 3 insane days, the busiest day of them all has arrived. Today the ArenA, the Heineken Music Hall and the Ziggo Dome will all be used to their full capacity. Prepare yourself for a day filled with madness.
Today the biggest festival venue of the Netherlands opens its doors to an exuberant crowd of dance lovers that come to see the world’s best DJs on one stage. But we’re in Amsterdam, and even though we’ve had a wonderful Indian summer, it can get quite cold in the ArenA. Here are some tips, so you will always be comfortable.
Tonight was just epic, we have no other words to describe this. Let’s just hope you were there to witness AMF: Tiësto Presents Clublife 500. History has been written in the Ziggo Dome and we are just halfway through AMF.
Paint a picture of the perfect morning; you slowly wake up to a freshly brewed cuppa, you turn over for a kiss and then… you realise you forgot the morning paper. Rookie error! Because you can download the one and only AMF Newspaper right here, right now.
What a start to the week! The AMF Official Opening had a spectacular red carpet event with more winners than ever before. There was no arguing on the new #1 DJ – a clear cut, fresh winner: Martin Garrix!
Every year, Richard Zijlma, and his crew turn Amsterdam into the most important dance event in the world, both for professionals and dance fanatics. Year after year ADE keeps renewing their concept to make sure they represent every aspect of the dance industry. We met Richard - director of the Amsterdam Dance Event - to talk about ADE, AMF and the relationship between both brands.
Now AMF is coming up, it’s time to get your, you know, dance on. And to save you from the white man overbite we made you a little list to learn from. From how to do it to, well, how not-to-do it? Though we’re convinced that if your whole group of friends learns a certain move, you’ll look cool no matter which snazzy steps you’ve studied.
2016 has been a special year for Afrojack. In more than one way. The most defining factor might have been his switch in focus though. From bigger collaborations with superstar DJs like David Guetta and Sting (just to name a few) to the growth and nurturing of new talent.
We don’t mean to sound pedantically but we’re kind of curious to find out what you know about ADE. Not just this year’s edition but its overall, bigger story? We’re talking about those fun facts you could use to impress your fellow #AMF2016 buddies. Or simply yourself.
Some say that the best part of a holiday is the prepping. You can agree or disagree, but nobody can deny there’s a certain amount of pleasure in going over the best options and doing some visualisation. Oh what it’ll feel like to be there in a couple of days!
We weren’t kidding when we said AMF Presents SLAM! Mixmarathon will be a non-stop-music night to remember! Together with SLAM! and all performing DJs, we’ll make sure you can dance the night away without interruptions ;-)
There’s simply no way on earth we wouldn’t want to host an AMF night with Hardwell’s own label in the lead role. For the third time in a row, the Heineken Music Hall will be the decor for your well-deserved dose of ‘Hardwell-ness’. Bringing along the very best his own label Revealed has to offer.
With less than three weeks to go, you’ve probably sorted out your travel arrangements. There’s a mighty good chance you’ve thought your #AMF2016 schedule through and you might have even had the chance to prep your party wardrobe. So you’re well on your way right?
With little over three weeks to go, we’re launching a new digital space especially for you, our fans! This playground is the perfect spot for posting every AMF impression or video. A spot where your favorite DJs can share their AMF moments too…
Now that we’ve revealed all the artists in charge of making the AMF ArenA as unforgettable as possible, it’s time to share some fun facts about them too in order for you to be fully prepared and get to know them a little bit better.
Obviously, the Axwell /\ Ingrosso show’s completely sold out by now and we’re officially counting down the days. Searching for additional ways to still your AMF hunger? We’d love to have you on Saturday or Sunday too! Just check out your options and ‘vi ses snart’ [YES, that’s Swedish for see you soon!]
Travelling to a new country is one of the most exciting experiences in the world! You get to experience new culture, new people, and new food. It’s always good to be adventurous when exploring new culture, immerse yourself in the way of the locals, and try these awesome Dutch specialties!
We know Amsterdam isn’t considered ‘home’ for a lot of you. And we know the thought of travelling to a new place for a music festival can sometimes seem overwhelming. We wanted to give you a list of 5 reasons why travelling to a music festival, especially one like AMF, is the most incredible experience.
Eveline Aendekerk (Executive Director dance4life) is one of those highly inspirational women with a hands-on mentality and an admirable amount of grit. Determined to change the world, one step at a time. The ultimate dream? An aids-free world. It’s safe to say AMF couldn’t be prouder to have dance4life as a partner.
Amsterdam. One of the most talked about cities in the world. There's so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming sometimes! Good thing Amsterdam is our backyard, and we can give you this awesome list of places to see, things to do, and stuff to try while you’re visiting the homeland of AMF.
Let us set the record straight: this is your #AMF2016. That’s why we’re enjoying sharing everything there’s to know on Amsterdam, our events and of course the AMF artists. Here’s ten things you need to know about one of our freshest headliners.
We feel silly giving someone with such an important name an announcement, but we’re thrilled to have David Guetta back at AMF this year! He will be joining us for T-Mobile Presents AMF ArenA Saturday on October 22!
We are so excited to announce Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano to the roster for the Saturday of AMF at the Amsterdam ArenA! These two are notorious for providing a memorable show with such precision and compatibility with each other. The Dutch natives are proudly presented all around the world at some of the biggest festivals, and it will be no different here in Amsterdam for AMF.
You’ve got to be as excited as we are for this announcement. We have the one and only, Protocol Recordings head honcho, Nicky Romero! This will be his debut performance at AMF and we are proud to have him on stage at the AMF ArenA on Sunday October 23!
We are very happy to welcome The Chainsmokers to AMF for the first time! The duo have been taking the world by storm over the past few years and we’re excited to announce that they will be coming to Amsterdam and The Netherlands for the very first time in their career.
The world’s biggest publicly voted music poll returns! The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll 2016 is now open and closes at 1 AM CEST on September 14. The 2016 winner of the Top 100 DJs Awards will be crowned at midnight (CEST) during the official opening party of AMF at the Heineken Music Hall on October 19!
Unfortunately all good things come to an end, but we won’t leave you hanging. Together with our AMF friends, we will go out with a bang! Join us at the official closing of AMF Week on Sunday October 23 in the Heineken Music Hall, for AMF Official Closing: AMF & Friends.
We are extremely proud to announce that in celebration of the 500th episode of his radio show Clublife, Tiësto will host a special, one-night-only event on October 21, 2016 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam during AMF 2016.
They’ve been with us since the start of AMF, and this year they’ll be going big. Of course DJ Mag is part of AMF again – and this year they will host the official opening night. What a way to get a great week started!
Axwell Λ Ingrosso continue their landmark year with a headline show at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall during AMF on Saturday October 22. It will be their second time performing at ADE and their first time hosting for AMF at the Heineken Music Hall.
Now in our fourth year, there’s no way we will not return to our home. AMF week is not complete without two shows in the Amsterdam ArenA. Make sure to get your tickets for October 22 and 23, because we will be making AMF ArenA presented by T-Mobile an even more special edition: this year, it will be a daytime event!
For the third time in a row Hardwell’s successful label-night will return to the Heineken Music Hall during AMF. To celebrate the anniversary, we’re giving him his own entire night to showcase his chart topping label, Revealed Recordings. ‘Hardwell Presents Revealed’ will take place on Thursday October 20 in Amsterdam’s renowned music hall.
In 2013, dance music celebrated its 25th birthday in Amsterdam. Two of the scenes’ biggest event producers in the Netherlands – ALDA and ID&T joined forces and started AMF; one night of dance music in the Amsterdam RAI.
AMF supports dance4life by donating 25 cents out of every ticket sold. Through the universal language of music and dance we empower and educate young people, because empowered young people can change their world.