The best days end too soon. What an amazing time we’ve had during this 8th edition of Welcome to the Future Festival! We put a lot of emphasis on us being a family, and this is no less true for the people behind the screens than it is for the visitors in front of them.more ...
There wouldn’t be a Welcome to the Future without all the artists, every technician, the great cooks, all suppliers, the green teams, decorators, security, photographers, VJ’s, actors, speedo’s, the municipality, each and every crew member we didn’t name and everyone else somehow contributing to getting this festival off the ground each year. And of course all of you party people. We can't wait till next year.
Your Welcome to the Future team
This is our Timetable! There's a lot to see, so check it out and make your personal agenda for Saturday! We ca't wait to get this party started!
Live Broadcast Forest Stage
Instead of streaming our biggest stages, we’ll be broadcasting the cosiest this year on Tunemelt for a live stream of our Forest stage on July 26th. You can follow Bram Fidder, Malin Genie, Elias Mazian, Tsepo, Tijn Benedek, Tim Hoeben and freshly chosen new kid Herra through the day!more ...
Welcome to the Future is green, even one of the greenest festivals in the world. And this wouldn't be possible without the great support and dedication of all the visitors. If you're also planing to contribute to a greener festival, than sign in for our Green Team now!more ...
The Green Team makes sure that the festival premises stay clean and tidy all day long, which is an important ingredient of our sustainable recipe. Register now by sending a mail to: email@example.com
Organic Food Only
We're only serving you honest food at Welcome to the Future. Next to the Dutch snack menu you'll find organic burgers, asian dishes, fresh fruit, smoothies, pancakes, bagels and much more on our terrain, with a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. Tasty food, made with a lot of love and good intention.more ...
Are YOU the New Kid in the Forest?
Each year, our Forest stage is programmed with the hottest talent around. It’s there, hidden between trees, where the newest upcoming names of our scene prove themselves. Our line up for this year was complete, but one spot has become available and we decided to give it away: this is THE NEW KID IN THE FOREST, your chance to play at Welcome to the Future Festival. We’ll be providing the full artist package, including interviews, drinks, backstage access, driver and even personalised beer!more ...
Are you an aspiring house or deep house DJ who’s ready for the next step? Upload a set (60 min max) to Soundcloud and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 12th. The sets will be judged by the rest of the artists who are playing at the Forest stage, so they will pick who will be playing among them during Welcome to the Future Festival on July 26th.Let us hear your sounds! email@example.com
Line up released
With all Early Bird tickets selling out in only minutes, it’s finally time to reveal who will be taking place behind the decks on July 26th. Spread out over 7 different stages, 47 of the world’s leading acts and artists will be celebrating the broad spectrum of underground electronic music with us.
Check out our line up here!
Save the date: 26.07.2014
A new festival season lies ahead of us! On Saturday, July 26th we'll be celebrating the 8th edition of Welcome to the Future around the beautiful green hills and forests of Het Twsike just North of Amsterdam.
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This was 2013
Images say more than a 1000 words... Relive this 7th edition of Welcome to the Future festival with our official aftermovie! July 27th 2013 was one day to never forget and we can't wait to reunite with you this summer!
Want to relive this beautiful day we've spent together on July 26th? The best pictures have been uploaded to our Picture gallery. You can check them out here.more ...
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Welcome to the Future Festival 2014 is officially sold out. There will be no door sales at the festival. We can't wait till our familiy reunion on July 26th! See you than!
NL premiere Better Lost Than Stupid
Better Lost Than Stupid was spontaneously born during an edition of Electric Zoo in New York. Martin Buttrich, Matthias Tanzmann & Davide Squillace, originally booked as individual DJ’s, quickly saw that the gigs were simply more fun in each other’s company. It wasn’t long before the trio began to see potential for serious artistic collaboration and Better Lost Than Stupid was created. Their first performance in the Netherlands ever will take place on our Mainstage on July 26th. Three times the fun! Come and check it out!more ...
This was the volunteer day 2014
On saturday June, 14th we organised our yearly volunteer day in cooperation with the 10.000 HOURS team. All in all, we donated 721 hours, planting our own Welcome to the Future forest, visiting the local retirement home and cleaning up the nearby hills with our super motivated volunteers gang. After a day of hard work, Tim Hoeben joined us and rewarded everyone with an inspiring DJ set.more ...
Year after year, we realise how enjoyable it is to join forces with everyone and give something back to the beautiful environment that we can call the home of our festival. Thank you volunteers for the big effort and contribution!
The Green Gnome Award goes to...
... Welcome to the Future! But not directly, cause Into the Woods festival gave away the Gouden Kabouter they won in the category "Most Sustainable Festival", knowing that we have done our outmost best when it comes to keeping our environment and natural surroundings neat and clean. We'd like to express a big thank you to their entire team, for appreciating the green efforts we've made the last years!more ...
Early Bird Tickets sold outmore ...
Follow us on Instagram and see how we put together our beautiful festival. Get to know the team and creative processes and see how Welcome to the Future gets alive for this 8th edition. Check our Instagram channel here.more ...
check out our aftermovie
Following the vulture. Going down under. Time was flying on July 26th. The most intense family reunion we've ever experienced.
This was Welcome to the Future 2014. Sit back and enjoy:
Lost your e-ticket?
We receive many requests from people who lost their e-tickets. In this case, we kindly advise you to log in via the paylogic site https://consumer.paylogic.nl/client/login/. There you'll be able to download the ticket again.more ...
See you tomorrow!
We believe that water belongs to everyone.It’s the source of life.Luckily we have wonderful water.Not from the other end of the world,but straight from the tap.The here and now.Freshly filtered and freely available for all.Naturally plain and simple.What's good for the world,is good for you. Check our teaser here.
Een Dijk van een Markt
If you visited Welcome to the Future before, you know that the festival premises are surrounded by water, held back by a green, lush embankment. On this dike, we’ve hosted a silent disco, huge chill area’s and other fun stuff in recent years. This year, we’re taking things to a higher level: we’ll be building a whole creative, biological market, right on the embankment. As it’s totally rural and locally sourced, we’ve aptly named it in Dutch: Een Dijk Van Een Markt, which smartly uses a Dutch proverb and translates roughly to: One Hell Of A Market.more ...
Expect fresh, locally grown food, massages, small scale theatre and even a petite stage with bands and singer-songwriters! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Come and check it out, right at the edge of Welcome to the Future.
Free Water for everyone!
We believe that water belongs to everyone and therefore should be available for free at any festival.
Welcome to the Future and PWN are working together to make clean, clear drinking water available for all visitors and the entire crew.
This is why we'll be serving chilled water straight from the tap at our 4 water bars, which you'll find scattered around the festival terrain.
You'll also be able to purchase re-usable and super handy water bags at these bars.
Podcast by Groove Armada
Fresh from the basement turntables, Welcome to the Future Groove Armada style. Featuring exclusives of the upcoming releases on Moda, Get Physical, Brodanse and others, mixed and blended with a selection of fresh house from around the world. Click here and turn up this first podcast of our exclusive mix series!more ...
Our teaser is online!
Click here to check out the cool Photoshop art made by Roy Korpel, fast forwarded 8000 times. An accelerate journey into the future with music by George FitzGerald - Every Inch. Our brand new teaser is now available online on our YouTube channel.
We can't wait to see you on July 26th.
A Greener Festival Award
Did you know that almost all of our food comes from organic source, that we use recycled materials to build our stages and that our generators partly run on waste vegetable oil? Or that we hand out free tapwater in reusable bottles?
This is why we have been awarded the 'Greener Festival Award of Excellence' in 2013, which makes us one of the 10 greenest festivals on the globe!
All of this wouln't have been possible without the amazing dedication of our visitors. Thanks to their support we planted a Welcome to the Future forest during our volunteering days, built a music school in Nairobi by collecting guest-donations and recycled thousands of plastic cups during the last events.
And, to top it all off, more than half of our visitors come to Welcome to the Future 100% emission-free: by bike.
This year, we'll again work on upgrading and optimizing our green activites and measures, in order to keep our inspiring role within the international festival landscape.