Pacha Festival



The waiting game is almost over. Pacha Festival 2016 is just moments away and returns to bring a bit of Balearic sunshine to Amsterdam. More than 33 artists, 4 stages including three Pacha Ibiza nights (My House, Insane & Pure Pacha), a hippie market and big food village will make this a day to remember. The weather forecast looks great: 23 degrees with plenty of sunshine! Perfect festival weather to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of Pacha Festival Amsterdam

Please check for the complete timetable

Tickets are available at To avoid black market sale there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

During ‪#‎pachafestival2016‬‬‬‬‬ we will use E-lockers, buy your locker voucher now in presale at
- You pay no deposit and there's no key to pick up!
- You receive an instructional email before the event.
- At the festival site you can open and close your locker with the code provided in the instructional email.
- You can share your code with friends with whom you share the locker.

The Pacha Festival area is next to the Heineken Music Hall and is Amsterdam’s new festival hotspot! Arena boulevard 1, Amsterdam

The Arenapark borders on the Arena Boulevard, right across the Amsterdam Arena and between the Heineken Music Hall and the Villa ArenA. The location is very well accessible by car, bi-cycle and public transport (Bijlmer Arena station, includes train, metro and bus). For time schedules check or If you do decide to come by car there are several parking garages around the Arena Park where you can park your car.

You must be 18 years or older. TIME 12:00 - 23:00 Come early to avoid queues!

AIR AMSTERDAM will once again be the location for the official Pacha Festival after party. Keeping the Pacha Festival spirit alive in AIR 1 are: Todd Terry, Franky Rizardo & Prunk

AIR2 will be rocked by Apotheque b2b Lucas Wouters, Lot, Lukaz & Field of Dunes

Tickets are available for €15,00 excl. fee at &
We strongly advise to get your tickets in presale. The after party will sell out just like previous years.



Yes the party continues! AIR Amsterdam is hosting for the fourth year the notorious official Pacha Festival 2016 after for those who just can’t get enough of it.

- Franky Rizardo
- Prunk

Apotheque b2b Lucas Wouters
Field of Dunes

AIR is located at Amstelstraat 24, between Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein. The Amstelstraat is easily reached by public transport from the festival site (10 minutes). Take metro 54 to central station get off at stop Waterlooplein, for there it is only 3 min walking.

Tickets are available for €15,00 excl. fee at & We strongly advise to get your tickets in presale. Last year's afterparty was complete completely sold out.

AIR offers table service to anyone interested in a private table. Check for more info:

Min age 18+

New location: Arenapark

New location: Arenapark

Springing up right next to the Heineken Music Hall and the Amsterdam Arena. Arenapark is a green park located in the south-east of Amsterdam. This new location will give us the opportunity to improve your Pacha Festival experience! More food, bigger hippy market, big chill out area’s and beautiful stages! Pacha Festival will celebrate her 5 year anniversary in style.

DJ Information

Martin Solveig

The charismatic Frenchman, responsible for the phenomenal tracks 'Intoxicated' and +1, and long-time Pacha resident, Martin Solveig will host the main stage of Pacha Festival 2016 with his My House concept. My House is a celebration of - yes you guessed it - house music and more specifically the "Future House" sound. Exactly what this means you'll just have to find out in person, but if Solveig's electro-tastic nu-disco inspired house is anything to go by, it's going to be fresh as berries.

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From the early career stages in an Amsterdam attic studio to being called "a breath of fresh air", "producers to watch", and "future superstar DJs", the importance of commitment and patience is once again underlined by the prime example presented right before your eyes: ANOTR. Consisting of 21 year olds Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney, ANOTR are the house-meets-techhouse revelations of their time. Their summer anthem 'Strobe' on Defected recordsbreakout label DFTD in early October 2015 was received with great enthusiasm.

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Benny Rodrigues

Benny Rodrigues is definitely one of the most popular Dutch dj's in the house and techno scene in Holland. This Rotterdam born and raised talent with Portuguese blood understands the art of using the funk, of getting the dancing floor full and the room to its feet. Although confessed because of its groovy/funky (deep) tech-house sound with lots of detroit, minimal and acid influences , he also loves to play a set full of jackin house!

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In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone.

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Circo Loco (and former Trouw Amsterdam) resident Cassy will be back at Pacha Festival 2016. For the third year in a row she will hit the decks at Pacha Festival whit her unique sound of house and techno. This year Cassy will release her debut artist album, produced with King Britt. As un-yet unnamed, her emotive, soulful voice features on almost every track of the album, which draws you in, telling a story of her journey in human relationships.

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Darius Syrossian

Darius' success in recent years is partly down to having been a resident for 3 different parties that although all started as brand new nights in ibiza were by the end of each season one of the best parties that summer on the white isle, VIVa Warriors, Tribal Sessions & Do Not Sleep all had Darius as resident in their first season and all three parties were a big hit on the island. Releases on labels such as Get Physical, VIVa Music, Hot Creations, 8 bit, Avotre & many more have also helped Darius gain the loyal following that he has, in 2014The annual clubbing awards in Ibiza voted Darius as Best House DJ of 2014.

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Franky Rizardo

"House is in a healthy place" according to Franky Rizardo. As a Dutchman with strong work ethic and not looking for mainstream success for the sake of it, he is one of the Dutch artist that put the deep-house sound back on the charts. With his releases on Defected, Spinnin', OFF Recordings and his weekly radio show 'Flow' on SLAM!FM in the Netherlands and on Sirius XM in the United States, Franky is ready to take the world with his refreshing deep house sound.

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Hannah Wants

Let's welcome queen Hannah! Hannah Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting and unique live sets, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham (UK). Over the past few years, a new, harder genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene, and with her unmistakable bass heavy drops and house music tempo, Hannah's live sets have secured her as bass music's leading lady. In 2014 alone Hannah picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ title at the DJ Mag awards and became Mixmag's Best Breakthrough DJ and Star Of The Year.

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Let's welcome Peter Cornely aka Karotte! Over the last two decades the German entertainer has worked himself to the top. Not necessarily as a producer, but as a worldwide revered DJ. Achieving this distinguished position by purely giving 100% each and every night at clubs all around the globe. His open approach to all electronic genres (Minimal, Tech/House, Electro, Breakbeat...) have made him unpredictable and extremely influential to many young musicians.

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Champion of the melodic house genre, Cedric Steinmyller – best known as Klingande – has been breathing new life into the electronic music world with his impeccable productions and uplifting sound, cementing his reputation as one of the most refreshing and original producers around today. His track 'Jubel' in 2013 propelled the young producer into the spotlight worldwide! Just two months in and 2016 is already on course to be Kligande's most prolific year to date. With the release of 'Losing U' and the promise of an upcoming album.

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Mark Knight

Mark Knight aka mister Toolroom records is armed with a musical library that knows no boundaries, a consistent run of hits and chart-topping ventures alike, the success of Knight's recording career is matched only by the credibility and integrity maintained throughout his discography to date. Heard through a spread of popular releases ('Man With The Red Face,' 'Alright') and high profile remixes (Basement Jaxx, Chris Malinchak), further work alongside both Faithless and Underworld has sealed a diverse musical heritage for the accomplished producer. It's music for passion, not numbers, and it's what Mark Knight does best.

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Upon receiving an Ian Pooley record for his 11th birthday, the stars aligned and Prunk's future was set. Though destined to be behind the decks, the Dutchmen soon began producing in his little attic with a remix of 'I Can See' by The Stafford Brothers as his first release. Being picked up by Hed Kandi DJ, Tom de Neef, Prunk is now traveling from residency to festival to his label, Tree Records.

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Sander Kleinenberg

Whether it's producing, remixing or dj'ing, Sander Kleinenberg has been building credibility in on all fronts for over two decades. 2016 will mark a year of rejuvenation for Sander Kleinenberg as he prepares to release new material on Spinnin' Records, Fool's Gold, and more. Representing twenty years in dance music, it's time to once again take to the road and rekindle his ability to bring levity and fun back to the dancefloors. Sander has cultivated a sound that encompasses the huge arena sound of EDM, while never wavering from his foundation in house music. Sander Kleinenberg 2.0 has arrived and will be part of the Pacha Festival line-up for the 5th year in a row!

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Todd Terry

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry is true legend in house music. By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in Europe, in addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You feel it, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies, and Royal House, all considered essential and ground breaking. In the mid 90's, the Ministry of Sound's eponymous UK label released A Day In The Life, a collection of Todd Terry tracks that had been causing dance floor panic. That then led the way to tracks 'Keep On Jumpin'and 'Something Going On'.

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Umek leaped from Slovenia's boutique Techno scene in the mid 90s to become one of the most important Techno players in the world. He successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in recycled loops, consumer recreation and astrodisco platforms, stamping the sound of Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.

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Michael Calfan

He's the talk of the town. Michael Calfan quickly evolved from rising star in the global dance scene to protagonist of a fresh new sound called 'soul house'. The French DJ delivered international hits like 'Treasured Soul', 'Nobody does it better' & 'Breaking the Doors. Perhaps even dance music's conscience in a time the music is getting louder every week, by all means Michael Calfan arrived at exactly the right moment.

Nic Fanciulli

Nic Fanciulli is a DJ, producer and label owner who has remained one of the UK's finest exports in electronic music throughout the last decade. One of the last DJs to break through to international acclaim on the strength of his DJ'ing alone, Nic has since gone on to establish his own imprint, Saved Records, a label that remains proudly at the forefront of electronic music today. An important purveyor of international, underground house and techno, Saved has become a global brand, renowned for cutting-edge releases and standout events around the globe. This summer he makes his debut at Pacha Ibiza with his own concept: We are the night.

Danny Wade

Danny Wade (born on August 25, 1995 in Valencia, Spain) has been in the music world almost since he was born, because of his father was manager of clubs and party promoter. From an early age he always liked and became interested in electronic music. He was 14 years old when he gained his first professional music equipment, shortly afterwards, inspired by the best DJs of the moment and having found that he had a musical talent for this, he was playing in different halls of Valencia, highlighting in Light sessions. With only 17 years of age Danny Wade is a promise of House/Techouse & Progressive style inside and outside of the cabins. Nowadays Danny Wade is resident at Pacha Ibiza, and is one of the dj's of Pacha Recordings.

Pep & Rash

At this moment Dutch duo Pep & Rash are considered the next best thing coming from the Dutch lowlands. They play (future)house filled with tracks of their trademark: energy, filled with cool bass drops and singalong chorus. Ultimate feelgood dance music, high on energy and sweet chords. After the big tracks 'Rumors' and 'Red Roses' their new release on Spinnin' Records 'Love The One You're With' is getting loads of support by DJs like Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig & Martin Garrix.

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The Magician

Previously a member of revered Balearic disco duo, Aeroplane, he disembarked that flight and boarded his own magical carpet ride in 2010. Following a string of releases on the French tastemaker label Kitsune, Stephen finally struck gold with his re-work of Lykke Li's "I Follow Rivers" in 2011 (which has had over 100 million views on YouTube and chart topping placings across Europe) and Clean Bandit's " Rather Be" in 2014 and his massive summer hit "Sunlight".

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Eli & Fur

Eli & Fur are a female DJ duo from London. Since breaking into the scene in 2013, Eli & Fur have been perfecting a sound built around infectious melodies and seductive vocal lines which have mesmerized dance floors & radio waves from London to Los Angeles. The duo's debut track, 'You're So High' picked up over 3 million plays on youtube. 2015 saw the rise and rise of Eli & Fur. Tipped by Beatport as 2015 Artists to Watch, they'e since been nominated for 'Best Newcomer' in The DJ Awards, 'Best Producer' in the Bass Music Awards, 'Best Breakthrough DJ' at DJ Magazine's 'Best of British' and more recently 'Best Breakthrough Artist' in the 2016 IDMA Awards.

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Kenny Dope

In an age of quick gratification and the instant attention switch, Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez is a name respected for both quality and consistency. Over the last 25 years, the four time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer has been astounding audiences across the world with his fusions of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats. By releasing literally thousands of original tracks and hundreds of remixes, Kenny has earned a reputation as a living encyclopedia of beats as both a solo artist, and as one-half of the legendary house duo, Masters At Work.

Wouter S

44bass founder and resident DJ Wouter S has entered the electronic music scene rapidly. He has not only made a name for himself through the hosting of very successful 44Bass parties in Utrecht and Rotterdam, but also by standing out from the unmeasured amount of competition that was going on between DJ's in Holland last couple of years. With his mix of House, UK garage & Techno he is now also a regular guest in the clubs in the UK.

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Roog b2b Erick E

Roog (Rogier van Bueren) and Erick E (Erick Eerdhuizen) have been a driving force behind the evolution of house music in Holland since its inception. Both began their careers in the mid-nineties, with Roog pioneering multi-deck performances and producing soul-driven house music whilst Erick E began spinning at Amsterdam's legendary RoXY club. Today, both still perform in excess of 100 shows a year (solo, b2b and as Housequake).

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The Happy Feelings

Dj duo "The Happy Feelings" are well known for their Happy Feelings parties in Amsterdam. Their secret? They play a wide variety of genres effortlessly together. They know how to bring every vibe in no time into the highest echelons of ecstasy. Screaming women, crying men, nothing new for the Happy Feelings. With the zeroes as playfield, the 90's as there basis, house as home and disco as pleasant child is no dance floor safe for them.

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Mia More

The beautiful Amsterdam based dj Mia More is well known in the Amsterdam Nightlife. She is a resident dj at the Chicago Social Club and resident dj at Happy Feelings. She plays a feelgood mix of 90s, classics, disco, house and R&B.

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Stefano Nofferini

Stefano Noferini is an Italian techno and tech house dj producer and founder of the Deeperfect label. Technical prowess notwithstanding, Stefano Noferini is truly a DJs DJ. When he takes charge of the wheels of steel, everyone is absorbed in the musical journey. Fellow DJs, who would normally hide in their dressing rooms, are always sure to catch Stefano if they share the bill with him. His imprint Deeperfect Records is bringing superior sounds to the masses with sexy tech inspired grooves penned by today's most relevant producers: Stefano Noferini, Wally Lopez and Paolo Mojo to name a few.

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Niels Voorbach aka Apotheque (Click records) is on the rise in the Amsterdam scene! Resident and founder of the INVITE night at the W Lounge. With a full roster for the upcoming summertime months the future looks bright!

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Bold Moves

Amsterdam based dj who has a melodic and futuristic take on techno and house. Every track should be a journey of sound, let Bold Moves be your guide.

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Kevin Duane

After getting introduced to DJing as a young kid, Kevin immediately fell in love with the turn tables. After buying his own setup as soon as possible, he soon realised the escapist quality of music and set his mind to exploring it forever more. You can't just describe Kevin as a DJ: He likes to share his own stories with the people around him to make sure everyone takes a piece of his story with them. His deep basslines, warm percussive patterns and mellow vocals sure make people dance, but they also allow them to think, and get lost in their own emotional journey on the dancefloor.

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Ramon Rive

Amsterdam dj spinnin' groovy deephouse/techhouse/house. Resident dj of INVITE and regular guest at clubs like OAK, Chicago Social Club & ABE.

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The official Pacha Festival terms can be found here.

Minimum age

A minimum age of 18 years or over is required - no exceptions will be made. If asked, you should be able to present your ID.

Buy safe

This is the only official Ticketshop. Please beware of tickets offered on different websites - they are most like fake and are, as such void. If you are Dutch and seek additional information please visit

Frequently asked questions

I can't find my ticket confirmation email?
Please email from the email address you purchased your tickets with, and include proof of payment. If you are emailing from a different email address than that used to purchase the tickets, include the address used to purchase the tickets as well.
I am having trouble downloading my ticket from the confirmation email.
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My ticket is lost/stolen. What should I do?
We're sorry to hear this, but unfortunately we won't be able to assist you. We advise you to reprint your ticket and arrive at the event as early as possible as tickets are only valid for a single entry and you can still gain entry to the event if the stolen/lost ticket hasn't been used.
I have paid for my tickets but have not received a confirmation email. What should I do?
It can take up to 30 minutes to receive a confirmation. Please check your Spam Folder if you still did not receive a confirmation. You can contact if you did not receive a confirmation. The confirmation is not relevant any more when you have downloaded your tickets already.
Can I show my e-ticket on my phone?
Yes! E-tickets are mobile. If you own a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android device which is capable of opening a pdf file, then you will be able to show your ticket on your phone. Keep in mind that mobile reception may be weak due to the large crowd, so please download your e-ticket in advance.
Can I cancel or return the ticket? Is there re-entry?
No, purchased tickets are non-refundable. Pacha Festival operates a strict no re-entry policy.

Enhance your Pacha Festival experience with a VIP ticket to the hottest dance music festival of the year, with access to our exclusive Vipdeck so that you can enjoy the world's biggest names in electronic dance music in comfort and style. Remember, there are limited VIP tickets available for 2016, so act fast so you don't miss out.
VIP tickets

••• VIP benefits •••

- VIP entrance

- Access to luxury VIP deck

- Access to private luxury toilets

And of course a marvelous view over the Pacha Festival main stage!


The official Pacha Festival terms can be found here.

Date and location
Pacha Festival 2016 will take place on September 3th at the Arenapark Amsterdam. We support the project Celebrate Safe,

12:00 - 23:00

What is the minimum age?
18 about to turn 18 doesn't count. You may be asked to show your ID

Super Early Bird €35.00 | Round 2 €39.50 | Round 3 €45.00 | VIP €79.50
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ATM & Tokens
You need special coins at the festival. These coins are for sale at different points across the festival area. The tokens can be paid for cash, debit and credit card.

Zero tolerance
Pacha Festival upholds a zero tolerance drugs policy, which means that neither hard drugs nor soft drugs are allowed at the festival.

There are lockers at the entrance. You can easily and safely store your belongings there, and won't have to worry about them while enjoying your day. There is no official dresscode, but we would appreciate it if you put a little work into your outfit, as this will only contribute to all the party fun!

Am I allowed to bring my camera along?
You will be allowed to bring non-professional cameras into the event. You must obtain permission to bring a professional camera (please get in touch with into the event.

Can I bring my own food or drinks?
No. It is forbidden to bring food or drinks in, but there is no need for that because you will be able to buy different types of food and drinks from a variety of concessions that will be available on site. No exception possible.

There will be a after party in the city centre, more information will follow soon.

Festicket Pacha Festival travel packages


The Arenapark borders on the Arena Boulevard, right across the Amsterdam Arena and next to the Heineken Music Hall. The location is very well accessible by car, bicycle and public transport (Bijlmer Arena station, includes train, metro and bus). If you're traveling by car you can park your car in one of the parking garages around the Arena Park.

From Amsterdam Schiphol you can get a direct train to station Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, taking 15 mins the ArenA is then 5 minutes walk from the train station.

Or book via:

If travelling locally, Metro 54 and 50 also stop at Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena. For time schedules please check or

Address Arenapark:
ArenA Boulevard 1100
Amsterdam Zuidoost
The Netherlands