Electronic music festival DGTL, April 7 through 9 at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam, has been showing great social commitment for years.

This is expressed outwardly mainly in a focus on sustainability and circularity, but at the same time DGTL maintains a broad focus on the world around us. The social commitment will be deepened in the coming years through, among other things, a new partnership with ABN AMRO that will run until 2025. This partnership is aimed at promoting inclusiveness and equal opportunities for all. Starting point for this partnership is the tenth edition of DGTL, which will take place on April 7, 8 and 9 at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam.

DGTL and ABN AMRO have been working together since 2018. Both organizations share the vision that inclusiveness and diversity are key drivers of social and economic progress. Through a series of activations on and around the festival, the focus from this year will be on equal opportunities and creating socially safe and welcoming dance floors for all.

Art and expression at DGTL
One of the DGTL stages, in the distinctive NDSM crane, is hosted by ABN AMRO and the Amsterdam-based Heesterveld Creative Community Foundation. Stichting Heesterveld Creative Community was founded to stimulate and facilitate creativity, collaboration and cultural entrepreneurship. Consisting of a group of creative residents from a variety of disciplines, the incubator focuses on contributing to the living environment in the neighborhood and the city, based on everyone’s own artistic strengths. On tap, 12 artists – both emerging talent and established names – will introduce DGTL visitors to their musical talent in an intimate setting.

Ouchhh Studio’s innovative art project DATA GATE will also be placed on the festival grounds. This meter-high LED cube after design by Eylul Duranagac and Ferdi Alici focuses on the overarching curiosity of man. For DGTL, this cube will be fed with additional data generated by ABN AMRO. This will bring data and insights about diversity and inclusion to life in sound and vision on the 360 LED screens that make up the 15-ton artwork.

In addition, a three-part (short) documentary series is being created by Pastrami Film Company, directed by Dominique Gimberg. With an eye on the future, this series shows how (emerging) artists, performers and experts in the field of ethics share insights and tell their stories about inclusivity and diversity. This series can be seen on all of DGTL’s global social media channels such as Instagram and Youtube, as well as www.dgtl.nl.

DGTL festival will take place April 7, 8 and 9 at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.