THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BOILER ROOM FESTIVAL 2022 IN AMSTERDAM
Boiler Room reveals the programme for the debut Amsterdam edition of its flagship festival series – following on from London, New York and Barcelona – supported by Absolut, Ballantine’s, Beefeater, Chivas, Havana Club, Jameson and Martell.
Taking place from the 24th to 26th November 2022, the festival will be Boiler Room’s first stand alone event in the city since ADE 2019. Exploring a different sound each day, the programme will reach across some of the most important new artists and collectives from The Netherlands and beyond. Partnering with seven leading spirit brands who share common values with Boiler Room, the event will be split across seven stages, and in line with the hybridity of our time, a full online program will also be available for everyone to attend.
Boiler Room prides itself on uncovering a multitude of subcultures, genres and scenes – for the first time all seven of its core brands will be showcased at one event. Attendees can experience the best of music and culture coming together from the next wave of rappers, forward-thinking collectives who are pushing the narrative forward within club culture, cross-cultural exchanges, special live performances and the next generation of talent in the broadcasting space.
These brands include BR X where it is believed that futures are forged in the club – teaming up with Absolut to celebrate the collectives pushing sonic and visual boundaries. This stage will be hosted by local queer party SPIELRAUM with Afra, Animistic Beliefs (live), ketia, RÆZA, Sarkawt Hamad and Yha Yha.
Connected by a love for subcultures around the world, SYSTEM celebrates the sounds of the diaspora in collaboration with Havana Club. This will be spotlighting pioneers and breakthrough DJs within the UK bass continuum including DJ Flight, DJ Storm, Calibre, Coco Bryce, Lenzman, Passion DEEZ and Nala Brown.
On the Rap Fantasy stage with Martell, rap music is put to the forefront, stretching the limits of the genre. Here you will find a selection of emerging and leading tastemakers within the rap scene such as JPEGMAFIA, Jeshi, Juls, JAEL, BNXN, BAO G, BXKS, and Taylah Elaine.
Broadcast Lab uses its platform to bring through the next generation of talent with Jameson – coming together to power ideas in the broadcast space. For the festival, the Broadcast Lab will be giving the winning entry the opportunity to curate a stage at the festival. With the applications now open here, the entries will be judged by a panel including mad miran, Scratcha DVA and Tash LC. Applications open soon via boilerroom.tv.
Connected by shared roots in the melting pot that is London, Boiler Room and Beefeater presents Third Space: a series of cross-cultural. These exchanges include Baile Funk and Batida represented by Gustavo Elsas back-to-back DJ NK feat. SD9, Bubbling and Yaadhall by De Schuurman back-to-back Surreal Sessions feat. Lee-Ursus, and Gqom and Grime by Menzi back-to-back Scratchclart. Club Yeke label founder Tash LC and AMPFEMININE collective member Soft Break are also on the bill.
ENERGY is where live performances take centre stage with Chivas spotlighting the unique energy that exists between artists and people including knockout sets from Jordss, GuiltyBeatz, Dreya Mac, Tommy Gold, Sainté, Gaidaa, and Unruly Phoenix.
Lastly there is True Music Studio with Ballantine’s where the focus is on moving music culture forward through a series of global residencies. Dutch breakthrough DJ mad miran, who made her Boiler Room debut at Dekmantel Festival earlier this year, will be curating the stage, inviting the likes of Neil Landstrumm, re:ni, Ploy, Shackleton, Azu Tiwaline, Luke Vibert (aka Amen Andrews), Skee Mask and Katiusha.
Boiler Room was the first to merge hyper localised physical events with global broadcasts: these festivals push this concept even further with digital only moments—talks, workshops, films—alongside IRL festivals streamed live online. Intimate, raw and in-the-round.
Sign up for ticket access and updates here: https://festival.boilerroom.tv/ & check the full programme below.
Thursday, November 24th
Friday, November 25th
Saturday, November 26th
Animistic Beliefs (Live)
Luke Vibert (aka Amen Andrews)