On August 25th, Ampere will celebrate their 5th year of existence with the launch of the inaugural Ampere Open Air. Located at the Middenvijver, in the outskirts of Antwerp, the festival will feature more than 50 international and local artists divided over 5 thoughtfully curated stages and will be teaming up with the infamous Boiler Room as a stage host and live-streaming partner.
The first wave of artists announced features some of the most influential acts from different corners of the electronic music landscape. Techno purists are in for a treat, with Detroit legend Jeff Mills, joining Berghain Berlin resident Len Faki, Ostgut’s crown jewel Marcel Dettmann and Recondite who will be performing live. For those who like their sounds more stripped back, Romanian stalwart’s Raresh & Praslea will perform as the revered Praslesh duo.
Complementing the headliners, Ampere has curated a forward thinking line-up showcasing a range of rising and established underground talent from house, techno, ambient to future jazz. Amongst the first confirmed performers, are talents such as Ben Hayes, Synkro, and Dekmantel’s Betonkust & Palmbomen II. In addition, Donna Leake, Dan Shake, Stellar Om Source, David Vunk and rising talent Gabriella Vergilov represent a selection of musicians with creative and broad inspirations, sure to nurture the soul and ears of a receptive crowd.
Besides a strong international selection, are some of Antwerp’s highest calibre local talents. Ampere Open Air endeavours to give many undiscovered gems a well-deserved platform to showcase their artistry and musical creativity. Accordingly, the lineup favours a strong focus on locals such as composer and live performer Hiele, the rising star Lola Haro, and the illustrious Borokov Borokov Live.
When it comes to festivals, Belgium’s offering is amongst the most dense in Europe. As such, Ampere Open Air has distinguished itself as a unique offering with a diverse line up, whilst remaining affordable for everyone. Ampere Open Air presents an accessible event with a wide spectrum of musical diversity and opportunities for local sustainable initiatives. Attendees will be given a worthwhile experience, where music, culture and creativity collide to create something inspiring and renewing.
Ampere Open Air will take place on Sunday 25th of August at Middenvijver (Linkeroever, Antwerp).
FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT
JEFF MILLS – LEN FAKI – MARCEL DETTMANN – RECONDITE LIVE – RARESH & PRASLEA PRESENT PRASLESH – AWANTO 3 – BEN HAYES – BOROKOV BOROKOV LIVE – DAN SHAKE – DAVID VUNK – DJ ASSAULT – ELENA COLOMBI – DONNA LEAKE – GABRIELLA VERGILOV – HIELE LIVE – BETONKUST & PALMBOMEN II LIVE – PABLO VALENTINO – RENAAT VANDEPAPELIERE – ROD – SAN PROPER – SYNKRO LIVE – SKY H1 LIVE – STELLAR OM SOURCE – SKY H1 LIVE – HAISSEM – ARKLINE – ARNO LEMONS – DJ BOATS – FBQ – JUICY ‘THE DJ’ – LIL LAWAW – LOLA HARO – PIRRÈS