The Dutch Techno brand known as Awakenings has announced it will be making it's stateside debut in none other than the Big Apple, New York City.
NYC is literally spoiled with the amount of quality music that comes through and it's no surprise that's where Awakenings' first rodeo in the US will be taking place. They'll be bringing through an all-star lineup of Techno heavyweights including Adam Beyer B2B Ida Engberg, Julia Govor B2B Kamran Sadeghi, Pan Pot and more to be announced.
Surprisingly, the founder of Awakenings, Rocco Veenboer, was inspired to create the event after witnessing Grateful Dead shows in the early '90s.
“When I came to America I was throwing very simple raves in Holland,” said Vennboer. “That trip really opened up my eyes, seeing how bands like the Dead were using lights and production to amplify the musical experience. It sounds so obvious now, but at the time it was unbelievable. This pairing of amazing artists with incredible production formed the backbone of AWAKENINGS, and it still does today.”
Expect the Awakenings crew to pull out all stops this time around as they transform Hammerstein Ballroom into their own Techno haven. This is not to be missed (just look at that photo above, wow), be sure to register for pre-sales here.
AWAKENINGS NYC will take place on February 14, 2016