Doek Festival 2017 part of The Present is Present
In a departure from tradition, this year’s Doek Festival will be part of a larger event, The Present Is Present, a week long festival highlighting the rich and diverse universe of creative music in Amsterdam. The scene is flourishing, with new artists, groups, venues and series popping up all over town, crossing generations, genres and boundaries and injecting new life into the city. The Present Is Present celebrates this vibrant scene. It also marks the launch of a new website, presentsoundsamsterdam. An initiative of Doek, the site is the guide to adventurous music events in Amsterdam, and, like The Present Is Present, is a joint production of Amsterdam’s creative music programmers.
Kicking off with two Doek nights at the Bimhuis, The Present is Present will feature the latest cutting-edge bands on the scene, a guerrilla bicycle tour blending music with the sounds of the street, and late night dancing to the wildest live music. A packed program takes you on a voyage of discovery to exciting venues and music series – Pintotonics, Splendor, Impro Jam, Zaal 100, De Tanker, OCCII – culminating in a sure to be legendary all-nighter at De Ruimte.
Complete programme here.