Amsterdam's De School has announced permanent closure.
The dutch club, which closed its doors at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has now released a statement confirming permanent closure of the club, and citing mounting debts and other financial difficulties.
Amsterdam's De School has addressed accusations of racial injustice and sexual harassment in a live podcast recorded from the club.
Last Tuesday (14th July), members of the senior team at Dutch nightclub De School, including club owner Jochem Doornbusch, programmer Luc Mastenbroek and HR manager Lon, took part in a panel discussion about the allegations against the club. The discussion was moderated by Souhayla Ou-Oumar, and entitled 'Taking Responsibility'.
A socially distanced event series is set to launch in the Netherlands this week.
Taking place at Amsterdam club RADION, the event series, titled Further, has been curated by Detroit legend DJ Bone and RADION to pioneer "a forward thinking approach to maintaining club culture while europe begins its recovery from the pandemic."
There will be 30 tickets on sale for each socially distanced event, with the shows taking the form of talks, AV experiences, and listening parties. The events are also set to be documented for release online at a later date.
A 24-hour music and art event is set to take place at Amsterdam’s A’DAM Toren and Sir Adam Hotel in June, with strict social distancing measures in place.
De School is set to play host to not two, not three, but four 31-hour Het Weekend raves over the next few months.
The Amsterdam club has revealed that the next four installments will take place on 11th April, 9th May, 30th May and 20th June.
Loveland will return to Amsterdam's Sloterpark for its 25th edition this summer.
Taking place on the 8th & 9th August, the festival will also take over one of the Dutch capital's four-star hotels in 2020, offering a Rooftop BBQ and skybar, a hangover breakfast and exclusive afterparties.
Alongside headliners Eric Prydz, techno pioneer Jeff Mills, and Italian techno duo Tale of Us, Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones will front this year's line-up, as well as Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin.
Laurel Halo ‘Sunlight On The Faded Dub (Dub)’
Women In The Royal Court ‘Confusing Belly Dance’
upsammy ‘Extra Warm’
Super Grupo Colombia ‘Cumbia Estereo (El Búho Remix)’
Missy Elliott ‘Get Your Freak On (Lone - Jungle Mix)’
A.Fruit ‘Be Careful With The Clouds’
dBridge ‘Volitile Level’
Djrum ‘Dam (Felix K Reinterpretation)’
Katatonic Silentio ‘Infrastructure Disintegrating’
Smith & Mighty ‘Higher Than Tempo’
CUCUMB45 ‘Shark Fuck’
Amsterdam club Radio Radio has been granted permission to remain open for two more years.
The pop up space will now operate in its current guise — half DJ bar, half pizzeria — until 2021, according to a post on the venue's official Facebook Page. It was originally intended to run for just five months.
Amsterdam has a new club, Lofi, which opened on 17th October with a ZeeZout warehouse party as part of this year's ADE.
Located in the Sloterdijk district, it's the brainchild of Slapfunk's Nelson Yogh Niemel and Samuel Taselaar, founder of Nomads Festival.
Since the launch event — which saw the likes of Midland, Optimo and Avalon Emerson play — names such as Rhadoo, Tama Sumo and Prosumer have all visited the venue, with crews including VBX and FUSE hosting parties.