Dance Valley Festival 2005: One weekend, 60.000 party people

11 years ago some Dutch friends decided to throw a dance party near Amsterdam in the spirit of the ever famous Glastonbury festival. A festival full of dance, love and happiness. This festival became commonly known as "the Woodstock of Dance". On Friday the 5th of august, UDC is proud to present the first weekend edition of Dance Valley Festival for 15,000 dance people.

For those - the real party people – Dance Valley will last for three days and will be ended on Sunday the 7th august at the magnificent Spaarnwoude recreational area. Those party and camping people are witnesses of the first dance festival in Dutch music history to last for more than one day.

Friday the 5th of August
On Friday there is a total of eight areas at the festival-site of which one is a huge open air stage. On this stage Carl Cox and Sasha will undoubtly be the main attractions, however firework can also be expected by Italian techno dj Marco Corola and Nick Warren from Britain. The always packed HQ area proudly presents the undisputed 'queen of hard dance' Lisa Lashes who will share stage with Dutch heroes JP and Fausto, and British artists like BK and K-90. The two Dutch organisations Electronation and Reactor both have an interesting line-up with the best techno and electro dj's around the world. The Amsterdam based Loveland imprint surprises on Friday with Detroit-guru Derrick May and two fine dj's from England: Dave Angel and Jamie Anderson. The always crowded Eurogrooves tent shows a musical program that leans more towards trance than the day after. The progressive house institute Renaissance is proud to present the magical duo Deep Dish on Friday.

Unique for this edition of Dance Valley is the campsite where you can spend the weekend! The dance campsite is a camping trip to the country's most energetic campsite in the Spaarnwoude recreational area feels like an exciting expedition to the Amazon. A great and unknown adventure, will definitely be a welcome mini break. For some, it will mean surviving on little sleep, but for most, an unparalleled electronic journey. But the fact is that thorough preparation makes partying and dancing in the magical Velsen hills a whole lot more pleasant. So pleasant that you don't have to worry about food or showers! The shopping can be done in the supermarket on the campsite: buns, sandwich filling, and orange juice for tomorrow's breakfast. And some alcoholic drinks and crisps to enjoy the memory after returning from the festival grounds. The showers will be available to give yourself a rise and shining look.

Everybody who will join on Friday have to stay overnight at the campsite and will get a chance to experience 'Silent Disco'. At Dance Valley, Silent Disco will be there with her 'Double Digital Silent Disco' with state-of-the-art headphones. The sound will be digital and people can control bass, treble and volume levels. What is entirely new is the fact that you dance people can switch between two channels without experiencing any sound interference. You can choose between DJs from Dance Valley's line-up, playing dance, and Silent Disco DJs, who play a mix of all possible house styles. Just see different dance styles and encourage each other to change channels. The headphones are free and people can dance as long as they like!

Cinema Exhibition
Dance Valley is pleased to present, coming for the first time to Europe, straight from the United States: BOOM! CINEMA, a cutting edge festival of Music, Feature Films, Short Films and exclusive music videos from all over the world.

Boom! Cinema is the brainchild of Sid Zuber, one of the original creators with a shared vision which led to development of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the United States. The festival has received numerous awards including the prestigious Pollstars Festival of the Year, for two consecutive years. With such a reputation to uphold, Coachella boasts an impressive line-up of talent from all over the world. Included in the line-up for this year are: Nine Inch Nails, Keane, Coldplay, Weezer, Snow Patrol, Josh Wink, Ambulance LTD, M83, Jamie Cullum, Boom Bip, Armin Van Buuren, JunkieXL, the Chemical Brothers, the Prodigy, New Order, Bauhaus, the Gang of Four, Arcade Fire, Donavon Frankenfreiter, Autolux, Stereophonics, Z-Trip, DJ Krush, M.I.A., Thrice, Roni Size and more.

Off course a special café will be open at the campsite. The Café never closes and is designed to be a fun meeting place for the festival guests. Visitors can drop by during the middle of the night for a drink, a cup of coffee or bite to eat. In the morning it is naturally the ideal place to have breakfast, read the paper and start a new day of partying in Spaarnwoude.

Saturday the 6th August
Next day, on Saturday the 6th august from 10 o'clock in the morning, we – all 15.000 diehards – will welcome the other 45,000 people at the entrance of Dance Valley and the total of 60,000 people dancing in the valley will be reality. One dance, one love, one happiness........ Dance Valley Festival 2005.

The line up for Saturday will be as amazing as Friday. A one-liner by Carl Cox from England goes as follows: "Missing Dance valley for a year means not having lived for a year". This year, Mr Dance Valley will be present on both days and the DJ states he can hardly wait to pack his bags and make the crossing to Velsen. Cox will host an own area called Global Stage and will be headliner on Friday on the mainstage. Carl Cox: "Friday provides room for 15,000 people only; Saturday for 60,000. However, the number of visitors will not influence my set. Often, less is more. Friday will largely be attended by real fans who really want to go crazy. I'm happy to host for the second time in my career an own area at the festival and I've invited the best techno names for that."

In those 2 days over 150 world class artists will be present on Dance Valley Festival. Going out of your mind with the best DJ's and live acts in the world an entire weekend; that is what it is all about. Everyone will take a short night for granted, and catch up on sleep when they return home, tired yet satisfied.

Festival: 5 & 6 August 2005
Campsite: 5 – 6 & 7 August 2005
Recreational Area Spaarnwoude – Amsterdam Velsen

62,50 Euro ex fee Saturday only // 95 Euro ex fee Weekend ticket
PHONE: +44 1702 34 50 50
Coach trips from United Kingdom.

DanceValley 2005 Line-up:

Friday 5th of August:

Carl Cox, Sasha, Marco Carola, Christopher Lawrence, Nick Warren, Erick Pike

Eddie Halliwell, Above & Beyond, Tall Paul, Jean, Ronald van Gelderen, Marcel Woods, Ian Betts, Ton TB

Gaetano Parisio, Darren Kay & Preach back 2 back, Jan Liefhebber, Vin-iLL, A.R.D., Hardcell LIVE, Carlos Rios & Vincent de Wit LIVE, Oliver Kucera LIVE

Deep Dish, Satoshi Tomiie, Nic Fanciulli & Behrouz, Marcus James, Nick K

Eric Prydz, Derrick May, Sebastien Leger, Dave Angel, Jamie Anderson, Marnix, Vince Watson LIVE, Joris Voorn LIVE

BK, Lisa Lashes, JP, Mark EG, Energy Dai, Paul Glazby, Amber D, Fausto, Danny D Mixmag prize winner, K-90 LIVE

Jesper Dahlback, Headman, Agoria, Dion, Nuno Dos Santos, Pablo vs Nauta, Alter Ego (Live), Jon Tejada (Live), Codec & Flexor (Live), Drillem (Live)

Crystina, Zaven, Funky Paradox, Ambient Daan, MPS Pilot

Robert Feelgood, Vicenzo da Bull, Melvin Reese, Kreed, Alex

Saturday the 6th of August

Deep Dish, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Ben Sims, Nic Fanciulli & Dean Coleman, Trevor Rockcliffe, David Mas, Alexander Koning

Proteus, Tidy Boys, Tom Harding, Eddie Halliwell, Scott Project VS Derb, JP, Danny D, Rob Tissera, Jay Pidgeon, Rossi, Dark by Design aka Gaz West LIVE, Organ Donors Dex n FX

Global Stage
Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Umek & Valentino Kanzyani, Marco Bailey, Michel de Hey, Lucca, Vibe

Armada Stage
Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz & Perry O'Neil, Remy, M.I.K.E., Stonebridge, Harry Lemon, Mischa Daniels

Christopher Lawrence, Jean, G-Spott, Jochen Miller, Randy Katana, Adam Sheridan, Ian Betts, Marcus, Scott Mac, E-Craig, NU NRG LIVE

Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Darren Kay, Preach, Anderson Noise, Shinedoe, Greg Martini, Alexander Kowalski LIVE, Hertz LIVE

Sasha, Steve Lawler, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela, Redanka, Joyce Mercedes, Infusion LIVE

Darren Emerson, Seb Fontaine, Dr Kucho, Marnix, Benny Rodrigues, Erick E, Roog, Mustafa, Laidback Luke, Sebastien Leger LIVE, Dimitri & Eric Nouhan LIVE

Circo Loco
Timo Maas, Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo Villalobos, Tania Vulcano, Cirillo, Luciano, Clive Henry, Locodice, Fabrizio, Andrew Grant

Basti/Tiefschwarz, Steve Bug, DJ T, Terry Toner vs. Herr Arter, Mason, Monika Electronika, Groove Addicts, The Youngsters (Live)

Psychadelic Trance
Xavier Morel, Bansi, Riktam, Stella Nutella, Zen, FDG, Infected Mushroom LIVE

Sven van Hees, Ambient Daan, Zaav, Ishtar, Ocean

Miss Nine, Rob Boskamp, Bjorn Know-How, Deep Mac

Dance Valley Festival 2005: One weekend, 60.000 party people

July 14, 2005 at 12:53 PM CEST

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