What can I say about SonneMondSterne ? I have always had a soft spot for this festival. When I called them back in 2002 and told them I wanted to do bustrips and do their promotion in Holland, 1 of the 2 owners jumped in his car the next day and drove over 600 kilometers to meet me.
My 2nd time Nachtdigital. We left perfectly in time from Amsterdam and Utrecht with a doubledecker bus filled with partypeople, ready to go wild for about 48 hours.
Our departure was perfect, but after about an hour, the heating element showed the motor was overheating, so we drove into a garage at 3 am, where a mechanic was waiting. He checked it, fixed it and after about 2 hours we were on our way again.
5 Days Off is a 5 day indoor festival in Paradiso and Melkweg. It features a wide range of artists varying from Koze to De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig. I went to the Thursday night in the Melkweg, featuring Ellen Allien, Joris Voorn, Koze, Stephan Bennemann, Isolee and John Roberts.