On April 7, 8 and 9, music fans from the Netherlands, Europe and beyond will descend on the sprawling industrial landscape of NDSM Docklands for the 2023 edition of DGTL Amsterdam. Arriving in the Dutch capital in their tens of thousands, they’ll make the journey to DGTL’s flagship festival edition to witness eight stages brimming with the world’s finest electronic music talent. As the full line-up is finally unveiled, and with Early Bird tickets now completely sold out, the race is on to be part of this truly incredible electronic music event.
When they first announced dates for their flagship event back in November 2022, DGTL promised one of the most explosive line-ups and live shows for 2023. As the list of names drops today it’s clear the festival giant has absolutely delivered on that promise. Global icons and dance floor heavyweights sit alongside rising stars from the next generation, with some of the Netherlands’ most fiercely regarded talent also making it onto the billing.
The depth and breadth of DGTL’s billing as a whole also underlines their commitment towards genuine diversity and inclusivity. “Representation matters,” said Ellen Evers, DGTL’s Festival Director. “We’ve worked hard to make sure our line-up reflects the entire spectrum of communities within dance music. It’s a chance to show what genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion can produce, and give a platform to exciting artists from all across the spectrum.”
Doors open at 22:00 Friday night, GRAMMY-winning UK producer mura masa making his heavily anticipated DGTL Amsterdam debut. With The Blessed Madonna, Passion Deez, and TAAHLIAH & I. Jordan lining up alongside him in the booth, those inside the grounds of NDSM Docklands will witness 2023’s edition kicked off in phenomenal style.
Across Saturday, the big hitters keep coming. Camelphat, Jayda G, Ela Minus (LIVE), Folamour, Honey Dijon, DJ Seinfeld, VTSS and Satori (LIVE) are just the tip of the iceberg of artists dropping mind-blowing sets over 11 hours, before Denis Sulta, Danilo Plessow, Bambounou, and Kamma & Masalo take things into the deeper, darker afterparty hours.
Sunday daytime sees one of dance music’s hottest events, an Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa set, sure to be one of the biggest draws of the entire weekend. Across the Docklands, the energy will reach boiling point, the likes of Moderat, The Martinez Brothers, Hot Since 82, Monolink (LIVE), Paula Temple, SHERELLE & Special Request, Valentina Luz, Coloray (LIVE), Black Cadmium and Bonobo delivering Amsterdam a festival event to blow all others out of the water. As the stars come out on the final night, Sunday nights programming will see Octo Octa, Benny Rodrigues, Dr. Rubinstein and Sedef Adasi bring things to an explosive close.
Sustainability & Responsibility
In 2022 DGTL hit an important milestone, becoming the world’s first circular dance festival. In 2023, DGTL’s sustainability team will work towards a new goal: positioning DGTL as a thriving festival that goes beyond circular. The festival will work with the Doughnut economy model in cooperation with the city of Amsterdam.
In recent years, DGTL has been working to get the festival’s emissions to 0 by using circular systems. Now they are taking the next step by asking visitors to take responsibility for the emissions from their travel movements. It comes down to collective accountability to ensure that the visitor’s last emissions are also reduced.
Everyone should always be and feel welcome at DGTL. The DGTL team has striven to be inclusive for every sex, race/ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, religious affiliation, age, physical or mental ability.
In 2022 DGTL started their journey exploring the concepts of safe spaces and festival ethics with its DGTL Safe(r) Project. For this year’s edition DGTL will continue on that journey.
DGTL has positioned itself as a unique and distinctive festival since its first edition in early 2013. With music, art, sustainability and responsibility as its main pillars, DGTL events have established their unique position in the festival landscape worldwide. The Amsterdam-based festival has already gone far beyond the country’s borders with editions in Santiago, São Paulo, Tel Aviv, New Delhi and Mumbai.
DGTL Amsterdam 2023
April 7 – 8 – 9, 2023, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam
For more information visit www.dgtl.nl
FRIDAY APRIL 7, 22:00 – 05:00 (OPENING NIGHT)
THE BLESSED MADONNA, MURA MASA, PASSION DEEZ, TAAHLIAH & I. JORDAN
SATURDAY APRIL 8, 12:00 – 23:00
AGAR AGAR, ANETHA, ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (AND & DASHA RUSH LIVE), BAMBOUNOU, CAMELPHAT, CARISTA, CINCITY, COLIN BENDERS (LIVE), COLYN, DJ SEINFELD, DOUDOU MD, ELA MINUS (LIVE), EVAN BAGGS, FKA.M4A, FOLAMOUR, HONEY DIJON, INEFFEKT, JAN BLOMQVIST (LIVE), JAYDA G, LOGIC1000, LOLA HARO, MONA YIM (DJ SET), NALA BROWN, OGAZÓN, OLYMPE, PARALLELLE (LIVE), ROSS FROM FRIENDS (LIVE), SALOME, SAMUEL DEEP, SANSIBAR, SATORI (LIVE), SOFT BREAK, SPEKKI WEBU, STEAM DOWN, SWEELY (LIVE), TSEPO, VERITY, VTSS, VUUR
SATURDAY APRIL 8, 23:00 – 05:00
BAMBOUNOU, DANILO PLESSOW (MCDE), DENIS SULTA, KAMMA & MASALO
SUNDAY APRIL 9, 12:00 – 23:00
AKUA, ALBERTA BALSAM (LIVE), BLACK CADMIUM, BONOBO, BUDINO, CERA KHIN, CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL, CHARMAINE, CHRIS STUSSY, COLORAY (LIVE), DJ MELL G, ELIAS MAZIAN, ERIS DREW & OCTO OCTA, EZRI JADE, HENRIK SCHWARZ (LIVE), HOT SINCE 82, HUNEE, ISABELLA, JENSEN INTERCEPTOR, JOËLLA JACKSON, KLANGKUENSTLER, MARIE MONTEXIER, MAX COOPER (LIVE AV), MODERAT, MONOLINK (LIVE), NAONE, NELLY, NGONI EGAN, NOUMÉ, PAULA TEMPLE, PHILOU LOUZOLO, SHERELLE & SPECIAL REQUEST, SOICHI TERADA (LIVE), SUZE IJÓ, TAMMO HESSELINK, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, TOMAN, VALENTINA LUZ, VLADIMIR DUBYSHKIN, ZOHAR
SUNDAY APRIL 9, 23:00 – 5:00
BENNY RODRIGUES, DR. RUBINSTEIN, OCTO OCTA, SEDEF ADASI