In our first Mix of the Week of 2022, Hernan Cattaneo lands with a 6 hour live mix from the iconic Dutch venue, Woodstock 69 recorded in August 2021.
More then 25 years ago, 3 friends from Zandvoort had a dream..
They wanted to create a place where everybody would feel at home. Where it isn’t important what you are or what you do, but who you are is. Where it doesn’t matter what clothes you wear or what car you drive, as long as you feel relaxed and are happy with that. A place with good vibes, where you can enjoy great music, nice people, and off course: sun, sea and sand.
After a long period of insisting at the city municipality’s office the three gentlemen got a spot assigned on the beach of Bloemendaal. And with two containers, a beer tap and a leaky football, Foundation Woodstock – Foundation for Sports, Games and the distribution of Love – was born.
This didn’t stay unnoticed, to say the least. Right from the start there appeared to be a huge need for a place like Woodstock. People from all walks of life found their way to this unique spot. Chillin’ in a tipi and dancing under the starry sky seemed to be a gift from heaven.
Over the years Woodstock became a well-organized machine and a name known all over the world. With it’s very involved staff, good kitchen and, off course, amazing deco. But the no-nonsense mentality hasn’t changed over the past 25 plus years. The playground is still open, so don’t be surprised to find the whole personnel dressed up in rabbit suits on a weekday or be in the middle of a spontaneous jam session on the terrace. The power of permissiveness seems to prove itself over and over again.