The Village People, a special ode to Wham, in honour of George Michael, Miss Kittin, Joost van Bellen, Riton and many more confirmed for Milkshake Amsterdam 2017.
Milkshake festival, the world’s most open-minded electronic music festival today announces the line-up for the 2017 event which will take place in Amsterdam on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.
Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the best partners from the global nightlife scene, the Milkshake 2017 line-up includes legendary American disco group, Village People whose hits include ‘Macho Man’, ‘In the Navy’ and ‘YMCA’, have been on the music scene for nearly 40 years. They will give an intense show at the mainstage Supertoys. The festival also will present the Wham’bam Thank You Ma’am stage, a special ode to Wham, in honour of George Michael. as well as performances from French electronic DJ Miss Kittin, one of the Netherland’s most influential and longest playing electronic music stalwarts Joost van Bellen and UK house producer Riton.
Milkshake, Amsterdam which is now in its sixth year. The festival has been created from the thought that ‘nothing should be mandatory and anything is possible’. Life is just a party thanks to the great diversity of skin colors, religions, sexual preferences and male and female forms. Thick, thin, small, large, gay, straight, trans, black or white: Milkshake is a true celebration of diversity and freedom of expression.
With both national and international stage hosts onboard, this year’s festival line-up is shaping up to be nothing short of amazing. Dutch photographer and artist Erwin Olaf will own a place in the Westerpark and, like previous editions, tell a story through performances, light and music. Acts confirmed for the stage include: Grumpy Old Men, Sofia Valentine, Willie Wartaal, De Deurzakkers, Bramsterdam & Big General, Victor Coral and Mason.
Transformer by Joost van Bellen, Zubrowka International and fashion designer Bas Kosters are present for the second time and will present Wannabe a Star, Riptide B2B Sjamsoedin, JD Samson and Djedjotronic. Transformer is all about transformation in the positive sense, whether you fall in love for the first time or are transgender, transformations will be told through performances by Bas Kosters.
International stage contributions come from Paris, London and Cologne. Paris’ Less Drama More Techno’s line-up includes Silvin Wood, Lylou Dallas, Ahny & Highly, Ben Manson & Rony Golding. London’s WUT? CLUB which is characterised by controversial colourful club kids who rebel against the narrow-mindedness and refer strongly to the club kids of the infamous club Limelight in New York has brought together a stellar line-up which includes Larry Tee, Jodie Harsh, AttackAttackAttack, Girli, Heidi, Nimmo, Absolute., Wax Wings, Coco Cole, Glynfamous, Digb¥, Jonathan Bestley and an installation by Jack Irving.
From Germany comes Sexy Party Cologne whose renowned parties usually take place at the Bootshaus in Cologne and are a focus during one of the largest Gay Prides of Europe. Their stage will host Kenne Perry, D’Alessandro, Alexio, Asaf Dolev and Phil Romano.
At Milkshake, the festival where „nothing is mandatory, but anything goes‘, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are brotherly represented. “De Trut” (The Bitch), an Amsterdam non-commercial disco for dykes and queers since 1985, provides a good atmosphere and good music. Play & Linx, Handjob, RZS, Meneer Van Bemmel, CKDERK, Jaded, JXSSX, Mr. Blaauw are confirmed for their stage.
Lined up for the Damage by Mister B. stage are Jordan Rag, Adam Turner, William Sizen Bell, Chris Bekker. Mister B‘s leather and fetish shops are a representative of the fetish scene since 1994.
Rotterdam is represented by partners NOW&WOW, Gaybar and Liberated who will host a line-ups including Nicky Nicole, Liberated Sound System, Morriz, Roog, Ben Manson, Remon Lacroix, Benny Rodrigues, Nala, Prins Escort, Jeff Solo & Moody Mehran, Pop on Acid, Karim Soliman, Ben Fresh, Boris Ross, Modular DJ’s, Carlos Valdes, MC Ted Langenbach, J-Ti, Leather E, Venderstrooik, Spacemaker and Mima.
With it’s own defining character, breathtaking decor and performance art, festival revellers are in for a fun and entertaining ride! ‘Let Milkshake take you to the place, where membership’s a smiling face… Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone!’
Full line-up by stage
S a t u r d a y 2 9 J u l y
Transformer: Zu Browka, Wannabe a Star, Riptide B2B Sjamsoedin, JD Samson, Joost Van Bellen, Riton, Miss Kittin B2B Djedjotronic, Bas Kosters
Vieze Poezendek: Yarrr, His&hers, Fab X Paans, Jay Boogie, Kleine Kim & D-Luzion, Covergirl Sunny, Phalerieau & MC Alainde Lon,, Rachel Green, JNM The Naked MC
NOW&WOW: Nala, Prins Escort, Jeff Solo & Moody Mehran, Pop on Acid, Karim Soliman, Ben Fresh, Boris Ross, Modular DJ’s, Carlos Valdes, MC Ted Langenbach
House of Vineyard: Rob Manga, Lucy Liu Ninja, MC Makaba Garcon, Leiomy Amazon, Jamal Milan, La Fujiko Ninja
Wut?Club: Jonathan Bestley, Digb¥, Glynfamous, Coco Cole, Girli, Nimmo, Attachattackattack, Heidi, Absolute., Larry Tee, Wax Wings, Jack Irving Installation
Less Drama More Techno: Sylvin Wood, Lylou Dallas, Anhy & Hig Low, Ben Manson & Rony Golding
Whambam Thankyou Ma’amm: Mad(onna)Men, Lady Michel, Partytrashers. Alex Kaseta (Bowie Tribute), Amrick Channa, Dr John Danserette, Roog (Prince Tribute), The G-Team & MC Divine, Miss Bunty
De Drut: 4Play & Linx, Handjob, RZS, Meneer Van Bemmel, CKDERK, Jaded, JXSSX, Mr. Blaauw
S u n d a y 3 0 J u l y
Pakhaus Berlin: The Mountain, Deepneue, Andrea Cichecki, Laurent Ho, JD Samson, Kim Ann Foxman, Miss Kittin, Carlos & Sandrien
Vieze Poezendek: Bush Bush, Koen Kardashian, Jasmine Perez, Fata Boom, Christal Empire, Rica Shay, Emanuelle Vos, Mitchel Kelly, FS Green & MC Fit, MC Anne Faye
Liberated: Nicky Nicole, Liberated Sound System, Morriz, Roog, Ben Manson, Remon Lacroix, Benny Rodrigues
Damage By Mister B.: Jordan Rag, Adam Turner, William Sizen Bell, Chris Bekker
Sexy Party: Kenne Perry, D’Alessandro, Alexio, Asaf Dolev, Phil Romano
This Is How We Drag Galore: Diederella, Loes Poeder
Totally Female: Charlie, Shug la Sheedah, Sjeazy Pearl, Femme Tastic, Alex Sinclar,, Percussionist Ceciel Moyano, JNM the Naked MC, Nina
Gaybar: Leather E, J-Ti, Venderstrooik, Spacemaker, Mima