Viva la techno: Awakenings reveals 2013 line-up

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If you’re a techno devotee, you’ve probably marvelled already at Awakenings. The festival happens each summer at an expansive site in Spaarnwoude, 20 kilometres outside of Amsterdam, with two open-air main arenas and at least seven smaller stages. On 29 June 2013, another elite line-up will gather for a full-throttle day and night. The mind-boggling thing about the party (apart from its long line-up) is how condensed it is: 11am to 11pm, one day only. Understandably, fans have barracked for it to be spread across a whole weekend, but in 2013 it remains just 12 hours of power.

The sound of Awakenings is resolutely techno and house, from the hard-edged to the deep and atmospheric. The 2013 line-up features selectors like Adam Beyer (the only DJ to have played all 13 editions of the festival), Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Len Faki, a Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann team-up, James Holden and Sven Vath alongside live acts Modeselektor, Miss Kittin, Max Cooper, Ben Sims, Extrawelt, Gui Boratto and Fritz Kalkbrenner.

For those of us who like to live vicariously, the festival creates some high-quality post-event video content, and you can find some 2012 highlights after the line-up list. For an example of how the set times run, last year the Area Y stage presented a dream run of scene heavweights: The Wizard himself Jeff Mills, Luke Slater presenting Planetary Assault Systems, Rotterdam icon Speedy J and finally to close it out, Awakenings pro Chris Liebing.

Awakenings 2013 line-up:

Abstract Division
Adam Beyer
Alan Fitzpatrick
Awanto3 (live)
Bart Skils
Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann
Ben Sims (live)
Carl Cox
Dave Clarke
DJ Koze
DJ Rush
Extrawelt (live)
Fatima Hajji
Fritz Kalkbrenner (live)
Gaiser (live)
Green Velvet
Gui Boratto (live)
Ida Engberg
Ivan Smagghe
James Holden
Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff
Jeroen Search
Jeff Mills
Joran van Pol
Joris Voorn
Joseph Capriati
Keinemusik (Adam Port, &ME, Rampa, David Mayer)
Kevin Arnemann
Len Faki
Loco Dice
Manic Brothers (Drumcode)
Mathias Kaden
Marco Carola
Max Cooper (live)
Mirella Kroes
Miss Kittin (live)
Modeselektor (live)
Nicole Moudaber
Nina Kraviz
O.B.I. & ViperXXL
Oliver Koletzki
Oscar Mulero & Reeko
PET Trio (Pet Duo & Miss Djax)
Peter Van Hoesen
Pink Noise (Fernanda Martins & Candy Cox)
Some Chemistry & La Vondèl & ME.N.U. (live)
Speedy J
Sven Väth
The Advent (live)
Tim Wolff & Invite
Trentemøller (dj set)
Triple Religion (Arkus P, Boris S & Robert Natus) (live)
Underdogz (Lukas & Malke)
Vitalic (live)