7 February 2016, at 22:08
Originally posted by R33 For what is actually being affected though, it stinks for those big events. I never went to any of them to know if they were any good but to loose more events is not good for anyone.
Ah yes, now I remember that name! It's the company that bought ID&T! That sucks for many big Dutch festivals indeed. On the other hand, ID&T have been working hard already before the takeover to destroy their events. They started with Trance Energy for example. Was once the biggest indoor festival in the world and the most popular Dutch festival. Until they changed the format and the name into Energy. It wouldn't mean there would be no trance anymore they said, but that same year (2011), only a few trance DJs were left and the year after that, none anymore. The year after that (2013) was the last edition in the Ziggo Dome. There was only room for 5,000 visitors and wasn't even sold out.
But what I see more nowadays is that American companies take over Dutch companies and a few years later, they're bankrupt. Same happened with a very big Dutch warehouse (V&D). It existed for 100 years or something, was by far the biggest of the Netherlands. A few years ago an American company bought it, a few weeks ago they went bankrupt.