Electronic Family 2011: timetable and latest info

Written by Remco on 23 July 2011 in Events
Electronic Family 2011: timetable and latest info

The weather has been indifferent for the past few weeks, but the prospect of the soon-come Electronic Family festival – and a sunnier weather forecast - is bringing a sunnier disposition to many.

The Amsterdam forest is the glorious setting for the Electronic Family festival, where three fantastic arenas with world-class line-ups – the Family Stage, A State Of Trance stage, and Space Ibiza Beats And Kumharas present Balaeric - await to massage all of the senses.


There are still tickets available for Electronic Family. We advise everyone to purchase tickets in advance through official channels at www.electronicfamily.nl. If the festival is not sold out by July 30th there will be tickets available at the entrance to the festival. Tickets will be 60 Euros apiece.


Electronic Family is an outdoor celebration for lovers of electronic music, a sound that has been rocking dancefloors for over 20 years. Two stages will consist of trance music – the most popular electronic music genre - in all its various shapes, sizes and forms, while the third stage will bring a warm Ibiza vibe to life in the intimate city forest. For the icing on the cake, multi-instrumentalist/trance songwriter Eller van Buuren will be performing. He’ll be featuring a number of famous vocalists while performing a unique live set consisting of a number of trance classics. 

Family Stage
Assigned to the Family Stage is the middle of the Electronic Family festival, the absolute top spinners in trance will be making an appearance. With famous DJs Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Aly & Fila, Gabriel & Dresden and Wippenberg on the line-up, this is one of the strongest bills you will find on any festival stage anywhere. Nadia Ali is the host of the day on this stage.

11:00 - 13:00 Wippenberg 
13:00 - 14:30 Aly & Fila 
14:30 - 16:00 Gabriel & Dresden 
16:00 - 17:40 Gareth Emery 
17:40 - 19:20 Markus Schulz 
19:20 - 21:00 Ferry Corsten 
21:00 - 23:00 Armin van Buuren

Hosted by Nadia Ali

A State Of Trance
The globally syndicated radio show A State Of Trance is an important contact point for the international electronic family. From the main green oasis area at the festival on July 30th a live broadcast of the trance event will be transmitted, which millions of listeners on the Internet can catch if they’re not in attendance at the festival. The fireworks on the A State Of Trance stage will be set-off at first by Setrise, then SEAT's Next DJ will be followed by Leon Bolier and then Rank 1 vs Jochen Miller. The middle section of the programme on this stage will consist of our No.1 DJ Armin van Buuren partnering three other top trance DJs in turn - Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten and then Gareth Emery. Simon Patterson, Alex MORPH and Sied van Riel will round off the festivities on this stage, where plenty more fireworks will be going off.

11:00 - 13:00 Setrise 
13:00 - 13:45 DJ SEAT's Next 
13:45 - 15:15 Leon Bolier 
15:15 - 16:45 Rank 1 vs Jochen Miller 
16:45 - 17:15 Armin van Buuren vs Markus Schulz 
17:15 - 17:45 Armin van Buuren vs Ferry Corsten 
17:45 - 18:15 Armin van Buuren vs Gareth Emery 
18:15 - 19:45 Simon Patterson 
19:45 - 21:15 Alex M.O.R.P.H 
21:15 - 22:45 Sied van Riel 

A State Of Trance special will be broadcast live from www.astateoftrance.com

Space Ibiza and Kumharas present Balearic Beats
From the warm south of the Electronic Family of Europe, four Mediterranean purveyors of chill out music will be flying in to play the music they soothe the masses with every summer on the party island of Ibiza. Jose Maria Ramon, Malte, Isaac and Eva Pacifico will be creating beatific atmospheres, the downtempo music providing an alternative to the rocking beats on offer elsewhere.

11:00 - 13:30 Jose Maria Ramon 
13:30 - 16:00 Malte 
16:00 - 18:30 Eva Pacifico 
18:30 - 21:00 Isaac 

Zero Tolerance

Electronic Family has a zero tolerance policy to drugs. There will be strict controls at the entrances to the festival, and any searches that find hard drugs on a festival-goer will lead to their access to the festival being denied. If large amounts of illegal drugs are found on a person, we will immediately inform the police. The same will apply within the grounds of the festival – possession of and the use of hard drugs will not be tolerated. Anyone found using or supplying hard drugs will be removed from the festival site, and the use of soft drugs is not permitted either. In addition to this, it is not permitted to take your own food or drink into the festival – there will be plenty of stalls selling food and drinks within the festival grounds. For more information about our house rules, visit www.electronicfamily.nl

Camera Equipment, mobile telephones, weather and lockers

Electronic Family will consist of beautiful people in lovely surroundings. Obviously festival-goers will not be able to store all of their experiences in their memories, and so Electronic Family does permit you to bring your own cameras – providing the photos are for private use only. Often at festivals it is near-impossible to get mobile phone service. To counter this problem, we have arranged for Vodafone and T-Mobile to put up special masts at the festival – this should solve the problem of not being able to get any mobile service.Umbrellas are not permitted on site due to safety regulations, but it will be sensible to bring something warm to wear as it may get quite cold at night-time. There will be plenty of lockers available on site in which to store your belongings. 

Traffic and transport

Electronic Family vindt plaats op het speciaal hiervoor aangelegde nieuwe evenemententerrein ‘Land van Bosse’ hier is een apart verkeersplan voor bedacht.

For people from Amsterdam and Amstelveen the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to get to the festival is by bike. There will be no extra charge for parking and you won’t have to wait for the shuttle, you can just stretch your legs and cycle through the woods to the festival. The cycle route starts at the entrance of the Amsterdam Bos (Bosbaan) and will be clearly marked. Once at the site, there will be plenty of places to park bicycles and each will have a separate letter for identification. Just follow the instructions given by the traffic stewards. Please keep in mind the safety of other festival-goers when cycling near the festival site. There will also be a special reserved parking area for scooters and mopeds.At the end of the festival, the Nieuwe Meerlaan and Bosbaanweg will be closed and you should remember to bring bicycle lights if you are cycling back to Amsterdam. Anyone who wants to go to Amstelveen can take the bike path along the Burgermeester Colijnweg. 

At the time of writing, the location of car parks depends a little bit on the weather. Follow the ‘Dance Event’ signs at the bottom of Exit 6 on the A9 (Alkmaar - Utrecht) and then follow the instructions from the traffic supervisors. For a fee of 15 Euros, the car can be parked in one of the car parking spaces. There is a free shuttle from the parking lot to the festival site and back. Please don’t park on the Burgermeester Colijnweg, as this can lead to a substantial fine and the possibility that your car is towed away. This area is monitored by police and traffic stewards.

Not yet know how you are going to travel to Electronic Family? We have a good tip: do carpool! 

RIDE HERE RIGHT NOW! This is the carpool service for events. On www.ridehere.nl you can download a carpool arrangement with other visitors to Electronic Family. Carpooling is fun and saves you money because you can share the cost together. If empty seats in cars are filled, there’ll be better accessibility to Electronic Family for all - and a better environment too. Therefore, we want to give carpool lots of extra attention. For five cars in the carpool scheme, we will be giving upgrades to VIP. And the participants will receive 10 tokens.

Public Transport
Because the Land of Bosse is not easily accessible by public transport, the easiest way is to travel to Amsterdam Zuid-WTC. Shuttle buses depart from there for a small fee to the festival site.

Taxi and Kiss & Ride
There is a taxi rank on Burgermeester Colijnweg near the festival site. The same applies for the Kiss & Ride facility.

Guests at the Amsterdam Forest

Electronic Family will be occurring in a unique place. We are particularly pleased that we can go into the Amsterdam Forest, and we want to impress on all visitors to the natural forest to please enter with caution. As always, the advice for going anywhere in the forest is: ‘stay on the paths!’We are all guests in the forest, and that also means that we urge visitors to place litter, especially plastic cups and cigarette butts, in the designated bins. A better (party) environment starts with you! We hope that everyone has the same attitude to us in Electronic Family. Look for costumes, do a sun dance and take your best happy mood with you! 

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