Ricardo Villalobos, Holly Herndon and Jeff Mills are among the names on 2016’s huge line-up.

The first names have been announced for this year’s Dekmantel Festival, taking place in Amsterdam from August 4-7.

The line-up encompasses everything from techno heavy-hitters to local crate-diggers, with Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills and James Holden among the biggest names.

Berghain residents Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock and Kobosil appear alongside Dixon, Tale of Us and Detroit favourites Robert Hood, Theo Parrish, Moodymann, DJ Bone, Daniel Bell and Marcellus Pittman.

Fatima Yamaha, Lena Willikens, Pev & Kowton, Donato Dozzy, Joey Anderson, The Black Madonna, Blawan, Midland, Palms Trax, Optimo, Jackmaster, Objekt, Call Super, Pender Steet Steppers and Jane Fitz are some of the festival’s other DJ highlights.

Labels including Sex Tags, Rush Hour and Viewlexx will also perform showcases featuring DJ Sotofett, Soichi Terada and Legowelt.

The festival will also host a number of intriguing back-to-back sets, with Helena Hauff teaming up with DJ Stingray, Roman Flügel playing alongside Daniel Avery, Tama Sumo going B2B with Lakuti, Regis paired with Veronica Vasicka and Joy Orbison playing with Ben UFO.

Several live acts will also make up the bill: Tony Allen, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Adrian SherwoodESG, Holly Herndon, DBX, Surgeon, Ben Frost, Aux 88, Mike Parker and the Rebuild project of 808 State’s Graeme Massey & A Guy Called Gerald will all break up the DJing with live sets.

Dekmantel will also highlight Amsterdam’s DJ talent: Tom Trago, San Proper, Young Marco and Awanto 3 make up just some of the locally-sourced artists appearing at this year’s festival.

The festival takes place in Amsterdamse Bos and at various locations across the city, split into a day and night programme. You can check the full line-up so far below, and find full details and tickets at the Dekmantel Festival website.

The Amsterdam event is one of two festival from Dekmantel this year: the organisers are launching an intimate Croatian festival this September called Dekmantel Selectors.


Ricardo Villalobos
Jeff Mills
James Holden & Camilo Tirado: Outdoor Museum of Fractals
Lee Scratch Perry and Adrian Sherwood
Tale Of Us
Theo Parrish
Ben Klock
Marcel Dettman
Nina Kraviz
DBX (live)
Daniel Bell
Ben Frost
Digital Mystikz
Tony Allen
DJ Koze
DJ Harvey
Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini: Devotional Songs
Ben UFO B2B Joy Orbison
The Orb
Tony Humphries: Zanzibar Classics
Robert Hood
Surgeon (live)
Donato Dozzy
Rebuild (live) (808 State’s Graeme Massey & A Guy Called Gerald)
Roman Flugel B2B Daniel Avery
Fatima Yamaha
Holly Herndon
Helena Hauff B2B DJ Stingray
The Egyptian Lover
Aux 88 (live)
Juju & Jordash
Joey Anderson
The Black Madonna
Magda B2B Mike Servito
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Palms Trax
Marcellus Pittman
Rush Hour: Soichi Terada, Antal B2B Hunee, Interstellar Funk
Moritz Von Oswald
Regis B2B Veronica Vasicka
Mike Parker (live)
Call Super
Special Request
Black Devil Disco Club
Sex Tags: DJ Sotofett, DJ Fett Burger, Don Papa
Tama Sumo B2B Lakuti
Peter Van Hoesen
Viewlexx: Legowelt, I-f, Intergalactic Gary
Ron Morelli B2B Samo DJ
TR-101: DJ Pete and Sleeparchive
DJ Nobu
DJ Bone
Young Marco
San Proper
Beautiful Swimmers
Pender Street Steppers
Dasha Rush
Palmbomen II
Pev & Kowton
Abdulla Rashim
Tom Trago
Sadar Bahar
Lena Willikens
Sassy J
London Modular Alliance
Jane Fitz
Awanto 3
Orpheu the Wizard
Dekmantel Soundsystem

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