‘Circus’ is the fun-filled theme of this year’s edition. Naturally, since the festival’s premiere in 1995, music has always been the foundation, and programming that features quality combined with diversity continues to take priority 13 years later. This year, a number of new high-profile areas have been added. In keeping with tradition, once again a large number of artists will be making their Dance Valley debut.
In the valley, none other than Paul van Dyk – number one in the world, according to DJ Mag’s Top 100 list – will be headlining what hopefully will be a bright sunny day. The Berlin trance guru will be accompanied on the main stage by a group of musicians playing live, and will share the DJ booth with Ferry Corsten, Erick E., Marcel Woods and Umek vs. Valentino Kanzyani. Dance Valley 2007 will also mark the return of the second outdoor podium. With enough room for 10,000 hard dance fanatics, it’s time to raise the roof in more than one sense in the HQ area. In addition to a number of impressive back-to-back sets, the line-up also features sets by greats including Tom Harding, Yoji Biomehanika and Proteus. True to form, the black giant Carl Cox has invited a group of his best techno friends for the Global area, including several exciting new names. The capital’s Electronation organisation, too, has come up with a sizzling programme that will be music to the ears of every fan of quality underground techno, electro, tech-house and minimal.
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One of the standouts among the newcomers to Spaarnwoude is the American superstar Rush, who arguably will be presenting the finest hard techno line-up this year in his Lost in Music with Kne’ Deep area. Mega DJ Marco V. will also be hosting his own tent and his In Charge area will be a meeting place for the best domestic and international DJs. Dutchman DJ Jean, another international star, has also been given his own area. His Madhouse stage promises to turn into just that given the killer, all-Dutch line-up. The American hero Christopher Lawrence is the undisputed king in his native country and has assembled a downright impressive delegation of top DJs for his Continental area, including Blank & Jones, Judge Jules, M.I.K.E., Ian Betts and John ‘00’ Flemming. The guys from England’s trend-setting Defected will be serving up everything a house fan could want, including gigs by our very own Roog and American heavyweights Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez and Sandy Rivera.
The summery Ibiza area will be a star-studded affair with representatives from more or less all of the party island’s clubs that count: Amnesia, DC10, Pacha and El Divino. Amsterdam’s legendary Beat Club will present several pioneers who have personally helped put dance on the map: Pierre, Mr. C, Dimitri, Paul Jay and initiator Per himself. The theatre/chill area will offer a colourful spectrum of street theatre - including interactive shows - which promises lots of surprises for visitors, while the musical accompaniment is bound to add to the festival fun, too. The Red Bull Art-Break area can best be described as a musical Mecca for everyone who loves alternative and urban music and everything that goes with it, such as breakdance and graffiti. And finally, not to be forgotten, there is the Entrance area where five DJs will be working their magic to get everyone pumped up as they are waiting to enter the festival grounds. See you all at the Valley of Dance!
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