Awakenings is a Dutch techno festival, considered to be one of the best festivals in Europe. It takes place several times a year across different venues. Awakenings has New Year and Easter editions at Gashouder (and Halfweg), and Summer Camping Festival in Hilvarenbeek. The events typically last for several days and feature live and Dj acts by rising stars as well as the biggest names of the scene.
Awakenings Festival was originally organized as a one-day event in Spaarnwoude—over 100 acts on more than eight stages spread throughout the Velsen Valley, so-called Netherland's techno mecca, drawing 80,000 visitors. Since then, the numbers have increased even more. The lineups of the festival in the past years included Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Sven Väth, Dax J, Marcel Dettmann, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos, Rodhad, Seth Troxler, and Dixon.