Pacha Festival

New location: Arenapark

New location: Arenapark

Springing up right next to the Heineken Music Hall and the Amsterdam Arena. Arenapark is a green park located in the south-east of Amsterdam. This new location will give us the opportunity to improve your Pacha Festival experience! More food, bigger hippy market, big chill out area’s and beautiful stages! Pacha Festival will celebrate her 5 year anniversary in style.




Pacha Festival Amsterdam celebrates its 5 year anniversary on a brand new location. Due to the construction of a new hotel on its old Java Eiland location, the epic festival now takes place near Amsterdam’s Arena Park.

The festival is organised by exclusive Ibiza club chain Pacha. The all-familiar shiny red cherries shall bring over its Balearic magic to the Dutch capital for the fifth turn, surprising visitors once more with some of the most beautiful stage dressing that can be found in Holland’s festival landscape. Combine this with the action-packed line-up and stunning entertainment, and you have a perfect recipe for a day to remember.

Line-up: First names announced!
The first names the organisation has made public are, among others Martin Solveig (in alphabetical order) ANOTR, Benny Rodrigues, Claptone, Cassy, Darius Syrossian, Franky Rizardo, Hannah Wants, Karotte, Klingande, Mark Knight, Prunk, Sander Kleinenberg, Todd Terry and UMEK. The full line-up will be released soon.

Pacha can already reveal that at least two party concepts from the club will make their appearance during the festival. One is MY HOUSE, the brainchild of French superstar Martin Solveig, and INSANE. After a sold-out ADE edition of MY HOUSE, the acclaimed concept will return especially for Pacha Festival. The INSANE stage on the other hand (known for the Friday nights at Pacha) last year was a huge success and will make its well-deserved return this year, sporting a line-up focussed more on underground house, tech house and techno.

Due to the upscaled festival terrain this year, the popular Ibiza hippie market and food village (including a sushi pop up restaurant) will now be expanded. Good news then for the shopaholics and foodies among us. Another advantage is that the new location is more centrally located and therefor more easily accessible by both public transport and car.

Start of presale: Super Early Bird tickets now available for only €35,-
The presale of the Super Early Bird tickets will start on March 5th from 12:00 noon, and can be purchased from the official website Swift deciders will be rewarded with a Super Early Bird tickets for only €35,00 (limited supply), after which the tickets will follow their normal rate through the usual four phases. VIP Tickets will give you exclusive extras such as access to the VIP deck and your own personal entrance.

Location: Arena Park Amsterdam
Date: September 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 23:00
Super Early Bird Tickets: €35,00
Early Bird round 1: €39,50
Early Bird round 2: €49,50
VIP tickets: €79,50

VIP tickets include:
► VIP entrance
► Free locker
► Separate toilet
► Marvellous view over the Main stage

Pacha Festival can be reached through public transport. From Amsterdam Central Station it is possible to take metro 54 (to Gein) and get out at Bijlmer Arena, The entrance is only a 400 meter walk away from the Bijlmer Arena station.

Michael Calfan + Nic Fanciulli

Michael Calfan + Nic Fanciulli

Following an impressive phase one announcement that revealed already big names including Martin Solveig, Claptone, Franky Rizardo, Hannah Wants, Karotte & Mark Knight. We can now reveal two new names for Pacha Festival 2016 in our phase 2 announcement: Michael Calfan (Spinnin' Records) & Nic Fanciulli (Saved Records)!

Michael Calfan
Michael Calfan quickly evolved from rising star in the global dance scene to protagonist of a fresh new sound called ‘soul house’. The French DJ delivered international hits like ‘Treasured Soul’, ‘Nobody does it better’ & ‘Breaking the Doors’

Nic Fanciulli
One of the last DJs to break through to international acclaim on the strength of his DJ’ing alone. An important purveyor of international, underground house and techno, His label Saved has become a global brand, renowned for cutting-edge releases and standout events around the globe.

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Martin Solveig

The charismatic Frenchman, responsible for the phenomenal tracks 'Intoxicated' and +1, and long-time Pacha resident, Martin Solveig will host the main stage of Pacha Festival 2016 with his My House concept. My House is a celebration of - yes you guessed it - house music and more specifically the "Future House" sound. Exactly what this means you'll just have to find out in person, but if Solveig's electro-tastic nu-disco inspired house is anything to go by, it's going to be fresh as berries.

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From the early career stages in an Amsterdam attic studio to being called "a breath of fresh air", "producers to watch", and "future superstar DJs", the importance of commitment and patience is once again underlined by the prime example presented right before your eyes: ANOTR. Consisting of 21 year olds Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney, ANOTR are the house-meets-techhouse revelations of their time. Their summer anthem 'Strobe' on Defected recordsbreakout label DFTD in early October 2015 was received with great enthusiasm.

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Benny Rodrigues

Benny Rodrigues is definitely one of the most popular Dutch dj's in the house and techno scene in Holland. This Rotterdam born and raised talent with Portuguese blood understands the art of using the funk, of getting the dancing floor full and the room to its feet. Although confessed because of its groovy/funky (deep) tech-house sound with lots of detroit, minimal and acid influences , he also loves to play a set full of jackin house!

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In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone.

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Circo Loco (and former Trouw Amsterdam) resident Cassy will be back at Pacha Festival 2016. For the third year in a row she will hit the decks at Pacha Festival whit her unique sound of house and techno. This year Cassy will release her debut artist album, produced with King Britt. As un-yet unnamed, her emotive, soulful voice features on almost every track of the album, which draws you in, telling a story of her journey in human relationships.

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Darius Syrossian

Darius' success in recent years is partly down to having been a resident for 3 different parties that although all started as brand new nights in ibiza were by the end of each season one of the best parties that summer on the white isle, VIVa Warriors, Tribal Sessions & Do Not Sleep all had Darius as resident in their first season and all three parties were a big hit on the island. Releases on labels such as Get Physical, VIVa Music, Hot Creations, 8 bit, Avotre & many more have also helped Darius gain the loyal following that he has, in 2014The annual clubbing awards in Ibiza voted Darius as Best House DJ of 2014.

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Franky Rizardo

"House is in a healthy place" according to Franky Rizardo. As a Dutchman with strong work ethic and not looking for mainstream success for the sake of it, he is one of the Dutch artist that put the deep-house sound back on the charts. With his releases on Defected, Spinnin', OFF Recordings and his weekly radio show 'Flow' on SLAM!FM in the Netherlands and on Sirius XM in the United States, Franky is ready to take the world with his refreshing deep house sound.

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Hannah Wants

Let's welcome queen Hannah! Hannah Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting and unique live sets, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham (UK). Over the past few years, a new, harder genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene, and with her unmistakable bass heavy drops and house music tempo, Hannah's live sets have secured her as bass music's leading lady. In 2014 alone Hannah picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ title at the DJ Mag awards and became Mixmag's Best Breakthrough DJ and Star Of The Year.

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Let's welcome Peter Cornely aka Karotte! Over the last two decades the German entertainer has worked himself to the top. Not necessarily as a producer, but as a worldwide revered DJ. Achieving this distinguished position by purely giving 100% each and every night at clubs all around the globe. His open approach to all electronic genres (Minimal, Tech/House, Electro, Breakbeat...) have made him unpredictable and extremely influential to many young musicians.

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Champion of the melodic house genre, Cedric Steinmyller – best known as Klingande – has been breathing new life into the electronic music world with his impeccable productions and uplifting sound, cementing his reputation as one of the most refreshing and original producers around today. His track 'Jubel' in 2013 propelled the young producer into the spotlight worldwide! Just two months in and 2016 is already on course to be Kligande's most prolific year to date. With the release of 'Losing U' and the promise of an upcoming album.

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Mark Knight

Mark Knight aka mister Toolroom records is armed with a musical library that knows no boundaries, a consistent run of hits and chart-topping ventures alike, the success of Knight's recording career is matched only by the credibility and integrity maintained throughout his discography to date. Heard through a spread of popular releases ('Man With The Red Face,' 'Alright') and high profile remixes (Basement Jaxx, Chris Malinchak), further work alongside both Faithless and Underworld has sealed a diverse musical heritage for the accomplished producer. It's music for passion, not numbers, and it's what Mark Knight does best.

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Upon receiving an Ian Pooley record for his 11th birthday, the stars aligned and Prunk's future was set. Though destined to be behind the decks, the Dutchmen soon began producing in his little attic with a remix of 'I Can See' by The Stafford Brothers as his first release. Being picked up by Hed Kandi DJ, Tom de Neef, Prunk is now traveling from residency to festival to his label, Tree Records.

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Sander Kleinenberg

Whether it's producing, remixing or dj'ing, Sander Kleinenberg has been building credibility in on all fronts for over two decades. 2016 will mark a year of rejuvenation for Sander Kleinenberg as he prepares to release new material on Spinnin' Records, Fool's Gold, and more. Representing twenty years in dance music, it's time to once again take to the road and rekindle his ability to bring levity and fun back to the dancefloors. Sander has cultivated a sound that encompasses the huge arena sound of EDM, while never wavering from his foundation in house music. Sander Kleinenberg 2.0 has arrived and will be part of the Pacha Festival line-up for the 5th year in a row!

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Todd Terry

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry is true legend in house music. By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in Europe, in addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You feel it, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies, and Royal House, all considered essential and ground breaking. In the mid 90's, the Ministry of Sound's eponymous UK label released A Day In The Life, a collection of Todd Terry tracks that had been causing dance floor panic. That then led the way to tracks 'Keep On Jumpin'and 'Something Going On'.

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Umek leaped from Slovenia's boutique Techno scene in the mid 90s to become one of the most important Techno players in the world. He successfully captured the first era of researching and recreating the rules of the dance music in recycled loops, consumer recreation and astrodisco platforms, stamping the sound of Slovenian techno on the world map of electronic music.

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Minimum age

A minimum age of 18 years or over is required - no exceptions will be made. If asked, you should be able to present your ID.

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Frequently asked questions

I can't find my ticket confirmation email?
Please email from the email address you purchased your tickets with, and include proof of payment. If you are emailing from a different email address than that used to purchase the tickets, include the address used to purchase the tickets as well.
I am having trouble downloading my ticket from the confirmation email.
This could be because the link in your email was broken. To fix this problem, follow the below steps: - Copy the first part of the link (blue) and paste it in your address bar (from https..) - Copy the second part of the link (black) and paste it behind the first part in the address bar (ends at ...lang=) - Press enter and the download page will open If you are still having problems downloading your ticket, please mail to
My ticket is lost/stolen. What should I do?
We're sorry to hear this, but unfortunately we won't be able to assist you. We advise you to reprint your ticket and arrive at the event as early as possible as tickets are only valid for a single entry and you can still gain entry to the event if the stolen/lost ticket hasn't been used.
I have paid for my tickets but have not received a confirmation email. What should I do?
It can take up to 30 minutes to receive a confirmation. Please check your Spam Folder if you still did not receive a confirmation. You can contact if you did not receive a confirmation. The confirmation is not relevant any more when you have downloaded your tickets already.
Can I show my e-ticket on my phone?
Yes! E-tickets are mobile. If you own a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android device which is capable of opening a pdf file, then you will be able to show your ticket on your phone. Keep in mind that mobile reception may be weak due to the large crowd, so please download your e-ticket in advance.
Can I cancel or return the ticket? Is there re-entry?
No, purchased tickets are non-refundable. Pacha Festival operates a strict no re-entry policy.

Enhance your Pacha Festival experience with a VIP ticket to the hottest dance music festival of the year, with access to our exclusive Vipdeck so that you can enjoy the world's biggest names in electronic dance music in comfort and style. Remember, there are limited VIP tickets available for 2016, so act fast so you don't miss out.
VIP tickets

••• VIP benefits •••

- VIP entrance

- Access to luxury VIP deck

- Access to private luxury toilets

And of course a marvelous view over the Pacha Festival main stage!


Date and location
Pacha Festival 2016 will take place on September 3th at the Arenapark Amsterdam

12:00 - 23:00

What is the minimum age?
18 about to turn 18 doesn't count. You may be asked to show your ID

Super Early Bird €35.00 | Early Bird Round 1 €39.50 | Early Bird Round 2 €49.50 | VIP €79.50
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ATM & Tokens
You need special coins at the festival. These coins are for sale at different points across the festival area. The tokens can be paid for cash, debit and credit card.

Zero tolerance
Pacha Festival upholds a zero tolerance drugs policy, which means that neither hard drugs nor soft drugs are allowed at the festival.

There are lockers at the entrance. You can easily and safely store your belongings there, and won't have to worry about them while enjoying your day. There is no official dresscode, but we would appreciate it if you put a little work into your outfit, as this will only contribute to all the party fun!

Am I allowed to bring my camera along?
You will be allowed to bring non-professional cameras into the event. You must obtain permission to bring a professional camera (please get in touch with into the event.

Can I bring my own food or drinks?
No. It is forbidden to bring food or drinks in, but there is no need for that because you will be able to buy different types of food and drinks from a variety of concessions that will be available on site. No exception possible.

There will be a after party in the city centre, more information will follow soon.

Festicket Pacha Festival travel packages


The Arenapark borders on the Arena Boulevard, right across the Amsterdam Arena and next to the Heineken Music Hall. The location is very well accessible by car, bicycle and public transport (Bijlmer Arena station, includes train, metro and bus). If you're traveling by car you can park your car in one of the parking garages around the Arena Park.

From Amsterdam Schiphol you can get a direct train to station Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, taking 15 mins the ArenA is then 5 minutes walk from the train station.

If travelling locally, Metro 54 and 50 also stop at Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena. For time schedules please check or

Address Arenapark:
ArenA Boulevard 1100
Amsterdam Zuidoost
The Netherlands