In roughly three weeks time, Lowlands Festival will open its doors to around 45,000 revellers, all of them more than prepared for three days of hedonism, musical discoveries and euphoria. Today, the organization revealed the full time scheule for each day as part of its annual newspaper. You can find everything you need after the jump.
The annual Lowlands newspaper (which you can also read online) was put out in combination with Dutch newspaper NRC Next, and it encompasses 36 pages of pre-festival fun for the eager Lowlands fan. In and amongst features about naked jacuzzi’s and segments on Joey Bada$$ you can also find the day-by-day time schedule, which is perhaps the most vital element to the whole weekend. You can access the time schedules by clicking here.
Of course, a good festival is nothing without a few heartbreakig clashes. That’s why we’ve decided to take a look at the whole schedule and round up the worst clash each day has to offer.
Friday – Limp Bizkit (Alpha) vs. Mark Ronson (Bravo) vs. Fuzz (Charlie) (18:00-19:15)
This is a tough one. Do you a) go crazy in the pit with Fred Durst, b) lose yourself to some of Mark Ronson’s most incendiary hits, or c) get stuck into some good old American mind fuzz courtesy of Ty Segall? Each option has its pros and cons of course, yet if it was up to us we’d be right in the thick of it moshing to some of nu-metal’s finest anthems. That’s because, however much you love or hate them, Limp Bizkit are just one of those bands you have to see live before their marijuana-scented candle fades away. Beside, Mark Ronson’s only DJing this time round, and Ty Segall will keep coming back for as long as Amsterdam welcomes him with open arms. No brainer, really.
Saturday – FFS (Alpha) vs. Mini Mansions (Charlie) vs. Dollkraut (X Ray) (16:00-17:00)
Saturday also presents itself with another heart achingly tough clash. Although 2015 has been one hell of a year for Franz Ferdinand & Sparks collaboration FFS, it’s also been a good ‘un for psychedelic summer poppers Mini Mansions, whose connections are deeply entrenched within the world’s of Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age. It’s also been a good year for Dutch DJ Dollkraut, who has spent a majority of it destroying festival upon festival. When it comes to Lowlands, though, what do you really want to see? The special names, of course. FFS win this time round, something which is purely down to the nature of the collaboration which Alex Kapranos and co. formed with the Mael brothers. Mini Mansions are nowhere near done, and Dollkraut will more than likely DJ in your back garden on some cold October weekend.
Sunday – Interpol (Heineken) vs. AWOLNATION (India) vs. Ought (X Ray) (18:45-20:00)
The phrase “easy like Sunday morning” simply doesn’t exist in Biddinghuizen, especially if the final day clashes are anything to go by. Whereas Friday and Saturday both presented a handful of clashes between them, Sunday has them in abundance. The Maccabees or Pond? Twenty One Pilots or Allah Las? Major Lazer or Django Django? It’s all there on Sunday, with the worst clash of them all taking place between demure rockers Interpol, synth emos AWOLNATION and obscure Canadians Ought. We could sit here preaching about how great each band really is, but we’re not even going to try and sell this one to you. Just follow your heart and see where it takes you, whether it be the heart of the Heineken, a bar by the India or the barrier of the X Ray.
Lowlands Festival takes place from 21-23 August at Evenemententerrein Walibi World. You can still buy tickets for the whole weekend here. In the meantime, you can check out our comprehensive preview here.