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Alda takes over Amsterdam Music Festival

Alda Events, which has organised AMF in partnership with former sister promoter ID&T since 2013, is going solo

By IQ on 13 Jun 2018

AMF (Amsterdam Music Festival)

image © AMF

Dutch promoter Alda Events has acquired a 100% stake in AMF (Amsterdam Music Festival), after five years of organising the event in partnership with ID&T.

AMF takes place at the newly christened Johan Cruyff Arena during Amsterdam Dance Event in October, and regularly attracts more than than 40,000 visitors. It also announces, in partnership with DJ Mag, the winner of the magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs list.

Both Alda and ID&T were formerly part of SFX Entertainment (now LiveStyle), although Alda became fully independent one more in late 2016 as a result of the legal settlements around SFX’s bankruptcy. LiveStyle retains a stake in ID&T.

“We are delighted that we have reached this agreement”

ID&T’s portfolio includes leading Belgian and Dutch electronic music events such as Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Sensation and Thunderdome, while Alda organises A State of Trance in Belgium, Electronic Family in Poland and New Horizons – a joint venture with CTS Eventim – at the Nürburgring in Germany.

“We look back on a great adventure in which we have jointly grown AMF to an event of international standing”, Edo van Duyn, director of ID&T, tells local paper Het Parool. “We are delighted that we have reached this agreement with Alda.”

AMF 2018 takes place on Saturday 20 October.

 


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