Vamos - The Event Guide
A Kings Weekend in Amsterdam
Now that the Easter eggs are all found, it´s time for us to look ahead to the next Holiday, a personal favorite of mine, Kingsday. Kingsday which used to be Queensday is a unique day on which all of Amsterdam turns into one big outdoor party, celebrating the King´s birthday. There is no doubt this year will be a uniquely festive one, with the best flea markets, shows and performances in every square, each with that special Dutch brand of good cheer. While the canals fill up with leisure boats full of partying people most locals are selling their goods to the public. One in five households in Holland participate in the flea market where you can find anything from shoes to a bathtub. Just walk around the city in Saturday morning to find great buys. But this is only a fraction of the fun available. If you are looking for more of the party atmosphere Amsterdam will provide it in spades. Here are a few things to look out for and as always check out Vamos for last minute inspiration. Stay tuned into as well for daily updates.
KINGSNIGHT WAREHOUSE W/ TALE OF US - LIFE & DEATH, IT
Amsterdam Roest, Czaar Peterstraat 213, This indoor/outdoor venue supplies a unique atmosphere that cannot be found too many places. The lineup looks great Tale of Us , Terry Toner, East End Dubs, and Adriatique. Adriatique is a must see live playing.
STRAF_WERK - KINGSNIGHT W/ MACEO PLEX
De Overkant, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 87, You have to take a ferry over to Amsterdam-Nord but wil be well worth the trip. Seeing the city from the water for free on your way to great music cannot be beat. Maceo Plex, Richy Ahmed, Raaf, and Detroit Swindle lead the way of a very talented group for artist.
ORANGE MONKEYS! @ THE SKINNY BRIDGE
Skinny Bridge, 1018 EK Amsterdam, This landmark is one of the most majestic on the Eastside so you will love to views and the atmosphere. Monkey Business is a great foundation with the proceeds from the bar going to the protection of endangered orangutans and the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra. It is there rainforest with an alarming rate cut for among other palm oil plantations. Artist like Anton Kuertz , Daniel Zuur & Florian Wolff LIVE, as well as Wannabeastar will provide an eclectic variety for your pleasure.
A few others Kindsnight events to look at :
THE SHELL XIV KINGSNIGHT W/ CINNAMAN
KONINGSNACHT FEAT. BLAWAN & THE ANALOGUE COPS
ANOTHER BULLSHIT KINGSNIGHT FROM CLEVELAND
KINGSDAY STRAND WEST 2014
Kingsday Strand West, Stavangerweg 900, This is a great location right on the other side of Westerpark. The music and the people are amazing; I would highly suggest you to attend this year with artists like DVS1, Bob Nagel & Michael Jacques, and Boris Werner spinning into the night.
CARTEL KINGSDAY OUTDOOR
CARTEL Kingsday Outdoor, Frederik Hendrikplantsoen, this is a popular meeting point as it is a free venue and centrally located on the westside of the city. A great place to start your afternoon or to spend your evening. Artist will start spinning around 11am and will go all day. Times Are Ruff , SHMLSS, and Daan Groeneve
CLUB NIGHT & A NIGHT WITH MCDE
Trouw, Wibautstraat 127, This place never disappoints and its Kingsday lineup is packed and will surely be missed as this is the last year of Trauw being open. Motor City Drum Ensemble will hold down his new residency A Night with MCDE. No matter what you do you will have an amazing time and truly unique adventure.
Some Other Kingsday ideas:
VELOUR KINGSDAY SUPER SALE
KINGSDAY MADNESS 2014
BAKERMAT PRESENTS ♚ KINGSDAY OPEN AIR
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Vamos Picks: Coachella
Coachella is here and as the music world sets its sights on the Small California City of Indio, I wanted to give you a small insiders guide on some acts you shouldnt miss. Obviously everyone knows all about the headliners; NAS, Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Beck to name a few that are at Coachella. I am here to save your ears from sitting around at Kid Cudi Live hating life. So here are some of those dont miss shows that will make your toes and dance moves really happy.
First on Friday there are some real easy ones not to mix the biggest two would be Nicolas Jaar and Dixon. This is no joking matter these two were on the top 20 must see artist of 2013 for good reason, their sets are amazing and will keep you grooving as the sunsets. Solomun is on that same stage and I think you know by now how I feel about him. Last one not to miss on this glorious Friday is MS MR, a real surprise when I was listening to a few live tracks just had a great feeling and I can only imagine with it would be like in to be dancing in the sun. This would be my great starter.
Saturday you will have to make a few hard choices but as long as you dont miss The Magician and Bombay Bicycle Club you are probably in a good place. I have to bash but Kid Cudi and MGMT are artist you can miss live. Here is my small gem if you can get there earlier in the day check out Ricoshei, they are a real fun group to see live.
Sunday has a few of the big guys that show a wide range of fun but Beck is always a good choice and Disclosure will be unreal on the outdoor-stage. Little Dragon and Art Department fill in a whole mid evening as Classixx will probably point you in the right direction.
We will be back with a couple blog post in the mid week from some Coachella goers. Check out our Coachella Playlist for more musical inspiration for this weekends artist. Try to get yourself into one of the VIP parties like Neon Carnival or H&M Loves Music if can. They are a nice get away from the main park. Uber will have a pickup & Drop-off point in a LOT 1C near the corner of 49th and Monroe to help you get to and from the venue. Hope you have a great weekend full of wonderful people and memories. By- Robert Novorolsky
Here is one of our former interns Cynthia Lind rocking the New Black Vamos T-shirt. Stay tuned to see how you can get yours.
The guys @prentisi @luisalegria walking out of @schnaydermans event
Greetings from #stockholm
Here at Vamos we have been working happily over the past month with two groups from the Swedish-based Hyper Island School. Students from Karlskrona and Stockholm each received different briefs to help tackle upcoming challenges for Vamos & Friends. We are ecstatic about helping these future lords of business, giving them guidance, and allowing their creativity run free. I will be flying up to Sweden to meet with the group from Stockholm in person as they present the final client pitch.
I cannot tell you how excited I am about heading to this beautiful city. Obviously, the first thing I did was check out Vamos to see what type of events I could fit into my already tight schedule. I think I found some really good ones that fit my love of style and adventure.
Thursday is all about the style with Stylein´s showroom/shop Spring Opening show from 16:00 to 19:00 this Thursday, HÖKENS GATA 5. Johanna N & Marc UÅ vernissage @ WOS Accessoarer, Hornsgatan 98, jumped out at me due to my love of sunglasses and interacting with people. The location seems to be unique and should be a nice walk through between 17:00 and 20:00. I plan on Finishing off the night with a bit of dancing @PLEASANT to try and get a taste of the Swedish nightlife . The party starts at around 22:00 and with Laura Bacaj and Klara Nov KLARA NOV spinning into the night.
With Friday being packed with meetings, I can only afford one event in the evening, and I think I got the right one picked out Gallery 2.35:1 presenting Robag Wruhme & Axel Boman @Berns starting at 23:00. This event is sure to have a great atmosphere to finish off the trip.
My bags are packed I am ready to go…… Stockholm here I come.
Stylin event :http://smarturl.it/u7q64c
WOS Accessoarer event :http://smarturl.it/gjqqp9
Gallery 2.35:1 :http://smarturl.it/m9l3do
By Robert Novorolsky
Popup Street Art Gallery & Closing Party
One of the most exciting street art galleries from London, The Graffiti Life Gallery, is hosting a popup show this week here in Berlin. The event, which is going on now, ends with a big celebration on Saturday the 29th of March. “The Graffiti Life” show plays host to a number of embryonic graffiti and street artists .
Set up by a collective of graffiti artists and creative people, the gallery aims to promote graffiti as a positive art form by supporting artists associated with graffiti culture. The event which is being hosted by Hostel World and Visit Britain is a must see with a delightful secret that you can only be unlocked after registering, here.
With its limited showing you should make sure not to wait to attend. Make your way down to Torstrasse 95, 10119 Berlin. You can browse the show room daily from 12pm to 12am, or even pick up a print to brighten up your flat.
The Closing Event on the 29th of March, is sure to be one to remember. With the secret locked behind the curtain, complementary drinks and great people this party will go on through the night. Starting officially at 7pm, all you need is to register here to get on the list.
Bar open 7pm to 12pm Daily
Entrance: free by need to register
by Robert Novorolsky
The secret lies within… #thegraffitilifegallery (at The Graffiti Life Pop Up Gallery)
Miami Music Week
America’s most important electronic music gathering is returning to South Beach in Miami. Whatever you call it Ultra, Miami Music Week, or Miami Winter Music Conference, this event kicks off the festival season in spectacular fashion. The city where the party never seems to stop brings in the top DJs, producers, promoters, and party goers for one week of fun in the sun.
The event really gets going on Tuesday, March 25 in affiliate clubs and venues throughout the week all over the city. The culmination of the week-long musical adventure is Ultra Music Festival that kicks off on Friday, March 28th and finishes the weekend out on Sunday, March 30th. Some of the biggest acts in music will be in Miami.
If you are lucky enough to be one of the people to get their newly sun-kissed bodies in Miami this week, let me guide your ears and your dancing feet.
Some must-sees on Friday are Kaskade and Eric Prydz on the Main Stage… Kaskade puts on an amazing live show while Eric Prydz will wow you with HOLO, a hologram visual that is stunning. If you have never seen Carl Cox live don’t miss out on this opportunity, this legend has can make your feet tap and your hips sway like very few others can.
Saturday is where I get a little bias maybe cause the LIVE Stage is where where the best party will be. If you don’t catch 2manydjs you are seriously missing out, they are one of the best acts I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. Trentemøller and Paul Kalkenbrenner are also sharing their craft with you on the live stage. The combination of these three acts lined up back to back to back will make you want to set up a little festival family dance party and not move. An act not on the live stage that you should try and go see is Solomun on the Underground Stage. Solomun´s minimal beats and grooves can bring your evening to a great place with ease.
On Sunday you really can´t go wrong when you are at `Majestic Casual Stage` RAC closes out a day that includes Goldroom, Moon Boots, and Jonas Rathsman. All of these artist will guarantee to make your final evening in Miami a memorable one. If you are looking to really cap things off with a bang. On the main stage Hardwell will for sure leave all those in attendance wanting more festivals and more music. Lucky for everyone this is just the start of what looks to be one amazing festival season.
Cant wait to see you all smiling and dancing this spring and summer away. As always you can check out Vamos - The Event Guide to help you find the best places for you to go. Cheers
By: Robert Novorolsky
After a gloomy couple of days, the sun has shown up for the first day of #spring. #berlin #oranienburgerstr
A great escape in #Berlin #hackeshermarkt
An gloomy day here in #Berlin #hackeschermarkt
The suns out and it’s making everyone happy. #sunnydays #berlin