Last summer, I saved all my money (and energy) for one festival: Luminosity Beach Festival at Beachclub Fuel in Holland, which I can safely say was worth all the hard work and nights out I sacrificed. For pure Trance lovers like me, there really is no better Trance festival than Luminosity (or Lumi as it’s more commonly known), as it features the biggest and best names in Trance, as well as smaller, less well-known artists, who play over three days. On the beach. In the sunshine. With a bunch of other smiley-faced ravers… is that enough to entice you? If so, read on to find out more about this year’s event and how you can be a part of it.
Waiting for the madness to begin
When is it?
Lumi’s coming up pretty soon! In just one week in fact, however day tickets are still available, so you’ll pleased to hear it’s not too late to get your hands on one. The event begins at midday on Friday June 24th and goes on till 11pm on the 26th then for the more hardcore amongst you, there’s an official afterparty which runs from midnight through to 6am. Wowzers.
Dancing to Trance in this setting = sheer bliss
How do I get tickets?
It is no longer possible to buy weekend tickets via Eventim, the official ticket agent, however you can still purchase tickets for Friday here. If you’re itching to go for the whole weekend, have a look at the Luminosity Beach Festival Facebook page, where a number of people are selling spare tickets, or check out ticket resale websites such as Ticketswap, Stubhub and Seatwave.
Our crew last year
Uff, who ISN’T playing! I can guarantee pretty much each and every one of your most beloved Trance DJs will be on the agenda as, like I said before, all the biggest names get asked to perform at this awesome Trance festival. Some of my personal favourites on this year’s line-up are:
Menno de Jong
John 00 Fleming
Head to Luminosity’s website to view the full line-up and find out when each DJ will be taking to the decks.
The Thrillseekers played twice last year and smashed it both times
How do I get there?
If you’re not based in the Netherlands, you’ll firstly need to have a look at last-minute flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (for the best rates, use Skyscanner). From the airport, you hop on a train to Amsterdam Centraal then take another train to Zandvoort aan Zee via Haarlem, which takes roughly half an hour. Once you’re in Zandvoort, take Bus 81 to the venue, or a taxi. When I went, my friend and I hired bikes and cycled to the festival each day, which saved us a bit of money (and was a lot more fun!)
Address: Beachclub Fuel, Zeeweg 84, 2051 EB Overveen, Netherlands.
Where should I stay?
Pretty much everyone I know (myself included) opted to stay at Center Parcs last year, which was a great choice as it’s cheap, conveniently located and means you have plenty of options for places to keep the party going at the end of each day. Our apartment became the go-to place each night, after we hosted an after party there on the first night, which meant none of us got much sleep but it was ohhh so much fun. And yes, we continued to play Trance, Trance and nothing but Trance into the early hours of each morning.
If you’d prefer to get away from the madness and give your ears a rest at the end of the day, there are several options for hotels, including Hotel Hoogland, Hotel Zeespiegel and Amsterdam Beach Hotel. For a more extensive list, and to make reservations, visit Hotels.nl.
To get yourself in the mood, have a read of my Luminosity Beach Festival 2015 review, which I wrote for Data Transmission, and check out the official after movie below. I’m gutted I won’t be able to make it this year, but a family member is getting married, so I can’t really miss that! Have a great time if you’re planning on going, stomp hard for me and enjoy every minute.
I’ll be getting my ticket for Lumi 2017 as soon as those early birds get released…
Written by: Milly Day