Sensation, the legendary event loved and missed by all is coming back to Amsterdam, and oh my it seemed like forever since it went away.
Remember Sensation? No? Then you’re not old enough. The mythical event was first held in Amsterdam just after the turn of the century in 2000, in the then Amsterdam Arena – now called the Johan Cruijff Arena. Ravers flocked every year to witness the magic up close and personal.
For the first two years, there were only single Sensation events, with Sensation White and Sensation Black being created a bit later on to differentiate the harder genres (Sensation Black – later named BLACK) and trance (Sensation White – later named Sensation). Until 2005, Sensation was religiously held in the Netherlands but in that year, it was also held in Germany and Belgium, thus marking the international expansion of one of the only major events in the world to have a dress code.
Throughout the years, Sensation was a landmark of the dance music scene and the best that it had to offer, with names like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia, ATB, Marco V, Laidback Luke, Felix da Housecat and more all having performed on the central stage.
Unfortunately, things started to go south due to “poor” selection of genres, with Sensation transforming from a mainly trance to a purely house event, thus forgetting somewhat its origins in order to appeal to a broader market. The move didn’t work and ID&T, the organizers, felt the need to show fans that although Sensation was now a house event, it stayed true to where it started.
Now, the event is back to Amsterdam, after its last edition being held there in 2017. ID&T announced this new voyage is to be called “Sensation Beyond”, and it is set to take place on July 4th, 2020 in the obvious location – Johan Cruijff Arena. It is sure to be packed with nostalgia and ravers as well.
You can pre-register for tickets or check for further information here.