Secret Cinema B2B Egbert
Michel De Hey
In Holland the birthday of the queen is celebrated every year on the 30th of April. This year the local authority of Amsterdam decided that most of the big dance events had to be removed from the city centre. After long negotiations Loveland Queensday finally got its approval. Long rave the mayor! This year the Oosterpark in Amsterdam will host the oldest of all the Amsterdam queensday parties.
Loveland Queensday began in 1995 at the nieuwmarkt as open air event. In 2003 the party moved to the Stoperaplein. After many successful years they had to move again in 2010. Just outside of the centre the Wertheimpark became its new home. Without any problems the party was held for two years in a row.
Loveland Events, the organizer of the event, was shock when they heard of the new policy for queensday in Amsterdam. Again they had to move. Not long after they found a new location. The beautiful and green Oosterpark in the east of Amsterdam. About a ten minute walk from the old location.
The only problem was the approval. The local authorities did not want any big parties near the centre of Amsterdam. Behind the scenes everything was ready for a great party, but Loveland’s hands were tied without a permit. And without an approval the legacy of 16 years Loveland Queensday was in danger.
With only six week to go it finally became clear that all the hard work paid off. Loveland Queensday is a go. The line-up was already prepared a contains some great names. Secret Cinema B2B Egbert, Monika Kruse, Sébastien Léger, Kaiserdisco, Michel de Hey, Remy, Dimitri Kneppers en Marnix will take the stage from 12:00 - 20:00 pm.
The authorities did not want Loveland Queensday to be a free event anymore. Due to this condition and the strict rules required visitors will have to buy a ticket. The organization emphasizes that the ticket price is as low as possible. There is even a special campaign for everyone who is in the possession of an Loveland Festival 2012-ticket. They will receive a free ticket for Loveland Queensday.