The fourth annual edition of Verknipt events at ADE may just be some of the strongest lineups we have seen yet. This year showcases a wide array of heavy hitting techno and house staples over the course of three days, it really is a true display of talent within both genres.
This year Verknipt welcomes artists such as Ansome, Gary Beck, Anastasia Kristensen, Luke Slater, Sterac, Claptone, Dennis Cruz, Solardo, Guti, Franky Rizardo, SNTS, and Dasha Rush, just to name a few. Each party features three arenas and killer lineups with a capacity for more than 2500 people. Verknipt is known for their big productions with great light and laser shows and, besides these events during ADE, they host parties all round the country having started six years ago.
Things kick off on Thursday October 18th with the first of two techno specials. It is headed up by the likes of Truncate, aka Ben Sims and Truncate, a pair of real techno legends, plus Soma artist Gary Beck, spectacular live shows from Ansome, Head Front Panel and Rebekah, plus more sets from Fatima Hajji, Anetha, Hotflush artist Sigha, and many more that will cover every facet of the global techno sound.
Day Two features essential breakout star Anastasia Kristensen and her unrelenting sound, plus more legends in the form of Cari Lekebusch and Ostgut Ton’s ever innovative futurist Luke Slater, Dutch hero Sterac, UK hard techno act The Advent, a solo set from Truncate, Marco Bailey and special showing from Headstrong, aka Randomer and Clouds, as well as more from Scottish big room mainstays Slam, Colin Benders, Rekids pair SHDW & Obscure Shape, AnD and Juan Sanchez amongst others.
The third and final day focuses on a rich array of house music and welcomes Dutch titan Benny Rodrigues, the mysterious masked man and deep groove shaman Claptone, infectious groove master and Moon Harbour boss Matthias Tanzmann, Sola label heads and vital tech figures Solardo, Solid Grooves founder Michael Bibi and associates like PAWSA, plus Suara’s Spanish hitmaker Dennis Cruz, a live set from the percussive, intricate groove man Guti and house masterclass from Defected and Rejected’s man of the moment Franky Rizardo.