Awakenings Book

20 Years of Techno

We are proud to present: the official Awakenings book! Get your hands on six pounds of techno history, captured in more than 500 pages and interviews with all techno heroes. Expect nothing but techno, with Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Joris Voorn, Len Faki, Pan Pot, Maceo Plex and many more..

20 years of techno

Relive two decades of Awakenings, through the eyes of 50 of the most important techno dj’s and producers.
Awakenings is marking its 20th year. From a small dance party in 1997 Awakenings has developed into the flagship of international techno in 2017. Over the years more than 1.5 million visitors visited the events in the iconic Gashouder in Amsterdam, but also in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, New York, Sao Paolo and Goa.
The annual festival now attracts 80.000 visitors in Spaarnwoude. Most of them are not even from the Netherlands, but from countries over the world. It makes the world's largest techno event Awakenings.


From a small dance party in 1997 Awakenings has developed into the flagship of international techno nowadays. Over the years more than 2 million visitors visited the events in the iconic Gashouder in Amsterdam, but also in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, New York, Sao Paolo and India.
The annual festival now attracts 80.000 visitors in Recreational Area Spaarnwoude. Most of them are not even from the Netherlands, but from countries all over the world. It makes Awakenings the world's largest techno festival. Read all about the history of techno and of the organisation behind Awakenings
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