After the success (and the fun) of last year's #RCFF and Vibena Dam Weekender we are back for 2019 bigger and better..!!
Last year's weekender really was something special both musically and socially/sociably. Friendships and bonds were both formed and strengthened as we danced, drunk, smoked and laughed our way through a magical few days in the city where it seems you can't not have fun, Hammsshhtterdam..
This year we have added a boat party on the Saturday (optional at extra cost) and we have hand-picked a new intimate club for both the Friday and Saturday nights that is only a stone's throw walking distance away from The Bulldog Hotel so everything is super central and local this year.
Plus we are really happy to say that we will be returning to the Bulldog Hotel to use not only as our HQ for the weekend but once again as the venue for our welcome and farewell gatherings.
Told ya it's bigger and better than last year didn't we..!!
The whole weekend is limited to only 300 tickets and the boat party is limited to only 220 tickets so please be aware that there is a chance that either the boat or the whole weekend will sell out.
We will keep you updated as we go but once the official 300 tickets are sold we cannot magically find any more due the club and boat capacity restrictions so please grab yours asap.
Right lets do this shall we..!!
Weekend line up, as always it’s the family vibe we are going for and this line up is 110% family:
Uncle Dugs / Jono D / Billy Daniel Bunter / Fat Controller / Moose / Navigator / Shabba D / Shockin B and more (see full listings below)
Friday day / evening 3pm – 9pm – Venue: The Bulldog Hotel – Meet and greet and weekend warm up
Once again we are officially taking over the Bulldog Hotel lounge bar ( www.bulldoghotel.com ) as we welcome you to Amsterdam and sort out your wristbands and stuff.
This is your chance to get yourselves warmed up for the weekend ahead in one of the coolest lounge bars in Amsterdam.
This is not a rave this is just the pre party where you can eat, drink, smoke and dance as our djs supply the wickedest sounds of oldskool right across the board from house/garage/reggae/hardcore/soul/rare groove/pop and more to get us in the mood for Vibena Jungle on the Friday night.
DJs at the Bulldog pre party: Uncle Dugs, Jono D, Reggae Ash, DJ Vek, Gouchy and Graham G
Friday night 9pm – 3am – venue: Akhnaton - Vibena Jungle
The Friday night sees the almighty Vibena Jungle in town as we bring the vibes from London right to the heart of Amsterdam central on our debut night in our new for 2019 club ‘Akhnaton’ ( www.akhnaton.nl )
Just like last year we have hand picked a club that is perfect for what we need, intimate, decent sound, closed off for our own private event and this year its only a 5 minute walk from the Bulldog Hotel and Central station. It only went and got better didn’t it..!!
To keep with the flavour of the London parties we have called on our resident MCs to bring the vibes to Vibena Jungle Amsterdam.
6 hours of the purest Vibena Jungle spanning 1993 – 1996, nothing new, nothing outside of jungle, it does what it says on the tin..!!
Stevie Therapy will be flinging down the warm up set and then from 10pm – 3am its Uncle Dugs and Jono D b2b all night with the legendary Vibena resident MCs Shabba D, Navigator and Moose.
Vibena it a de Vibena,, you know the drill already..!!
Saturday day / evening 4pm – 8pm The Boat Party – Vibena vs #RCFF
New for 2019 (well in Dam anyway) we have decided to put on a boat party because lets face it we all love them in London don’t we.!
As we have never done our own boat party abroad we decided to do something different so for the first time ever Vibena Jungle will be going head to head with its old mucka #RCFF in a one off showcase of all things underground from 88-current day jungle / dnb and everything in between.
This means the the 4 DJs that are playing will get 1 hour each to go through the most underground of flavours spanning from the late 80’s to current day.
No bait anthems, no chart toppers, no cheese this boat party will only be the very best of the proper real deal underground vibes that we all love so much.
Fat Controller – 88-90
Billy Daniel Bunter 91-92
Jono D 93-95
Uncle Dugs 96-present day
Because we have the #RCFF night following on straight after the boat with more of the across the board classics being played we wanted the boat to represent pirate radio and the underground vibe of the scene (cos lets face it we all love the underground vibe) so all DJs will be fully going in and instructed to draw the tunes from the era they play that you don’t hear as much as you should at oldskool events.
Hosting the boat will be MC’s Shockin B and Moose, 2 of the most versatile and well loved MC’s in the game with history going back as far as the music we will be playing. The perfect additions to compliment the vibe we are looking to create.
Saturday night 9pm – 3am – Venue: Akhnaton - #RCFF presents ‘This Ones For The Family’
Straight from the boat we will be heading back over the ‘Akhnaton’ (literally a 5 minute walk from the pier we get dropped off at) to continue the vibes.
The theme for the Saturday night is ‘This Ones For The Family’ meaning literally that. We will try to cover everything musically that rave has to offer, making sure everyones tastes are catered for as we party the night away together right smack bang in the middle of Dam central.
Jungle, Hardcore, House and Garage, DnB, Euro, Techno, Acid House, Breaks etc etc etc, the whole spectrum both underground and overground (wombling free, sorry I couldn’t resist it haha)
As this is ‘One For The Family’ we wanted to get a few of you guys on the line up alongside us lot so for the Saturday night you will be musically pleasure by……..
Uncle Dugs, Billy Daniel Bunter, Jono D, Fat Controller, Bonnie Blaze, Ady Bird, Vek and Jeff B
MCs Moose and Shockin B will be continuing the vibes where we left off on the boat with us as well, perfect..!!
Anything goes on the Saturday night musically so bring your raving shoes, an open musical mind and prepare to dance your f*****g socks off..!!
Sunday evening 6pm – close (midnight) – The Bulldog Hotel - Send off party
Once again we return to the Bulldog Hotel on the Sunday evening for our grand finale send off party, last years Sunday shindig was one of the highlights of the whole weekend. Even though some people had to leave to fly home during the day and evening it really was a special little vibe smoking, drinking and more importantly laughing together as we danced till the very last drop.!
Like last year we have a mixed music policy on the Sunday so expect anything and everything.
DJs on the Sunday:
Uncle Dugs, Bonnie Blaze b2b Briggsy, Doni K, Nik C and Ady Bird.
So basically we have every angle covered, music, drink, smoke, food, hotel, local club / bar and boat party, errrrrrm I think that’s all we need to have a bloody good time ain’t it..?
If you are planning to stay at the Bulldog Hotel this year make sure you email the address below and mention you are part of this weekend before booking, ask for Robert and he will make sure you get a better deal than shown online ;-)
**ALL EARLY BIRDS AND MEMBERS TICKETS SOLD OUT..!!**
Full release weekend wristband (2 clubs and the boat party) £95
Full release weekend wristband (club without the boat party) £80
Friday club only ticket £40
Saturday boat party and club wristband £65
Saturday club only ticket £40
Saturday boat only ticket £35