Welcome to the Awakenings website. Here you'll find all the information about the Awakenings events. Awakenings is an event label that focusses on organizing Techno parties. Since the first edition of Awakenings was on March 30th 1997 in De Gashouder, part of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Awakenings went on the become a well-known concept in the Techno-world. The annual Awakenings festival is one of the biggest techno festivals in the world

Most Awakenings parties have a theme which corresponds with a genre within the Techno music. Examples of these are Drumcode, Electric Deluxe and Minimal. In recent years Awakenings organized more than 10 editions every year.

The first Awakenings edition abroad was on November 1st 2014. This edition was held in London. Since then parties have been planned in New York, Manchester, Antwerp and Santiago.


De Gashouder which is part of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam lies on Klönneplein 1 and is the home of Awakenings. This historic structure was built in 1902 and was the biggest of Europe at the time. The gas was stored above the Gashouder in a steel tank that extended telescopically to a height of 40 meters.

The Gashouder with its circular, pillar less, iconic interior provides space for 3500 guests during the Awakenings parties. It's not without reason that it's nickname is: "The Techno Temple".

De Gashouder