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N-FESTIVAL - A NEW, TWO-DAY EVENT ON MUSIC, FOOD, AND INNOVATION

Van Lennep is one of the initiators of the new N-Festival. Together with Northside Festival in Brooklyn and Endless City in Toronto, we bring ‘the best of the newest’ to Amsterdam North in April 2017. Here you can witness creative innovations, discover what’s next and celebrate the future with ingenious music and the best food there is.

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SXSW in Austin, Texas

The idea for N-Festival started in 2014. The Netherlands was the first guest country to have presence at Northside Festival in Brooklyn, incorporating Dutch start-ups and artists in the festival’s music and interactive program.

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Williamsburg during Northside
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Van Lennep created a brand around the Dutch delegation with the newspaper DUTCH TODAY. It served as the landmark and starting point for the Northside participants design.

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Signing the collaboration agreement with the founders of both festivals, the Borough President of Brooklyn and Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam

It was during Northside Festival 2014 that we noticed similarities between Brooklyn and Amsterdam North. A year later, somewhere on a rooftop overlooking Brooklyn, we signed a collaboration. A partnership between two festivals was born.

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N-Festival meet-up at Van Lennep

Within our new role as festival initiator, Van Lennep is on top of the programming, curating and mediating of the festival. We joined forces with the Amsterdam-based production bureau de Projectstudio, which plays an essential role in management, consultancy and production throughout the realisation of the festival.

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Presence at the Northside Trade Show

Together with Creative Industries Fund NL, we set up an Open Call for Innovation to architects, designers and creatives from the world of e-culture. The purpose was to trigger a ‘traveling dialogue’ between creatives and cities.

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Queue for the N-Festival event on the streets of Williamsburg

Six selected Dutch proposals made their appearance at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival in June, and will be a prominent part of the line-up in Toronto in September this year.

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Endless City in Toronto

Want to know more? Visit:

Northside Festival, Brooklyn (NYC)

Endless City, Toronto (ON)

N-Festival, Amsterdam (NL)