All About AMF Festival

April 22, 2022
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Breathtaking views of AMF | © @amffestival / Facebook

Amsterdam, NH, Netherland


XL – 20k-50k



International, Casual

8 – 24h

AMF (Amsterdam Music Festival) is one of EDM’s biggest nights of the year.

The festival was the creation of ID&T and ALDA, two huge players in the Dutch dance industry, that came to fruition in 2013.

Taking place at the Johan Cruijff ArenA – the famous football stadium in the south-east of Amsterdam, this one-night-only festival brings in audiences from all over the world year after year in October.

AMF focuses solely on EDM, attracting tens of thousands of electronic dance music lovers to party from dusk to dawn.

Internationally known DJs are a common sight at this festival, as AMF brings in the biggest names in the world to Amsterdam. Some artists that have performed here are Alesso, Steve Angello, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.

AMF’s 2022 edition date is 22 October, 2022. Go get your AMF tickets on Soundclub, the social app for live music experiences covering +2,000 international festivals.

AMF’s lineup has not yet been released for this year, so keep looking!

Here’s everything you need to know about AMF.

Catch all the excitement at this one-of-kind-night | © AMF / Youtube

1. AMF began in 2013

ID&T and ALDA, two huge players in the Dutch dance industry, came together to create the very first edition of AMF.

Hardwell caught on video at AMF 2013  | © @nielshouten / Instagram

The festival took place in Rai Amsterdam with around 30 of the world’s best DJs performing in three areas. Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Alesso were just a part of the impressive lineup at AMF’s first edition.

2. AMF festival is a part of Amsterdam Dance Event

The Amsterdam Dance Event has been an annual gathering of the electronic music industry since 1996. Over the span of five days and nights, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) hosts over 1,000 events in 200 locations, which includes AMF at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

3. The festival grew quickly after its success in 2013

2014 marked the first year that AMF was set in Johan Cruijff ArenA (also called Amsterdam ArenA, being the largest stadium in Amsterdam), and it only grew from there

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Fans cheer on their favorite DJs in the Johan Cruijff ArenA | © @johancruijffarena / Instagram

In 2015, the AMF extended the festivities to two nights and it became the number one event in the whole ADE. 2016 had the largest edition of AMF yet, with performances spread over five separate days in three different locations: Heineken Music Hall, Johan Cruijff ArenA and Ziggo Dome.

4. AMF’s lineups have consistently been star-studded

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Armin van Buuren creating unforgettable memories | © @amffestival / Instagram

AMF has been bringing some of the most popular DJs of our time since its inception. 

Armin van Buuren, David Guetta and Don Diablo are huge names in the industry who have repeatedly come back to perform for AMF fans. Other DJs include Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, Avalan and The Chainsmokers.

5. Two of the hottest names in music came together for the first time ever

Armin van Buuren and Hardwell performed together for the very first time at AMF in 2017. The two performers did this as part of a new event at the festival called #TwoIsOne.

Afrojack and Nicky Romero proving two is better than one | © @EDMHouseNetwork / Facebook

Nicky Romero and Afrojack are another pair of DJs that had never performed together prior to taking part in AMF’s #TwoIsOne.

6. AMF works in collaboration with DJ Mag

Every year at this festival, DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Awards crown the number one DJ in the world. Hardwell won two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix have also won it multiple times before David Guetta snagged the title in 2020, maintaining his victory until today.

David Guetta winning yet again for 2021! | © @amffestival / Instagram

7. The AMF festival broke records in 2019

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An endless sea of lights by AMF fans| © @amffestival / Instagram

AMF’s 2019 edition was the most successful one of all, according to ALDA CEO Allan Hardenberg. More than 40,000 fans flocked to Johan Cruijff ArenA from over 100 countries, breaking previous attendance records of the festival. Tickets to the festival were also sold out at record breaking speed.

At this edition, DJ Mag’s top DJ award was given to Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

8. The 2020 edition of AMF went virtual

AMF, like many other live events, was not able to take place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Forced to get creative to find a solution, the festival’s organizers came up with, and they made this available to anyone from around the world who wanted to tune in.

Did you catch AMF’s  2020 broadcast? |  © @amffestival / Instagram

It was a huge success, bringing in over seven million fans from more than 120 different countries to the platforms, and other channels. 

9. You can get the most out of the festival with AMF’s VIP experiences

With four different VIP options, this festival really puts a lot of thought into providing the best possible experience for its attendees.

With a VIP ticket, you can get access to a special VIP entrance, to an amazing view of the stage and a surprise gift from AMF. If you want to feel extra special, the VIP Premium package provides access to unlimited food and drinks (alcoholic ones too!), a viewing deck and hospitality services on top of everything else.

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Get access to the VIP premium area |  ©

There’s also an Exclusive VIP option which provides access to a skybox along with the option to fully customize your experience by speaking to one of AMF’s representatives. Still not exclusive enough? You can get VIP table service that will provide you with the best AMF VIP service, and the best view in the whole place.

10. Get up close and personal with your favorite DJs

AMF introduced Party Pit: an exclusive dance area where world-famous DJs perform. Located just two meters from the stage, lucky fans might even be able to interact with the stars of the show as the pit is basically inside the DJ booth!

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Party with the world’s top DJs |  ©

The Party Pit Upgrade is available for purchase after you buy a ticket, so go and get one before they’re all sold out.

Now that you know everything you need to know about AMF festival, find your way to Amsterdam for the next edition where you can watch the next best DJ in the world being crowned, once-in-a-lifetime performances and party with the stars.


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