E-lake festival Echternach

E-lake festival Echternach

In het weekend van 10-12 augustus vindt aan het meer in Echternach het jaarlijkse E-lake festival plaats. Het festival trekt ieder jaar zo’n 25.000 bezoekers. Dit jaar verwelkomt het festival 3 Nederlandse artiesten.


Vrijdag 10 augustus 2018 – 0:00 -1:00 – Main Stage

Kensington (https://kensingtonband.com/)


Rock band Kensington have released their new album Control. The first single of the album is Do I Ever. “What do I know, I ought to grow but do I ever?” singer Eloi Youssef asks in this grand rock song about vulnerability and surrender. With Control, the band (which apart from Youssef consists of guitarist Casper Starreveld, bass player Jan Haker and drummer Niles Vandenberg), have made their most ambitious and intense record yet. It’s also their most personal, and introspective.

Control is the follow-up to Kensington’s 2014 release Rivals, the two times platinum album that brought them to clubs and festival stages all over Europe and built them a solid fan base around the continent. European Festivals Kensington played at include Sziget, EXIT, Frequency, Gurten, Life Festival, Werchter, Lowlands and Pinkpop. The album included the hit singles Streets, War, Riddles, and Done With It.

World famous dj Armin van Buuren also teamed up with the band for the international hit single Heading Up High. As part of this collaboration, Kensington have joined Armin on his Armin Only World Tour, visiting arenas all over the world, including China, Brazil, Australia and the US.

The band, whose 2013 hit song Home Again was featured in an international Jack Wolfskin commercial, will kick off its own European headline tour early 2017. In February and March, they will play venues of up to 7,000 people in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. At the end of the year they will play 5 sold out shows at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome in Holland.

The new album Control is a statement about the here and now. The lyrics on Control, all written by singer Eloi Youssef, are more personal than ever before. Besides using his own life as a source of inspiration, he’s also a keen observer of the people around him.

To record the album, the band members moved to Rome for two months in early 2016. At the Forum Music Village (the studio where Ennio Morricone recorded his renowned movie soundtracks) they’ve worked with producer Michael Beinhorn (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden). Control is all about extremes. It contains the quiet and gentle Storms, but also a loud rocker like St. Helena and even an a-typical, guitar-free song (Regret), which mixes electronica with rock and almost borders on industrial. “Even up to the point of mixing the songs, we often didn’t have a clue what the end result would be,” says guitarist Casper Starreveld. “There wasn’t any control whatsoever. The road was bumpy, nerve-wracking and intense. Beinhorn kept asking the question: have you fully surrendered to this song? We wanted to make a record that would evoke strong reactions, rather than playing it safe. We started digging deeper into ourselves to reveal hidden layers and found all these extreme edges within our musical DNA.”


Zaterdag 11 augustus 2018 – 22:00-23:00 – Main Stage

DJ Ruben de Ronde (http://rubenderonde.nl)


Synthesizing the landscape surrounding him, Statement! Music!’s Ruben De Ronde keeps his progressive, trance and chilled out mind set in overdrive- striking a signature musical balance. Owning a tune in all he surpasses, the celebrated Dutchman takes his studio to the crowds from his Armada residency to festivals, and A State Of Trance tours with Armin Van Buuren around the globe. DJ, producer and label owner, Ruben has all bases covered, taking his genre spectrum to the next level- always.

In the studio, he is no victim to the genre black hole, breaking the mold across the prolific trance and progressive domes while taking the chilled out tips for a ride. His global recognition has tainted dance floors of the ASOT world that he embarks on with solo efforts, while collaborating with acclaimed artists like Tenishia and singers like Shannon Hurley, Nanje Nowack, Victoria Ray and Aelyn. Following with remixes for Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate and Above & Beyond, his studio barely rests. A milestone in itself, the soundscape album ‘From Sao Paulo To Sofia’ has gone from the ASOT600/650/700/750 tour to the hands of Hardwell where it’s been featured in the I Am Hardwell AND United We Are World tours while shining in the fellow Dutchman’s documentary also. In tune, Ruben’s track ‘Stoer’ walked into the hands of Joris Voorn’s Rejected Records where it saw the tech driven artist embrace its entrance.
The highlight of 2015 was, without a doubt, creating the official anthem song for the world largest outdoor trance festival, Amsterdam’s ‘Electronic Family Festival’.

Stepping outside the studio and Ruben De Ronde unleashes in the clubs and upon the stage, dominating bill spots across Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Dance valley, Nature One’s main stage, Kazantip, A State of Trance live events and gracing half a million people welcoming in Hanoi’s new year. As DJ Mag’s trance reviewer in Holland and crowned boss of ‘Sound of Holland’ weekly radio sessions on Afterhours FM and Sirius XM, Ruben hits a nerve within the electronic music industry, also taking a firm stand as host on ‘Tomorrowland Radio’ and ‘Armada Night Radio’.


Zaterdag 11 augustus 2018 – 23:00-0:00 – Main Stage

Mark Sixma (https://www.marksixma.com/)


Mark Sixma is man whose music many Trance fans know by heart. Hailing from Breda, the Dutch city that provided the world of dance music with scene leaders such as Tiësto and Hardwell, he is responsible for some of the genre’s most revered anthems, as timeless as they are essential to any Trance and EDM enthusiast’s collection.

From his first notable forays into music production to delivering singeing records that proved invaluable assets to Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show and meritorious mix albums, Mark Sixma has proven himself to be among Trance’s front-runners, remaining one of the only producers to knock himself off of the #1 spot in Beatport’s Trance charts, claiming both the #1 and #2 position simultaneously. His many productions in various genres of EDM have gained support from the majority of top DJs in the world, including his collaborations with artists such as Armin van Buuren, W&W, Andrew Rayel and Emma Hewitt to name a few.

On the live front, the long-time producer turned DJ played some of the biggest venues worldwide, not to mention his electrifying performances at the world’s largest dance music festivals, such as Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, Dreamstate, A State Of Trance and Ultra Music Festival.

Between his sublime originals, monumental remixes for luminaries such as Armin van Buuren and Hardwell and his exhilarating DJ sets, it’s clear for all to see – and hear – that Mark Sixma belongs where he’s currently at. The very top of the Trance scene.