What to expect from the biggest outdoor Trance festival: Electronic Family 2016…


Ever since its first edition six years ago, Electronic Family been one of the main fixtures on the Trance calendar. The Dutch Trance festival held annually at Het Amsterdamse Bos has been continually expanding its reach and is set on bringing a spectacle unheard of to its crowd. Even tied to a full-blown Trance compilation (Electronic Family – The Official 2016 Compilation), it has quite a lot to show for this year. So we’re here to tell you just what kind of madness you can expect from Electronic Family 2016

Electronic Family 2016 – Family Stage

Let’s face it. Electronic Family wouldn’t have been such an acclaimed festival if it hadn’t spoiled the ever-avid Trance family with an eye-popping line-up every so often. Pay attention boys and girls, because this is where the Family Stage comes in.

Represented by musical heavyweights and hard-hitters alike, the Family Stage is (arguably) this year’s main attraction. From fan favorites such as Andrew Rayel, Gareth Emery, KhoMha, MaRLo, Shogun, and more to special live sets from Ferry Corsten (presents Gouryella) and Markus Schulz (presents “Watch The World”), the Family stage is what most of Electronic Family’s attendees have set their sights on. And as icing on the cake, none other than iconic songstress Emma Hewitt will be hosting the stage. It doesn’t get any more epic than this.

Full Line-up:

  • Aly & Fila
  • Andrew Bayer
  • Andrew Rayel
  • Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella
  • Gareth Emery
  • KhoMha
  • Markus Schulz presents “Watch The World”
  • MaRLo
  • Shogun
  • Willem de Roo
  • HOST: Emma Hewitt

©Marc van der Aa

Electronic Family 2016 – Anjunabeats Stage

The Anjunabeats Stage makes another grand appearance on Electronic Family this year. Though Above & Beyond themselves couldn’t be there, their label’s stage is represented by the likes of Arty, Cosmic Gate, Grum, Maor Levi, and more. Expect Anjunabeats’ own blend of Trance to add to the wide range of Trance sounds Electronic Family 2016 is to offer. What’s not to like?

Full Line-up:

  • Arty
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Grum
  • Jerome Isma-Ae
  • Kyau & Albert
  • Maor Levi
  • Neil Ribbens

©Floris Heuer

Electronic Family 2016 – Legends Stage

What’s a Trance event without a stage dedicated to its strong legacy and to those who’ve been the genre’s icons since its early days? Just looking at the line-up will surely have you thinking back to when it all started. Expect some genre-defining classics to emanate from the sound system through sets from Johan Gielen (Trance Energy Classics Set), Marcel Woods (Classics Set), Timelapse (by Marco V), and more. This can only be one hell of a trip down memory lane.

Full Line-up:

  • DJ Toyax
  • First State
  • Johan Gielen (Trance Energy Classics Set)
  • Marcel Woods (Classics Set)
  • M.I.K.E. Push
  • Misja Helsloot
  • Stadium4 (Andy Moore & Lange)
  • Timelapse (by Marco V)
  • HOST: MC Marxman

©Joep van Aert

Electronic Family 2016 – Grotesque Stage

Though the Family Stage is likely to draw in the larger part of the crowd, there’s no denying the Grotesque Stage brings a lot of excitement to Electronic Family 2016 as well. Some of the bigger names in the line-up include Ben Gold, Paul Oakenfold, and RAM, and there’s a world-exclusive b2b set from Trance titans Cold Blue and Amir Hussain. The Grotesque Stage certainly adds to the spectacle.

Full Line-up:

  • Ben Gold
  • Cold Blue b2b Amir Hussain (World Exclusive)
  • Dimension
  • Neelix
  • Paul Oakenfold (Perfecto Fluoro Set)
  • Pure NRG
  • RAM
  • ReOrder
  • Sean Tyas & Menno de Jong
  • HOST: MC Da Silva

©Mitchell van Voorbergen

Cannot wait until the 23rd of July to get a piece of Electronic Family 2016? Check out the playlist below to get in the mood! For the last sets of tickets or more information, head over to

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