Recap: Beatloverz @ Sportpaleis Ahoy Rotterdam
Sportpaleis Ahoy in Rotterdam is the home for the Beatloverz events since 2010. Starting in 2008, the event grew bigger and bigger towards this special 5 years anniversary. In the past they had huge names like Afrojack, Sidney Samson, Quintino, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Bingo Players, which says this is not just a standard event. We visited the latest edition on the 16th of November and had a blast!
Ahoy in Rotterdam is one of the biggest event halls in the Netherlands. It’s a multifunctional events accommodation with a rich history of amazing and inspiring events and exhibitions. With its unique combination of a Congress & Meeting Centre, six Exhibition & Event halls and the famous Ahoy Arena, Ahoy offers a platform for live communication, business and entertainment. It also fitted perfectly to this event, even tough the main hall was a little bit too full. Luckily they also opened the stands above the hall, so people could party there as well.
We already told you the big names that played their tracks at Beatloverz in the past, but also this year they managed to arrange international names like Martin Garrix, Shermanology, Gregor Salto, Quintino, Vato Gonzalez, The Partysquad and way more. With two different stages, they created a huge night for every visitor. Gregor Salto spiced up the night with his absolutely insane set and after that, things only got better. The second stage, Lovingbeatz, might have been smaller, but people were going absolutely mad on the sets by for example Girls Love DJ’s, The Flexican, The Partysquad and Lady Bee. The dj’s definitely gave everyone a good night!
Most of the festivals are just focused on the music, which of course is good, but Beatloverz went further than that. They arranged a lot of entertainment, like a Brassband, waders, foam sticks, gargoyles and dancers. When you were too tired of dancing, you could also take a rest at one of the tip-up seats on the stand. We saw zero troubles at all, but unfortunately some visitors were more critic. They said the lines for the toilets were too long, they had to wait too long for a drink and at some point, there were no lockers available. These are all details that might give you a negative feeling during the night, but it can’t be the reason to call this event ruined.
Well, we can say one thing, the audience went loose like it was their last day alive. Especially when the SS Quintino floated on the hands of the visitors, people went bananas. Most of the times, a good line up with big sets, makes the crowd very positive and willing to party the whole night. It was a long event, which started at 10 pm and ended at 8 am, so you needed to have a long breath. Luckily most of the visitors had and kept on partying till the very last second. Unfortunately there were some fights, but it’s almost impossible to prevent those situations from happening. The biggest part of the audience was just raving like they should.
When we take a look at all our points, we can definitely say that this night was more than successful. Ahoy provided the visitors with the biggest venue Holland has to offer, the organisation made sure that everyone had a good time (with a few troubles), the audience partied like nothing before and the dj’s played sets to be remembered. I hear people asking for the livesets very often, something that must be a good thing, everyone wants to be part of this event.