3 October 2023
Milkshake Festival is an open-minded electronic dance festival that has made its mark in the city centre of Amsterdam. Born from the thought ‘everything is possible’ Milkshake shows that entertainment, music choice, choice of clothing, and status have nothing to do with sexuality. In previous years there have been 9 stages per day that showcase (inter)national event organizations, artists, and performance artists. The most played genres are electronic, house, disco, pop, techno, R&B, and dancehall.
Milkshake is more than just a party, it's about community and cultures, statements, social impact, and creating awareness. Aiming to help guide everyone to the same place of being activists and empowering each other is what we believe should be implemented into daily routine. We encourage all Milkshake visitors to align with our values in order to create an inclusive and safe environment for everyone to feel welcome.
We are working towards global unity, love, peace, and acceptance. Our intention is to create and give a platform to artists and performance artists that belong to underrepresented groups that are not yet wholly accepted in our society. Life is a party thanks to the great diversity of skin colours, body shapes, sexual preferences, and gender identities,
Thick, thin, small, large, gay, straight, trans, black, white, and everyone in between: people are the salt of the earth and this is what we celebrate!
Whenever we feel like the world needs a sprinkle of all the goodness that Milkshake Festival has to offer, we take the party indoors. There are multiple rooms to explore, offering an array of various music genres, vogue balls or performances. Previous editions have been held at Ahoy in Rotterdam and in Amaze during Amsterdam Dance Event.
Love has no borders! The Milkshake team adores spreading love around the globe and in 2017 and 2018 we co-produced Milkshake Festival in São Paulo and created some unforgettable moments.
Each year, Milkshake partners with the For All Who Love Foundation. This foundation pays special attention to marginalized groups in 4 pillars: LGBTQIA +, the elderly, people with disabilities, and supports projects against racism and discrimination.
Over a thousand LGBTQIA+ visitors with psychological and/or physical disabilities and their caretakers find their way to the Westerpark in Amsterdam to enjoy a full-blown festival experience. Every year volunteers make it possible to enjoy an afternoon full of music, wonderful DJs, vibrant dancers, various activities, and delicious food and drinks.