PURE&CRAFTED: MUSIC, MOTORCYCLES, NEW HERITAGE
-Saturday, 28 September, at Taets Art and Event Park-
Tickets available now for € 25, - - DGR members who take part in the Amsterdam ride only pay 50% - you will receive an email from DGR headquarter with details once registered.
With the addition of Blaudzun (NL), Bad Touch (UK), Black Mirrors (BE), EUT (NL) and Tim Vantol (NL), the line-up of the Pure&Crafted festival on Saturday 28 September at Taets Art and Event Park in Zaandam is now complete. They join previously confirmed Bad Nerves (UK), SONS (BE), Indian Askin (NL) and Swedish Death Candy (UK).
As another highlight, the Ken Fox Troupe will present breathtaking stunts with vintage motorcycles on their spectacular Wall of Death.
On the day before Pure&Crafted, Friday, 27 September, the pre-party 'Pure&Crafted x Rusty Gold Club Night' will take place in the Q-Factory in Amsterdam with Dutch (garage/punk/psyche) rock bands Tony Clifton and Queen's Pleasure.
Finally, on Sunday, 29 September, a delicious international breakfast brings the full weight of our culinary diversity to bear prior to The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.
Pure&Crafted: Music, Motorcycles, New Heritage
Following three legendary festivals in Berlin in 2015, 2016 and 2017, plus an international on-the-road edition in 2018, Pure&Crafted will come to the Netherlands for the first time this year.
On Saturday, 28 September, the historic Taets Art and Event Park becomes your playground, with several areas spread out across the spacious grounds. The Taets is a magnificent national heritage site located in Zaandam in the Westelijk Havengebied of Amsterdam, and will be a perfect backdrop for music, motorcycle culture and New Heritage lifestyle.
The raw and unfiltered music that Pure&Crafted is known for – past acts include the US band Interpol, The Refused and The Hives – unfolds on two stages, with a new focus on fresh, up-and-coming acts from around Europe. In terms of style, the programming stays eclectic, covering indie, rock, folk, singer-songwriter, melodic punk rock and adjacent flavors.
Here, lovers of motorcycling and (custom-made) motorcycles can indulge in motorcycle culture. They’ll find inspiration in new - and vintage - models and see high-quality motorcycle clothing and accessories.
The International Custom Bike Show in the Wheels Area offers a grand vista of beauty in steel, rubber and gasoline. Customizers from around Europe present achingly beautiful bikes and let us in on a few tricks of the trade, showing off the art and craft that goes into the creation of unique designs. Guests can see, experience and chat about the painstaking handiwork that goes into top-level bike customization.
The General Store is where you can find the beauty beyond the bikes themselves. It showcases fashion, lifestyle accessories and a wide variety of eclectic food in the surrounding Food Court. You can peruse and purchase fine leather goods, clothing and must-haves from carefully selected popular brands and check out the ever-popular food trucks that showcase a meticulous selection of traditionally prepared dishes & refined drinks.
The post-show movies of the three previous editions in Berlin:
Tickets for Pure&Crafted can be purchased for € 25 (including service costs) via www.pureandcrafted.com/tickets
Taets Art and Event Park
The wonderful national monument Taets Art and Event Park isone of the most unique event locations in the Netherlands. A mysterious, historical and inspiring place that has grown into an extensive, multifunctional events area. Taets' buildings are part of the Hembrug site, a former munitions factory that belonged to the military heart of the Defense Line of Amsterdam, a line of defense that is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This industrial heritage, dating from 1897, contains beautiful national monuments along the North Sea Canal.
Taets Art and Event Park is easily accessible (address: Hemkade 16 in Zaandam) – 10 minutes from the ring road of Amsterdam and at 15 minutes from the center of Amsterdam.
Free shuttle buses will be available between the Zaandam train station and the Taets festival site.
The park has ample private parking.
On Sunday the 29th of September, we will don our finest attire with our fellow men and women across the globe to join the fight with The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. But before we press our tweed and polish our boots, we need you to donate what you can for this meaningful cause and help us reach our goal.
For your uncles, your brothers, your fathers and friends. Donate what you can, for their lives need not end.