Milkshake 2018 is the biggest open air, queer dance event in Amsterdam. It is going to return in 2018 on the July 28th and the 29th and it is promising to be bigger and better. New in 2018 is the possibility to live Milkshake four days long by staying on the new camping at the festival.
The camp site is christened Camp Milkshake. According to the Milkshake website it is the place where “the beer is warm and the music is bad…”. Location and prices for the camp site have to be announced, so watch their website for the latest news.
This camping is the next step in the evolution of Milkshake. It started a couple of years ago out of the gay and queer scene. The philosophy of the festival is ‘be who you are’ and it is for ‘for boys who love girls who love girls who love boys who love boys…’. After a couple of successful one day editions, it turned into a two day all-weekend festival in 2016.
Milkshake 2018 extra big
And now it has added a camping for the 2018 for a full immersive experience. This is undoubtedly also to cater for the growing number of visitors from outside of Amsterdam who enjoy this unique festival which combines the ethos of love power, carnival and dance. Slowly but surely Milkshake is evolving into the queer, dance version from festivals like Sziget and Glastonbury.
To get an idea of what to expect watch this 2017 after movie: