Category Archives: Festival

Festival time!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs, pictures .

Yes.. I have to say playing at festivals is the best.. people are much more relaxed and loose… so they dance more quickly and dare to make contact! And its an adventure.. always.. getting there (and away;-) finding decent food.. meeting strange people.. and playing at awesome stages like the Bombascha fire engine for example! This beauty vintage vehicle is the queen of the Bombacha stable… with a DJ booth behind the drivers cabin… and a huge tent above stretching from the ladder. I joined this rebel clan of chefs, acrobats, musicians and free spirited eccentrics again this year at the liberation day.. Playing b2b with DJ Tommi and Basura for plenty of people who were willing to move their bodies to our spicy world grooves! click for the link

Socrates @ Living Village!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, Festival, gigs .

This is a festival gig I really look forward to! Its a young festival that only just started but I heard a lot of good stories about it from friends and colleagues after last years edition.. Not one of those copy-paste festivals which there seem to be a lot of lately but one with a true soul and magical character of its own.. 🙂 To top things I’m also playing b2b with an old friend and DJ buddy, Irfie J, with whom I have a very easy and fun chemistry behind the decks! So I really look forward to doing a deep & spicy organic electric dance set at the ChilloutLoud stage on the 20nd of June ! Hope you can make it there! click for the link

Socrates Live impression

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, Festival, gigs, video .

Yes every now and then its time to update my PR! So my sets, style and energy during live sets has changed a lot in the past years… So this, video is kind of where I am at now.. My dear cousin Soraya Amber an excellent photographer and film maker joined me during one of my summer festival gigs to capture the vibe and made this short but sweet impression.

Into the Woods!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

A slightly mysterious festival, not even sure what to expect exactly.. got a good feeling about this one though. I play here on Saturday afternoon Sept. 9. I’m aiming for a tropical pyschedelic tribal and sun drenched set inspired by the moment, the place, the people the trees the birds and the spirits of the woods!

Surf grooves

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

Just got back from Scotland playing at Secret Farm Fest near Aberdeen.. After surprisingly sunny hot days over there I’m back in flat good old Holland to Play at Surfana Festival on the 22nd of June at the beach off course.. near Bloemendaal. Time for some more hot tropical grooves! Feelgood Summer days!

Sunshine grooves in Belgium

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

I’m back at one of my favorite festivals, the Afro Caribbean Festival in Belgium. Happy to be part of this great line-up! Some great bands which I’ve been a fan of for while like Terrakota from Portugal, the Afro Beat master Orlando Julius and the rousing, explosive Dub Pistols!  And to make thing even more exciting I’m doing the final set after the last band… what an honour!

Sweet Festival time is here!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

I still love playing outdoors at festivals best of all! More space more freedom to move and people are already in a party mood. This was at Dutch Liberation Day in Utrecht May the  5th. Sharing the DJ booth with Tommi el Mariachi & MPS Pilot.. playing for the Bombascha freedom stage.. we had a lot of fun!

Dancing with the writers

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

Yep, I can safely say it has become a tradition! My first festival gig of the year at the International “Writers Unlimited” Festival in the Hague! After all the talking, listening, stories, philosophies, poetry & performances.. there always seems to be a feeling of relief a build up energy that is longing to explode into movement with drinks and laughter.. and that’s where I come in with my spicy brew of global dance grooves! Very happy to have been invited back once again to rock the dancefloor during the festival after parties, both on Friday & Saturday night, 21 & 22 January at Theater aan het Spui. click for the link

Shimmy Shake Festival

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs, new mix, radio appearance .

I’m playing at the Fusion Bellydance festival in Rotterdam Shimmy Shake on November 12. I’ve used my preparation for this gig as inspiration for my latest contribution to the Concertzender radio show “Solta a Franga.” Tune in on Friday November 11 23.00 and expect a sensual dancefloor mix with Arabic flavors, dancehall, rumba, global bass, and off course lots of bellydance grooves.

Socrates & de Graaf

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, Festival, gigs, new project! .

We’ve actually been playing & doing gigs together for a year already.. But this season we’ve taken it to a new level.. I build a groove-tale with dub tracks, funky electronica, a dash of D&B and a generous hand full of Afro- Latin, Tropical & Indian flavours. Arjen de Graaf adds his soulful and swirling violin to the mix improvising and completing the musical journey. First we’ve mastered the lounge vibe and now we’ve taking our spicy brew to the dancefloors.. next stop: Festival Karavaan in Alkmaar!