Exclusive Innovation ‘In The Dam’ VIP Ticket Competition

Exclusive Innovation ‘In The Dam’ VIP Ticket Competition

You have all seen the competitions that require a social like, a share and a comment. They no doubt have a place but not in this competition..

All we are asking is that you email your name, mobile number and date of birth and that’s it! Do it quickly though as the end date is sooner than you think – 9th October.

To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to all 3 nights of Innovation In The Dam + VIP access on the Saturday night at The Box Club (including queue jump, access to VIP bar & mezzanine balcony overlooking the dance floor) simply send an email!


  • Over 18’s only (Photo ID will be required)
  • Email jamiesection23@gmail.com with the subject – Innovation in the Dam 2016
  • Travel and accommodation are not included
  • Email must be received by 11pm on 9th October 2016
  • If you are successful, we will contact you after the competition closes
  • Missing the telephone call will put your entry in jeopardy

Check Jamie’s exclusive interview with DJ Ollie below..

Innovation In The Dam 2014 was a massive success for you guys with a huge amount of ravers making their way over to Amsterdam. How do you create such a following for an overseas event? It must be quite a gamble each and every time?

“As with our ‘In The Sun’ holiday in Spain, we’ve been building this event up for over a decade now to the stage where we have people travelling from all across the world to attend. Innovation holidays are known for a certain level of production, so we strive to always out do what we achieved at the previous years event. Word seems to have got round how good the past few years have been because ticket sales are already up 25% on last year, it’s looking highly likely to sell out again”

What should we expect for 2016? Any untold surprises you can share?

“If we gave away info like that then it wouldn’t be a surprise any more would it!

We have Majistrate hosting his Sweet Tooth Recording boat party this year, it’s the first time we have done a daytime boat party for the November Dam event. The response to that was amazing, the whole boat sold out in just 4 hours!”

The Box is immense! What’s the capacity of that place? Any details on the sound system?

“It’s an incredible venue and only really open for very special events, it’s nice that we can go to another country and get a venue of this calibre.

Capacity wise it can hold a hell of a lot of ravers! As with every year we will be bringing out the GHB sound system, those guys are specialists in large scale festival sound & production. They’ll be shipping out enough audio power to knock the breath out your chest”

Who are you looking forward to most artist wise? Voltage and Mollie Collins must be big highlights for the ravers this year!

“We are selling an experience, we book artists on their ability to bring their own vibe to the weekend. Because our crowd are from all over the world we have to cover all styles of drum and bass music. I know the local Dutch crowd want to hear Andy C, Hazard always does it for the UK ravers, me personally I always enjoy DJ Hype & TC as you never know what they are going to play”

What’s your advice to people still looking for a hotel? Do you have any special link ups?

“There are so many hotels and hostels in Amsterdam you shouldn’t have any problem finding somewhere to suit your budget. Dam can be done very cheap if you’ve not got much spare cash.

We’ve teamed up with EasyToBook to offer deals on 100’s of places to stay in the city, check our website for full information“

The Bulldog daytime events are always well supported, what creates that one off vibe do you think?

“It’s the only party of it’s type in the world that I know off. The combination of ravers, drum and bass, beer & their choice of herbal accompaniments is the perfect recipe for a good vibe. Phantasy and I try to play across the board. It’s hosted like a live radio show so we can interact with the crowd face to face. Of course we also have a few special guests passing through, we like to keep them secret until they get there as it brings an extra level of anticipation. People ask me all weekend who the special guests will be. I let Phantasy organise them so most of the time I don’t even know!!!”

Anything else the ravers need to know?

“If you’ve never been to Innovation In The Dam before then you need to experience it at least once, it’s a totally different energy to our UK & ‘In The Sun’ events. My main bit of advice is to get tickets sooner rather than later as they are selling faster than ever.

Any up & coming DJs or MCs be sure to check our competition to win a set in room 2 out in Dam.
Also watch out for Innovation coming to a city near you in the run up to In The Dam as part of our UK tour.”

Visit the Innovation website for info on all their events.

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Jamie S23 is part of the editorial team at Drum&BassArena, has a huge collection of vinyl from the 90’s and spends many hours wishing music still came on cassette. He’s stupidly into fitness and most importantly, a devoted Dad. Reminisce about air horns, lighters and The Sanctuary with him via Twitter or Soundcloud