September 3 2021

The Media Nanny Festival Passport – Nico van der Woude

It’s time for our brand-new feature: The Media Nanny Festival Passport! Our nannies will share some of their best festival stories with you, like their craziest memory and dream festival lineup. Today, PR Assistant Nico van der Woude tells you all about his favourite festivals and more! 


My name is: Nico van der Woude 

My colleagues call me: Nicolini / Dushi 

The first ever festival I’ve been to is: Smash The House Festival 

My favourite festival I’ve ever been to is: Ultra Music Festival 

The festival that is on my bucket list is: Rolling Loud 

My favourite drink to have at a festival is: Beer  

All the festivals I’ve been to are: Smash The House Festival, Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, ParadiseWorld, Amnesia Beach Festival, Cabana Beach Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Parookaville, New Horizons Festival, Open Air Festival, Mysteryland, ADE, Don’t Let Daddy Know, Fuikdag. 


My ultimate dream lineup is:  

15:00 – 16:00: Juan Luis Guerra 

16:00 – 17:00: Bad Bunny & J Balvin 

17:00 – 18:00: Folamour  

18:00 – 19:00: Burna Boy (ft. Show Dem Camp appearance) 

19:00 – 20:00:  Stormzy (ft. Dave appearance) 

20:00 – 21:00: Frenna 

21:00 – 22:00: Carnage 

22:00 – 23:00: A$AP Rocky 

23:00 – 00:00 : Kanye West & JAY-Z 


Check out Nico’s craziest festival memory in our stories on Instagram!  

Why did you choose this video? Can you explain a bit more about it? The feelings you had during this moment? What’s happening here?   

This was at Mysteryland during Diplo’s set, and it was my first time hearing this song. It was at the end of his set and at the end of a cool day visiting the stages at Mysteryland. The build-up of the song combined with the drop and the Pyro made this an unforgettable moment for me. Now this song (Thunderclouds – Lost Frequencies remix) is one of my go to songs when I need to get hyped up. 


The typical festival moments I can tick off are:  

Drank my first beer before 11am 

Been in the centre of a moshpit 

Danced on stage 

Got sunburned on day one 

Had my phone die while filming the endshow 

Lost my voice 

Pulled a weekender with less than 5 hours of sleep 

Lost my friends 

Stepped out of my comfort zone 

Photobombed someone else’s group photo 

Nico van der Woude