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