How can a joke become something both legitimate and grand?
The annual Golden Gnome Awards party is back again – on the 11th of March you will have the chance to visit the event, soaking in the high-spirited atmosphere of this year’s theme.
For those who are not familiar with it – the Golden Gnome Awards is an award giving ceremony held annually in Amsterdam. It started as a mere joke, but in time it attracted a great mass of people both in the entertaining business and entertainers – it became an earnest and famous award show, the focus of the which falls on the nightlife scene of Amsterdam.
It takes place at Paradiso – located on the border of the all-famous Leidseplein – one of the greatest tourism and nightlife areas in the city. The venue, previously a nineteenth century church now converted in a concert hall has seen famous artists including The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Emilíana, Torrini Milow and Adele entertain the crowds with their sold-out concerts.
Thus, it is no surprise that it has been chosen for the Golden Gnome Awards. A great number of DJs and club owners will be competing to honour the occasion by taking home a “golden man” – the symbolic award of the show. The spectre of categories range from the ‘Sexiest DJ’ through to ‘Club with the Best Sound System’ to ‘ Worst Place You’ve Played At’. This year’s choices are ‘Rising Star’, ‘Entertainer of the Year “and” Biggest Bitch’. With no firm promise, we can suggest this year’s event will be even more spicy – there might be a chance to watch a true “Catfight” on stage… Previous Golden Gnome Awards winners have included David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos.
Tickets: Starting price from €15 (can be purchased online)
Location: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6, 1017 SG Amsterdam, Nederland
Date: 11th of March, 21:00 – Monday