Maydays is the Pop Department's annual exam festival. In May, the graduating pop students present the results of four years of training at various pop venues in Amsterdam. The students produce these evenings themselves: they program a show featuring only original music and they also take care of production and promotion. Maydays offers a great opportunity to see and hear the newest pop acts from The Netherlands!

Maydays 2022

9 May | Cinetol, Tolstraat 182
16 May | Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234a
23 May | Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234a
24 May | Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234a
25 May | Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234a

30 May | Bitterzoet, Spuistraat 2
31 May | Ruigoord, Ruigoord 76
1 June | Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234a
8 June | Skate Café, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 42

9 May | Cinetol | Samen Uit Samen Thuis

Samen Uit Samen Thuis* is the graduation show of Hessel Visser, Thomas Curvers and Tisha Smit. They started at the Amsterdam conservatory by auditioning together, studied together for four years and now they’re of course graduating together. The title of this night was already chosen way before the event even became a reality. The three friends and bandmates will all debut new projects, and they will close the night -very much on brand- together, performing as Minor Citizen. It’s going to be an amazing night, with eclectic new acts, so get yourself a ticket as soon as you can.

*SAMEN UIT SAMEN THUIS literally means “out together, at home together”. It’s a Dutch saying, which roughly translates to “we’re in this together”

Performances by: Mx., Cecile, De Kade, Minor Citizen
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16 May | Melkweg | Catch The Bloom

Catch the Bloom is an evenning organised by Levi Boon and Stijn Grul.

Performances by: Valentino, Died, Levi Boon, Mx.
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23 May | Melkweg | Vegetarische worstenbroodjes

Performances by: Queen's Pleasure, D.B. Caulfield, Bongloard, Cloud Café, Forever Sweet Funeral, HIQPY
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24 May | Melkweg | Mosaïque

Performances by: Deagle, Liam Pek, Forever Sweet Funeral, George & The Rams, Susann
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25 May | Melkweg | Ear Candy

Performances by: Daniel Brandon, Liam Pek, DAV.
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30 May | Bitterzoet | Escape Artists

Performances by: Start/Over, Bleak, Dead Horizon, Distrakt B2B Ignoreme
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31 May | Ruigoord | Allora

Performances by:  Igor, Chiq Boutiq, Indo Band, Forever Sweet Funeral, Mazey Haze
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01 June | Melkweg | Enter The Sequence

Performances by: De Kade, Yaro Mila, Loes, Liam Pek, Meryn, DJ Flamingo
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08 June | Skate Café | Een Momentopname

Performances by: Teddy's Hit, The Movies, Parker Fans, Chiq Boutiq, HIQPY, Forever Sweet Funeral
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Maydays 2021

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