Who doesn’t know the famous Pink Party? For 40 years, this party was organised twice a year in Maastricht. Every 2nd Saturday of both April and October were reserved in many calendars. In the year in which COC Limburg celebrates its 50 year anniversay, it’s time for something new!
On Saturday October 8 our factory will open for the first time in the Muziekgieterij in Maastricht. Respecting the old Pink Party, we’ll organise a party in all halls of the Muziekgieterij. The large hall will be reinvented as the “Pink Area”. Here we’ll revive the old atmosphere of the Pink Party. Who hasn’t been hanging around on the balcony of the Bonbonnière, was singing along to the best (tacky but lovely) classics, or dared to have a dance.
The small hall will be made into the “Queer Area”. Depending on the wishes of the visitors, there will be a different vibe at every event we’re organising. In advance of the event, we’ll post a poll online to find out what the people want, and then we’ll deliver that!
In the foyer, apart from the bar, we’ll have varying entertainment and music available.
Early Birds €12.50 (SOLD OUT)
Tickets in presale €17.50
COC Limburg members: €12.50 (Send email@example.com an e-mail for the code)
Ticket at the doors €20
Watch out….you are entering the queer zone.
On October 8 we’ll have a whole 8 DJ’s at our party, and will provide ample entertainment on the side that will ensure you’ll leave the party at the end in a happy Queer mood!
DJ Miss Nathalie will start the party in the Large Hall. Who doesn’t know her from all her Lavelöss years in Maastricht where she performed with her mate DJ Run-A. Together they also performed at multiple Pink Parties in the Bonbonnière, as well as in the Rebelle. We tried to get them both to come again, but sadly DJ Run-A has retired from the DJ scene. Luckily Miss Nathalie hadn’t packed all her DJ gear away yet, and was more than happy to come back for us!
She’ll clear the dust of her CD’s, and will gift us her famous mix of the camp gay classics, 90’s Dance, and Top-40 music. Don’t expect anything new. We’ll bring back all those Pink Party vibes you’ve been missing!
As the second DJ, Bo Monde will entertain the Large Hall with their eclectic music; ranging from classical lougne, world music, but also deep and tech house. Ritmic club and popular vocal house as well as dance classics are regularly requested themes. Music mixing and engaging with the public to provide what they want are her trademarks.
She’s playing at parties and events worldwide, large and small, making many new friends, and discovering new styles of music and cultures. This makes her enjoy being a DJ.
Some highlights through the years were RoXy, Mazzo, De Melkweg, Paradiso, Escape, Club Air, Grasshopper (where she had a 10 year residency), but also Lavelöss and once the Pink Party.
D’Jaye (also known as Jaye Kaye) is a new DJ talent based in Amsterdam and resident at the Sweetie Darling party in Amsterdam. Mostly active in the gay and queer scene, he brings a mix between disco and house to the dance flor for anyone looking to groove.
The perfect blend of funky house, disco, classics, urban & funky pop music.
What do you think of when you hear the name Nothing but Funk? Exactly: funky, rocking and guaranteed to blow you off the dance floor.
With several Traxsource charted releases, a Beatport number 1 position, releases on labels such as Kittball, Natura Viva and King Street and supports by DJ’s such as Tiesto, Lucas & Steve, Deepend, Max Vangelli, The Cube Guys, DJ PP, Dannic and Moguai, you can tell Nothing But Funk’s career is on the rise.
With his energetic and distinctive funky sound and DJ-skills, he sets his mark on every dance floor. Events and venues such as Paaspop, We Are Electric, Solar Weekend, Extrema Belgium, Red Bull Holland, Buro Pinkpop (well-known from the oldest music festival of Holland ‘Pinkpop’), Versuz Hasselt (BE), Escape Amsterdam, La Rocca Antwerp (BE), Club Penthouse Copenhagen (DK), Club Arteria Bologna (IT) are all on his resume.
Maar ooit ook Lavelöss en de Pink Party!
Born in ‘81 – the Belgian DJ Dominico provides a unique party-experience. He is a one-man army of sound to crowd the decks and please your crowd! His vision “ bring the music to the people” is preserved and gives anybody all over the world the chance to enjoy Dominico’s skills in any club at any location is proven by his presence.
Dominico stands for quality house and tech house music. His natural born sense for rhythm and deeply crafted skills on the decks makes him one of the most technical expertised dj’s and producers hailing from Belgium. He is A&R manager for Hot Fuss Records.
Because of his unique presence and undeniable DJ-skill, Dominico has played support sets at Don’t Let Daddy Know, David Guetta concerts and several shows at Tomorrowland. He shared the decks with worldwide established names such as Camelphat, Solomun and others, while he opened the mainstage of Extrema Outdoor in Belgium.
Joyadi is knows as DJ due to his amazing work at parties such as Wonderland Antwerp, being a Resident DJ at Red&Blue, CargoClub Antwerp, Daddi Europe, Funhouse Amsterdam, and many other parties.Joyadi Akar…an oriental pinch mixed with techno/house/indie/progressive in a live mix-mashup.
DJ Ron is an allround DJ who plays mostly the well-known classics and the Top-40.
Tonight, he’ll perform on one of the channels of the Silent DJ Area.
What’s happening on the other channel, we’ll keep a secret for now!
Imagine yourself the Bonbonnière, a full stairwell, everybody meeting each other again after a long while. The Pink Party was THE event where you’d see old friends, and where new friendships and many relationships started on these stairs.
Tell us your prettiest story of these stairs, maybe you’re married by now, have a family… The best story will get tickets for the party!
Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make new friends in our Pink Meeting Area.
Bella Gabriella sadly can’t be at our party anymore, but we’ve found good replacements who’ll be more than happy to welcome you all!
The Queer Factory is for everybody. That’s why we have also arranged a varied welcome committee.
The Party will also be themed based on the 50 years’ anniversary of COC Limburg. In March, we celebrated this with a reception in the Grand Hôtel L’Empéreur in Maastricht. With the then existing corona regulations, we could only invite a limited number of guests.
Before the Queer Factory, we’ll host a short reception where we look back at 50 years of COC Limburg, and where we’ll make a toast to the future, before officially opening the party.
All guests for this should’ve received their invitations by now. In case you haven’t received one yet, but you’re a former volunteer, board member, or have been involved with us in the past, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and we’ll provide you with more information.
De Muziekgieterij is the youngest music venue of the Netherlands. After the forced departure from the Banka Studios, the Muziekgieterij temporarily found refuge in the Timmerfabriek. After recognition from the City of Maastricht in 2017, they started building the new Muziekgieterij at its current location, where they opened in September 2019.
The Muziekgieterij stands for innovativity, internationality, and inclusivity. It is with that in mind that it’s no more than logical that the Queer Factory will be held here!
6211 AS Maastricht
Entrance is through the inner courtyard on the backside. Parking is possible at the Sphinkx Paring. (See map on the bottom right)