Essam Jansen (NL)
In 2008, two best friends from the Netherlands recognized a need in their local community: something fun to do on the weekends. Therefore, Essam Jansen (born 1989) and Alex Hes (born 1990) founded E&A Events, a Dutch-based event production powerhouse. E&A Events had their international breakthrough in 2012 when they hosted the first edition of “Don’t Let Daddy Know” (DLDK) in the world’s biggest nightclub, Privilege Ibiza. The goal for this event was to bring a unique, cross-over sound by having live acts come onstage during a DJ’s performance. And successful it was. Nowadays E&A Events is an organization that hosts events like Kingsland, TIKTAK Festival and DLDK. They also organize the Martin Garrix ADE shows, Don Diablo FUTURE XL, Parels van de Stad, Overwinteren Festival, We Are The Future, Valhalla Festival, Sexy By Nature by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many more.