After nearly a year without events, we’re very eager to look forward! Last week it was announced that the government hopes that the festival summer can start on 1 July. If this is not the case, there is a guarantee fund that reimburses our costs. We would like to keep this positive thought and looking forward to our 10th anniversary on Saturday, July 10 🤍.

Start ticket sales
With a positive mind the ticket sales for 18hrs Festival 2021 will start this Friday January 29 at 12.00 sharp.

Because there still is a possibility that the festival can’t take place in July either we want to think along with you. If you buy your ticket now, you only have to pay a deposit of €10 (+ €1 service fee).

We hope to see you all the 10th of July on probably the most legendary 18hrs edition ever!




18hrs Festival 2020 - 6 stages!

The 18hrs Festival 2020 line-up contains 6 stages. The complete line-up will be announced soon!


For the second year in a row the open air stage will be hosted by Franky Rizardo his FLOW concept! Expect a great selection of amazing names from our home country and from abroad with the finest house, techhouse and a splash of techno!


It’s all about techno, techno, techno!


The world biggest house label will return to 18hrs Festival! Their show at ADE 2019 sold out with more than 3000 visitors and now they are coming back to Amsterdam. The famous house label has become a true institute in the house scene. Defected continues to spread its love for house music and the unifying power of the dance floor. House music all life long!


When the night falls, our oldschool Warehouse stage will be opened with the thickest techno names!


The favorite sounds of the evening will be played at the Geroezemoes stage. You can find them every month at the Chin Chin Club, and now for the second year at 18HRS Festival! Move your hips effortless on the smoothest waves and enjoy the positive vibes of RnB, Disco and house classics.


Nobody lives forever but this night we will. Take your flowers and get on fleek, cause Chicago has it. Feel the theme and see the neon. Drive your lambo and flirt with your Orlando. We're giving you the music and you give us the dance. Playing R&B, disco and hits, with a colorful vibe.


Full Line-up

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18hrs Festival will start at 12:00 and will carry on until 06:00 in the morning.

By car:
There’s enough parking space around the festival terrain. Use Symonspiersweg 7 – 1506 RZ Zaandam as GPS address. Once nearby, simply follow the ‘Parking’ signs to the festival grounds

By bike (or scooter): There’s enough parking to park your bike near the entrance. If you are coming from Amsterdam by bike you can use the free “Hempont” Ferry. The ferry sails 24 hours a day. From Amsterdam Westerpark it will take you around 25 minutes to the festival entrance by bicycle.

By public transport:
Shuttle buses will operate between Zaandam Station and 18hrs Festival all day long. The first buses depart at 11:45. After the end of the festival, buses will continue driving to Zaandam Station until the last visitor has left the terrain.
A return ticket is €5. You can buy your shuttle bus ticket in our online ticketshop (until July 13th) or at the bus stop on July 14st.

A: The min age is 18+
ID required

A: You need special coins at the festival. These coins are for sale at different points across the festival area. The tokens can be paid for cash, debit and creditcard.

A: 18hrs Festival upholds a zero tolerance drugs policy, which means that neither hard drugs nor soft drugs are allowed at the festival.

A: There are lockers at the entrance. You can easily and safely store your belongings there and won’t have to worry about them while enjoying your day.

A: You will be allowed to bring non-professional cameras into the event. You must obtain permission to bring a professional camera (please get in touch with info@18hrsfestival) into the event.

A; No. It’s forbidden to bring food or drinks in, but there is no need for that because you will be able to buy different types of food and drinks from a variety of concessions that will be available on site.
No exception possible.

A: Please email from the e-mail address you purchased your tickets with and include proof of payment. If you are e-mailing from a different e-mail address than that used to purchase the tickets, include the address used to purchase the tickets as well.

Q: I am having trouble downloading my ticket from the confirmation e-mail. What should I do?
A:This could be because the link in your e-mail was broken. To fix this problem, follow the steps below:

Copy the first part of the link (blue) and paste it in your address bar (from https..)
Copy the second part of the link (black) and paste it behind the first part in the address bar (ends at …lang=)
Press enter and the download page will open

If you are still having problems downloading your ticket, please mail to

We’re sorry to hear this, but unfortunately we won’t be able to assist you. We advise you to reprint your ticket and arrive at the event as early as possible as tickets are only valid for a single entry and you can still gain entry to the event if the stolen/lost ticket hasn’t been used.

Yes If you have chosen to save your ticket for 2021, you can use your “2020” ticket to enter 18hrs Festival 2021.

A: It can take up to 30 minutes to receive a confirmation. Please check your Spam Folder if you still did not receive a confirmation. You can contact
if you did not receive a confirmation. The confirmation is not relevant any more when you have downloaded your tickets already.

A: Yes! E-tickets are mobile. If you own a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android device which is capable of opening a pdf file, then you will be able to show your ticket on your phone. Keep in mind that mobile reception may be weak due to the large crowd, so please download your e-ticket in advance.

A: No, purchased tickets are non-refundable.

A: 18hrs Festival operates a strict no re-entry policy.