Words can’t express our happiness and relief at the moment to be able to share this with you. 18hrs Festival 2021 will take place! A lot has happened behind the scenes during the past few weeks. Totally unexpectedly we were told that the festival could not take place at our current location: Balkenhaven. Of course, we didn’t just give up. We are extremely proud to announce that 18hrs Festival is moving to the nearby Hembrugterrein. A unique location with a combination of greenery and industrial monumental buildings located next to the North Sea Canal.

Moving to this beautiful location does mean that we need a little more preparation time. Therefore, 18hrs Festival is moving to Saturday, July 31st. And of course, we will celebrate our 10th anniversary twice as hard this time. Get ready for the most legendary 18hrs Festival marathon ever!

If you already have a ticket for 18hrs Festival, you don’t have to do anything. Your ticket will be moved to the new date automatically. Don’t have a ticket yet? Good news!


The line-up is currently being finalized but we can already reveal that almost all acts are moving to July 31st 2021

We hope to see you all on the 31st of July at probably the most legendary 18hrs edition ever!




18hrs Festival 2020 - 6 stages!

The 18hrs Festival 2021 line-up contains 6 stages. Indoor and outdoor.


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!

Cathedral (TECHNO BY DAY)

It’s all about techno, techno, techno in this insane building.


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 blackbox 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.


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For 18hrs Festival you need a negative test result to show that no corona was found at the time of testing. A vaccination certificate is also valid.

Get tested within 40 hours prior to the Festival at an affiliated test provider nearest to you. You have to book this FREE test trough the Testing for Entry program. If you have tested negative, use the CoronaCheck app of visit to convert your test result into a proof of testing. Upon arrival, the negative test certificate in combination with a valid ID will be checked. Of course, your festival ticket will also be checked for validity.
More information can be found at

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 Artillerieweg – 1506 PR 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 €6. You can buy your shuttle bus ticket (from June 23) in our online ticketshop (until July 30th) or at the bus stop on July 31th. During the night between 01:30 and 05:00 the shuttle bus will drive to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station because there is no train service at Zaandam Station

The min age is 18+
ID required

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.

Yes, all locker vouchers and/or parking tickets will also be valid for the new dates.

If you already bought a ticket for 18hrs Festival, this ticket will stay valid for the new date; July 31th 2021. No further action is required from you.

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

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.

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: 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 also download your ticket with this link:

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.