Saturday 23 July 2016 | Heerlen

Full line-up released

Here it is! The full line-up of Essential Festival 2016!

► Shambhala (mainstage 1)
Sander van Doorn
Ummet Ozcan
Jay Hardway
Tony Junior
Sandro Silva
Kris Kross Amsterdam
DJ Contest
Robbie Rise MC

► End of the Earth (mainstage 2)
Radical Redemption
Digital Punk
MC Da Syndrome

► The Dirty (3)
Hosted by Someone Told Me
The Fresh Prince

► Beyond (4)
Hosted by Skyline Sessions by Lucas & Steve
Lucas & Steve
Gregor Salto
Pep & Rash
Mr. Belt & Wezol
Dante Klein
Rowen Reecks
Le Gar

► The Underground (5)
Mirella Kroes

The line-up release has started! From now on we will release a new name every day! To check out who performs where please check the line-up page here.

Missed your chance to grab an Early Bird Ticket? The Dream Ticket Sale will start May 3rd 2016 at 19:00 (CET). Dream Tickets will be available with a 29% discount for just €24,99. These tickets are limited available.

Full line-up release: May 8th 2016.

Please welcome Skyline Sessions

We proudly present our hostingpartner for "Beyond" (stage 4) with Future House/Deep House: Skyline Sessions by Lucas & Steve!

We present to you: Essential Festival 2016 | The Hidden Paradise!

Far to the east over rough seas and cold mountains lie mystical lands which hold a mythical city isolated from the outside world.

The greatest explorers from our history have dedicated their expeditions and traveled extensively around the globe to find: The Hidden Paradise.Death lay before those who sailed to find the hidden paradise. The greatest explorers of our time tried to sail to the end of the earth and beyond in order to find out if the legend was true. No map nor compass could guide the expedition to The Hidden Paradise.

Home is now behind you: The Hidden Paradise is ahead!

Date and openinghours

Essential Festival 2016 will take place on July 23rd 2016 - 13:00 till 23:30. Yes that's right! We will have one half hour extra this year meaning we will end at 23:30 instead of 23:00!


Essential Festival took place at Coriopolis Heerlen in 2015 and will return to the magnificent venue in 2016!

Coriopolis Heerlen
Nieuw Eyckholt 208, Heerlen

5 stages

Essential Festival will have 5 stages/area's with 5 different genres and all stages will have their own theme and unique design:

  1. Shambhala (mainstage)
    Genre: EDM/house
    Open-air stage with a shelter tent for shadow or cover against rain and a sufficient amount of wooden floors
  2. End of the Earth (mainstage)
    Genre: Hardstyle
    Open-air stage with a shelter tent for shadow or cover against rain and a sufficient amount of wooden floors
  3. The Dirty - hosted by Someone Told Me
    Genre: Eclectic/HipHop/R&B
    Stage inside a big-top tent and wooden floors
  4. Beyond - hosted by Skyline Sessions (Lucas & Steve)
    Genre: Future house / Deep house
    Open-air stage with a sufficient amount of wooden floors
  5. The Underground
    Genre: Techno
    Open-air stage with a sufficient amount of wooden floors


The line-up of Essential Festival will be released in phases. The first names of the line-up will follow soon. Line-up of the outdoor experience in 2015: DVBBS, Carnage, Jay Hardway, Tony Junior, Sandro Silva, Mightyfools, Mitch Crown, Morello Twins, AIZY, Brennan Heart, Frequencerz, Warface, Titan, The Pitcher, Rebourne, Peckman, Physika, MC Apster, De Sluwe Vos, Dekmantel, Arjuna Schiks, Boris Werner, Glenn Thompson, Storm and Kapibara.

Early Bird Ticket Sale

Secure one of the few cheaper Early Bird Tickets for just €19,99 (43% discount) on Saturday February 27th - 19:00!

Other changes

All stages/area's will have their own unique theme and design;
Toilet use will be free at Essential Festival 2016;
More toilet groups (less walking distance);
More entertainment (more detailled info soon);
Different and bigger set-up of the festival terrain;
More artists, genres and stages/area's.

Minimum age

The minimum age of Essential Festival is 16, no exceptions will be made.

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