Essential Festival
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Opening Hours

Saturday, 07 September 2019. The event will start at 13:00 and will end at 23:30 

Location

Our world of fun, friends & family is rooted between the beautiful fields, forests and lakes of Oost-Maarland in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Oost-Maarland is located just 28km of Heerlen, 35km of Hasselt and 40km of Aachen.                                  
Navigation adress: Oosterweg, Maastricht, Nederland

Minimum Age

The minimum age of Essential is 16. Not fake 16, not 16 the day after the event but really 16! If you are not in the age of 16 you may not enter the venue (even if you bought a ticket). At Essential Festival there's a ZERO tolerance policy. Read more about our policy here.

Please keep in mind that you have to be, at least, in the age of 18 to consume alcoholic beverages in the Netherlands.

Attention: a valid ID is mandatory, a copy/picture of the ID or other cards with your birth date on it will not be accepted.

Line-up

Soon to be announced! Stay tuned and check or Facebook page

Payment options at the event

Don't have any cash with you? Don't worry you can also pay by card. Please be aware that it's impossible to pay by creditcard. 

Ticket sales

The public ticket sales start June 1st at 10:00.

VIP Tickets

These tickets grant VIP access, with special access to the VIP deck with mainstage view. Inclusive of finger foods, VIP bar, seats and separate VIP entrance and toilets.

Dit ticket verleent VIP toegang op zaterdag 15 juni 2019, met speciale toegang tot het VIP deck met zicht op de mainstage, incl. finger food. VIP Bar en zitplaatsen voorzien, aparte VIP entree en toiletten.

Didn't receive your ticket?

If you didn't receive your ticket please follow the steps on this site.

Ticket return

Unfortunaly we can not take back tickets or coins and they're only valid on the mentoined edition. 

Validity

Only tickets available at recognized sellingpoints and in the online ticketshop are valid tickets. De tickets will be checked at the entrance. In case your ticket has allready been scanned and therefore in use, the ticket is not valid and entrance will be refused. 

Lockers

Share the locker with your Essential friends and save some money, there fit up to three jackets in one locker. Renting a locker is very simple:

  1. Pay rent for the locker (€ 6) and receive your pin-code;
  2. Safely put your stuff in the locker and close the locker with the given key;
  3. Pick up your stuff from the locker (at the end of the event).

First Aid

If you are not feeling well, if one of your friends is nosies or even if you just need a paracetamol or a band-aid: please don't be afraid and just go to the first aid tent! The people there are professionals and what you tell them is confidential you won't get fined or prosecuted for drug use. Being open about your or your friends drug use makes it easier to help you: they are basically your best friends at an event. Never leave anyone who's feeling sick alone: ask for help and stay with them until medical help arrives. Not at an event? Call 112. Celebrate safe!

Earplugs

Safety of our ears is very important. Therefore you can purchase a set of earplugs (€ 2) at the merchandise shops.

Beverage

Only low-alcohol beverages such as beer, wine and various pre- mixed drinks will be served. You can only buy alcohol if your older than 18 and the organization will do evertyhing possible, within reason, to make sure the law on alochol is respected.

Food

There will be a wide offer of all various foodtrucks at the event. Therefore it is not allowed to bring your own food. 

Merchandise

You can buy your Essential merchandise not only on our website but also at the event itself at our merchandise stand. 

Tobacco

It is possible to buy sigarets at Essential Festival. Pay attention: Smoking in the tents is not allowed and can lead to a fine which can increase to €2400

Medicines

You can only bring medicine in if you have the propor doctor's prescription.

Camera

If you want to bring a (semi) professional camera to Essential Festival (press) accreditation is needed. You can ask for accreditation via the "contact" form and till August 31st 2019.

Forbidden to bring

Weapons, (alcoholic) beverages, food, Aerosol (deodorant), perfume bottles, plastic thermoflask, professional camera (accredition needed), sound amplifier (meagphone, whistle etc.), drugs, animals (unless needen for medical purposes), bicycles, rollersaktes, skateboards etc, sealed packages, glass, explosives, clothes containing offensive symbols/texts and (or) group expressions. 

Drug Policy

There are some things you need to know to keep you out of trouble: at Essential Festival there's a zero tolerance policy against drugs. It is not allowed to use (or have) soft- and/or harddrugs (no joints either). Please pay attention: you'll be searched by security at the entrance for drugs and other forbidden items. If you found to be carrying drugs our security is forced to hand you over to the local police. Essential Festival 2019 has come to an end at this point.

The drugs in the Netherlands can be a lot more potent than the drugs in your own country make sure to keep this in mind. Buying drugs on the street is about the biggest tourist trap, whatever you do: don't buy it! The stuff you get offerred can contain anything from vitamine C or washing powder to very dangerous substances.

If you are not feeling well, if one of your friends is nosies or even if you just need a paracetamol or a band-aid: please don't be afraid and just go to the first aid tent! The people there are professionals and what you tell them is confidential you won't get fined or prosecuted for drug use. Being open about your or your friends drug use makes it easier to help you: they are basically your best friends at an event. Never leave anyone who's feeling sick alone: ask for help and stay with them until medical help arrives. Not at an event? Call 112. Celebrate safe!

Organized Bus trip

There will be organized bus trips available to and from Essential Festival. We have three busses which will all have another route and where you can hop on in several cities. 

Route 1: by Nijmegen, Boxmeer, Venray, Venlo, Maasbracht, Beek & Meerssen

Route 2: by Aken, Vaals, Gulpen, Margraten & Cadier en Keer 

Route 3: by Eindhoven, Valkenswaard, Weert, Echt, Susteren, Nieuwstadt, Sittard & Geleen

Click here to buy your bus ticket and for more information about where the busses will stop and what time. 

Shuttle

At Essential 2019 we are offering a shuttle service from and to the central stations of Heerlen and Maastricht.

Departure times to Essential are between 13:00 and 16:00
Departure times to the central stations are between 21:00 and 00:30
Busses will depart every half hour.

Buy your ticket here. It also is possible to buy your ticket back to the stations at the event itself. There will be a shuttle service. 

Own bus

Are you organizing a bustrip to Essential? Just send us an e-mail via info@essentialfesitval.nl and you will receive parking instructions and a parking ticket for free. You must also register your bus trip even if a parking place is not needed so we can reserve a boarding place at the kiss and ride zone for busses and taxis.

Kiss and Ride

Drive to the location using the navigation address and follow the signs "kiss and ride." Please follow all instructions of traffic control staff.

Bike

Drive to the location using the navigation address and follow the signs "bicycles" and park your bike at the bicycle storage, its free of charge and usage is at your own risk.

Car parking

Drive to the location using the navigation address and follow the parking signs, recognizable via the letter "P." Parking is possible for €10,- per car per day.

Public transport

Are you travelling by train and or bus to Essential and are you passing through or travelling via the central stations of Heerlen and Maastricht? We advise to use our shuttle service to get to the location.       
                                                                
Departure times to Essential are between 13:00 and 16:00.
Departure times to the central stations are between 21:00 and 00:30
Busses will depart every half hour. Book your ticket here. It also is possible to book your ticket back to the stations at the event itself. There will be a shuttle service.                                                                                          

A personal travel advice for public transport is to be found at 9292.

Navigation adress

Oosterweg, Maastricht, Nederland 

Questions about shuttle/bustrip?

Ask your question at: partyreizen.com/contact/

Rules

Once you have left the venue it is not possible anymore to re-enter the venue. IN=IN and OUT=OUT. Visitors need to buy a new ticket in order to re-enter the venue.

In the even that the maximum amount of visitors has been reached the organization has retained the right to deny access.

It is mandatory for visitors to show a legal form of identification at the entrance. Without a legal form of identification entrance cannot be guaranteed. Legal forms of identification are a passport, ID-card or a drivers license. A copy or a picture of your identification shall not be accepted. In the event that a person clearly is older than the minimum age it is possible for the security to make an exception and grant access to the event.

Only low-alcohol beverages such as beer, wine and various pre- mixed drinks will be served. In the event that the organization receives a fine because of a person violating the the law on alcohol, the organization has retained the right to charge the fine to the person violating the law. The organization will take all precautions possible to prevent alcohol abuse and will do everything possible, within reason, to make sure the law on alcohol is respected.

The organization will do everything possible, within reason, to make sure that the law on smoking is respected. Depending on the type of venue it is allowed to smoke. If the venue is an indoor location it is only allowed to smoke in the so called smoking area.

It is forbidden to bring drinks, glass, plastic bottles, cans, drugs, fireworks, guns, dangerous objects or professional camera equipment to the event (camera's with a switchable lens for example).

It is not allowed to bring animals.

All visitors will be searched at the entrance gates. By entering the venue you automatically agree that you will be searched. If you don't want to be searched you will be removed from the venue or will be denied access to the event (without a refund).

While under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs it is possible that you will be denied access to the event.

Tickets or coins are non-refundable and are only valid during set date of the event.

Tickets bought at official sales points are valid. All tickets will be scanned and validated. If a ticket already has been scanned or a ticket is not real the entrance will be denied.

The security is there to make sure the event and you are safe. You are required to follow up on their instructions at all times.

If you are not feeling well, if one of your friends is nosies or even if you just need a paracetamol or a band-aid: please don't be afraid and just go to the first aid tent! The people there are professionals and what you tell them is confidential you won't get fined or prosecuted for drug use. Being open about your or your friends drug use makes it easier to help you: they are basically your best friends at an event. Never leave anyone who's feeling sick alone: ask for help and stay with them until medical help arrives. Not at an event? Call 112. Celebrate safe!

During the event there will be taken pictures and live-footage of the event. While entering the event you automatically authorize the organization to reproduce these recordings, disclose and / or use it for promotional purposes.

Violent behavior, aggression, discrimination, provocation and unwanted intimacy will not be tolerated. If this is the case you will be removed from the event and in some cases you will be handed over to the police.

People who throw with drinks (beer) will be removed from the event.

It is forbidden for people to urinate at or around the venue (unless you are using a toilet) and will result into being removed from the event.

Artists are also people and can get sick or can be delayed causing them to late for their show at the event. This means that the line-up may change in some events. The organization retains the right to change the line-up. In the event that an artist cancels the show it is not possible to get a refund.

The organization will take all precautions possible, within reason, to make sure the event can continue under bad weather. In the event of bad weather (forecasts) it is possible that artists and their set times have to adapt to the circumstances (in the case of an outdoor event). In a worst case scenario it is possible that the event will be cancelled. The ticket price is non refundable. An alternative solution will be presented. The organization retains the right to take safety precautions and cancel the event.

The organization, possible parnters, people working at the event cannot be held responsible for injury and / or property damage, which visitors may encounter, either within or outside the event area. Entering the event is at your own risk.

Visitors causing damage will be held responsible. This includes damage to equipment caused by throwing drinks.

It is not allowed to spread folders/stickers or other promotional items at or in the area of the event without the approval of the organization. Possible caused damage and/or cleaning costs will be charged to the organization responsible. Please contact us in an early stage to set up a campaign together.

Sound systems, other than those of the organization sel, are not allowed on or around the event terrain.

Sound systems may cause earache. The organization cannot be held responsible in any way for possible earache/damage.

It is not allowed to keep you jacket(s) on at an indoor event.

Using a locker is at our own risk. The organization cannot be held responsible for loss or theft of any items whatsoever.

If circumstances arise where these rules seem to be inconclusive then the judgment of the organization is leading. In this case reasonableness and fairness will be taken into account.

Zero Tolerance / NIX18

  • 1. Are you in the age of 16 or 17 jaar? NIX18
    We want to remind you that it is not allowed in the Netherlands to drink alcohol when you’re in the age of 16/17. We also warn you for the fact that there’ll be (undercover) inspections executed by the government. When consuming alcohol while in the age of 16/17 you risk a huge penalty (€90,-) of which you could’ve done a lot of cool stuff! On top of that: consuming alcohol is extra bad for you since your brains and other organs are still in development.
  • 2. Zero Tolerance
    At this event there’s a zero tolerance policy. It is not allowed to use (or have) soft- and/or harddrugs (no joints either).

    Please pay attention: strict search at the entrance for drugs and other forbidden items. If you do however are in the possession of drugs our security is forced to hand you over to the local police. The event has come to an end for you at this point.

Terms & Conditions

Our Terms & Conditions can be found here.

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