Essential Festival

Essential people,

We are happy to present to you a world of fun, friends & family rooted between the beautiful fields, forests and lakes of Oost-Maarland coming summer 2019. We feel honoured to have the opportunity to strike down in the midst of the green surroundings of Oost-Maarland this year and feel humbled by our admiration for its rich natural values.

Recently it has come to our attention that a, for the Netherlands, rare bird; the “black kite”, has been successfully hatching its eggs in the past years in the surroundings of our event location. The nest is positioned at a location of 350 meters distance from our mainstage.

Since Oost-Maarland already was the home of the black kite, and other breeding species, before we decided to strike down in its beautiful surroundings we have decided not to take any chances at disturbing the environment during the breeding season and move the date of Essential 2019.

We want to thank all contracted headliners, partners and media involved for their understanding of the situation. All partners will move to the new date together with our Essential family.

The Maze Of Symphonies shall open on 7 September 2019.

- Essential Festival.

Essential people, we have some more big news! The Amsterdam based organization E&A Events, known for Don't Let Daddy Know and TIKTAK, collaborates with Essential and 4PM Entertainment for the future organization of Essential Festival.

Weekend holiday experience
A 20.000 people weekend holiday experience with genres pop, edm, hardstyle, urban and techno is near! The organization wants to grow to a weekend holiday experience and visitor amount of 20.000 people per day in 2021.

Big names, big plans: 2019
This 2019 the concept shall be renewed completely, from genres and artists to stages and decorations. The line-up of 2019 shall be gigantic. Artists of the highest level are being contracted, as we speak.

More info: soon
Information about the date, line-up and ticket sales will follow soon.

Fill in the 2019 wishlist and let us know who your favorite headliners are!

Click here to fill in the wishlist.

Essential 2019 Location & Date

BIG NEWS! Essential Festival is moving to Recreatiepark Oost-Maarland and returning on June 15! Are you ready for an amazing adventure in the woods, at the fields and near the water?!

The biggest artists from the pop, dance and urban scene will land at the idyllic new location of Oost-Maarland on June 15th. The fields, woods and gigantic lake will be part of the experience. Essential is expecting around 15.000 visitors for 2019 and its holiday-experience. The most important factor and reason for the new location is the visitor experience and customer journey. The underground techno stage will find its place in the woods, the mainstage will be on the fields and at the waterside you can relax, sit back and enjoy the sun.

More info: soon
Information about the concept, hosting partners, line-up and package/ticket sales will follow soon.

Essential people, we have some big news! The Amsterdam based organization 4PM Entertainment, market leader of youth events in the Netherlands and founder of Kingsland Festival, the biggest one day dance-festival of the Netherlands, collaborates with Essential for the future organization of Essential Festival.

Weekend holiday experience
A 20.000 people weekend holiday experience with genres pop, edm, hardstyle, urban and techno is near! The organization wants to grow to a weekend holiday experience and visitor amount of 20.000 people per day in 2021.

Big names, big plans: 2019
This 2019 the concept shall be renewed completely, from genres and artists to stages and decorations. The line-up of 2019 shall be gigantic. Artists of the highest level are being contracted, as we speak.

More info: soon
Information about the location, date, line-up and ticket sales will follow soon.

Essential is voor 2019 (minimaal 6 maanden) opzoek naar (meewerk)stagiaires met affiniteit voor marketing en facility (minimaal HBO niveau)!

Bekijk hieronder de vacatures voor Product & Facility Development Stagiair(e) en Creative Content & Campaigns Stagiar(e). Geschikt voor bijvoorbeeld Facility Management, People Business Management, Commercieel Management studenten of studenten met soortgelijke opleidingen.

Stuur je CV en motivatiebrief naar: kenny@essentialfestival.nl.


Compile your Wishlist of artists and share your opinion, right here!

The Official 2018 Aftermovie!

Experience the spectacle where color, fun and entertainment became one!

Thankyou
First of all: THANKYOU Essential Fam for dancing under the sun with your Essential Friends! This was a crazy party!

Lost & Found
All lost & found items will be delivered to the muncipality of Heerlen next thing Monday morning. Please contact them using this form.

Lockers
Forgot to open your locker? Forgot something in the locker? No worries, this happens to the best Essential Friends among us. Please contact our locker partner using this form.

Pictures
Please give our media teams some time to edit all of those crazy pictures we took and keep an eye out on our socials!

Other questions?
Send us a PM on Facebook or use the contact form and we'll try to get back to your as soon as we cleared out the festival terrain.

Mucho amor!♥

Yesss even more craziness! Follow us LIVE during Essential Festival 2018 at our Instagram Story! Follow at @essentialfestival or instagram.com/essentialfestival

At 13:00 the gates of "La Fiesta Loca" will finally open! The last Regular Tickets are for sale till 13:00 (July 7th)! Just €29,99! Hurry and go to the ticketshop! After this €39,99 online and at the register. Late Bird & Door Tickets are for sale till 21:00 (July 7th) and the gates are open till 22:00!

1. Essential Passport!
After you enter the venue you can get your passport in front of the "Loca Tree", the passport contains all essential info like the timetable and floorplan.

2. Search and find!
Search the secret area, win the water pistol fight, work-out in the Anytime Fitness area, visit Climax's Hair Salon or take part in workshops Djembé Drum & Core Dance!

3. Discover the food line-up!
Bufkes, fries, snacks, gyros, (ice)coffee, crepes, Raket, Calippo, nachos, sweets and fruit & smoothies!

4. Give a visit to our two vloggers!
Visit Tisjeboy Jay at the fitness area between 15:00 and 17:00 and beat him in a Skippy Ball Race, after that he will perform at Someone Told Me's La Piña stage with Fenomeno at 19:00. If you ever wanted to taste wines with Peter Nauts, this is your chance. Visit Peter at La Cocteleria between 15:15 and 17:30.

5. Rest your ears!
Please take good care of your ears, you only have one pair. SIt back and relax regularly at one of our chill spots. You can also get earplugs at our merchandise stands!

6. Essential Merchandise
Remember those great moments you had at Essential with a brand new Essential flag, brand new Essential Snapback Cap, Essential Iphone Cover, Essential T-Shirt / Tanktop, Essential Fan or one of the other items! Get it at the merchandise stands!

7. The first aid is your friend!
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!

8. Smoking...
Smoking is not allowed in the big-top tent La Piña by Someone Told Me (the big-top tent with 8 masts), if you do however smoke you will get fined, this can get as high as a fine of €4800,-. No joke, undercover officers will be checking this. Smoking in here will also result in removement from the event. At this moment Essential Outdoor is over for you.

9. Are you in the age of 16 or 17 years?
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! You will also be redirected to bureau Halt. On top of that: consuming alcohol is extra bad for you since your brains and other organs are still in development.

10. Drugs...
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.

In addition to these tips we also have some extra weather measures, which can be found here. All travel related questions will be answered here.

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