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Best Kept Secret is a diverse Dutch music festival, each summer curating an enviable lineup of alternative, indie and a touch of dance that it showcases across its beautiful lakeside woodland.

Held in Hilvarenbeek, just north-west of Eindhoven, Best Kept Secret has become one of Europe’s coolest music festivals, holding musical creativity and innovation at its heart. Recent lineups have included the likes of Bon Iver, Christine and the Queens, Kraftwerk 3D, Death Grips and Interpol.

2021 will be Best Kept Secret’s 8th edition after it took a year off, and it promises to return better than ever with another incredible lineup, all played out within its wonderland retreat filled with green fields and a shallow lake.

Best Kept Secret 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. All purchased tickets for 2020 will remain valid for 2021. You can read the festival’s full statement here

Best Kept Secret 2019: epic tunes only

Best Kept Secret 2021 Lineup


The Strokes
The National
Massive Attack
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Belle and Sebastian
Jamie xx
DJ Shadow
Mura Masa
Fontaines D.C.

The National / BADBADNOTGOOD / Dope Lemon / Jamie xx / Metronomy / Octavian / Black Lips / OM / Tinariwen / Tropical Fuck Storm / 100gecs / DJ Fett Burger / DJ Python / Ela Minus / Eve Owen / FAKA / FAUZIA / Giant Rooks / JFDR / Mina & Bryte / Pip Blom / Roi Perez / Soccer Mommy / Squid / Surfbort / Violet / Waltzburg / YĪN YĪN
The Strokes / Catfish and the Bottlemen / DJ Shadow / Fontaines D.C. / Jarvis Cocker presents JARV IS…Girl Band / Rolling Blackouts C.F. / Sampa the GreatBarker [live] / Black Country, New Roadcoucou chloe / DJ Assault / Girl Ray / Marika Hackman / Marina Satti & Fonés / Minimal Violence / Meetsysteem / Otim Alpha / Pottery / S10 / Simo Cell / Sorry / The Homesick
Massive Attack / Belle and Sebastian / DIIV / Mura Masa / The Avalanches / black midi / KOKOKO! / Yellow Days / Angel Bat Dawid / Automatic / Courtney Marie Andrews / Donna Missal / Ghum / Irreversible Entanglements / Jessica Pratt / Los Bitchos / MICH / The Milk Carton Kids / Wies

Best Kept Secret 2021 Tickets

Tickets from €84.00 are on sale:


Camping during the festival requires a Weekend Ticket + Camping. All you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t feel like dragging your tent, you can rent a pre-pitched tent at the general camping, or check the Boutique Village offers of pre-pitched and high-quality accommodations. Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels & apartments using map below or visit booking.com

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Tilburg Central Station is well connected to the rest of Holland as well as Belgium. Once you arrive, the festival will be running shuttle buses to the festival.


If you’re flying to the festival, your options are Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Antwerp or Brussels, depending on which is easiest for you. From each, take a train to Tilburg Central Station and catch one of the festival shuttle buses direct to the site.

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