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Essential Festival is a multi-genre music festival in Oost-Maarland, Maastricht, Netherlands. Mixing live acts and DJs, the festival is a classic one day retreat from urban life.

Curating a lineup of dance, pop, hip hop, and r&b acts, Essential festival puts national talent at the forefront, while also offering international acts.

Recreatiepark Oost-Maarland is a scenic outdoor setting featuring fields, forest, and a lake.

Essential Festival 2022 | Official Aftermovie
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Essential Festival 2023 Lineup

Afro Bros / B-Front / Batteraof / Beatfreak / Big Benny / Bram Krikke, Stefan & Sean / Broederliefde / Danny Pouwels / Danny2D / Devin Wild / DJ Michel / Dolore / Domm En Dööl / Entropy / Feestdjruud / Fenomeno / Fokke Simons / Frans Theunisz / Frequencerz / Gil-T / Gladde Paling / John Tana / La June / Lil Kleine / Marleen Rutten / MC Livid / Mental Theo / Morello Twins / Natte Visstick / Partyraiser / Paul Elstak / Psyko Punkz / Radical Redemption / Ran-D / Remco Gaiteros / Renqen / Ronnie Flex / Sefa / The Purge / Turfy Gang

Essential Festival 2023 Tickets

Entry Tickets from €43.00 are on sale:


Oost-Maarland and the city of Maastricht offer a wide range of accommodation options. Book your stay for Essential Festival using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info


Parking Tickets at €15.00 can be purchased here


Heerlen and Maastricht Central Stations are easily accessible by bus or train. It is advised to use the festival’s shuttle service to get to the location. Tickets can be purchased here

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


If you are travelling to the central stations of Heerlen and Maastricht, you can use the festival’s shuttle service to get to the location. Tickets can be purchased here


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is the closest to the festival. You can then take the train to Heerlen or Maastricht Central Stations and then take the festival’s shuttle bus to the location.


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