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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

Essential Festival 2023 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Main Stage

Bilal Wahib / Frenna Deluxe / Headhunterz / Kris Kross Amsterdam / Lucas & Steve / Snelle & De Lieve Jongens Band / Paul Sinha / Beppie Kraft

Hard Stage

Gunz For Hire / Audiotricz / Deadly Guns / Noisecontrollers / Phuture Noize / Spitnoise / D-Ultra / Entropy / Envine / Mc Syco

TIKTAK

Bizzey / Irwan / Johnny 500 / Tisjeboy Jay / Abstract / Biggi / DJ AK / Dolore / Fenomeno / GIL-T / Nicky Aitch / WEF

Rave Atelier

ROD aka Benny Rodrigues / Samuel Deep / Wouter S. / Bella / Bronneburger / Jovo Moto / Tykov

T.N.T

Derek Shots / Fake Tits / Moschino / Team TNT / Duo Vivace

Feest Cafe

Beppie Kraft / Big Benny / Frans Theunisz / Fenomeno / GIL-T / Nachtvlinders / Remco Gaiteros

Essential Festival 2023 Tickets

Super Early Bird Tickets at €27.50 are on sale:

Accommodation

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

BY CAR

Parking: Drive to the location using the navigation address (Oosterweg, Maastricht, Nederland) and follow the parking signs, recognizable via the letter “P.” Parking is possible for €10,- per car per day.

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BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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.
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

BY SHUTTLE BUS

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.

BY PLANE

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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