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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 2021 was postponed to 2022, due to corona measures. Tickets remain valid for the 2022 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

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Essential Festival 2022 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Main Stage

Lil Kleine / Maan / Blasterjaxx / Lucas & Steve / Broederliefde
+ more headliners to be announced

Urban Stage

Bizzey / Tabitha / Donnie / Poke / Snelle / Idaly

Hard Stage

Dr. Peacock / Jebroer / Frequencerz / Deadly Guns / Sub Zero Project / Audiotricz / Code Black

House Stage

Justin Mylo / Julian Jordan / Chocolate Puma

Singersong Stage

Paul Sinha / Ruben Annink

Terug Naar Toen

Jody Bernal

Essential Festival 2022 Tickets

Tickets to be announced soon:

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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