Food and drinks can be bought with tokens, which can be paid by cash and card at several token stations across the festival.
Deposit recycle system
During all our Awakenings events we are working with a deposit system on all cups, cans, and bottles we give out at the bars. We would like to collect as many as possible, to make sure they can be recycled!
At the entrance, after scanning your ticket, you’ll receive 1 FREE recycle token from us.
With each drink you order, you hand in your recycle token or an empty cup, can, or bottle.
Lost your recycle token and/or your cup, can, bottle? Then you have to pay 1 regular token.
When you’re leaving the venue or you don’t want to have a new drink, you can hand in your empty cup, can, or bottle at the bar or at the recycle points at the venue. The bar staff will give you your recycle token in return.
There is a unique code on the recycle token, after the event you can go to our website and fill out the code, then you have a chance of winning prizes!
Floorplan & timetable
You will find QR codes to scan on the festival site, with a live timetable, a downloadable floor plan, and many more extras.
We offer a 100% vegetarian menu at the festival. Click here to view all food courts and menus.
Many artists will showcase their signature sounds during the festival. Tune in during the festival on our website to watch exclusive content from ground-breaking performances combined with Awakenings’ stellar stage designs.
The livestream schedule will be released next week.
We do not sell cigarettes at the festival or campsite.
Due to new Dutch regulations, it is forbidden to smoke inside venues and tents. If you still want to smoke, please do so outside. Thank you for cooperating and avoiding expensive fines.
Max packs of cigarettes allowed to bring per person: 2
How to get home after the festival
Consider that when everyone leaves at the end of the festival it will take a while to transfer all visitors by shuttles. We hired a huge number of buses, but if you want to be sure to catch a train you should leave in time.
Bring your happy face.
Age 18+ (don't forget your ID).
Always follow the instructions of staff, security, and emergency services personnel.
We have the right to refuse admittance without restitution of entrance fees.
Before entering, our crew or security can ask for your identification to check your name and age.
Because of Covid, there is a possibility that proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination will be required to attend the event.
Only in case of emergency, you are allowed to leave the campsite / festival area.
Always respect other visitors, no (sexual) harassment will be tolerated. In case you suffer anything of this kind, please turn to the staff of our First Aid, they are trained to help you.
No pets / fireworks / weapons / sharp or dangerous objects are allowed.
No drugs are allowed, so all (hard and soft) drugs, pills, powders, liquids, mushrooms, and N20 (nitrous oxide/laughing gas) are forbidden.
No hash/weed is tolerated at this festival (only at our events in Amsterdam Gashouder)
Security will thoroughly search everybody before and during the event.
When hard drugs are found you will be removed from the event and you might be handed over to the police.
Because of Covid, there is a possibility that proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination will be required to attend the event. (at the moment no rules apply in the Netherlands)
For your own safety and of other visitors crowd surfing, climbing in trees or scaffoldings and starting a fire is not allowed.
Swimming in the lake is only allowed at the designated areas and on designated hours.
Public urinating is not allowed and is distasteful for others, smelly and completely unnecessary.
Small battery powered speakers with a maximal volume of 80 dB(A) are allowed. Speakers with a volume more than 80 dB(A) are not allowed. Size max 30cm. Respect your neighbors!
Camera surveillance and metal detectors are part of our and your safety.
Selfie sticks, professional photo / film / video / audio equipment are not allowed. Standard digital cameras/phones are allowed.
Club-oriented football shirts, motorclub colors or shirts/stickers with offending lyrics/symbols etc. are not allowed.
Football shirts of national teams are allowed.
Please keep your shirt on.
Masks that cover the eyes / whole face are not allowed. Only (Medical) face masks for covering nose and mouth are allowed.
Large flags / inflatable objects are not allowed.
Smoking is only allowed outside.
Access is at your own risk. If you feel uncomfortable or if you want ear protection, please go to our first aid / EHBO / EMS, they are your friends.
It's forbidden to have commercial activities, without the agreement of the organization.
All drugs are forbidden
All kinds of hard drugs like pills, powders, liquids, mushrooms, and soft drugs such as weed/hasj/joints and N2O (nitrous oxide/laughing gas) are forbidden.
There will be inspections at the entrance. When you are caught with hard drugs, your party is over, and you will be handed over to the police.
Weather and clothing
Prepare for all weather conditions. In the Netherlands it can be sunny during the day, cold in the evenings, and rain can be included. But that won't stop us :) the festival is produced for all weather conditions.
Don’t forget to use sunscreen when it’s sunny (you can bring your own, no spray)
Drink enough water, but not too much
Take a break sometimes and don’t forget to grab a bite
We advise you to wear comfortable clothes and layers, so you’re able to take something off or put something extra on
During the night the temperature can drop, don’t forget to bring some warm clothes
Lost & found
Lost something? Check the iLost tent near the first aid at the festival. Is the festival already finished? Check the website of iLost.
Found something or have questions about anything? Come to our iLost stand.
BE AWARE OF PICKPOCKETS! Keep an eye on your bag/phone. If you see anyone suspicious, please turn to the security and give a description of this person.
TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER
A whole day of partying requires more energy than you think. Take care of yourself, care about others and we will take care of you.
You can visit the Celebrate Safe stand near the first aid stand if you like any information about (health implications of) drugs.
At Awakenings, we aim to create a space where you can be yourself and lose yourself.
We value and respect people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and ethnicities. Therefore, we do not tolerate any form of (sexual) harassment.
When you think you see someone being harassed, ask the question: ARE YOU OKAY? A simple question so everyone feels safe and respected.
Let’s take care of each other.
Did you experience an unpleasant situation? Please turn to the first aid team at the festival site, they are trained to help you.
We love to dance together on our beautiful planet for many more years. We are aware of our environmental impact, and we intend to create our festivals as sustainable as possible. Let’s take care of each other and keep it clean together!
At the entrance, you will receive a free pocket ashtray from us. Please use it for your cigarette buds and empty it at one of the larger ashtrays.
One of the easiest ways to contribute to less climate change, is by eating a vegetarian diet. We offer a 100% vegetarian, delicious menu. Let us surprise you how versitale and nutricious it can be!
We ask our visitors to come by public transportation as much as possible, which most of you do. Awakenings donates 2% of every parking & shuttle bus ticket to Trees for All, who plant trees on our behalf to compensate the CO2 emission.
We always work with a smart energy plan, maximizing the consumption of energy from the power grid and other renewable sources. During our load-in and show period, we only make use of batteries. Since 2016, all stages are also powered by batteries. In 2019 we started using biofuels, obtained from horticulture, to power our generators. This will drastically cut down our CO2 emissions.
On March 15th, the Dutch government has announced that all event-related restrictions regarding covid will be lifted on March 23rd. This means you don't have to show a negative covid-test or proof of vaccination upon arrival at one of our events.
When you are traveling to the Netherlands from another country, you don't have to show a negative covid-test or proof of vaccination at the events either.
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