Awakenings Summer Festival | Practical info

2024

everything you should know

To make sure you’re informed, safe and happy during your festival trip, we have listed all practical info for you to get the most out of Awakenings Summer Festival!

Program

Festival
Click here to view the full line-up.
We will announce the timetable a few weeks before the festival!
Camping
Click here for the full camping program.

General

Tickets
All tickets need to be personalized. Click here to read all info.

All e-tickets are sealed and will be sent to the main buyer on Thursday 4th of July.

Lost your order? Download your e-tickets here. This download link does not work if you bought your ticket through Ticketswap.

When heading towards the festival:
Please turn up the brightness of the screen on your phone and download your e-tickets for faster access. No need to print your e-ticket.

No re-entrance after leaving the festival!
Hotels
Make your festival visit as comfortable as possible! We have made a great selection of hotels for you to stay in before and/or after a day at our biggest festival ever!

Find all hotel options here
Multiple entrances
We have several entrances. Please go to the entrance which is mentioned on your ticket.

Festival
Entrance South
Open on Friday + Saturday + Sunday

Entrance North
Open on Saturday + Sunday

Grand Camping
Bring your own tent
Camping Entrance South
Leisenweg, Hilvarenbeek

Cottages
Camping Entrance North
Beekse Bergen 1, Hilvarenbeek

Cottages, Safari tents + Pre-set up tents
Camping Entrance South
Leisenweg, Hilvarenbeek

Relax Resort
Bring your own tent + Pre-set up tents
Camping Entrance West
Kommerstraat 1, Hilvarenbeek

Cottages, Safari tents + Safari Hotel
Camping Entrance Resort
Tilburgseweg 41, Hilvarenbeek
How to travel to the festival
To avoid queues and save time, plan your travel.

For all info about shuttle times etc, please visit our, How to travel to Awakenings Summer Festival page.

Don’t forget to follow the signs for the right entrance/exit.
Lockers
Save time and pre-order your locker online.

Day ticket shop
Weekend ticket shop

Go to the locker desk and your locker e-ticket will be exchanged for a locker code.

You will receive a PIN code to open your locker (no deposit). Be aware of your pin code, don’t throw it away, otherwise, someone else will have access to your locker.

If you bought a weekend locker, you keep the same locker/code for the whole weekend. You can choose between a locker at the camping or at the festival upon arrival.

Didn’t buy your locker upfront? You can also buy a locker at our desks (both entrances).

Locker sizes:
Standard : 22,0 x 25,0 x 50,0 cm (1 or 2 friends)
Large: 33,0 x 25,0 x 50 cm (2 or 3 friends)
Tokens
Food and drinks can be bought with tokens, which can be paid by cash and card at several token stations across the festival & camping grounds.
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!
  1. At the entrance, after scanning your ticket, you’ll receive 1 FREE recycle token from us.
  2. With each drink you order, you hand in your recycle token or an empty cup, can, or bottle.
  3. Lost your recycle token and/or your cup, can, bottle? Then you have to pay 1 regular token.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
Food
We offer a 100% vegetarian menu at the festival and camping and have multiple foodcourts.
Smoking
We do not sell cigarettes at the festival or campsite.

Due to 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:
Visiting 1 day = 2 packs / vaporizers
Weekend = 8 packs / vaporizers
Accessibility, Low-stimulus space and care room
We aim Awakenings to be accessible for everyone. Please find here the measurements we have taken.

At Awakenings Summer Festival, we have a low-stimulus space at the festival. This quiet area has some seats and noise-canceling headphones.

We also facilitate a care room, where the staff of Handicap NL can assist if needed. Both areas are located next to the first aid.

If you have any questions or requests concerning accessibility, please get in touch at accessibility@awakenings.nl. If you have any questions during the events, please don’t hesitate to turn to our staff.
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.

RULES FESTIVAL + CAMPING

All rules
  • 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.
  • Only in case of emergency, you are allowed to leave the campsite / festival area.
  • You have read and respect our code of conduct. 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.
  • Campsite: You may bring your own food for own consumption.
  • Campsite: You may bring a total of 4,5L of liquid pro person, among which a maximum of 1L can be pre-mixed.
  • Campsite: All liquid must be sealed and packed in its original packaging· Glass packaging is not allowed· Pre-mixed only in original and sealed packaging (cans)· Soft drinks are allowed· Strong liquor (more than 15%) is not allowed
  • Campsite: Leave your spot clean, we have a ‘leave no trace’ policy on the complete campgrounds.
  • Gas grills, stoves, fridges, beer kegs and jockey boxes are not allowed.
  • 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!
  • Candles are not allowed.
  • 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.

Safety

Zero tolerance
Awakenings is a zero-tolerance event. No drugs are allowed, so all pills, powders, liquids, mushrooms and N20 (nitrous oxide/laughing gas) are forbidden and there will be extra inspections at the entrance and in the venue.

Be aware that if security finds any drugs on you, your party will be over and you might be handed over to the police.
Celebrate Safe
If you’re not feeling well, please visit the “first aid” / “EHBO”, they are there for you. Take your time to chill out, eat some food and ice. If you need water, you can either buy it at the bar or drink some at the free taps near the toilets. It’s advisable not to drink great amounts of water (no more than 1 or 2 glasses an hour) and to eat something.

If you want information about (health implications of) drugs, visit the Celebrate Safe stand near the first aid check out the 10 tips on how to party safely.

Check out the 10 tips
Code of conduct, Social safety hub & team
At Awakenings, we aim to create a safe space where you can be yourself and lose yourself. We value and respect all people. We have a collective responsibility and take care of each other.

If you experience or notice behavior that’s not in line with our values, please check in with each other and know that our (social safety) staff is always here for you.

At Awakenings Summer Festival, we have created a Social Safety Hub, facilitated by Sexmatters. This is a place you can visit any time if you want to talk to someone about (social-) safety or have questions or comments. The Social Safety Hub can be found next to the first aid.

Our Social Safety teams walk around the festival + camping as well and are recognizable by their jackets with 'SOCIAL SAFETY TEAM' on their back.

Click here to view our full code of conduct.
Protect your ears
We advise wearing earplugs with a music filter. There’s a special shop at the festival across area V where we sell Alpine x Awakenings earplugs. Earplugs will also be available at the merchandise store and markets.
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
Pickpockets
Be aware of pickpockets, and keep an eye on your bag/phone. If you see anyone suspicious, please turn to security and give a description of this person. Don't bring high valuables to the festival.
Lost & found
Lost something? Check the iLost tent near the first aid at the festival or the reception at the camping. Is the festival already finished? Check the website of iLost.

Found something or have questions about anything? Come to our iLost tent / camping reception.
The Camping Guardians
The Camping Guardians are there to ensure that you are safe and well. If you are feeling vulnerable, or just a little uneasy, the Guardians will help. They are not security guards, however, they can assist with security issues should you require them.

Guardians walk around the campsite 24/7. You can also find them at the info stand at the Grand Camping and Relax Resort, which is open 24 hours. We have an emergency telephone number, which is available 24/7 from Friday-Monday. The number will be in the camping booklet which you receive at the entrance.

Sustainability

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!

Leave no trace
Often at festival campsites, many tents and other camping equipment are left behind, which leaves a great environmental impact on our planet. We kindly ask you to take care of your camping equipment after the festival and take it home.
Waste collection point
There are several waste collection points at the camping, where you can get rid of your full garbage bag. You can get a free new Awakenings garbage bag at the reception.
Green shower
An average 8-minute shower uses over 110 liters of water. Shower quickly in our disco showers and save water.
Vegetarian menu
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!
Plant trees
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.
Smart energy
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.
Water
At all our toilets, there is a free drinking water spot for you to fill your cup/ bottle.

We have flush toilets which are flushed with gray water (reusable wastewater). By doing so, we save 3kg CO2 per flush.
Camping Recycle & Repair store
No need to lug around heavy camping gear! Visit our Camping Recycle & repair store and rent essential items like chairs, tables, and coolboxes. By choosing to rent, you'll lighten your load and make a positive impact on the environment.

Discovered a small hole in your air mattress? Don't worry, we can fix it!

If you've brought your own camping equipment but won't be using it again, we encourage you to make a difference by dropping it off at our recycle store before you depart.

We will take the recycle store to future festivals and together, we will make a big impact in reducing our carbon footprint.
More
Click here to read more about all our sustainability goals.

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