A Festival Downtown
A Festival Downtown is an electronic music event in the heart of Rotterdam showcasing exciting acts, many of them accessible for free. This year marks the sixth edition of this amazing festival.
A Festival Downtown venues
As well as the main outdoor stage at Eendrachtsplein, there are also many performances taking place in bars and clubs in Rotterdam, such as on Nieuwe Binnenweg, Witte de Withstraat and Eendrachtsplein. Here are the venues of the festival:
- Eendrachtsplein (main stage, outdoors)
- Club Vibes
- Boudewijn Belgian Beer Cafe
- Juke Joint
- Lilith Coffee
- Bar P
- Cafe de Zondebok & 't Zwarte Schaap
Find your new favourite artists and listen to big names as well as undiscovered gems of the electronic music scene. Make the most of your night out in downtown Rotterdam by seeing artists perform in some of Rotterdam's prime venues.
Artists at A Festival Downtown
The artist line-up includes Hard Headerz, Raketkanon, Medicine Boy, 1OAK, Hunna Soundsystem, Dentalhon & Tisci London, DJ Sirene, Masego Soundsystem, Eyecee, Roska, Amang Djaso & Sun OC, Blondewednesday, Gabber Modus Operandi, Shanondin,Fracture, Yorobi and more.
The music programming is cleverly devised: the daytime line-up is full of music anybody and everybody can enjoy, even those who don't regard themselves as electronic music fans. As the evening rolls along, the music becomes more and more innovative and niche, for the die-hard electronic music fanatics.
Getting to A Festival Downtown
For festival-goers arriving by public transportation, it's recommended to take trams 4 or 7 going directly from Rotterdam Central Station to Eendrachtsplein. For those driving, the City Garage Museum Park is close by. If you're cycling, there are plenty of places to park your bike, so this is the most highly recommended travel option.
Get your tickets
Buy your tickets online on the A Festival Downtown website. When you arrive, exchange your online ticket for a festival wristband. Tickets to certain venues cost 8-10 euros. If you'd like to get a festival pass, giving you access to all festival venues for the night, then you pay 15 euros.
Photos: Lars Hidding