Kaderock Festival

Kaderock Festival

Jun 28, 2024Jun 29, 2024
Soestdijksekade 345, 2574 AL,
The Hague
Various prices, free for children under 15

Kaderock has been taking over the streets around the Musicon in The Hague for many years now. It's known as a launch pad for Dutch bands, so head down and maybe see the next big thing before they are playing in arenas!

Kaderock in The Hague

The Hague is extremely proud of Kaderock. It's a big fixture on the events calendar, and seen as a real local success story, and no wonder! The event has expanded over the years and now takes place over two days and has three stages offering top-class entertainment across all genres.

This year it has moved from its traditional dates at the start of June to the end of the month. This is to fill the gap in the calendar left by the sad demise of the festival Parkpop. While this started as a neighbourhood festival, it definitely has eyes on becoming the festival of The Hague.

Who is playing at Kaderock?

On Friday, June 28, the Plein Podium is focussing on celebrating classic acts, who have stood the test of time, with slots by The Clarks and Wild Romance. Meanwhile, The Carousel has Legendairs and Accounts bringing Antillean beats to The Hague. The Concertzaal is showcasing school bands from across the region, giving young talent a place to shine and connect with new audiences.

Saturday, June 29 is a longer day with so much happening! There's trap music, indie, electro, metal, blues and hip-hop. The headliner on the Plein Podium is British band HENGE, an eccentric group who says they are from outer space. Expect wild costumes and a sound that sits somewhere between rave and prog!

The Carousel is headlined by Bottled Waves, a local four-piece with elements of Oasis and the Smashing Pumpkins. The Concertzaal is super varied, with turns from The Klittens, a band from down the road in Amsterdam who are just breaking out on the European scene, and Maria Iskariot, a female-fronted punk rock band from Flanders.

Practical information for going to Kaderock

Tickets cost 12,50 euros for Friday, 15 euros for Saturday or you can buy a two-day ticket for just 22,50 euros. Prices are 5 euros higher if you buy at the gate rather than in advance, and if you have an Ooievaarspas, you get a 50 percent price reduction!

The gates open on Friday, June 28 at 5pm, with the first band starting at 6.30pm, so there's time to check out the food stalls beforehand. On Saturday, June 29 the gates open at 12pm and it gets going right away with the first band starting at 12.15pm. The festival ends at 11pm on both days.

The festival is in the very streets of The Hague, so driving there is not recommended.  For more information about the line-up, how to buy tickets and the best way to get there via public transportation, see the Kaderock website.