Lowlands is back! One of the most adventurous and exciting festivals in the Netherlands, it draws around 55.000 visitors over three days every year, where the impressive 250 acts are spread over 12 stages.
Lowlands festival dates
The festival normally takes place on the 3rd weekend in August for three full days, so this year, August 16, 17 and 18 will be jam-packed with events and excitement. If you'd like to get more out of Lowlands by extending your time at the festival, it’s possible to arrive on August 15 and depart on August 19.
Lowlands takes place at the Walibi Holland event grounds in Biddinghuizen in the Dutch province of Flevoland.
On the stage at Lowlands 2019 are New Order, Royal Blood, The National, The Good, the Bad and the Queen and many more. Keep an eye on the Lowlands festival programme page to keep yourself up to date.
More than just music at Lowlands
The focus is alternative music and has been from the very beginning. However, nowadays Lowlands has expanded to include much much more, such as film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature and street theatre.
Fantastic festival facilities
As well as twelve festival stages, there is also a cinema and theatre, restaurants, food and drink stalls, a merchandise and CD market, a barber shop, relaxing rooms with head massages, sports facilities, a sauna, a hot tub and luxury campsites with hot showers and real toilets.
The Lowlands backstory
Originally known as "A Campflight to Lowlands Paradise", it was one of the first ever Dutch pop festivals. The first edition, under its old name, was organised in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, by the Dutch artist Bunk Bessel.
For a couple of years, the festival didn’t take place, but finally, in 1993 some brave event organiser revived the festival and Lowlands found its new home in Biddinghuizen, where it has stayed to this day.
Getting to Lowlands
Lowlands organises a completely free shuttle bus service from Dronten and Lelystad train stations for the duration of the festival.