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Zuiderpark, The Hague | June 3
€51.89 Incl. €2,89 fee
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Where can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets at www.thecrave.nl/#tickets . Do not buy tickets from unauthorized sellers as we cannot determine the authenticity and entry to our festival could be denied.
Will there be a doorsale?
It is very likely that our festival will sell out before our festival. We will share this information on our socials. To make sure you’re not disappointed upon entry, buy your ticket as soon as possible via www.thecrave.nl/#tickets
I lost / didn’t receive my ticket.
Do I need to print my ticket?
No, you can show your ticket on your phone. Save the trees!
We recommend only using Ticketswap for purchasing and selling second-hand tickets. Tickets bought from Ticketswap are verified by cm.com, meaning that the original ticket is deactivated after the sale to minimize the risk of fraud.
Where will The Crave Festival be held?
The Crave Festival’s main event will be held at the Zuiderpark in The Hague on Saturday, June 3rd. The Address is: Mr P D Fortuynweg 79, 2533SP Den Haag.
What is the minimum age to enter the festival?
The minimum age is 18. Please make sure to bring official identification, (ID-card, passport or driver’s license) as The Crave Festival does not accept copies or pictures of documents. If there is any doubt about your age the security can deny entry at the entrances..
Can I pay with cash at The Crave Festival?
Both cash and card will be accepted at The Crave Festival.
What facilities will be provided at The Crave Festival?
We offer two sizes of lockers at The Crave Festival. Make sure to buy a locker in advance via the link so you will not have to wait in line. (link naar lockers)
Food & Drinks
The Crave Festival will be offering a wide variety of food and drinks. Several bars and food stands will be situated throughout the terrain. All consumptions can be payed for with tokens.
We will not be selling cigarettes at our festival terrain due to regulations from our government. So make sure to bring enough because you will not be able to leave the terrain to buy new ones.
Please bring your earplugs so you can keep your ears protected at all times. If you happen to forget your own, there will be earplugs for sale at our festival site.
Is The Crave Festival accessible for visitors with disabilities?
The Crave puts effort into making the festival accessible for anyone with disabilities.
Most of the paths are wheelchair accessible.
The main toilet area will contain toilets accessible by wheelchair.
Guidance dogs are allowed if recognizable.
For any further questions or suggestions regarding this matter, please send a message to email@example.com.
Am I allowed to bring my medication to the festival?
Bringing medication to our festival is only allowed if: 1. You bring a certified statement made by your doctor regarding your need for them. 2. the medication is in its original packaging. In all other cases, you will not be allowed to bring medication to our festival terrain.
What items are prohibited at the festival?
The following items are not allowed at The Crave Festival
- Drugs (zero tolerance)
- Flammable substances (Deodorant stick is allowed)
- Fireworks, weapons and other dangerous objects.
- Selfie sticks
- Professional recording equipment (without permission, see press enquiries)
- It is not allowed to give out flyers in or around the festival.
For further information, see rules of conduct.
Travel and accomodation
Where does The Crave Festival take place?
The address is:
Mr P D Fortuynweg 79, 2533SP Den Haag
The easiest way to get to The Crave Festival is by bicycle. We have free bicycle sheds in front of our festival entrance. Quickest way to enter Zuiderpark is by going through the Soestdijksekade entrance.
By public transport
The Hague has two major train stations: Centraal Station and Holland Spoor. Upon arriving at one of these stations, you will have to take tram 9 in the direction of ‘Vrederust’ and get out at stop ‘Melis Stokelaan’.
When traveling via Holland Spoor, another option of transportation to Zuiderpark is to take bus 26 in the direction of ‘Kijkduin’ and getting out at stop ‘Melis Stokelaan’.
When traveling from stations: Rotterdam, Delft and Rijswijk, another option of transportation is to take the sprinter train to ‘Station Moerwijk’. Upon arriving at this station, it will only be a ten minute walk to our festival grounds (Zuiderpark).
We recommend using http://www.ov9292.nl to plan your route!
Refer to the links below for the quickest travel plans to Zuiderpark:
For other routes within The Netherlands use www.ov9292.nl
By car (not recommended)
We highly recommend you do not take the car to our event. The public transport options are cheap and convenient and we have a great bike parking in front of the main entrance. If you have no other option than taking the car, you can park for an hourly fee at Parking Leyweg 2 at the height of ‘Hengelolaan 170z’. From here you will be able to walk to the festival site.
What actions does The Crave Festival take to improve climate and society?
We feel the strong urge to reduce our impact on nature and climate so we can contribute to society. Our sustainability policy has five pillars with concrete goals.
– Use renewable energy sources from batteries and the power grid.
– Where possible use electrical machinery on-site.
– Where possible, let artists travel by train to the Hague. All artists travel in NL from and to the festival with EV’s (electric Vehicles).
– We advise and recommend our visitors to come to the festival by public transport. Please see the section ‘Transport’ for more information on this subject.
– A part of the remaining hardcup deposit is donated to three relevant local charity organizations.
– No single use plastics objects on the festival terrain.
– Use of eco-friendly cleaning materials and toilet paper.
– Minimize waste from production by reducing single use items.
– Separated waste collection.
Food and beverages:
– 50% of the food served at The Crave Festival is vega(n).
What is Celebrate Safe?
Celebrate Safe is a platform with tips and reliable information about conscious and safe partying. The campaign was set up by more than 100 club owners and organizers to point out the risks related to going out (such as alcohol, drugs, but also hearing damage and unsafe sec) to visitors to events and clubs in an accessible way. Check out the ten points beneath to prepare yourself in a safe way. Don’t forget we have a zero-tolerance policy at The Crave Festival, see the rules of conduct for more information.
For more information about the Celebrate Safe campaign, check out https://celebratesafe.nl/
Think for yourself, care about others
To plan is to spoil yourself. For some, anticipation is just as important as the moment itself. Which party are you going to and with whom? What are you wearing? How do you get there? You can also think about whether you want to use alcohol or other drugs. And check with your friends what they are up to. Then you know what to do if something goes wrong.
Be kind to yourself and the people around you. If everyone pays attention to each other, everyone will have a good time. Do you see someone not feeling okay? Wait for a while until someone from the crew or the emergency room is there. If you agree on a meeting point at the party, you can find each other if your phone no longer works.
Better safe than sorry. Celebrate safe!
Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk
There are always risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. It makes little difference whether you do it for the first time or have done it before. Each remedy has a different effect. Its effect depends on what you take, where you take it, how much you take and how your body reacts to it.
Don’t forget we have a zero-tolerance policy at The Crave Festival. For more information, see the rules of conduct.
I love my ears
A party without music is like coke without sparkles. And because you want to enjoy your favorite music for as long as possible, it is wise to be careful with your ears. Three tips:
- Listen as safely as possible; see where you can enjoy the best and still keep enough distance from the boxes. Standing too close can harm your ears.
- Wear those caps! At sound pressures higher than 80 dB it is wise to use earplugs. This way you can still hear the music well, you can communicate more easily with your friends and you protect your hearing.
- Give your ears some rest every now and then. Every now and then, find a quiet place to give your ears a ‘break’. This way they can relax for a while so that you can enjoy your favorite music for longer.
For more information check http://ilovemyears.nl/
Take a break to cool and chill
Even if you still seem to have endless energy, it’s smart to take a break every now and then. Stop dancing and go to a quiet place to chill, have a drink or eat. Even if you feel good, such a break is a good idea. Because sometimes you only feel afterwards how warm or tired you are. Find a cool spot in the club or in the shade of a festival tent. Is it winter? Do not go outside, but find a place inside.
Know your limits and respect those of others
What is the start of a nice flirt for one person, may be just a step too far for another. Harassing someone is never okay! Do you suspect someone is being harassed? Check whether the person is okay or give the security a signal.
No is no. Respect each other’s boundaries. Don’t try to persuade others to do something they don’t want to do. Do you doubt whether the other person is still having fun? Ask or stop what you are doing. And you don’t have to be persuaded to do something you don’t want to. Stay true to yourself and listen to your gut.
Whether it concerns the use of alcohol or other drugs, a flirt, or going home at a certain time: celebrate life, but with respect for each other’s boundaries.
Enjoy safe sex without regrets
Partying is, besides dancing, also nice flirting. But avoid regrets afterwards. Indicate what you want. Does the other want something that you don’t feel like? Maybe you’re not such a good match after all. You don’t have to be fooled and you can always change your mind!
Everyone has a different limit for what behavior they find desirable or undesirable. Is one person okay with being kissed by a stranger? No one else is waiting for that at all. It is not always so clear where that limit lies. So check if the other person likes it as much as you do, with the simple question: Are you okay?
And if that happens, use condoms. They protect you against STDs, HIV, and unwanted pregnancies.
Security & crew will keep you safe
The crew of the party or club is there for your safety and that of others. So if you are harassed, there is an argument, do you not feel well or do you see that things are not going well with someone else? Then warn security or someone from the organization. They can call the emergency room, address a difficult visitor or evict them. If you don’t feel well, you can of course go to the emergency room yourself. Even though the security is sometimes strict and even if someone from the crew seems very busy, they are there to help you if you need it.
The first aid team is your friend
Are you not feeling well, or are you unsure whether you are doing well? Or is one of your friends not doing well? Go to the emergency room. They will help you.
You can always knock on the door of the emergency room. For a band-aid because you have a blister or paracetamol. And they also help you if you don’t feel well after using alcohol or other drugs.
What happens in the first aid, stays in the first aid. Everything you discuss or happen there is confidential. So you can tell the first aid crew what you’ve been drinking or taking. Then they can help you better.
If you are unable to go to the emergency room yourself, ask the security or crew to call them. Do you see someone else not feeling well? Do not leave him or her alone and wait for help to arrive.
Get home safe: grab a ride
Before you go to a party or festival, it is smart to think about how to get home safely. Are you taking the taxi? Is there a Bob? Do you take the shuttle bus? Check with your friends what they are up to.
If you’ve taken alcohol or other drugs, you may think you’re fit enough to drive, but you’re not. You often don’t feel it, but under the influence, you react much less quickly than when you are sober. Fatigue is also a problem.
Energy drinks, coffee, and other stimulants won’t help you get sober and fit again. So… let yourself be taken home, whether that is by taxi, car, bus, tram, or train. Are you going by car? Then agree in advance who the Bob is. Only get in if your driver is sober and let your Bob drive focused. Hands above the seat belts.
The Crave Festival represents a broad spectrum of electronic music around The City of The Hague. The three day during festival has different shows across the city with the main event in Zuiderpark. In the park you will encounter a mix of head banging techno, groovy disco, swiping house or fierce electro.