The first 55 confirmations for ‘A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise’ were recently revealed. The 28th edition of the festival will take place from 21-23 August, featuring a selection of over 250 artists covering a wide range of genres, and ticket sales will start on Saturday 8 February at 11:00 pm via Ticketmaster.
Taking place at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise is possibly ‘Holland’s biggest and most adventurous cultural outdoor event’, that apparently maintains an intimate vibe and friendly atmosphere as a township with thousands of inhabitants arises in the middle of the country for the festival.
Just over an hour’s drive or train journey from Amsterdam the event is ‘a true backpacker’s Garden Of Eden offering only the best in music, film, theatre, comedy, visual arts, literature and science.’
As well as inviting big name artists alongside a curated underground line-up, it doubles as a vast, shapeshifting installation, with sculptures, visual artworks and performance art at every turn. The festival has 12 stages (all covered in case it rains), including the Armadillo featuring the chimney stacks.
Launched in 1993 — with its origins in a free love 1967 edition — Lowlands has apparently for years been the Dutch answer to Glastonbury or Reading and Leeds. It has won numerous awards, and was recently nominated for Best Line-up and Best Major Festival at the European Festival Awards.
The event has a wellness village with saunas, hot tubs and sports facilities, dozens of restaurants from all corners of the globe, food and drink stalls, a large market with everything from clothes and vinyl stores to a barber’s shop. It also has its own currency, a local radio station, a daily newspaper (Dutch only) and seven luxury campsites with flushable toilets, hot showers and dressing tables.
Check www.lowlands.nl/english for more info.