FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN OCTOBER 5TH

FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN

OCTOBER 5TH – DOWNTOWN ROTTERDAM


Festival Downtown 6.0 presents exciting, electronic music at a unique location in the center of Rotterdam. During Festival Downtown, the Nieuwe Binnenweg will be transformed for a day into a festival site with various indoor and outdoor locations. Festival Downtown is literally “Downtown”. That means around the Eendrachtsplein, the Nieuwe Binnenweg and Witte de With.

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FAQ

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


  • TICKETS
  • VENUES
  • HOW TO GET THERE
  • WHERE TO STAY
  • CONTRIBUTE
  • PARTNERS
TICKETS

Tickets are non-refundable, also in the event of lost or damaged tickets or wristbands. In the event of inappropriate behaviour, the organization reserves the right to deny admission without having to refund the festival ticket.

In order to access the festival you will need to exchange your online ticket for a wristband at the festival box office (Eendrachtsplein) between 1400hrs and 2300hrs. Don’t forget to bring your valid ID  to the box office when exchanging your ticket for a wristband.

Only a selected number of tickets will be available at the door. We recommend to purchase your ticket online in our ticketshop.

VENUES

EENDRACHTSPLEIN
Address: Eendrachtsplein


The location of the main stage! The square is connected to the Westblaak, the Eendrachtsweg and the Oude Binnenweg.


CLUB VIBES
Address: Westersingel 50A


The smallest and nicest club in Rotterdam. No hassle, just dance and dance until dawn.


WORM
Address: Boomgaardstraat 71


Artists collective, a venue, shop, cinema and workspace for music, film and new media, with the world as its playground.


BRASILBINKIE
Address: Westblaak 86


After great success, Brasilbinkie has moved to the Westblaak in Rotterdam. Fresh meat from the spit, cocktails & live entertainment.


BELGISCH BIERCAFE BOUDEWIJN
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 53A-B


Boudewijn brings a piece of Belgium to Rotterdam. Not only with the interior but of course also with a great diversity of Belgian beers.


JUKE JOINT
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 99B


A cafe with jazz music sounds in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Bands perform on special evenings.


LILITH COFFEE
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 125H


Lilith moved to the Nieuwe Binnenweg with, in addition to a larger business, a more extensive menu (now also alcoholic refreshments).


PLAATBOEF
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 81A


A well-known record store with a wide range of CDs and LPs in almost every genre of pop music and jazz.


BAR P
Address: Kruisplein 20A


The bar has an intimate atmosphere but also gives the ability to socialize easily. They offer you an escape from the daily rush.


CAFE DE ZONDEBOK & ‘T ZWARTE SCHAAP
Address: Witte de Withstraat 96


At the end of Rotterdam’s most catering-tight street, Witte de Withstraat, is Zondebok and ‘t Zwarte Schaap.


HOW TO GET THERE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT

GETTING TO ROTTERDAM FROM SCHIPHOL
The Schiphol trainstation is situated directly in the airport. To travel with NS (Dutch Railways) you can either buy a single-use ticket or an OV-chipkaart at the ticket counter. The OV-chipkaart, can also be used to travel with public transport in Rotterdam.

Direct trains connect to Rotterdam and will take about 30 minutes with the HSL (High Speed Line). To check the arrival and/or departure schedule, please visit the NS-website.

ONCE IN ROTTERDAM
We recommend to use the trams 4 or 7 going directly from Rotterdam Centraal to Eendrachtsplein. The festival is best navigated on a bike.

BY CAR

PARKING
One can park the car at the City Garage Museum Park.

WHERE TO STAY

Within the vicinity of Eendrachtsplein there are 2 hotels, Park Hotel and Emma Hotel. Close to WORM one can go to King Kong Hostel and CityHub Rotterdam. 

CONTRIBUTE

VOLUNTEERS
We’re always looking for volunteers or enthusiastic people. Wanna work at Festival Downtown? Please send an email our coordinator Dafne to if you want to get involved.

PRESS
If you want to write an article about our festival you’re welcome to contact our PR department. Please state on behalf of whom you will be writing and what you want to write about.

PARTNERS

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PROGRAM PARTNERS


MEDIA PARTNERS


ABOUT

THE FESTIVAL


The festival presents exciting electronic music in the center of Rotterdam. The sixth edition will be organized on Saturday 5 October.

This year, Festival Downtown will turn Rotterdam into a true paradise for fans of electronic music. Enjoy surprising electronic music at various locations around Eendrachtsplein. Many of the locations are accessible free of charge. A number of locations require a passe-partout (for all locations) or a ticket (per location).

Expect undiscovered talents in electronic music, but in the most broadest sense of the word. Mixing with jazz, hip-hop and harder styles for interesting combinations. In the course of the evening, programming becomes more specific and innovative. The different locations are compact together and provide the real festival feeling, the visitor effortlessly walks from stage to stage and goes on a voyage of discovery through the diversity of music that is programmed on the different stages.