FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN OCTOBER 5TH

FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN


Festival Downtown 6.0 presents exciting, electronic music at a unique location in the center of Rotterdam. During Festival Downtown, various locations around Eendrachtsplein 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.

BALOJI (BE) / CATCHING FLIES (UK) / 1OAK / ROSES GABOR (UK / RAKETKANON (BE) / ROSKA (UK) / FRACTURE (UK) / HET GEZELSCHAP / MASEGO SOUNDSYSTEM + SP. GUEST / GABBER MODUS OPERANDI (ID) / JOSHUA J


DRVG CVLTVRE / MEDICINE BOY (DE) / ALIA (BE) / GITA BUHARI / THE DEAD CVLT / MAYBE TONIGHT! (Fr) / FFF / MOVE AROUND SOUND / UMEME / EYCEE / DWAYNE FRAKNLIN & DADDY JACOB / HARD HEADERZ / GELUKZOEKERS / LOKA / KEES / HUNNA SOUNDSYSTEM / DJ S!RENE / DENTALHON & TISCI LONDON


MASH//UP SOUNDSYSTEM / LEE FUNKSTA / YUNG FEURICH / MO JAKOB. / SVEN VAN DER HEIDEN / JAMSESSION lead by BEAU ZWART / YOROBI / URVINHO / SHANODIN / HERTZWEG 7 / CINTASOUL / IMHOTEL / AMANG DJASO & SUN O.C. / BANDA MATATU / DAGGER DX / THELONIOUS & MATAKLAP / BLONDEWEDNESDAY / GASPARD BOS / ANTHONY HUSEYIN / BÄSN / ROB DONKERS / OSC1899 / BORIS SCORPIO / STEEL & STONE / DIRTY WAKKA

TICKETS

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ALL AREA’S

Get 1 ticket and go to 3 venues!


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WORM

HUNNA x HARD HEADERZ

1OAK / HARD HEADERZ HUNNA SOUNDSYSTEM / DENTALHON & TISCI LONDON / DJ S!RENE / HUNNA SOUNDSYSTEM

BASH x MASEGO SOUNDSYSTEM

ROSKA (UK) / MASEGO SOUNDSYSTEM + SPECIAL GUEST / EYCEE / AMANG DJASO & SUN O.C.


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BRASILBINKIE

PANTROPICAL x BASS ODYSSEY

GABBER MODUS OPERANDI (ID) / BLONDEWEDNESDAY / SHANODIN / FRACTURE (UK) / YOROBI

NOODLEBAR

 DRVG CVLTVRE / ROB DONKERS / OSC1899 /BORIS SCORPIO / SVEN VAN DER HEIDEN


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VIBES

CLOUDHEAD x The Daily Indie

RAKETKANON (BE) / THE DEAD CVLT / MEDICINE BOY (DE) 


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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 most central square in Downtown Rotterdam, know for it’s iconic statue of ‘Gnome Buttplug’.


BRASILBINKIE
Address: Westblaak 86


Smacked down right at skatepark West-Blaak, you’ll find Brasilbinkie. Known by most as a nice restaurant, we’ll turn this place into a proper nightclub!


CLUB VIBES
Address: Westersingel 50A


Known by all locals, this club has been the go to after hours club in Downtown Rotterdam for decades.


WORM
Address: Boomgaardstraat 71


Located at the Witte de Withstraat, this iconic avangardistic venue plays a a central role in several non-mainstream scenes in Rotterdam.




JUKE JOINT
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 99B


Located at the Nieuwe Binnenweg, this brand new bar focusses on (live)music and nice beers.


BELGIAN BEER CAFE BOUDEWIJN
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 53A-B


Belgian Beer Café on the Nieuwe Binnenweg, known for it’s great ambiance and  over 200 different quality beers.


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


At the end of the Witte de Withstraat, you’ll find de Zondebok en ‘t Zwarte Schaap. One of the nicest bars in Downtown Rotterdam.


LILITH COFFEE
Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 125H


Coffeebar on the Nieuwe Binnenweg with a very nice come-as-you-are vibe and probably the nicest terrace in Downtown Rotterdam.


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.


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. Check our local transport RET for more info. 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 to our coordinator Dafne 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.