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18hrs Festival 2018

  • Balkenhaven, Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 14 July 2018
18hrs Festival 2018

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The Netherland's marathon house and techno party

18hrs Festival is a house and techno festival just north of Amsterdam. With 5 stages set up in big fields, tents and warehouses, as well as chill out spots on the shores of the North Sea Channel, the festival's got something for everyone.

And this variety comes in handy as 18hrs is the longest one day festival in the Netherlands, starting at 11:00 and keeping the party going for, you guessed it, 18 straight hours. 

Featuring an expertly curated lineup of national and international talent, even after the marathon party you'll still be begging for more. 



Open Air

  • Benny Rodrigues & Michel de Hey
  • Chelina Manuhutu
  • Ferro
  • Jay Lumen
  • Juan Sanchez
  • Pablo Discobar Soundsystem
  • Technasia B2B Dennis Cruz

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Rewind Amsterdam

  • Bofkonten
  • Chimp
  • Raywell
  • Rewind Soundsystem
  • Snelle Jelle
  • Tom Push
  • Walter Looks
  • Xpression

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  • Alamaison
  • Beau Garçon Soundsystem
  • DIDA
  • JES.
  • Leumàs
  • Lieke Trienekens
  • Ramon Rivé

Situated to the north of Amsterdam city centre, the festival comprises of a series of outdoor stages and warehouse venues.


Balkenhaven, Symon Spiersweg, Zaandam, Netherlands


BY PLANE: The nearest airport to the festival is Amsterdam Schiphol, where from Zaandam is either a 17 minute train journey away, or a 20 minute taxi ride. However, a taxi will cost around €70, whereas the train will only be around €4. 

BY TRAIN: Zaandam train station is easily reachable from all over Holland, however some changes may be necessary depending on where you are travelling from. 

18hrs will be operating a shuttle bus service from Zaandam train station to the festival site and back every few minutes (available from 12:00 pm - 07:00 am). The journey should take around ten minutes. 

BY CAR: There are large parking facilities close to the festival site. If you are driving, the best address to enter into a satnav is Symon Spiersweg, Zaandam, where from you can then follow signs to the festival. 

Minimum age of entry is 18. Bring ID to ensure entry. 

In spirit of it's name, 18hrs last for 18 hours and, while the actual times aren't on the official website, last year the festival started at 12pm with the outdoor stages finishing at 11pm and the indoor stages at 6am the following morning.


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