FESTIVAL INFO

FESTIVAL ADDRESS
The Notorious IBE takes place at outdoor and indoor locations in the city center of Heerlen.
The main location is located at: Bongerd, Heerlen. 

FESTIVAL OPENING HOURS
Friday 09 august: TBA
Saturday 10 august: 13:00 – 05:00 hrs
Sunday 11 august: 13:00 – 05:00 hrs

TICKETS / WRISTBANDS / FREE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS
Outdoor locations like the food court, hip hop market street, Capital Music Stage and Bar Bracke are free of charge.
For indoor festival locations and the main tent you will need a festival wristband (ticket) to enter.

Friday 09 August: Free entrance for all festival locations
Saturday 10 August: Outdoor locations are free. Indoor locations + main tent entry with ticket
Sunday 11 August: Outdoor locations are free. Indoor locations + main tent entry with ticket

You must exchange your E-ticket for a wristband at the Ticket Desk located at TBA before you can enter the festival locations

-Your festival wristband must be worn at all times.
-All attendees are subject to search upon entry.
-Ins and outs will be allowed.

ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
All festival locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify the Ticket Desk Staff or Security upon festival entry in case assistance is needed to access festival locations or areas.

ACCOMMODATIONS / WHERE TO STAY?
This year IBE offers overnight packages for its visitors. To book a room or bed: Please check here.

Other hotels, campings in the area
The city of Heerlen is situated in Zuid Limburg, a very touristic part of Limburg the southernmost state in The Netherlands.
The area is bordered by Germany (City of Aachen) and Belgium is full of hotels, hostels and campings.

AGE LIMITS
All ages are welcome. Children ages 4 and under are free to enter.
It is advised to bring noise canceling devices such as earplugs or headphones for young children.

ALCOHOL
It is not permitted to bring your own alcoholic beverages to The Notorious IBE. For those of you over 18 there are bar areas serving alcohol on the festival site. Due to Dutch alcohol laws you are not allowed to take or consume alcoholic drinks outside of these areas. Following the Dutch Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act it is forbidden to sell alcohol to persons under 18 years. Bar personnel has the right to ask for I.D. to anybody that is clearly not looking to be 25 years and over.

ANIMALS
Animals are not permitted at the festival locations. Please leave your pets at home.

ATM CASH MACHINES / BANK
Please check the festival map for the locations of Banks and ATM’s.

CAMERAS / FILMING
Photographing and filming for publication in professional context or broadcasting purposes is not allowed without authorization from the festival.
No authorization is needed when photographing and filming for private use.

CAMPING
Each year more and more festival visitors put up their tent a the “Hitjes Vijver” camping. More info here

CLOTHING / DRESS FRESH
First and foremost at IBE we like our visitors to dress “Fresh”, look your best and honor the “Fashion” aspect of Hip Hop Culture in every possible way.
But beware to bring suitable clothing and try to bring a jacket or sweater in case of rain.

EAR PLUGS / NOISE CANCELING DEVICES
It is advised to bring noise canceling devices such as earplugs or headphones for young children.

ENTERING THE FESTIVAL LOCATION WITHOUT A VALID TICKET OR WRISTBAND
Anyone found at the indoor festival locations without a valid ticket or wristband will be removed from the festival.

FIRES
It is not permitted to light fires or barbecues.

FIRST AID
First aid teams are located at TBA.

FOOD AND DRINK
You may not bring your own food and drinks into the festival site. There will be bar areas at the festival that sell both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Food Trucks at the Food Court offer a variety of meals and snacks.

It’s important to drink plenty of water during the day especially if it’s warm. It’s also easy to miss putting some real food in your stomach when you’re busy running around dancing and enjoying the vibe and good music, so please, don’t forget to drink and eat regularly throughout the day.

PARKING
In Heerlen City Center – Q-Park Parkings – 12€ per 24hrs
In Heerlen City Center – Street Parking, – 2€ per hrs between 09am-10pm (Thu,Fri,Sat), 2€ per hrs between 10am-18pm (Sun)

FESTIVAL MAP
The Festival Map will be passed out on entry.

LINE UP / PROGRAM / TIMETABLE
The Line-up and program times are subject to change.
Always check for the latest version of the Timetable on line.

LOST AND FOUND – WHERE TO FIND MISSING STUFF (KEYS, WALLET, MOBILE PHONE, ETC.)?
There will be a Lost & Found at the IBE Ticket Desk. You can return any lost items directly there and visit to inquire after your missing items. Please only give items you find to the IBE TICKET DESK  directly. Do not hand over items to random staff or security guards.

SECURITY
Security will be positioned at the entrances of all festival locations. Follow their instructions when asked to. The security are there for you protection and to help you if you should need it.

SELLING MERCHANDISE & ADVERTISING
It is not permitted to sell goods or merchandise without prior agreement. For a vendors booth please contact organisation@thenotoriousibe.com
It is not permitted to put up posters or advertise on festival site with without prior permission.

TOILETS
Flushable sink toilets can be found at the indoor locations of the festival. Portable toilets will be placed in ..TBA. The locations of toilets are indicated on the festival map.

TICKETS / PRE SALE / DOOR SALE PRICES
Everything you need to know about purchasing tickets can be found here.
The IBE tickets are sold in phases. The earlier you buy, the cheaper your ticket will be.
-Early Bird Sale starts 10 March and ends April 15th.
-Regular Ticket Sale details TBA
-Late Ticket Sale details TBA
-Door Sale details TBA

TIMETABLE
Festival timetables can be downloaded from the website here and will also be handed out at the festival entrance.

TRAVELING TO AND FROM HEERLEN
-More information on getting to and from Heerlen can be found here. TBA

UMBRELLAS
Umbrellas are not allowed at the festival.

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN / HALAL FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL?
TBA

VISA & INVITATIONS
-The period for requesting an IBE invitation letter for VISA purposes ends on Monday July 1st.

WARDROBE
Wardrobe and storage units can be found at TBA.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE?
NO Aerosol Products, Aerosol Cans, Coolers, Detachable Lens Cameras, Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys
NO Hard Drugs, Fireworks, Explosives or Road Flares
NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items
NO Guns, Ammunition, Tasers, Pepper Spray, Mace, Knives, Weapons
NO Sharp Objects, Laser Pointers, Metal, Steel or Aluminum water bottles
NO Hoverboards, Segways, Kites or Sky Lanterns
NO Outside Food, Beverage,  Pets or Other Animals
NO Sharpies, Markers, Paint Pens,  Toy Guns, Water Guns, Sling Shots or Umbrellas