A Festival Like No Other
Each summer people from all over the world gather to experience a festival like no other. A festival to enjoy music to dance and to be inspired by film, photography and art. A festival to enjoy good food and party with friends and new friends. A festival for good times with good people, all sharing their love for hip hop and urban dance culture.  From the classic sounds of Funk, Jazz,  House and Hip Hop to the future sounds of tomorrow. At The Notorious IBE it’s the music that leads the way. Come and celebrate with us. 4, 5, 6 August 2017.


Pre sale is cheaper
It’s cheaper to buy your tickets online prior to the festival then at the door. Buy your tickets here

E-tickets have to be exchanged for a festival wristband at the ticket desk.

Ticket Desk
Opening hours TBA

Upon arrival exchange your E-ticket for a wristband at the IBE ticket desk.

All ages
The Notorious IBE is all ages. Kids 5 years and under are free.

Information Desk
If you have any questions, visit the people at the ticket desk for information.


A place to stay

The party does not stop at midnight, its only get better. Make sure you have a place to spend the night!

IBE Sleepover x The IBE Hostel x VIP at IBE
Check out the 2017 IBE accommodation packages

In Heerlen and surrounding cities: accommodations 

In and around Valkenburg: accommodations:

In Maastricht: accommodations:

In Aachen, Germany: accommodations


General rules at festival locations
– Festival wristbands must be worn at all times
– Everyone is subject to search upon entry
– Be respectful towards other festival visitors
– Be respectful towards the festival staff and volunteers

It’s forbidden to bring
Animals, Beverages, Drones, Drugs, Explosives, Fireworks, Flyers, Food, Knives, Laser pointers,
Markers, Posters, Promotional materials, Professional cameras and Weapons to the festival locations.

It’s allowed to bring
cell phones & chargers, 
cigarettes & lighters, 
dancing shoes, 
digital & film cameras (non-pro),
fanny packs, 
flags, go-pros, 
hats, inflatables, laptops, 
small towels, 
sun block, 

It is not permitted to bring beverages inside the festival locations.

Cameras & photography
Photographing for publication (be it print, digital or any other professional context) is not allowed
without authorization from the festival.  Photographing and filming for private use is allowed.

Food and snacks
It is not allowed to bring food other then Fruit and Bread inside the festival locations.

Food allergies
If you require special food or drinks by reasons of a certain (food) allergy or other medical reasons
make sure to bring a medical certificate.

Train from nearest airports
– Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
 – 02.30 hrs
– Dusseldorf Airport –  02.00 hrs
– Brussels Airport – 02.23 hrs
– Maastricht Aachen Airport – 25 min.
– Eindhoven Airport – 01.00 hrs
– Rotterdam The Hague Airport – 02.00 hrs
– Dusseldorf Weeze Airport – 01.35 hrs

Train from train stations in Holland 
– Amsterdam Central Station – 2.30 hrs.
– Rotterdam Central Station – 2.00 hrs.
– Eindhoven Central Station – 1.00 hrs.
– Maastricht Central Station – 20 min.

Train from Germany, France, Switzerland
International trains stop at Aachen HBF in Germany. From Aachen it’s 35 min. train travel to Heerlen.

Travel by car
The Notorious IBE takes place at various locations in the city centre of Heerlen. Street addresses for GPS:
Friday and Saturday: Address is: Bongerd, Heerlen
Sunday: Address is: Van Grunsvenplein, Heerlen


ATM / Credit Cards / Payments
There are several ATM’s located around the festival area. In the Netherlands small stores, snackbars and taxi’s very often do not accept credit cards.

First Aid
First Aid teams are stationed at all festival locations. In case of an emergency contact the stage manager or the people at the info / ticket desk

Toilets are located at the indoor festival locations.

Festival Information Desk
For questions go to the information desk located at the ticket desk.

Lost and Found Desk
For lost and found items go to the ticket desk. Put your contact info visible on phone, wallet, bags, or other valuables.

All festival locations are patrolled by security guards. Follow their instructions at all times. They are there for your protection and to help you if you should need it.


In the Netherlands the age for drinking alcohol is 18+. When in doubt IBE staff at the bar will request to see your I.D.
Due to Dutch alcohol laws you are not allowed to consume alcoholic in the streets.
At IBE alcohol can only be consumed at the indoor locations and foodcourt terrace.

Selling Merchandise 
It is not permitted to sell goods or merchandise without prior agreement. Please contact organisation@thenotoriousibe.com

It is also not permitted to put up posters or advertise inside the festival locations without prior permission. Please contact organisation@thenotoriousibe.com

Culture Market
The Notorious IBE hosts a culture market on 5 and 6 August. For a booth at the culture market. Please contact organisation@thenotoriousibe.com

Sneaker Market
Info TBA

Program registration
There is online pre-registration to participate in activities at The Notorious IBE. Registration for dance battles, talkshows, workshops, masterclasses takes place at the location of the program on festival day.  Registration is free. There is no extra fee for workshops but you will need a festival wristband. Registration for dance battles and workshops start 1 hours prior to starting time at the location of the program.