The Notorious IBE is a true festival. A place to experience music, dance, art, fashion and cultural programs related to hip hop dance culture. Each year the festival comes to life through a collaboration of partners from the worldwide community. At IBE they curate their own programs, invite artists and cater to their own following.The Notorious IBE is a festival where insiders and outsiders of the culture feel at home. The festival programs are accessible, current, progressive and focused on participation creating a setting in which all levels, ages, tradition and innovation go hand in hand. As an initiator and promoter of hip hop and urban dance in the Netherlands the Notorious IBE has been contributing to the diversity of the Dutch cultural landscape since 1998. The festival offers the authenticity, creativity, innovation and range that new generations all over the world are looking for. Furthermore the festival presents hip hop culture in a diverse and progressive way contributing to a complete view and sharp image of the culture.

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IBE takes place at outdoor and indoor locations in the city center. The festival location for GPS navigation is: Bongerd, Heerlen.

Friday 09 August: 15:00 – 01:00 hrs*
Sturday 10 August: 12:00 – 01:00 hrs*

Sunday 11 August: 12:00 – 01:00 hrs*
*afterparties continue to 03:00/04:00 hrs



The IBE tickets are sold in phases. Buy early to buy cheap.

Early Bird Ticket: Sold Out
2nd Round Ticket Sale ends June 30th
3rd Round Ticket Sale end August 9th.
Door Sale August 9,10,11 at Festival


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.
Fri. 09 Aug.: Free entrance for all festival locations
Sat. 10 Aug.: Outdoor is free. Indoor + main tent entry with ticket
Sun. 11 Aug.: Outdoor is free. Indoor + 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.



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



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

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


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. For options: Please check here.


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.



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.


Security will be positioned at the entrances of all festival locations.  Follow their instructions when asked to. The security are there for your protection and in case you’ll need their help.


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.


There will be a Lost & Found at the IBE TICKET DESK. You can return any lost items (keys, wallets, phones, etc.) directly there and visit to inquire after your missing items. Please only return found items to the IBE Ticket desk directly. Do not hand them over to random staff or security guards.


In case you need assistance and it turns out you need an invitation letter please note that the period for requesting an IBE invitation letter for VISA purposes ends on July first, 2019.


You may not enter indoor festival locations without a valid ticket or wristband.
Without a valid wristband you will be removed from the festival.


All ages are welcome.
Children age 4 and under are free to enter.


Ear plugs and noise canceling devices are advised, especially for children.



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.



Heerlen City Center
* Q-Park, 12€ per 24hrs

Heerlen City Street Parking
* 2€ per hrs, 09am-10pm Thu,Fri,Sat
* 2€ per hrs, 10am-18pm Sun



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.


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.

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.


Please check the festival map for the locations of Banks and ATM’s.


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.


More information on getting to and from Heerlen can be found here.


NO Aerosol Products, Aerosol Cans, Animals, Aircraft, Coolers, Drones, Explosives or Road Flares, Fireworks, Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items, Hard Drugs, Lighting fires or Barbecues, Remote Control Cars or Toys. 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


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