ABOUT US

The Notorious IBE is a true festival.

A celebration of hiphop dance culture and a dance gathering like no other.
A place to experience music, dance, art, fashion and the vibes of good people from all over the world.

Each year the festival comes to life through a collaboration of partners from the worldwide hiphop dance community. At the festival they curate their own programs, invite artists, friends and connect to their own following.

At The Notorious IBE both insiders and outsiders of the culture feel at home. The programs are accessible, 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 hiphop dance culture The Notorious IBE has been contributing to the diversity of the cultural landscape since 1998. 

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PRACTICAL INFO

LOCATION & OPENING HOURS

Friday 13 August 2021
Saturday 14 August 2021

Sunday 15 August 2021

Festival hours T.B.A

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

TICKETS 

The IBE tickets are sold in phases. Buy early to buy cheap.  The start of the 2021 pre sale is t.b.a.

LINE UP 

The festival line up and program times on the timetable are subject to change.  Check here for the latest version of the festival timetable. Festival timetables will be handed out at the Festival Ticket Desk. 

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WHERE TO STAY?

The city of Heerlen is situated in Limburg, the southernmost state in The Netherlands. The area is bordered by Germany, the city of Aachen at 25km and bordered by Belgium. The region is full of hotels, hostels and campings: Please check here . Info on festival packages including a ticket + accomodation is t.b.a.

FESTIVAL MAP

Check out the festival map here Festival maps will also be handed out at the IBE Ticket Desk.

CITY OF HEERLEN

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

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DISABILITY ENTRY

All festival locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify the Festival Ticket Desk staff or security upon entry in case assistance is needed.  

LOST & FOUND

Visit the Festival Ticket Desk to inquire after your missing items. Please return found items to the Festival Ticket desk directly. Do not hand them over to random staff or security guards. 

ATM

There are ATM’s located around the festival area. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Heerlen train station.

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DRESS CODE

First and foremost at The Notorious IBE we like our visitors to dress “Fresh”. Look your best and honor the “Fashion” aspect of hiphop culture in every possible way. But also try to bring a jacket or sweater in case of rain.

VISA

 The period for requesting an IBE invitation letter for VISA ends on June 1st.

EAR PROTECTION

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

FESTIVAL HOUSE RULES

FESTIVAL ACCESS

To access indoor festival locations you need a festival wristband. You must exchange your E-ticket for a festival wristband at the Ticket Desk before you can enter the festival locations. Your festival wristband must be worn at all times. All attendees are subject to search upon entry. 

The Notorious IBE reserves the right to refuse / deny (further) access to visitors in a drunken state and/or under the influence of drugs.

Access to the festival grounds will be denied to visitors who do not comply with these house rules and ‘Terms and Conditions For Visitors’ without the right to reimbursement of tickets, any service charges and/or other costs.

By entering the festival grounds visitors agree to have read and understood these house rules and agree to comply with and be bound by these house rules.

 

FESTIVAL HOUSE RULES

ALLOWED

Visitor shall only be permitted to carry the following items and for personal use only, when entering the Festival Locations: 

Fruit, bread, clothing, shoes, blankets, airbeds, pillows (sun)glasses, lenses, cell phones, tablets, laptops, photo and video cameras (for non commercial use), powerbank, batteries, keys, wallets, skincare products, medicines, books, magazines, pencils, ballpoints, backpacks, hearing protection, cigarettes.

Visitors who bring prescripted medication to The Notorious IBE need to be in the possession of a medical passport or related customs declaration. 

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NOT ALLOWED

Without attempting to present an exhaustive list of Non-permitted items, the following items that are not permitted at Festival Locations: Food and drinks (except fruits and bread), glassware, sharp objects, umbrellas, firearms, laser pens, narcotics, pets, spray cans, markers, lighter gas, clothing with discriminatory, nationalistic, racist, offensive or threatening signs or expressions, professional photo, film and other recording equipment. A visitor carrying non-permitted items will be refused access to the Festival Locations without any right to a refund.

The possession and/or dealing of drugs is prohibited at The Notorious IBE. If there is any evidence of over use and/or possession, confiscation of the drugs will follow and the offender and the drugs will be handed over to the police. 

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FOOD & DRINKS

Besides bread and fruit it’s not allowed to bring food and drinks into Festival Locations. Food trucks at the Food Court offer a variety of meals and snacks. Bars located the designated areas at the festival serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Coins for consumption cannot be returned and are not exchangeable for money.

It is prohibited to take or consume alcoholic drinks outside of the Festival 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 appear to be under age 25. It is also prohibited to provide alcoholic beverages (free of charge) to a person who has not yet reached the age of 18.

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SECURITY

Security will be positioned at the entrances of all festival locations. Upon or before the entering the Festival Locations you may be body searched and items (such as bags) may be searched.  Follow the instructions of the security staff at all times. The security are there for your protection and in case you’ll need their help. The Notorious IBE requests visitors to alarm security or staff in the case of a calamity. The Notorious IBE staff will always have the final say in these matters and/or matters not covered by these house rules.

Taking away or damaging property belonging to the Organisation or third parties is prohibited. This is considered to be theft or destruction and will be reported to the police.

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PROMOTION

Advertising in the broadest sense of the word is prohibited during The Notorious IBE without the express written permission from the organisation. Every form of advertising (such as by distributing flyers or stickers, hanging up posters or approaching visitors) is prohibited. 

SALE / RESALE

Sale or resale of goods and merchandise is not permitted without prior agreement of The Notorious IBE. 

Selling (reselling) tickets for The Notorious IBE, to third parties for, or in the context of, commercial purposes, is prohibited without written permission from the organisation.

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MEDIA 

Photographing and filming for publication in professional context or broadcasting purposes is not allowed without authorization from the organisation. Photographing and filming for private use is permitted. 

The festival organisation is permitted to take pictures and make sound recordings of The Notorious IBE and visitors. By visiting The Notorious IBE, the visitor expressly agrees to this. The organisation shall be entitled to exploit and/or reproduce these images and/or sound recordings in whatever form and in whatever manner, in the broadest sense of the word. By entering the festival locations, the visitor grants unconditional permission to make the said recordings, including processing, publication and exploitation thereof, without the festival organisation being liable to pay any fee to the Visitor.