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12:00 - 23:00
DockyardFestival 2023 preview
10 years Dockyard



12:00 - 23:00

havenpark amsterdam

Caught between land and water, Dockyard Festival lingers on the horizon. An industrial blowout of music awaits you at Havenpark in Amsterdam this coming October. 
Are you ready for a day full of relentless beats and gritty aesthetics? Let the dance floor transform into your industrial playground and blast off into an unforgettable journey with us.

2-in-1 Festival
Dockyard Festival ADE joins forces again with her fairytale sister, Mystic Garden Festival, in a unique marriage of dark and light; industrial vs. fairyland! Step into Dockyard’s concrete jungle and roam through Mystic Gardens enchanted realm on the same day.


Anfisa Letyago
Anna Reusch
Bart Skils
Benny Rodrigues b2b SYREETA
Carlos Valdes b2b Kyra Khaldi
Chris Avantgarde
Chris Liebing
Eelke Kleijn
Eli Brown
Elisa Elisa
Enrico Sangiuliano
Jennifer Cardini b2b Gabrielle Kwarteng
Juliet Fox
Lizz V
Luigi Madonna
Mees Salomé
Mha Iri
Nicky Elisabeth
Robin Kampschoer
Roi Perez
Sam Paganini
Victor Ruiz


The thunder

To expect

Your energy


Havenpark Amsterdam.

Navigation address:
Wethouder van Essenweg, Amsterdam.

Important Info

Please, find here all your answers...

Address & Opening hours

The address of the festival is: Wethouder van Essenweg, Amsterdam.
We have a big bicycle and car parking area next to the festival grounds and shuttle buses from Station Sloterdijk.

The festival begins at 12.00 and ends at 23.00. 

What is the line-up?

Our full line-up (a-z): 

Andy, Anfisa Letyago, Anna Reusch, Bart Skils, Benny Rodrigues b2b SYREETA, Carlos Valdes b2b Kyra Khaldi, Chris Avantgarde, Chris Liebing, Eelke Kleijn, Eli Brown, Elisa Elisa, Enrico Sangiuliano, HI-LO, Hollt, Jennifer Cardini b2b Gabrielle Kwarteng, Joyhauser, Juliet Fox, Lizz V, Luigi Madonna, LUSU, Massano, Mees Salomé, Mha Iri, Nicky Elisabeth, Parallelle, Robin Kampschoer, ROD, Roi Perez, Sam Paganini, Victor Ruiz

Is it an indoor or outdoor festival?

Dockyard Festival ADE is an open-air festival.
Although all dance areas/stages are in tents, Dutch weather in October can be fickle, so we advise dressing in layers and ask that guests be prepared for anything.

Where can I get my tickets?

The ticket sales for Dockyard Festival ADE 2024 hasn't started yet. You can now pre-register so you'll be the first to know about ticket sales and the line-up for 2024.

Third party tickets? We only work together with Ticketswap. If you wan't to buy tickets from a third party or want to sell your tickets, you can do that on www.ticketswap.nl. Messages on our social media accounts with offered tickets that are not resold through Ticketswap will be removed.

We DO NOT work wit party's as tickettack, etc. If you buy or sell a ticket somewhere else dan our own ticketshop or Ticketswap we can't help you with any questions or problems.

I have a question about my tickets

Lost your ticket?
Please go to this website and ask them to send your tickets again by filling in your e-mail address and the AT-code.
You can find your AT-code on the payment details of your bankaccount.

Have you, as a previous attendee of our ADE festival, already bought a ticket for Dockyard Festival ADE 2024 at Havenpark but would you prefer to attend the other festival, Dockyard Warehouse Festival? Please send an email to info[@]dockyardfestival.com and we will see what we can do for you.

If you have another question about your tickets, please send an email to hallo@ihavegotaticket.com.

What can I expect from a Deck ticket?

We have a Balcony Deck (on the side of the stage) and an Industry Deck (behind the DJ) at Mystic Garden Festival x Dockyard Festival ADE.
At the Mystic Garden mainstage, you can find the Balcony Deck, and at the Dockyard mainstage, you can find the Industry Deck. With a Deck Package or Deck Upgrade ticket, you get access to these decks

What is included with a Deck Package?

  • entrance ticket to the festival;
  • all day access to the Balcony Deck at the Mystic Garden mainstage and to the Industry Deck at the Dockyard mainstage;
  • accessibility to the backstage bar and backstage toilets;
  • fast lane entrance;
  • a locker.

What is included with a Deck Upgrade?
This ticket does NOT grant access to the festival. This is an upgrade for your entrance ticket, so you'll need a separate entrance ticket to enter the festival. 

  • all day access to the Balcony Deck at the Mystic Garden mainstage and to the Industry Deck at the Dockyard mainstage;
  • accessibility to the backstage bar and backstage toilets;
  • fast lane entrance;
  • a locker.

More information
How to get access?
To enter the festival, you can use the special 'Fast Lane Entrance'. You can find the 'Fast Lane Entrance' on the leftmost gate of the visitor's entrance. 
After scanning your ticket(s), you'll receive a wristband. This wristband grants you access to the Decks on the festival terrain.

Where can I enter the Decks?
The entrance to the Balcony Deck at the Mystic Garden mainstage is located on the left side of the deck. You can enter the Industry Deck at the Dockyard stage via the left side of the tent. By showing your wristband to the security, you can enter the Decks and enjoy your experience!

With your Deck Package of Deck Upgrade ticket, you can get a locker at the festival terrain. You need to scan your ticket at the locker desk to receive a locker.
You can find the lockers immediately after the entrance.

Backstage bar
In the Balcony & Industry Deck areas, we've set up a special bar so you don't have to miss any of the show. At this bar, you can pay with our festival tokens (and recycle tokens).

Ps. In the first release, the 'Deck Package ticket' was called 'Balcony Deck Package'. We changed the name.

You have 2 Dockyard festivals at the same time, can I visit both festivals with one entrance ticket?

You cannot attend both Dockyard festivals with one ticket.
However, 'Dockyard Festival ADE' is a 2-in-1 festival with 'Mystic Garden Festival ADE' at Havenpark. You can visit these two festivals with a single entrance ticket, whether it's for 'Dockyard Festival ADE' or 'Mystic Garden Festival ADE'.

Facilities at the festival

There are lockers available to rent in our shop. There is approximately enough room for 2 clothing items per 1 locker.

Consumption tokens can be purchased using cash, PIN or credit card.
It is not possible to refund the tokens or use them at an upcoming event.

We will have a variety of food available for purchase at the event. External food and drinks are prohibited unless there is a doctor's note detailing your medical condition and the necessity of the food/drink that you will have with you.

If you have a medical condition and will need to bring your own food and/or drinks to the event, please contact us.

There are no cigarettes for sale on the festival. So bring enough before you enter the festival.

E-cigarettes are permitted. But you cannot bring new refills.

Drug use is strictly prohibited. Expect to be checked thoroughly by security at the entrance.

Breast pump station
Bring your breast pump to our First aid stand for a private place to pump.


Dockyard Festival ADE is an 18+ festival. That means only people who are 18 or older can get acces at our festival. We want to welcome each one of you but we can't make an exception for this. You will not get acces if you are 17 or younger. not even if your birthday is the day after the festival.
Your ID will be checked at the entrance.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found
If you have lost something, please send us a Facebook message or Instagram message.
Please give a detailed description of the item in question.

If you have found something you can bring them to the locker desk.

Forget something in your locker? Please go to Eventsafe.nl.

We love your ears!

You too?
Bring your own ear plugs or buy special party plugs from Alpine at our merchandise stall at the festival.
These party plugs are reusable and are sold in a small case.

For more information visit ilovemyears.nl

Celebrate Safe!

We think it's really important to celebrate life!
So do it safe and have fun.

  1. Think for yourself, care about others
  2. Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risks
  3. Love your ears, use earplugs
  4. Take a break to cool and chill
  5. Know your limits and respect those of others
  6. Enjoy safe sex without regrets
  7. Security & crew is there to keep you safe
  8. The First Aid Team is your friend
  9. Get home safe: grab a ride. Don't drink and drive
  10. Love your body: take time to recover

For more information visit Celebrate Safe


Yes, we would love to welcome you as a member of our Dockyard family!
We are always searching for people who want to help us during the building up, the show day or the break down.

A few months before the festival, we'll open a form to sign up as a volunteer. You can choose to help us build the festival or volunteer by scanning tickets on show day!⁠⁠ We'll thank you with either a guest ticket to the event or consumption tokens (if you've already got a ticket). ⁠⁠


General rules & conditions

Please find here our General Rules and Conditions.

Na het bestellen en betalen van tickets kan de de aankoop niet annuleren. Het herroepingsrecht is niet van toepassing. Het ticket heeft betrekking op vrijetijdsbesteding zoals bedoeld in artikel 6:230p sub e BW.

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We believe sustainable entrepreneurship is a mindset. With the right mindset, making sustainable choices often happens as a matter of course. Helped by this mindset we are, with our festival, one of the leaders in the field of sustainability. We are very proud of this, but also find it necessary in today’s society. When we are talking about sustainability, this is in both ecological and social terms.

In our objectives we do not mention percentages or ambitious figures. We constantly monitor and measure our performance and whenever the figures are relevant for improvement we take action. We do not want to waste energy, but save energy instead, also in terms of policy. Brief, powerful, efficient but most of all effective. Sustainability is not a marketing tool, we focus our policy on areas where real gains can be made.

We want to raise awareness amongst our visitors that together we can achieve a great deal when it comes to sustainability. At our festival we as organizers make sustainable choices, but we hope that we can also convey this to you, the visitor. Both at the festival and afterwards, in daily life. A few ways in which you as a visitor can contribute are set out below.

Recycle token: your drink cup is no longer waste, but a raw material

Within the next few years it will be common practice at most festivals to return your cup or bottle to the bar and no longer throw them in the trash. We “upcycle” the cups, which means that we will make an equivalent product from the material during the recycling process. There is more to this type of upcycling than you might initially think. It is only attainable if the cups are clean, made of PET-plastic and not printed. This leads to a method of separating plastic waste which can be very different compared to the way you might be separating plastic at home: we separate our festival cups from other plastic materials. At our festival this is the most sustainable way of working, and you will also be sure to always have a fresh, clean cup in your hand.

To ensure that cups are returned appropriately, we work with a recycle token. Upon entry you will receive a recycle token from us. You hand in this token at the bar when you order your first drink. If you return your empty cup/ bottle to the bar, you will again receive a token. Of course, you can also immediately order a new drink when returning your empty cup/ bottle. Want to get rid of your empty cup but not walk to the bar? Keep an eye on our mobile intake-teams. They will be easily identifiable and walking around amongst the crowd, and they will exchange your cup for a token. If you come to the bar ordering a new drink without returning your cup/bottle or without handing in a token, you will pay half a coin extra. In short, please contribute and hand in your cup!

What is more, our recycle tokens are made of old fishing nets, this way we prevent these nets from ending up in the sea and we will give a new purpose to old fishing nets!

Separating waste: a small effort, but a big impact

When you are at the festival you will only have little waste, for example cigarette or chewing gum packaging and the carrying trays that we distribute at the bars. That is why we can keep it simple in terms of waste separation. We separate cardboard and residual waste on the entire festival site, only at the “food courts” do we separate compostable material and residual waste. All plates, cutlery and napkins are made from a biologically degradable material. So please help the environment and throw them away in the compost bin!

In case it starts raining we will distribute ponchos at the bars. When the rain is over, you can deposit the used poncho in special containers that will be placed next to all bars.

Are you choosing the vegetarian option?

Our range of products at the “food courts” already consists of more than 70% of vegetarian dishes. These are just as tasty as the meat variants and, moreover, they are not more expensive. Do you want to contribute to a better environment by choosing vegetarian dishes? The choice is yours!

Traveling by public transport or by bike

In order to reduce emissions by vehicles as much as possible, we encourage visitors to travel by public transport or by bike. A large bicycle parking is set up at the entrance of the festival, we also have a shuttle bus service that will drop you off at the entrance and will take you back to Sloterdijk station at the end of the festival. A return ticket for the shuttle bus is only a few euros and the bike parking is completely free of charge.

Free parking for fully electric cars

We also encourage the use of electric cars! Therefore, we offer a free parking space for our visitors arriving in a fully electric car. There is thus no need to pay for parking, but you will need to show the vehicle registration certificate so that the traffic controller can check that your car is fully electric.

Sustainability behind the scenes

Much more is happening behind the scenes. You might not notice what is going on, but it is sustainable!

Energy reduction is in our opinion key in terms of sustainability. For what is not consumed in energy does not have to be generated. This might sound logical, but unfortunately it is still very common in the festival world to continue running aggregates during set-up and dismantling or at night while they are not at all or barely used.

Since our first festival in 2012 we have been driven by sustainability concerns to reduce our emission. We do this for example by using energy-efficient equipment such as LED lighting, the use of battery cells loaded with green electricity and we use biodiesel in cases where fuel is still needed, for example for the forklift trucks. We keep a close eye on our energy consumption and measure this every year in order to be able to make the festival more and more energy efficient. We also ensure that transport to and from our festival runs efficiently. For example, we mainly select suppliers from the region and we try to transport as many materials as possible in one transport so that there is as little transport movement as possible. We also stimulate our suppliers to drive with fuel-efficient (freight) trucks.

Circular economy
Our view on waste has changed over the past years. Instead of single-stream recycling we now separate multiple streams of waste behind the scenes, such as compostable materials, consumption coins, glass, wood, paper & cardboard, PET plastic, caps and “PMD” (plastic packaging, metal packaging and beverage cartons).
In addition, we also look for materials that can be reused within our decoration. Almost all of our decorations at the festival are reused or are made from reusable material.

The location

We are privileged to have been given permission to organize our festival in the incredibly Havenpark. It goes without saying that we are mindful of the location and carefully protect its flora and fauna during the festival. Moreover, every year in preparation of the festival we have an ecological study carried out so that we know what aspects we should pay extra attention to and take into consideration during the execution of our festival.

Promoting the festival & informing visitors in a sustainable way

Also when it comes to promoting the festival we consider the environment. For example, it is a conscious choice to work with as little printed material as possible: we only promote the festival by using posters along the road.

Regarding on-site information for visitors: we do not give out flyers, timetables or maps at the festival. Instead, there are information banners with timetables and maps which visitors can consult. Also, no gadgets will be handed out nor any other items that usually end up being thrown away and left on the ground.

Clean up

During the festival and afterward we carefully clean up the festival site and often leave the park cleaner and tidier than how we found it when we arrived. The cleaning products we use are biodegradable, just like the liquids in the toilets and the toilet paper.

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