Festivalinfo

Festival information

In 2019 hello festival takes place on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 (Pentecost). hello festival is a 2-day festival near the Grote Rietplas (Drenthe). The festival was first hosted in 2002 under the name “Back to the 80’s”. In 2010 the name was changed to Retropop.

From November 1st 2018 “hello” festival is the new name. A festival experience for young and old(er) with a varies and surprising line-up of bands from the past, present and future.

Hello festival is a No Limit Events production.

Arrival: Tickets and Wristbands

Day Visits

For a single day visit a ticket is your entrance, you will not receive a wristband! During the festival you can leave the area, you will receive a stamp so you can re-enter.

WeekendVisitors
The weekend ticket is for 2 days and is personal: 1 ticket = 1 person. When you enter you exchange your ticket for a wristband that works as entrance for the entire weekend. You may not swap the wristband with another person. You can not have multiple people entering on a single weekend ticket.

ATTENTION

Wristbands are personal and thus not transferable. You can not for example come on Friday to get your wristband and on Saturday and Sunday have someone else come with that wristband. When you lose your band/ticket you have to buy a new ticket, this is only possible as long as there are tickets available. Broken wristbands will only be exchanged if you show an entrance ticket and the broken band.

Once bought tickets are non-refundable.

Opening hours

Saturday June 8 2019 from 11:00 until 00:00, music starts at 12:30

Sunday June 9 2019 from 11:30 until 23:00, music starts at 12:00

Smoking

Smoking is only allowed in open air: in buildings and tents smoking is not allowed. When smoking in a no smoking area the organisation will ask you to extinguish your smoking wares. If the smoker does not comply we remain the right to remove you from the festival. Also any related fines will be put on the smoker. The visiters are to follow the rules of the organisation, order personel and other authorities.

Yes/No what’s allowed on the festival

Yes, allowed:

  • Small Bags and rucksacks (max 30 x 21 x 10);
  • Plaid or small blanket to sit on (no plastic sheets);
  • Ponchos;
  • Powerbanks, max. telephone sized, for personal use;
  • Simple photocameras without changable lens;
  • Suncream(only small plastic tubes(max 10cm), no sprays).

No, not allowed:

  • Campingarticles (like hamers and tent pins);
  • Camelbags / Rucksack with drinking bag;
  • Drinks and food in any kind of package;
  • Drugs;
  • Flyers, stickers and other promotion material;
  • Gas cartridges;
  • Poisonous, Flammable or Explosive materials;
  • Glowsticks, “Fairy lights”, laser pointers and other light with a focussed beam;
  • LED foamsticks;
  • Rucksacks;
  • Pets;
  • Childrens wagons and buggies;
  • Laughing gas;
  • Air cushions and other inflatable objects and furniture;
  • Markers;
  • Needles;
  • Navullingen van e-sigaretten;
  • Unmanned air vehicles (drones);
  • Paraplus/parasols and partytents;
  • Plastic sheets;
  • Professional equipment like photo, video or other recording equipment is not allowed also the organisation sees and camera with a changable lens as professional and are thus not allowed. also Action cams like GoPros are not allowed;
  • Provoking face covering clothing;
  • Scooters;
  • Selfiesticks;
  • Skates, Bikes, Scooters, or Skateboards;
  • Banners;
  • Spraybottles(excluding deodorant and parfum);
  • Airhorns, Gashorns and other annoying soundmakers;
  • Footbalshirts and other clubclother (motorclub, etc.);
  • Fireworks, flares and confetti shooters;
  • Walking sticks(excluding medical braces);
  • Weapons, chains(excluding chains on your pants or jewelry) or other objects that could be used as weapons or disturb the order.;
  • Shisha pipes;
  • Other dangerous objects.

When theres doubt the festival organisation/security is always right.

ABOVE RULES ARE FINAL. NON COMPLIANCE MAY LEAD TO BEING REMOVED FROM THE FESTIVAL.

Calamities and Safety

Hello festival considers safety to be very important! Our professional partners in safety and crowd control make sure that this is optimal. If a calamity happens anyway: stay calm and always get yourself to safety first. Follow the instructions that the presentors and security communicate. Don’t call and don’t use internet but only send SMS(in relation to overloading the network) Make sure you always know where the closest emergency exit is.

Red Cross post/First Aid
First aid is available at the permanent and mobile First Aid posts. The permanent first aid posts are to the left of the mainstage.

Some tips:

  • Take your insurance pass with you
  • Sunny? Use some suncream,a high factor (30+) is recommended. drink enough water and wear a hat. Be prepared for any type of weather. Wear layers, bring rainclothes and good schoes. Umbrellas are not allowed, ponchos are.
Consumption tokens

At the festival you pay for your food and drinks with consumption coins that you buy at the coin booths on the festival grounds. At the booths you can pay cash or by maestro cards. Consumption coins are non-refundable.

Food and Drinks

Bringing your own food and drinks is not allowed. But every year we do our best to make sure there is a varied selection of food and drinks. The quality of food on the festival is high and our assortment grows every year. Next to the tasty fries, snacks, kebab, pizza and other festival food there is also a wide choice of biological, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan catering. All made with love by our caterers.

Need special food?

Do you need to take your own food with you for medical reasons? Then do not forget to take you medical declaration / diabetes pass for security with you.

 

 – Visitors under 18 are not allowed to buy/consume alcohol

 – Visitors over 18 are not allowed to give alcohol to visitors under 18. You will receive a warning first. At a second violation you will be removed from the festival. Upon request of the festival personnel, security or other authorities you must be able to show your identification that allows us to check your age.

 

Festival Fair

There’s will be a fantastic festival fair this year again.

Organisation Festival Fair:
Dido Smit / Orange Artist Promotion
tel. 0031 70 3856001
e-mail info@festivalfair.eu

Rules
  • The minimum age to be allowed entrance without supervision is 16, this also applies to the festival camping grounds.
  • You need to be able to show identification at all times during the festival according to the dutch law. That is possible with a drivers license, passport or ID card.
  • You can be searched at the entrance, if you refuse you will not be allowed in and there won’t be a refund.
  • As a visitor you need to comply with security as to what can and can’t be brought in. There will not be a discussion about what will or will not enter.
  • The cameras on the festival are only there for your safety.
  • During the festival video and audio will be recorded by (or by request of) the artists/ organisation. By buying a ticket you automatically agree that this footage may be used promotional material by the organisation, their sponsors, the artists and their partners or sponsors. If you appear in the footage you can not request any compensation.
  • If you have objects with you that do not pass through at the entrance it is your own responsibility to either store or dispose of them, we can not keep them safe for you, if we encounter any illegal materials/substances we will take those away from you. Belongings we take from you or that you throw away will not be given back.
  • On and around the festival grounds, just like on the camping grounds it is not allowed to spread promotional material like flyers, posters, banners and stickers. It is also not allowed to sample.
  • Firemaking is absolutely not allowed, you will bring yourself and others in danger, removal from the festival will be the result.
  • Buying a ticket means you automatically agree to our terms of service.

  • Visitors are to obey the houserules as stated on the website.
  • Changes (including line-up and times) reserved.

FAQ

Where can I park?

Always follow the hello festival route signs. They will guide you to the right parking lots, for cyclists there’s a special bike parking lot close to the entrance. There are special parking lots for drivers that are in possession of a handicap card.

Can I leave the grounds and come back later?

Yes you can, when you leave you will receive a stamp.

Is it possible to bring small children?

We absolutely do not recommend taking small children to a mass event, though we can’t deny access. For everyone the same rule: If you want to enter you need an entrance ticket and for the following reasons: We want to discourage parents to bring their children because when an irregularity happens the children may get in danger.

The person who buys  a ticket for a child, is the person who is responsible for its safety. The organisation cannot be held accountable for the safety of the child. There is no day care nor a discount for children.

What is the minimum age to enter hello festival?

We absolutely do not recommend taking small children to a mass event, though we can’t deny access. For everyone the same rule: If you want to enter you need an entrance ticket and for the following reasons: We want to discourage parents to bring their children because when an irregularity happens the children may get in danger.

The person who buys  a ticket for a child, is the person who is responsible for its safety. The organisation cannot be held accountable for the safety of the child. There is no day care nor a discount for children.

Do I have to take my identification with me?

Yes you do, you are lawfully required to always carry your identification with you. You can be checked at the bar for your age, because we do not sell alcohol to people under 18. Want to prevent being checked every time? At the coin booth you can get a wristband that shows the bar personnel that you are over 18.

What are the payment methods on the terrain?

At hello festival we work with tokens. Tokens are for sail on the terrain at the special coin box offices. You can pay the tokens with debit card or cash. 

TOKENS ARE ONLY VALID ON THE 2019 EDITION. 

Am I allowed to take my camera/selfiestick with me?

Only if it is a regular small camera, no professional equipment, cameras with changable lenses are not allowed, also no selfie sticks.

Am I allowed to smoke at the hello festival?

Smoking is only allowed in open air: in buildings and tents smoking is not allowed. When smoking in a no smoking area the organisation will ask you to extinguish your smoking wares. If the smoker does not comply we remain the right to remove you from the festival. Also any related fines will be put on the smoker. The visiters are to follow the rules of the organisation, order personel and other authorities.

May I take my own food/drinks with me?

It is not allowed to take food/drinks in any kind of package with you, we have a wide selection of food/drinks available. Do you need your own food for medical reasons? Then don’t forget to take your doctors note / diabetes pass with you.

Where can I put my stuff?

hello festival has its own guarded wardrobe.

How about drugs on hello?

It is against the Dutch law to have drugs with you or sell them.

Can I bring my dog?

No. dogs (and other pets) are not allowed

Are there wheelchair spots at the festival?

Yes. there are raised wheelchair spots at every stage. From these you have a good view onstage. These places are of course in the first place meant for wheelchairs. If they get too crowded the security will therefore ask the guides to leave the wheelchair raises.

I have an extra ticket, will you take it back?

No, tickets are non-refundable.

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