An outdoor three day festival focusing on alternative music, as well as a complete programme of stand-up comedy, film, visual arts, literature and (street) theatre. The event is held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2014 and goes under the longer title of A Camping Flight To Lowlands Paradise. It is situated in Biddinghuizen, which is a town in the Dutch province of Flevoland.
The festival plays host to 55,000 attendees, several hundred performances divided over three areas and eight stages, many bars and global restaurants, a market, hippie hangouts, campsites with showers, a radio station, a daily newspaper, and a unique currency.
The festival's 12 stages will host Acid Arab, The Acid, The Amazing Snakeheads, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Antal, Die Antwoord, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour , Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor, The Barons of Tang, Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, Bear Hands, Beastmilk, Birth of Joy, Black Lips, Blaudzun, Blood Red Shoes, Boddika, Bombus, Bongo Botrako, The Boxer Rebellion, Boy & Bear, Bring Me The Horizon, Brody Dalle, By The Rivers, The Cat Empire, CC Smugglers, Cage The Elephant, Camo & Krooked, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cashmere Cat, Chet Faker, Cinnaman & Job Jobse, Clap! Clap!, Congo Natty, DâM-FunK, DâM-FunK DJ-Set, Dan Croll, Dark Sky, Dave Hause, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Disclosure (live), Dub FX, Duke Dumont, Ed Rush & Optical, Evian Christ, Festa Orkesta o.l.v. Kees van Hondt, Fiddler's Green, Fink, First Aid Kit, Flume, Fred V & Grafix, FunkinEven, Gesaffelstein, Glass Animals, Gregory Porter, The Growlers, Gui Boratto (live), Hamilton Leithauser, Happa, Hoffmaestro, Hollie Cook, Hunee, I Am Legion, Ibibio Sound Machine, Imagine Dragons, Inc., Interstellar Funk, James Holden Live, Janelle Monáe, Jarreau Vandal, Jett Rebel, John Talabot, John Wizards, Jonathan Wilson, Josef Salvat, Judy Blank, Jungle, Jungle By Night, Kaiser Chiefs, Kaytranada, Kensington, The Kik, Kovacs, Kutmah, Larry and His Flask, Larry Gus, Le1f, Lenzman (feat. Dan Stezo) , Little Big, Lucius, Luke Sital-Singh, Maduk (ft. MC Mota), Mando Diao, Mapei, Marmozets, Milky Chance, The National, Neck Deep, The Neighbourhood, Nick Mulvey, Orgaanklap, Oscar and the Wolf, Panama, patten, Pierce Brothers, Portishead, Prosumer, Queens of the Stone Age, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, ReaZun, Real Estate, Red Fang, Rico & A.R.T., Rooie Waas, Roy de Roy, Royal Blood, Rustie, SOHN, Sam Smith, Selah Sue, Shlohmo, The Skints, Skream, Skrillex, Sleaford Mods, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Sophie, Soviet Suprem, St. Vincent, Stromae, Tangarine, Temples, Thomas Azier, Triggerfinger, Twin Atlantic, Typhoon, Vance Joy, Volbeat, X Ambassadors, XXYYXX, La Yegros, You Me At Six, and Young Magic.
Weekend tickets are priced at 195 euros.
Camping opens Thursday (officially at 6pm but usually earlier in the afternoon), has to be fully cleared Monday morning at noon.
Direct trains run from Amsterdam to Lelystad Centrum, and take about an hour. From Lelystad a free shuttle buses take visitors to the festival site which is in a remote location, don't expect to be able to make any purchases at nearby shops.
Local laws and customs
Under Dutch law, possession of up to 5g of marijuana or the equivalent of hashish is tolerated. However, it is unsure whether foreigners will still be able to purchase any legally in 2013 due to stricter coffee shop laws which enforce a membership scheme which is only open to Dutch citizens. Lowlands allows visitors to bring up to 8 litres of drinks with them to the camping grounds. Other than what one can pour into a plastic cup none of that is allowed on the festival grounds. Glass bottles are strictly forbidden, including in the campsite.
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