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 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015 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 acts including new line-up additions Jacco Gardner, Wilkinson (DJ-set) ft. MC Adapt, The Staves, DMA’s, Rhodes, The Love Triangle, Palmbomen II (live), Patrice Bäumel, Icicle & LX One, Noura Mint Seymali, Romare, Hayden James, and The Sweet Life Society.
They join The Chemical Brothers, Interpol, Tame Impala, Underworld, Mark Ronson (DJ Set), FFS, Passenger, Bastille, José González, Caribou, Rudimental, Django Django, SBTRKT, Ben Howard, Major Lazer, Limp Bizkit, The Maccabees, La Roux, Allah-Las, Imelda May, Father John Misty, All Time Low, Roots Manuva, Four Tet, MØ, Hot Chip, Kendrick Lamar, Awolnation, Ben Khan, Christine and the Queens, Dolomite Minor, Formation, The Indien, Kasba, Gallowstreet, Low Roar, The Mysterons, Ot Vinta, PAUW, Tourist, WAND, Whilk & Misky, Rico & Sticks, Rondé, Kodaline, Enter Shikari, Years & Years, Todd Terje & Olson Band, Paolo Nutini, Tove Lo, Patrick Watson, Shamir, Howling, The Antlers, Lapsley, Thomston, Eaves, DakhaBrakha, Dollkraut, Ho99o9, Herman Brock Jr, Illbilly Hitec, Marcel Dettmann, Ought, Viet Cong, Concertgebouworkest, Twenty One Pilots, Hudson Mohawke (live), Benjamin Clementine, Courtney Barnett, Slaves, Mighty Oaks, Alestorm, Max Cooper presents Emergence, Curtis Harding, Skinny Lister, POND, and more.
For the line-up details as available see the A Camping Flight To Lowlands Paradise line-up page.
Weekend tickets are priced at £136.
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.
More information will be here when available.
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