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 19th to Sunday 21st August 2016 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 headliners Muse, Disclosure, LCD Soundsystem, The Last Shadow Puppets, Oscar & The Wolf, Sigur Ros, and Eagles Of Death Metal.
Also confirmed are Biffy Clyro, Wolfmother, James Blake, Travi$ Scott, Warpaint, The Kills, Jake Bugg, Andy C, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tiga Live, De Staat, Noisia, Causes, The Internet, NAO, The Neighbourhood, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Chase & Status, AlunaGeorge, Cassius, Matt Corby, Miike Snow, John Coffey, Local Natives, Hollywood Undead, Logic, SBMG & Broederliefde, Indian Askin, Bombay, Izzy Bizu, Bohemian Betyars, Elias, Woodie Smalls, Otherkin, Transylvania, Weval, BØRNS, Caravan Palace, Pumarosa, The Academic, Brian Fallon & The Crowes, STUFF., Soom T, Charlotte OC, Highly Suspect, Keith Ape, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Wakrat, Kaytranada, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Jack Garratt, Kamasi Washington, Parkway Drive, Dua Lipa, Ry X, Thee Oh Sees, Whitney, Tourist Lemc, Chvrches, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Damian Marley, Flatbush Zombies, Ghost, Jamie Woon, M83, Oh Wonder, Paul Kalkbrenner, Philip Glass Ensemble - Koyaanisqatsi Live!, Recondite, Rodhad, Sleeping With Sirens, Sum 41, Tale Of Us, Aurora, The Black Madonna, Dr Krapula, Dub Inc., Espana Circo Este, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Giraffage, Islam Chipsy, Mick Jenkins, The Rumjacks, Tiggs Da Author, Sevn Alias. Steffi, Benny Rodrigues & De Sluwe Vos, Evian Christ, Hunee, Roni Size & Krust present Full Cycle, Lido, Makam, Section Boyz, Hermitude, Mr Ties, Palms Trax, Anna Meredith, The Range, Fatima al Qadiri, Mikael Seifu, De Likt, Amnesia Scanner, Dj Nigga Fox, Orpheu The Wizard and Woody.
Latest additions are Tom Odell, Chase & Status (Live + DJ Set), Gnash, The Avalanches, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Bazart, Hef, Bitori Nha Bibinha, Klangstof, Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions, Leadbeaters and Cloves.
For the line-up details as available see the A Camping Flight To Lowlands Paradise line-up page.
Three day tickets to Lowlands including shuttle, camping and service charges, are available for £140.
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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