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 25th edition of the event is held from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August 2017 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 Mumford & Sons, The xx, Editors, alt-J, Elbow, Flume, Iggy Pop, Moderat, Ben Klock Cashmere Cat, Dixon, Mac Demarco, Mura Masa, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Nothing But Thieves, Ty Segall, Tove Lo, and many more.
For the complete line-up please see the line-up page.
Three day tickets to Lowlands including shuttle, camping and service charges, are available for 185 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.
More information will be here when available.
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