The 7th edition of Paradigm Festival will take place on 11, 12 and 13 August. We are proud to say that Paradigm Festival is one of the most versatile and innovative electronic music festival of The Netherlands.
Aside from the international appreciated techno- and house artists, there will be a lot of space for creativity. This is a really important aspect which makes Paradigm different in comparison to a lot of other festivals. We are a collective of non-conformists who want to transform the current club- and festival feeling into a complete unique experience.

Every year we create an atmosphere for the visitors which they will remember. We would like to share all the info you need to know about Paradigm Festival 2017. Don’t forget to check out the house rules and campsite rules.

We have our own parking lot. An easy way to reach the festival terrain is to go to the following address: Johan van Zwedenlaan, Groningen. From here on out you can follow the signs!

Are you coming by bike, taxi or going to walk? The actual address is Energieweg 10. Follow the instructions of the traffic guard.

It’s possible to reach the terrain by bus. By hopping on Line 8, you can reach bus stop “Atoomweg”. Check the following link for more information regarding public transport:

Unfortunately, there will be no shuttle service from the Central Station.


If you have any questions, please go to our Info point. This is also the centre point where we gather all of our lost and found objects. Lastly, here you can buy day tickets, tickets for the various after-parties and camping tickets as well.


You won’t be drinking out of ‘normal’ plastic cups during Paradigm Festival 2017. This type of cup usually scatters everywhere, leaving a huge mess behind. This doesn’t contribute to a clean environment, so we decided to do something about it. By using the “returnable deposit” system, we hope to reduce as much waste on the terrain as we can.

Here’s how it works:

When entering the terrain, you’ll get a special ‘cup token’. You can hand these in at the bar in exchange for a hard-plastic cup. This particular token is free.

You can keep using this cup during your journey.

You can hand in the cup at one of the bars to get your special ‘cup token’ back when you choose to leave the festival terrain. When you return the following day, you can use that same token to receive a cup again. Or keep it as a souvenir!

If you lose your ‘cup token’ in any event, you can buy yourself a new one at the bar for 1 regular token (or buy your next drink with 1 extra normal token).

It’s not possible to get a cash-return when you hand your token back in.

Scenario: you’re going to the bar to get 2 drinks. You can get these by handing in 2 normal and 2 cup tokens, 3 normal tokens and 1 cup token or 4 normal tokens. What happens is that there won’t be too many cups in circulation, which directly influences the amount of waste on the terrain.


Food and drinks are only available through Paradigm Festival 2017 tokens. You can buy these at the cash desks on the terrain.


Paying with your card has our preference and it’s faster!


There will be lockers available on the terrain.


You can bring large bags (rucksacks etc.) to the festival terrain but you have to put them in one of our festival lockers. You can’t enter the festival terrain with it. You can obviously bring it to the camping area.


During our festival, travellers might also need a place to rest and relax. That’s why, during Paradigm Festival, you’ll see the return of a camping ground with several facilities, like toilets and hot showers!

The camping area is within walking distance of the festival stages. If you would like to stay on the campsite, be mindful of the fact that you can’t bring your car to the camping. The car needs to be parked at the parking area.

It is also possible to come to the festival with a camper or trailer. You have to leave your car at the parking lot after you’ve set up your trailer. You will be guided by authorized and easy-to-spot personnel towards a designated camping spot.

Off course you are allowed to bring you own food & drinks to the camping area. It’s prohibited by the local government to make (camp) fire.

There will be healthy meals, drinks and a mini-market for any basic necessities. They work with local and mostly biological ingredients and products. If the mini-market is too small for your needs, the nearest supermarket is the Spar Supermarket. The location of the Spar is: Jacob van Ruysdaelstraat 18, Groningen.

You will receive a garbage bag from the organization when you arrive at the terrain, which you can give back when you leave.

The camping area is opened from Friday, the 10th of August 12.00 until Tuesday, the 15th of August 12.00.

You can bring your own food and drink (max. 8 litres) to the camping. However, you can’t take this to the festival grounds.

Are you bringing your own tent? Then you can park your car at the parking lot.

RV’s, caravans and tent trailers are allowed on the terrain (not to be used as transportation during the festival).

There are no lockers available at the campsite.


Friday 11 August day ticket: valid from 12.00 – 00.00.
Friday 11 August night ticket: valid from 00.00 – closing.
Saturday 12 August day ticket: valid from 12:00 – 00.00.
Saturday 12 August night ticket: valid from 00.00 – closing.
Sunday 13 August day ticket: 13.00 – 23.00.
Sunday 13 August night ticket: 23.00 – closing.

A weekend ticket grants you entrance to the full weekend (all days and nights).

Camping ticket: valid from Friday 11 August 08.00 – Tuesday 15 August 12.00 (one ticket is for one person).


You can only leave and come back during the festival if you got a weekend ticket. This is NOT applicable for day ticket holders.


There will be First Aid workers present during the festival. You can see their HQ on the festival map. First Aid workers will also be present at the inside venues throughout the nights.


You can charge your phone over at our charge unit at all times during the festival.


It’s possible to buy cigarettes on the festival terrain.


You can get yourself a cigarette tube at the terrain and use it to store your stubs and ash. You can keep this on your person and empty it in one of our many trash cans to keep our terrain as clean as possible.


Off course there is a Chillout wich offers a lounge area with yoga, meditation, reiki treatment, massage, lectures, market, workshops, dancing, singing & music sessions. You might want to have some serious relaxation now and then to recharge your body, mind and spirit. Join us for some tea, some good vibrations, music or to loosen up a bit and to find some deep relaxation within yourself.

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