Defqon.1 Essentials: The Ultimate Survival & Packing Guide


Weekend Warriors! Defqon.1 is just around the corner and we cannot wait to be back at the Holy Grounds. To ensure you have an unforgettable experience, we've compiled the ultimate survival guide, packed with invaluable tips and tricks. 

Plan Ahead or Explore

Whether you're a meticulous planner or a spontaneous explorer, Defqon.1 has something for everyone. For the planners, we recommend taking the time to dive into the impressive lineup and create a schedule that ensures you won't miss a single performance by your favorite acts. With multiple stages showcasing a diverse range of Harder Styles genres, there's plenty to discover and experience. Embrace the opportunity to explore different styles of music, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the electrifying festival atmosphere.

For the spontaneous souls, let the festival grounds be your playground. Roam freely and let the music guide you from one captivating stage to another. Allow yourself to be surprised and enchanted by the incredible talent on display, as you stumble upon hidden gems and unexpected musical journeys.

The Defqon.1 Essentials

When preparing for a music festival like Defqon.1, it's crucial to pack the right essentials that will enhance your experience and keep you well-prepared for the excitement that awaits. 

From practical items that ensure your comfort and convenience to those that safeguard your well-being and enhance the enjoyment of every moment, having a well-curated list of essentials is key. Whether you're a seasoned festival-goer or embarking on your first musical odyssey, make sure to be well prepared and check out some of our favorite (non-camping) festival items below: 

  • Earplugs: The most important item to bring. Protect your hearing with quality earplugs designed for music events. They'll reduce the risk of long-term damage and allow you to enjoy the music without discomfort.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Opt for sturdy and comfortable shoes that you can dance and walk in for long periods. Your feet will thank you!
  • Hydration Essentials: Defqon.1 can be an energetic and intense experience, so it's even more important to stay hydrated throughout the event. Purchasing a water bag at the merch stand, there are free water filling stations at Defqon.1.
  • Portable Charger: Keep your phone powered up with a portable charger. This way, you can capture memorable moments, stay connected with friends, and access important festival information throughout the day.
  • Light Layers and Rain Gear: Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. Bring light layers such as a hoodie or light jacket for cooler evenings, and don't forget a compact rain poncho or waterproof jacket in case of unexpected showers.
  • Sunscreen: The weather in The Netherlands is unpredictable so make sure to be prepared for it all. Bring SPF 50 sunscreen and reapply regularly to avoid getting burned.
  • Wet Wipes and Hand Sanitizer: Festival grounds can get dusty or muddy, and the bathrooms are not always the cleanest. You’ll be thankful to be able to sanitize your hands or wipe your face throughout the day. 

Find your friends

Imagine this: you find yourself in the all-too-familiar situation of losing your friends amidst the vibrant chaos of a festival. It's a scenario we've all experienced, right? To avoid feeling lost and disconnected, it's essential to establish a designated meeting point and time with your friends beforehand. Given the unreliable internet connection at Defqon, it's crucial to communicate this meeting point in advance.

However, don't view losing your friends as a setback; instead, embrace it as an opportunity to forge connections with fellow festival-goers who share your passion for the music. Engage with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and weave unforgettable memories together. 

Respect the festival rules and regulations

In the spirit of unity and respect, it's essential to adhere to the festival's rules and regulations at Defqon.1. Show consideration for your fellow festival-goers by being mindful of their space and treating them with respect. Additionally, let's not forget about our beautiful environment—keeping the festival grounds clean by disposing of trash properly is a responsibility we all share.

Embrace the spirit of Defqon.1

Release your inhibitions, dance like nobody’s watching, and soak up the electrifying energy that permeates the festival. Let the music ignite your soul, forging connections with fellow festival-goers who share your passion. 

Embrace the extraordinary atmosphere and make lifelong memories that will reverberate long after the festival ends. Have a fantastic time at Defqon.1! And who knows, perhaps our paths will cross as we revel in the spectacular performances of our talented artists.