Practical info

Everything you should know when you’re visiting the festival!

Festival address

The Notorious IBE takes place at out- and indoor locations in the city center of Heerlen.
The main location is located at: Bongerd, Heerlen.

Festival opening hours

  • Friday 4 august 2023: TBA
  • Saturday 5 august 2023: TBA
  • Sunday 6 august 2023: TBA

Festival map

Festival Map will be available in April 2023


Festival area

Access for people with disabilities

All festival locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify the Ticket Desk Staff or Security upon festival entry in case assistance is needed to access festival locations or areas.

Age limits

All ages are welcome. Children ages 4 and under are free to enter.
It is advised to bring noise canceling devices such as earplugs or headphones for young children.


It is not permitted to bring your own alcoholic beverages to The Notorious IBE. For those of you over 18, there are bar areas serving alcohol on the festival site. Due to Dutch alcohol laws you are not allowed to take or consume alcoholic drinks outside of these areas. Following the Dutch Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act it is forbidden to sell alcohol to persons under 18 years. Bar personnel has the right to ask for I.D. to anybody that is clearly not looking to be 25 years and over.


Animals are not permitted at the festival locations. Please leave your pets at home.

ATM cash machines / bank

Please check the festival map for the locations of Banks and ATM’s.

Cameras / filming

Photographing and filming for publication in professional context or broadcasting purposes is not allowed without authorization from the festival. For press accreditation please contact:

No authorization is needed when photographing and filming for private use.


Each year more and more festival visitors put up their tent a the “Hitjes Vijver” camping. More info here

Clothing / dress fresh

First and foremost at ibe we like our visitors to dress “fresh”, look your best and honor the “fashion” aspect of hip hop culture in every possible way. Also don’t be afraid to freshen up during the day by spraying some deodorant.
Please be aware to bring suitable clothing and try to bring a jacket or sweater in case of rain.

Ear plugs / noise canceling devices

It is advised to bring noise canceling devices such as earplugs or headphones for young children.


It is not permitted to light fires or barbecues.

First aid

Location first aid teams: TBA.

Food and drinks

You may not bring your own food and drinks into the festival site. There will be bar areas at the festival that sell both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Food Trucks at the Food Court offer a variety of meals and snacks (including vegan).

It’s important to drink plenty of water during the day especially if it’s warm. It’s also easy to miss putting some real food in your stomach when you’re busy running around dancing and enjoying the vibe and good music, so please, don’t forget to drink and eat regularly throughout the day.

Line up / program / timetable

The line-up and program times are subject to change.
Always check for the latest version of the timetable online.

Lost and found – where to find missing stuff ?

There will be a Lost & Found at the IBE Ticket Desk. You can return any lost items directly there and visit to inquire after your missing items. Please only give items you find to the IBE TICKET DESK directly. Do not hand over items to random staff or security guards.


Security will be positioned at the entrances of all festival locations. Follow their instructions when asked to. The security are there for you protection and to help you if you should need it.

Selling merchandise & advertising

It is not permitted to sell goods or merchandise without prior agreement. For a vendors booth please contact
It is not permitted to put up posters, handout flyers and/or advertise on festival site without prior permission.


Festival timetables can be found here on the website and will also be handed out at the festival entrance.


Flushable sink toilets can be found at the indoor locations of the festival. Portable toilets will be placed on the Bongerd. The locations of toilets are indicated on the festival map.


Umbrellas are not allowed at the festival.

Vegetarian / vegan / halal

There is a food truck at the festival that serves vegan food.

Visa & invitations

The period for requesting an IBE invitation letter for VISA purposes ends on Monday July 15th.


Location wardrobe and storage units: See Festival Map TBA.

What is not allowed in the venue(s)?

  • NO Aerosol Products, Aerosol Cans, Coolers, Detachable Lens Cameras, Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys
  • NO Hard Drugs, Fireworks, Explosives or Road Flares
  • NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items
  • NO Guns, Ammunition, Tasers, Pepper Spray, Mace, Knives, Weapons
  • NO Sharp Objects, Laser Pointers, Metal, Steel or Aluminum water bottles
  • NO Hoverboards, Segways, Kites or Sky Lanterns
  • NO Outside Food, Beverage,  Pets or Other Animals



  • In Heerlen City Center – Q-Park Parkings – €15,- per 24hrs
  • In Heerlen City Center – Street Parking, – €1,- per hour

Traveling to and from heerlen

More information on getting to and from Heerlen: TBA


Tickets / pre sale / door sale prices

Everything you need to know about purchasing tickets can be found here.
The IBE tickets are sold in phases. The earlier you buy, the cheaper your ticket will be.

  • Early Bird Sale ends on April 22nd, 2023
  • First Round Ticket Sale starts on April 22nd, 2023
  • Second Round Ticket Sale starts on May 27th, 2023
  • Late Ticket sale starts on July 1st, 2023
  • Door Sale available throughout the IBE weekend

Tickets / wristbands / free entrance locations

Outdoor locations like the food court, hip hop- and sneaker market, Capital Stage are free of charge.
For the indoor festival locations and the main tents you will need a festival wristband to enter.

  • Friday 4 August: Some locations are free. Indoor locations + main tents require entry with ticket
  • Saturday 5 August: Some locations are free. Indoor locations + main tents require entry with ticket
  • Sunday 6 August: Some locations are free. Indoor locations + main tents require entry with ticket

You must exchange your E-ticket for a wristband at the Ticket Desk located at the Pancratiusplein before you can enter the festival locations

  • Your festival wristband must be worn at all times.
  • All attendees are subject to search upon entry.
  • Ins and outs will be allowed.

Entering the festival location without a valid ticket or wristband

Anyone found at the indoor festival locations and the main tents without a valid ticket or wristband will be removed from the festival.

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