Hi Desertheads


Are you also counting down the days and nights to your favorite fest of the year? We definitely are!


So high time to share some practical information with you: 

  • The doors of Desertfest open at 17h30 on Friday, and 14h30 on Saturday and Sunday. We close the venue every night at 3h00.

  • Not to worry, you won’t dehydrate or starve during your trip through the desert. There is a wide variety of drink and food stalls waiting for you.

  • Mind you, at Desertfest we work exclusively with drink and food tokens. There is a token booth and there are token vending machines spread over the festival site.

  • Be also aware that Desertfest is an almost cashless festival. Only at the numerous, mega-cool merchandise stands you will be able to pay cash (or by card). There is no cash point at the Trix festival site. The nearest ATMs are located at the Turnhoutsebaan. It will take you a brisk 10 min walk to get there. 

  • If you are  looking to find  your way to the  festival site, you can find all the info on means of transport and on parking here on our website. Please note that Antwerp is a LEZ (Low Emission Zone) if you travel by car. This implies the following:

    • All vehicles with a foreign license plate must be registered with the City of Antwerp before they can enter the LEZ. Registration is free of charge.

    • The most polluting vehicles will only be welcome in the city if you buy a LEZ day pass. The Euro norm of your vehicle’s fuel determines whether it may enter the city with or without payment.

    • A network of CCTV cameras with license plate recognition will automatically check your registration. Please register to avoid you getting fined.

    •  Check and register your vehicle online. You will need your vehicle’s registration document.

    • You can find all additional information about the Low Emission Zone on the City Council’s website

  • And oh yeah… there will be loads of really cool music!

That’s all for now folks. All the rest will work itself out as you go along. Really looking forward to seeing you soon.


The Desertfest Team