6 reasons to go to The Crave Festival 2024

From a brand new stage added to the reworked festival site, to b2b sets featuring Daria Kolosova and SPFDJ!

  • Anouk van Sterkenburg
  • di 28 mei
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It’s not often that a festival comes along that keenly balances underground edge with offering something for everyone. But The Crave Festival, in the heart of The Hague, is building a reputation for just that. 

As we gear up for another unforgettable weekend in Zuiderpark, the 2024 edition promises to surpass all expectations with its banging line-ups, escapist electronica in the lush Zuiderpark, irresistible new stage designs and all-round good vibes. Here's six reasons why you simply can't afford to miss out on the magic awaiting you in Zuiderpark.

The Crave Festival 2024

za 1 jun 13:00 • Zuiderpark, NL

Get your tickets for The Crave Festival 2024 now, taking place 1 June at Zuiderpark, The Hague.

1. 30+ acts in the home of Dutch electronic music

Discover your inner music enthusiast at The Crave Festival, where The Hague's rich electronic music legacy takes center stage. For decades, this city has been a meeting place for genre pioneers, iconic labels, and artists, and The Crave Festival pays homage to this vibrant heritage. With over 30 acts spanning five stages, there's something for every music lover in your squad. Whether you're vibing to breaky beats, house rhythms, 4x4 techno, or seeking the groove with disco acts, this festival promises to satisfy your dance cravings.

Speaking of which – legendary names such as DJ Heartstring, Ben UFO, Djrum, FJAAK, Héctor Oaks, KETTAMA, Mall Grab, Midland, SPFDJ, and more will take over the decks. But that's not all – discover fresh talents like Lobster, Laure Croft, and Verity, who are sure to leave their mark on the festival scene. Last but not least, immerse yourself in the sounds of returning residents like JEANS and Spekki Webu, who have been an integral part of the Crave journey since its inception.

2. Witness a brand new stage: Poly!

Meet Poly, the newest addition to Crave’s stage line-up. Designed to be a sonic fusion hub, Poly promises something special..

Featuring a lineup curated to perfection, Poly brings together local talent and international electronic maestros for an unforgettable experience. From the bass-heavy beats of (UK) Bass to the mesmerizing rhythms of Deep D&B & Electro, topped off with mind-bending psychedelic techno, there's something for every discerning ear.

Among the artists gracing the Poly stage are Verity, Vox Supreme, dBridge & Lena Willikens, DJrum, Identified Patient & Gamma Intel, Nikos (Live), and The Hague's very own JEANS, a well-known face at The Crave.

poly stage - the crave

3. A new era of the reworked festival site awaits...

Not one, but TWO mind-blowing stage redesigns are about to shake up your festival experience, alongside some epic upgrades across the board. Game changer, much?

First up, let's talk about the PIP Stage. This baby's been given a total makeover, and let us tell you, it's pure magic. You’ll be able to dance alongside (or even behind) your favorite artists, all while soaking in the stunning scenery by the lake surrounded by lush greenery. With a killer mix of disco and house music, this stage is set to be the ultimate dance party paradise.

crowd the crave stage

But wait, there's more! Say hello to the newest upgrades of the CUBOID techno Arena. Located on the opposite end of the bridge, this stage is gonna transport you to another dimension. Picture elevated areas, new arena-like tribunes, and extra pillars scattered throughout the crowd for that extra oomph. 

…And let's not forget about the TETRA stage. This bad boy's got a brand spanking new lighting system, LED screens, lights extending to the entrance, and just the right amount of smoke – it's like stepping into a warehouse rave, but better.

Last but definitely not least, we've got some sweet upgrades in store for the SPHERE stage. We're talking new location, upgraded LED screens, and extra lighting to take your dancefloor experience to the next level. In other words, a go-to for vibing out to the best house and trance artists under a sky full of stars.

stage the crave

4. Improved Sound System At All Stages

We know that a killer sound system can make or break your festival experience. That's why we're thrilled to let you in on a little secret – this year's Crave Festival is taking the auditory journey to new heights!

Music lovers heading to this year’s The Crave Festival will get to experience a fully redesigned Function One setup that's boosting the quality of the sound. Yep, you heard us right – ALL stages are getting a sonic makeover, and we couldn't be more pumped about it.

So whether you're a seasoned festival pro or a newbie looking to dive headfirst into the world of electronic music, you can trust that The Crave Festival has got your auditory pleasure covered.

the crave crowd

5. Catch a spectacular b2b with two powerhouses

Not only is Daria Kolosova making a triumphant return to The Crave Festival! This year, she's taking over the TETRA stage curation, promising something that will leave you craving for moremore. And that's not all – she's teaming up with the sensational SPFDJ for an empowering back-to-back closing set that will, no doubt, set the dance floor alight!

stage the crave

6. Eat incredible Asian-fusion food, mid-festival!

Fancy your festival experience with a side of delicious modern Japanese food? Then you won't want to miss out on the Yuzu pop-up restaurant which returns to The Crave this year. Step into their intimate restaurant area and prepare to be transported as you embark on a gastronomic adventure.

What's on the menu, you ask? Think vibrant 6-course meals that delight your taste buds with a fusion of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese flavors all paired with exclusive Yuzu spirits and cocktails. 

Heads up though: reservations are essential to secure your spot at this electrifying dining destination. With limited slots available, it's wise to book early to avoid any FOMO. Reserve your slot HERE.

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