On the 1st of June it's finally time to move back into the enchanting vegetation of The Hague’s Zuiderpark. This year we’re bringing in another sublime programme, spread over 4 different stages in our city centre’s woodland and filled with today’s most appealing artists. From West Coast legends to main stage onslaughts and fresh up-and-coming tastemakers: brace yourself for a trip through the versatile world of electronic music.
Claire Morgan - cosmox - DJ Python LIVE - DjRUM - Eris Drew - Guy Tavares - Identified Patient - Intergalactic Gary & Pasiphae - KAMMA & Masalo - Mad miran - Resom - San Proper - Spekki Webu & JEANS - Talismann LIVE - Tom Trago - Upsammy
Our main area will serve as the stage to a full blown techno assault. Here is where our roots are and where they’ll continue to grow deeper through profound electronic rhythms every year. Expect an atmospheric trip that will travel through futuristic and melancholic themes, a musical journey which will ultimately reach its final destination: euphoria.
This year we’re honored to welcome Resident Advisor, the globally recognized electronic music platform, to The Hague. RA will be hosting an intimate stage that is built to complement the interaction between the artist and its dancers, all while aiming for a state of perfect dance floor synergy. Musically this collaboration will present a wide array of exciting electronic music through a selection of today’s most appealing artists - a true delicacy to those with curious ears.
The Hague has been establishing a reputation as our country’s most prominent pop city for years. All while building a legacy below surface that is at the very least equally impressing, also known as the West Coast Sound. A typical electro sound that has stood the test of time while dominating dancefloors all over the globe. It’s no wonder that you can find “West Coast” labeled record crates from here to San Francisco. A gathering of three generations. A blend of the past and the present. As much on the dance floor as it is on stage.
PIP is undoubtedly the finest place The Hague has to offer. A place where boundaries don’t exist and new exciting initiatives are born. A place where upcoming talent gets a chance to flourish into something bigger. A place where like-minded people who’re looking for nighttime diversions can gather. The place where it all started for us. The place we still love to visit as much as the first day we set foot in there. The place where The Crave and its people can reach their full potential. Together we fight for a better night- and festival culture for The Hague, thus it goes without saying that we had to include PIP at The Crave Festival - with a program to show for. Dust off your forgotten dance moves and gather round for a slick mixture of house, disco, soul, techno and everything in between.
The Hague’s musical lineage is legendary; it’s still infecting dance floors today. Punk powered the scene back in the early 90’s, and it’s the same DIY spirit which flows through The Crave. Inspired by the pioneers of our city like I-F (Intergalactic FM), Guy Tavares & Jan Duivenvoorden (Unit Moebius, Bunker Records) and DJ TLR (Creme Organization).
What started with an illegal rave for 100 friends is now becoming a movement and a lifestyle in The Hague, the region around The Hague (Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden) / national and also international. The Crave is getting more and more following.
The Crave Festival is bringing people, joy, happiness and unique experiences together. With a carefully curated music program, hand picked food in a thoughtfully designed and decorated festival area. We’ve put a new benchmark on the Dutch festival scene. We very much emphasise the equality of all people and want to create a festival with a great open-minded community spirit so that everyone can have a great time.