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.
The Crave Festival’s opening show will take place at The Hague’s Grote Markt, right in the very heart of our city’s centre. An open air stage will appear on top of this characteristic city square. A disco walhalla with tropical rhythms during our first day under the summer sun - featuring electronic, live cross-over acts and live band performances. We couldn’t imagine a better introduction to our festival than this: a showcase to the entirety of The Hague, freely accessible to everyone - which means you won’t need a ticket to join us here.
Line-up: Dazion LIVE, KAUW LIVE, Philou Louzolo, Wrong Sal
If you thought rooftop bars only existed in large metropolises, think again. Right on top of Het Magazijn you can find the Bleyenberg Rooftop, a cultural hotspot that serves as a place to connect, share stories and have drinks. Combine that with a great city view and you have the perfect place to recapitulate the first festival day.
Line-up: Bas Reznik disco set
Art by Uit Het Gareel: SOGO, Melvin Tas
The Crave Festival’s closing night will traditionally take place on our beloved Scheveningen Beach aka the West Coast. A last get together, a last dance, the final chord to this year’s festival - in the form of a sun drenched rave at Colorado Charlie together with you.
Line-up: Young Marco (4hr set), Orpheu The Wizard, Dollkraut, Elias Mazian, Ally Tropical
The Grey Space in the Middle is a space for fundamental creativity. It is an open laboratory and presentation space for the 21st century. During The Crave Festival 2019 The Grey Space will serve as our community centre and festival hub, so curator- partner- and weekend wristbands are to be picked up here.
Line-up: Animistic Beliefs LIVE, Harold, Sebastien Robert, Sterk Water LIVE
Art by Uit Het Gareel: Danny Wolfers, Erwin Verkade, Julie de Ruijter, Iris Lam, Lisette van Hoogenhuyze
PIP stands for Place In Progress and is quite possibly the most eccentric club our country has to offer. Three rooms and a courtyard that leaves a lot of space for surprising elements. On Saturday night you can find a boutique-like mini festival spread over the entirity of PIP. This club is widely known to be a local breeding ground to the city’s rich electronic music scene, the perfect stage for us to present you the crème de la crème of today’s West Coast scene.
Line-up: Claire Morgan, DjRUM, DJ Python, DJ TLR, Gustav Goodstuff, Lenson, Van Anh, Ekman LIVE, Gamma Intel & 543FF, Vox supreme
The little brother of The Hague’s iconic pop temple PAARD. This year will mark the debut of this location at The Crave Festival, you can expect an intimate space and dancefloor that adds to the vibe. If you like conviviality, intimacy and quality music this is where you want to be on Friday night.
Line-up: Sunny Sjoerd, Warme Daan Art by Uit Het Gareel: Irene van Aarle, Charlotte Apers, Bi Simon
If you’re looking for a nice and steamy club night then Het Magazijn is definitely your place to go to. Smoke machines, gloomy lighting and a top notch Funktion soundsystem that serves the space well. This location is set out to be one of our festival’s highlights as it will be the place for a marathon afterparty on Saturday night.
Line-up Friday 31 May: Deniro 3hr, Raw & Silk 3hr
Line-up Saturday 1 June: Egyptian Lover, Sync 24, Lake Haze, Deirdre Direktor
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.