The minimum age for visiting Defqon.1 is 18 years. There will be strict age and identity checks at the entrance, so be sure you bring your ID-card, drivers license or passport. A copy of your ID is not valid. You also cannot enter the festival or campsite if you are with someone who is 18+.


There are no ATMs available at Defqon.1, but you can use your card to purchase tokens, merchandise and specials like attractions.

Accepted payment methods: 



Debit Mastercard 

Visa debit 

Mastercard credit 

Visa credit 

American Express 


BBQ and gas cylinders

All forms of gas cylinders, fuel (gasoline, diesel, etc.), generator batteries, or dry ice/fuel (esbit) are no longer allowed on the Defqon.1 campsites. Be aware that this has changed compared to previous years. This decision has been made on behalf of local government services. 

Small disposable BBQs with a normal firelighter are still allowed (BBQ on coal or on small batteries like AA or AAA). There are no charging stations available for electric BBQs or electric kettles.

Type of batteries that are not allowed:
- Lead batteries
- ⁠Starter batteries
- ⁠Wet batteries
- ⁠Dry batteries
- ⁠Gel batteries
- ⁠AGM batteries

Type of batteries that are allowed:
- Lithium ion batteries
- ⁠Nickel cadium batteries

Setting up your own tent 

Please consult with our camping stewards before setting up your tent. They will help you find the perfect spot. Only tents are allowed at the campsite. You can’t bring a car, camper, caravan or tent trailer. You can use your tent again next year, so don’t forget to take it down and take it home. 


There is no maximum tent size allowed, but keep in mind that space is limited, so we ask not to come with a larger tent than necessary. The same counts for party tents.


In the bathhouses, each mirror has one outlet for a hairdryer, curling iron or hair straightener. 

A shower costs one token. You can find the bathhouses at a central point on each campsite. For exact locations you can check the festival map.


Apart from the restaurant, the VIP tables and the Cabanas where you can pay with card, all consumptions need to be paid for with tokens. Get your tokens at the token desks at the campsite or at the festival site. We do not refund unused tokens. The authenticity of tokens will be carefully checked. We don’t accept last year's tokens and the tokens can't be refunded after the event. Don’t buy tokens anywhere else except the official selling points, because there is a chance that fake tokens might be sold elsewhere. You cannot buy anything with these fake tokens and the scammer will get away with your money.


There is a charging station on The Highlands and all accommodations on The Sanctuary have a charging point. These charging points are intended to charge devices. It is not intended for kettles, deep fryers or air fryers. 


Phone charging 

You can rent a charging device for your mobile phone at the charging stands at The Wasted Lands and next to the GOLD at the festival area. You can also buy a charging device for your mobile phone at the merchandise stands. 


Power banks 

You can buy 10.000mah Defqon.1 branded power banks from the merchandise stands or Camp Gear stores. You can also rent a power bank at the Camp Gear stores at The Wasted Lands. Please note: These power banks don’t come with a charging cable, please bring your own or buy these at the merchandise stands. If you rent a power bank, you have until Monday 12 PM to give back the power bank and get back your deposit.


Water bars 

We will place water bars at the festival and at the camping. At the water bars, you can easily re-fill your water bag. You can purchase your water bag at the water bar for two tokens. 



During Defqon.1 Alpine earplugs will be available at the Alpine container at the BLACK and at the merchandise stands. With music above 87 dB it is highly recommended to use earplugs with a special music filter. With these earplugs you can still hear the music perfectly, conversations remain intelligible and most important of all, you prevent damage to your ears and the annoying ring after the event. The organization recommends using earplugs or occasionally visiting some of the quiet areas to give your ears some rest. The organization is not liable for any negative consequences that may occur.


There’s no possibility to buy cigarettes or vapes on the campsite or festivalsite. 



If you travel with your own means of transportation, you can bring as many bags as you like. We do not have a maximum size for the bags on the Camping Grounds. If you’re traveling by bus or other forms of group transportation, please check the maximum baggage allowance. If you're attending for only one day, you can only bring 1 backpack to the festival terrain.  



Only small speakers with a maximum of 50 Watt are allowed at the campsite. Think about your neighbors and please be aware that exceeding the guidelines may result in confiscation of your speaker. 


Deodorant and perfume 

It's allowed to take spray deodorant and perfume bottles with you to the campsite. Because of safety reasons, you cannot take this with you to the festivalsite. Rollers or sticks are allowed.


The drugs policy at Defqon.1 is zero-tolerance. This means that all types of drugs are prohibited. This also includes weed and hash. If drugs are found, you will be handed over to the police. 


First Aid 

There are four First Aid stations available. The first one is located near campsite 1, the second one is located near the bus entrance, the third is on campsite 5 and the fourth next to the RED stage. The First Aid at campsites 1, 5 and near the bus entrance are 24/7 available for camping visitors. You can ask security for help as well. The First Aid next to the RED stage and next to the bus entrance are also open for day visitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival opening hours. 


Flasks at Defqon.1 

It is possible to pump breastmilk at the first aid and keep your milk cooled. 



You are allowed to bring medication with you, but only the maximum daily amount. The packaging has to be closed. Security might ask you for a doctor’s recipe. Therefore, it is obligatory to have your doctor’s recipe with you. 

It is possible to leave your medication cooled at the first aid. Tell the security guards about your medication and bring it directly to first aid.

Disabled visitors 

Are you disabled, or are you coming together with a disabled visitor? We have several facilities available to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There’s a special parking area available for disabled visitors. You will park near the bus entrance and also enter the campsite through the bus entrance. Please make sure to check in with the parking stewards and they will help you out. When entering the festival, wider entrance facilities will be available to make sure that you can enter the festival without any trouble. Specially equipped toilets are available throughout the entire event area. We also offer specially equipped showers at campsite 4. If you need assistance with one of the above-mentioned facilities, don’t hesitate to talk to the available staff. You can use these facilities if you can show a disability card or if you are in a wheelchair/walk with a rollator.

Note: Premium decks aren’t accessible for wheelchair or rollator users.

24/7 store 

Do you want to get some breakfast before you enter the festival again or did you forget your toothbrush? The 24/7 store has your back. Here you can buy anything from bread, snacks, salads and coffee to toiletries. There is a store located at both Wasted Lands. You can also buy food and drinks from the food stalls at the Festival Grounds and at the Camping Grounds. This is located at The Wasted Lands North and South and at The Highlands Grab & Go. 




Shower gel 

Hamam towels 





Sanitary pads  

Wet wipes 


Hand and wash gel, washing without water 

Band aids 


Hair gel 

Hair elastics 


Sunscreen and after sun  

Lip balm 


Alpine earplugs

24/7 store 1 The Wasted Lands North: 

Opening hours: Thursday 12 AM until Monday 1 PM 
(24 hours a day on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 


24/7 store 2 The Wasted Lands South: 

Opening hours: Thursday 12 AM until Monday 1 PM 
(24 hours a day on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 


Merchandise store:

Defqon.1 Toiletry bags 

Defqon.1 Picnic plaids 

Defqon.1 Power banks (rental + sale, or switching an empty one for a full one for €5,-) 

Defqon.1 3 in 1 cable 

Defqon.1 2024 Tent ‘Power of the Tribe’ (SOLD OUT) 

Defqon.1 Sleeping Package 

Defqon.1 Airbed (2 pax) 

Defqon.1 Chair  

Defqon.1 Flashlight 

Defqon.1 Pillow  

Defqon.1 Sleeping Bag (1 pax) 

Defqon.1 Lock  

Defqon.1 Tent Pegs (4x) 


If you rent a power bank, you have until Monday 12 PM to give back the power bank and get back your deposit.


Food and drinks on the campsite 

You’re allowed to bring food and drinks when you enter the campsite for the first time. Please be aware there’s a limit to the number of beverages; a maximum of 4,5 liters per person for soft drinks and drinks that contain less than 14,5% alcohol. It is not necessary for the food and drinks to be sealed. Strong liquors, dry ice and bottles made out of glass are prohibited. It is allowed to bring supplements such as whey protein, creatine and sport supplements (also with caffeine, please use in a responsible manner). Bringing your food and drinks from the campsite to the festival isn’t allowed and will be strictly checked. 


Food on the Festival & Camping Grounds 

We offer a wide range of delicious meals on the Festival Grounds, also vegan and gluten-free. From burgers, fries and wraps to fruit and smoothies. Every stand communicates the allergens or informs you about this on request.

Opening hours food trucks:


Friday: 11:00 – 23:00 

Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00 (closed between 17:00 until 17:30) 

Sunday: 11:00 – 23:00 



Thursday: 17:30 – 23:00 

Friday: 11:00 – 22:00 / 23:00 – 01:00 

Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00 / 23:00 – 01:00 

Sunday: 11:00 – 23:00 



Thursday: 17:30 – 23:00 

Friday: 11:00 – 23:00 

Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00 

Sunday: 11:00 – 23:00 


The Wasted Lands North 

Thursday: 12:00 – 03:00 

Friday: 07:00 – 03:00 

Saturday: 07:00 – 03:00 

Sunday: 07:00 – 03:00 

Monday: 07:00 – 13:00 


The Wasted Lands South 

Thursday: 12:00 – 02:00 

Friday: 07:00 – 02:00 

Saturday: 07:00 – 02:00 

Sunday: 07:00 – 02:00 

Monday: 07:00 – 13:00

Assortment of food at the campsite: 

  • Coffee 
  • Curryworst 
  • Pancakes 
  • Soup 
  • Stroopwafels 


Assortment of food at the festivalsite: 

  • Asian snacks 
  • Churros 
  • Empanadas 
  • Fish 
  • Gyros 
  • Hotdogs 
  • Mexican 
  • Nachos 
  • Poffertjes 
  • Satay chicken 
  • Thai food 
  • Turkish pizza 


Assortment of food at the campsite & festivalsite: 

  • BBQ wraps 
  • Burgers (vega) 
  • Burgers (chicken) 
  • Fries 
  • Grilled sandwiches 
  • Loaded Fries 
  • Pizza 
  • Smoothies 
  • Snacks 
  • Steak 


  • All fries are gluten-free. 
  • We have gluten-free burgers on The Wasted Lands North and at the RED/Waterworld. 
  • At the RED, BLACK and The Wasted Lands North there is a steak caterer who serves pieces of steak that are gluten-free. 


You can ask the caterer at the food truck for allergens and also indicate that it must be gluten-free.

Click & Collect beverages 

Do you want to have ice-cold beverages upon arrival at the campsite? Make sure to order your drinks in the Q-dance app, exclusively for all (free) Q-dance members attending Defqon.1. Ordered drinks are for a reduced price (-50%) compared to the drinks on site. Starting from June 6th, at 12:00 CEST, you can conveniently place your order through the Q-dance Festival Store here. 


Available beverages are: 

  • 6-pack BUD beer 
  • 4-pack Lipton Ice Tea Sparkling 
  • 4-pack Lipton Ice Tea Green 
  • 4-pack Lipton Ice Tea Peach 
  • 4-pack STËLZ Hard Seltzer mix 
  • 4-pack Red Bull 
  • 2 liters Bar-le-Duc still water 
  • 4-pack Captain Morgan & Cola 


These beverages are only available for camping visitors. There is a maximum of 2 orders from each product per person. 

Collect your order at the dedicated Click & Collect bars located on The Wasted Land North & South. 


Here’s how it works: 

Find the beverages you would like to order here. 

Add your items to your cart and proceed to check-out. 

Pick up your order at the Click & Collect Bar located on The Wasted Lands. 

Enjoy your ice-cold beverages! 


Opening hours Click & Collect Bar (THe Wasted Lands North & South):

Thursday: 11:00 - 00:30 

Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 

Saturday: CLOSED 

Sunday: CLOSED 

Lockers on the Camping Grounds 

We’ve got 3 different kinds of lockers on the Camping Grounds: Regular, Large and Extra Large. We’ve got 2 different kinds of lockers on the Festival Grounds: Regular and Large. You can get a day locker or a weekend locker.

Camping lockers 

Camping locker 4 days - Regular:

EUR 25.50 (online price) 

EUR 27.50 (on site) 


Camping locker 4 days - Large:

EUR 30.50 (online price) 

EUR 32.50 (on site) 


Camping locker 4 days - Extra Large:

EUR 35.50 (online price) 

EUR 37.50 (on site) 


Festival lockers 

Festival locker Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) - Regular: 

EUR 25.50 (online price) 

EUR 27.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) - Large:

EUR 30.50 (online price) 

EUR 32.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Friday - Regular:

EUR 10.50 (online price) 

EUR 12.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Friday - Large:

EUR 12.50 (online price) 

EUR 14.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Saturday - Regular:

EUR 10.50 (online price) 

EUR 12.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Saturday - Large:

EUR 12.50 (online price) 

EUR 14.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Sunday - Regular:

EUR 10.50 (online price) 

EUR 12.50 (on site) 


Festival locker Sunday - Large:

EUR 12.50 (online price) 

EUR 14.50 (on site) 


Go directly to the Defqon.1 shop and buy your locker here.


If you have a Weekend locker at the festivalsite, make sure to empty your locker on Sunday. You cannot enter the festivalsite on Monday anymore.

Lost and found 

If you have found something that doesn’t belong to you, please bring it to the nearest info stand. There are three info stands. You can find the three different info stands on The Wasted Lands, campsite 5 and at the festival site. After the festival, all found items are settled by iLost. When you arrive home and you realize that you lost something, go to and search for your lost item. If you find your lost item on the website, you can contact iLost and they will be of further assistance. You can find the items on the website the weekend after the festival.

Photography/video and audio recording 

You’re allowed to bring a digital photo or video camera to Defqon.1 Festival. All types of cameras are allowed. It doesn't matter how big or professional they are.  


Do you want to upload a video on YouTube? Keep in mind that the music on your video may be claimed by an organization. The organization has the right to block your video. Do not forget the rules of the other channels. 


It is not allowed to bring a drone with you to Defqon.1. It is not allowed to fly over the public or near the public. It’s allowed to bring a selfie stick but only with a maximum size of 1 meter. During the show, we will have lots of 4K cameras running to record the shows. We advise you not to film but to enjoy the show! We will make an amazing edit for you to never forget! 


Recycle system 

You will receive one recycle token when you arrive. Hand in this token when you buy your first drink. You will get a cup, can or bottle for free with your drink. Don’t throw away your cup, bottle or can. You can hand in your cup, bottle or can at the bar or at one of the various recycling points. Lost the cup, bottle or can? You pay half a token extra with your next drink for a new cup, bottle or can. There will also be plenty of bins to separate your food waste. Please remind each other that it is everyone's own responsibility to keep the Festival Grounds clean. 


Make sure to keep your recycle token after Defqon.1 2024. All visitors have the chance to win unique prizes with the code on your recycle token. Our Recycle Token Raffle will be released in the weeks leading up to Defqon.1. 


Celebrate safe 

During Defqon.1 we celebrate safely. If you have any questions about the use of alcohol or other drugs, you're welcome for a chat at the Celebrate Safe stand supported by Unity. Unity is an open-minded harm reduction project active in the Dutch party scene. Their volunteers are to be found near the info stand on the festival grounds. On Thursday from 18:00 till 22:00, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 till 22:00 and Sunday from 12:00 till 22:00. When you or a friend is not feeling well, please go to the First Aid. Go to this page this page for more information and tips.


Stimulus-free zones and shade places 

We have chill out spots and the Camping Guardian tipis near the bathhouses at the camping, where we provide you with the option to talk to a Camping Guardian, if you are not feeling well mentally or not feeling safe. Also we have more shade places spread out over the Festival Grounds this year. 


Shortcut RED stage 

Cut off the route to the exit! From the RED you can go to the left past the PURPLE stage. This shortcut is also displayed on the terrain. For the Friday, Saturday and Sunday day visitors we recommend the shortcut to take the fastest way to the exit. The camping visitors can walk straight from the RED towards the afterparty. 


Alternative route to the RED stage 
If you are walking from the BLUE stage to the RED stage you can go past the UV and go to the left. You will skip the crowd on a bypass route and enter the RED stage on the left side. We also recommend using this route during the egress of Power Hour and all three Endshows. It's a 2 minute longer walk, but less crowded.


The Dutch weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you’re prepared for all types of weather:  


  • Bring the right clothing with you, for day-, and nighttime.  
  • Bring sunscreen. You can bring sunscreen in a new, sealed package. Sunscreen is also available at the festival stores.  
  • Stay hydrated! Drink enough water during the day.  
  • Keep eating, we recommend salty food when it is hot.  
  • Take your time: relax at one of our chill areas.  
  • Avoid spending too much time in the sun.  
  • Watch out with alcohol or drugs, especially with high temperatures.  
  • Last but not least, don’t forget your craziest Sunday Funday outfit! 


 Defqon.1 2024 Power of the Tribe - Mix Album 

'Defqon.1 2024 Power of the Tribe - Album Mix' is a high-paced mixed cd showcasing the diversity of the festival and the harder styles in general. Buckle up, as this album will take you on a musical trip at top speed along the famous Defqon.1 stages, from PURPLE to the RED, and anything in between. This limited-edition album will be exclusively available at the festival and in It will also be possible to order via the Defqon.1 Click & Collect store, so be quick before it’s sold out. It’s the ultimate musical souvenir of Defqon.1 2024, and a must-have for each Weekend Warrior.