Please find hereby the final practical information for Ostend Beach 2021 kicking off this weekend. Please read it carefully! A lot of stuff can be foundHEREas well.
1. Opening Hours Festival:
Friday: 16h-01h / Saturday: 12h-01h / Sunday: 12h-00h
Entrance on Friday & Saturday possible till 23h, on Sunday till 22h.
Testing Village (Antigen Test) open 2h before the festival!
3. Route & Parking:
If you come by car, DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR in the city centre !!! ONLY USE "Strandparking" through the entrance at (GPS) Stapelhuisstraat, Oostende. For € 10 a day, it's the most affordable parking spot in Ostend. All parking info can be found HERE.
The weather at the coast is always different than inland weather. Don't forget to bring a sweater as there's always more wind at sea! We have lockers so bring along warm clothes as well.
If by any change we should see rain, mind that we have 4 covered area's (2 stages are fully covered, we have a 3rd big shelter in the centre of our beach and the VIP area is covered as well). We distribute free poncho's at all bars when we encounter raindrops.
5. Top-Up now:
Register your wristband online and ‘top up’ by loading prepaid ‘Shells’ into your cashless account before you arrive – this will save you loads of time at the event, so you can go straight to partying!
Top up your wristband in advance HERE and save 12,5% !
At the festival you can top-up your wristband with the Payconiq by Bancontact app. You will be able to scan the QR code that’s on your wristband’s chip and directly add credits on it. No time lost queuing in line to recharge your wristband and way more time to spend on the dance floor!
Hotels are now fully booked in Ostend. Holiday Suites Westende & Nieuwpoort still offer fully accommodated apartments ranging from 2 to 7 people. Use the code HSOB21 while making your reservation to enjoy a 5% discount!
7. Zero Tolerance:
The organisers of the Ostend Beach event are working closely with the Police and local authorities to make this a safe, crime-free event on your doorstep. Please do not bring drugs or weapons to the festival. This includes ‘Legal Highs’.
With the 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄𝐓𝐘 𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐓, you will have access to our beach boutique gathering with no social distancing and no facemasks! Download the COVIDSAFE APP in advance and make sure you have the certificate before you enter the festival!
How to enter our festival ? You only have to match 1 of these:
✔ be 𝐅𝐔𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐕𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 (+ 2 weeks)
✔ a valid 𝐏𝐂𝐑 test (<48h)
✔ a 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 certificate (6 months)
✔ a 𝐑𝐀𝐏𝐈𝐃 𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐆𝐄𝐍 𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐓 taken at the festival area (<24h) - will cost € 10
9. Final Tickets:
VIP & COMBI tickets are now SOLD-OUT. Saturday tickets will sell out in advance. Friday & Sunday tickets will be available only through ostendbeach.be/tickets during the festival.
We are ready to welcome you! We have 3 brand new stage designs, tickets are selling like hot cakes, we will have good festival weather conditions and the drinks are already ice cold. Hope you are as excited as we are to celebrate life again at the beach! More information can be found at our Frequently Asked Questions page HERE.
X. VIP info:
Your (mobile) VIP ticket will be scanned at the entrance and you will receive a wristband. With this wristband, you can enter the VIP area located at the Mainstage.
X. VIP boxes:
If you have ordered a VIP BOX ticket, your spending is available directly on your wristband. With your VIP Shells it's possible to buy drinks and food all over the festival and in the VIP area, where you can either order at the bar or at the waiters. Mind that VIP Shells are non refundable. You can check your spending balance at every bar.
X. VIP buffet:
This is included in your VIP ticket. the menu can be found HERE.