FAQ

WHERE AND WHEN DOES RETROPOP TAKE PLACE?
Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of June 2018 at the Grote Rietplas in Emmen.

WHAT TIME DOES IT BEGIN AND WHAT TIME DOES IT END?
Friday June 8th
16.00 pm Opening of the festival grounds
17.00 pm Start of festival
1.00 am End of festival

Saturday June 9th
12.00 pm Opening of the festival grounds
13.15 pm Start of the festival
1.00 am  End of festival

CHECK-IN CAMPING SITE
Friday June 8th: 08.30 am - 20.30 pm
Saturday June 9th: 08:30 am - 10:00 am

CHECK-OUT CAMPING SITE
Sunday June 10th: 12.00 pm

WHERE CAN I PARK?
Always follow the Retropop route signs. They will lead you to the right parking spaces. The various car parks of Retropopop are just a few hundred meters from the main entrance. Parking is free. For cyclists there is a special (bicycle) parking space near the entrance.

CAN I LEAVE THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS IN BETWEEN AND COME BACK LATER?
Yes, you can. You will receive a stamp when you leave the site.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE SMALL CHILDREN WITH YOU?
We strongly advise against bringing small children to a mass event, but we cannot deny them access to the festival. The same rule applies to everyone: anyone who wants to enter the festival grounds must be in possession of a valid ticket for the following reasons:

This is a disincentive, because we would like to draw parents' attention to the fact that small children may be at risk in the event of irregularities.

The organisation wants to conclude an agreement with the person who buys the ticket for the child. By buying an entrance ticket, the parents of the child accept full responsibility. There are no childcare facilities or discounts for children.

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL?
The advisory age is 16 years. If you are younger, you must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18. Furthermore, bringing  babies and children is not recommended. The full amount must also be paid for children. Please note: we do not serve alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 18!

DO I NEED TO BRING MY IDENTIFICATION?
Yes, you are required by law to have your identity card with you at all times. Your age can be checked at the bar, since we do not serve alcoholic beverages to people under the age of  18. Do you want to avoid being checked every time? At the coin desk you can get a wristband on presentation of your identity card. This shows the bar staff that you are over  the age of 18, so you can drink a beer.

WHAT ARE THE MEANS OF PAYMENT ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS? CAN YOU GET COINS BY CARD?
Means of payment are coins. Coins are being sold on the premises at the special coin desks. You can buy coins by paying with card, it is not possible to withdraw cash. COINS ARE NO LONGER VALID AT A NEXT EDITION AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE USED THEN.

CAN I TAKE MY CAMERA/SELFIE-STICK TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS?
If it is a basic camera, yes. Professional equipment is not allowed; devices with removable lenses are not allowed, just like film cameras and recording equipment. Selfie-sticks are also prohibited!

AM I ALLOWED TO SMOKE AT RETROPOP?
Smoking is allowed. However, only outdoors in the open air. Smoking is not allowed in festival tents and enclosed spaces where work takes place. If Retropop's organisation discovers that this rule has been violated, it will be required to immediately extinguish smoking products and cease the use of it. If the offender does not cooperate, the organiser may refuse further admission to the festival. Possible penalties will be recovered from the offender. The offendor is obliged to comply with the instructions of the organisation, security personnel and other authorised persons.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS?
No, this is not allowed except for allergies and special diets. Do you have an allergy or a special diet? Please send an e-mail to the organisation (info@retropop.nl).

WHERE CAN I STORE MY BELONGINGS?
Retropop has its own guarded wardrobe.

WHAT ABOUT DRUGS AT RETROPOP?
The Dutch law states that you do not have drugs with you or spread them.

CAN I TAKE MY DOG WITH ME?
Dogs and other pets are not allowed at the festival.

ARE THERE WHEELCHAIR SPACES ON SITE?
At the Retropop festival there are wheelchair stages. From here you have a good view of the stage.

I BOUGHT TICKETS AND NOW I CAN' T GO ANY MORE, CAN THESE TICKETS BE RETURNED?
Sold tickets are not taken back and cannot be exchanged. Perhaps https://www.ticketswap.nl is an option for you.

If your question is not answered above, pleas have a look at the rules and regulations. Perhaps you will find the right answer there! If it is not included, please send an e-mail to info@retropop.nl