Welcome to The Village is the most experimental pop festival of the Northern Netherlands. From 17 until the 19th of July we will be transforming De Groene Ster into a village where you can explore what the world will look like in 5, 15 or 50 years time. It's a green, spacious environment for you to roam the beach or have a nap in the woods, and where your friends will always be around. A place where big festival names will be performing, but also a place to discover emerging talent: from searing guitars to danceable world music and from hip-hop to singer-songwriters. This is not only a music festival though, it's also a festival of theater, innovation, art, dance, food and design.

What works at a festival, can be applied to the real world!
The greenest festival location of the north has a line-up of artists, musicians, chefs, and start-ups, encouraging discussion and thinking outside of the box. The festival as a provisional society, a mini-community.

A world that works
Welcome to The Village is four days of partying, but is also about what the world will look like in 5 or maybe even 50 years time. During innovation project DORP and later at the festival, people will be working on solutions for the future. This process is based on the idea that if an idea or a new prototype works at a festival, there’s a possibility it will work in the “real world”. Each year during the festival, hundreds of students, musicians, artists, volunteers, designers, scientists and festival visitors are working on a better world and a completely circular festival for 2022.

Everyone gets involved
The festival teams up with quite a few local caterers and farmers, works with volunteers to build its own stages and, for the festival design, we work with people in a day-care program and senior citizens. And of course they’ll all be dropping by to have a look at the end result. Because Welcome to The Village truly is for everyone.