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Ticket presale for Castlefest 2018 has started!

Ticket presale for Castlefest 2018 has started!

Are you up for four days full of fantasy, music and  friendship? Don’t want to miss the fantasy event of the year? Buy your tickets for Castlefest now!


Like previous editions Castlefest promises to be a wonderful event once again, with a epic musical line-up, fantastic entertainment, workshops, a market filled with beautiful products and of course the impressive Wickerman Ritual. 

Castlefest 2018 takes place August 2nd till August 5th 2018. First bands will soon be announced. 

Last day of Castlefest: plenty of tickets at the cash desk!

Today marks the last day of Castlefest 2017. We still have plenty of tickets available at the cash desks. Will we see you today?

Please note!

Please note! Saturday is completely sold out! There will be NO tickets left at the entrance. Our ticket offices won’t be open on Saturday!

But no worries: there are plenty of Thursday, Friday and Sunday tickets available at the entrance. 

Animals at Castlefest

Like previous years dogs are welcome at Castlefest, but are to be kept on a leash. This year won’t be different, but we like to draw your attention to the fact that other creatures from the animal kingdom* are not allowed at Castlefest. Back at home is a much more pleasant place for for example cats, piglets and chickens and we’re sure you’ll get a big animal hug when you’ll get back from Castlefest!
*except dragons, fairies and house-elves

Want to photograph at Castlefest? Apply for a photo pass!

Castlefest is known to be very photogenic, whether it’s the terrain, our line-up or our beautifully dressed visitors. Of course we’d like to see photo-enthusiasts enjoying this all! In order to let things run smoothly, we’ve crested a photography policy, so everyone will enjoy making photos and having their photo taken.

Check out the information page for photographers and apply for a photo pass.

New location for the Castlefest Camping

We’d like to inform you of a change of address: in 2017 the Castlefest Camping will be getting a new location!

This new location means new possibilities and is located on the Keukenhof estate itself, which means you don’t have to cross the road anymore and your air mattress will be just around the corner. Unfortunately, because of this new location, we cannot offer any campervan spots anymore, but we will make this up to you with more camping entertainment and an even better late night area.

Do you want the full Castlefest experience? We invite you to come to our Camping housewarming on the 3rd till the 6th of August 2017!

Wickerman ritual 2015

Once more we will look back to Saturday evening and the magic of the Wickerman ritual. Relive the memory or experience the beautiful world that is Castlefest. A moment of pure love at Castlefest 2015.


Weapon regulations

Castlefest has again, as previous years, an allowance for bladed weapons. However, there are some rules concerning wearing a bladed weapon. Next to that, this year there will be extra patrols in the town of Lisse to make sure people don’t walk around with weapons or other dangerous objects. So if you plan on going off the festival terrain with your trusted sword, bow, axe, Steampunk machine-gun or similar items then you can expect a heavy fine and possibly confiscation. In other words, leave your weapons at the campsite or with friends when going into town.

Check out our information page on weapons by checking out this page.

Castlefest Merchandise

Only a few days left until Castlefest 2015! Again we have an extensive merchandise stand with the finest Castlefest and Keltfest merchandise and of course we also have some fantastic deals for you. For example you get a 50% discount when buying a second t-shirt and you can save up to 25% on your Castlefest cd’s! Whether you’re looking for a warm and fantastic hoody (standard fit & lady fit), t-shirts, calendars, patches, beautiful leather pouches, keycords, silver rings or a cd; our merchandise has it all! This is also the place to trade in your old festival straps for a new strap of the same edition (for free) or to purchase one for 1 euro. And we have a new item in our shop: the Ashtraytogo! In the Ashtraytogo you can dispose of your cigarette butts in an easy and clean way as well as help us keep the festival tidy. You can find the Castlefest merchandise left of the main stage (Forest Stage). For those who cannot wait until the festival opens, on Thursday (from 10:30am-16-30pm) there will be a special merchandise booth at the festival campsite!

Castlefest Powerbanks

New this year: Castlefest Powerbanks! Charge your phone while recharging yourself for a new exciting festival day? For 6 coins (5 deposit, 1 for the charge) you can get this 2200 mAh Castlefest Powerbank at the Castlefest Camping.

Return them to recollect your 5 coins, or take it home!

New merchandise items!

We love thinking about and deciding on special and beautiful Castlefest merchandise. Today we’re revealing a new item we’ve added to our collection! Handmade, leather Castlefest money pouches, wonderfully crafted by our kind friends Udo and Katrin of Luna et Sol. The first batch is a special one, the first 60 are numbered and make great collector’s items. Come and have a look at them in our webshop!