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Age

Age

The minimum age for Soenda is 18 years.

This will be checked at the door and, in case of doubt, ID will be asked for. You can be denied access if you don’t have it with you. We kindly ask you to come prepared. 

Lockers

Lockers

Lockers can be rented in advance until Thursday night (if the Soenda edition is on Saturday). The e-codes will be sent out on the night before the festival. Lockers will also be available for rent on the day itself.

Transportation

Bike / Walking

If you come by bike or on foot, the advice route is as follows;

  • From Darwindreef: Darwindreef, cross Robert Kochplein on the south side and then follow the Gageldijk in the direction of Groenekan.
  • From Gageldijk: Keep following the Gageldijk in the direction of Groenekan.
  • From Koningin Wilhelminaweg: follow the Koningin Wilhelminaweg and then the Gageldijk follow direction Utrecht.

After the festival you can only cycle through the Gageldijk in the direction of Robert Kochplein. The Koningin Wilhelminaweg can only be reached from the Bastionweg during the outflow.

Bus tours

Planning on traveling to Soenda Festival by bus? Visit Partybussen.nl for a cozy bus trip from Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Nijmegen & many more cities.

Public Transport

Check the official NS Website or app for your trip towards Utrecht Overvecht NS Station. From Utrecht Overvecht there will depart shuttle buses to Soenda Festival. 

The first shuttle bus will depart at 11:45 AM. Buses will be available all day long. You can purchase a bus ticket for €7,-. Buy your bus tickets.

Website NS: www.ns.nl 

Shuttle bus (Utrecht Overvecht Station)

Shuttle bus tickets are available online and at the buses. Pick-up location: Utrecht Overvecht NS Station (Overvecht side). 

Car

If you travel by car, use Koningin Wilhelminaweg 517, 3737 BG Groenekan as a navigational address. 

You can buy your parking ticket in advance or on the day itself.

Hard cups

About our hard cup system

Why are we doing this?

We all are familiar with a festival-field covered with plastic cups. It does not look pretty and it is certainly not durable. This year Soenda uses reusable cups. This will save wasting 370.000 plastic cups a year. The festival will be cleaner and your drink will stay longer cool.

How does it work?

How the system works: You pay one euro for your first cup. Every time you order a new drink at the bar you hand in your old cup. If you just want to have your hands free you may exchange your cup for a coin.

Are you leaving the festival? The cup, if not damaged, can be used again. We therefore ask you to leave your cup at the bar or at the collection points. You do not get a refund, but with your euro you have contributed to a better climate. Sustainability only succeeds when we do it together! Thanks! 

What is a hard cup?

A hard cup is reusable drinking cup. You can clean it after use and use it again. The cups will be professionally cleaned. Handled with care the cup can be used up to 300 times. The cup is made of hard plastic, polypropylene (PP).

Is it more sustainable than a soft cup?

Certainly, after approximately seven times. The hard cups can be used 300 times.

Hard cups versus soft cups when burned  Number when hard cups become more durable

  • 9 - 14 times: Hard cup (PP) vs soft cup (carton)
  • 7 - 8 times: Hard cup (PP) vs soft cup (PP) 
  • 3 - 5 times: Hard cup (PP) vs soft cup (PS)
  • 2,5* – 5 times: Hard cup (PP) vs soft cup (PE)                

* OVAM analysis uses 18 LCAs

Can I take the cup home?

That is less durable. To make sure the cup is used more than seven times (or even 300 times) the cup is used by us and other events.

Why does it costs money?

This is necessary to make it financially possible. We chose not to raise the tickets, but to make our visitors aware of their contribution to recycling. To become sustainable we have to work together and this is a step in the right direction.

Plastic fun facts:

  • every year we use hundreds of millions plastic soft cups on Dutch festivals
  • 99% of this is not recycled
  • every year 4,8 million up to 12,7 million tons of plastic end up in our seas and oceans
  • 43% of this is soft plastic
  • if nothing change, our seas and oceans contain more plastic than fish in 2050
  • plastic takes more than 500 years to degrade?
  • plastic in our ecosystem is a threat to humans and animals. Even in the air, we breathe, plastic is traced

(source: Green Events)

Your hearing

Wear earplugs

Enjoying music at Soenda is great, so long as it does not damage your hearing. If you don’t own a set of earplugs, you can get one for just two tokens at any bar. These are high-quality plugs made by Pluggerz that you can wear more than once. Where do you stand? Enjoy the music as safe as possible: check which spot in the room gives you the best hearing experience but isn’t too close to the speakers. Keeping a distance from them is important: too near may damage your hearing. Give your ears some rest Find a quiet place every once in a while to give your ears a short “break”. Check out 'I love my ears' Check out ilovemyears.nl for more information about your hearing.

FAQ

Lost & Found

Lost something?

Soenda is over, you had a great time but you lost one of your personal belongings? No worries!

Send an e-mail to office@elevation-events.com and check out if your belongings have been found. 

Ticket sales

Where do I buy a ticket?

You can purchase your ticket online at the ticket shop. 

How do I find out when tickets go on sale?

Once the event date has been announced, the date at which ticket sales start will also be made public. This information can then be found on Facebook or on the event website.

Can my ticket be scanned from a mobile phone?

Yes, this is possible. Please make sure to have your ticket open and ready when waiting in line for the event. 


Lost your ticket?

Go to https://eventix.nl/search/search-tickets/ to find your tickets.

If a Soenda edition is sold out?

We urge you to buy tickets from www.ticketswap.nl. Buyers will receive a 100% new unique ticket since the original ticket that is being resold will be made invalid through Ticketswap. Please make sure you follow official channels only.

Medicine

Is it possible for me to take my medicine with me onto the event grounds?

Yes, medicine is allowed in, as long as it’s stored in its original packaging. You also have to bring your doctor’s prescription with you. All medicine brought in will be checked by medical personnel at the entrance.

 

Food and drinks

Can I bring my own food and/or drinks to the event?

No, it’s not allowed to bring food and/or drinks with you at either indoor editions or festivals.

Can food be purchased at the event?

Yes, at both indoor editions and festivals a wide selection of food can be bought.

Policy

Please check the terms & conditions for our door policy.

Volunteer

If you would like to help us out, please send an e-mail to office@elevation-events.com

Smoking

Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

Contact

Contact

For questions or suggestions, please contact Soenda either before or after the event through the phone number or e-mail address below:

Soenda B.V.
Leidseweg 125
3533 HC Utrecht
030 243 37 17
info@elevation-events.com

Press

Do you want to report about Soenda Festival? Please email us at marketing@elevation-events.com.

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