Nina van Zelst
By Nina van Zelst

Over the last couple of weeks the coronavirus had spread across the entire world at a shocking rate. In The Netherlands huge measures have been taken in order to slow the spreading of the virus, that would last until at least April 6th. Unfortunately now it appears these will infiltrate our festival season as well, since the kick-off REBiRTH Festival has just officially been cancelled. 

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On the 10th, 11th and 12th of April, Haaren would be completely transformed into REBiRTH Festival’s ‘Island of Infinity’. For this edition the organisation went bigger than ever: among other things Phuture Noize would make his comeback with Silver Bullet LIVE, Gunz for Hire would host the mainstage on Sunday and there were countless of activities planned for the REBiRTH Residence. Unfortunately it has just been revealed REBiRTH Festival had to cancel the event with immense disappointment. Read the full statement by the organisation down below.

Dear fans of REBiRTH Festival,

Due to the recent developments in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we had to make the decision to cancel REBiRTH Festival in consultation with the local authorities.

We understand that this is a huge disappointment for you as visitors and fans from all around the world. We know you’ve been looking forward to the festival season kick-off at REBiRTH for months. After a year of preparation, this is also a huge deception for us as an organization.

It goes far beyond the disappointment of you as loyal fans, this also affects our artists, volunteers, employees, suppliers, and partners. You make our festival possible every year and without your involvement REBiRTH would not be REBiRTH.

We must investigate what this cancellation means in a practical sense. All ticket buyers will be informed by email as soon as possible, but no later than the 1st of May, 2020. We hope that we can celebrate the kick-off of the festival season next year once again, with you, during REBiRTH Festival.

We want to ask for your understanding. We need some time to find possibilities and solutions, all of our ticket buyers will receive an email before the 1st of May.

For more information and updates, we refer you to

“Out of the ashes of this pandemic, we hope to be reborn.”

Team REBiRTH Festival

“The hard truth is that without your time and patience REBiRTH Festival will not survive this crisis”

To REBiRTH Festival this of course is a giant hit, which is why the organisation is asking for both your time and understanding in this unfortunate situation. Everyone that bought a ticket will be informed via email before the 1st of May, so REBiRTH can come up with the best possible solution.


  • RM 24 March 2020 - 17:22

    Yes. My Sister had book the Ticket for me. I don’t know what I make with Fly -Ticket. (maybe just visit Niederlande?)
    Much Regards

    Don’t visit, don’t travel.

  • Sylvia Winter 23 March 2020 - 23:26

    Yes. My Sister had book the Ticket for me. I don’t know what I make with Fly -Ticket. (maybe just visit Niederlande?)
    Much Regards

  • dovydas 13 August 2020 - 09:41

    oh shittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!


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