Discover Freshtival

A world that is open only once a year
Dive into the colorful, musical and wonderful world of Freshtival. Experience the best tradition of the east, together with your friends. Anything goes here, anything. Forget about your worries and indulge in THE Pentecost weekend of your life. Discover with us!

The terrain

Het Rutbeek is the magical location of Freshtival. An amazing paradise, surrounded by water, forest and a beautiful beach. A place for endless wandering and getting lost. At Freshtival, there is an adventure waiting in every corner. A total discovery in itself. Explore cozy chill out spots between the trees, the colorful decorations from branch to branch, the camp fires on the beach, the refreshing water and all the secret areas. Let’s see if you can find them! And not to forget about all the overwhelming stages… Join us!

Unbelievable stages

Wherever you’ll be or be going, there is so much to see. From the very first minute after entering the festival. The craziest and most outrageous stages, colorful, and huge. From our infamous pink church, Grolsch-area and insanely big main stage to our party-island in the middle of the lake. Or what about the brutal hardstyle area, the techno dome and the rave-caravan. Add to that all the lasers, fire cannons, kilos of confetti and spectacular fireworks, and you have the ultimate mix that will make your Pentecost weekend unforgettable.


We bring the best from the dance scene to Enschede at Pentecost. From Dutch heroes to the absolute world stars. And don’t forget the upcoming talents. Bring your friends and explore different artists, stages and genres. Go loco on fidget house, banging techno and lovely top 40, or show your moves at the future house, hardstyle, rap and reggae heroes. Discover that terrible sing-a-long song and guilty pleasure or go crazy on one of your favorite hits.

Fresh Family

Once you enter the festival site, you won’t just feel like you’re in another world; you’ll feel like you’re part of another family. The Fresh Family. Be welcome! We would be nowhere without you! All the incredible shows and amazing artists do not compare to YOU, making Freshtival really what it means! We look forward to welcoming the most fun, beautiful and nicest people from all over Europe, on 13, 14 & 15 of August.

Anything goes

When we say anything goes at Freshtival, we really mean it. Because Freshtival is one big playground. Expect dress-up parties, cheeky music, and the craziest vibes where your humor and creativity will be put to the test. Get lost in the partying, spin rounds in the Ferris wheel, sing until you can’t sing no more, dive into mosh pits, sitdowns, and jump into confetti showers with no shame. Let us surprise you. Or how we like to say it: “Escape the ordinary and dive into another world.”


Your mini-holiday will take place at Fresh Village; the greatest and craziest camping in the east. Whether you live around the corner or hail from the other side of the world – your Pentecost weekend is only complete when you and your friends set up a tent at Fresh Village. Here you can cheers and let out the party beast within together, while making new friends for life. Here we go! Join pre-parties after afterparties, barbeques and dive into the greatest silent discos in Twente. This is where we party for no less than 3 nights non-stop.

Food & Drink walhalla

All the dancing, jumping and partying makes one hungry, so we prepared a gigantic food line-up for you. One that will make you lick your fingers. From culinary dishes that make you imagine you’re in an exotic country, to the freshest sandwiches, pizzas, wok & grill meals to vegetarian and vegan delicacies. And of course we have the best fast food, French fries and fresh burgers. All that good stuff can be washed down with a lovely wine, Grolsch beer or cocktail. Take your time to indulge! Find your spot on the beach or share a table to make new friends.

Moments of Freshtival

In 2019, the wonderworld of Freshtival will open its doors for the eleventh time. How hard, fast and big everything went! From 3.000 visitors and ‘only’ 6 areas to the greatest festival in Twente with over 40.000 festival lovers from 16 countries and hundreds of top artists. We experienced so many magic moments together.

Because who was there when Sidney Samson and Erick E broke down the festival in the first year? Or six years later when we closed the weekend with the most incredible shows ever? And how about that insane mosh pit with The Opposites in 2014, in that heat? Or when when we reached the 20.000 visitor-milestone in 2017. Which also was the first year we had our own camping including a silent disco. The biggest one in Twente, that is. Wow. And how about last year: ten years of Freshtival with worldstar Sean Paul! ‘Freshtival let me hear you!’ Remember? Goosebumps…