What do you get when you combine a hot lineup of alternative music artists and a safari park with roaming animals? Yep, that’s the Best Kept Secret, and no doubt it will be the most unforgettable music festival you’ll ever go to. It takes place at the Beekse Bergen, a safari park known for sweeping views that make the incredible backdrop to one epic festival weekend. That is, if you don’t mind sharing your space with tigers, bears, lions, and giraffes.
Year after year, the event has continued to impress with its lineup of acts that cater to discerning music enthusiasts looking for a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Past performers include Beck, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Two Door Cinema Club, Future Islands, Belle & Sebastian, alt-j, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Chvrches, and Father John Misty.
‘It’s no surprise that Best Kept Secret has become one of Europe’s most well-loved and respected festivals, one that will make sure your ears are treated to electrifying beats to dance to all weekend long.’
Whether you know the headliners or not, the festival is a terrific excuse to discovering new acts that you might just love. Plus, the Dutch concert crowd is well-known for their fun-loving antics and friendliness, it’ll be hard NOT to have a good time!
The festival is filled with a diverse array of opportunities for you to create your own memorable festival experience. What are you waiting for? Get in on this secret today.
Best Kept Secret is held at the Safaripark Beekse Bergen, located in the village of Hilvarenbeek south of the Netherlands. Getting to the venue is pretty simple from Belgium or Germany, as well as via the Dutch railway network which connects all cities. From Tilburg, get a shuttle bus and it will take you to the festival site in under half an hour.
The many stages of the event are just within walking distance from one another, making it simple enough for you to catch your favorite acts.
Camping is a huge part of the Best Kept Secret experience. The safari park is sprawling, it’s beautiful, and you’ll love it if you enjoy the outdoors. The camp site is massive, and you can set up your tent anywhere you want. Despite the fact that it’s a safari park, it’s completely safe and very quiet so you can get a good night’s rest. A market nearby will be selling snacks, coffee, and beer. In between concerts, take a dip in the refreshing lake or dig your toes in the sand while listening to your favorite bands rehearse.
For attendees who prefer the comfort of a hotel room, log cabins and bungalows will be made available.
Hilvarenbeek sits in the south of the Netherlands, right by the border to Belgium. After the festival, cross the border to treat yourself to the world’s best beers, fries, and chocolates in Belgium.
If you prefer to stay in the country and explore, head over to Amsterdam and immerse yourself in the charming culture, mouthwatering food, and laid-back lifestyle. History buffs will go crazy with the sheer number of historical attractions in town, and foodies will face no shortage of delectable Dutch treats both sweet and savory.
Best Kept Secret Festival takes place from May 31 to June 2, 2019.
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