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A field guide to Rewire 2022

05 Apr 2022

With Rewire 2022 just days away, we've put together a practical guide to give you a helping hand in preparing for your festival visit. Any other urgent questions? Make sure to check our FAQ here.

1. Tickets & Wristbands

Tickets for Rewire 2022 are moving fast, with 3-Day Passes now sold out. Individual day tickets are still available.

The only official outlet for purchasing tickets for Rewire 2022 online is:

Please note: to access the festival you will need to exchange your e-ticket for a wristband upon arrival at our Ticket & Info Centre, located at The Grey Space in The Middle, street address: Paviljoensgracht 20.

The Ticket & Info Centre is your go-to for picking up your Rewire wristband, purchasing festival tickets and merch and picking up a programme booklet. There will be Rewire staff ready to answer your questions. After 00.00hrs you will be able to exchange wristbands and purchase tickets at PAARD, street address: Prinsegracht 12.

Opening times:

Friday 8 April:
12.00 - 00.00 hrs at The Grey Space in The Middle
From 00.00 hrs at PAARD

Saturday 9 April:
10.30 - 00.00 hrs at The Grey Space in the Middle.
From 00.00 hrs at PAARD

Sunday 10 April:
10.30 - 22.00 hrs at The Grey Space in the Middle

2. Registrations

For five selected concerts at Amare, we offer visitors the opportunity to ensure their seat. By purchasing a €2 registration ticket per individual concert, visitors will be granted early access to the venue and have a guaranteed place. There will be a priority lane where reservation tickets will be scanned. To ensure a smooth entry and to not disturb the start of the concert, we ask visitors with a registration ticket to be there early: reservations are valid until 10 minutes before the concert starts. Please note: registration is not mandatory. 

Ryoji Ikeda & Les Percussions de Strasbourg - '100 Cymbals'
Friday 8 April

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble - 'Cellular Songs'
Friday 8 April

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Bang on a Can All-Stars - 'Memory Game'
Saturday 9 April

Sunday 10 April

Caterina Barbieri
Sunday 10 April

Read more and register here.

3. Timetable

To get started with your festival planning, we’ve created a digital timetable on our website for you to browse, as well as a downloadable pdf. With a wide range of different concerts, talks, screenings, installations and more, it’ll be a busy weekend, so make sure to mark your favourite artists in your calendar. View the timetable here.

The timetable is also available to view on the go via our official festival app. Download it here.

4. Venues & Map

Rewire 2022 is spread across 20 stages at 16 different venues in The Hague’s city centre.Most venues are within walking distance of each other, and it shouldn’t take you more than a quick stroll to get from one to the other. Koninklijke Schouwburg and West Den Haag can be reached by taking Tram 16 from Central Station to the Korte Voorhout stop. You can find information about each of the Rewire 2022 locations at Venues. To give you a quick overview, we’ve made a handy map.

Please note that all venues have a max capacity. Be sure to be on time to avoid missing out on a specific performance.


5. Rewire 2022 Festival App

For the first time, Rewire has teamed up with Timesquare to present an interactive festival app for Rewire 2022. 

The app allows you to explore the timetable and programme, and plan your own festival routes by saving your favourite artists, with the option to receive a reminder when these performances are due to take place. The interactive festival map allows you to easily navigate the festival locations. Additionally, we’ve included the Rewire 2022 festival playlist, where you can listen to snippets of tracks to get an idea what to expect, whilst reading up on the latest festival news.

Download the official Rewire 2022 festival app for free here.

6. Programme Booklet

Get familiar with the full Rewire 2022 programme by checking out our programme booklet, which is now available digitally. The physical booklet will be freely available at the ticket and information desks during the festival weekend.

Browse the full Rewire 2022 programme booklet here

7. Rewire 2022 Prelude

On the eve of this year’s festival, the Royal Conservatoire presents a special prelude concert with free admittance on the 7th of April in the Ensemble Hall of the Royal Conservatoire in Amare. The programme, labelled ‘The Garden of Ryoan-gi’, offers a retrospective of the nearly complete piano (keyboard) oeuvre of the late composer Louis Andriessen. There will also be two online talks which are free to access, and one film screening ‘A Symphony of Noise: Matthew Herbert’s Revolution’ which you can purchase individual tickets for here.

The Rewire 2022 prelude is free to attend. Find out more here.

8. Free programme

Rewire 2022 offers a variety of experiences and activities that don’t require a festival or day pass. These include:

The full Rewire 2022 discourse programme

Proximity Music: Sensing After Thought
Sounding The Spui

Rewire x Carhartt in-store

Plastic Healing Altar

Find out more about the concerts, shows, talks and installations that are accessible for the general public with free admission here.

9. Discourse programme

The 2022 discourse programme continues the exploration of the wider context surrounding the performances and projects presented at Rewire. Returning as an in-person festival, it’s been necessary to consider the systems, routines and practices that have been in place and how these have changed or been paused; the way audiences gathered and felt familiar, and how, for many, this feeling of closeness and community may now feel strange and take time to regain. This has resulted into three thematic sections; RITUAL, curated in collaboration with media researcher and musician Katía Truijen, functions as a multitude of compositions for cohesion and community. AFFECT, created in collaboration with scholar and curator Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta, explores how the notion of affect can help us understand the sensorial and emotional relationship we have to sound and music. NOISE, in collaboration with urban researcher Caroline Claus and Leiden’s Professor of Auditory Culture and Music Philosophy, Marcel Cobussen, challenges us to consider - and reconsider - what the term ‘noise’ means and what it does.

Check out the full discourse programme here.

10. Film programme

Expand your festival experience with our film programme, exploring key themes and artists through a cinematic lens. This year’s programme, screened at Filmhuis Den Haag, includes two film works by Meredith Monk, a documentary on the inquisitive artistic practice of Matthew Herbert, 35mm film works by Daïchi Saïto and Peter Tscherkassky and more.

Browse the full film programme here.

11. COVID-19 Policy

From 23 March, the Dutch government lifted all of its COVID-19 measures. Visitors no longer need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result to enter the festival. Mouth masks and social distancing are no longer mandatory. We encourage all visitors to be mindful of the safety of fellow festival visitors.

Visitors travelling to the Netherlands from the EU or Schengen don't need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result upon arrival.

Visitors travelling from outside of the EU/Schengen area might need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result. For more information, please check here.  

12. Listen to the festival playlist

To give you an idea of what to expect during the festival, we’ve compiled an official Rewire 2022 festival playlist. Dive in this week before you join us in The Hague this weekend!

Listen on Spotify:


Listen on Apple Music: