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A field guide to Rewire 2023

03 Apr 2023

Rewire 2023 is near, but before you head to The Hague here are the last few tips to prepare for your visit. Our field guide offers tips on tickets & wristbands, registrations, venues, and other essential information. Any other urgent questions? Make sure to check our FAQ here.

1. Tickets & Wristbands

The 3-Day Passes are now sold out. Some individual day tickets are still available. The only official platform to purchase tickets for Rewire 2023 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, Paviljoensgracht 20.

The Ticket & Info Centre is your go-to for picking up your Rewire wristband, purchasing festival tickets, and picking up merch, a programme booklet, or a timetable. There will be Rewire staff ready to answer your questions.

Opening Hours Ticket and Information desk:

  • Thursday 6 April 16:00—22:00
  • Friday 7 April 10:00—01:00
  • Saturday 8 April 10:00—01:00
  • Sunday 9 April 10:00—22:30
2. Registrations

For a selection of events, we offer visitors the opportunity to ensure their spot. By registering for free, visitors will be granted early access to the venue and have a guaranteed place. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 5 minutes before the concert starts. 

Please note: registration is not mandatory. 

Thursday 6 April:
Inter/relations - opening context programme - register
Free entrance

Friday 7 April:
Ellen Fullman & The Living Earth Show - register
Access in combination with a 3-Day Pass or Friday Pass

Friday 7, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 April:
Rewire 2023 film programme - book free ticket
Access in combination with a 3-Day Pass or Day Pass, use code REWIRE#23

Saturday 8 April & Sunday 9 April:
Soundwalk: Beyond forgotten sounds - register
Free entrance

3. Timetable

To get you started with your festival planning, we created a digital timetable on our website where you can highlight and save all your favourite concerts, talks, screenings, installations, and more. View the timetable here. Do you want to plan your route on paper? We also provide a downloadable pdf that you can find here.

The Rewire 20233 timetable is also available to view on the go via our official festival app TimeSquare. Download it here.

4. Venues & Map

Rewire 2023 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 2023 locations on our Venues page. To give you a quick overview, we made a handy map.

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


5. Rewire 2023 Festival App

For this year Rewire has teamed up with TimeSquare to present an interactive festival app for Rewire 2023. 

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 included the Rewire 2023 festival playlist, where you can listen to snippets of tracks to get an idea of what to expect, whilst reading up on the latest festival news.

Download the official Rewire 2023 festival app.

6. Programme Booklet

Get familiar with the full Rewire 202 programme by checking out our programme booklet, which is now available digitally. The physical booklet will be freely available at most of our venues during the festival weekend.

Browse the full Rewire 2023 programme booklet here.

7. Rewire 2023 opening night

Opening Rewire 2023, the festival will kick off with a freely accessible opening programme on 6 April at The Grey Space in The Middle, with conversations and listening sessions introducing the festival’s theme Inter/relations

The Rewire 2023 opening night is free to attend. Register here.

Prior and during this opening programme students from Composition, ArtScience, and Sonology at the University of the Arts The Hague, will launch a special Rewire edition of the CASS concert in and around the New Music Lab at Amare under the theme of Uncovering invisible systems. The initiative looks for contributions that lift the veil off of systems that are naturally occurring, artificial, or anything existing in the in-between.

The CASS Concert is free to attend. Register here.

8. Free programme

Rewire 2023 offers a variety of experiences and activities that do not require a festival or day pass. These include:

The full Rewire 2023 discourse programme

Proximity Music: Visceral acts

Soundwalk: Beyond forgotten sounds

Rewire x Carhartt WIP in-store

Workshop & Listening Session: Musikarbeiter

9.  Context programme

The festival’s context programme Inter/relations will explore how recognizing fluid boundaries between humans, ‘nature’, and technology, and establishing connections between times and territories are fundamental for contemporary and experimental music and sound practices. Musicians and sound artists experiment with emerging and older technologies, exploring ways to tune into and expose the often invisible yet pervasive systems and networks of contemporary society. They find ways to improvise and collaborate across different time zones. Some approach the technologies they use critically, assessing forms of extraction and the ways in which natural landscapes or communities are exploited. Other artists are interested in the genealogy of instruments – the ways in which music and sound cultures travel – or in developing new contexts for forgotten or pre-colonial instruments. They invite us to listen more closely and collectively, and to recalibrate our relations with our environment.

Check out the full discourse programme here.

10. Film programme

The film programme, presented at Filmhuis Den Haag, functions as a visual counterpart to the music programme. Rewire’s 2023 film lineup embodies the key themes of this year's context programme Inter/relations, cinematically exploring and embodying questions surrounding the Instrumental Ecologies and Times and Territories throughlines of the programme.

As there is a maximum capacity of visitors for all films, we work with free online ticket registration to make sure every visitor is assured of a seat during the film. To register for a seat, you will need to purchase a free ticket through our action code REWIRE#23 via the website of Filmhuis Den Haag.

- Go to Filmhuis Den Haag's website and click 'koop tickets' for the desired film;

- You then log in to use your action code. In the shopping cart, click on 'Wil je een actiecode invoeren? Klik hier'. Enter your code REWIRE#23 and click on 'invoeren'. You will now see the card type 'Action REWIRE' appear. Click 'bestellen' and 'afrekenen';

- You will receive the free e-ticket by e-mail;

- Access in combination with a 3-Day Pass or Day Pass.

11. Listen to the festival playlist

To give you an idea of what to expect during the festival, we’ve compiled an official Rewire 2023 festival playlist. Dive in and explore before you join us in The Hague this weekend.

Listen on Spotify:


Listen on Apple Music:


Listen on BuyMusicClub