Welcome to the most dedicated campsite in the East, welcome to our BASECAMP. The new base for fighters who can’t get enough of AIRFORCE. Prepare for a strictly secret operation with a big pre-party, massive afterparty and badass activities. Set up your tent together with your party crew and become part of this mission! Check the instructions below and discover what awaits you.
Whether you live closeby or far away; experience the AIRFORCE in full force at BASECAMP. From Friday to Sunday morning, your tent right next to the runway, between the hangars, radar towers and F16 shelters. Immerse yourself in this mission and party twice as hard and long. This will be the place where you and your friends start with, yes… fúll power and leave with muscle aches.
Why one day AIRFORCE Festival, when the best freestyle, hardcore and raw hardstyle artists get together on Friday already for a rock-hard pre-party? Why not end AIRFORCE on Saturday night with an even wilder afterparty? Party on until 04:00 and vibrate out of your tent with the same hard kicks the next day again. Here we don’t hold back, we go maximum. Chaos, disorder… you ain’t ready for this….
Between the F16 shelters, radar towers and hangars there is even more heavy artillery: the best of the best artists. From hardcore and industrial to raw hardstyle and freestyle. Start your AIRFORCE mission in style with a massive pre-party and end it with a massive after party!
The best of the best: a former military base as campsite. Runway, radar towers, F16 shelters, trucks, hangars and bunkers. Do we need to say more? From the very first moment you make your shelter here, you imagine yourself in military territory.
Of course this campsite is fully equipped. After a morning, a day and a night of hard partying, a shower is not an unnecessary luxury. Not even on a military basis. We also have a mini-supermarket and an inflate service for your airbeds. In case you still need to catch your breath from all the madness.
At BASECAMP one thing is certain: you sleep in style. In your own tent on the BASECAMP campsite, festipi’s or in dark green, army tents. But we can assure you: there is not much time to sleep…
Please note: festival and camping tickets are not included with the accommodations!
F-16 shelters B-526 & B-527 will be established as hangout, pre-party and afterparty areas. A nice retreat or a warm-up for the AIRFORCE violence which then erupts.
In addition to all that bouncing, sweating and partying; a shower, a clean toilet and a charging point for your phone might be nice. At BASECAMP you will find all the facilities that you and your friends need to survive AIRFORCE.
Hey Basecamper! You’re amongst a select fellowship that resides at the AIRFORCE camping. To make your BASECAMP experience unforgettable, we do have a couple of guidelines to make sure everything goes smoothly. Please have a good look at these rules before you storm down our entrance gates with all your belongings.
The camping is next tot he festival site at the former Military Airbase Twenthe. Therefore you can make your way from your tent to your favorite artist within no-time.
The navigation address is Oldenzaalsestraat 1042, 7524 AJ, Enschede. Make sure you switch off your GPS as soon as you see the yellow ‘Camping’ signs.
Arriving by public transport? Take the shuttle bus from Enschede central station to BASECAMP. (Note: only on Saturdays!). Get your shuttle bus return ticket here.
Shuttle bus operational hours:
Saturday: 11:00 – 0:30 u
Are you coming by car?
With a valid parking ticket you have access to the parking area that’s located directly next to the camping site. For more information about transport, check this page.
Entering BASECAMP is only allowed with a valid camping ticket, which can be purchased here. Your bags will be checked at the entrance to see if your items are allowed. Please carefully read the camping regulations to find out what is and what is not allowed on the camping.
Yep! No problem. The wristband (camping + festival) allows you to leave the terrain (via the camping entrance) and return without hassle. Please note that bringing drinks onto the camping site is allowed only once, you will be checked for this at the entrance.
We sure took disabled people into consideration for the BASECAMP camping! Please notify us by mail, they will take you through the possibilities. Please notify us by email, so that together we can look for a suitable campsite spot.
The currency on AIRFORCE Festival and BASECAMP are our tokens, which you can use on Friday and Saturday. Tokens can be purchased at the camping with your bank card and credit card (Mastercard / VISA / Maestro) and in cash.
If you need to bring your medication to the camping site or the festival, please inform us on which medication you need by filling out this form, and share a doctor’s note stating this as well. After approval, you are allowed to bring this medication onto the terrain (do not forget to bring the doctor’s note to the event!).
Ehh, how about no? We provide chill-out areas with crackling fires on the camping site, but making your own fire is not allowed. This also applies to fireworks and big BBQ’s.
Anything that might negatively influence the experience of others, is not allowed on the terrain. In case of doubt or disccusion about the regulations, the organization will always have the final say. Any violation of these rules will lead to removal from the camping and a denial of access to AIRFORCE Festival.
BASECAMP opens her gates on Friday 2 August at 15:00 and closes on Sunday 4 August at 12:00 (noon).
The camping needs to be clear and tidy at 12:00 (noon) on Monday 7 June.
The size of the tent needs to be reasonable compared to the amount of people sleeping inside. There is no size limit, but please be considerate and don’t take more than 2 m2 per person. You can’t just place your tent anywhere. The organization / camping host will get you a nice spot that keeps the fire exits clear.
Yes you can! However, the same regulations apply as for normal tents. Party tents can only be placed at the direction of the organization / camping host, and may be 3 x 3 m max. It is not allowed to create a circle of tents with a party tent in the center.
You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to! Aside from your own tent, there are 2 options for spending the night at BASECAMP. For example, go for a pre-set Festipi or an army tent. Check them out here!
Check in is possible on:
Friday: between 15:00 and 22:00
Saturday: between 10:00 and 15:00
Our advice: come on time, so you don’t have to miss anything;)
Check out is possible until Sunday 12:00 (noon). After that, your spot on the camping (and the entire camping) needs to be clear and tidy.
Yes, but always consult the organization / camping host before you do.
A ‘AIRFORCE Festival + Camping’-ticket give you a standard camping place on BASECAMP. So, take your camping gear from the attic, bring your own tent and sleeping gear and set up your tent together with your friends in the sun. Better!
Does camping not suit you? Do you value a little bit more luxury? But would you still like to stay nearby the festival site? Make use of the multiple hotels nearby Enschede. Be sure to book the right nights before making your reservation. Check the several options here.
Do you love camping, but you also enjoy some comfort and luxury? The ready-made tents at AIRFORCE Festival are there so you don’t have to worry about setting up camp, AND you’ll have a guaranteed to sleep on a good camping spot.
Please note! Limited availability.
Check out the several options below:
No, caravans and campers are not allowed. You may only enter the campsite with a tent or if you have booked a festipi or army tent. Check out the possibilities of the pre-positioned tents here.
There are no power and running water facilities at the actual camping spots. Of course there are plenty of possibilities for charging your phone, blow-drying your hair or drinking a glass of water.
Powerbanks are available in the supermarket on the camping.
Sure thing! After a long day of partying you can sure use a good shower… and it’s at no extra costs!
You can store all your valuables safely in one of the lockers. Want to make sure you secure yours already? Order one here!
You can park your car at walking distance from BASECAMP on the parking space! So you do not have to drag far with all your things and you can park close by. Just follow the yellow signs.
We have a good couple of activities waiting for you at the very first camping edition of BASECAMP. Best prepare yourself for the brutal pre- & afterparties on the AIRFORCE Festival camping!
Hell yes! This year there are even pre and after parties.
The last massive banger and then it’s over. The music fades out and the masses proceed to the exit. Or not. Don’t you just never wanna go home again? At BASECAMP the (welcome)party starts at Friday already, and continues on the Saturday. Until 04:00h we host the maddest afterparty in Twente! After that… your bed will be nice and closeby! (In case you want to sleep 😉 )
At the camping you’ll find the BASECAMP mini-supermarket, where you’ll be provided with food, drinks and other useful camping items that you may have forgotten. More information about what specifically will be offered in the mini supermarket will follow!
Bringing food and drinks onto the camping is allowed only the first time, when checking in. After that it’s not allowed anymore. Each visitor is allowed to bring:
Glassware is always forbidden!!
Of course there are enough cold (soda) drinks available at the BASECAMP supermarket for reasonable prices. The exact range of the mini supermarket will follow.
Special BBQ spots have been set up at the campsite where you and your friends can use the shared barbecues free of charge. Suppose there are no more places at these BBQ spots, you can buy a disposable BBQ at the mini supermarket or bring your own disposable BBQ from home.
Pay attention! Only disposable BBQs are allowed, so leave those big things at home!