FESTIVAL information


Over The Top is an annual two-day festival in Lichtenvoorde (the Netherlands). During the Pentecost weekend in springtime, the Swite grounds are transformed into an oasis of party, theater, relaxation and much more. Every year, around 5,000 people head over to Over The Top to escape the daily routines for a short while and focus on just one thing: pure fun!

For over 10 years, visitors of all ages have been entertained at the Over The Top festival with music, theater, an extensive lineup for children, comedy and many performances. Almost every genre of music is represented on four stages and surprising acts are performed in hidden places on the festival grounds. Over The Top means a whole weekend of insane party fun!


Saturday: 12.00  – 00.00 
Sunday: 12.00 – 00.00  

It’s a real pain in the ass if you have to carry all your belongings with you and you’re not even allowed to take them onto the festival grounds. So, leave the following at home: (alcoholic) beverages, food, professional video/photo equipment, drones or recording equipment. Want to photograph with professional equipment? Then go to the press page to apply for accreditation.

You can! You will be handed a festival entry wristband at the entrance, which will allow you to enter and exit the festival throughout the day.

Yes, we are keeping up with the times. You can use your bank card at the cash register and at the token counter!

You can buy these at the token booth where you can pay with card and cash. Tokens can be returned for cash at the token booth until 00.30 a.m. on the festival day. After that this is no longer possible. Tokens from previous editions are no longer valid.

No need! Our festival site is very compact and clear! When you spin around once, you’ve actually spotted almost everything.

Lost a key, phone, artificial hip, nose flute or demented neighbour at Over The Top? We collect all found objects during the festival and keep them at the information desk/entrance box office. Did you realize you lost something after the festival? Send us an email! If we have found it, we will let you know where you can pick it up.

Alcohol at Over The Top is only allowed at the age of eighteen and older, just like in the rest of the Netherlands. There are strict controls on alcohol consumption by minors and resale at our festival by so-called BOA’s.

People who are obviously under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be refused entry to the festival grounds. No claim can be made for a refund of admission tickets.

There is a disabled toilet on the festival terrain. If you want to use this, please report to the First Aid. They can show you the way to the disabled toilet.

You can recognize them by the familiar white flag with a red cross on it. You will find them near the toilets. The first aiders also walk around the festival grounds.

This is not an option on our festival grounds, but for those people who don’t feel like staying sober on the weekend or taking an expensive cab, we provide some tips on where to stay near the festival.

You are not allowed to bring your hand-tamed ferret, groomed pony, fighting cock or any other pet to Over The Top.

medications can be refrigerated at the emergency room

Wise move! Your ears need to be taken care of. You can purchase earplugs at our token booth.


We do not have a parking lot at our festival site. Free parking is available at the following locations:

During Over The Top, parking in the streets surrounding the festival grounds is forbidden

Congratulations, you are doing well! The entrance to our festival site is on Gert Reindersstraat. Follow the signs to our festival site and voila! You can park your bike in the designated bike parking across the road.

Navigate to the Gert Reindersstraat in Lichtenvoorde and follow the signs backstage to Over The Top Festival.

Navigate to the Pastoor Sandersstraat 3 in Lichtenvoorde and follow the signs backstage to Over The Top Festival.


There are four ticket types:

  • Early Bird Combinationticket (Saturday & Sunday): limited availability!
  • Combinationticket (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Day ticket Saturday
  • Day ticket Sunday

Children up to 13 years old have free access to Over The Top. More information about the ticket types can be found on the ticket page. Ticket prices exclude €1,- service costs per ticket.

Children up to 13 years old have free entry to Over The Top. 

You can buy Tickets in our ticket shop on our website. We do not have physical sale addresses.

Did you buy one ticket too many or are you unable to come to the festival? We will not refund the tickets, but we always recommend to put your ticket on ticketswap.com. Never sell your ticket on any other shady reseller.

Lost your ticket mate? No worries. Click here and you’ll be helped.

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Would you like to perform at Over The Top? Awesome! We would love that! However, we receive dozens of requests per week in our inbox and we only have a limited number of places. Our programmers look at every mail, but we only answer if we have found a suitable spot within our line-up.

If you do not receive a response, then unfortunately we do not have a place for you this year. Feel free to try again next year. Make sure you email us before February 1st, otherwise there is a good chance we have already arranged the line-up.

Tip: Send us videos of your band / act live in action. No studio recordings. You can reach our programmers at info@overdetopfestival.nl

We are honored that you would like to come to our festival to sell your goods! But at this time, we unfortunately do not have room for additional caterers due to sufficient supply.


We understand that as a real press junkie you don’t want to miss a thing of our fantastic party. We love that, but please send us an email for accreditation!

Looking for high-res footage? Then visit our press page.

Did you know that Over The Top is organized entirely by volunteers? It’s really true! Would you like to help with the construction and deconstruction of the festival? Or would you like to help during the festival as a volunteer? Then sign up (like over 200 others) at vrijwilligers@overdetopfestival.nl


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