Posted: 04 October 2023, 11:40 hour
From July 13th to July 19th, 2024, Nijmegen will once again celebrate seven days of festivities during the 53rd edition of the Vierdaagsefeesten. Most stages, squares, and parks are annually filled by the same organizer. This organizer has a four-year contract from ACBN Evenementenbureau, the organization behind Vierdaagsefeesten. These contracts currently run until 2025, so most locations are already booked. However, last year, Plein 1944 was unexpectedly left vacant at the last minute, which is why this location is now available for a new four-year contract. The organization that previously filled Plein 1944 is still considering whether they will submit a plan again.
For years, this square has been a gathering place for people of all ages to enjoy exciting, interactive live performances. From rock to dance and from the 90s to tribute acts, it catered to a diverse range of musical tastes. The search is now on for the continuation of this concept: a large stage with medium-sized programming featuring well-known artists. Given the location’s position in the city, it is also important to have daytime activities.
Criteria for the selection process
Until November 15th, entrepreneurs can submit a proposal for the utilization of Plein 1944 to the Vierdaagsefeesten. Subsequently, an assessment will be made to determine if the application aligns with the objectives of the Vierdaagsefeesten (a freely accessible, diverse, and high-quality event) and adds substantive value to the existing offerings. Local parties from Nijmegen are given priority in this process, as are collaborations between parties. Organizations must also be able to meet stringent safety requirements and take into account the possibilities of the locations. Additionally, consideration will be given to the organizer's experience, the substantive quality of the program, and the measures taken to organize as sustainably as possible. Hence, becoming an organizer at the Vierdaagsefeesten is not a straightforward process.
Be a part of the largest event in the Netherlands
When your plan is selected at one of these locations, you are guaranteed to be part of the largest event in the Netherlands for four years, allowing you to build something beautiful at the same location for multiple years. By participating in the general permit application of the Vierdaagsefeesten, overarching matters such as crowd control, accessibility, and safety are well taken care of. You will also automatically be involved in initiatives like the Vierdaagsefeesten's circular cup system, and your program will be highlighted on all marketing channels of the Vierdaagsefeesten.
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