Festivals

Playgrounds Festival

Vanguard artist talks, live performances, music, graffiti, tattoo artists, indie games, an expo by leading international illustrators and designers, food trucks, and much more!


Playgrounds showcases and celebrates the creative image. They stimulate new developments, signal innovative movements, they inspire an international creative industry and connect you to the best and brightest artists and animators, extraordinary filmmakers, game-, sound- and graphic designers.

For more than ten years they organise several Playgrounds conferences. A bi-annual momentum where the international creative industry comes together. Where you get inspired by artist talks, workshops, films and masterclasses. Where you meet your biggest heroes and witness mesmerizing performances. In the spring they offer you Playgrounds Blend with a catwalk of cutting edge creativity and in the autumn Playgrounds The Art Department which focuses on the design process of film, animation and games.

Throughout the year, they present multiple Playgrounds Sessions: our fest in a box! One night only events with lectures by cutting edge artists. Playgrounds Expos showcase original artworks, short films and fresh graphic design. And each year we support amazing talents in our tailor-made talent program Next.

Online their community provides you with a variety of content about the industry and your heroes.

During Playgrounds Blend, they’ll be showcasing a catwalk of inspiring, progressive and innovative makers who are known for stretching outside of a genre and mashing more things up. You will be able to pick their brains, see how they did it, how they started, what they studied, how they became famous as well as what amazing projects they are tackling at the moment.

In Breda they’ll embark yet on another adventure, as the festival will take place at skatepark Pier15. On 4 & 5 April they’ll take over the area and would love to meet you at this inspiring venue. Prepare for a Blend of vanguard artist talks, live performances, music, graffiti, tattoo artists, indie games, an expo by leading international illustrators and designers, food trucks, and much more!

In Amsterdam they’ll be hosting Blend at the amazing art deco venue Tuschinski on 8 April. A unique opportunity to mix the old with the new and merge the rich history of the venue with the future of the moving image.

Tickets can be purched at https://playgrounds.stager.nl/...
€90 full pass | €45 2 day ticket Breda | €30 day ticket Thursday Breda | €20 evening ticket Thursday Breda | €45 day ticket Amsterdam | €25 evening ticket Amsterdam

For more information about the Playground Festival check out their site at https://weareplaygrounds.nl/