About Sniester

Sniester 2021 will be the seventh edition of The Hague’s most energetic and eclectic music discovery festival.

Every year thousands of music aficionados, Dutch and from abroad, find their way to Sniester festival, attracted by the good vibes and energetic, international line-up. Sniester Festival is a beloved city music event that marks the start of the summer festival season for The Hague. For 2 days, the heart of the city is buzzing with sonic fireworks on several stages in The Hagues Popdistrict. Participating locations are among others Paard, de Zwarte Ruiter, Bleyenberg and Het Magazijn.



At Sniester, you can expect the unexpected – genre is unimportant, quality, originality and authentic energy rule supreme. From the outset on Day 1, Sniesters goal and intent was to be a stage for ‘one of a kind’ live acts. Sniester celebrates the unique, the compelling and the brave: artists with an elusive energy that announces to their audience that something special will happen at each show. This may be a popular artist or a new band, it might be a tear-jerking rendition of beautiful acoustic melodies on guitar, a hip-hop duo that builds a state of ecstasy, or a death metal band with two destructive drummers. Plan to be surprised.



Sniester Sunday is the realm to Sniester Junior: the free festival day for children, where they can participate in shenanigans that would never be permitted on any other day of the year. Stagediving, playing electric guitar on full volume, having your hair dyed and even getting your first (fake) piercing or tattoo – anything goes on Sniester Junior. Parents can crash on the terrace (nursing a potential hangover) while the kids take center stage.

First acts of 2020 announced!