Friday 28 May & Saturday 29 May


Sniester 2020 goes on to 2021! The Hagues very own festival for all things rock ‘n roll continues on to 2021. Due to measures concerning Corona, the 2020 edition had to be cancelled. Tickets for the 2020 edition will however stay valid for 2021 – please visit for more information! Sniester 2021 takes place on the 28th and 29th of May 2021.


The pop district of The Hague is bracing itself for an even harder edition of the Sniester city festival on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May 2020. With DOOL, Show Me The Body (USA), The Homesick, Heavy Lungs (UK) and Saint Agnes (UK) as the first announcements, we set the tone for a rocking and rattling line-up.

With members of The Devil’s Blood, Elle Bandita and Ryanne van Dorst up front, DOOL is fast becoming the largest Dutch hard band. Add to that an exclusive show from NYC-based Show Me The Body, a band that NME has described as “The world’s most terrifying live band” and the tone for Sniester 2020 is set. The Dutch band, The Homesick, is also doing well. The band just signed a contract with the legendary Sub Pop (which brought us, among other things, “Bleach” from Nirvana) and British bands Heavy Lungs and Saint Agnes probably also have a shitload of energy with all Brexit emotions still fresh in their hearts. All in all a promising line-up for lovers of raw, energetic and alternative.
More names will be announced soon.

Festivaltickets are on sale now. An Early Bird ticket for € 25.00, as long as they’re available. A regular festivalticket costs €30,00 (inc. fee). Day tickets, if available, are only sold on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May at the PAARD box office.

Koop festival tickets
  • Popdistrict: Paard, Grote Markt en meer
  • 16:00
  • 16:00

DOOL, Show Me The Body (USA), The Homesick, Heavy Lungs (UK), Saint Agnes (UK). More tba!

Sniester City Festival started in 2013 as a dream project by a few friendly programmers from The Hague with the aim of only acts with an uncut raw energy. Today Sniester is the Hague music festival for everything that rocks, regardless of genre.

The stages can be found throughout the city. From PAARD and De Zwarte Ruiter to coffee shops, galleries, theateres, cellars and foyers. Sniester offers a large-scale program at intimate locations.

We werden overrompeld door de diversiteit. Zoveel te zien, zoveel te beleven. Sniester is een soort kermis voor muziekliefhebbers vol kleurtjes, lichtjes, geluiden plus veel eten en drinken. Het leven is goed op Sniester!

The Daily Indie