Backstage: Useful Information

Merch Service

We understand that Brexit makes it hard for you to bring merch with you to the festival, but we also know that the Left of the Dial audience loves buying merch. We don’t have a solution for CDs, vinyl, etc. yet, but we can help you out with T shirts, long sleeves and sweatshirts!

In the venue ´Arminius´ there will be a merch stand run by Left of the Dial staff. They’re ready to sell whatever you brought. After the festival all revenue will be transferred to you by PayPal. If you’re unable to bring T shirts, long sleeves or sweatshirts, don’t worry you can use the Left of the Dial Merchandise Service. This is for all bands, not only UK bands! Click here for more information about our Merchandise Service.

Travel information

You can stay in the Netherlands without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period.

Travelling to the Netherlands: negative COVID-19 test result is no longer required.

If your musical instruments or equipment are in your baggage or a vehicle (‘accompanied’ – carried or taken by an individual in their personal baggage, or a vehicle, which travel with the individual throughout their journey), u an ATA Carnet is not required. You can do this if your musical instruments or equipment are for personal or business use.

If your musical instruments or equipment aren’t accompanied (‘unaccompanied’ – moved as freight by a haulier and/or transport operator where the individual is not present), you have to use an ATA Carnet as a temporary admission procedure.

For more information, please check here


Several media outlets will visit Left of the Dial. However much we would like to, we can’t force them to see every show every day. If you want to contact any members of the press to explain to them why they absolutely have to come to your gig, please feel free to use this list! These press contacts are all fully registered and this page is regularly updated with new contacts. Click here for the list

Festival information
Some artists have applied for subsidies and asked us for more information about the festival, so based on their questions, we’ve made this fact sheet. Feel free to use it and in there’s any information missing, please let us know, we’ll gladly update the document.  Click here to download it.

Other information 
Parking spaces are scarce in Rotterdam, so please let us know well in advance if you need one.

Artists wristbands will be available for you on show days. If you want to visit the festival other days as well, let us know and we’ll be happy to get you a general wristband.