In 2023, we presented one of the biggest expansions of the festival in years. Darklands now offers a unique meeting place in front of the festival venue. This area is called ‘The Void Hangout’ and is accessible for everyone, free of charge. You don’t need to purchase a ticket to enter!

The Void Hangout

The Void Hangout is located in a large tent at the festival entrance.

It houses a bar & a food take-out with a wide selection of delicious snacks and full meals all prepared by our great new catering company, that spoiled us already in 2023.
A variety of activities and entertainment will be unveiled in the coming months.

The complex will also house the wristband exchange, box office and lockers so you can use your locker during a visit at The Void Hangout and throughout the entire festival.

The Void Hangout opens on Wednesday from 2 – 10 pm. And from Thursday to Sunday daily from 10 am – 10 pm. Last drinks at 9:30 pm as we close at 10 pm to give our neighbours a good night sleep.

The perfect place to hang out!

Tokens sale

At The Void Hangout, you can purchase tokens in advance. Tokens can be used at the Daytime festival, the parties (Mayhem, Fusion, Rage, Fury) and The Void Hangout bar & food take-out. 

There is a second token sales point in Hall 1 that stays open all night after token sale at The Void Hangout closes at 9:30 pm.

Special Events

The special events at The Void Hangout are open to all, no ticket required to visit.

WED 28 FEBRUARY7 – 10 pmFetish United Social (hosted by MSC)
THU 29 FEBRUARY7 – 10 pmLeather social (hosted by MSC)
FRI 1 MARCH6-9 pmSkins & Punks BBQ
  More events coming soon

Early wristband collection

You can exchange any of your entrance tickets and some of the add-ons for a wristband in advance at the wristband exchange desk, located in The Void Hangout. This way  you won’t need to queue at a later time.

During the 2024 edition, you can exchange these tickets for wristbands at the early exchange desk:
– Entry tickets (Alpha Madness, Madness, Daytime Festival, Single party tickets)
– Add-ons (Horsefair)

For other add-ons such as Dinners, Masterclasses, Showtunes, the Bustours and Citywalks, simply bring your ticket along for confirmation. No wristband required.

For the Beyond Classic concert you present your ticket at the entrance of the concert hall. No need to exchange them for a wristband.


WED 28 FEBRUARY2 – 10 pm
THU 29 FEBRUARY10 am – 3 am
FRI 1 MARCH10 am – 6 am
SAT 2 MARCH10 am – 6 am
SUN 3 MARCH10 am – 1 am

While the bar and food at The Void Hangout closes at 10 pm, the wristband pick-up desk and locker area remains accessible during the entire festival opening hours.


Opening hours

WED 28 February
THU 29 February
2 pm  – 10 pm
10 am – 10 pm
10 am – 10 pm
10 am – 10 pm
10 am – 10 pm

Last drinks at 9:30pm


At Waagnatie
in front of the Darklands Festival venue.
Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerpen