THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION
The second edition of The Sound Of Revolution is taking place on the 4th of November at the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. No less than 21 hardcore and punk bands are playing on three stages across the venue. With Sick Of It All (USA), Cro-Mags (USA), Stars and Stripes (USA), Battery (USA), Cold World (USA), No Warning (CA), Dog Eat Dog (USA), No Turning Back (NL), Slapshot (USA), Backtrack (USA), 100 Demons (USA), Right Direction (NL), Wisdom In Chains (USA), Lion’s Law (FR), Bishops Green (CA), Knuckledust (UK), Strength For A Reason (USA), Slander (IT), Hawser (NL), Brick By Brick (USA), and This Means War! (NL/BE), this years edition is a dream line up for every hardcore and punk fan.
The Sound Of Revolution was created in 2016 when agent Martijn van den Heuvel joined the Loud Noise team. Martijn is the frontman for Dutch hardcore band No Turning Back for 20 years now and always had a profound connection to the hardcore scene. “Touring the world for 20 years has connected me thoroughly with a lot of hardcore bands and band members, who I am proud to call friends now”, says Van Den Heuvel. “For years it was my dream to promote a hardcore festival, having bands and idols from my youth to come and play. With The Sound Of Revolution, this became a reality”.
Klokgebouw in Eindhoven (Netherlands) was also the venue for the first edition of The Sound Of Revolution, on Saturday November 19th, 2016. Featuring bands such as Ignite (USA), Cockney Rejects (UK), Judge (USA), Discharge (UK), No Turning Back (NL), Discipline (NL), Lifeless (USA), Angel Crew (NL/BE) and World Eater (DE), the festival was sold out days in advance with 3600 visitors.
Festival area and time schedule
The Sound Of Revolution takes place at the venue Klokgebouw, next to the train station Strijp-S in Eindhoven. The doors open at 12:00 and the first bands starts at 13:30. You can reach the trainstation Strijp-S easily by public transport. Read more on that below. The second edition of the festival will take place on November 4th, 2017. At the festival site, you will get a wrist band with which you can re-enter all day and evening.
The venue is easily accessible with public transportation, next to the train station Eindhoven Strijp-S. You can either arrive here directly by train, or take a bus from the central station in Eindhoven. For train times, please check the website of the Dutch train service: NS.nl (available in English). For busses and door-to-door info, check the website 9292.nl (also available in English).
Tokens and catering
You can pay for food and drinks with tokens. You can buy tokens in the hall where the food and merchandise is. The tokens cost €2.75 each and can be paid for by debit or with cash. Please note that some registers are ‘Cash Only’ so you can’t pay by debit card at these registers. You can’t withdraw any extra cash at the registers, but you can pay for a lot by debit. Please note: we have noticed that not all credit cards work with our pin machines, so if you are in doubt, bring some cash, just to be safe.
During The Sound Of Revolution, we are working with a deposit system for our plastic cups. This that the first time you buy a drink, you will pay two tokens. One token counts as the deposit for the plastic cup. Whenever you get a new drink, you give the people at the bar a new taken and your cup, to get a new drink. You can exchange your cup for a token any time of the day and any left-over tokens, you can exchange at one of the registers. The other option is to trade in your hard, plastic cup for a soft cup with a new drink at the bar from 23:30 onwards.
If you have tokens left over at the end of the festival, you can exchange them at one of the registers for cash. Or, at the end of the evening, from 23:30 on, you can trade in your hard, plastic cup for a soft cup with a drink at the bar.
There is a food court preset with vegan food, vegetarian food and food for carnivores. You can buy food with festival tokens.
18+ wrist bands
Are you 18, but look younger? Get your special 18+ wristband at the Information desk! If there is any doubt about your age at the bar, all you have to do is show your 18+ wristband to get your beer. But if we doubt your age and you don’t have a wristband, you will not be served any alcohol! So if you think you have a “baby face,” avoid discussions at the bar and get your 18+ wristband at the Information desk, which you can find at the entrance area of the building.
The venue is accessible for people with disabilities. There will be no additional platform for people in weelchairs, but there are toilets with extra space and more. Since there are no lifts, it is not possible for people with disabilities or in weelchairs to access the balcony.
The Sound Of Revolution is a festival organized and produced entirely by volunteers. So be nice, to us and to each other! Everyone is making an effort to make sure it’s a fun and enjoyable party. Drink plenty of water when it’s hot and don’t forget to eat during the evening. Take care of yourself and the people around you, on the festival grounds and in the rest of the city. Think about your ears and wear ear protection. Don’t harass people with other beliefs, just show them music lovers áre open-minded.
The Sound Of Revolution makes an effort to get the best bands to Eindhoven. But unfortunately we cannot avoid accidents or a band has to cancel their whole tour. We can’t do refunds because your favorite band cancelled.
It should all go without saying, but just to make things clear for everyone, here’s a list
of things that you are not permitted to bring into the building: Your own food/drinks (unless you have a special diet or medication, and then only after you have permission), glass, surf boards or other attributes to crowd surf with, weapons of any kind or sharp objects, pets and animals, drugs (Klokgebouw has a zero tolerance policy, and we urge you to respect this), flagpoles with flags, umbrellas, canes (with the exception on those medically necessity). Professional photo/film/sound gear is only permitted after strict permission from our organization.
Of course you can bring along: normal (digital)cameras, little spray cans with deodorant and belts. Are you having doubts whether you can take something or someone with you? Ask us!
Children aged 16 and younger are permitted only with guidance and if they have ear protection! Selling items of any kind without our consent is strictly forbidden. Climbing, fighting and stealing are also forbidden. To make a long story short: don’t be an asshole!
If you act inappropriately, you will be removed from the festival. If you have caused damage, you will be charged for the costs. Because we want to keep the festival fun for everyone, provocative clothing will not be allowed. You can (i.e. must!) leave it home.
The Sound Of Revolution is organised by: Loud Noise
Programming and organisation: Martijn van den Heuvel, Tjerk Maas, Paul van Berlo
Production: Marcel van der Vliet, Marcel Verheijen, Vera Streefland
Artist production: Sander Janssen
PR and marketing: Janis van Lokven, Laetitia Abbenes
Volunteers: Erwin Restiau
Artwork and design: Sly Masmeijer
Website: Andreas Meerstra
The Sound Of Revolution mainly run by volunteers!
If you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us. For general inquiries, please use the contact form below. If you have a question regarding the booking, mail martijn [at] loudnoise.nl. For press/interview inquiries, contact janis [at] loudnoise.nl or l.abbenes [at] loudnoise.nl.