Information about Appelpop in English

Appelpop is a free festival in Tiel, the Netherlands. It is one of the largest and most popular festivals in the Netherlands. Recent editions of the two day festival were visited by over 100.000 people. Visitors and artists appreciate the unique atmosphere and the location of the festival. Appelpop takes place in a beautiful location next to the town centre of Tiel and the river Waal, which is Europe’s most intensively used waterway.

The 25th edition of Appelpop takes place on September 9 and 10, 2016. When the full line-up is announced you will find it under ‘Programma’ in the menu. When you click on the band names, you find some information in Dutch which you probably can not understand. However, on the same page are also YouTube videos to give you an impression of what their music is like.  The band page also includes links to the band website, Facebook etc.

No tickets, free festival!

Since Appelpop is a free festival, no tickets are sold. Many volunteers and festival sponsors make a free Appelpop festival possible. If someone tries to sell you a ticket for the Appelpop festival, please contact the festival organisers.


Getting there

Tiel can be reached by car or train. More detailed travel information will be published a few weeks prior to the festival. Traveling by public transport or staying on one of the campsites is the least stressful way to enjoy the festival.

Plan your trip carefully, check:



There is no camp site on the festival ground. Shuttle busses take you to a camping just outside town, for which a reservation can be made through (this is an external party service for which Appelpop is not responsible and the website is unfortunately in Dutch). This website is a co-operation of campings in the Tiel area.

You can also make a reservation at: Hotel Tiel, +31 344 622020,



Journalists or photographers who want to attend the Appelpop festival and/or have an interview with one of the bands or the organisers can contact the communications team through



The Appelpop volunteers make great efforts to keep the toilets reasonably clean. An official merchandise shop and information desk are available.


Disabled info

Appelpop is committed to make the event as accessible as possible and efforts have been made to achieve this where reasonable. A viewing platform for wheelchair users is positioned near the Main Stage and Go-Tan Stage. An accessible toilet is available.



We are really pleased with attention of national and international bands. However, we can offer only 26 bands the opportunity to play. Almost all of those bands are famous acts booked through well known agencies. Please do not send us your CD. This is a waste of your energy and money. If you want our attention, please send us an email ( with a link to your music (for example Soundcloud or Bandcamp).We unfortunately can not guarantee a reply to those emails.


Your opinion

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The Appelpop festival was first organised in 1992. The 25rd edition of the event takes place on 9 and 10 September 2016. Past headliners of Appelpop are, among others: Madness (UK), BUSH (UK), Alphabeat (DK), Gabriella Cilmi (AUS), Caro Emerald (NL), Golden Earring (NL), Babylon Circus (F), Within Temptation (NL), Yellow Claw (NL), The BossHoss (D), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Boo! (RSA), Anouk (NL), Kensington (NL) and K’s Choice (B). Other bands that performed in the past include Blood Red Shoes (UK), Kill it Kid (UK), Mamas Gun (UK), The Virginmarys (UK), Bombay Show Pig (NL), Mister and Mississippi (NL).