Blend 2021 on-site 7+8 Oct @ Pier 15 (NL)
Blend 2021 online only 3+4 Nov @ Online Hub

What is a ‘Coronavirus Entry Pass’ and where do I get it? 

We’re happy to be organising a real-life event again! But when it comes to COVID-19, there are still some rules to abide by in order to keep it safe for everyone involved. In order to gain access to the venue you’re required to show a Coronavirus Entry Pass or Digital COVID Certificate (DCC). This can either be (1) proof of vaccination, (2) proof of recovery or (3) a negative test result. If you have a Coronavirus Entry Pass based on a negative test result, you must have been tested no more than 24 hours before the start of the event. If your test result is older than that, you should get tested again so you can attend the event.

You can use the app CoronaCheck to create your Coronavirus Entry Pass. Please make sure you have downloaded the app onto your smartphone and uploaded your proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or negative test result in advance. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can print a COVID-certificate via the CoronaCheck-website.

IMPORTANT: Please note that if you cannot provide proper proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or negative test result, you will be denied access to the venue.

Do I need a Coronavirus Entry Pass to sit on the Pier 15 terrace?  

No, the outside area of Pier15 is freely accessible for anyone. You will not be required to show a Coronavirus Entry Pass. However, we still have a few rules you must abide by:

  • If you have any COVID-related symptoms, you stay at home
  • Respect each other, keep 1,5m distance
  • Follow the indicated routing
  • Wash them hands!

On the terrace you have free access to an outdoor program which includes interactive installations and a short film program!

Can I buy a ticket for more than one part of the program?

Absolutely! Due to limited seating, we have decided to divide our main program into six parts, so that we can allow more people to get a seat for a presentation that interests them. Each block focusses on its own theme and artists. You’re completely free to buy a ticket for more than one block. However, please make sure to use the ticket when you buy it! If, for whatever reason, you’re no longer able to join us, please send an e-mail to info@weareplaygrounds.nl so that we can give the seat to someone else.

At the venue

  • Please note that at the main stage in the skate hall we don’t maintain 1,5 meters distance
  • We will place seats for 75% of the capacity of the venue
  • We will place desinfectie gels to disinfect your hands
  • If you feel, you’ll need a face mask, please reach out to us: we’ll have a stash available
  • Please respect each other, give each other space

How does registration work for Blend online only? 

If you’ve bought a ticket for the on-site festival, you automatically get access to the online edition on 3+4 November. If you only want to join the online edition, make sure to get your ‘free online only ticket’ on our online hub.  A link will be send to your email address which directs you to our registration page. Leave your details and confirm. A day before the event you will receive a separate link to our online festival location. There you can use your email address and chosen password to login (please note: the online festival location will not be ‘open’ before 3 November).


I cannot sign in. What now?

Did you fully register or just send in your mail address? In case of the latter, please check your mail (and your SPAM folder) with more info to complete your registration.

Please refresh your browser and try again.

Doesn’t work? Please restart your computer. Yes. We really said it, turn it off and on again.

Still no luck? Please contact us via info@weareplaygrounds.nl or send a WhatsApp via +31 40 30 98 017


Where is the afterparty?

If you’re joining us on-site: Pier 15 is where we’ll be! Their terrace is open until 00:00h.
If you can’t get enough of our online edition: Discord is the place to be! Dance away!


Do the artists get paid for their talk during the festival?

Every artist in our line-up is offered an artist fee. It is of the utmost importance for us that we grant a fair fee for their time and expertise.

We are offering the online edition for free to support the international creative community. Here in the Netherlands where we are based, we are incredible lucky to have access to a good health care system and although it has been a rocky ride, Covid has not struck the way it did in other countries like India or in South-America. We think it is so important to give back to the international community and reach out and connect with artists around the globe. With the help of our amazing sponsors and funding partners we are able to offer this festival for free.


We do a partly refund, of 5 euro per ticket. We have extremely limited seats on-site at Pier15. Please be so kind to let us know you cannot make it, so others can join. You can also donate the price you paid for your ticket to Playgrounds, but it still would be wonderful if you inform us if you cannot make it.

Info for your administration

We don’t hand out invoices. All information including info regarding VAT is on your ticket and confirmation mail. Our business address is: Playgrounds, Bayeuxlaan 7, 5654AX Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

House rules & Regulations Playgrounds

– All registration tickets are strictly personal;

– It is prohibited to record the talks on any device. Want to share the fun you are having during Blend on your social media channels? Please do so respectfully. Don’t share more than 1 recorded minute at a time and don’t record more than 5 minutes from a talk or panel. If you participate in a side program you are kindly asked to share only still images, should you wish to. If an artist mentions that no images are to be shared online, please respect this decision;

– Only only event: please be respectful to the artists and each other in the chat;

– The program is tentative and submissive to change. Playgrounds keeps an up to date time schedule on this site. All rights are reserved.

My question is not answered. Whom can I contact?

You can contact our production office via info@weareplaygrounds.nl or send a WhatsApp via +31 40 30 98 017