About Plugged Festival


Plugged Festival: a festival for students from Eindhoven

Plugged Festival was first created by a group of students who wanted to share their love for live music and decided to organize a festival. By hanging “bands wanted” posters all over the university campus, they tried to get in touch with enthusiastic musicians. The first edition of the festival in 2013 turned out to be a great success, with many talented artists and an awesome audience. In the last few years, Plugged Festival has evolved into the major music event of the TU/e. With five years of experience, the Plugged Festival crew will try their best to make Plugged 2018 an absolute success! Keep an eye on our website and follow Plugged Festival on Facebook to stay updated about Plugged 2018.



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Plugged 2018: Save the date!

Plugged will be back in 2018! The next edition for the music festival for students, by students is already in the making, and the date is already known.


When: 7 June 2018

Where: TU/e campus, Eindhoven


Details about the theme, program and line-up will follow later this year.

So save the date and be sure not to miss this edition! Also, band scouting will start shortly. If you want to play Plugged 2018 with your band, keep an eye on our website or Facebook page, where we will inform you about the sing-up procedure.

Line-up 2018




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Plugged Festival shared Waltzburg's post.2 days ago
Waltzburg will perform at Sziget Festival Nederland this summer on behalf of 3FM!

PEER, Waltzburg & FFOOSS were in the race for a place in the line-up of this popular Hungarian festival yesterday.

Very cool to see that two of the bands in the line-up for Plugged 2018 participated. This makes us even more excited to see Waltzburg and PEER give an awesome performance coming June. Congratz Waltzburg!
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Vote for Plugged in The Rabobank Clubkas Campagne!

Until the 30th of April, all members of the Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven can vote for their favorite organization. And Plugged Festival is joining the campagne!

Vote via: https://www.clubkascampagne.nl/eindhoven-veldhoven/clubkascampagne

ps. If you vote for us, please also vote for SSRE Verhuist & Hypar 🙂
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These three bands have two things in common: their catchy songs and unlimited energy on stage. Therefore we are more than happy to announce that Windup Space, Cloud Cukkoo and Mr Stone and the Black Dogs will play at Plugged 2018, check them out! BTW it is only 48 days till Plugged 2018!
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Plugged Festival shared Cursor TU Eindhoven's post.7 days ago
The Cursor TU Eindhoven wrote a nice article about our explosive number of band subscriptions and the new collaborations that we have this year. Read the piece here: https://www.cursor.tue.nl/nieuws/2018/april/week-3/bands-in-de-rij-voor-studentenfestival-plugged/
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Together with Altstadt Eindhoven, we proudly present our third act to be revealed: PEER!

Accessible indie rock with energy bouncing off in every direction. On stage the chemistry between these four musicians is palpable: dynamic rock with a Arctic Monkeys edge and memorable melodious choruses. These young musicians from Middelburg have already appeared at many major festivals, won numerous competitions and received glowing reviews. Just like some previous acts of Plugged Festival already did, PEER will very likely conquer the country with their catchy tunes!

Check out some music here:
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Do you think you can do this better? Post your video with the Plugged Guitar below this post and win some awesome prizes!

At this moment, the Plugged Guitar is located in the canteen of Metaforum, but it will be moving all around the campus in the coming weeks. Show your musicality to your fellow students/colleagues and share it with us! 🙂
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Date: Thursday 7 June 2018; Location: Eindhoven University of Technology (5 minute walk from railway station, see below); Entrance: Free.

Attend on Facebook to stay updated!


Previous years

These bands have played Plugged Festival before:

Plugged Festival 2017:

Plugged Festival 2016:

Plugged Festival 2015:

Plugged Festival 2014:

Plugged Festival 2013:

Line-up 2017

16:30 / 17:00

Vera Zane

This singer-songwriter act from Eindhoven formed in the roots of the Rock City Institute. From alternative to heavy rock music, this group makes up for a great starting act. Be sure to view their facebook and don’t miss out on the first act of Plugged Festival of this year.



17:05 / 17:35

Walk the Vehicle

Again from Eindhoven, this band has great songs of acoustic rock, which they also performed at this year’s Kleine Prijs. Already well known in the region, the previous acts showed much quality, so definitely visit the act of the students Bas, Casper and Camiel. Also, check out their facebook.




17:40 / 18:25


The upcoming band from Eindhoven has very energetic pop/rock acts you do not want to miss. The group of 4 students is currently working on their first EP, which will be released on May 6th in the Effenaar.  You might want to check out their upcoming EP with Plugged, right on the campus.



18:30 / 19:00

Goddammit Mike

This group of four also performed at the Kleine Prijs with some indie rock/pop. This fresh, not too heavy mix of singles creates the unique band that will be playing around dinner time. They achieve to build an amazing ambiance, so join the festival and share an act of catchy singles.

and @http://www.goddammitmike.nl/


19:05 / 19:50

Aeris Brass Band

Performing prime-time, this brass band always creates a party with their New-Orleans influence. Using funky instruments like the percussion, the largest band of this year’s edition gets you in the mood for more acts to come. Clocking in just after 7, this act is the definitive follow-up of the student bars and Protagoras. No is not an option here.


19:55 / 20:55

Robin Hood

An act which will definitely give you some extra energy. Mixing hardrock with garage influences, the band has some heavy stoner rock in their portfolio. The three from a town near Eindhoven has played in the Gaslab before, performing at the Kleine Prijs.


20:30 / 21:15

The Stangs

In February, this act released their first EP, Parable. Situated in The Hague, this band plays Dune beat, some funky and relaxing 70’s music. Already they have had some serious location, such as Doornroosje and Poppodium Underground. As they are getting attention with social media and record labels, you don’t want to miss out on this genuine act. Listen to their EP here.

and @https://www.facebook.com

21:15 / 22:00


This band from Nijmegen presents itself as an energetic band with very up-beat and danceable tunes. As the main act of SG, they complete this year’s second stage with an authentic festival-vibe. Their reputation includes the major locations in their hometown and getting their track on 3FM without promotion. A great act for the hyped crowd and the late to join.


22:00 / 23:00

Black Mable Selection

Representing the last mainstage act, this band already has quite a fanbase in and around Eindhoven. With rock-type beats they will build up the energy even further. The Black Marble Selection, BMS for short, is the act of our festival and is one you do not want to miss.

and @https://www.facebook.com


23:00 / 00:00

DJ Cerious

 The closing act of the festival will have the DJ of SSRE. He will continue the vibe for another our and leaving everyone tired at midnight. This is the hour where you want to grab a last (or not) beer.



Band Registration

Band registrations for Plugged Festival 2018 have been closed: registration for this year’s edition is not possible anymore. But don’t worry: Plugged Festival will be organized again next year, so keep an eye on this website and don’t miss out on next year’s registration!

Did you register your band for Plugged Festival 2018 before February 4th? You will be contacted soon by the organization about the status of your registration. Every band that has registered will receive an update by mail.

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