Here we go! This is the timetable for Kingsday 👯‍♀️ International highlights and Enske’s finest assisting us in dancing into the night 🌚

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It’s starting to look really good!

27 April (Kingsday) DE REACTIE returns to the terrain of Universiteit Twente, Enschede. Make sure you RSVP and check out the line-up below!

THE ADVENT (live) (UK)

No ticket yet? The loyalty presale will start on Tuesday at 19:00h, ONLY via whatsapp. These loyalty tickets are 3 euros less, and we have only 500. Make sure you receive our messages by sending “hello” to 06 – 111 6666 8. Please note: if you have received these messages before, then you won’t need to sign up again.

Still have your ticket from the canceled edition of DE REACTIE last November? Then you’re sorted for this coming edition.




The weather forecasts are amazing, the terrain is looking lovely and the wait is almost over! We’re more than ready. How about you? Just to be sure, have a look at the final important info for Wednesday.

Universiteit Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede.

We start at 14:00 and continue until midnight. Come early to avoid potential waiting times at the entrance!

\Bring something warm
The weather forecasts are fantastic indeed! However, it can cool off quite a bit in the evening. A nice and warm jumper is definitely recommended.

This event is outdoor, but the main stage is sheltered. The second area is out in the open. Dancing in the sun or forgetting the time in a dark techno structure, the choice is yours!

\Corona restrictions
We’ll give you the short answer: none!

\Sun block
This is allowed on to the terrain, but no spray bottles and only new bottles that are still sealed.

Yes, there is a food court! Tacos, pasta, wraps, but also hamburgers and fries.

Find it here.

\Age restrictions
The minimum age for this event is 18. Make sure you bring valid ID as it can be asked for at the event.

There are lockers on the terrain. The size is 30cm wide, 40cm deep and 24cm high. You can get your locker for €10,-.

Smoking is not allowed under any sheltered space. This means you can only smoke in open spaces. Cigarettes are not sold during DE REACTIE.

\In & out
After leaving the terrain it is not possible to come back inside.

\Card payment
We accept them.

There are still tickets available, but be quick.

\Personalize tickets
Don’t forget to personalize your tickets via Paylogic. You can still change the name on your ticket via the order page. You can access this page via your order comfirmation email.

\Selling tickets
You can on Ticketswap. Using SecureSwap, sold tickets are exchanged for a new ticket that reflects the name of the new owner. The old ticket is then made invalid.

\Lost a ticket
You can request Paylogic to send all your known orders here here. Still having trouble? You can always contact Paylogic Customer Service via e-mail or phone.

\Bicycles and (share)scooters
Er is een onbewaakte fietsenstalling to place your bicycle or (share)scooter.

Parking is free on the FC Twente’s/Grolsch Veste’s parking lot. Address: Colosseum 65, Enschede. Follow the signs.

DE REACTIE takes place at a 10 min walk from Enschede Kennispark station. Keep in mind that the train schedule is different on Kingsday. Plan your trip prior to the event via NS. Make sure you double check that you can make it home on time.

Make sure the driver followes the “Taxi” signs towards the taxi stop, which is located on walking distance from the terrain. When leaving the event, taxi’s will be ready at the designated taxi stop.

\Kiss and ride
This is clearly indicated with signs and easily accessible for both visitors and drivers.

\Lost something?
During and after the event, we collect all found items at security at the main entrance. Items like passports, ID cards and driver’s licenses will be handed over at the town hall. Other items like phones and keys will be submitted on the website “Verloren of gevonden” as soon as possible.

\Other questions
Have a look at our FAQ. Still didn’t find what you’re looking for? Send an email to: info@basicgrooves.nl.




While a blissful reunion was taking place in the sun, others stepped into the dark tunnel. It was a day to never forget 💕 Behold how exquisitely everything was photographed by Rachel Ecclestone, Stef van Oosterhout and Mark Ooms.

The full album can be found here.




A perfect day in the sun and a simmering experience in the tunnel. It took place parallel during DE REACTIE, but was compiled in this phenomenal video. Sound on, curtains closed, and back to Wednesday…


Basic Grooves - A dedicated group of music fans.


Basic Grooves is one of the longest running techno organisations in The Netherlands. The infamous club nights have become a corner stone of the techno scene in the east. In recent years, artists like Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Dave Clarke, DVS1, Avalon Emerson, Charlotte de Witte and Paula Temple found their way to Enschede to headline the events.

Founded in 1996, the club nights were intended as a response to the rising popularity of electronic music events. The club nights quickly became a breeding ground for a generation of new artists and promoters, ranging from Joris Voorn to Brent Roozendaal.

The club nights are followed by a huge rave on Kingsday (27 April) by the name of DE REACTIE. The location for this rave is Langezijds, a former chemistry laboratory on the campus of Universiteit Twente. April 2019 will be the last chance to experience this incredible location, as it is scheduled for renovations.

Last but not least, Basic Grooves is behind the only techno festival this side of the country: Onder De Radar Festival. This house & techno festival takes place at an abandoned military airbase in Enschede. The first edition was a huge success, with positive reviews from Resident Advisor and many of the artists on the line-up. The second edition is set for the 27th of July, and it’s going to be something to look out for.

All in all, the passion for techno is our guide. Techno events by a dedicated group of music fans.





Things are moving and it shows! It’s no surprise really, now that the government is opening our industry as well, without any restrictions.

The regular presale for DE REACTIE 2022 starts at 16:00h today. 👏  The prospects are good with an artist like Dax J: a headliner of note that hasn’t played our side of the country before. Or VTSS, who managed to steal our hearts in one night with her incredible set in the Muziekcentrum last fall.

Click here to go to the ticket shop (opens at 16:00h on 18/02)




Location reveal, anyone? This is where it’s happening the 27th. And as you can see we’re going all out this year. Kingsday, Universiteit Twente, Enschede. We bring the music and drinks, you bring your dance crew. Deal?

Get your ticket today!




Not to be missed: accessibility for DE REACTIE! Our location on Universiteit Twente can be found easily in several ways. If you’re having trouble finding your way with 9292, here’s a few options to consider:

🚲 +/- 15 minutes from Enschede station
🚆 +/- 15 minute walk from Enschede Kennispark station
🚌 +/- 5 minute walk from Kennispark/UT bus stop
🚗  free parking at Grolsch Veste

Make sure you have a good look at the last option to come home in case you choose public transport. Of course there is plenty of space for all your bicycles and share scooters!




The tide is turning! Slowly but surely more and more positive sounds are doing the rounds, and it’s sounding optimistic through the grapevine. With DE REACTIE (Kingsdag) on our horizon, our hearts are starting to beat faster as well.

But as it often is, we first have to cash in another setback. We won’t be able to get a permit for the Drukpershal, even though this was all sorted for the edition in November. But after over 2 years of cancellations this on top? No way. If we can’t get a characteristic industrial location for our event, then we’ll build one our damn selves!

We’re getting a one time opportunity to build our own location on the beautiful terrain of the Universiteit Twente campus. More info on the new presale and line-up will follow soon! And regarding DE REACTIE in the Drukpershal: stay tuned…




Yet another surprise! A second stage in intimate setting is a longstanding tradition for DE REACTIE. This year however, you’ll find this stage on the grass between the trees. 27 April (Kingsday) together with Enschede’s finest:

Joep & Remma
Naru Kami




Here we go! This is the timetable for Kingsday 👯‍♀️ International highlights and Enske’s finest assisting us in dancing into the night 🌚

Save the picture below to your phone!

No ticket yet? Be quick!

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