Your mini-vacation will start on Friday when you arrive at the Defqon.1 Island. After you have put up your tent with your friends, or dropped your bags in your Ultimate or Deluxe tent, you and your friends can scope out the campsite and enjoy the array of activities we have on offer. Or maybe you’re ready to jump up and down to the pounding sounds of some of world’s best hardstyle DJs, starting at 5pm sharp. This will mark the Defqon.1 Festival’s official opening.

Kandi Workshop

The communal area will host its own Kandi making workshop. Create your very own memorable Defqon.1 bracelets, to keep or swap with your newfound friends.

Fire and Poi Twirling Demonstration

The very talented and well-known Cem will be demonstrating his amazing Fire and Poi Twirling skills. Cem lives and breathes the skills of Poi Twirling so it’s perfect to pick up some skills from an absolute master!

International Food Market

Sample a delicious variety of fresh international cuisine, from handmade Italian pizzas to Mexican nachos, Dutch pancakes, gozleme and sushi, which are just some of the tempting bites that are on offer to the campers.

Defqon.1 Merchandise Stand

Need an extra warm layer? Looking to spice up your Defqon.1 outfit? Find out what’s hot at the Defqon.1 Camping Merchandise Stand, which offers a range of warm hoodies and other accessories.

Arcade Alley

Remember good old Pac Man, and what about Space Invaders? Fancy a game of table tennis? Arcade Alley is where it’s all happening. Can you top the final score and beat your mates under the pressure? Become Defqon.1′s Arcade Champion!


Rise and shine sleepy heads – it’s Saturday morning and time for the main event to kick off! Have something hearty for breakfast, and get ready to unleash the beast. Hot water showers are available onsite so you can scrub up and get your raving clothes on.

You can enter the main festival from 10:45am, and you will be able to re-enter the campsite during the festival from 7pm again.
When the party finishes, you and your friends can return to the campgrounds where you can chill out and have a drink, or get some rest and relive your festival day in a laser-filled dreamland. Sweet dreams!


Ohhh no! It’s Sunday morning and your Defqon.1 weekend is coming to a close. If you need a sleep in – enjoy till 12pm. Time to grab your belongings and board the free shuttle service to Penrith Station, or via your own vehicle in the car park. Time to farewell your newfound friends, and wish them well until next year’s edition of Defqon.1.