A guide to Incubate 2016

August 31, 2016

A guide to Incubate 2016

Photo by Minco den Heyer

From September 8 to 11 Tilburg will again be home to the Incubate festival. It brings more than 100 artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Incubate is known for its diverse line-up, ranging from
music, arts, film, theater and even games! With over 10 venues, Incubate might awe you in its scope. That's why we set up this handy survival guide to make sure you will get the most out of your visit. 

We have also made a page with answers to your most prominent questions. Check out this practical information and feel free to contact us via social media if you have any unanswered questions.



The Thurston Moore Group

Ranging from black metal to free-jazz and back to electronic music, Incubate has a lot to offer in terms of music. We divided our line-up in various genres to give you a quick overview on what we have to offer. You can check out all of the performing artists and projects on our line-up page.


‘Mein Liebling’ - TRASH

We offer many theater shows during our festival, like Play it Back, which investigates the 'fake and real' and Pandora v.0.2 beta about the influence of everydays' digital technologies on society. The peformances will take place in NS16 and in the theater venue NWE Vorst.



'A Tape Runs On In Silence’ - Jens Standke

Visual art is also a big part of Incubate. This edition we have exciting art by Jens Standke and Martijn Hendriks! The exposition 'A Tape Runs On In Silence' by Jens Standke is composed of images and sounds. These sounds are translations of materials, like dust particles, collected on duct tape. Another project is 'Spoon' by Martijn Hendriks. This sculpture will be placed in a rental Volvo parked in the city centre of Tilburg.



Best of Borscht - experimental cinema from Miami

This year the theme of our film programme is Best of Borscht. In cooperation with arthouse theater Cinecitta Tilburg, we offer four days of 90 minutes during which you can enjoy short films that are all involved around Miami. Talented filmmakers Jonathan Kane and Keisha Witherspoon will represent Borscht during this film festival. They will be present in Cinecitta every day to introduce you to the world of Borscht and are happy to answer all of your questions during a Q&A after each program.



Incubate Arcade: Women in Games and The New Intimacy

This year Incubate offers a broad range of interactive installations, games and workshops from game developers all over the world. During Incubate Arcade theater De NWE Vorst will be transformed into a playable exhibition with a selection of the best creative indie games. 

The themes of this year will be Women in Games and The New Intimacy. The New Intimacy focuses on the rise of alternative ways to interact with the screen and experimental approaches to experience a game while playing together. With Women in Games we are inviting women who have contributed to the games industry to show their work and tell about their experiences with making games.


Incubate Zero (FREE!)

Zero programme #incu16

Incubate Zero is the freely accesible programme of Incubate. During the four days of the festival, from September 8 until September 11, eight local bands will perform in various pubs and hangouts in the city of Tilburg. Moreover, there will be a silent disco with six different DJ's in the Iconostase sculpture designed by Yona Friedman! While the DJ's are busy turning their tables, light artist Marco Broeders will impress us with special lighting and effects for the sculpture.

Afterparty: Helemaal van de Plaat Metalfest

This year the official afterparty for Incubate 2016 will take place at Café Extase. The party will kick off on Sunday, September 11 at 23:00. During the 'Helemaal van de Plaat Metalfest' (Totally of the Record Metalfest) some of the most iconic classic albums will be played in its entirety. There will be vinyls, smoke, lights and a lot of party vibes!


With over 100+ artists and different disciplines we can understand you might have some trouble planning all of that awesomeness. Below you'll find some options to make your life during #incu16 a bit easier. 


Timetable - My Incubate

You can use the My Incubate function to create your own time schedule with your favorite artists in just a few clicks. This gives you a personalized schedule showcasing all of your favorite acts. 

Next to this you can also download our timetable for the weekend programme as a PDF file. If you pick up your wristband at the Incubate ticket & info center you will also receive a printed version. Keep in mind that times and venues in our timetable are subject to change.

Urban campsite

Urban Campsite 2016

We offer you a pleasant and comfortable place down at the Incubate campsite. It is located in Spoorzone, at just a 10 minute walk from the Tilburg central station. You'll find all the facilities you need: breakfast, hot showers, toilets, and even security to take care of your stuff. Tickets are available here!


Stay tuned at our Facebook page, make sure to let your friends know your coming by attending the Incubate September event and follow us on Twitter for all practical info!

The tickets for Incubate are online right now!

Weekendticket: €60,- (excl. service charges)
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Dayticket: €22,50,- (excl. service charges)