Surrounded by vinyl culture

07 March 2023

You're thinking about visiting the Haarlem Vinyl Festival, but have no clue what to expect? Allow us to break it down for you.


The Haarlem Vinyl Festival program starts Friday morning with a conference program at Philharmonie, bringing together producers, creators and every kind of vinyl enthusiast. Over a wide range of interactive sessions, Q&A's and presentations, we highlight the old and the new in global vinyl culture. The afternoon program gets into full swing with concerts at Patronaat and Philharmonie, listening sessions in selected bars around the town and much more. And the best part is that everything is within easy walking distance. That said, if you want to catch some of our offering of slightly obscure vinyl-only DJ sets, you might want to hop on a bike and head to the outskirts of Haarlem. 


It's crate-diggers' paradise as you join the hunt for that new sonic gem, starting with a large outdoor vinyl market - hosted by Record Planet - zigzagging through the streets of the old town. The Philharmonie takes centre stage with everything based around vinyl culture, including vinyl auctions, the opportunity to get a quote by our team of experts on the latest addition to your collection, Q&A's with artists who will be performing in the nighttime program, and much more. Join multiple listening sessions, take the art route or chill out and catch a film at one of the theaters before grooving to the Saturday evening program of concerts, live performances and DJ sets.


After a late breakfast at one of the many fine cafés and eateries Haarlem has to offer, take a final stroll around the city, and perhaps visit the second day of the record fair. The concert program starts around noon, while the arts and culture program runs all day. The Philharmonie will play host to one more day of vinyl culture so, if you are still looking to get your final dose of black gold, you need to look no further. The evening the program will take its final spin before we say goodbye to the first ever Haarlem Vinyl Festival.

Ticket info

This post marks the release of a limited amount of Vinyl Culture tickets against early bird rate (€25,- instead of €37,50). With this ticket you get a wristband allowing you to go to the three day Vinyl Culture program with full access to the talks and interviews, auctions & vinyl validation sessions, plus the arts & culture route and much more. You will also get a good discount on merchandise.

Program ideas

Got some ideas to share with the Haarlem Vinyl Festival program team? Send your message to We look forward to receiving your ideas about topics and artists.