• 4 JULY until
    8 JULY 2024
  • KLOSTER
  • GRAEFENTHAL
  • GOCH

A sanctuary for free spiritswhere old friends meet and new friendships for life arise.

After last year’s memorable (and almost sold out) edition, we are once again on the sacred grounds of monastery Graefenthal, from Thursday 4 to Monday 8 July.
Immerse yourself in a long weekend full of memorable moments, a true feast for the senses. Discover the deeper meaning of coming together as we experience an unforgettable time, imbued with precious memories that will resonate in our hearts forever. Memento offers a unique opportunity to enjoy life in all its splendor, surrounded by like-minded people who understand the art of celebration.

FESTIVAL

Off the beaten track….

Step into a world of endless possibilities, because Memento opens its gates on Thursday at 4:00 PM. Off the beaten track. Are you ready to go on a magical festival weekend this summer? From July 4 to 8, a breathtaking 13th-century monastery near Nijmegen will transform into the stage for Memento Festival. This is not just any festival; it is a 24/7 experience with the best disco, deep house, tech house, trance and melodic techno beats, presented by top national and international artists. At Memento we celebrate life like no one else does. Hard.

Location

Only once a year is an event the size of Memento allowed to take place in the magical surroundings of the historic Klooster Graefenthal. We realize how special this is and are very grateful for that.

The monastery is located just across the German border near Nijmegen, only an hour and a half from Amsterdam and an hour from Utrecht.

Address:
Monastery Graefenthal
Maasstraße 48-50 (Parking Maasstraße 56)
47574 Goch
Germany

Graefenthal is a historic monastery dating back to the 11th century. The monastery is surrounded by a wall and borders the Reichswald.

PROGRAM

Music

Step into a world of endless possibilities, because Memento opens its gates on Thursday at 4:00 PM. Off the beaten track. Together we set the tone for an unforgettable experience. All weekend long you will be treated to a musical journey of unprecedented heights.

Be seduced by our carefully selected mix of national and international musical heroes, who provide live acts and DJ sets that touch the soul. Expect a groundbreaking journey through genres such as ambient, indie house, organic house, disco, deep house, tech house, trance and melodic techno.

We will announce the line-up during the course of the year. If you want to get a feel for it, take a look at the 2023 line-up here.

Memento’s musical mix consists of well-known names and emerging talent. Both live and DJ. Expect a mix of ambient, melodic techno, disco, deep house, organic house, trance, indie house, tech house and progressive.

Art & Live Performances

There’s more to Memento than just music. Art and live performances are an essential part of the experience. Do you want to contribute to our festival? Let us know by sending an e-mail to activities@ilmemento.com.

Recharge program

During the day there’s a lot to discover. Go on adventures, recharge and grow. Our activities are free for all participants except for the massages. Expect yoga, meditation, art, theatre and more surprises. Memento also has a wellness area with massages, face painting, sensual experiences and fortune tellers. The full program will be released soon.

HOSTINGS

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LINEUP 2023

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INFO

From Thursday the 4th of July at 16.00h until Monday the 8th of July at 12.00h you will enjoy an amazing curated blend of live acts and DJs. Wellness, art, theater, (spirtual) workshops, good healthy food and a family of like minded party animals.

Our festival is for everyone who wants to celebrate life with us for a weekend. Lovers of refined electronic music come together here. Looking for a weekend escape from everyday reality, or wanting to deepen in all areas of life. Here you meet new friends in a surrealistically beautiful environment.

MEMENTO makes no distinction between camping and festival grounds. It is a temporary village where everyone can camp wherever they want. With a wide range of healthy, (vegetarian / vegan) organic food you will not be short of anything. To ensure that our hardworking food truck owners don’t travel to Goch for nothing, as a visitor you are not allowed to bring your own meals or drinks (small snacks are the exception). We have of course taken this into account in the ticket price and the prices of the food.

The choice is huge and there is a 24-hour bar where food is available day and night. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all kinds of snacks are all available so that you don’t go hungry.

Everyone’s responsible for treating both the environment and the monastery with care. This also means that you’re responsible for your own trash. That’s why we will give you a trash bag at the entrance. At the end of the weekend you will receive your deposit back once you hand in a full trash bag. Let’s keep this world a beautiful place together. A perfect holy party ground is a clean holy party ground.

At the entrance you will receive a recycle coin from us. You can use this coin to get a plastic cup at the bar. You also return this cup to the bar when you get the next drink. If you lose a cup, we charge 1,50 EURO per cup. You can also exchange your cups for a recycling coin. Cups cannot be exchanged for cash.

You can also bring your own empty 0.5 L water bottle, which you can refill at one of the water points.

The entire campsite is within the walls of the monastery so everything is within walking distance. Small tents are available to rent in advance, complete with an air mattress and bedding. The tents will be set up and collected for you. So full service! If you bring your own tent, you can choose a spot on the site. Our camping boss will give some instructions here and there so that everyone has a pleasant temporary home.

Party tents and the like are not allowed because of the space and the burden on nature.

Important to know:

Bring a hammer for your pegs as the ground can be hard in places
There is no electricity on the campsite. Air mattresses can be inflated at the camping shop.
Phones can be charged at the camping shop.
More information about the campsite and more can be found on our FAQ page.

FAQ

Pre-Register

Weekend
A weekend ticket gives you access to the festival from Thursday 6:00 PM to Monday 12:00 PM and starts at €160 (including ticket fee and €5 leave no trace bag). These tickets automatically include a spot at the campsite.

Day tickets
There are three types of day tickets available: a Friday, Saturday and Sunday ticket. With a day ticket you are welcome between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. These tickets start at €45 (incl. ticket fee)

With a Camping Ticket on Friday, Saturday or Sunday you can stay at the campsite for a night. A camping ticket is per person per night and available in the shop. Example: Suppose you come on Friday and Saturday, then you buy a Friday + Saturday ticket and a Camping ticket Saturday and Sunday. If you come by car, you can buy a Weekend Parking ticket. If you want a locker, buy a Locker Weekend ticket.

Camper and Caravan Tickets

This year it is only possible to come to the festival with your own camper (unfortunately it is no longer possible to come with a caravan). You must purchase a separate ticket for this (€185 excluding entrance). There are pitches available measuring 5x6m without electricity. If your vehicle is larger than 6m, you need two camper tickets. These tickets are for a maximum of 2 people per camper. If you want more people in your camper, you must purchase the ticket “Camper ticket 1 person extra” for each additional person.

Group tickets
Group tickets are available for 10+1 people. You then buy 10 tickets and get 11!

Parking
Parking tickets are available for the weekend €32.50 (incl ticket fee) and for a day €22.50 (incl ticket fee).

Lockers
There are lockers available. You must reserve your locker in advance in the ticket shop. There is one type of locker available. There are lockers for €17.50 for an entire weekend (+€10 deposit) and €12.50 for a day (+€10 deposit).

Are there also door sales?
The past editions of our festivals were sold out in advance, so the chance of door sales is minimal.

TENTS AND CAMPING

Don’t have your own tent, or can’t bring one? Then you can rent a fully furnished tent from us. Each tent is equipped for two people.

We offer the following tent:


The MEMENTO TIPI
(2p, festival ticket not included)

  • 1 x Air Bed (203 x 152 x 42 cm)
  • Comfortable blanket
  • 1x lamp
  • Accomodation for 2 (€750,-)
  • Tent Deposit (€100,-)
  • Total €850,- (incl ticketfee)

It is possible to come to the festival with your own camper. This year we unfortunately cannot allow caravans. For this you need to buy a separate ticket (€170,- excluding entrance). There are pitches available of 5×6m without electricity. If your vehicle is larger than 6m, you will need two camper tickets. It is this year not possible to place tents near the camper.

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check-in from Thursday 5 p.m., departure Monday from 12 noon
place without electricity

ROUTE & ARRIVAL

You can book a ticket via Eleventravel.nl from the cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht and Nijmegen. If you want a different boarding location, please contact Eleventravel.

Navigate to Maasstraße 56, Goch, Germany and follow the signs. You need a parking ticket to park. These are available in the shop. The parking lot is adjacent to the festival site.

They too follow the parking signs and can park right in front of the main entrance of the festival.

All visitors are welcome from Thursday 16.00h until 23.00h. Our main entrance is opened every day from 11.00h until 23.00h. If you need to arrive on a different time, please reach out to info@ilmemento.com

Visitors have to be at least 18 years old to be able to enter.

With a weekend and Camping ticket you have standard access to the campsite. The weekenders from Thursday 4 PM to Monday 12 noon. With a Day ticket + Camping ticket you have access from 11:00 AM to Monday 12:00 PM.

With a Camping ticket + Day ticket you can stay one night at the campsite until 12:00 the next day. A camping ticket is per person per night and available in the shop.

Example: Suppose you come Friday and Saturday, then you buy a Late Friday + Late Saturday ticket and a Camping ticket Saturday and Sunday. If you come by car, you buy a Parking ticket Weekend. If you want a locker, you buy a ticket Locker Weekend.

MEMENTO makes no distinction between camping and festival grounds. It is a temporary village where everyone can camp wherever they want. With a wide range of healthy, (vegetarian / vegan) organic food you will not be short of anything. To ensure that our hardworking food truck owners don’t travel to Goch for nothing, as a visitor you are not allowed to bring your own meals or drinks (small snacks are the exception). We have of course taken this into account in the ticket price and the prices of the food.

The choice is huge and there is a 24-hour bar where food is available day and night. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all kinds of snacks are all available so that you don’t go hungry.

The past editions of our festivals were sold out in advance, the chance of door sales is minimal.

Camping burners, drugs, umbrellas, pets, striking, stabbing or firearms and other dangerous objects.

Festival

All day and night long there’s always at least one bar to get food or drinks open.

Paying with cash is not possible, we also don’t work with a token system. There’s two ways to pay for your drinks:

  1. With your phone or band card at the bar
  2. Exchange your cash for a credit bracelet. With this bracelet you can pay at the bar. If you have money left on your bracelet once the festival is over, you can refund this amount on Monday morning at the information desk.

Yes, it is possible to top up your digital wristband with cash. With this you can easily pay contactless at the bars. You will receive this wristband at the cash register and you can top it up every day at the cash register.

Lockers are provided. You must reserve your locker in advance in the ticket shop. One type of locker is available.

Showering costs €3 per shower. You can pay this at the entrance of the showers with your debit card, telephone or upgraded wristband.

A limited amount of cigarettes are available at our information desk. Make sure you bring enough yourself.

Yes, your bracelet grants you access to our site and must be visible at all times. If you misbehave we will mark your bracelet.

  • After one time you get a warning
  • After a second time we will take your bracelet and we will need to hand you over to the local authorities and/or ask you to leave the festival

Lost and found

It may happen that you lose something during the festival. Please contact the organization as soon as possible and/or leave your details via info@ilmemento.com stating: Lost and found.

Volunteers

This is your chance. We’re always looking for enthusiastic people that like to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Send us an email with a short bio and your skills to info@ilmemento.com and we’ll contact you.

Market

Then we might have a spot for you in our market. Please send an email to activities@ilmemento.com.

Respect

Memento, the organization and her visitors demand mutual respect. This means we ask you to respect nature, each other, the personnel and yourself. Some do’s and don’t to make this weekend unforgettable for you and your fellow community members:

Do’s

  • ✓ Behave your best way, be patient and help your (disabled) fellow visitors.
  • ✓ Keep the vibe cool and fun.
  • ✓ The best dance floor is a clean dance floor, so throw your trash and cigarette bums in the designated waste bins.
  • ✓ We encourage love, but only if there’s mutual consent.


Don’ts

Discriminate, cursing, judging, offending, fighting, making fire, climbing in trees or objects, commercial sales, selling your own food or drinks, flyering or sampling, stealing, vandalism, selling or using drugs, trespassing and breaking the law.

We work with a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to soft- and hard drugs.

The organisation cannot be held responsible for theft, lost or broken items. The organization cannot be held responsible for any hard to you or your fellow visitors. When you decide not to follow our rules, we have to remove you from our festival site and/or confiscate your belongings.

Please follow the orders of our service and security staff at any given time. Entering our festival site is at your own risk and by entering you accept our terms and conditions. Parking is also at your own risk.

Party responsibly and respectfully. Our dance floors are a safe space.