Created in 1989 by Silvano de Gennaro, for the last three decades coordinated by Simon Baird, Django Manglunki, Rusty Boyd, Daniel Vazquez Rivera and Arek Gorzawski under the auspice the CERN Staff Association, the Hardronic Festival is the opportunity for CERN Staff, Summer Students, Users, their friends and families, to come to the site and enjoy all types of live music, games and animations for kids, delicious food and cool drinks.
It started 30 years ago, as a very small event, on the terrace of Restaurant 1 in Meyrin. During the first years, the stage was the platform of a CERN truck, lent by the transport group. As it grew in subsequent years, the Festival had to be moved to a larger venue, on the fields of the CERN Prévessin site, near Restaurant 3 with two big stages and finest live music non-stop for eight hours along a great festival ambience. Although every year the festival had a different format: one or two days, mid-July or end of August, etc... most of the time we've been super lucky with the weather.
Join us for a real "CERN National Holiday"!
Last modified, 18th July, 2019
The Hardronic Festival will take place on Saturday, 20th of July, with music starting at 4:00pm and ending around 1am. Full schedule available soon.
As usual, the festival will take place on the Restaurant 3 terrace, at CERN Prévessin.
The Hardronic Festival is for EVERYONE and is FREE! Bring your co-workers, friends or family and enjoy this day. More info about access HERE.
FOURTEEN of the finest CERN MusiClub bands will perform.
16:00 – The Tibetan Fox
16:30 – The Nearlies
17:00 – The Curious Crowd
17:30 – Roundabout of Death
18:00 – Blast From The Past
18:30 – Iberian Pigs
19:00 – Skype Mom
19:30 – Cover Ops
20:00 – Fuzzy Dunlop
20:30 – Danegeld
21:00 – N.F.B.
21:30 – Miss Proper and the Moving Targets
22:00 – Mëtal Jüstice
22:30 – Diracula
23:00 – MusiClub DJs
Due to the latest security policy, access is now simplified:
After registering in the event, please print the visitor access cards and take them with you. You will not be allowed to enter (both the shuttle and the Prevessin site) if you don't have the visitor badges visible with you.
You can find the event HERE.
* YOU DON'T NEED TO REGISTER IF YOU HAVE A VALID (blue, green or black) CERN BADGE *
There will be no on site access registration booth. All access requests must be sent before Fri 19th, midnight!
The rules for entering the Prévessin site with a vehicle are the same as any other day, this means that if you have not taken the necessary formalities to access CERN with your vehicle, then you will not be allowed to do so during the festival either, regardless of having an access card or being registered. Please bear in mind that passengers in an authorised vehicle will have to show their CERN access cards as well or be also registered in the event.
If you are a visitor, please use the GLOBE Parking when you come on Saturday. You can find the parking rules HERE.
Occasional visitors are, by default, entitled to a single (in-out) access to the Flagstaff Car-Park, but are not entitled to park in the P+R area. If they wish to access the Flagstaff Car-Park and the Globe car park again they must apply to Building 33, otherwise they will be refused entry.
In case you don't have a car, we have good news! During the festival duration, there will be shuttles going periodically from Parking Globe/Mobility Centre (the same as for regular shuttle lines) to CERN Prevessin Restaurant 3 and back.
* Meyrin = Globe parking (Mobility centre)
** Prevessin = 866 (R3 building)
Note that there are 2 breaks for drivers to rest, between 19:00~20:00 and 22:00~23:00
To get to the Globe, you can take the tram number 18, direction CERN, and exit at the last stop. For information about the tram timetable, click HERE
There will be stands selling a fair variety of food and drinks.
Animation for kids with Konstantina Fitrou. More info to come soon!
Beer, secondhand books, CDs and DVDs will all be sold for charity.Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the festival. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the MusiClub and its affiliates and representatives.
Yes, just bring your CERN badge to Prevessin site.
Everyone is welcome! To grant access to non-CERN employees, you just need to register your friends in the Hardronic Indico event. You can find the event HERE.
You can go anytime, Prevessin site is working normally. However, the music is only starting at 4:00pm.
The festival will end with DJs, which will be performing until around 1am. Full schedule available soon!
There will be shuttles on a schedule which will do round-trips from CERN Meyrin to CERN Prevessin. This means you can go to Prevessin and return to Meyrin using shuttles. More details HERE.
The rules for entering the Prévessin site with a vehicle are the same as any other day, this means that if you have not taken the necessary formalities to access CERN with your vehicle, then you will not be allowed to do so during the festival either, regardless of having an access card or being registered in the event. Please bear in mind that passengers in an authorised vehicle will have to show their CERN access cards as well or be properly registered.
We suggest you park on the Globe parking and use the shuttle to go to/return from the festival. More info about parking rules HERE.
Yes. There will be food trucks and other structures selling food and drinks.
Yes. Options will be more limited, but we thought of you!
Of course! There will be plenty of space for everyone and there will be animation and games (by Konstantina Fitrou) specially for kids.
No, payments are only in cash, and bear in mind there is no access to the ATM on site.
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