Welcome to the updated ‘tickets’ section. We’d like to highlight that this isn’t a ticket to a show, instead it is an entry into a week-long, psychedelic, community-led celebration. Transforming passivity to engagement, consumption to creation, bystanding to deep-diving – the spaces for new world-building await.

  • Participation fee (ticket) €250
    excluding €15 waste deposit
  • Shuttlebus
    from and to Lisboa, Porto and Madrid airport
  • Sleepy Tipi
    sleep in a comfortable and equipped tipi
  • Klingeling
    pre-purchase WL currency
  • Eco contribution
    support our regenerative initiatives

General info

Tickets to Waking Life are limited. All tickets include free parking and access to the campsite, and each ticket is sold with an additional €15 waste deposit. Earn your waste deposit back by handing in your full (and recycled) bags of waste along with your waste deposit ticket.

Ticket personalisation

All tickets have to be personalised. This means that the name on each ticket will be checked without exception, and it will not be possible to enter with a ticket under someone else’s name. The only safe platform to re-sell and buy tickets is Ticketswap. It will automatically update the name on the ticket to the one of the new ticket holder.


Waking Life aims to be an inclusive space, accessible to people in different geographical, economic and social situations. Subsidized tickets cost €150 and are meant for participants who couldn’t afford the regular priced ones. We welcome your application until May 15th if you are in a difficult financial situation, whether due to personal circumstance or the economic context of the country you live in (such as the one in Portugal). We offer an extra ticket to any person with disability to bring along one person to assist you, free of charge. Reach out to to apply.

I lost my ticket(s)

Click here if you lost your tickets or if you need to download them again.


All volunteers need to purchase a ticket in advance, which will be paid back after the festival. Volunteers who cannot afford the regular priced ticket can apply for a subsidized ticket like everyone else.

Instalment plan

It is possible to spread your ticket payment over two or three months. Half of the ticket is paid upon ordering, the remaining amounts in the consecutive months. Payments are not refundable.


Waking Life is an independent nonprofit association, free from sponsorships, financed by family and friends and all of you. So where does the money go? From this year on, we will share with you our annual expenses and revenue report which will give a clearer picture of the resources we’re handling as well as the monetary value flowing in and out of our community.

Eco contribution

Waking Life is working towards becoming a regenerative presence around the lake. The production, transportation, waste, water footprint and other impacts make it quite the challenge. This is a way for you to support our investments in regenerative practices and more radical solutions that lay the groundwork for a future carbon-negative festival. If you believe in what we do and if you would like to help us further develop the project, please consider making a donation.

Bus rides

Hop on for a comfortable and more sustainable way to get to Waking Life. Waking Life shuttles drive between Lisbon, Porto and Madrid airport to Crato and back. Travel times are about 4 hours from Lisbon, 5 from Porto and 7 from Madrid.

Sleepy Tipi

A limited amount of tipis are available, intended for those who won’t have the possibility to bring camping gear to Crato. Upon entering your tipi a deposit of €100 will have to be paid in cash, which will be given back after leaving it in good condition.

Crato residents

Registered Crato residents can apply for a free ticket between April 1st and May 15th at their junta de freguesia. Please bring your ID card and a proof of residence to register.


Kids between the age of 3 and 13 years old accompanied by at least one parent or guardian are granted free access to Waking Life. To keep up on how many youngsters are running around on site, parents or guardians will need to apply for this ticket as a subsidized ticket.

Weekend tickets

Day or weekend tickets are not available. Waking Life is best served as an immersive week-long happening, where time takes a backseat to the experiences you will encounter and create.