Buy an entranceband for access
You can buy an entrance band on the Oerol website and then once you make it to the island, start asking people about what shows are amazing and you can buy extra tickets for these shows at the Oerol info stand in the harbor or at the Westerkeyn festival center.
Rent a bike
There are cycling tracks in the dunes and, with not many cars on the roads, the biking on pavement is comfortable. It’s good to book a bike a day in advance since this is the most popular way of traversing the island. Many of the bike rental spots are where the ferry comes into the island.
Consider yourself an artist
Atelier Oerol has been providing support to young artists for years. You can apply to be a “maker” each year and, even if you don’t get official support, there are many artists who come and paint, photograph, play music, or whatever during the festival.