In an emergency situation
- Remain calm.
- Get yourself to safety and leave your belongings behind.
- Follow the instructions of the security staff.
- Keep an eye on the LED message boards.
- Text, do not try to call.
Medical assistance & medication
If you require medical assistance please approach one of the Red Cross staff or go to the first aid stations in the festival arena or at the Boneyard (campsite). The Red Cross stations in the festival arena or at the campsite will stock any medication that needs to be refrigerated.
Metal detectors & body search
All ticket holders must pass through a metal detector to gain access to the festival arena. Please note that you and your belongings may be searched at the entrance. Click here for a list of items that you can or cannot bring to the festival. Tip: Travel light. Bring only the essentials and leave the rest at home, in your tent or in your locker.
Beware of pickpockets
More and more festivals are being targeted by pickpockets. Keep a close watch on your belongings and do not keep your wallet in your back pocket. Also, don’t leave valuables inside your tent.
Crowd surfing is not allowed. This safety measure is designed to protect the public and prevent accidents from happening. Please note that crowd surfers may be removed from the festival grounds.
Don’t turn a deaf ear
Overexposure and excessively loud music can damage your hearing. In other words: enjoy the music but protect your ears. Forgot to bring your earplugs? No worries, we’re handing out free earplugs at the kiosks in the festival arena. Incidentally, you can also buy Fit For All music filters there, or you can collect your free earplugs from the earplug stand on Metal Boulevard and have your hearing tested while you’re at it. Tip: Don’t stand directly in front of the stage speakers for hours on end and give your ears the occasional break.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast in the run-up to the festival. Sunstroke and dehydration are no laughing matter. Remember to apply sunscreen in case of extreme temperatures, wear a cap or a hat and drink sufficient amounts of water or other non-alcoholic beverages in between beers. Take some time to chill if you get too hot from headbanging/moshing or just from standing in a tightly packed crowd. The water from the wash basins is drinkable and free. Tip: Drinking a few glasses of water before going to bed helps to avoid a hangover. Keep in mind that temperatures can drop a fair bit at night. Bring a warm sweater or raincoat just to be sure.