FAQs

Hours of Operation

OPENING HOURS
Entrance Gate & Info Point
Hours of Operation
Fri Noon – 02am
Sat 09am – 02am
Sun 09am – 02am
Mon 07am – Noon

Festival Programming
Hours of Operation
Fri 02pm – Mon 07am

All luggage and belongings will be checked at the entrance gate.

Everyone must be off the property by noon Monday. Our staff must tear down in a timely fashion, since another event starts building up directly after ours. Plan your exit strategy now, not at 4am Monday morning!

Accessibility

Parts of the festival are situated on sandy beaches and uneven meadows, therefore 100% wheelchair accessibility is only partially given, but viable. Accessible toilets will be on-site by the main entrance & a portable accessible toilet in the vicinity of the beach stage. Barrier free shower facilities are also provided. If you require an accompanying person, please write us to verify your disability card, and your chosen person will be granted free entry. Give us a heads up so we can best accommodate you.

GETTING THERE

By Train + Shuttle
Cheapest & greenest option – Deutsche Bahn’s “Berlin Brandenburg ticket” costs €33 (2. Klasse) each way for a maximum of 5 passengers (for regional trains, not ICE). RE7 leaves every hour from Berlin Hbf at 15 minutes past the hour (the ride is approx 1h40m). We are coordinating local shuttle busses from Dessau Hbf <> Ferropolis. The trip duration is approx 30 minutes. Bus shuttle tix must be pre-purchased.  You’re currently on our website, click on “get tickets” which directs you to our Eventbrite page.  Click on the green “tickets” button and scroll to the “add ons” section to find the shuttles. Don’t forget to book a return!  Don’t wait, book now!

By Bassliner Bus
Once again, we will use Bassliner, a third party chartered bus service that hauls festival goers to many of the area’s major summertime events. The bus conveniently departs Berlin at Ostbahnhof, and delivers you directly to Ferropolis. More shuttles will be added with demand, but will cap at a certain point.

By Car
Vehicles must purchase a parking ticket (two pricing tiers: 1 for cars, 1 for campers) via our Eventbrite before arrival. Campers + vans are welcome, but unfortunately we cannot provide power & plumbing hookups. Those driving should be aware that local police are likely to stop drivers both entering or leaving the festival grounds, meaning every vehicle should plan on having a weekend-long 100% sober driver. Please be careful!

Local Taxi
TAXI SERVICE
For trips to<>from Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, & Dessau
Marions Taxi & Mietwagenservice
Mobil 01522 9549135

Camping

We are a 3 day camping festival. Please pitch your tents within the designated area and keep roads clear, as they function as escape routes & fire lanes. You can camp near the beach, but not on it.  We are going to be more strict about this than we were last year. Watch for delineated camping areas, and be respectful of the property.  Certain wooded areas that were open to camping last year, will not be accessible this year, in order to preserve the nature.

We are working on providing a tent rental service for those international travelers that need an extra hand, but we will confirm this in the near future.

What to pack…  tent, sleeping bag, pillows, air mattresses (and pump), flashlight / torch / solar lantern, USB-chargeable fan, canopy or shade structure, camping chairs / table, picnic blanket… What not to pack…glass.

Bathrooms & Showers

BATHROOM FACILITIES – Expect a full range of toilet stalls, urinals, sinks and showers. Near the main entrance is a large brick building, two separate rooms with general genderless toilets marked:  1) “Stalls” 2) “Stalls & Urinals.” There is a toilet structure close to the beach stage with outdoor urinals + indoor single occupancy units. Portable “Dixi” toilets will be sprinkled all around the property. Please engage in polite bathroom etiquette; if a fellow raver needs to use the toilet sitting down, let them go ahead of you before your entire gang takes over the stall. Unsure? Ask & offer.

SHOWERS – We kindly ask everyone to pay €2 per shower, so bring those coins.  This money will go toward the costly shower rental containers & cleaning staff. Unfortunately the €2 does not guarantee that your shower will be piping hot. Don’t forget to bring a towel, slides/sandals, and toiletries, these items won’t be sold on site. Barrier-free toilets & showers are on-site.

Food & Water

Bring a refillable water bottle, or buy one cheaply from our merchandise stand. An XXL water container for your home camp is always a good idea. We are increasing the amount of water stations this year. Make sure that you and your friends stay hydrated while partying in the sun.

There will be over a dozen food vendors on-site, but you are allowed to bring your own food & drink. Most food vendors accept cash only. Please, no glass packaging allowed. We encourage you to BBQ down at the bathing beach. Camping gas containers under 250g + charcoal grills are allowed. Dispose of charcoal in the designated receptacle. Bring snacks and maybe some extras to share. Think of items that will survive the heat and don’t need much preparation: fruits, peanut butter, nuts, energy bars and treats like candy and crisps are good places to start. Ice is not for sale on-site.

Trash Deposit & Restricted Items

Upon entering the gates, you will be asked to pay a €5 CASH deposit in exchange for a campground rubbish bag + deposit chip. When you exit, please go to the Info Point to return the trash bag + pfand chip to receive back the deposit. The bag must be at least half full to receive patch / deposit. Keeping the campground clean is a group effort and we appreciate your help. Start by minimizing the amount of rubbish that you pack and bring in.  Smokers, please butt your cigarettes out & put ‘em in the bin. Pick up a pocket ashtray at the info point.

Confetti: Micro-plastics are not the look! Evoke your festivity in another outward form and help keep the site’s sandy beaches & grass clean. Confetti & glitter are not permitted, unless eco-plant based.

No glass containers or weapons of all kinds (no camping saws, axes, etc) are permitted. No animals, generators, electric refrigerators, any kind of bulky waste, drugs, gas containers >250 grams, car batteries, explosive substances, unauthorized fireworks, sound systems, vuvuzelas, compressor sirens, megaphones, PA-systems or firewood will be allowed on site. No unconstitutional or discriminatory flags, national flags, banners, stickers or patches…ain’t nobody got time for that.

Awareness Team & First Aid

The festival is an ideal context to be playful and experiment, but we really want to continue fostering an ethos and environment of love & care. This starts with how we look after ourselves and those around us. Our awareness team in 2019 did a spectacular job, resulting in not a single guest going to the hospital. We are adding more trained professionals and medical staff to the team + and expanding our first aid awareness points. If you are not feeling well, reach out. If a friend is not doing well, don’t hide them in your tent, find us. If someone is alone and seems like they could use a little attention, step in or locate a staff member. Consume responsibly, drink water, eat, rest… don’t overdo it!

Our awareness team is lead by Berlin Anti-Violence Projekt, with assistance from TS Raver. Berlin AVP is a non-profit grass roots organization led by and for queer and trans people, providing dedicated services that focus on the intersection of nightlife & care. We are committed to creating a diverse team that inspires thoughtful harm reduction & safety.

If you have medication that needs to be refrigerated, register at the Info Point.

WEATHER

From rain to extreme sun, we’ve had it all. While we will prepare for some inclement weather, make sure you got yourself covered for hot sun, cool nights, and the potential for rain.

AGE & ANIMAL RESTRICTION

All guests must be 18+ to enter the festival, and provide valid ID. No children allowed. An official and valid ID or passport is advised. Student cards not accepted. No dogs or any other animals are allowed on-site.

Packing suggestions

Rechargeable solar-powered power bank, SPF sun cream, sunglasses, big hats, big fans,  umbrella (for rain or sun protection), baby wipes, ear plugs, lips balm, giant inflatable rafts or floaties for the lake, bio bug repellent (lavender, lemongrass, & eucalyptus act as a natural alternative), toothbrush, soap, condoms, Prep refill + other medication, lube, ibuprofen, Emergen-C packets and other post-party supplements, beach towel, hammock, bottle opener, compostable plates/utensils.

ATM

In previous years we did not have an ATM on-site, but we are working on getting one & will confirm.  Most food vendors accept cash only.  Once again, we will showcase local designers in the Designer Bazar.  Bring cash to pick up a new garment.  More info on this soon.

Fire

Because the festival grounds are surrounded by woodlands, camp fires, as romantic as they are, are not allowed. The same applies for Chinese-style paper lanterns.  The last thing we want to do is have a bunch of queens start a forest fire.  That being said, we are allowing an area for grilling by the beach, only for charcoal grills or small gas stoves with less than 250g gas. Please dispose of charcoal in designated receptacle.

Refund Policy

All ticket sales are final. No refunds. If you purchased a ticket off of someone else, you must obtain & present the QR code.  We cannot accept just a name.  The festival will take place rain or shine.