Blue skies and sunshine can make it easy to forget some essential things:
-Please always drink enough water to keep your body hydrated, both during the day and at night. Free drinking water is available both at the campsite and on the festival grounds.
-Wear plenty of sunscreen, and make sure it has a high protection factor.
-If the sun is intense, think to wear a sunhat or head covering, as well as light clothing to cover the skin.
-Anyone heading to any festival would do well to bring rubber boots, raincoats or ponchos.
-Water and electricity don’t mix. Not even at a festival. If it rains, make sure that you don’t have any cables, power outlets, etc. lying in puddles.
If a storm or a thunderstorm does come in, follow any instructions from the organiser and security staff members!
In case of thunderstorm, head to your car
Please go to your car during a thunderstorm or any other protected area, because tents are not a safe place to wait them out. If you have room in your vehicle, offer other visitors a place if you notice that they do not have a car. Turn on your rear fog lamps if possible to alert others that there is room in your car. Please watch out for and support one another!
Don’t have a car?
If you have come to the festival without a car, look for the bus stops: we offer shelter in our shuttle buses. Also look out for free seats in other visitors’ cars and ask whether you can join them.
Avoid trees and branches
Please keep a distance from trees and wooded areas: lightning can strike trees, branches can break, fall off and cause injury.
Always makes sure your tents are properly secured when you leave them. This also applies to loose objects around the tent.
Avoid elevated areas, go to low areas
If you cannot find shelter (e.g. a car) in time, pay attention to the following:
-Avoid elevations or high points: lightening always goes to the highest spot in the area.
-If possible, look for hollows or depressions in the ground and go into a squat position with your feet together
Diggers and structures on the grounds
Stay away from any structures such as light poles, info-towers, etc. on the festival- and camping grounds. Of course we will observe all safety regulations and all structures will have been checked and approved by the competent authorities, but there is still some risk. This also applies to the large tents where we offer a variety of services: in case of storms and thunderstorms, we ask that you leave the tent immediately, especially since these are usually closed first.
Metal pipes, fences etc.
Please avoid any form of metal pipework and fences during thunderstorms.
Evacuating the grounds
In case of (anticipated) extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to evacuate the festival grounds or open them later for safety reasons. If there is such a situation, we ask you to please:
-Follow all directions and information given by the organiser, security staff and helpers
-Maintain personal safety, preserve peace and act conscientiously
-Look after your fellow human beings and other festivalgoers: take care of and support one another.
-If the grounds are being evacuated, look for the closest (emergency) exits indicated by security staff.
-Please immediately make your way to your cars and await further instruction
-Offer other festival visitors a place in your car if you have extra room; turn on your rear fog lamps to let others know.
-If you do not have a car, look for shelter in the shuttle busses
-Look for the latest on our official information- and social media channels, as well as news from security staff
We are often asked why the campgrounds are safer than the festival site itself in the event of a storm: The festival site generally contains large structures that can be an additional risk in poor weather conditions. There is also a greater risk of lightening striking the stages, large superstructures and diggers in Ferropolis.