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Festival FAQ

Here you can find the general information about the RockHarz Open Air 2016

OVERVIEW

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

BEER GARDEN

CAMERAS

CAMPING

CHILDREN

DAYSAVER TICKETS

DEVIL’S WALL

DOGS

ELECTRICITY ON THE CAMPGROUNDS

FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS

FIRE & BBQ

FIRST AID

FOOD/DRINKS

GARBAGE

GLASS

HOTELS & BED ’N’ BREAKFASTS

LOST AND FOUND

MERCHANDISE

NON-FOOD

PARKING

RENT A TENT

RENT A TOILET

RUNNING ORDER

SECURITY

SIGNING SESSIONS

SHUTTLE SERVICE

SHOWERS & SANITARY

SUPERMARKET

TIME OVERLAPS

TOILETS

TRADE

TRAIN STATION

VIOLENCE/WEAPONS

WRISTBAND ALLOCATION

YOUTH PROTECTION

This years Rockharz takes place from Thursday, 7th until Saturday, 9th of July in Assmusstedt, airfield (www.flugplatz-ballenstedt.de).
The area is located in the scenic landscape of the beautiful Harz with a view looking out on the famous Brocken or the Blocksberg. It is big enough for a muckle party, but at the same time open for a cozy atmosphere.
Just follow the signage at the arrival. Road signposts will lead you to the festival. Cars can be parked directly next to your tents.

Three days are filled with about 40 bands on two equivalent open-air stages.
Admission to the infield is at 13 o’clock on Thursday and on 11 am on Friday and Saturday.
The correct running order can be found in the menu bar.
You can already arrive on Wednesday evening; or alternatively on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be the AFM label night as a warm-up for the festival. The campground is located directly next to the Festival’s infield. Subjects to change withou prior notice concerning details and current facts.

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ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

You can enter the camp ground between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The camp ground will open on 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The infield’s doors will be opened on 4 p.m. on Wednesday. On Sunday the ground must be broached at the latest at 1 p.m.
The airfield is well-signposted and you can find a description how to get there on our homepage. Parking next to your tent is allowed as long as the weather is good; otherwise we got designated parking lots.
Please proceed according to the directions of our marshallers.

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BEER GARDEN

We will be setting up a comfortable beer garden which you will be able to
find at the festival grounds. Offering a wide selection of gastronomic
delights is of course one of our priorities, as usual. So you will be able
to choose from barbecue, döner, pizza, hot dogs as well as vegi food and
lots more.

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CAMERAS

Cameras (non-professional ones) are allowed for private purposes.
Every camera with interchangeable lens are seen as professional equipment. Recording sequences of appearing acts is not allowed.
If we detect photographers without official accreditation, we are going to delete recorded material. Additional, one has to be prepared for compensation claim.
Even in retrospect offences can be prosecuted. Do not upload any recorded material of any band online.
Please pay attention to this. We know that it is very compelling to keep memories of your time at a festival, we are not that much into having to face any visitor with any consequences of that kind.

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CAMPING

There will be enough free space for everyone to find his/her own little campsite. Cars can be parked next to your tents. Camping without attendance to the festival is not allowed. Camping is free for all ticketowners. Owners of a ticket for just a day are not allowed to camp.
If there’s something missing for your camping, you can order everything online.
If you feel badly annoyed, disturbed or threatenend by some of your camping neighbours, please contact our camping security.
Some possibilites for buying food or breakfast can be found on the campsite, too.
Attention: glass bottles or any things made of glass are not allowed on the campsite and the infield.
Camping and parking at one’s own peril.

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CHILDREN

Children through 12 get free access to the festival with a legal guardian. Please equip your children with ear protection.

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DAYSAVER TICKETS

DAYSAVER TICKETS will be available at the festival doors. Camping is not included in those tickets, therefore you won’t get entrance to the camping area. If you have drunk too much or if you are tired, please have a rest in your car…

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DEVIL’S WALL

A rock formation, next to our area, is part of the legendary Devil’s Wall. You can take a walk up there to enjoy the nice view, but please do not get rid of any rubbish up there. Respect the conservation area.
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DOGS

Dogs and other pets are not allowed.

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ELECTRICITY ON THE CAMPGROUNDS

…for caranvs and trailers are only available at the declared spots (if they aren’t available at the shop, they are sold out already). Private aggregates are are allowed only when they got a whisper-quiet operation of maximum 60 db. Please do not disturb your neighbours with annoying aggregate noises.

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FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS

These will have to be produced at the request of the festival security and
must not be taken of during the festival.

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FIRE & BBQ

Open fires are not allowed anywhere. Allowed are alcohol stoves and gas cookers and charcoal grills, as long as they’re used for what they’re supposed to do.
Because of some bad accidents, partial with very seriously hurt poeple we point out to a careful, responsible and appropriate use of combustive agents. Petrol lamps are forbidden.

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FIRST AID

Our rescueteam is operating again. Please contact the meeting- and info-tents if you are hurt or have some sickness. At a well-accessible place, there will be a sanitary- and security-station, you can contact at any given problems and at any time.
Of course, all other members of our team are about to take care of your issues.

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FOOD/DRINKS

We take care of your creature comforts. Food and Drinks can be found all over the area. Brought along drinks (only for private consumption, and without any kind of glass) are allowed on the campsite but not on the infield. Attention: Glass is NOT allowed anywhere!

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GARBAGE
We urgently ask you to keep your camping space clean and tidy as well as
leaving it that way when you depart. Garbage bags can be acquired for a
small deposit, everybody who brings back the full garbage bags will receive
not only their deposit but also a very special present.

On returning a filled garbage bag and departing from a tidied camping site,
you will receive an A1 poster of the festival site shot on the festival
Thursday.

Our camping grounds crew will see to it that these rules are obeyed and in
extreme cases will make photographs of offending areas. So if any of you
intend to bring furniture and leave it, you will have to expect us pressing
charges and fining you. We sincerely ask you to use the provided rubbish
bins and not just throw your trash anywhere; with this you are actively
helping us prevent any kind of trouble. Thank you for this!

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GLASS

We are afraid that some visitors force us to ban all use of glass on the
festival, parking and camping grounds. The site is used as an airfield and
event location during the rest of the time and glass shards would offer to
great a safety risk.

We will not only check thoroughly during entrances but also send our employees
to check the grounds. Please accept this and help us by not bringing
anything that could break and produce dangerous shards.

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HOTEL & BED ’N’ BREAKFASTS

As an alternative to our campsite, there are hotels and bed and breakfasts located next to the airfield. For visitors who passed a long journey or those who want to stay some time after the festival, those hotels are an attractive possibility.

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LOST AND FOUND

Should you find anything please deliver it to the lost and found office at
the information point.

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MERCHANDISE

You can find all kinds of merchandise at the infield.

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NON-FOOD

You can find many shops with many offers at the infield.

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PARKING

Owner of a festivalticket are allowed to park next to their tents and campsites. Parking is inclusive.
Visitors for just one day can use special parking lots outside of the area. Camping on those parking lots is not allowed. Of course, nobody’s going to get angry if you decide to sleep in your car after a drunk night. Don’t drink & drive!

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RENT A TENT Service

Who doesn’t own a tent or isn’t in the mood to carry it along and build it up, is at mein-zelt-steht-schon at the right place. You can not only rent a tent and all the attachements, but also get it built up. Thus you can arrive at ROCKHARZ, move in and start the party!

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RENT A TOILET

You are able to rent a toilet. Just visit our shop.

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RUNNING ORDER

The running order will be published about 4-6 weeks prior to the festival on our homepage.

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SECURITY

Rockharz is a very peaceful festival and we do hope that the ladies and gentlemen of our security team won’t be overworked.

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SIGNING SESSIONS

Signing Sessions will take place at the metal.de booth. We will publish the
„running order“ for the signing times in the festival playbill. Please heed
these times and don’t let this chance go by.
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SHOWERS & SANITARY

A showercamp is located next to the campsite. Showering will be possible for a tiny value.
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SHUTTLE SERVICE

Is not possible because of the short ways. Busses for our visitors are going to drive to Ballenstedt and further to special conditions.

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SHOWERS/SANITATION FACILITIES

There will be a shower camp near the camping grounds. You will be able to
shower for a small fee.

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SUPERMARKET

Beer, soft drinks, barbecue stuff, snacks, sweets, hygiene articles and much more are available in the supermarket.

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TIME OVERLAPS

There will be no time overlaps at any time. You are able to see any band you like.

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TOILETS

We got a huge amount of toulets and pissoirs all over the area. Those toilets are going to be cleaned every day and the use is of course for free.
Flush-toilets can be used for a small value. You’ll find them next to the shower-area.
We also have toilets for wheelchairusers.

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TRADE

It is forbidden, to trade with articles of all kinds.

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TRAIN STATION

The next trainstation is situated in Quedlinburg. Busses are driving via daytime directly between the trainstation and Assmusstedt. For more exact connections, please check www.die-bahn.de.

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VIOLENCE/WEAPONS

Weapons are completely prohibited on all of the grounds! We never had to
deal with violence at the ROCKHARZ before and we don’t intend to change this
now, so we will not be letting visitors enter if they are ready to use
violence as well as remove any visitors who show aggressive behavior without
offering any kind of refund.

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WRISTBAND ALLOCATION

We will, of course, provide with woven wristbands, you will be allowed onto
the camping grounds with your unvoided ticket. You will receive your
wristband when you first reach the festival grounds at the wristband booth,
please do not throw away your ticket after receiving your festival
wristband.

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YOUTH PROTECTION

Of course we respect the youth protection! Above all, that means: No alcohol for children and teenagers younger than 18. Please do not try to cheat any members of our team with fake-ID’s. Doing so means losing your bracelet and with that said leaving the festival immediatly.
Police as well as child protecting services will be there to check the adherence of youth protection.
Please pay attention to the following, if you are not in accompaniment with someone entitled to custody:
If you are younger than 16, you gotta leave the infield and the campsite at 10 pm. If you are younger than 18, you gotta leave the campsite and infield at midnight.
Our security-team is instructed to assert youth protection. Please bring your ID as a proof.
In case of assignment of custody, some points for a easier orientation:
If the person in occassional custody younger than 30, the person should just take care of one child at a time.
If the person is older than 30, that rule is dropped. This is just a possibility to be sure that no 18-year old has to take care and be responsible of his 25 minor freinds.
Please keep in mind, that you are responsible for every child you’re willed to take care of at that time.
Counterfeint of any documents will be reported to the police.

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If there are any further questions, feel free to contact us directly:
info@rockharz.com
Authorized answers guaranteed.

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THANK YOU AND HAVE FUN at the ROCKHARZ 2016