Our festival guests will be subjected to a security check at the festival gates upon entry in order to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests in such a large public event. You will greatly speed up the security check by leaving all prohibited items at home or checking them in at the cloakroom. All festival guests must show the contents of their bags at the gate. Your bag will be checked under your observation, slightly off the pathway to protect your privacy. Refusal to show your bag leads to denied entry. Generally speaking, all things suited for causing damage to others are on the list of forbidden items. A raincoat is a much nicer alternative for your fellow festival people compared to an umbrella. You can buy them at the counters at the bar areas.
- Unopened, plastic bottles of non-alcoholic drinks, max 0.5 litres (max 4 bottles)
- Empty, plastic bottles of non-alcoholic drinks, max 0.5 litres (no number of limitation)
- Small snacks in closed store containers (no glass containers or liquids)
- Pocket cameras
- Cell phones with cameras
- Flags and banners (without poles)
- Glass bottles
- Sealable containers (Thermos bottles etc.)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Long/heavy key chains
- Spray bottles (hair spray, sprayable insect deterrent etc.)
- Bicycle pumps
- Bladed weapons, muli-purpose tools, explosives, torches, etc.
- Spiked combs
- Selfie sticks
- Video cameras and sound recording equipment (Permitted only for media representatives with specific video permit)
- SLR cameras (excluding media representatives)
- Laser pointers
- Poles/sticks for flags and banners
Concerning items and substances not included in this list, the supervisors at each entrance gate will make individual decisions based on their own experiences and expertise about items that are potentially hazardous to the event audience. If a certain item or substance proves hazardous to public safety during the festival, the organiser reserves the right to change these regulations in the middle of the festival.
Protect your ears
The dosage of noise during shows depends on your location, so remember to protect your hearing if necessary. You can buy earplugs at the counters in the bar areas.
The term ‘crowd surfing’ refers to supporting and conveying people on the hands of other audience members. As at most leading festivals in Europe, crowd surfing is prohibited also at Qstock to avoid potentially hazardous situations. As we all well know, the stage fronts can get very, very crowded. If you get anxious in a tight crowd, or feel weak, drunk, tired, thirsty or hungry, we suggest you watch your favourite band from slightly farther away. You will hear the music even from a distance. Remember to take care of your personal belongings as well as your friends. Also yourself. 🙂
A group of health professionals are responsible for first aid services at the festival. If you need patching up or feel exhausted, you can find these people on call during the festival’s opening hours at their headquarters in the first aid tent.