To ensure safety, order and peaceful relations on the camping areas, each visitor has to act appropriately so that no one is harmed, threatened, harassed or molested.
The most important rules are listed in the terms and conditions and in these parking and camping rules. The parking and camping rules apply at all times to all persons staying at the festival site for whatever reason. All the provisions apply in addition to the terms and conditions of the organiser.
With the entrance to the festival site the users and visitors of the site accept the parking and camping rules. The festival site includes all areas to which access is only granted with a valid festival ticket, including in particular the event area of the municipality Wacken - also called the infield (area in front of the main and side stages), Wackinger Village, Wacken Center, Wacken plaza, parking and camping area, Bullhead City Circus, parking zones ("festival ground").
1. DOMESTIC AUTHORITY
1.1. The ICS Festival Service GmbH is the legal occupant of the festival grounds. They may transfer this right to third parties. Instructions of the planning and transport service personnel are to be obeyed.
1.2. In case of contravention of the parking or camping rules, or if a violation of the parking and camping rules is imminent, the person responsible has to leave the festival and may not return. The ticket or wristband loses its validity and the entry fee will not be refunded. The organiser claims compensation for damages against anyone who culpably causes damage to the festival site. In case that a visitor commits a criminal offence on the festival grounds (e.g. drug trafficking, assault, theft, sexual assault, etc.) he will be expelled immediately of the festival grounds without any warning. The matter will also be reported to the police.
2. ACCESS, VEHICLE AND PERSONAL CHECKS
2.1. Access and residence at the festival site is only permitted with a valid and not devalued ticket, or a devalued ticket or access authorisation, or a devalued ticket or access authorisation, or an undamaged original wrist band. The access identification is to be presented unsolicited.
2.2. The floor spaces are limited to the allocated area parts, the assignment is mandatory; a claim to a particular area does not exist. When leaving the site, a return to the same site is not guaranteed. The site may only be passed by car during the arrival or departure. In case of poor soil conditions temporary driving bans can be arranged. No mobility guarantee! Camping beside the car (if the weather condition makes this situation possible - subject to change). On the whole festival area the traffic rules are to be obeyed.
2.3. The staff is authorised to inspect vehicles, persons and luggage for prohibited items. If control is denied, or prohibited items are carried, access to the premises will be denied or the person responsible will have to leave the festival.
3. GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT, PROHIBITED ITEMS
3.1. Every visitor has to behave in a way that no one is harmed, threatened, harassed or molested. No physical violence against other visitors, staff of the organiser or any other persons. It is forbidden to throw objects at other visitors, or tents, or to urinate outside the toilets to relieve himself, to spray/paint or pollute things. From 12 o´clock at night the volume of music systems has to be reduced to a tolerable level. Power generating sets should only be used as long as no other guest feels harassed by the noise.
3.2. Glass bottles of any kind, animals / pets, weapons of all kinds (also in the technical sense), flares, pyrotechnics, sparklers, sky lanterns, vuvuzelas, megaphones and shirts from right winged bands, firewood, bulky waste (old sofas, chairs, building materials, wood, etc. ) and dangerous objects of any kind are not allowed to be brought onto the site or used there. The organiser is entitled to retain prohibited items and to temporarily take possession.
3.3. Without prior written permission of the organiser, no one may bring or use photo and video cameras or other recording devices at the festival site, that are in their equipment, type and size obviously not only for private use.
3.4. It is forbidden to do commercial trade or to bring promotional, commercial, political or religious objects of all kinds, including banners, signs, symbols and leaflets to the festival site, in order to distribute them or carry out other marketing activities. Advertising of any kind, i.e., advertising a product, service, company or brand, and the installation of decorations and other items throughout the festival grounds are prohibited.
4. PARK AND CAMPING HOURS, COSTS, EARLY ARRIVAL
4.1. The costs for parking and camping on the festival site from 1st August 2012 at 00:01 a.m. are included in the ticket price. The festival ground must be cleared by Sunday, 5th August 2012 at 12.00 o´clock at the latest.
4.2. Before the 1st August there is the possibility to camp on the designated and prepared areas from Monday, 30th July , 03:00 p.m. against a fee of € 20, - per person, or on Tuesday, 31st July until 12 o´clock in the morning against a fee of € 10 per person.
5. AREA DIVISION; VEHICLES; SPECIAL ACCESS
5.1. The camping site is divided into a camping area (no cars), a parking area (no camping - day parking area) and a mixed area on which camping and parking next to each other is allowed.
5.2. For people with disabilities with a handicapped ID there will be an assigned campground in close proximity to the festival area. Reservation in advance will not be possible and camping is only possible on this campground as long as enough space is available.
5.3. Caravans, trailers and heavy vehicles park on area Y, accompanying vehicles are generally allowed. The total length of vehicles is limited to 11 meters and the maximum weight to 7.5 tons.
5.4. Motorcycles can use the whole terrain categories.
5.5. Visitors arriving by train / shuttle bus, coaches, taxis can reach the car-free campsite by foot via the check point at the bus shuttle stop.
5.6. VIP use the specially equipped VIP camping area, alternatively they can of course also use the general camping areas.
5.7. For registered groups area R will be prepared. A free access requires a confirmation of reservation that all groups have received by mail after a timely registration on our reservation tool www.reservation.wacken.com. The group can arrive the earliest on Wednesday, 1. August 2012 and has to arrive until Wednesday, 1. August 2012 the latest. After that the free space will be filled up with regular guests.
6. TRAFFIC, FLIGHT PATHS, and EMERGENCY
The traffic, escape and emergency/protection routes are marked – it is not allowed to park or camp on these routes. In case of contravention the routes will be cleared or vehicles will be hauled off against a fee.
Camping is permitted within the usual range, i.e. digging hollows, holes and trenches, and the construction of towers, racks and other devices is not permitted.
8. CLEANLINESS; WASTE
Infrastructure, equipment and all facilities of the campsite must be kept clean and handled with care. Wastewater may only be emptied in designated drains. At the end of residence, the campsite is to be left in a good condition. All waste must be disposed at suitably equipped garbage collection points in the provided tons / container. To keep the site clean free garbage bags are available at the trash camps S1 - S5, the steward container and in the W:O:A Office.
9. BBQ, OPEN FIRE, CAMPFIRE; POWER GENERATING SETS
9.1. Having BBQ is allowed, open fire and campfires are prohibited.
9.2. Only commercially purchased charcoal lighter, gas cartridges, gas bottles (only permanently installed in the camper) and BBQ equipment are allowed. All gas appliances must be in perfect technical condition and apply to the German DIN Standard. Only gas cartridges up to a maximum filling weight of 450 g and gas bottles of 5 Kg can be used.
9.3. Only BBQ food may be placed on a burning BBQ grill. Except BBQ food nothing else may be thrown on the burning charcoal briquettes, especially no GAS CARTRIDGES.
9.4. After BBQ the charcoal must be cooling. By cooling the charcoal with water a huge amount of hot steam will arise which can cause scaldings. It is forbidden to pour the coal on the grass.
9.5. During a storm or similar weather conditions, BBQ can be prohibited for safety reasons. In case that a fire breaks out the stewards must be informed immediately, even if the fire could be extinguished already.
9.6. Aggregates up to 1 kW are allowed on the parking and camping areas unless they are in perfect condition and do not lose any oil or fuel. The use is permitted until midnight. Per vehicle a maximum of 5 litres of fuel may be carried in auxiliary tanks.
10. RIGHT TO PERSONAL IMAGE
The organiser and third parties commissioned by the organiser have the right to produce audio, visual and audio-visual recordings of the guests within the event without remuneration for the depicted person and to fully use and let use these recordings in all existing and future media, but in particular not exclusively for reporting, for promoting the Wacken Open Air, for acquiring sponsors and for all other business activities of the organiser and cooperating companies. All these rights can also be transferred to third parties.
11. LIABILITY OF THE OPERATORS
The organiser is not liable for lost or damaged property. Parking and camping at designated parking areas and the campground is at own risk.
DÖRPSTEDT, MAY 2012 – Subject to change.