Global info

Where?
Summerfestival is situated on the left bank of the river Schelde. The official name of the festival site is the ‘Middenvijver’. The official address of the site is Blancefloerlaan, 2050 Antwerp.

Check out our chapter on TRANSPORT for more details about how to get to Summerfestival the easiest way. 

When?
SUMMERFESTIVAL
Saturday July 1 & Sunday July 2 2017
From 12:00 till midnight
Attention: as from 22:00 you are officially late and will be refused entry.

SUMMERCAMP
Friday June 30 from 10:00 till Monday July 3 12:00 (noon)

SUMMERCAMP OPENING NIGHT
Friday June 30 from 21:00 till midnight
Minimum Age
The minimum age to enter Summerfestival is 16.

People born in 2001 (and who will turn 16 in 2017) are welcome at Summerfestival. 

People born after 2001 are under no circumstances allowed to enter the festival! No exceptions, not even if you're accompanied by an adult.
Medication
Festival goers who - because of medical reasons - have to carry medication and/or very specific nutrition (such as gluten-free products) to Summerfestival, do not have to worry. We only ask you to bring a doctor’s certificate which clearly states that you need that certain medication and/or nutrition. In this way our security staff can easily check if it concerns an exception, and if so, they will let you enter without any problems.
Lockers
Lockers are provided at the entrance of the FESTIVAL as from Saturday. You'll pay a small fee + a warranty. You'll get the warranty back once you've returned the key.

ATTENTION! Be an early bird if you wish to use a locker. FULL = FULL.
Earplugs
You can get free earplugs at the bars. But even better: get yourself some custom-made and reusable earplugs for protecting your ears! Everybody knows earplugs are cool these days anyway.
Forbidden at Summerfestival
Aerosol cans, glass, drugs, bazookas and affiliated stuff, sharp items, umbrellas, your own food and drinks, deodorant sprays, music players and speakers, (selfie-)sticks and all other objects that could be considered as a weapon. Furthermore no animals are allowed.
Flyers
You're not allowed to flyer at Summerfestival. 
Wheelchair Users: wheels are welcome!
The Summerfestival site is completely flat, meaning either grass or sand. There is a wooden floor in front of most stages, which means you need to negotiate a 5 cm ledge, but with a little help from your friends…!
 
We have not provided specific areas for wheelchair users in front of the stages but this should not be a problem. You don't need to fit your wheelchair with Monster Truck tires because Summerfestival-goers are not only renowned for their party skills but also for their courtesy.

The toilet zones at Summerfestival have all been equipped with a toilet for wheelchair users.
IN = IN and OUT = OUT
IN = IN and OUT = OUT, this means ​that if you exit the festival grounds you’ll have to pay again if you want to re-enter, unless you have a Weekend or VIP wristband.

Summercampers who have a camping wristband can leave the camping grounds and come back in whenever they want.
House Rules of Summerfestival
Article 1
People who enter the festival grounds must become acquainted with these rules and must accept and comply with the stipulations.
 
Article 2
Every person at the entrance to the festival grounds must have either a valid admission ticket or special permission pass granted by the organiser.
Counterfeiting of admission tickets or any other special permission pass to enter the grounds will be prosecuted.
 
For visitors with a regular one-day ticket:
One admission ticket is valid for one entry of one person and is only valid on the day of the festival. If you leave the grounds you will need a new admission ticket. 
 
For visitors with a Weekend ticket, a Camping ticket or a VIP ticket:
When you hand in the scan ticket you will get a festival wristband that is valid for one or two days. With this wristband you can leave and re-enter the grounds as often as you want.
 
The organisation retains the right to deny access to new visitors, those without a festival wristband or with a valid admission ticket or special permission pass from the organiser, as of 22:00.
 
Holders of an admission ticket or special permission pass granted by the organiser enter the festival grounds at their own risk; the organiser is not responsible for theft or accidents.
 
Article 3
Access to the festival grounds is prohibited or refused to people:
- who are clearly under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other stimulants;
- who have already been banned from the festival grounds. The ban can be issued either by the organiser or administrative or legal authorities;
- who show improper behaviour with the intention of disturbing the peace or provoke others by inciting hate, anger, punches, injuries, etc.;
- who resist checks and unsystematic pat downs by stewards and the festival’s security agents;
- who resist handing over objects that are considered dangerous or are forbidden (see articles 4 and 5) by the festival’s security agents;
- who act contrary to the stipulations of one or more articles of these rules.
 
Article 4
Every holder of an admission ticket or special permission pass who wants to enter the festival grounds must allow their admission ticket or their special permission pass to be checked. Entering the festival grounds implies a possible pat down. 
 
Security can ask same-sex holders of an admission ticket or special permission pass to undergo a voluntary pat down of clothing and baggage, in order to detect items whose presence on the festival grounds could disturb the festival, endanger the safety of other visitors, and disturb the peace. 
 
Security agents are allowed to frisk or pat down visitors every time they enter the festival grounds, even those with a VIP or festival wristband. 
 
Article 5
Holders of an admission ticket, a special permission pass, a VIP or festival wristband who are at the entrance of the festival grounds and those already on the festival grounds are not allowed to bring in, have brought in or possess the following items:
- own food or beverages, bottles, glass, cans, drugs or stimulants, etc.;
- deodorant or perfume in large bottles or aerosol cans (cosmetics products in normal shape and size are permitted);
- any apparatus (umbrella, parasol, tripod for film or photo cameras, cane) that the security personnel at the entrance regards as dangerous for other festival visitors can be refused;
- projectiles or explosives in solid, liquid or gaseous states;
- inflammable products or materials;
- pyrotechnic objects like Bengal fire, etc.;
- any weapon or dangerous, sharp or bruising object that can be used to cause injury (sticks, chains, weapons for beating, stabbing or thrusting); 
- anything that can be used to disturb the peace, endanger the security of the crowd and/or cause damage to property and people;
 
Animals are not allowed on the festival grounds.
 
Article 6
Holders of an admission ticket or special permission pass, a regular VIP or festival wristband on the festival grounds are strictly forbidden:
- to enter the no access parts of the grounds in accordance with the wristband, admission ticket, or special permission pass, for example the production rooms, artist loges, neutral zones, press offices, offices, backstage areas, etc.;
- to climb on tents, constructions, fences, enclosures, lampposts, tables, benches or any other infrastructure on the grounds;
- to block the entrances, exits and evacuation roads or to stay in these places longer than is strictly necessary for entering or leaving the grounds;
- to disguise themselves or refuse to make themselves recognisable; 
- to disturb the peace or endanger the safety of the audience;
- to sell beverages, food or any other product without the explicit permission of the organiser;
- to throw any object or liquid or any other product in a liquid or gaseous state; 
- to smoke in zones where smoking is forbidden;
- to urinate in public.
 
Article 7
Texts, symbols, images, gestures and improper remarks that give cause for racism, xenophobia, provocation and discrimination of any kind are strictly forbidden on the festival grounds.
 
Article 8
Visitors must follow the guidelines of the organiser or people appointed by the organiser at all times on the festival grounds. If they do not obey the guidelines they can be removed from the grounds. If necessary, the organiser will call the police. 
 
Visitors that have been removed from the grounds for one of the abovementioned reasons will be refused entry to the festival for the rest of the festival (both days). Even if they obtain a new and valid admission ticket or special permission pass, they can still be refused entry or can be removed from the grounds by security agents.
 
If the organiser refuses to allow entry to the festival to someone for safety reasons or for one of the abovementioned reasons then the organiser can take away the admission ticket of that person for the same reasons and refuse future entry to prevent the person from entering the festival grounds. If the organiser has the person removed from the grounds for these reasons then the organiser is not required to refund the admission ticket.
 
Article 9
For security reasons the organiser has the right to:
- cut short or stop the festival;
- keep the audience on the grounds temporarily at the end of the festival;
- partially or completely evacuate the festival grounds;
- refuse entry to the festival grounds despite being in possession of a valid admission ticket.
The organiser can be forced to change the programme or the timetable of the festival. In that case the admission ticket remains valid and cannot be exchanged or refunded. 

Article 10
The organiser can be obliged due to force majeure circumstances to cancel, interrupt or stop the festival or make changes in the line-up. In each of these cases the ticket will not be refunded. The organiser cannot be held responsible in all cases of force majeure circumstances.
 
Article 11
With reference to the Law of 8 December 1992 regarding the “Protection of privacy related to the processing of personal data, modified by the Law of 11 December 1998 implementing Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 of the European Parliament and European Council regarding the protection of natural persons in connection with the processing of personal data and regarding the free movement of that data" festival visitors are informed that the organiser collects and processes data in a computer-based file for security reasons. This law regulates the processing of personal details and the right to inspection. The personal details received when purchasing the admission ticket can be used by the organiser for promotional purposes. All personal data in these files are in conformity with the regulations of the Law of 8/12/1992 regarding the protection of privacy. 
Every person that enters the festival grounds agrees that he/she can be photographed and filmed and that the images can be recorded and stored. These photos or film images can be used by the organiser to promote the festival. The recording and storage of these images by the police and/or the organiser also occurs in order to ensure the enforcement of safety and compliance with these rules on the festival grounds.
These images are processed in order to prevent and detect offences and infringements of the rules, and to enable sanctions through the identification of offenders.
Photos or films that are taken or made by festival visitors cannot be used for commercial or public purposes except with written permission from the organiser. 
Invoice for purchased tickets
We can issue you an invoice for your purchased tickets. Just send an e-mail with your full company details to info@summerfestival.be together with the confirmation of your ticket order.

For purchases less than 250 EUR, an Administration Fee of 15 EUR (ex fee VAT) will be charged per invoice. Payment is due before sending the invoice.

2 days festival (july 1 & 2) 4 days camping (june 30 till july 3)