We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia and any other form of discrimination!
camping / arrival
Camping is permitted from (!) Friday 1 pm, and is free of charge / included in the ticket price. No entry will be granted before Friday.
Please pitch your tents on the designated camping areas. This helps to keep the emergency access paths free of obstacles and prevent fires.
Tents pitched in the woods or on the emergency access paths will be immediately removed by us (or by officers of the forestry department).
Tickets & evening box office
There will be no evening box office this year either! An administrative order has been imposed on us which limits the number of festival visitors. We will adhere to this order.
If you want to come by car, please be aware that you will need to purchase a vehicle ticket. Due to the administrative order imposed by the local authorities limiting the number of festival visitors, car tickets must be ordered here.
Cars & parking
It is essential that you follow the instructions of the parking crew: entrances and exists as well as emergency access paths must be kept clear.
Any vehicle which is parked on the emergency access paths will be immediately towed at the owner's expense. The German Road Traffic Act applies on site.
We believe that partying together doesn't just mean having fun together, but also – when required – looking out for each other. Specifically, this means looking after and respecting one another, showing consideration where necessary, and even stepping in to help.
We will not tolerate any physical violence or damage to property – any instances will be reported to the police!
The sale of illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Dealers will be evicted immediately.
There are bins located all over the festival site. Please use them to dispose of your rubbish.
No admittance to under-18s
Access to the Nation of Gondwana is only permitted to people aged 18 and over.No exceptions!
Stands & sound systems
Sound systems on the camp site and car park, as well as unregistered sales stands, will not be tolerated and will be removed by us immediately!
Photography / drones
Due to the experiences of previous years, we ask that you gain the permission of the people in the image before taking any pictures, or that you completely dispense with any photography/show consideration when using your camera.
This especially applies to the beach and dance floors! Drones: we will be operating our own drone on the site – no other drones are permitted, and will be confiscated.
In addition to the ticket price, we will be charging a rubbish deposit of €5. You will get your deposit back when you hand over an adequately-filled rubbish bag and your rubbish deposit token.
PLEASE NOTE: The rubbish deposit station will close promptly at 1 pm on Monday.
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE SECURITY CREW!
In severely bad weather (with lightning):
LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME!
Last year we witnessed some pretty bad scenes with dogs that had been brought to the festival and then got lost. This was really stupid on the part of the owners. We feel that this is animal cruelty.
For this reason, we are reserving the right to refuse entry to people who bring their dogs with them.
Find good boarding kennels and treat your pet to a few days' holiday as well.
Boarding kennels in Nauen include:
The NoG is a dance event for humans, not dogs.
A tag and graffiti-free zone
Unfortunately, in recent years the toilets, decorations and equipment have been tagged and even spray-painted. Getting rid of the damage was expensive. Anyone caught doing this will be thrown out and charged for the damage caused.
Participation in the Nation of Gondwana is exclusively at your own risk.
We do not accept any liability for personal injury or material damage suffered during the event or when arriving or departing.
You must follow the instructions of the security staff, fire brigade or Red Cross.
Sexual, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-disabled or any other form of aggression will not be tolerated at the Nation!
To help those affected, we will be providing a safer space for the first time this year. This will be located next to the Red Cross tent. Members of the safer-space team will also be at various locations on site, and available for you to speak to at any time – you can easily recognise them thanks to their green t-shirts.
Help the team and look after one another!
Unfortunately, there were some thefts again last year – please do yourselves a favour and don't leave any(!) valuables behind in your tent.
Fires & barbecuing
Open fires are strictly prohibited and will be immediately put out by the fire brigade. Barbecuing is permitted in the area designated for this purpose by the fire brigade.
Entry & festival start
The Nation of Gondwana officially starts at 8 pm on Friday 22.07.2016. The festival opens its doors from 1 pm on Friday. No entry will be granted before Friday.
Eating & drinking
There will be several stands. We want to ensure that the choice is relatively balanced and tasty, so that no one has to go hungry. Vegetarians will also be catered for.
We are of the opinion that the event is not suitable for children. Please organise a babysitter or get help from the grandparents, and treat your little ones to a parent-free weekend.
We will be carrying out random wristband checks during the festival. Please make sure you don't lose your wristbands.
No confetti!!! Please leave your confetti at home – cleaning up the mess left behind after a few seconds of fun takes a lot of time and is very tedious.
The Red Cross will be on site with a well-equipped medical tent, ambulance, two emergency doctors and paramedics, and will ensure the availability of medical aid.
Don't hesitate to approach them or the fire brigade if you or someone else requires help!