All you need to know

Below-mentioned you find all important information about the Shutdown Festival. If you have questions please check the info below first and if there is still something outstanding contact us via contact form.

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Shutdown Festival

The cut with a spade of the nuclear power plant in Zwenendorf happened on the 4th of April 1972. It took four years to finish the building - vain endeavor because the nuclear power plant was never activated, ever! This NPP is a part of Austria´s contemporary history and an unique memorial pointing on the strong national will. The country was split up by the NPP - on one side the nuclear power opponents and on the other side the powerful ones: federal chancellor Bruno Kreisky, the trade union, the industrie and the chamber of commerce. Expecting an approving result, Kreisky decided to hold a plebiscite about the start-up of the nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf - but the outcome was quite different to prospect. 

1.606.308 people voted "no" for the nuclear power plant, thats 50,47% (!) of the attended votes. Shortly thereafter the parliament enacted a law prohibiting the use of nuclear fission in Austria to supply energy.

40 years later, though, the power plant provides 100% environmentally friendly power for Austria´s households via a photovoltaic system. Furthermore the nuclear power plant welcomes nuclear technicians as training center, offers a solar energy research park and is a desired location for events, guided tours and movies. In the meantime nature stretches out its fingers and turnes the sorrounding area into a beautiful oasis next to the danube.

There are several ways of travelling to the Shutdown Festival but please think eco-friendly and make use of public transport possibilities and car pools. Save time & money, avoid jam and travel by public transport! Please find all information about your journey to Shutdown Festival at Travel.

At the Shutdown Festival you cannot pay cash for your drinks, food, merch etc. - you pay cashless. You can charge your cashless credit via cash, ATM card and credit card. It is possible to get your remaining amount back - refund online after the event.

The Shutdown Festival conducts an absolute zero tolerance policy with regard to drugs! It is prohibited to use, deal or be in possession of drugs.

There will be controls on forbidden objects, passports and your wristband at the entrance at the festival area. 
Please understand that the securities will check your luggage. Do not lose your wristband - no replacement will happen. All forbidden objects are listed at "Forbidden Objects" below.

You´re hungry? That´s no problem. Our food corner offers a delicious range of different meals and cool drinks. Payment only with cashless. It is not allowed to bring your own food and drinks to the festival area.

People with physical disabilities can also join the Shutdown Festival. More information under +43 (0)6245 71 990 or send an e-mail -

The artists and the organisers of Shutdown Festival cannot be held accountable for damage, loss or theft nor for any other accident. For damage of any kind suffered by visitors the organizer only takes responsibility and accepts liability if the damage was caused intentionally or by gross negligence by the organizers or their representatives or agents. Therefore the organizers will not be liable for personal injuries and property damage. The Lower Austria Youth Protection Act applies, as amended. In this case the general terms and conditions of the Independent Event GmbH, the house rules of EVN Liegenschaftsverwaltung Gesellschaft m.b.H and the extra listed festival rules do apply.

You need general information about the festival or want to protect your ears? No problem at all - you get all relevant information about the festival but also train & bus time tables and earplugs at our Info/Lost&Found Point.

All leftover finds will be given to the municipal office Zwentendorf.
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +43 (0) 2277/2209

Opening hours:

Mo: 07.00 am - 12.00 pm & 01.00 pm - 05.00 pm

Wed: 09.00 am - 12.00 pm & 01.00 pm - 07.00 pm

Fr: 09.00 am - 12.00 pm

If you want to work at Shutdown Festival please applicate via our Recruiting Plattform. We are looking forward to you. :)

The minimum age limit to enter the festival area is 16 years. Even if accompanied by an adult, people 15 and under will not be permitted entrance. The Lower Austria Youth Protection Act applies, as amended. The security will monitor and control everyone in the area and your identification will be checked at the entrance.

Accepted: official identity document (e.g. passport or driver's license)
Not accepted: student cards

Your identification will be checked at the entrance.
Accepted: official identity document (e.g. passport or driver's license)
Not accepted: student cards

If you need to bring medicine to the festival please bring a medical confirmation with you. There is no possibility for cooling, 

Merchandise will be for sale on the festival ground - payment with cashless only.

Saturday, 26.08.2017 from 12.00 pm (noon) to 01.00 am

Your passion is Hardstyle and you want to support the first outdoor Hard dance festival in Austria? Become a part of the family and register at Ticketrunner to get a Shutdown ambassador! You will get rewards by selling tickets and promoting the event. Interested? Find more details about the programme here - we are looking forward to you!

A Hardstyle festival is the most amazing place in the world - clearly, we agree without doubt, but you should keep a few things in mind to stay safe and get back home well.

Please check the weather forecast for the area of Zwentendorf and bring adapted clothing with you. Especially wear proper shoes as we don´t want you to have hurting feet after dancing the whole day. If the sun is shining please bring and use sunscreen and a headgear. Forgot Snapback ?! No problem! In our merchandise store we offer various models in Shutdown Style. Just as important as sunscreen is the proper hydration during a weekend like this - and by that we mean anti-alcoholic drinks ;)

Shaking at the stage and party hard with the world's best Hardstyle DJs requires a lot of the human body  - often we need more energy than we realize. Therefore you should not forget to take a break and eat something. Our food corner offers a delicious range of different meals and cool drinks that provide enough power for the next hours of beats and dancing.

The police and security staff keep a watchful eye on any criminal activity on the camping and festival grounds. Unfortunately it not avoidable that here and there things get stolen. Therefore we advise you to leave your valuables either in the car or wear them tight to the body.

If you are hurt there is first aid to take care of you. Please check the map for the position. If this takes too long please ask the nearest security for help.

There will be  enough sanitary facilities at the festival area. Using toilets is free of charge.

There is tap water available at the sanitary facilities.

If your are looking for a hotel room in the area please check out:

  • camelbag
  • fireworks
  • glass
  • brought food and drinks
  • laserpointer
  • soundsystem
  • sling
  • bulky goods
  • animals (except guide dogs)
  • weapons and all objects that could be used as weapons
  • Objects and clothes with discriminating or provocative text or expressions
  • Any items affecting the safety and health of your fellow humans
  • Any objects that can be considered dangerous by the organizer

If you are unsure whether your subject is allowed or not you are welcome to ask here or do not bring it to the festival.

Independent Event GmbH
Neualmerstraße 37
5400 Hallein

The police and security staff keep a watchful eye on any criminal activity on the festival grounds. Unfortunately it is not avoidable that here and there things get stolen. Therefore we advise you to leave your valuables either in the car or wear them tight to the body.


Tickets for Shutdown Festival 2017 can be ordered online in our ticket shop.

That´s the way it works:

  1. Select number of wanted tickets
  2. Log in or create a new account
  3. Check your order
  4. Choose method of payment
  5. Finalize your order
  6. Make payment
  7. Personalize ticket(s) (for instructions check "Personalisation")
  8. Print ticket(s) and keep them ready at the entrance

After the payment has been received, each ticket buyer gets a confirmation e-mail and an additional e-mail with the personalization link. Please click "Add Information" and add all requested data.

All tickets must be personalized by 31.07.2017 at 11:59 pm.

If your plans have changed but your ticket is already personalised you can transfer your ticket to someone else for € 9,-. Please use the Paylogic ticket transfer feature and specify the first buyer´s e-mail address and the ticket barcode. If you have any questions please contact the customer service of Paylogic. (contact at "Problem during Order Transaction?")

  • Early Bird Phase 1 - 09.03.2017 - 31.05.2017
  • Early Bird Phase 2 - from 01.06.2017 

Our ticket provider will help you:

Phone: +49 (0)30 3080 6319

Service: Mo - Fr: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (CET) & Sa: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (CET)

Tickets can´t be changed and orders cant be canceled as soon as the order is finalized.

Paylogic offers a cancellation insurance which can be made during the order of the tickets. The insurance offers the possibility to reverse the tickets.