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All you need to know about SD22

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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SD22 will take place on 06.08.2022 as usual at the worldwide unique nuclear power plant Zwentendorf.

After 2 years of festival abstinence we finally laughed, danced and celebrated the summer together again. Next year you can expect our 5-year anniversary edition. For all loyal fans there was the possibility to secure the ticket for the 6th of August 2022 (AKW Zwentendorf, AUT) within 72 hours (until 10th of August 23:59) for only € 69,00

Regular Phase: € 84.00
Late Phase: € 99.00

The official ticket sale starts at the end of October 2021!

You can easily withdraw your remaining credit via the event portal.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact: [email protected]

Lockers will be available in the ticketstore at the end of October.

What are my advantages?  

  • The locks are locked by PIN code.

- So you don't need an annoying key while partying and you have continuous access to your locker during the festival opening time.

  • Save yourself long waiting times at the festival!

- As soon as you have completed the booking in the ticket store, you will receive a code by mail in advance, with which you have continuous access to your locker during the festival opening hours. This way you avoid long waiting times on site! 

You have the choice between large and small lockers:

Locker - large

Locker large 36x35x30cm
+ 230V socket
+ insured up to € 300,-

Locker - small

Locker small 15x20x20cm
+ 2x USB ports
+ 230V socket
+ insured up to € 300,-

You can find hotel accommodations in Vienna here.

General Questions

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! More information soon!

You are planning your own bus tour to Shutdown Festival?
To guarantee you a smooth arrival please let us know and send a mail to [email protected]

The payment system at SD is CASHLESS.

You can easily withdraw your remaining credit via the event portal.

Eventportal 2021 - Payout 

Do you have questions or problems? Please send an email to [email protected]

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 ticket at the entrance at the festival area. 
Please understand that the securities will check your bags. 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 disabilities can also join the Shutdown Festival. Please simply contact us via email at [email protected]. Once we receive your email we will get back to you.

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 on Monday after the festival.
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.

There is enough parking space but keep in mind that each vehicle needs a parking ticket. Parking tickets are available in our ticket shop. Your car is monitored until the end of the festival. Sleeping in your car is not allowed because of safety reasons. Exit possible until Sunday 14h00.

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.

At the tap water station our visitors can buy a tap water bag and then refill it as often as they want. Empty SD tap water bags can be brought along and filled-up as well.

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

  • Bags bigger than DIN A3
  • Camelbag
  • Firework
  • Flying objects (drones, balloons, chinese lantern etc.)
  • Glass
  • Any grillers (gas cooker, camping grill etc.)
  • Private stock food and beverage
  • Laser pointer
  • Loose wires
  • Soundsystems 
  • Powder or coarse-grained materials
  • Slingshot
  • Bulky objects
  • Power sets
  • Car batteries
  • Animals (except guide dogs)
  • Dry ice
  • Sugar / Icing sugar
  • Weapons (in accordance with the Austrian weapon law) or other objects that may be used as weapon
  • Objects with discriminating or provocative text or rather terms.
  • Any objects that may endanger safety and health of fellow humans.
  • Any objects that may be considered dangerous by the organiser.

Independent Event GmbH 

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5412 Puch bei Hallein, AT


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.

Officially decreed change from 3G to 2G!

In spite of currently increasing numbers, the authorities have given the green light for the Shutdown Festival under the condition that the austrian 2G (vaccinated or PCR tested) regulation at the entrance, which is already valid in the night gastronomy, is fulfilled. ATTENTION the 2G rule is NOW an official requirement for a visit to the Shutdown Festival. Of course you have questions because of these changed requirements, here you can find all information about the 2G-rule to have a safe festival. 

The measures specified by the authorities for the Shutdown Festival must be observed.
The austrian 2G (vaccinated or PCR tested) regulation at the entrance is already valid in the night gastronomy. At the entrance your EU-COVID-certificate (QR-CODE) will be checked for validity and connected to your personalized ticket.

Under the still relevant influence of the pandemic we are all challenged and called to take our responsibility. 

Status: July 28, 2021
Subject to legal changes


By official decree, the austrian 2G rule is to be applied at the entrance to the Shutdown Festival, which means that only a negative PCR test result counts in addition to proof of vaccination. The collection (gargling, nasal or throat swab) must have taken place within the last 72 hours (3 days).

In Austria, new PCR test facilities and stations are continuously being established where the tests can be performed (list and links below). The result is available in most cases (depending on the test station/laboratory) within approx. 24h after submission of the sample in the form of an EU-Covid certificate (with QR code). We recommend to perform the PCR test on Thursday, August 5, 2021. 

All information can be found here:

Free PCR test execution in Austria: (registration required!)

  • Burgenland: currently officially (as of July 28) not yet offering free PCR tests! 
  • Carinthia: currently officially (as of July 28) not yet offering free PCR tests! 
  • Lower Austria:

At the end of this week, free PCR tests will be offered in pharmacies in Lower Austria. After making an appointment online,  the swabs will be taken at the pharmacies and the result will be sent automatically via SMS or email.

PCR gargle tests can be collected free of charge in all BIPA stores in Linz since July 19 and in the districts of Gmunden  and Vöcklabruck from August 2. They can also be handed in at a branch of the REWE Group (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA & PENNY) and at the service station stores "BP MERKUR Inside", "BILLA Unterwegs" & "BILLA STOP-SHOP".

Currently, three test stations are in operation in the city of Salzburg and several test stations each in Flachgau,                  Tennengau,      Lungau, Pinzgau and Pongau. Supervised rapid antigen tests and PCR gargle tests are offered at the testing stations. In          addition, several pharmacies in the province of Salzburg also offer free corona testing. Pre-registration is required for all          tests. 

Registration is essential. Individuals residing or staying in Tyrol can register for a PCR test at one of the 10 PCR screening streets as well for a visit to the nighttime food service. 

All Viennese also have the opportunity to be tested free of charge at home or in one of the gargle boxes at 10 locations in Vienna using PCR gargle tests as part of the "Alles gurgelt!" campaign. The home test kits can be picked up at all BIPA stores throughout Vienna. Samples can be dropped off at all REWE locations throughout Vienna (Billa, Merkur, BIPA, Penny, gas stations with REWE stores).

Excerpt of paid test stations & laboratories: 

Novogenia - Mobile Covid Test: 
Covid Fighters:
Austrian Corona Busters:
Vienna Airport:

Listing of physicians who perform PCR testing:

Physicians in private practice in Lower Austria: Translated with Translated with

Proof of vaccination by means of EU-Covid certificate (with QR code).

  • Proof of first vaccination from the 22nd day after the first vaccination, whereby this must not be longer than 90 days ago, or
  • Second vaccination, whereby this must not be longer than 270 days ago, or
  • Vaccination as of the 22nd day after vaccination for vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled, provided that such vaccination shall not have occurred more than 270 days previously.


  • Vaccination, if no longer than 270 days ago and if 21 days before vaccination positive PCR test or detection of neutralizing antibodies was available.

If you do not have an EU-Covid certificate yet, but only a vaccination certificate, please try to organize your certificate, otherwise you have to expect longer waiting times on site.  In Austria, the certificate can be obtained by using a citizen card/mobile phone signature via Elga (the electronic health record in Austria).

Medical confirmation of survived infection with SARS-CoV-2 that has been confirmed by molecular biology is not accepted by the authorities. Recovered persons must also perform a PCR test.

The measures specified by the authorities for the Shutdown Festival in the short term (Wednesday July 28, 2021) must be respected.

Proof of a negative PCR test (maximum 72 hours old) must be presented. A PCR test can be performed at numerous testing stations, selected pharmacies and clinics, as well as at private laboratories and at home. Usually you will receive a test result within 24 hours.

Since the Shutdown Festival will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, we recommend that you take the PCR test on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


A list of pharmacies that also perform free PCR tests at Österreich-Testet can be found here: Website Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists

Fee-based of paid PCR test stations & labs that usually deliver a result faster than 24h!

Novogenia - Mobile Covid Test: 
Covid Fighters:
Austrian Corona Busters:
Vienna Airport:


Established medical doctors in Lower Austria:´

To ensure that nothing goes wrong, we advise you to go through this checklist and to carry your EU Covid certificate (incl. QR code) as well as your ticket as a screenshot on your cell phone and/or as a printout - in case you lose your cell phone, have no internet connection or simply the battery is empty. In case of a random check during the event you have to show your Covid-19 test result as well as your ticket.

With this check you can check yourself if your Eu-Covid certificate is valid at the entrance. Thereby you have to activate the 2-G-regulation of the "Nachtgastronomie"!


Basically, the authorities do not require you to wear a mask during the event. Nevertheless, we recommend wearing an FFP2 mask or a mouth-nose protection on the way from the parking lot until you have your Shutdown Wristband on your arm and your 2-G proof has been verified.

Our tip: Just integrate the FFP-2 mask into your festival outfit!!!


You can retrieve your Green Passport certificate online yourself or have it retrieved by authorized agencies. Depending on the certificate, there are the following options:

  • Online: with link to the certificate, without digital signature:
    • People who get tested as part of "Austria tests" in a test lane, at a pharmacy or in a laboratory receive an SMS or e-mail with a personalized document link (direct link). To access the test certificate, you need an Internet-enabled device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC).
    • Individual federal states can also enable citizens to retrieve a test or vaccination certificate via a direct link, which is sent after registration on a federal state portal.
  • Online: via - application "Grüner Pass", with digital signature: A cell phone signature / citizen card is required for login. After logging in, you can access the "Grüner Pass" application online, view and print your certificates.
  • On site: Retrieval by authorized bodies (depending on the certificate) and printout.

All information about the certificates can be found here:


The measures specified by the BH Tulln for the Shutdown Festival in the short term (Wednesday 28 July 2021) must be respected.

It is understandable that you have questions. Enclosed we list frequently asked questions. Everything important about the festival can be found here: FAQ