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.
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 at the festival via cash, ATM card and credit card. For each activated wristband, we charge a fee of € 1,80.
It is possible to get back your remaining amount via bank transfer until 3 years after the event - refund online at sd18.eventportal.io. Available from Sunday 12.08.2018 12h00 on.
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.
The following house rules apply throughout the event area. Also a german version of the house rules exists, in case of doubt the german version is the right version.
For damages, injuries and theft of all kinds suffered by visitors at the event site, the organizer is only liable if the damage was caused intentionally or recklessly by the organizers or their representatives or agents. Therefore, the organizer is not liable for personal injury and damage. After the end of the event the organizer accepts no liability for visitors, who are still on the festival grounds respectively re-enter after closing. The offered visitor facilities need to be treated with due care. All other facilities may not be entered or launched. Visitors need to leave the festival and it´s grounds at closing time.
Each visitor is committed to bring a valid, official approved ID. Copies or other IDs are not accepted.
It is not permitted to bring any animals to the festival grounds. Excluded guide dogs, provided they carry a bite basket and are kept on a leash.
4. Safety Instructions
The instructions of the organizer, crew, security and supervisors must be obeyed.
All kinds of violence are strictly prohibited. Contravention results in an immediate expulsion from the venue and possibly a complaint at the responsible authority.
6. Cancellations/Program Changes
In case of event cancelling the tickets can be returned (refund of the amount of the ticket excl. advance booking fee) to two month after the event. The organizer reserves the right to short term program changes or schedule changes and do not authorise the user to return his ticket In case of failure of one or more artists, the impossibility of the use of parts of the grounds or partial failure of technique due to force majeure, there is no right to price reduction. No right for replacement of incidental expenses (arrival, departure, accommodation, service fee, aso.) in case of cancellation, change of program, cast or date.
7. Sound and Vision rights
The visitor agrees that recordings and pictures of him will be recorded analog and digital and the recordings or parts of the recordings will be published without compensation and without chronologically reduction. The recordings can be used for the re-reporting of the respective festival, but also for the application of the next festival of this kind or events of a similar kind. You can contradict the publication of the image data in writing via [email protected]shutdownfestival.at at any time. All entrances of the festival are video-monitored. Own sound-, film- and photo- recordings are not permitted (except for private use). For an exception, a written declaration of the organizer is necessary.
8. Volume/Hearing Protection
The sound level at this event exceeds 93 dB and can put your hearing at risk. The wearing of hearing protection, especially near the stage areas, is strongly recommended. Free ear protection is available at all Info/Lost&Found Points on site.
9. Brought Objects
A detailed list of prohibited items can be found on https://www.shutdownfestival.at/en/info under the point “Forbidden Objects”. When attempting to enter such items, they must be taken away (f.e. to the car) or disposed. Illegal items (weapons, drugs, etc.) are handed over to the police. The organizer is not liable for the safekeeping of such items. Each visitor agrees to a search of his bags and private items for such items. If a visitor does not allow this search, he has no right to enter the venue. The organizer reserves the right to banish persons, who try to smuggle forbidden objects on the event area.
10. Storage of Objects
Articles can be submitted only at intended spots (locker). The organizer is not liable for handed articles at other spots (deposit at bars or stages, hiding at the venue aso.) as in this case no contract of safe custody is concluded.
11. Bag Search
The organizer reserves the right to search visitors before entering the festival and on the festival premises for dangerous or prohibited objects. If such an item is found, it will be removed without exception.
12. Alcohol and Drug Influence
Heavily intoxicated individuals by alcohol or other drugs are not eligible to enter the festival grounds. No right for refund of the ticket price in this case.
13. Minimum Age
The minimum age for entering the festival is 16 years. Taking along an elderly companion or a letter of permission from the parents does not change the rules.
14. Youth Protection
The law of protection of the youth of Salzburg applies throughout the entire area in the version valid on the day of the event.
It is strongly recommended to wear sturdy footwear with a firm and stable sole with sufficient resistance to treading throughout the event grounds.
16. Climbing of Buildings
The climbing of buildings of all kinds is strictly prohibited, results in an immediate expulsion from the venue and a report to the responsible authority.
17. Parking Area
The entrance to the parking area is only allowed with a valid ticket during the opening hours.
Sleeping in the parking area is prohibited both inside and outside a vehicle.
Camping and the building of tents is prohibited on the parking area.
The assigned parking area is to comply. It is forbidden to park at the streets between the parking spaces.
To left dust at the parking area is forbidden! The promotor is not liable to purple hurt or damage on cars or other things caused by a third party or force majeeure. Also the promotor is not liable to stuck vehicles.
It is no custody agreement closed, the parking area is not guarded. It is a lease for temporarily parked vehicles.
The entrances and exits for cars will be controlled during the opening hours of the parking area.
Regular tours through the parking area will take place during the opening hours of the parking area.
At the parking area the StVO is valid.
Any kind of garbage is to be deposited in the designated containers and not to be thrown on the ground or otherwise left behind.
19. Digging holes
Digging holes is prohibited throughout the site.
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 the 13th of August 2018.
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +43 (0) 2277/2209
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.
In this case we do have the perfect job as an Shutdown Ambassador for you!
How does it work, what do I need to do and what´s in it for me?
You can earn f.e. free tickets or backstage experiences by selling tickets to your friends. You receive points for each friend you bring along. This points can can be traded at the rewardshop. That means exclusive rewards for you and your friends. Following some examples:
Please register here - we are happy to have you on board!
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.
If your are looking for a hotel room in the area please check out: http://www.zwentendorf.at/Freizeit_und_Tourismus/Unterkuenfte
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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.