Festival-Info

  • BARRIERS

    BARRIERS

    „NO BORDERS“ will remain a pipe dream for now: Like some of you may remember from the previous years, our festival area borders directly on the seadrome Nordholz and the marine aircraft squadron „Graf Zeppelin“. Please stay within the barriers of the festival and on no account enter either of the two sensitive areas.

    Violations of these regulations will cause an invariable ban from the festival and will be reported to the police. 


  • AGE CONTROL

    AGE CONTROL

    We will check every ID at the checkpoints when we are giving out the festival wristbands.
    Here’s an overview of the age limits:

    under 8 years:
    No admittance to the festival.

    8 through 15 years:
    Both ends of the festival wristband will be removed. A “Nachwuchsrocker“-stamp is necessary and only possible with a written permission and accompanied by an adult carer or person with parental authority with a valid copy of their ID.

    16 through 17 years:
    One end of the festival wristband will be removed. After midnight you are only allowed to stay in the “Open-Air Arena” with a written permission and accompanied by an adult carer or person with parental authority and valid a copy of their ID.

    Furthermore, we have prepared a form for minors which you will have to carry with you as well as with the supporting documents. You can find the form here.


  • HOW TO GET THERE

    HOW TO GET THERE

    You can find an overview of the travel options here:

    By CAR:
    Take the A27 via Cuxhaven (if you are coming from Bremen/Bremerhaven), or initially the B73 to Cuxhaven (if you are coming from Hamburg; take A27 from Cuxhaven).
    For everybody: Take the exit “Neuenwalde“ – from here on the festival will be clearly signposted.
    If you have a caravan badge („WOMO Plakette“)? Take the exit Nordholz/Seeflughafen – from here on the festival is signposted.
    The routes in the direct surroundings may change: Follow the instructions of the traffic team.

    CARSHARING:
    Good trip, good vibes - BlaBlaCar gets you to DEICHBRAND relaxed!
    BlaBlaCar gets together festival fans who are looking for a ride themselves or or the ones who have spare seats in their car. Like the idea? Then check out blablacar.de or get the App for free.
    Drive together, drive cheap and have fun!
    PS.: The ones who give people a ride with BlaBlaCar have got the chance for an exclusive parking space directly at the festival entrance. Read more here!

    By TRAIN:
    If you’re travelling from HAMBURG it’s best to drive to the train station Cuxhaven. From BREMEN/ BREMERHAVEN you can take the „Nordseebahn“ to the train station Nordholz. Both train stations have got a shuttle service that will take you directly to the festival area. The busses are running at regular intervals timed with the arrivals of the trains. If there’s no bus in sight, the next one probably won’t be far away. The bus tickets will cost between 3€ and 5€. All departure times and prices will follow soon.

    By BIKE:
    We’ve arranged a separate parking space for bikes on our VIP-parking ground. A little reward for your effort. (Attention: This parking lot is not guarded).

    BUSSHUTTLE:
    Just like in the previous years, you have the possibility to take a shuttle bus from Cuxhaven (train station) and Nordholz (train station) to the festival area and back. This gives you the chance to get to the first band on time and head back after the last headliner on Monday morning. You will find the exact departure times here soon! 


  • APP

    APP

    Perfect orientation: During the festival you will find all the important information you need on our official DEICHBRAND app. You can download the app for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play Store. Now nothing should go wrong! 


  • SWIMMING

    SWIMMING

    THE OCEAN IS WAITING FOR YOU: The beaches in „Duhnen“, „Döse“ or „Sahlenburg“ are the perfect places to be – just grab your towel and take a refreshing dip in the water. Don’t worry if, against all expectations, you’ll just find a whole lot of mud instead of water by the beach. It’s what we call „Watt“. It’s lots of fun and great for your feet, too- just stay away from the Watt-pigs! You’d like to know the exact times for high and low tide? You can find all tide times on: www.cuxhaven-tours.de/tidenkalender.html 


  • ACCESSSEBILITY

    ACCESSSEBILITY

    EVERYTHING SHOULD RUN SMOOTHLY:
    We want to make our festival as accessible as possible. That is why we give our guests with special needs the possibility to bring an accompanying person for free to the festival grounds for support. Please contact our visitor service after purchasing your ticket. You can reach them at info@deichbrand.de. They’ll explain how your accompanying person can get free entry and what you have to keep in mind. If you’d like to use special camping offers, you will need those tickets/badges separately (caravan (Womo) und Comfort Village). There are several parking spaces at the seadrome. You can comfortably pick up your festival wristband at the guest list in Pickerstraße 74. You will of course find separate camping spaces and sanitation facilities. Moreover, you will have a great view of the entire festival grounds from the wheelchair platform! 


  • BEACH AREA

    BEACH AREA

    FUN IN THE SUN: Our BEACH AREA is an activity space in cooperation with the „Nordseeheilbad Cuxhaven“ and the „CUX Tourismus GmbH“. You can play beach volleyball on three fields–hopefully- in sunny weather. If you would rather take it slow, you can relax in one of the beach chairs on the space. 


  • DEPOSIT ON CUPS

    DEPOSIT ON CUPS

    GETTING DRUNK FOR A GOOD CAUSE:
    Drinks can be purchased throughout the entire festival area. There’s a 2€ deposit on each cup. If the return of cups is too troublesome for you, or if you’d just like to do a good deed, donate your cup to Viva con Agua. The collected deposit money will go towards drinking water projects all over the world. You’ll find deposit boxes and promoters pretty much everywhere. Just look out for the Viva con Agua flags and help them helping others! 


  • CAMPING

    CAMPING

    AN OCEAN OF POSSIBILITIES: If you’re the owner of a Kombi- or Friendship-Ticket, camping is free of charge for you. If you’d like to take your car, motorbike or caravan onto the campsite with you, our Woo-Camp is the right place for you. You’d like some more quiet time? Head fort the Green Camp! If you’d like a combo out of caravan & Green Camp, our „Womo Green Camp“ (caravan green camp) is the right place for you. There’s one thing all these camping spaces have in common: There’s no general electrical power supply. Our partner VOLT! will be happy help you charge your phones and other devices. For those of you who still don’t want to do without electrical power on your camp, there’s the new „Womo Watt Camp“ at the DEICHBRAND Festival 2017.

    Due to the high request we created an exclusive camping area for you. In our „Comfort Village” you can decide between SCHREBERGARTEN, HOLZHÜTTEN, TIPI, IGLU or LUFTZELT.
    1-day-tickets do not include camping!!!
    The camp-grounds open on Thursday at 12 pm.
    Don’t feel like carrying your tent? Check out: mein-zelt-steht-schon.de


  • CHECKPOINTS

    CHECKPOINTS

    COME ON IN: We will once again set up several checkpoints for the issuing of the festival wristbands. Here you will get you festival wristband and a rubbish bag if you show us your ticket and ID. Please keep hold of your ticket. It replaces the chip for the rubbish deposit. For shorter queuing times we recommend the fast lane: Just check in without luggage, go back to your car and head on towards the camp grounds and glass control with your luggage. 


  • CROWDSURFING

    CROWDSURFING

    HANDS OFF: Crowd surfing is fun but also very damn dangerous. In spite of all the euphoria we ask you to keep both feet on the ground. The risk of injury is just too high. If you decide to let yourself get carried you’ll have to accept a dismissal from the festival area. Is that really worth it? 


  • CUXHAVEN

    CUXHAVEN

    OUR PEARL OF THE NORTH SEA: Home and birthplace of the DEICHBRAND-Festival. Many members of our crew are from here, the most northern part of Lower Saxony, and have remained true to their homeland. No other festival location offers you so much fresh coastal air like our beloved Cuxhaven, the place where the river Elbe flows into the North Sea. Want to find out more about it? Then check out www.cuxhaven.de




  • FIRST AID & PARAMEDICS

    FIRST AID & PARAMEDICS

    1. ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU: Throughout the entire festival there will be many „Johanniter“-paramedics and doctors in your service in medical emergencies. You can find the paramedic tents on the camp grounds as well as between the „CAMP Mitte“ and the mobile concrete factory. Please contact the security officials in an emergency, they’ll be able to help you to establish contact with medical personal. If you already know that you’ll need medical support on site before the start of the festival, contact us ahead of time and we’ll arrange everything for you. Please keep the emergency exits on the campsite clear at all times for the „Johanniters“! 



  • FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS

    FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS

    FUN IN A JIFFY: Just like in the years beforehand you will get your cloth festival wristband at out checkpoints in exchange for your festival ticket. The wristband is not only a stylish accessory but also serves the purpose of age-control. It is not transferable and loses its validity as soon as you take it off. We cannot offer you a replacement in cases of loss or damage – so take care of your festival wristband. You’re into the „old-school“ aluminium locks/clasps? Swap it at the brand store for 1€ if you like. Important: Keep your ticket, it will be your rubbish deposit-chip when you leave! 


  • FIRE

    FIRE

    WE ARE NOT „BURNING MAN“: Open fires are prohibited on the entire festival grounds (as well as the camp grounds). Barbecuing is of course permitted but don’t leave your cooking zone unattended. Grill lighter fluids cannot be brought onto the premises – while we’re on the subject: gas cookers with cartridges heavier then 250g are prohibited. Time and time again accidents happen with gas and fire. Please take care of yourself and your fellow human beings! 


  • PHOTO & VIDEO

    PHOTO & VIDEO

    JUST A REMINDER: Professional photo, video and audio recordings are not permitted. So you gotta keep your reflex camera at home. You can do recordings with your phone or digital camera for private use as much as you like. What ever you don’t get snapshots of you can most likely find in the galleries in the history section of our website. 



  • LOST AND FOUND

    LOST AND FOUND

    WE ALL KNOW IT: It was there a second ago but now it’s gone! For that reason, we have set up a lost & found zone for you at the main entrance of the OPEN AIR ARENA. Whether you’re looking for something or you found something – please come to us so everything will end up back in the bag which it fell out of. And always think about how happy you would be to get your lost things back! Everything that doesn’t get picked up during the festival will end up at the lost & found of the township Nordholz. You can reach them at 04741-97 99 23. 


  • GAS COOKERS

    GAS COOKERS

    WHAT’S COOKING? You are most welcome to bring your gas cooker to DEICHBRAND. It’s more energy efficient than a barbecue and less smelly. However, cartridges heavier then 250g cannot be brought onto the premises. It’s a little different for caravans. We’ll check the seals of approval on the gas systems as you enter. If your seal of approval is not up-to-date you are not allowed to bring your vehicle to the camp site. 


  • GUEST LIST

    GUEST LIST

    If you’ve snatched a spot on our guest list, the check-in will be in the building of the voluntary fire brigade on Pickerstraße 74 in Wanhöden. Please have your ID and the printed voucher (the one you got in your mail beforehand) with you. That way, the check-in will be nice and quick. 




  • ATM'S

    ATM'S

    "Money is coming out of the wall…" - so that you don't end up without money from all the partying, we have set up two ATMs at the entrance of the OPEN AIR ARENA. Here you can get new notes against a small fee. Think about this: your money is safe as long as it remains in the ATM!


  • GENERATORS

    GENERATORS

    See: Power 


  • BEVERAGES

    BEVERAGES

    CHEERS: All arround the festival area you can find drinking water facilities where you can supply yourself with water for free. A lot of bars provide you with drinks of all kinds. Please note: It is forbidden to bring drinks with in the concert area.

     


  • Glass

    Glass

    Just like in the previous years, glass is strictly forbidden on the entire festival grounds. Please think ahead and make sure to pour your beverages into other containers prior to your arrival. At the entrance we will take all glass bottles without replacement. To be honest: What kind of festival would it be without shotgunning? 


  • GREEN CAMP

    GREEN CAMP

    QUIET AND ECO-FRIENDLY:

    Green camping is becoming more and more popular. We are very happy about that. That’s why we’ve come up with some cool camping editions for you in cooperation with the GREEN CIRCUS team. A huge community tent, common barbecue areas, solar- powered cookers, slacklines, performers, upcycling – there’s a lot to discover and to create yourself.

    To be able to camp on the Green Camp, you’ll have to register online before hand. The registry has to be done individually and is free of charge. Heads up: The registry is started!

    At the caravan green camp (Womo Green Camp) a Womo Green badge is required! 


  • BARBECUE

    BARBECUE

    BARBECUE IS ALLOWED: Even though open fire is prohibited on the entire festival grounds, we’ll of course make an exception when it comes to barbecuing. Please do not leave your cooking zone unattended at any time. Use dry grill lighters to get the coal glowing. Everything liquid, no matter if it’s spirit, petroleum or even petrol cans have to be left outside festival grounds. While we’re on the topic of food preparation – Do you also own a gas cooker? Gladly bring it along if it’s under 250g. 


  • INFO

    INFO

    THE ENLIGHTENMENT: You’ll find out everything you have to know about DEICHBRAND at the info, right next to the beach area. Running times, tips for trips, information about the festival program and more – just drop by and ask us. Our colleagues from CUX-Tourism are happy to help! 



  • MEETING-POINT "DROP-OFF & PICK UP"

    MEETING-POINT "DROP-OFF & PICK UP"

    MEET HERE: We have set up the meeting-point and “Drop-off & pick up” zones at the southern point of the northern parking ground. The perfect spot to meet up with passengers or to drop them off. Please organise yourself well because the driver always needs to be close to the vehicle and, because of the high frequency of vehicles, there’s a maximum stop time of 3 minutes. Don’t leave your car unattended. You can also find the taxi stand and the bus stop for the shuttle busses close by. 


  • MERCHANDISE

    MERCHANDISE

    EXACTLY OUR STYLE: This year, many new official DEICHBRAND items are waiting for you in a much larger shop on 450 sqm next to the main entrance to the OPEN AIR ARENA. As a highlight we have integrated a small but fine stage for showcase concerts and autograph sessions of your favorite bands. >> DEICHBRAND Brandstore <<


  • MOTORCYCLE

    MOTORCYCLE

    ROCKERS, CROSSERS, RUNNERS – all bikes are welcome here! If you don’t want to park your bike on our normal parking grounds and you’d like to fall asleep next to your baby you’ll have to check in on the WOMO Camp (caravan camp). Put a badge on and off to the camping area! 


  • OPENING HOURS

    OPENING HOURS

    IT STARTS FROM THURSDAY: For those of you who can’t wait for this years DEICHBRAND, we’ll open our camping gates on Thursday, 20. July 2017. From Friday on we’ll open up all areas for you. Like every year, we’ll adapt our daily admissions to the running order of each day. 


  • PARKING

    PARKING

    THAT’S THE WAY: You can find free parking spaces all around the festival grounds. Just follow the labelling and the instructions of our on-site traffic team. You are able to park vehicles up to 7,5 tons, with a total length of max. 6m. If you are bringing a trailer, it will have to be parked next to the vehicle and needs to be separated from the driving vehicle. The parking grounds are open from Thursday 12pm till Monday 12pm. Any earlier arrivals are not possible. No matter which vehicle you’ll take your journey in – you cannot take it onto the camping area. Neither trailers, nor motorcycles, nor bicycles – unless you got yourself a badge for the caravan camps. Parking on declared areas is of course free of charge! Can’t be bothered with traffic jam and stress? Then just take one of our shuttle busses from the train stations. 


  • POLICE

    POLICE

    The police at DEICHBRAND are friendly and rock! If you should get into any trouble on the festival, you can find them in our security area. In urgent cases you can inform the security personnel and they’ll contact the operation controllers via radio. Be prepared for general traffic checks on arrival and departure. 


  • PRESS

    PRESS

    WELCOME: Accredited representatives of the press will be looked after by our PRESS/MEDIA-team on site. The check-in will be in the building next to the voluntary fire brigade Wanhöden, Pickerstraße 74.

    You can find more information here.


  • PYROTECHNICS

    PYROTECHNICS

    FIRE HAZARD: Whoever plays with fire will be banned from the festival and transferred to the police. Please leave your cap bombs, rockets, flares and other firecrackers at home. The risk of injury is just too high! If you’re into professional fire shows you won’t miss out anyway – we prepared a little something for you... 


  • GENERAL PROGRAM

    GENERAL PROGRAM

    FESTIVAL’S NOT ENOUGH? You want more? Then look forward to our general program happening from Friday till Sunday – there will be the perfect offers for every friend of the North Sea! To get into the right mood during the festival you can enjoy the beach area in the OPEN AIR ARENA in cooperation with the „Nordseeheilbad Cuxhaven“, the „CUX Tourismus GmbH“ and the Beachsportclub Cuxhaven.

    At the info you can get all information on wind and kitesurfing, SUP and the offers of the surf school Cuxhaven.
    You’ll find our whole range of offers in the special offers section. 


  • RUNNING ORDER

    RUNNING ORDER

    THAT’S WHAT’S UP: Which band is playing where and when? The running order will be announced here shortly before the start of the festival in a printable pdf-version. Changes in the plan may occur! 


  • SANITATION

    SANITATION

    MORE THEN EVER: We want to fulfill your needs. That’s why we’ve increased the number of showers and toilets this year. Of course there will be drinking water dispensers so that you can provide yourself with fresh water for cooking and washing at any time. We’ve set up shower containers on all camping grounds for you. You’ll have to bring shampoo and towels yourself. Everything else is free of charge – warm and cold! Aside from the good old portaloos we’ll have toilet containers with flushers for you. You’ll find the facilities throughout the festival area. 


  • SECURITY

    SECURITY

    COME TO THE SECURITY AREA: If you should get into any trouble, you can find police and fire fighters in the central location between the concrete factory and CAMP Mitte. The security area is quickly reachable from the camp grounds as well as from the OPEN AIR ARENA. In cases of emergency, you can inform the security personnel or someone from the camping team and they’ll get help via radio. By the way - Be prepared that there will be general traffic checks at arrival and departure. 



  • POWER

    POWER

    CAREFUL: Generators and car batteries are not allowed for safety reasons and because of background noise. In the safeboxes of our partner BigBoxBerlin a 230V socket is available for charging your devices. In the Womo Watt and in the Comfort Village, of course you have sufficient electricity available. You could also find our new official DEICHBRAND Powerbank at the Merchstore.



  • TAXIS

    TAXIS

    TAKE A TAXI TO WANHÖDEN: If you’re willing to pay more money then what you would need for the shuttle busses, you can also get to the festival by taxi. You will most certainly find someone at the train stations in Cuxhaven and Nordholz. On the festival area the drivers are stopping close to the meeting point „Drop-off & Pick up“. If there’s no taxi in sight you can call one of these numbers:

    04741-8080

    04741-1001

    04742-2121

    04742-363

    04721-51525

    04721-711616 


  • PETS

    PETS

    NOISE IS CRUELTY TO ANIMALS: Be a party animal yourself but please leave your dogs, chicken, cats, chameleons, rats, giraffes, monkeys and everything else at home! A festival isn’t the appropriate place for any animal! 


  • ENVIRONMENT

    ENVIRONMENT

    WE DO WHAT WE CAN: Where more than 50,000 excited festival fans are partying for four days, an impact on the environment unfortunately cannot be avoided. Nevertheless, we want to party as carbon neutral as possible! In cooperation with our partner „EWE“ and their affiliated company „NaturWatt“ we’ll compensate for the 170 tons of CO2 that is being released through our energy consumption.
    Not an easy task: Luckily trees are doing the good work for us now. On 8.500 m2 a mixed forest will detract and bind greenhouse gases through photosynthesis in the next 20 years. After that time, the forest will continue to exist through the german forest laws and will provide a DEICHBRAND-worthy atmosphere for all wildlife! Rocking out clean is a good way to start – but better also to take the next step and be environmentally friendly in your own camp with green electricity. We recommend the TÜV verified EWE power NaturWatt®. You can find more information here. 


  • THUNDERSTORM

    THUNDERSTORM

    KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY: In the case of an approaching thunderstorm, we will inform you immediately on all our communication channels. Please follow our directions and best seek shelter in your car. If you are to meet someone who doesn’t have a shelter or can’t help themselves – take them under your wing. We are a community, and as such, we help each other! 


  • VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

    VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

    BE SAFE: A substantial part of the festival area is video controlled. This is only for your safety, not to spy on you. 


  • BAN ON WEAPONS

    BAN ON WEAPONS

    CREATE PEACE: As you have probably imagined all kinds of weapons are prohibited on the entire festival grounds! We want to have a good, peaceful time together; not a dangerous time. So please leave anything at home that could compromise that. The same applies to any fireworks, flares and other kinds of pyrotechnics. 


  • WOMO CAMP

    WOMO CAMP

    NOT ONLY FOR CARAVANS: The Womo Camp allows you to camp at or inside of your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if your ride is a caravan, motorbike or a car.

    Trailers can be brought to the camp without any further badges. Please fill out the badges completely and stick them onto your windshield from the inside. We cannot let anyone on the campgrounds who has not filled out their badge! ATTENTION: At the admission, the regulatory agency might want to check your gas system at random. Make sure that your seals of approval are still valid before you leave for the festival. Otherwise we’re not able to let you in. Our camping crew will direct you on site. Per each badge you’ll get a tract with enough space to park a car and set up a tent next to it. Please stick to your allotted areas! 


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