THE VENUE (TUKIKOHTA)
The festival will be held at the Välivainio Tukikohta (Sorvarintie 5), which will include a drinking area and food. The entire festival area is K-18, and the festival area is subject to the general liquor law, which means no own alcoholic beverages or other illegal substances in the area. Food and drink can also be purchased by bankcard, so cash is not a mandatory requirement. Cash can of course be reserved for possible distro and band merch purchases. The closest ATMs are within walking distance from Tukikohta,at Välivainio’s K-Supermarket and Tuira’s K and S-Markets.
The entire festival area is a drinking area, thus enjoying your own drinking in the area is strictly prohibited. There is a cloakroom next to the entrance where you can leave a bag / backpack and drinks. The cloakroom is free but be sure to pick up your belongings when you leave.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
The easiest way to get to the venue (Tukikohta) is on foot or by bike. Bicycles are left in the designated area on the lawn.
If you arrive by car, please note that there is no parking space at the venue. For example, you can park your car in the car park of Castren Sports Center, which is within walking distance.
The nearest bus stops for Oulu’s local traffic are at Ahmatie Välivainio (Line 14) or Myllytie or Kalliola on the Tuira side (Lines 11, 35, 36 and 40). Most of the buses also run through Merikoskenkatu, which is close too. The route guide can be found at www.oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi.
HYGIENE AND CARE
Hand sanitizers are offered on behalf of the festival. There is a Red Cross First Aid Tent for accidents and first aid situations.
We recommend that you bring your own empty water bottle to re-fill at the water supply points to reduce the unnecessary consumption of disposable cups. Water supply points can be found in the front and back yard of the Venue.
The Venue follows the principles of a safer space, which also applies to the festival (Hässäkkä-Päivät), i.e. the festival has no room for discrimination, hate speech, violence, or harassment. Rejoicing, relaxing, and having some fun is the most desirable thing. If you encounter harassment at the festival, please contact the festival’s harassment liaison persons. Their contact info will be available at the festival.
Be sure to equip yourself according to the weather!
The festival area is for the most part accessible. Half of the gigs are in the Venues’ Small Hall, which has a small doorstep upon entry. The space is tight, especially during the evening gigs. The outdoor areas are barrier-free and accessible toilets are available. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We hope people behave like people and take care of acquaintances and strangers. Don’t behave like an idiot. Treat people the way you would expect to be treated.
Remember to recycle rubbish and respect not only the people but also the environment that enables the festival and our planet.