CAN I VOLUNTEER AT FLOW FESTIVAL?
Yes, Flow Festival takes volunteers to work before, during and after the festival. Application to volunteer at Flow Festival 2019 opens in April-May 2019.
Flow Festival is held in a disused power station built at the turn of the century. The festival site is only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki. Street address: Parrukatu 2, 00540 Helsinki.
LOST & FOUND
We recommend asking for lost property (worth more than 20 €) at Lost & Found International +358 600 41006 or through their website. Address: Mäkelänkatu 56, 00510 Helsinki (Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-14).
The festival area has been planned according to easy wheelchair access to all performance venues and restaurant areas. There is a wheelchair podium at the Main Stage, at Lapin Kulta Red Arena and at SEAT Black Tent. The assistant to a disabled person can enter the event free of charge.
There are portable bathrooms with wheelchair access at the area, as well as one accessible indoor bathroom at Finnkino Pop-up Cinema’s lobby.
There is a specific point designated for wheelchair accessible taxis. Located near the Flow Info Desk, the point serves as an exit point for wheelchair accessible taxis. Please note that the point is not a taxi stand, but a point where ordered taxis can come to. The address of the point is Parrukuja. Wheelchair accessible taxis can reach the point via Hanasaarenkatu, where security personnel will guide the vehicles.
AGE LIMIT / CHILDREN
The age limit for Flow Festival is 18 years. When asked, you must be able to prove your age with a valid ID-card or passport. A minor cannot attend the festival site, not even with an adult. The only exception to this is on Sunday afternoon when Flow Festival’s Family Sunday has activities for children. It means that an adult can bring a little child/children (10-year-olds and under) with him/her to the festival area from 1pm to 5pm. Due to the safety of children, kids are not permitted to stay in the festival area after 6pm.
Due to safety reasons and a pleasant festival experience, do NOT bring the following items to the festival area:
– Alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic drinks
– Pets or other animals
– Tripods, Selfie sticks, GoPro sticks and other camera sticks
– Deposit bottles
– Weapons of any kind, firearms, drugs/narcotics, alcohol and any other illegal items
– Aerosol sprays (hairsprays, deodorants, paints etc.)
– Any portable chairs
OWN SNACKS & DRINKS
You can bring small snacks (candy, cookies, etc) into the festival area. It is not allowed to bring your own alcoholic beverages or non-alcoholic drinks into the area. This is due to the bottle deposit system, security reasons and the legal regulations followed at the event. However, you can bring your own water bottle to the area — read more about it below.
There are plenty of restaurant services on site offering a wide variety of food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
CAN I BRING MY OWN WATER BOTTLE TO THE FESTIVAL AREA?
Unfortunately bringing your own bottle containing water or any other liquid substance is not allowed. However, you can bring an empty non-deposit bottle (max. 1 L) to the area provided that it is non-glass and clearly distinguishable from the ones used on site. You can fill up your bottle at the water supply points at the festival area. Please note that at Flow’s deposit points, you can’t get a deposit from bottles brought in from outside the festival area.
The First Aid point is located at the flank of Voimala. The Finnish Red Cross first aid personnel working at the first aid point is trained to respond to diverse situations. If you’re in need of first aid or help of medical staff, go immediately to the first aid point or contact the safety personnel wearing yellow vests. Also info desk situated near the main entrance will help you with safety-related questions.
SAFETY AND EQUALITY
Flow Festival is committed to forwarding the principles of justice, equity and equality. Everyone is welcomed to the festival as they are, and we tolerate no form of discrimination. We expect our entire staff, as well as our associates and distributors to adhere to the same values. Flow is known as a safe festival. Together with the festivalgoers we create an event that everyone can safely attend. With questions about the safety of the festival area and possible other matters, such as experiencing or witnessing distressing or inappropriate behaviour, you can approach the nearest member of the safety personnel. Customers can also receive help at the first aid point, where the Finnish Red Cross first aid personnel can also offer mental health first aid.
You can use cash, debit cards, credit cards and Visa Electron on site. There are no cash machines located on site, and the nearest ones can be found by the Sörnäinen metro station.
All purchases made at Flow Festival appear as Kuudeslinja Oy on bank statement.
THE DEPOSIT SYSTEM
All bottled and canned drinks sold at the festival area include a 1 € deposit to be refunded upon returning the empty bottle/can/champagne glass. Larger bottles, e.g. champagne and wine bottles, include a 10 € deposit. To make returns and refunds as smooth as possible, there are special counters solely for this purpose. You can also cash your deposit at all bar desks but the other food stalls and restaurants will not accept can/bottle returns.
MY FAVORITE ARTIST JUST CANCELLED, CAN I RETURN THE TICKET?
At a festival event, both the organizer and the audience should take into account that last minute changes are possible. This could be, for example, a popular artist canceling their appearance due to unforeseen difficulties not related to the festival organizer. Flow Festival is a coherent whole, which includes some 100 different artists this year. The event has no clear headliners, but rather it is a combination bigger than any of its single parts. Thus, Flow is different from a single concert event and the ideological framework of many other events. Therefore, unfortunately we cannot refund ticket prices due to individual artist changes. We also hope that our audience would understand this, and the fact that these changes are often sudden and independent of the festival organizer. This way of dealing with possible changes is in connection to the common ways of operation in the festival scene at large.
IS IT ALLOWED TO STAGE DIVE OR CROWD SURF AT THE FESTIVAL?
In order to ensure a safe festival experience for all visitors, stage diving and crowd surfing are not allowed at the festival.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOTAPING
It is allowed to take photographs for personal use at Flow Festival. Please remember to respect the privacy of your fellow festival goers when taking photos. Security personnel has the right to prevent all photographing and recording in certain occasions, such as on the artist’s request. It is strictly forbidden to record any audio or video of the performances so please don’t film towards the stages. Please turn off the flash when taking photos near the stages. Without a permission, commercial use of photos taken at Flow Festival is strictly prohibited.
Drones, tripods, selfie sticks, Go-Pro sticks or any sort of camera sticks are not allowed to be brought to the festival site for security reasons. Please consider Flow Festival as a no-drone zone and don’t fly drones over the festival area at all.
The Festival area has a couple of open Wi-Fi spots accessible for all festival visitors. The exact locations of the Wi-Fi spots will be marked on the festival map.
In accordance to local smoking laws, it is not allowed to smoke by the Main Stage or within any of the tents or indoor venues. It is allowed to smoke at other outdoor spaces, where you will also find ashtrays at your convenience.
We hope you found your answer. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you didn’t. If presented with any questions during the festival, we encourage you to turn to the info desk situated near the main entrance.
Welcome to Flow!