Do's & Don'ts

The site

​Once again Suikerrock turns the centre of Tienen into a festival village with respect for safety regulations and its impact on the neighbourhood.

Ban on crowdsurfing​

The aim of Suikerrock is to enable every visitor to enjoy the acts as much as possible. For this reason, just as with most big festivals, there is also a ban on crowdsurfing.

Hearing damage

Suikerrock is a co-signatory to the Charter for limiting hearing damage during music events, an initiative of the whole Belgian music sector.

The government has imposed different regulations with regard to the noise level and all festivals, including Suikerrock, must comply with these.

We are aware of the risks of hearing damage that can be caused by listening to music that is too loud or listening to it for too long. Suikerrock visitors can obtain free earplugs at all times from the token booths.

Despite all Suikerrock’s efforts we recommend festivalgoers not to stand directly in front of the speakers on the podium and to allow their ears to rest after a concert.

Safety

Our first priority is always the safety of concert and festivalgoers, of artists and their crews, of employees and people who live in the neighbourhood. For this reason we have held intensive meetings with the local police and local authorities. A whole set of measures are in force for the coming edition of Suikerrock.

Tip Bring as little as possible with you! Don’t bring anything you don’t need with you. Leave bags and backpacks at home if possible!

Backpacks and bags are welcome at Suikerrock this summer, but they may be searched. We therefore ask visitors to open them spontaneously and to show the content to the employees.

Clear guidelines have been drawn up with regard to items that are and are not permitted.

These extra measures are not intended to spoil your fun. Every concert, every festival is a big party. Every effort is made to ensure that the additional measures will be carried out as smoothly as possible. We would like to thank all festivalgoers in advance for their understanding, for their spontaneous cooperation with the searches and for the extra effort required from them; be on the alert and stay alert.

NOT WELCOME AT SUIKERROCK

  • Professional photo/film/video/sound recording equipment
  • Drink (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Bricks
  • Plastic bottles
  • Camel bags/water backpack
  • Drugs
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons
  • Knives
  • Explosives
  • Sharp objects
  • Benches/fold-up chairs
  • Inflatable bags (balls, seats, etc.)
  • Non-drinkable liquids and gels in packaging larger than 100 ml
  • Tents and other camping equipment
  • Tripods (stands) and selfie sticks
  • Laser pens
  • Drinks cans/drinks beakers/mess tins
  • Large backpacks (>45 cm height, > 30 l capacity)
  • Gas and gas burners
  • Candles
  • Sunshades and umbrellas with spokes
  • Plastic or wooden boxes
  • Foam blocks
  • Bicycle pumps
  • Animals (except for guide dogs for people who are visually impaired)
  • Flyers, stickers, posters and other promotional material
  • And any other object that may be considered dangerous by the organisation.

The organisation may add to or change this list at any time.

The protocol agreed with the competent authorities and emergency services can be found at www.suikerrock.be/veiligheid.

Camera monitoring

From a central control post there is permanent camera monitoring of the whole city centre and the entrances and exits to facilitate fast efficient intervention.

Lockers

There are ING lockers on the Kalkmarkt in which visitors can leave their belongings safely.

Medical Services

There are 2 Red Cross Posts on site to deal with major and minor accidents. These posts are behind the Podium on the Grote Markt and at the top of the Veemarkt. There are a number of posts spread over the site to enable swift intervention/evacuation.

Environment

We generate a lot of waste at Suikerrock and therefore create a huge pile of rubbish.  For this reason it is extremely important that both employees and visitors sort this waste carefully in order to recycle as much as possible. Of course, we can’t do this without your help!

In recent years Suikerrock has made considerable investment to reduce our impact on the environment and we are continuing to make these efforts.

We would therefore like to ask you to help us with this. On the Grote Markt you will find a container to put cups and plastic bottles in. You could even win a great prize!

There are extra waste bins everywhere in the city centre. So please put your rubbish in them and don’t throw it on the ground.

Thanks for making this edition of Suikerrock an environmentally friendly festival once more.