It is of utmost importance to us to allow a comfortable and safe environment for our visitors to enjoy the festival.
There are several hundred security stewards taking care of the safety of Ruisrock visitors, as well as plenty of police and rescue authorities on site during the festival. The safety operations also extend outside the festival site, to routes leading to the festival site located on Ruissalo island.
As a Ruisrock visitor, you can contribute to keeping the festival safe and comfortable by arriving with a good mood and taking care of yourself and other festivalgoers. If anything worries you during the festival, or you see or experience something suspicious, you can always turn to any staff member for help.
This summer there is a Safety Info by both info points providing information especially regarding safety issues.
We care about your security so please read through and follow the instructions below. Good atmosphere is made by the festival visitors, and this means you!
- Always follow the instructions of the security personnel.
- Take care of your friends and yourself!
- Think about what you wear, you will not regret wearing good shoes and comfy weatherproof clothes for the long weekend. Dress according to the weather.
- Remember to drink non-alcoholic fluids. You can refill your water bottle in the festival area for free.
- Don't disturb the peace of the local inhabitants and their property.
- Respect the nature!
- Making fire on the festival area or at the camping site is forbidden. There is a place for a barbeque on the camping site.
- Ride your bicycle carefully and follow the signs and instructions of the security personnel.
Pedestrian route's new policy
During the festival weekend, only Ruisrock visitors can enter the pedestrian route of Rantapromenadi. Tickets will be checked at the start of Rantapromenadi after the Ruissalo bridge, and Rantapromenadi cannot be entered without a ticket. Tickets will be checked again electronically at the festival gate, so keep your ticket safe.
There is a fence around the whole festival site. Any person caught breaking the fence will have to pay for the damages, 200 € per fence panel.
All people entering the festival area will be security checked. All items that will endanger you or your fellow festival goer must be left at home or to the deposit at the gates. All tickets are checked electronically at the gates every day.
Please note that you are allowed to enter the festival area once a day with your ticket, there is no re-entry.
Alcohol, drugs, glass bottles, guns and knives (Leatherman and other tools are knives too!) and other items meant to hurt people, explosives, fireworks, torches, laser pointers, glow sticks and aerosols (e.g. hair spray).
It is forbidden to bring umbrellas to the festival area due to the safety regulations and blocking the view. So if it is raining, we recommend raincoats. There are disposable raincoats on sale right at festival info center.
Please leave the strollers and picnic chairs at home so the area will not be overly blocked. You can rest your feet in the restaurant areas - and you are welcome to lay out a blanked at a suitable spot. The festival is not a suitable place for pets.
Alcohol, other refreshments and food
Bringing alcohol to the festival area is not allowed. There will be several bars serving a wide range of alcoholic beverages to customers who are 18 years and older. Bring your official ID with you (driving license, passport, etc). We follow the Finnish Law in this respect, and the law is very strict.
You can bring one transparent, colorless plastic bottle of no more than 1.5 litres into the festival site. The bottle must be unopened. The bottle can be filled up on festival’s water points throughout the weekend. You may also bring empty plastic bottles to the festival site.
You may bring food to the festival area but, please, leave knives and all glass and porcelain kitchenware at home. Making fire is not allowed on the festival area.
Smoking is forbidden in front of the stages during the shows. You can find the designated smoking areas on the festival map.
There is a First aid point where trained personnel from Finnish Red Cross will take care of any medical or first aid needs. First aid crew will also patrol in the festival area. In case of an emergency, contact any first aid or security person!
For the Finnish emergency line just dial 112. No country code needed.
There's a lovely beach on the festival area. Swimming alone or when intoxicated is not safe, so we recommend swimming with friends and sober. The beach is guarded by lifeguards.
Tight crowds and "crowd surfing"
If you feel uncomfortable in tight crowds, please avoid the front of the stages or other crowded areas. If you however get surrounded by a crowd, try to remain calm. Don't resist the pressure but move with the crowd. Try to head away from the crowd when the crowd gives in. Ask help from the people around you if needed.
Like on all big festivals, crowd surfing is also prohibited at Ruisrock. It's only for your safety folks! Climbing on your friend's shoulders is also forbidden.
In addition to our own security, the Turku police is enjoying your company in the festival area and its surroundings.
Ruisrock takes place in a gorgeous Ruissalo public park that is mostly nature preserve. Taking care of the nature is every festival goer's responsibility. Love the nature - take out what you bring in! Inside the festival area there are lot of waste bins and recycling center areas where you can take your trash to respect the nature and fellow festival goers. Read more about the environment at Ruisrock.
Excessive exposure to loud music may damage your hearing. Remember to protect your hearing. You can get your earplugs from the festival's info points.
Photographing for personal use is allowed, but remember to respect the privacy of other festival guests. Recording and filming performances without a special permission is not allowed based on the Copyright law, so, in case you are planning to publish your recordings, you will need a special permission. Security personnel has the right to prevent all photographing and recording in certain occasions, such as on the artist's request. The crew at the gates is permitted to deny the bringing of tape recorders and video cameras to the festival area.