Code of Conduct

We would like us all to commit to a code of conduct on how we interact and communicate with each other at Blade Festival. Our aim behind it is to create a space together that is as non-discriminatory and non-judgmental as possible. So please take these guidelines to heart and act accordingly. An appreciative and respectful interaction is important to us so that everyone can feel comfortable at Blade Festival. Disregarding handling of the code of conduct as well as lack of acknowledgement for assaultive or discriminatory behaviour will result in exclusion of the event.

  • Respect individual boundaries: Act according to the consent principle. Only yes is a yes!

  • Any form of psychological, physical violence and violent language is not tolerated.

  • Any form of discrimination as sexism, racism, classism, ableism, body shaming and discrimination because of sexual orientation are not tolerated.

  • The power of definition if and which form of violence or discrimination has taken place always belongs to the affected person. This definition is taken seriously and is not being questioned.

  • Physical uncoveredness can be a form of freedom for some, for many it is not or only restrictedly possible to enjoy this privilege in a heteronormative, sexist society. Therefore, we ask for a reflective approach to physical uncoveredness.

  • When it comes to filming and photography on the dance floor and on the whole festival ground: only take photos of persons if you’ve got their explicit permission. Also here: Only yes is yes!

  • The public consumption of illegal drugs is prohibited on the entire festival site. Consuming GHB/GBL is forbidden in any form.

We wish for a consent among all participants to the formulated code of conduct. With buying a ticket for Blade Festival you confirm your consent.