A total fire ban is in operation throughout the entire duration of the Festival. Every nation’s nature has its own threats and dangers depending on their nature and geology.
For Greece there’s always two major concerns: Earthquakes & Wildfires. The risk for wildfires in our area (Halkidiki) is rated higher than other areas of Greece since its covered in pristine pine forests.
Prevention is the best safety measure
Furthermore, naked flames, campfires, BBQ’S or gas stoves are NOT allowed.No naked flames, No campfires,No candles,No flares,No fireworks and anything that could presumably cause a wildfire!
It is also part of our permit conditions imposed by authorities that all of the above is NOT allowed anywhere at Azapiko Beach.
There will be zero tolerance.
Please cooperate and help us protect and preserve the natural beauty of our special beach and its surroundings!
Please note that if your gas bottle is part of a professionally installed Caravan or Camper van etc. the ban doesn’t apply.
Not leaving glass bottles outside is one of the top things we're taught in Greece as fire prevention since under direct sunlight a little piece of glass could start a fire. If you're not aware of this safety measure it's fine as we said every nation has its own particularities & precautions.
Now, imagine 4.000 people all bringing glass as it WILL brake so there WILL be injuries and there will be a long lasting negative effect on the environment, possibly a fire and the resident wildlife disturbed. We want to protect you the environment and the animals too.
NO BOTTLES - NO CANS - NO ALCOHOL
Tents, chairs, tables, or picnic equipment can only be brought into the campsite but please help us minimise the impact on nature by not bringing too much camping gear and then leaving it behind. Glass bottles increase the risk of fire and are harmful for the nature if left behind so they are not allowed as stated already. Water and non-alcoholic drinks in plastic bottles with unbroken seals up to 500ml are permitted in the festival area.
As much as we understand how excited people are to fly drones,Free Earth Festival is not the place to do it. Please respect the privacy issues and the inherent danger of flying a multi rotor machine above large crowds. We just don’t want to see numerous buzzing drones flying around Free Earth everywhere. Drones of any kind are not permitted at Free Earth. People who are caught flying them will have them confiscated immediately. If ANY of the above items found they WILL be confiscated, please help us and cooperate with our staff to keep the area safe for everybody.