53 Degrees North Adventure Festival

53 DEGREES NORTH ADVENTURE FESTIVAL 2018 – TERMS & CONDITIONS

GENERAL:

a) These Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) incorporate, and should be read together with, any Vendor’s and/or Agent’s T&Cs or regulations, which you can obtain from the event organisers – Because Creative Experiences Ireland.
b) Purchasing a ticket or accepting a guest ticket for this event constitutes your acceptance of these T&C’s.
c) On Site activities, music artists and billed attractions may be subject to change. The Promoters are not liable for the payment of any compensation or loss of money and/or expenses incurred.
d) No trading allowed within the venue without the Promoters prior consent.
e) Goods using unauthorised event logos and unauthorised professional recording equipment will be confiscated.
f) Do not buy tickets, wristbands or goods from unlawful street traders/touts. They are invalid. Invalid tickets are nonrefundable. You can only buy them Online at 53 Degrees North
g) You give your express consent to your actual/ simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. This includes filming by security staff which may be carried out for the security of customers and/or the prevention of crime.
h) No unauthorised buses, coaches or trucks will be allowed on site. There is designated parking for cars and 4x4’s and will be marshalled by on site stewards.

REFUNDS:

a) Refunds are only considered on major cancellation, substantial alteration or by special exception determined by the promoter.
b) Refunds should be obtained from the point of purchase, no later than 3 months after the event.
c) A maximum of the face value of the ticket will be refunded.
d) Refunds of booking fees per ticket are subject to the T&Cs of the point of sale.

AGE POLICY:

a) Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult or guardian. Limit of 1 under 16 per ticket holding adult.
b) You must be able to prove your age with valid identification if requested, failure to do so may result in being refused admission.
c) Those wishing to stay in the ‘Family Campsite’ must be accompanied by children under the age of 16.
d) Alcohol will be available for purchase at the event. Those who look under 25 years of age will be asked for identification.

TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS:

a) Tickets are non-transferable and only valid when purchased from www.53degreesnorth.ie
b) Tickets/wristbands purchased from unauthorised sources will be rendered invalid and refused admission.
c) Tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry at a wristband exchange. Please bring a printed copy of your ticket with you so that we can process your wristband quickly and efficiently
d) Wristbands will be required to be worn for the duration. As activities occur both on and off site you will be asked to present your wristband to gain entry to the main site.
e) Tickets must be valid, presented in full, with stubs and not tampered with (in the event of accidental damage, refer to point of purchase prior to event). Tickets remain the property of 53 Degrees North.
f) You are responsible for your wristband. Damaged/Tampered wristbands will be refused entry into the event. Wristbands are not transferable and cannot be used by different people on different days.
g) The Promoter will not issue duplicate tickets for lost or stolen tickets or wristbands.
h) Tickets cannot be used as part of any marketing, media or sales promotion, without the prior written consent of the Promoter.
i) If you have obtained this ticket in breach of these Terms and/or if you breach any of these Terms, the ticket will be void and all the rights conferred on you will be void. If you seek to gain entry on a void ticket then we reserve the right to refuse you entry or eject you from the event and you might be liable to legal action for trespass. Void tickets are nonrefundable.
j) You are responsible for your ticket prior to entering the event.
k) All wristbands remain the property of the Promoter until 5pm the day after the last day of the event.

SECURITY:

a) The Oganiser reserves the right to evict a customer and/or refuse admission, without a refund.
b) Any item(s), reasonably considered for use as a weapon, which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person, will be confiscated.
c) Alcohol is permitted on site and will be available at the bar in the main tent.
d) Any person carrying illegal items or carrying out illegal activity will be given to the An Garda Síochána and refused entry.
e) Anti-social behaviour may lead to eviction. Please act responsibly.
f) Throwing gas, aerosol or similar canisters/containers on to fires is extremely dangerous and will lead to eviction.

DAMAGE/LOSSES:

a) The promoter is unable to accept any liability for personal or property damages, losses (including confiscations) or injuries sustained at this event - other than caused as a result of our negligence. Any personal property brought to the event is at your own risk.
b) We may prosecute you if you cause damage to the Venue, the venue’s infrastructure, or cause harm to any other person at the Event and/or Venue.

BANNED ITEMS:

a) Banned from event – Smoke & Gas canisters, aerosols over 250ml, airhorns, fireworks, flares, glass, illegal /unidentifiable substances, drugs, ‘legal highs’, laser equipment/pens, megaphones, nitrous oxide, sky or ‘Chinese’ lanterns, sound systems, spray cans, tabards/high viz jackets, drones.
b) Generators with the exception of those being used by Activity providers.
c) Excessive amounts of food and cigarettes. Only bring enough for personal consumption.
d) Unauthorised professional photography or use of professional recording equipment is prohibited and zoom lenses, audio visual or cinematographic devices will not be permitted on site.
e) Banned from Tent area - Cans, disposable BBQs, campsite stoves. We will have a dedicated BBQ zone for people to cook their own food. You can only use camping gas stoves. No coals/wood bbqs permitted on site.
f) No alcohol can be brought into the festival.
g) Anyone resisting the confiscation of disallowed items or disregarding these conditions will face eviction.
h) Under 18’s are not permitted to purchase alcohol on site.
i) It is illegal for an over 18 to purchase alcohol on the behalf of under 18s.

FIRE AND SAFETY:

a) Fires are not permitted anywhere onsite with the exception of prebuilt and guarded fire pits. Anyone involved with starting a fire or throwing anything onto a fire will be evicted from site.
b) The burning of plastics, bedding, tents, furniture etc. is not permitted anywhere onsite.
c) Smoking including electronic cigarettes is not permitted in enclosed public spaces or buildings including the stages and tents.
d) The use of disposable BBQ’s, gas BBQ’S and cooking stoves are not permitted on site.
e) Excessive exposure to loud music may cause damage to your hearing.
f) Pyrotechnics, lasers, smoke machines, strobe lighting/special effects may take place during some performances.
g) The use of drones or similar equipment for any reason is strictly forbidden onsite without written permission from the promoter.
h) The event is outdoors. You are strongly advised to bring appropriate clothing and footwear to protect against inclement weather.
i) Sleeping or camping in vehicles in the car parks is not permitted.

HOUSEKEEPING:

a) Please use the bins and recycling points provided on and off site.
b) No animals, other than guide or hearing dogs, are permitted on site.

INFORMATION AND NOTIFICATION:

a) For ticketing enquiries please contact info@53degreesnorth.ie
b) For special needs ticketing enquiries please contact 53 Degrees North on 01 437 2707
c) For non-ticketing related enquiries contact – info@53degreesnorth.ie

SAFETY - ACTIVITIES:

In addition to enjoyment and learning new skills, safety is of paramount importance on all the festival’s activities. Clearly, watersports and adventure activities are hazardous by their nature and participants, parents or guardians must accept that there are risks and the inevitable bumps and scrapes which happen during the thrills and spills of fast moving activities.
In providing a safe system of work and to manage associated risks:
a) All activity providers are full trained professionals in their specialist areas and all have public liability insurance for their specific activity.
b) We provide a range of quality personal protective and safety equipment for participants' comfort and safety.
c) We provide appropriate equipment for your activity.
d) We have robust management and safety systems in place which are there for your safety.
e) We reserve the right to modify or cancel an activity if we feel that there are unmanageable risks.
f) All participants must adhere to the instructions, guidance and decisions of our instructors as they have specialist knowledge & skills and are committed to keeping you safe.
g) It is your responsibility when booking to ensure that you are fit enough to cope with the activity and the environment associated with your booking. Clients must inform us prior to the event of any medical condition/ illness / disability (including medication which may affect their performance) so we can discuss your needs and make appropriate arrangements.
h) All clients should inform their instructor immediately if they feel unwell during the activity.
i) When using any active equipment during the course of the event e.g. bikes, kayaks etc. you are making a personal judgement that you have the necessary skills and experience to use this equipment safely in the environment. The Promoter is not liable for any personal injury or incident that may occur due to your choices whilst the hire equipment is with you. You are also liable for any damage, loss or theft of the equipment while it is hired in your keeping.
j) Inclement weather. Given the outdoor nature of the activities that are on offer, their operation is weather dependent and should the instructor/guide deem the weather not suitable to operating the activity it will be cancelled or postponed. All activities are subject to this inclement weather review on the day. The promoter will not be liable for any cancellations or postponements due to inclement weather.