Sabaton Open Air – Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we try to answer the most common questions that we have received during the years. If an answer to your question aint available here, donate hesitate to contact us!

1: Ticket related

At Sabaton Open Air you can park your bike next to your tent in the new BIKERS CAMP Area.
This area is shared with the trailer and caravan campers, and each motorcycle will need a “Motorcycle-ticket” + each person will need a regular ticket with camp included. No power outlet will be available here.

Please note: No bike – No tent on this camp site!

-No. The Pre-party is 100% free to attend and no ticket is needed.

-Yes. As soon as most of the bands are announced, a limited amount of 1-day tickets will be available at the cost of 666 SEK. This usually happens around February / March each year.

– Actually not.
We are how ever selling special tickets for disabled. Just to make sure the disabled guests that needs space on our ramps and access to HCP-toilets really get’s it.

All available tickets here!

– No, and yes. We allow one assistant in for free.
If you need more than one assistant, they need a ticket just like you.

All available tickets here!

– No. The name on the ticket is not important at all.
The bar code and the QR code is the only unique and important thing.

– No, but you can sell it yourself. Safely!
Go to https://resale.tickster.com and see how it works.
(This only works with tickets purchased with a Swedish debit / credit card)

– Yes, if they are not sold out.
They will be a bit more expensive on location too.

All available tickets here!

NEWS 2018: We are back with our own camp area for trailers & caravans.
Tickets for sale from now of course!

All available tickets here!

– Yes, you need a festival ticket marked “+ camp” to access the festival tent or Trailer camping area.

This applies for each end everyone staying on this camp area and to access the camp areas you need a ticket for both the festival and camp areas, not only for the camp areas.

For the Trailer & Caravan camp area the vehicle needs a ticket too!

All available tickets here!

– We have a limited 200 V.I.P tickets for each year.

All available tickets here!

– No, that ticket, no matter where you saw it, will not be valid for our festival.
Always buy tickets from us / Tickster.

Easiest way to find out if a ticket is valid is to buy it from us online!

All available tickets here!

– The official festival tickets for Sabaton Open Air is only available thru our ticket partners @ Tickster.

All available tickets here!

2: Children & Age limits

We formed an area for kids up to 13 years old for the 2017 festival, and in there the kids could hang out, relax, play games, and have a hot dog and fresh water.

The kids could also play music in there along with members from Twilight Force, Sabaton amongst others.

A nice & safe place for kids that is.

For 2018 we will take this a few steps further, and we will inform more in detail here what we will offer!

The kids are really important to us!

We are sure that every parent that brings an under aged kid to Sabaton Open Air, or any other larger event, never leaves their kid unattended, at any time.

And that no alcohol or other drugs is consumed while spending quality time with the kid on one of the best days in his or her life.

The full responsibility for under aged kids @ Sabaton Open Air is on their parents, at all times.

All kids should wear proper hearing protection. If you don’t have such gear, it can be purchased on location from us. All kids up to 13 years old will get free earplugs from our partner KILLNOISE.

If our crew see any kids in front of the stages without hearing protection, they will kindly make sure the kids are being escorted away from the loud speakers, and / or provided with ear plugs.

Kids below 3 years old should never visit the area in front of the stages!

All kids up to 13 years old can access the festival area with a heavily discounted ticket. The KIDS tickets.

All income on this ticket, including the service fee, will be sent to the foundation “Min Stora Dag”!

If the kid is 14 years or older, a regular festival ticket is needed.

There is NO AGE LIMIT at Sabaton Open Air!

But we strongly recommend any child below 18 to bring at least one rocking adult!

In the area were alcohol is served, there is a strict 18 years limit. And this also applies to the V.I.P-area!  And by strict 18 year old limit means that not even a parent can bring their kid inside a bar area.

NEWS 2018: Kids will be allowed on the FREE Pre-Party on Wednesday, in company of an sober responsible adult.

3: Food & Drinks?

– No open fire is allowed on the camp site.
There will be a space outside where you can grill / heat up food using smaller camping equipment.

– Yes, on the camp site. Not on the festival area.

In the bar area(s) will alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages be served.

A variety of beer, ciders, wine and drinks will be available.   (The V.I.P area will have a more complete / complexed / interesting assortment.)

In the bar areas there is a strict 18 years limit.

Our own restaurant!

You are allowed to bring food from the festival area and consume it in the bar areas, but you are not allowed to bring out alcohol or other drinks.

Great food from our dear friend and master chef Görgen Tidén, who is well known in Sweden for his fine dining menus, will be served.

This special restaurant located on the hill near the bar area (Yes, you can access it from outside the bar area too) will offer a menu of high quality food with only locally produced ingredients.

– Give it a try, you will like it!

Görgen’s full menu will be presented here later during the spring, but already now we know that he will bring the same dishes as last year, with a little twist.

Also he will serve a bit larger portions. Just as many of you wanted on the 2016 festival.

Every year we have at least 10 different dishes to offer. And always something for vegetarians / vegans + low lactose and other allergy friendly alternatives.

Right now it’s too early to present the full 2017 menu, but it will be tasty, thats a promise! :)

On the festival area there will be only non-alcoholic drinks due to Swedish law and local government restrictions.

A list of dishes will be presented here later during the spring.

4: What is forbidden to bring?

DO NOT BRING:

• All things forbidden by Swedish law. (Knifes, weapons, drugs etc)

• Glass containers (Smaller glass items such as perfume bottles, make-up mirrors etc is allowed)

• Fluids (Empty P.E.T bottle is okey)

• Chairs (Unless there is a medical reason)

• Umberellas (no matter size)

• Food (A fruit or some candy is not food. There might be medical reasons for someone to bring food. If so talk to a supervisor on location or contact us prior to your visit for advise)

• Rods/Flagpoles (The flag itself is okey)

Supervisor in position will decide if you are unsure.
Don´t hesitate to ask!

DO NOT BRING:

• All things forbidden by Swedish law. (Knifes, weapons, drugs etc)

• Glass containers (Smaller glass items such as perfume bottles, make-up mirrors etc is allowed)

• Party tents

• Furniture (Sofas, tables etc)

• Larger batteries (Car batteries is a good example)

• Power generators

• Flag poles

Please leave your dog, cat, bird or alligator at home. They are not allowed anywhere at Sabaton Open Air.  In fact, they don’t even like Heavy Metal music. – Did you know that? ;)

Also, if our security crew thinks an item is not relevant / stupid / dangerous to bring, it will not be allowed. A large sofa, bulldozer, chain saw, etc is good examples. Everything is about your own and your friends security / well -being  and the enviroment!

– Yes. Bring your camera. And all your lenses. No problem.

If there will be any restrictions, it will be from a band playing, and it will be informed on location.

But that have never happened before at Sabaton Open Air, and will probably not happen this year either.

If you need to bring your medicine. Feel free to do so. – Of course!

But please make sure to bring any kind of document showing what it is, and keep it in it’s original packaging.

This way our security crew can see that it really is medicine, and not any illegal drugs.

If you are still unsure, please ask the crew in the entrance to advice.

Many thinks this is just silly to forbid.

But imagine what happens if even a small amount of rain will fall and a couple of hundred umbrellas will be in your sight when watching your favourite band? You would hate those umbrellas, right?

And an umbrella in a crowded place is also a subject for severe eye damage.

Thats why umbrellas are forbidden. And a little rain will not kill a metalhead. ;)

We are not allowing any kind of party tents on our camp areas. We simply will not have room for them.

Also the fire department hates them. And if they hates an item, they will regulate things even harder in the future.

– We all look for a shining bright future, right?

No “larger” glass containers, such as beer bottles etc is allowed.
Smaller glass items such as perfume bottles, make-up mirrors etc is allowed.

Why do we forbid this? – Easy!

In grass or on gravel, pieces of glass can be very hard to find when we clean up.

And a pice of glass can be very dangerous to fall on. All of you have cut your self on glass sometimes, and you know how stupid that feels with all that blood all over you?

– Did you know that one little pice from a smashed glass bottle can kill large wild animals like elks and deers if they eat pieces of it?

5: Other questions

At Sabaton Open Air you can park your bike next to your tent in the new BIKERS CAMP Area.
This area is shared with the trailer and caravan campers, and each motorcycle will need a “Motorcycle-ticket” + each person will need a regular ticket with camp included. No power outlet will be available here.

Please note: No bike – No tent on this camp site!

– No. We cannot have cars in any of our camp areas. If we would allow that, we wouldn’t have room for you all.

There is a parking lot next to both camping areas, and you should pre-order your ticket for the car as soon as possible because it will be sold out.

Get that ticket here!

– No open fire is allowed on the camp site.
There will be a space outside where you can grill / heat up food using smaller camping equipment.

– Around the venue is plenty of parking spaces. The big one just outside the entrance is controlled by us. Make sure to get a ticket for this parking area in advance!

– If they will do a signing session, there will be a perfect opportunity.
Otherwise we cannot help you fulfil this wish.

– Yes, on the camp site. Not on the festival area.

– You should always be able to find a good meal for 100SEK (Approx €10) and a beer for 60SEK (Approx €6) at Sabaton Open Air.

– Due to Swedish laws and local government restrictions, we need to have a closed bar area.

– Due to Swedish laws and local government restrictions, we need to have an 18 year old age restriction in the bar areas. V.I.P included.

NEWS 2018: Kids will be allowed on the FREE Pre-Party on Wednesday, in company of an sober responsible adult.

– That will be presented in the spring when all bands are booked & announced.

– No. We prefer card payments and everywhere on location debit cards (Visa & Mastercard) will be accepted.

If you still want to bring and use cash, please only bring Swedish Krona (SEK).

– No. There is no such service. Not on the festival area, and not in the Lugnet sports facility. Nearest place is down town Falun.

– Yes. Bring your camera. And all your lenses. No problem.
If there will be any restrictions, it will be from a band playing, and it will be informed on location.

But that have never happened before at Sabaton Open Air, and will probably not happen this year either.

– Yes. That works fine. Just bring an empty plastic bottle, with no hat on.

– It opens Wednesday 12.00, and closes Sunday 12.00

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