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Glass ban at SMS.Festival

As part of our "Save Your Beach" campaign, the SonneMondSterne Festival has a strict glass ban on the festival grounds as well as on the campground.

On the one hand, we are forced to comply with this step. On the other hand, we also support this measure, since the elimination of glass breakage is always a difficult task and, above all, a large proportion of the injuries are cuts caused by broken glass.

Please adhere to this required rule, which includes nutella, sour cucumbers, or gooseberries. There will definitely be checks at the entrance, as well as at the campsite.

As an alternative to glass bottles, drinks can be transferred to appropriate plastic bottles.


Behavior in case of storm

Please follow the instructions of our staff. — The safest place is your car. — Please avoid places like tents, trees and water in case of storm. The tents on the festival site will be closed then. — Emergency exits will be advised by our staff. — In case of storm the organizers are allowed to interrupt or to stop the program.

Please help the people around you!


Can I bring my foto camera to the venue?

Generally, you are free to bring your small camera for snapshots. However it is not allowed to bring professional equipment that can be used for audio and video recording. We have to point that all kinds of recording are strictly forbidden. We kindly ask you to respect the rights of the artists.

Please note that it is up to our security personnel to decide whether your camera is professional equipment or not. Please accept their decision and keep in mind that they are probably are no "foto-pros".

What is the distance between the camping ground and the entrance to the venue?

All camping fields and car parks are located alongside the venue and you can go by foot. Bus shuttles are not necessary for this reason.

Facilities for disabled people

There are two adapted toilets on the festival site. Companions of disabled people get free entrance.

Where can I find medical aid?

In case of emergency you´ll find the First Aid Service next to the Main Entrance. 

Do I have to pay for re-entrance, camping and garbage deposit?

Tickets are almost all inclusive and we do not want to charge you with any hidden costs. The share of camping you can find on the ticket. The only exception is a fee of 25 € for each car and 35 € for each camper, caravan or trailer.

Which camping field is closer to the venue?

The louder one is a bit closer to the venue.

How much does the usage of the SMS.Showerworlds cost?

At the SMS.Showerworld the usage of a toilet costs 2 € and of the showers 4 €. There’s a SMS.Showerworld-Flatrate which allows the unlimited usage of the SMS.Showerworld during the complete festival weekend for 12 €.

When does the festival begin and when does it end?

The festival starts on Friday at 6 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Will the venue stay open all the time?

Generally the venue stays open around the clock. On Saturday noon we will close the area partly to clean it. The beach and snack bars remain open all time.

How about age restrictions?

According to legal requirements for all events, on SonneMondSterne minors under the age of 16 and under 18 must bring a responsible adult in order to stay at the venue after midnight.

Is there a Bus Shuttle from the festival to the train station?

If you travel by train, our charge-free shuttle bus will take you on Sunday from the SMS festival site to the stations of Bad Lobenstein and Neustadt/Orla and the bus station of Schleiz.
Information concerning the timetable will be published in the Latest Infos.

What is the address of the festival?

For those with satnav/GPS: Festivalwiese, Wetteraweg, 07929 Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany


50.507699, 11.721522‎

+50° 30' 27.72", +11° 43' 17.48"


Are one-day-tickets available?

No, sorry. Neither in the pre-selling nor at the venue´s box-office

I bought my ticket on the black market.

Not good. We highly recommend to buy tickets via the official pre-sale under We also advise everybody not to buy tickets at the festival’s car parc as they are mostly faked. These tickets will be collected at the entrance without any refund.

When can I change my ticket against a wristband?

The ticketchange starts on Thursday 12 pm. So please make sure to change your tickets against your wristband in time to avoid trouble at the entrance.

Thu 1pm – 10pm
Fr 1pm – Sat 3am
Sat 12am – 12pm


What is the fee for parking?

For each car a fee of 25 € has to be paid. The parking of greater vehicles like Camper, Caravans or cars with trailers costs 35 € per each. 

What are the opening hours?

The car park opens on Wednesday at 10pm and closes on Tuesday afternoon. In this period it will remain open all the time. Please respect our position advisers!


Find all important facts about camping at SMS.Festival here:

SMS.Parental Consent

If you are under age you will have to bring a parental consent. Please print this document and let your parents fill in the form: