Our festival is cashless - that means, you pay all drinks and food, the merchandise, your purchases at the stands or the showerworld everywhere and without exception with the festival ribbon. The only exception to this is the parking fee, which is charged at the entrance to the festival area.
Why the whole?
- Fast payment shortens the waiting times
- Losing cash is history
- There is no need to carry a wallet anymore
- Without cash eliminates the annoying recount of change
High transparency: All your transactions are traceable. The sales staff can show you the debited amounts and the remaining balance on your ribbon immediately after a transaction.
Charges of the credit on the ribbon are possible everywhere, even before the festival in the online shop.
Your chip at the festival band is used exclusively for payment at the festival. It will not store any data about you or collect or evaluate any movement data.
At our ribbon exchange stations, on presentation of your ticket you will receive your festival ribbon in which the chip for cashless payment is integrated.
If you have already charged your balance via the online shop before the festival, it will automatically land on the ribbon. That's why it's important that you really go with your own ticket to the ribbon exchange!
If you have not yet charged any credit, the next step will take you to a charging station (top-up station).
There you can in cash and with all major cards (EC, or credit card), load your credit in a few steps on the ribbon: You choose the amount, pay him with card or cash and hold your ribbon to the appropriate contact point. It is advisable to recharge not too small amounts, rather one or two times higher amounts and then pay off the remaining balance after the festival free of charge.
With your ribbon you can now pay for everything you need during the festival's everyday life. And not only in the festival area, but also on the campsite, which means that you also pay for using the Showerworld, for example, or your shopping at the many stands & bars.
If you are no longer sure how much credit you have on your ribbon, you can have it checked at all points of sale and top-up stations.
That does not happen, but if it does, then you should get on the way to our support staff. You can get help from the info point. Where these points are exactly, you can see on our maps.
Remaining credits can be transferred to your account problem-free and free AFTER the festival. That goes until the 31. AUG 2019 in our on-line Shop. Within a few days, your remaining balance will be credited to you. The email address for questions about repayment is: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no payout at the festival.
Saalburg and its beach are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful places in the republic. And that should remain so please! Help us to reduce the amount of garbage and keep the campsite clean! Slightly more sustainability when celebrating does no harm and is feasible for everyone with just a little effort.
Cleaning the camping areas without residue is one of our biggest tasks. Especially small-scale garbage makes this difficult.
In order to minimize waste disposal, large collection points are set up in all camping areas. In addition, our SMS.Trashtrucks are on their way for the first time. These run during the day from Wednesday to Sunday on the campsite. So you just have to keep your eyes and ears open and as soon as one of the cute garbage eaters comes along, just put in the garbage bags!
Please do not let us forget the environment when celebrating. We owe it to Saalburg, the agricultural companies that manage the camping grounds for the rest of the year, and above all, we owe it to ourselves and our claim to a reasonably civilized celebration.
If you travel by train, our charge-free shuttle bus will take you to and from the SMS.Festival site to the bus stations or stations of Bad Lobenstein, Neustadt/Orla and Schleiz.
Bad Lobenstein, Bahnhof > SMS.Festival
01:07 pm / 02:55 pm / 04:55 pm / 06:01 pm / 07:07 pm / 09:07 pm / 10:54 pm
Neustadt/Orla, Bahnhof > SMS.Festival
03:38 pm / 05:37 pm
Bad Lobenstein, Bahnhof > SMS.Festival
01:07 pm / 02:55 pm / 04:55 pm / 06:01 pm / 07:07 pm / 09:07 pm
Neustadt/Orla, Busbahnhof > SMS.Festival
03:38 pm / 05:37 pm
Schleiz, Busbahnhof > SMS.Festival
01:45 pm / 04:30 pm / 07:10 pm / 08:15 pm
SMS.Festival > Bad Lobenstein, Bahnhof
10:15 am / 11:15 am / 12:15 am / 02:15 pm / 04:15 pm
SMS.Festival > Neustadt/Orla, Bahnhof
10:30 am / 01:30 pm
SMS.Festival > Schleiz, Busbahnhof
12:15 am / 04:15 pm
Got no car? Take one of the official SonneMondSterne coach services. They are running services from many locations in Germany and drop you directly on the festival site. It is comfortable, safe AND green!
Infos und Bustickets:
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Der Partytickets.de & Partybusse.de Busshuttle bringt Euch direkt auf das Campinggelände an der Bleilochtalsperre. Steigt ein in den Partybus … wir wünschen Euch 'ne gute (Ab-)fahrt …
Infos und Bustickets:
23 Jahre SMS und 12 Jahre davon mit den Festivalbussen aus dem Süden vom Flash Festivalguide! „Das Lieblingsfestival, wie es sein soll“, feiert ihre Homepage unser buntes, aufregendes Jahrestreffen am SAALBURG BEACH. Wir feiern an ihnen, dass es beim Flash Festivalbus keine Mindestteilnehmer gibt und daher auch KEINE FAHRTABSAGEN! Was sie sonst noch bieten:
DREI ABFAHRTSTAGE: Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag!
LÄNGER FEIERN: Rückfahrt zu den letzten Beats erst um 15.00 Uhr.
BUS-CAMP: Reservierte Plätze für euer Zelt!
FLEXIBEL: Hin- und Rückfahrt einzeln buchbar!
Kleines Manko: FLASH FESTIVALBUS fährt nur aus dem Süden. Schade eigentlich.
ASCHAFFENBURG – AUGSBURG – BAMBERG – BAYREUTH – DARMSTADT – FRANKFURT – HEILBRONN – INGOLSTADT – KARLSRUHE – KEMPTEN – KOBLENZ – LANDSBERG – LANDSHUT – MANNHEIM – MEMMINGEN – MÜNCHEN – NÜRNBERG – PFAFFENHOFEN – REGENSBURG - SCHWEINFURT – STUTTGART – ULM – WEIDEN – WÜRZBURG
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!
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".
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.
There are two adapted toilets on the festival site. Companions of disabled people get free entrance.
In case of emergency you´ll find the First Aid Service next to the Main Entrance.
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.
The louder one is a bit closer to the venue.
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 €.
The festival starts on Friday at 6 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
For those with satnav/GPS: Festivalwiese, Wetteraweg, 07929 Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany
+50° 30' 27.72", +11° 43' 17.48"
No, sorry. Neither in the pre-selling nor at the venue´s box-office
Not good. We highly recommend to buy tickets via the official pre-sale under www.sonnemondsterne.de. 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.
The ticketchange starts on Wednesday 1 pm. So please make sure to change your tickets against your wristband in time to avoid trouble at the entrance.
Wed, 1 pm to 11 pm
Thu, 10 am to Fri, 1 am
Fritz, 10 am to Sat 3 am
Sat, 11 am to Sun, 3 am
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.
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:
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: