Section 1 Where these venue rules apply
These venue rules apply when attending the “Celebrate at the gate” (Welcome to 2023) event, including areas in the immediate vicinity of the event space.
Section 2 Security
- The organiser (sib Silvester in Berlin Veranstaltungen GmbH) is responsible for security at the venue.
2. The security team appointed by the organiser is entitled to apply and enforce security on behalf of the organiser, in particular to carry out checks in accordance with these venue rules or to expel or remove persons from the event premises in accordance with these venue rules or statutory provisions.
Section 3 Admission
- Only persons who enter the event area for the purpose of attending the event or for the purpose of taking part in the event (assistants, artists, etc.) may be admitted.
2. If the event requires authorisation for admission (e.g. an entry ticket), a person shall only be admitted after presenting a valid original entry ticket. Tickets are validated on admission.
3. The visitor agrees to his or her clothing and bags, items, materials, substances and containers brought with the visitor being checked for security reasons and to ensure compliance with these venue rules.
4. Bags, backpacks and similar items must not exceed DIN A4 size. Note that the organiser does not provide storage facilities for oversized bags, etc.
5. Admission may be refused if:
1) the visitor does not have a valid entry ticket, but a valid ticked is required for the event they are visiting;
2) the visitor does not arrive at the entrance in time to gain admission to the event by 7.30 pm;
3) the visitor refuses to show an ID, if there is an age check;
4) the visitor refuses to allow his or her clothing, items or containers to be checked;
5) the visitor is visibly under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances;
6) the visitor acts in a way that breaches the venue rules.
In cases under letters a) to f), the visitor shall have no claim against the organiser.
Section 4 Time spent by the visitor on the event site
1. If an entry ticket is required for access, the visitor must carry the entry ticket with him/her after admission and present it or an otherwise issued form of access authorisation, on request at any time. Other persons authorised to enter must carry their form of access authorisation with them and show it at all times on request.
2. The visitor must behave such that the organiser, other visitors and third parties are not harmed, put at risk or harassed.
3. The instructions of the organiser and the security team must be followed under all circumstances.
4. Fire protection and safety equipment must not be obstructed, blocked, covered or otherwise impaired or misused, even temporarily.
5. It is forbidden for any person inside the event area:
a) to disrupt the event or incite others to do so;
b) to carry out or assist or instigate criminal, disorderly or generally disapproved-of actions or actions that are contrary to the peaceful purpose of the event;
c) to put other visitors at risk (e.g. by crowd-surfing, circle pits, wall of death, pogoing or similar);
d) to light fires, fireworks or other pyrotechnic items;
e) to graffiti, damage or remove installations and equipment, trees, etc.;
f) to bypass barriers or to enter or assist in entering areas clearly not to be accessed by visitors;
g) to dirty the event site;
h) to go to the toilet outside the toilet facilities;
i) to collect the organiser’s/catering partner’s deposit or deposit containers;
j) To advertise in any way or to distribute leaflets or other materials, unless this has been expressly permitted in writing by the organiser in advance;
k) to distribute or sell unauthorised drinks, food, souvenirs, clothing, promotional items, fan merchandise and/or other goods and items;
l) to make sound, photo, film and video recordings for business and/or commercial use;
m) to express or disseminate misanthropic, racist, xenophobic, politically extremist, obscenelyoffensive or insulting, left-wing or right-wing radical or other radical, propagandistic or military slogans or similar or incite others to do so;
n) to act in accordance with left-wing or right-wing extremism or other extremist ideology, in particular by displaying and using National Socialist slogans (Section 86a of the German Criminal Code (StGB));
o) to engage in or incite conduct that relates to political events in Germany and/or abroad and/or thereby discusses and/or expresses opinions that are incompatible with basic democratic values and/or the Basic Law (Grundgesetz) of the Federal Republic of Germany and/or have a negative impact on the peaceful coexistence of people in Germany;
p) to take steps prior to acts or to incite others to act or to assist in acts that breach these venue rules or are otherwise unlawful; and
q) to carry, distribute or assist others in carrying or distributing prohibited items as defined in Section 5.
6) In the event of any breach, the organiser may expel the person concerned from the event. In this case, the visitor shall not be entitled to re-admission. The right of the organiser to claim damages remains unaffected.
7) A breach may lead to both civil and criminal action.
Section 5 Prohibited items, substances and materials
1. It is prohibited for any person to bring, carry and/or use the following items into/at the venue:
a) weapons of any kind (with the exception of police officers on duty and personal security personnel approved in advance);
b) items that can be used as a weapon or a dangerous projectile and do not obviously serve another peaceful purpose;
c) pocket knives, scissors, tools and similar items;
d) drugs, narcotics, knockout drops and legal highs, unless a medical document clearly confirms the need to carry them and use them;
e) irritant gas, pepper spray, animal repellent spray and similar;
f) laser pointers;
g) corrosive or highly flammable substances (with the exception of lighters, perfume sprays or disinfectants and deodorants in small containers for normal personal use);
h) fireworks, pyrotechnic material, flares, smoke candles, bengal fires, ammunition and other pyrotechnic effects; sparklers, glow sticks and similar are permitted;
i) selfie sticks, poles or canes, unless required because of impaired mobility; small umbrellas (collapsible) are permitted;
j) bulky items, unless expressly permitted by the organiser;
k) individual or uniform clothing or other objects intended to make statements the contents of which are prohibited in whole or in part under Section 4(5);
l) individual or uniform clothing or other objects intended as advertising, unless previously expressly permitted by the Organiser (in this case, the advertiser must present the written consent of the organiser);
m) advertising material of any kind, in particular flyers, unless previously expressly permitted by the organiser (in this case, the advertiser must present the written consent of the organiser);
n) objects, materials and media to be used for commercial, political or religious purposes (the latter to the extent that they are not typical articles of clothing for the relevant religion) of any kind, including banners, signs, logos, signets, symbols and leaflets;
o) racist, xenophobic, left-wing and right-wing radical or military propaganda material, in particular of/on behalf of parties or associations declared unconstitutional or otherwise banned;
p) items of clothing, advertising material, logos, symbols, signets and other image, sound or text media that relates to political events in Germany and/or abroad and/or thereby discusses and/or expresses opinions that are incompatible with basic democratic values and/or the Basic Law (Grundgesetz) of the Federal Republic of Germany and/or have a negative impact on the peaceful coexistence of people in Germany;
q) masks (e.g. balaclavas), unless the overall impression of the person clearly indicates that they are only used as warm clothing;
r) electrical or other equipment that may emit sound, noise, music or odour that exceeds normal use (e.g. a mobile phone would be permitted);
s) film cameras and video equipment that are larger than a normal mobile phone camera or small hand-held camera;
t) drinks and food of any kind, unless the visitor is dependent on them for health or medical reasons; the visitor must provide evidence for this exception. Small containers such as pouches of juice and chocolate bars are permitted;
u) bottles, cans, plastic canisters and/or other drinking containers;
v) drones, kites and other unmanned aerial vehicles;
w) chairs, seating and equipment for seating (e.g. polystyrene cubes), unless they are medically approved and their use is necessary in the event area;
y) animals of any kind and size, except guide and assistance dogs whose presence is necessary in the event area; and
z) other items or materials that are capable of disrupting and/or are usually used to disrupt the orderly and peaceful conduct of the event, injure persons or cause damage.
You may ask the organiser where items are permitted in advance or on admission.
2) The organiser reserves the right to exclude individual items on site for safety reasons.
Section 6 Recording for advertising purposes, security and television