Since it is our privilege to be able to organise a festival in Doel, we need you to consent with our Doel Festival Manifesto before buying a ticket.

Doel is a mythical place which carries a tumultuous history and hosts uniquely preserved architecture, but most importantly Doel is not a ghost town. Doel is still inhabited. Although the population is very slim, they deserve your consideration. Past plans for the expansion of the Antwerp port and demolition of Doel have been abandoned and now Doel is ready to flourish again. We as an organisation are committed to creating awareness surrounding the unique history and value of Doel.

Therefore, we ask for your respect for the town and its inhabitants.

Mutual care: respect each other and yourself

We are collectively responsible for creating an inclusive environment and culture, so that we can all enjoy the moment. Everyone is welcome at Doel Festival. As a festival, we believe we can bring people with different perspectives and backgrounds together, resulting in a more stimulating event, where diverse voices are represented. Embrace it and celebrate it, but don’t forget to be mindful of others and respect their personal space.

A zero-tolerance policy towards harmful behavior

We are implementing a zero-tolerance stance towards any form of discrimination or harassment at our festival, including but not limited to sexism, racism, homo/queer/transphobia, body shaming and ableism - whether it’s towards our artists, our audience or someone from the crew. Verbal or physical violence, bullying, unwanted sexual advances, vandalism, drink spiking and theft are unacceptable. 

Consent culture

Consent is not just a word. It is your right. Nobody should be allowed to occupy a space, body or mind if it was not mutually agreed upon beforehand. If someone says no, it means no. What’s more, it goes beyond sex and applies to everyday interactions, even if it seems as harmless as sharing a photo on social media. It should be voluntary, enthusiastic, verbal, non-coerced and continuous. There is absolutely no shame in asking.

Green policy

Last but not least, we work tirelessly to ensure our festival can take place in our beautiful location. The only way we keep it that way is with your cooperation. Please consider the environment when enjoying the festival.

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