ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES & RESOURCES

*A note on headdresses and threatening messages: at Electric Forest, all should feel safe, comfortable, and welcome.

In this spirit, HQ requests that those who would bring Native American headdresses to the festival leave them at home. Out of respect for this community, it is inappropriate to wear headdresses outside of traditional ceremony.

Additionally, while HQ supports diversity in signs, totems, and articles of clothing, words or images that are divisive or explicitly threaten to harm others such as Confederate flags are not welcome.

Electric Forest reserves the right to confiscate items deemed to be in violation of these policies at its discretion.

In such a creative community, HQ is confident that these requests will open up new, more inclusive creative opportunities for all who attend. Thank you for making choices that support and inspire all members of the Forest Family.

 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • In the case of an emergency, please contact the nearest staff member for help. There are medics onsite who are fully equipped to deal with all situations. For more information on Festival Resources that are available for support, please visit the Festival Resources page.
  • The festival is outdoors. Please come prepared for any weather. This includes sun hats and sunscreen, sweaters, raincoats, and sturdy shoes. For details on how to prepare for Electric Forest, please check out Tips from the Forest Family.
  • Note location of exits, information points, first aid areas, and water refill stations when the map is released.
  • Visit your Neighborhood Pod in the campgrounds upon arrival to get oriented! These are marked by large inflatable animals.
  • Please cooperate with staff, security, and police. They are there to help make sure that everyone has a good time.
  • Please drink alcohol responsibly.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and electrolytes.
  • While there will be 24 hour security onsite, Electric Forest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. When leaving camp, please take valuables with you and lock your car and tent.

COVID-19 NOTICE

Electric Forest 2022 will be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event, which may change at any time as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies or instrumentalities, artists or the promoter;  such requirements may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination and/or a negative test, and other protective measures such as requiring attendees to wear face coverings.

WARNING: COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 at the event.

ATTENDEE PROMISE & HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: You agree to follow event policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the event.  According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19.  You should evaluate your risk in determining whether to attend the event.  By entering the venue/event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that you will adhere to local quarantine requirements and the CDC quarantine guidelines, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.

 Rules & Resources

Electric Forest is filled with resources to support and uplift the Forest Family. This page is intended to spread the word of the different roles and services filled by and for the people of The Forest.


SECURITY

 Rules & Resources

WHAT THEY DO:

All security will be wearing a laminate that says their company name with a large, unique identifying number, as well as a security shirt with their company name on it. All security laminates are going to be the same design, but with a different color and company name for different security companies.

You can ask to see a security guard’s laminate at any time.

Any search that is not taking place at an entrance will be done by multiple security guards and a security manager. Those conducting the search will be wearing their identifying laminate that says their company name with a large, unique identifying number, as well as a security shirt with their company name on it.

Security exists for the safety and well-being of all Forest Family. You will see them at entrance gates, around the stages, and roving throughout the venue. They may check your bag or confiscate prohibited items as you move through different entrance gates throughout the festival.

You can ask any security guard for assistance – and don’t forget to smile and say thank you. These people travel from far and wide to work long hours, and make Electric Forest happen!

If someone who you are uncertain is a security guard is attempting to search you, you can request to see their laminate and ask to speak to their supervisor.

HOW TO GET IN CONTACT:

To get in contact with security at Electric Forest, please visit an entrance gate, the front barricade at any festival stage, an info booth, or the nearest Neighborhood Pod, all located on the festival map.


MEDICAL STAFF

 Rules & Resources

WHAT THEY DO:

Medical staff at Electric Forest wear a shirt that identifies them as medical personnel. They move around the event both on foot, and on medical golf carts. HQ’s medical staff is filled with people in the medical field who are also fans of music and Electric Forest. They are not police or security, and their focus is exclusively on your health and well-being.

Medical assistance provided by the festival medical team is free of charge. If you’re feeling dehydrated, come down with a UTI, or find that your shoes weren’t kind to your feet, visit the medical staff! If you or a friend are receiving medical assistance, please allow these trained professionals to do their jobs and support them by following their instructions.

Whenever you see someone in a medical t-shirt, thank them for their work and share a smile.

HOW TO GET IN CONTACT:

If you require Medical assistance, please reference the festival map and make your way to the nearest medical station. If you or a friend require medical assistance and need help getting to a medical station, please head for the nearest Neighborhood Pod, info booth, police person, security person, or festival staff to ask for help.


GROUND CONTROL

 Rules & Resources

Ground Control are ready and able to help with any situation – from directions to medical assistance. They lend a helping hand, friendly face and peace of mind to anyone in need. They offer support in any situation without judgment and with only your best interests in mind. They are Ground Control, and they are your best friend. Ground Control at Electric Forest will be wearing their traditional purple tanks, fanny packs, and light sabers – their shirts will identify them as Ground Control. Ground Control will be roaming around the GA Campgrounds on foot – please feel free to flag them down!

Ground Control strongly believes in the beauty and power of helping others, and will do everything they can to make sure you have a safe, memorable experience.

If you are a Ground Control member at heart and would like to join the team, send an email with your resume to groundcontrol@insomniac.com.


FESTIVAL STAFF

The general staff of Electric Forest fill many roles – from artist transportation, to catering, to credentials, and beyond! You may see people moving around the festival dressed like attendees, but who are wearing radios and a special wristband. These members of the Forest Family are hard at work making magic happen. If they ask, please help out!


INFO BOOTHS & NEIGHBORHOOD PODS

Info Booths and Neighborhood Pods exist to provide information and services to the Forest Family. If you find a lost item (or a lost person), need medical attention, have a question, or if you have found The Answer, visit your nearest Info Booth or Neighborhood Pod.

Services at Neighborhood Pods include: information, medical assistance, showers, and ice sales

Info Booths and Neighborhood Pods will be open as long as the area they are located in is open!


LOST & FOUND

The festival Lost and Found is the place where all lost items end up. Whether you lost it in Jubilee or Camp Blueberry, these are the people you want to talk to. Please visit their booth, which is marked on the festival map, to check whether your lost item was found, or to turn in a lost item.

After the festival, you can check the Lost & Found page for items left behind – but please do so promptly. The post-festival lost and found donates lost items to charity if they are not claimed within a month of the event.


YOU!

The most powerful resource available to the Forest Family is you. The whole experience is fueled by your thoughtfulness, your caring attention, and your enthusiasm. Thank you for reading this page. By increasing your knowledge of the festival’s resources, you have now become a greater part of the heart of Electric Forest.

TIPS FROM THE FOREST FAMILY

The wonder of The Forest is experienced to the fullest by those who arrive prepared to take care of themselves, The Forest, and each other.

A new guide to The Forest is coming in 2022!

This guide was built by the moderators and community of the Electric Forest Subreddit, for the Forest Family community in order to help everyone feel prepared and ready to have the greatest possible experience in The Forest. Sit down and prepare for a crash course in the essentials of Electric Forest. For a more comprehensive guide, and to engage with members of the online Forest Family community visit the EF Subreddit.