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With great pleasure we give you the first lineup news of the SUMMERJAM Festival 2018:


For the 33rd time we celebrate the hottest acts of Reggae, Dancehall, HipHop and Afrobeats.
We combine the experiences of three decades into three exceptional days:
Only at the SUMMERJAM Festival you get to see the well-selected artists from all over the world in a set-up like this.

We will announce more artists in January 2018

SUMMERJAM
EARLY BIRD
HARDTICKET

The pre-sale for the 33rd Summerjam Festival has started!
From now on you can purchase a LIMITED quantity of our "Early Bird Ticket" for the Summerjam Festival 2018. Get them now EXCLUSIVE in our Summerjam Shop.

3 Day Festival ticket incl. Camping
€110 + €8 pre sale fee

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SUMMERJAM
FESTIVAL
E-TICKET

The E-ticket is available immediately after receipt of the payment.
Either print@home or comfortably save it by smartphone( Itunes/Android )  in your Wallet.
You will save postage time - and postage charges.

3 Day Festival ticket incl. Camping
€120 + €8 pre sale fee

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E-TICKET



SUMMERJAM ARTISTS 2018


ACE TEE & KWAM.E
BAUSA
CHARLY BLACK
CHEFKET
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
GENTLEMAN
INNER CIRCLE
JAHMIEL
JESSE ROYAL
KELVYN COLT
LARY
MARTERIA
MHD
NAâMAN
RIN
SOJA
STONEBWOY
TARRUS RILEY
TY DOLLA $IGN
ZIGGY MARLEY
3PLUSSS




This was our Line-up of 2017

FAQ

Arrival
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SUMMERJAM Festival Area

Fühlinger See - Regattainsel
Oranjehofstrasse
50769 Köln (Fühlingen)

By CAR
From Autobahn A1 (at junction Köln-Niehl) take the Industriestraße to roundabout; from here, follow the Bremerhavener Straße. Cars follow the Militärringstraße, turn right to Mercatorstrasse, then right to the parking places.

There are sufficient parking spaces available at the central parking lot.
We will be providing new and larger parking areas. Please make sure to follow the parking lot signs (traffic guidance system), which will guide you the quickest way to the parking lot.
The parking fee for the festival weekend is €20,- (single entrance). Guests who want to leave and re-enter the parking lot during the festival should contact the parking staff, make a one-time payment of €30,- and acquire a special multiple entry parking pass.

The Cologne tow-away services charge about Euro 150,- per car. Only use the signposted parking areas and form car pools.

Parking
As of Wednesday, July 04th (09:00 am) until Monday, July 09th (12:00 pm).
In advance campers arriving on Monday or Tuesday will have the opportunity to unload at the camping entrance on P2.
Further parking information is provided on site.


Kiss & Ride
We arranged KISS & RIDE stations for all festival visitors who want to be taken to and/or picked up at the festival. Just watch out for the suitcase symbol on the festivals site plan in order to keep your arrival and departure uncomplicated.


By BUS / TRAIN
From Hauptbahnhof (main station) to Fühlinger See:
S-train S11 to ‘Chorweiler‘, change to bus 122 until bus stop ‘Seeberg’.

Timetable and bus stops:
PARKING AREA - SERVICE CENTER - CITY CENTER - CAMPINGSITE
The official SUMMERJAM shuttle can only be used with a valid ticket or festival wristband. You will find an overview of the bus stops of the shuttle busses on the area map.
More busses will be scheduled for arrival and departure times.
From Thursday to Saturday a bus shuttle will be additionally available from the SERVICE CENTER to the CITY CENTER “Chorweiler” (super market).
Information about the timetable can be found at the Service Centre. To get an overview of the bus stops, please use the area map.

Shuttle-timetable for the official SUMMERJAM Shuttle:

Thu.
10:00 am - 02:00 pm - Park- & Camping area
10:00 am - 10:00 pm – Festival site - City Centre

Fri.
10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Park- & Camping area
08:30 am - 02:00 am – Festival site - City Centre

Sat.
08:00 am - 02:00 am - Park- & Camping area
10:00 am - 08:00 pm – Festival site - City Centre

Sun.
08:00 am - 02:00 am - Park- & Camping area
03:00 pm - 12:00 am – Festival site - City Centre

Mon.
07:00 am - 13:00 pm - Park- & Camping area
07:00 am - 13:00 pm – Festival site - City Centre

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE BUS COMPANY “KVB” USE THEIR OWN BUSSES AND WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHARGES! RIDING WITHOUT A BUS TICKET COSTS EURO 40.- !


By FESTIVAL BUS
From FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG und BELGIUM: Ontours.fr

By PLANE
The closest airport is Cologne/Bonn.
The airport is about 30 km from the Fühlinger Lake.

Another airport is Düsseldorf.
The airport is about 50 km from the Fühlinger Lake.

Camping & Mobile Homes
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CAMPING AREAS

CAMPING WITHOUT A VALID WRISTBAND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED!
NO TICKET - NO CAMPING

The 3-day festival ticket also includes access to the camping areas starting from Thursday July 05th from 8.00 am onwards - this means there will be NO additional charges for camping!
Only SUMMERJAM visitors with a valid ticket or a valid festival wristband have access to the camping area! Please take note of the section "Camping Areas".
There is generally no entitlement for the provisioning of a certain camping space.
Wild camping is prohibited and will be rigorously enforced by the police and the security staff!
Every visitor wishing to gain access to the festival - which also includes the park and camping areas - must have a valid access authorization in the form of a festival ticket or a worn festival wristband.
By way of precaution we inform that individuals gaining access to the grounds without such proof of authorization will be prosecuted for acquisition of services under use of fraudulent means (§ 265a StGB, German penal code) and unlawful entry and breach of peace (§ 123 StGB, German penal code)!

We also inform that the camping grounds are to be used exclusively
as such: The digging of tent boundaries or the digging of holes in the ground represent damage to property and will be prosecuted by the police and by the security service.
The festival grounds are located in a local recreation area, respectively nature park and are therefore not just fields or an adventure playground.
Many thanks for your understanding.

IN ADVANCE – CAMPERS: Please note the opening hours of each Camp area.

CAMPING & PARKING

No camping is allowed in the area of the Fühlinger Lake before Monday, June 26.
The city of Cologne will undertake measures against wild campers.
Starting from Monday, June 2nd the areas C2, C3, C4 will be open for the in advance campers.
Starting from Wednesday, July 4th ALL camping areas will be open to our guests with a valid Festival ticket.
The fee per person/day is €15.
From 8 AM on Thursday, July 05th camping is free of charge.
On all days camping wristbands must be collected at the access points to the camping grounds in exchange for the Festival ticket.
Camping is not permitted without a valid Festival ticket!



IN ADVANCE CAMPERS
Camping is NOT allowed before Monday, July 02nd but there will be separate areas for those already arriving from Monday onwards.
There will be a service fee per person/day for the use of the camping grounds until Thursday, July 05th ( 8:00 AM ) – and again: there is ONLY access with a valid Festival ticket / wristband!
Starting from Monday, July 02nd the areas C2, C3, C4 will be open for the in advance campers.
Starting from Wednesday, July 04th ALL camping areas (C1-C6) will be open for the in advance campers.


GREEN COLOGNE BAY
Greener Festival is a European-wide movement with the goal to motivate guests of large events towards a more ecologically sensitive handling of nature.
The entire waste from the festival is sorted for recyclable parts at a sorting plant. Together with our garbage disposal company and you -our guests- we try to offer you garbage disposal concepts that make collection easy for you and which take the burden off the grounds – see „Garbage“.
Furthermore, for our ecologically aware visitors we offers the Green Camp (C5) – see „Camping Areas“.

The Fühlinger Lake is a nature preserve where we are guests for a weekend. Please collect your garbage and leave your camping site just the way you found it.
We provide an unlimited amount of garbage bags at the entrance and exit areas. You will find "garbage enclosures" on the camping grounds. Please deposit the garbage bags there. We will transport them away from there. Our Camping Security and the Camp Service Stations will always have free garbage bags available for you and will always help you out with advice or anything else you need.
Keep Cologne Bay Clean – “leave only footprints”.

GREEN CAMP
Those that like to enjoy some peace and quiet and cleanliness whilst camping can look for a space in the Green Camp (C5). Inside the Green Camp there are the following additional reservation options:

FAMILY CAMP
Directly next to the swimming pool we will be building an area available to provide families with a guarded and fenced-in camping area. As in the last years we will be asking for € 30.- per person (children up to 16 years of age are free) as contribution towards the costs for the period from Wednesday/Thursday to Monday.
Campers that arrive on Friday pay € 20,- per person.
The space is respectively calculated for a 3-4 man camping tent (approx. 9 sqm). If a larger area is used then the extra space requirement needs to be paid at the location.

Reservation form available February 2018

 

RESERVATION CAMP

 

This is an enclosed area that is intended to give people with an environmentally oriented disposition the possibility of camping in a clean and quiet environment. As in the last years we will be asking for € 30.- per person (children up to 16 years of age are free) as contribution towards the costs for the period from Wednesday/Thursday to Monday.
Campers that arrive on Friday pay € 20,- per person.
The space per person is approximately 3 sqm, larger areas are not available.

Reservation form available February 2018


TOILETS & SHOWERS
The CAMP SERVICES in all the camping areas provide you with water flushed toilets with 24 hour service. For a single payment of 5.00 Euro for the whole festival duration you can purchase a „flatrate band“ and thereby have permanent access to all the water-flushed TOILETS.
Of course the normal mobile toilets (Dixis) are distributed as usual for free use over the entire camping grounds.
At Service Center P2 showering facilities with warm water have been installed and can be used for a service charge.


MOBILE HOMES
Camping vehicle parking spaces are only valid together with a SUMMERJAM ticket; otherwise you will not receive a parking place for your vehicle!
Camping vehicle parking spaces have to be booked in advance and are subject to charge ( €75 )
Caravan tickets are now only available from Thursday on at the box office on the festival site.

Safety Rules
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Due to recent events we have intensified the security control at SUMMERJAM. At arrival to the SUMMERJAM area there will be preliminary inspections.
Last year we fenced in the entire camping area and only guests with a valid ticket could enter. Which resulted in reduction of tent thefts by 70%. We will continue with this concept this year adding an improvement: you'll be able to get your Festival wristband at all Camp access points, which means less standing in line and waiting time. At the Festival island access points there will be intensified controls as well. All measures are synchronized in close collaboration with our and your partner - the police of Cologne. Our security personnel and the police will be ever-present in all areas. If you notice something or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

• For safety reasons open fires, which also means grills in any form, are strictly prohibited on the camping grounds.
• It is not permitted to take animals/pets to the SUMMERJAM, neither to the festival island nor to the camping grounds.
• It is forbidden to take glass bottles into the whole camping and festival area. You can only take beverages with you in Tetra packs or P.E.T./plastic bottles .
• The use of sound systems and generators is not permitted on the entire grounds. In case of doubt we will have to ask you to leave the grounds.
• The operation of trading stalls on the camping and festival grounds is only permitted with the explicit permission of the event organizer.
• NO use of petrol
The controlled substances act (BtMG, German narcotics act) of course also applies on the entire festival grounds.
• The handling of cannabis products remains fundamentally illegal and transgressions will be subject to prosecution.
• No aggression or violence.

The Fühlinger Lake is a nature preserve where we are guests for a weekend. Please collect your waste and garbage and leave your camping site just the way you found it.
We provide an unlimited number of garbage bags at the entrance and exit areas. You will find "garbage enclosures" on the camping grounds. Please deposit the garbage bags there. We will transport them away from there. Our Camping Security and the Camp Services will always have free garbage bags available for you and will always help you out with advice or anything else you need.

Keep Cologne Bay clean!

Photography & Recording
Still photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted. Audio and video recordings are NOT permitted and any violation will be prosecuted. Please leave your professional digital or analogous single lens reflex camera at home - they are also NOT permitted on the festival grounds. On the camping grounds there are no restrictions regarding photography, audio and video recordings.
At the festival there will be taken photos and video recordings by accredited media outlets, journalists and the promoter. These recordings will be duplicated and used for media coverage and documentaries - distributed via print, DVD, TV and online.
By entering the festival grounds you declare your agreement to possibly be recorded and that these recordings might be used as stated above. There will be NO compensation.
The use of tripods and selfie-sticks is also NOT allowed on the festival grounds.

Lockers
There are lockers from Carderobe Service in different sizes available (at parking area P2 - in front of the entrance).
You can book it directly HERE
Opening hours:
Thursday til Sunday from 10.00 am til 01.00 am.

Emergency
Like every year countless helpers, orderlies, policemen/women, DLRG and friends will be supporting the festival organization and will be at your side in the event of any problems arising. On the island and in the camping area (overview plan) a respective paramedic station will be installed and run by the ‘Knights of St. John’ first aid organization. In the event of any health issues, please contact our competent staff/helpers.


Rescue points
We have installed various rescue points spread over the entire camping grounds. These are clearly signposted and numbered.
You will find an overview map at every Camp Service facility.

What do you do in an emergency?
In the event of an emergency call the telephone number 112 and give the following details:

- Specify the rescue point
- I am standing at the rescue point with the number …
- What happened?
- How many people were injured or are in danger?
- What is your phone-number?

Make sure someone stays at the rescue point as a contact person to instruct the rescue service when they arrive. It is mandatory to keep all access paths unblocked! – As these are rescue pathways for ambulances, fire department etc. that if necessary life can easily be saved – yours or that of your friend.

Charity bottle deposit fund
We have installed deposit collection points in all CAMP-SERVICES – just leave empty bottles there and help the environment whilst doing it!

Safety
Help us to make our camping ground safe! Due to tent break-ins in the past years we urgently request you to leave your valuables at home or to carry them with you. To prevent theft, we recommend that as soon as you have installed your tent you introduce yourself to your tent neighbours and mutually watch out for each other. A special camping security team will be proceeding against packs of thieves and illegal vendors in close coordination with the police.
To prevent tent break-ins and thefts we have provided the "safe-deposit truck" for you on P2. These are secure and guarded safe deposit boxes for your valuables for a small rental charge! Stay safe!

Service & Info
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The entrance to the festival island is only possible with a valid festival wristband.

Owners of forged tickets will not gain access to the grounds and must expect police enquiries.
We recommend: Only buy tickets at official selling points!

OPENING TIMES /  WRISTBAND EXCHANGE / CAMP ACCESS  / BOX OFFICES will be announced in 2018

Monday
wristband exchange, camp access and box offices
tba

Tuesday
wristband exchange, camp access and box offices
tba

Wednesday
tba

Thursday
wristband exchange, camp access and box offices
tba

Friday
wristband exchange, camp access and box offices
tba

Saturday
wristband exchange, camp access and box offices
tba

Sunday
wristband exchange, camp access and box offices
tba


We will set-up our large Service-Station facility on the parking area P2.
Starting from Thursday you will be able to exchange your tickets for valid festival wristbands.
In addition to this we will be offering a large breakfast tent, showers and a sanitary camp, water supply stations, as well as our Infopoint, including „notice board“, lost & found, current program infos, as well as a small shop where you can buy this and that (toiletry articles, condoms etc.).

During the festival there will be lost property offices at the P2 (Service-Center)
Opening hours:
Thursday, July 05, 2018 til Sunday, July 08, 2018: 9:00am - 12:00am
Monday, July 09, 2018: 9:00am - 01:00pm

After the festival the found or respectively handed in items will be passed on to the lost property office of the city of Cologne.
Tel.:+49 (0)221 – 221 0 

SWIMMING AREA
Swimming is prohibited in the entire lake except for the open-air swimming area: BLACK FOOT BEACH.

CASH POINTS / ATM
ATM machines can be found at the Zielturm (on the festival island), as well as at Service Center P2.

DAY TICKETS
will be available for Sunday ONLY (price: tba) - NO camping included. They will be sold only at the box offices on the festival site.

    
Food & Drinks
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It is not a problem if you want to take your own food to the festival island. Beverages are however only allowed in sealed 1 liter cartons/tetra packs per person. Glass, plastic bottles and cans will be rejected. For safety reasons there will be checkpoints at the entrances to the festival island where you will have to deposit any glass or metal containers that you may have with you.
There is also free water at the P2 area, on the festival grounds near the toilet building (behind the bazar) and at the CAMPSERVICES around the camping area!
There will be a 24-hour service available over the whole grounds. Food stalls from all over the world, as well as beverages from cocktails to soft drinks will be available, as well as also a breakfast tent and other stalls where you can pick up useful bits and pieces. In addition there is a supermarket at the commuter railway station „Chorweiler“, from where you can travel to the grounds with the shuttle.

There is a CAMP SERVICE facility in all camping areas. Here you will find information, always cool drinks at fair prices and in the morning coffee and breakfast.

Traders
Any selling of food and non-food items requires the authorization of the event organizer.

Interested parties please contact:
haendler@fuehlinger-see.com
Telefon: +49 (0)2206 - 86337-0
Fax: +49 (0)2206 – 86337-11


DISABLED INFO
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Persons with a severe disability with a valid ID-card (classified as B / Need for continuous supervision) enjoy free entrance at the SUMMERJAM Festival.
Please send us an e-mail to info@summerjam.de with details of the classification of your disability and a copy of the ID-card. If applicable, we will issue a personalized free entrance ticket for you.
Please keep in mind: We can’t issue free tickets for supervisors / companions / attendants.
WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION we cannot issue a free entrance ticket.
Application deadline: June 15th, 2018
Please note: Personalized free entrance tickets will be processed beginning of May 2018 at the earliest.
There are toilets for people with a disability on the festival grounds at all entrances, as well as at the Camp Service facilities.
Additionally there is a wheelchair-accessible platform in front of the RED STAGE.

Kids & Youth
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Children up to and including 12 years of age have free entrance (accompanied by a parent). Please take the children identity documents with you so that you can prove the age if you are questioned.
We will create an action playground for the youngest Reggae fans. Please put name tags on your children (and add your mobile number). We can not assume responsibility for the little ones.


Juveniles over 16 years and under 18 years of age are not required to leave the festival at midnight IF they are in the company of their legal guardian!
Under 16 years of age is also not a problem IF they are in the company of their legal guardian at any time!
Definition of a legal guardian:
Every person, who is responsible for the custody of child as a single person or together with another person according to the directions of the German Civil Code (father, mother, legal custodian), any other person older than 18 years, as soon as he or she undertakes the task of custody and has acquired the consent of the legal guardian.
If a minor is being accompanied by a guardian then the guardian must be able to present the consent of the legal custodian in written form.
This means for example if you have a chaperon with you (sister, brother, boyfriend/girlfriend…), and this person is older than 18 years old, and he or she is your legal guardian with written consent from the legal custodian and is looking after you, then you can stay at the event up to the time specified in the consent.
Here you will find such a consent form as a .PDF file, which you only have to fill out with your own data. It has to be filled out completely, and together with your passport/ID card and the one of your chaperon you will not have any problems!
It’s important that your parents/custodians give you a written consent with the transfer of the custodianship to another person for the entire duration of the festival, which you can then present in case it is necessary.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTOUR FESTIVAL ORGANISATIONS GMBH regarding the SUMMERJAM Festival (here)

SAFETY MEASURES IN STORMY WEATHER & THUNDERSTORMS

The weather at an Open-Air event is a constant companion for every visitor. Sometimes it´s a summer breeze, other times there are thunderstorms and heavy winds.
The weather changes on short notice, especially heavy storms, thunder, hail and strong gusts.
We will provide weather updates throughout the festival weekend including weather alerts of the German Meteorological Service (DWD).
All updates will be available via our festival app, Facebook, Twitter and the video screens next to the stages. Essentially it is important to maintain self-competence. This means you have to inform yourselves about emergency exits and possibilities of rescue on the festival site.

Safety measures in storms & thunderstorms:
- During thunderstorms or storms the safest place to be is in a car. Please team up with other festival visitors.
- In an open terrain please look for the lowest spot there and sit down with your legs drawn up close to your body.
- Trees DO NOT protect!
- DO NOT stand in groups! DO NOT hold hands!
- Stand clear off constructions, metal fences, light poles & flagpoles, etc - minimum distance: 3 meters / 9 feet
- DO NOT stay/get in the water!
- Close your tents and secure loose objects before leaving the festival site.

If there will be a bad weather situation, there is the possibility of a stage program interruption. Please follow the instructions and measures, inform yourselves as soon as possible about evacuation points and emergency exits. We will update you constantly via the festival app and on Facebook, if necessary via public address calls off the stages and alert messages on the video screens next to the stages.
http://www.hfuknord.de/hfuk-wAssets/docs/jugendfeuerwehr/Gewitter-Verhaltensregeln.pdf








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