The festival takes place on the site of the EPFL campus, located in the commune of Ecublens. It can be reached through the use of public transport, namely the M1 metro (stop: EPFL), and is located near the A1 motorway (exit EPFL-UNIL).
Article 30: It is forbidden for children under the age of 16 to do the following without the presence of a parent or other responsible adult:
- to smoke or consume alcoholic beverages ;
- to be out alone at night past 22h00 ;
- to be present at parties and public events ;
- to be allowed into public houses alone, except for children over 12, on school days, up to 18h00 at the latest ;
- to have access to gambling establishments.
Please be aware that there is no nursery, and that sound intensity can reach 100dB(A). Consider using ear protection for young children, such as the earplugs available at the Info stand and at the various bars near the stages.
To help setup a festival is extremely valuable and can allow you to earn entrance tickets, depending on your work schedule. If you wish to contribute to the festival and become a staff, check out the Staff page. Balelec is a non-profit association. Therefore, all staff and committee members are volunteers.
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Personal audi-visual equipment
Beverages containing alcohol
Whether you want to bring in Snoopy, Furball or Pluto, no domestic pets are allowed on the festival site, regardless if they are your dog or your goldfish. However, for those who require a guide dog, please contact us.
Balelec Festival is a non-profit association. A new committee is formed each year, at the beginning of the autumn semester. The articles of associationg can be found here.
Swiss and vaudois law prohibit any dealing, consumption and possession of drugs, including hashish. Local police will be present within the festival site, and will take appropriate action against any offenders.
In the event of bad weather, we recommend you wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Please beware, however, that, depending on the umbrella you might bring, it could be taken away by securtiy at the entrance.
In the event you get a bit hungry, you will find plenty of food stands to choose from, providing food from all 5 continents. They will be found near the entrance to the site, and towards the Main Stage.
Lost & Found
All objects deemed dangerous by the security personnel will be confiscated at the site entrance. This includes all sharp objects (blades, scissors, etc.) and any item which can potentially be used as a projectile. All paint cans and markers will be confiscated. Glass bottles are not allowed on the festival site. Furthermore, it is forbidden to bring your own drinks onto the festival site.
The festival grounds contain solid paths, but some areas are still difficult to reach with a wheelchair. We would recommend those concerned to come with an accompanying person.
Toilets for the disabled are also available on site.
The accompanying person can get free entrance to the festival, but the disabled person must buy a pre-sale ticket (no tickets will be sold the evening of the festival). Both people enter with that same ticket.
To make it easier for you to have access to the festival and anything relating to Balelec, a press page has been created. Sound intensity can reach 100dB(A). Consider protecting your ears with earplugs which will be available at the info stand, and at various bars near the stages.
Rules & Regulations - Security
Any person found to breach these rules or the general sales terms can be refused entrance to the site, or be removed from the site, without being reimbursed.
The festival's rules and regulations can be found here.
Balelec Festival encourages its attendees to to use public transport. With the entrance ticket, a free return from the festival is available. To avoid long queuing at the entrance, you are encouraged to arrive before 21h00.