Festival guide

PREPARATION

preparation

To have a pleasant experience gather all the necessary info before leaving and take the following essentials:

  • The National Certificate (Galimybių pasas) WILL BE REQUIRED to get into Yaga Gathering festival territory. Come prepared and read the information carefully.
  • Your tent is your base and your castle.
  • A sleeping bag and a thermo pad.
  • There’s a natural drinking water source right next to the site, get yourself a tare to fill.
  • Consider bringing a piece of eco-friendly plain odorless soap and toothpaste. Anyhow please refrain from using them in the lake.
  • Unless you really want to become food, get yourself a good insect repellent and a long sleeve shirt.. mosquitoes are wild beasts over there 😉 You can make a repellent yourself instead of using commercial chemicals.
  • Some warm clothes for the night.
  • Also, take your musical instruments along with you and your deco and incense to give beauty for the camp too.
  • Take everything else that you think you may need for camping.

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FOOD & DRINKS

Water

The site is gifted by a water source where everyone can fill their bottles with clean and fresh groundwater. Make sure you have tare to fill before you come. Why buy?

Food

During the gathering chai shops will be cooking fresh Worlds foods, serving refreshments, teas, and coffees.

Drinks

Non-alcoholic beverages will only be allowed in plastic/paper/metal tare. All sorts of glass items are forbidden at the festival and parking site.

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to bring into the festival or parking territory. There will be a few bars around the festival.

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CHILDREN

Children at Yaga

There will be specially for children designated area at the festival where kids can spend time with other kids under the supervision of care-takers. Specialists will take care of your kids and provide them with alternative entertainment – your children will certainly forget about computer games and tv, at least for the time being.

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HARM REDUCTION / PSYCHOTROPIC EMERGENCY

be safe lab

First of all, be safe, stay hydrated and look after your friends and people at the festival in general. Things sometimes get out of hands and people may need professional help or advise. The service will be provided by Be Safe Lab. Upon arrival locate them on the map and head there for help or advise.  If you see or suspect somebody is not feeling well, feel free to contact any members of staff, volunteers or security and they will get in touch with Be Safe Lab dedicated team.

 

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FIREPLACES

fireplace

STRICTLY NO FIRE IN THE FOREST!!!

Safe the forest, don’t make a fire! There are no camping fires allowed in the forest (no torches, grills, camping cookers or any other fire lamps) You will find official fireplaces on the map of the festival. Every stage, shop, and bars are equipped with fire extinguishers – use it when needed. If you noticed fire anywhere inform security of member of staff immediately.

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ECOLOGY

Leave better trace

Leave the forest better than you found it! 

Let’s make sure together that we take care of this beautiful, pristine nature that provides us with so much joy during Yaga Gathering, year after year. 

We want to make sure that all of us can keep enjoying this forest and its diverse ecosystems for years to come. What does it mean? 

It means we take care of our water sources – lake and the stream

  • Wipe off sunscreen and glitter before we come into the water 
  • Use soap or shampoo that is biodegradable!
  • Don’t throw trash in the water (dah!)

It means we don’t litter, especially taking care of the dangerous waste! This includes 

  • Broken glass can result in injuries and also start fires, 
  • Cigarette butts that can start a fire and pollute water, 
  • Plastic packaging and other types of plastic (you know why!)

Take your trash away when you leave – as much as we would like to take care of your stay at Yaga, make sure you take away all your irregular trash, that doesn’t belong to recycling, compost or regular general trash:

  • Broken tents and other camping equipment
  • Decorations you used while camping (including all the cords)

Cut food waste

We want to take care of the world together. Growing/ producing, packaging, and transporting food takes an incredible amount of the world’s resources. Please show your respect and make sure you cut the food waste during Yaga Gathering,

Therefore we want to encourage you to bring only the amount of food to the festival that you can eat. If you are feeling generous – share your food with your neighbors. Make sure you don’t throw food away just because you bought too much and overestimated how hungry you will be!

Compost bins, and use biodegradable plates, cups, and spoons

We are starting to use compost at Yaga Gathering! Which is great news. First of all, you can turn all your food waste into compost instead of waste – remember to throw the food waste in the compost bin. The used organic plates and utensils however need to go to the general trash

Please please please, make sure that your tableware is compostable before you throw it in the compost bin. If you throw something non-biodegradable, it will mess the whole compost system.

Carbon-neutral travel

We want to encourage you to use low-carbon travel. To reach Yaga Gathering, prioritize taking a train if you can. 

Otherwise, a bus or a car-pooling, so that the cars don’t arrive with only one person per vehicle. 

We would like to encourage you to avoid flying, especially on short-distance travel, even if the flights are cheap. 

Showers

This year, you will have an option of a warm shower at Yaga Gathering – yay! But due to the location of the festival, we can only provide showers connected to a water container. This means that we can only secure a limited amount of water for the showers. 

Therefore, please make sure you enjoy your showers to the full extent, and use as little water as possible! Let’s take care of our water consumption together.

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TOILETS

Bio-toilets will be ready for use across the site. Please use them to prevent toilet paper spreading in the forest and save those wandering around from stepping on your excrements. If you still decide to do your natural needs in the forest – no problem, but please follow a good example of our smaller brothers – bury it after yourself 😉 Let’s keep the area clean and tidy not only in visible places, but truly everywhere.

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SHOWERS

there will be few showers at the site. Please use only environment-friendly soaps and shampoos.

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MONEY AT THE FESTIVAL (Bank cards, Cash)

  • Bank cards only will be accepted at ticket gates, bars, showers and infopoint.
  • Cash will be still accepted as tip by the bartenders, also restaurants and shops.
  • No ATM will be operating at the site. Take care of cash prior to arrival.

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DOGS

please refrain from bringing your dog to the festival. The event is growing and more people do like to bring their pets to the event. This creates some problems and undermines the safety feeling of general participants, especially those with children. If you will decide to bring your dog to the festival, please keep it on a leash at all times.

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Covid19

Important information about Covid19 related regulations can be found here.

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