The German Civil Law Code (BGB) puts parents under the obligation to care for the well-being of their under-aged children (under 18 years of age). For children, under 16 years in particular, a music event can cause immense physical and mental stress, so we cannot speak out a general recommendation for children to attend. Personal care regulations – under consideration of the German Youth Protection Law – leave the final decision to the parents, whether to allow their children to participate in public music events (including the journey to and the presence at the venue).
Children under 16 years of age may only attend public music events while they are accompanied either by their parents or an adult person, authorized by the parents in written form, to supervise their personal well-being at all times.
Adolescents above 16 and under 18 years of age are allowed to attend music events on their own. However, they must leave the event´s venue until 12pm at latest. To stay at the venue after 12pm it is mandatory for them to either be accompanied by their parents or an adult person, authorized by the parents in written form, to supervise their personal well-being at all times.
The form for transferring the supervising authority can be found here. It has to be filled out completely and has to be signed by the parents themselves! The person, allowed to accompany and watch over the child, needs to have the form available at all times during the event and can be asked to prove her/his identity with a valid id-card! Adolescents above 16 years are also asked to keep their id-card available for an age check.
Alongside these rules, regulating the attendance of the event, public restrictions concerning alcohol and tobacco-products need to be followed at any time. In case of a scrutiny we reserve the right to immediately remove smoking or drunken juveniles under 18 years of age from the venue.