The GOCC Foundation strives to build a diverse, beautiful community, open to everyone who shares the values of love, friendship and music because this Festival is people, the beloved festival-goers!
Accessible Pol’and’Rock Festival
Every year at the Most Beautiful Festival in the World, the Promoters make an effort to create a wheelchair-user-friendly space. The Czaplinek-Broczyno Airfield is a flat terrain with limited architectural barriers. Yet still, to improve access to the live music experience, even more, an accessible viewing platform in front of the Main Stage was arranged. Similarly to earlier editions of the Festival, there were also 7 accessible toilets and paid accessible shower stalls in the Alpha zone prepared. To make moving around the festival field easier, the exact locations of all the sanitary zones are marked on a map in the Pol'and'Rock Festival app.
The cooperation with numerous organisations and charities makes it possible to offer the festival-goers the best possible facilities and ensure they can feel safe and taken care of. One of the long-standing partners is the Avalon Foundation, which is also this year stationed at the festival site and provided repairs and assistance for wheelchair users. Moreover, all the Academy of the Finest of Arts meetings were interpreted in Polish Sign Language.
Festivalgoers of the 28th edition of Pol'and'Rock Festival, photo: Nikola Naus
Generations of festival-goers
One of the most touching views at Pol’and’Rock Festival is the little festival-goers who, together with their parents or grandparents, discover the world of music, learn about life values, and start recognising the beauty of an open and kind community. It's wonderful to see Pol'and'Rock Festival bridging the generation gap and connecting people of different backgrounds.
For the health and safety of children during the Festival, the Promoters give away special blank wristbands, on which parents can write down their contact details. The wristbands are available for free near the AFA Tent, at the CPR for Schools point. Festivalgoers may also simply ask Peace Patrol for guidance. There were also free noise-cancelling headphones for the youngest pol’and’rockers.
Additionally, this year, Herlitz and Pelikan opened their Kids’ Zone with plenty of activities, games, and attractions. The zone was set up next to the AFA Tent so that parents could relax on the sunbeds, keep an eye on their little beloved ones and listen to the AFA conversations!
Safety for all
Thanks to three medical aid points and a well-equipped temporary hospital within the Festival grounds, your medicine could be stored in the fridge and the Promoters could take good care of festival-goers in the case of any health-related emergency. Medical Patrol was on the watch day and night.
The inseparable and indispensable element of Pol'and'Rock Festival safety protocols is, of course, the Peace Patrol volunteers. They were there to look after festivalgoers, guide them and assist them in any circumstances.
The GOCC Foundation is proud to say that, as a result of hard work to ensure festival participants’ safety and security, Pol’and’Rock Festival was not qualified as a high-risk event this year.
Peace Patrol Volunteers, photo: Lucyna Lewnadowska
As it is often said, the Promoters do not dare to call the Festival the best, but they sure dare to call it the Most Beautiful Festival in the World! They challenge themselves each year to create a haven for all music lovers, who value love, peace and brotherhood, where everyone can feel at home.