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Accessibility

Provinssi pays respect to the needs of guests with reduced mobility or other special needs. Everyone is welcome to Provinssi as they are!

Photo: Provinssi / Jakke Nurmi

Festival of People is Equal to Everyone

Provinssi is committed to working for the progress of equality and diversity in the music industry. We guarantee a safe and discrimination-free festival environment to all our staff, partners, artists, and visitors.

Equality and diversity are Provinssi’s most important values. We want to make sure everyone has a great festival experience, and therefore we take everybody’s needs into account individually.

Accessibility is the main theme for Provinssi 2022. We aim to improve the accessibility of Provinssi even further and to make sure that every festival guest feels good, welcomed, and equal in our festival. Provinssi aims to give equal chances to everyone to take part in the festival.

In 2022 we will improve accessibility in every way possible, including for example toilets, walking lanes, accessible parking, lighting, and accommodation. This year we will improve accessibility also in backstage and staff areas. When it comes to accessible communication, we pay attention, especially to guidance, signs, maps, and universal language in the festival site.

We cooperate with local organizations to make sure that everyone also gets a chance to participate as a volunteer and be a part of the festival. Every year we donate festival tickets to care homes, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Arrival and Parking

Accessible parking is located about 50 meters from the gates of the festival area. Due to the limited number of parking spaces, you need to apply for a parking pass in advance by sending an email to saavutettavuus@ provinssi.fi. You can only apply for an accessible parking space with a disabled parking permit issued by Trafi or the police.

When applying for a parking permit, please include the following information:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Email address
  • The license number of the vehicle 
  • ID number of your disabled parking permit
  • Day, for which the permit is applied for
  • Name of the driver
  • Phone number of the driver

You can also arrive at the area by an accessible taxi. The stopping point for accessible taxis is on Törnäväntie, about 50 meters from the gate of the festival area.

Assistants

The assistant of the disabled person or other special groups (etc. visually impaired guests) can access the festival area free of charge. However, the assistant won’t receive a wristband of their own, but both the assistant and the assisted can enter the area with the wristband of the assisted person. Wristbands can be claimed at the ticket sale. We recommend that you bring a certification of your need for an assistant with you.

Stage Visibility

There are ramps and viewing platforms with excellent visibility near the biggest stages. Platforms are only for the disabled. Assistants can access the platforms if there is extra space. The locations of platforms will be marked on the map of the festival area, which will be published closer to the event.

Passages and Walking Lanes

The passages at Provinssi are wide sandy roads, comfortable, and easy to move on both by both foot and with a wheelchair. At the festival site, there are signs and maps to help with finding services and figuring out the festival area.

Seating

There are lots of seats at the festival area for sitting down and relaxing. More information about the locations will be revealed closer to the festival.

Accessible Toilets

There are several easily accessible toilets both at the festival site and at the licensed premises. The accessible toilets are located by the viewing platforms close to the biggest stages and on Carnival Island are for the sole use of disabled people, and people with a toilet pass. Other accessible toilets can be used by all festival-goers, but disabled people and holders of a toilet pass have a priority.

Locations of accessible toilets will be marked on the map of the festival site, which will be published later. Large maps can also be found at the festival site.

Water Area

There are lots of free water areas at the festival grounds at your disposal. Water can also be bought from the restaurants in the area.

First aid

Professional first aid service will be available at the festival site.

If you can’t find an answer to a question in mind, please contact us at saavutettavuus@provinssi.fi.