In all matters related to safety, Qstock works in cooperation with regional authorities. 

This year, Qstock offers the services of a harassment liaison in case of possible harassment situations. Read more about the harassment liaison and the principles for a more secure space under the first title.

Harassment liaison & harassment notification

This year, Qstock offers the services of a harassment liaison in case of possible harassment situations. If necessary, you can approach the harassment liaison only to submit a harassment report. In the future, our event security can be developed to meet audience needs even better based on possible reports. Harassment reports can be submitted by event staff members, festival guests, or even artists. If you wish, you can also receive assistance by discussion as well as counselling for negotiating any difficult situations that may arise.

The goal is to offer a space that is as secure as possible for our event guests, employees, and artists. The event staff are instructed with appropriate operating methods in case of harassment incidents, but we all have the responsibility for our own behaviour. We can make a difference with our own actions and attitudes, and build a more equal, mutually respectful, and open, dialogical atmosphere around us. At Qstock, everyone has the right to feel secure without fear of any kind of discrimination or harassment of sexual or verbal nature. We are all entitled to physical and mental integrity!

If necessary, you can contact the harassment liaison by phone on the festival days:

Friday 28.07. from 14:00 to 00:30

Sat 29.07. from 14:00 to 00:30


Harrasment liaison Tellervo 
+358 40 449 1098 

You can also report a harassment incident by this link. You can stay anonymous if you wish:

In addition, you can report a harassment incident by e-mail around the clock between Fri 28 July and Fri 18 August. During this time, your report will be answered within 24 hours. If you request to be contacted by phone, you will receive a phone call at a time that is agreed on mutually.

The harassment liaison is bound by confidentiality and works as an impartial support person. The liaison can assist in negotiating harassment incidents and guide customers toward proper services, if necessary.

If you encounter harassment, make your way to the festival’s first aid station which is located near the info desk and the Koomalava stage. From there on, you will be directed to meet with the harassment liaison.

Qstock wishes a safe and enjoyable festival to all.

Security check

Our festival guests will be subjected to a security check at the festival gates upon entry in order to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests in such a large public event. You will greatly speed up the security check by leaving all prohibited items at home or checking them in at the cloakroom. All festival guests must show the contents of their bags at the gate. Your bag will be checked under your observation, slightly off the pathway to protect your privacy. Refusal to show your bag leads to denied entry. Generally speaking, all things suited for causing damage to others are on the list of forbidden items. A raincoat is a much nicer alternative for your fellow festival people compared to an umbrella. You can buy them at the counters at the bar areas.

Allowed and forbidden items

Concerning items and substances not included in this list, the supervisors at each entrance gate will make individual decisions based on their own experiences and expertise about items that are potentially hazardous to the event audience. If a certain item or substance proves hazardous to public safety during the festival, the organiser reserves the right to change these regulations in the middle of the festival..

Allowed items:

  • 2 pcs of 100 ml hand disinfectants in gel or foam form
  • Sunscreen (cream /gel)
  • Unopened plastic soft drink bottles max 0.5 litres (max 4 pcs)
  • Empty plastic soft drink bottles max 0.5 litres (no number limitation)
  • Small snacks in closed store packaging (no glass containers)
  • SLR cameras (one lens attached to body is allowed, but no camera stand or separate flashes)
  • Pocket cameras
  • Mobile phone cameras
  • Flags/banners (no poles)
  • Backpack picnic seat (you are not allowed to bring a separate seat)
  • Small Power Bank
  • A smile and a happy festival mood

Forbidden items:

  • Glass bottles
  • Cans
  • Sealable containers (Thermos bottles, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Umbrellas
  • Heavy/long keychains
  • Aerosol bottles (hair spray, sprayable insecticides, etc.)
  • Bicycle pumps
  • Edged weapons, multi-purpose tools, explosives, torches, etc.
  • Combs with spike handles
  • Selfie sticks
  • Video cameras and sound recording equipment (allowed only for media representatives with specific video permit)
  • Separate camera flashes or camera stands for SLR cameras
  • Remote-controlled photo quadcopters or drones
  • License-free security sprays
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Laser pointers
  • Ice pack
  • Poles/sticks for flags and banners
  • Pets
  • Safety vests resembling the staff outfit
  • Bad mood and grumpiness

Protect your ears

The dosage of noise during shows depends on your location, so remember to protect your hearing if necessary. You can buy earplugs at the counters in the bar areas.


The term ‘crowd surfing’ refers to supporting and conveying people on the hands of other audience members. As at most leading festivals in Europe, crowd surfing is prohibited also at Qstock to avoid potentially hazardous situations. As we all well know, the stage fronts can get very, very crowded. If you get anxious in a tight crowd, or feel weak, drunk, tired, thirsty or hungry, we suggest you watch your favourite band from slightly farther away. You will hear the music even from a distance. Remember to take care of your personal belongings as well as your friends. Also yourself. 🙂

First aid

A group of health professionals are responsible for first aid services at the festival. If you need patching up or feel exhausted, you can find these people on call during the festival’s opening hours at their headquarters in the first aid tent.