Location 2020 - requirements + search
A Decision has been made
Further location discussions will take place in a new thread, since the search & finding phase has been concluded
Update: we are collecting input from the community on potential venues and their suitability to host KB2020. Please check the list, add GREAT venues and your comments on suitability if you have been to any of the venues listed. The location sheet is linked, SCOUTS meet to make shortlist by 13.01
Short Summary of Space Needs
Preferred dates for KB 2020: 16-21 June
Size of location: Approx 10-15 Hectares minimum
Preferably few permanent structures, clean space and has diverse landscape
Meeting regarding site: 7 January (tentative) 2020
Dear Kiez Burninverse,
We have lost our location and date at Freiland, as many of you know. We need YOUR help find a new location - so dust off that contacts list and let's get going. We are happy to start visiting new sites ASAP. The first meeting on this will be 7 January.
RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582483099233676/
We need your ideas and contacts at the meeting or before!!
We lost the space due with noise/neighbours from the sound camps, plus our event so close to Freiland's own event. Yes, it is possible that we still have the Freiland location, but it would need to be much later in the year. And this has complications because...
As a co-creationist event, we rely completely on volunteers. Later in the summer the schedules become very busy (which means people are not available) and late in summer everyone is already burned out from all the partying they have already done.
An overview of needs
It would be ideal if the space was:
Free from 16-21 June
Has a good relationship with the local area (so we can actually get a permit)
is approximately 10-15 hectares
has very few if any permanent structures
has diverse landscape (e.g., trees and field, etc)
is less than 4 hours from Berlin
wants to build a long-term relationship with us
VERY NICE TO HAVES
water on the site or near the site (lake, pond, etc)
Is remote from neighbors and villages
the site owners will allow us to run our own event
not so many events on it's site throughout the year
If you have strong opinions, please feel free to add to the list of requirements of nice-to-haves!
Possible locations & follow-up person
(please edit when relevant)
Kingdom of Muckwar - Henrik?
Jüterborg/Freqs of Nature (was previously fully booked)
Attila Klein Buckow - https://www.landflucht-festival.de/ - animals live on site - forestland
David Trümner from Fuchs & Hirsch UG (haftungsbeschränkt) from Uckeralm, he might have suggestions
Flugplatz Allstedt - potentially, but a lot of concrete... There is a nice area, but it is rather small for us, unless we are ok with concrete
Flugplatz Tultow (MonisRache) - never been
Ferropolis - not really, too dangerous + only concrete
Helen Beach Festival - Daniel Grabow - never been
Gelände des Arschcholio Festival bei Tollensesee - never been
Freakland: would definitely be possible, enough space, but lots of buildings and pre-existing general infrastructure,
Pütnitz Gelände - Pangea Festival - Eigentümer: Stadt Ribnitz Damgarten - they answered then that they do not want anything else to happen there
Berheider See - never been
Kiekebuschsee - would not recommend
Klingemühle, Friedland, Brandenburg, location of "Mit Dir" festival; looks nice, with lake, sound seems allowed: https://youtu.be/RKSIMBYLxAU and https://www.lakesidefilmfestival.com /// direct link to location: http://www.xn--klingemhle-geb.de/kontakt/
Freie Feldlage, Harzgerode. Been there at 250ppl event (David S), must be checked if it can host 1000 (on the website they say they can), and if any neighbours close-by. Founders are chilled. "Move Utopia" and "Undjetzt Konferenz" have been held there. http://www.gemeinschaftsstifter.info/
Zytanien, Lehrte, near Hannover. Been there at 3000ppl event (David S). A friendly community lives there, they regularly host big events. Permission, infrastructure and neighbour wise it should be a dream. Could easily save a ton of money on the electricity side. Maybe also storage available. https://www.zytanien.de
If 4h drive from Berlin is fine, as stated, definitely look into locations in Poland and Czech Republic.
Please see the Scouting Google Sheets Document with compiled information. There are three separate tabs you can click through with original list/ short list and other interesting sites or plots of land to buy.