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Outline and philosophy
What will be provided for me at The Borderland.
All citizens of The Borderland will provided with three things:
That is all. Everything else, including, but not limited to, food, water, drinks, extension chords, sound system, shelter, candy, art, hugs, clothing, music, dreams, medical supplies, fire safety, common sense, cleaning, loving and dancing will be up to the citizens of The Borderland to provide.
Will there be X at The Borderland?
If you decide to make it so. You can list your own project and view others at http://dreams.theborderland.se.
Who is in charge?
Can I play music/DJ at The Borderland?
Who cleans up? What is this “Leave No Trace”-Thing?
You are responsible for your own trash. If you smoke a cigarette, the butt goes in your bag, back to your camp, and in your car home from the event. The same goes for beer cans, packaging, food left-overs – everything! It is never acceptable to think that someone else will take care of your trash. Pack it in, pack it out!
Read more here.
I am a member of the press. Can I come and report about The Borderland?
You are welcome to be a part of our community as a co-creator and participant. We are not interested in getting any press coverage of the event.
Admission and membership
Who can attend The Borderland?
To be allowed to attend The Borderland you have to be registered as a co-creator. More info on the registration page.
How much is a membership for my child?
Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent will be admitted for free, those over 12 require full-price tickets. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Will I be able to buy tickets at the gate?
There are no “tickets” for the event. Instead you register as a co-creator, an organizing member of the non-profit that is responsible for The Borderland. Registration will close one week prior to the event, so make sure to plan accordingly.
Does the event sell out, or have a limit in size?
The event has sold out at the time of registration. Because of this, we are trying out a lottery this year. Read more on the registration page.
Where does the money go?
60-70% of the revenue goes back to the community in the form of grants. You can check out our budget for last year here.
How is The Borderland related to Burning Man?
The Borderland is organized by Gränslandet Ideell Förening and acting independently from Burning Man, but is a part of it’s “regional network”, where we share philosophy and experience across the globe. Black Rock City, LLC is not liable for anything resulting from the event or associated operations.
How do i get power for my art and camp?
We share power at The Borderland. The reason for this is mainly environmental reasons, as we can get green power from the grid and we don’t want people to use generators in the quarry. However, this means that we will all have to help each other out in minimizing consumption or the entire city will go down. Bring only LED lights and try to not use heaters (toaster, water boilers). Turn things off when you’re not using them.
Will I be able to leave and return to the event?
You will be able to leave The Borderland after arrival. However, this is strongly discouraged. You should try to bring everything you need for the whole event when you first arrive.
What can I buy once I get there?
The Borderland is a commerce-free event. Selling or purchasing anything at the event is a breach of the principles and anyone doing so will be asked to leave.