HORS-SOL FESTIVAL — an intimate festive and artistic kind of summer camp highlighting electronic music, creativity, self-expression and nature in various ways.
A 4-days and 3-nights journey aiming to be out of the time, located in France, on the heights of the Causse Noir plateau, Cévennes.
With more than 20 international and French artists, 2 stages crafted with the most careful sound systems, and numerous activities, festival-goers are invited to escape from their daily lives, to better reconnect with themselves and with others, in an exceptional and peaceful natural setting.
WHAT ABOUT ? HORS-SOL Festival is intended as a field of expression and festive experimentation. A collective and personal summer break, where freedom, open-mindedness and respect for others are essential pillars. As a collective, we do everything we can to ensure that the setting for this intimate and festive weekend is as pleasant as possible and that all the actors of this joyful getaway, can have a great experience. It is therefore important that you take note of these practical elements and useful reminders, in order to make this adventure the most beautiful we can.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL LOCATED? The festival takes place from Thursday July 6 at 4 p.m. to Sunday July 9 at 4 p.m. on a private site, located near the little village of Lanuéjols, in the Gard. Access to the festival will no longer be possible after midnight on Friday. The festival is strictly private. Only members of our association and holders of a presale are allowed to participate. Anyone who has bought a ticket that is not in their name, will be able to enter the festival, but will have to pay the amount of membership to our association (5€), in their own name. No tickets sold on site.
HOW TO COME ? From Paris, the easiest and more ecological way to come is by train. It needs 3 hours by train from Paris to Montpellier. Then, shuttles are set up on Thursday July 6 at 4 p.m. at Montpellier Sud de France train station, and at 6 p.m. at Montpellier Saint Roch train station. Return shuttles are scheduled to depart from the festival at 1 p.m. on Sunday July 9 and will go back to both train stations. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.
IS THERE A SHUTTLEBUS? Shuttlesbus are set up on Thursday July 6 at 4 p.m. at Montpellier Sud de France train station, and at 6 p.m. at Montpellier Saint Roch train station. Return shuttles are scheduled to depart from the festival at 1 p.m. on Sunday July 9 and will go back to both train stations. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Tickets will be soon available on the tickets sales plateforme. Please note that the number of shuttlebus tickets is limited.
CAN I COME BY CAR? The festival has a parking onsite. From Paris, It needs 7h, it's 2 hours from Montpellier, 3 hours from Toulouse, 3h30 from Marseille and 4h30 from Lyon. Please consider carpooling by offering your trip on the event of the festival.
WHAT IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT? Montpellier is the nearest airport, located 1h45 away by car from the festival. These journey times are for the highway route and will take a little longer by bus/coach (2h15).
RESPECT EACH OTHER Respect each other's space, consent and body and be considerate of others. Take responsibility for yourself, your actions, and your words. The benevolence and vigilance of everyone are the keys to a peaceful and respectful community life during the 3 and a half days of festivities. If you observe dangerous or discriminatory behavior, whether sexist, racist, homophobic or anything that constitutes any other form of harassment, report it immediately to the team festival.
RESPECT THE NATURE Our festival taks place in a preserved natural area. To be respectful with it is essential and necessary. Our team of volunteers will ensure the cleanliness of the site, toilets and showers. However, we are counting on you not to throw your cigarette butts and waste on the ground, and to pick up any that you may come across on your way. These are small gestures which, added together, make the experience much more pleasant for all of us, organizers, volunteers and participants.
SECURITY & PREVENTION Throughout the event, watch over each other as if we were a big family. Adopt responsible and reasonable behavior in the way you party, and leave excess aside. This is above all about your health and safety, but also about our personal responsibility as organizers. Any dangerous behavior, whether individual or towards others, must be immediately reported to volunteers or staff. These behaviors can lead to an immediate exclusion of the event.
DIGITAL DISCONNECTION Our event is intended to be like a positive bubble of disconnection on a human scale. We therefore encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity to leave your phone and social networks aside and to use them only when absolutely necessary. Photos are not prohibited, but we invite you to respect the privacy of those who do not wish to be photographed. Also, we advocate a philosophy of the party where the dance floor is dedicated to the party, and not to photography and sharing on social networks. Party experience, letting go and freedom of the body will only be stronger.
CAMPING AREA Campfires and glass are strictly prohibited on the campsite. For your comfort, the campsite is located on a calm and shaded plot. Campsite is a space of rest where respecting the tranquility and sleep of others is imperative. Portable sound-speakers on the campsite are prohibited at any time of the day as everyone is free to choose their hours of rest. The campsite is above all, a place of tranquility.
RENTALS (bungalows, chalets, yurts) Coming soon! Rentals are strictly nominative; the sharing and use of these with people who have not booked is not authorized. The people occupying the rentals must bring their sheets / duvet. As with camping, rental accommodation must be respected both in terms of cleanliness and noise pollution.
SWIMMING POOL The pool will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For security reasons, attendance will be regulated and limited by our team. Please stay calm around the water and avoid jumping that could cause a fall or injury.
SHOWERS A shower block will be accessible for people installed on the campsite. When using them, remember not to let the water run too long, so the wait is not too long for others and you avoid waste. Prefer short showers to wash yourself, and take advantage of the swimming pool to cool off.
TOILETS Toilet cabins will be installed near the campsite, in addition to the toilets already on site. In order to keep them clean during the entire festival, be sure to leave the place as clean as you could find it, and think of the volunteers who will be in charge of their cleanliness. The experience at the little corner will thus become much more pleasant for all of you :)
WEATHER Temperatures can be high on the Causse Noir plateau - from 25 to 35 degrees in July. Remember to protect your skin with eco-friendly sunscreen, cover your head if necessary, and remember to hydrate yourself well throughout the event. On the other hand, during the night, temperatures can drop significantly due to the altitude (900m) of the place. Remember to take something to cover yourself too, the nights can be very cold!