FAQs and Answers


Getting here

We would like to strongly encourage you to make your way here via the train or Bassliner instead of driving your car, as there are only limited spaces on site.

The Bassliner is a bus service that will take you straight from Hamburg ZOB (main bus station at the central station) straight to the festival site. And it will offer you a ride back of course as well. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more a more detailed description of how to get here.

The train ride from Hamburg central station it will take you an hour to Bordesholm (or 15 minutes when coming from Kiel). Trains go every 30 minutes and you can get cheap fares, especially for groups up to five people (called Länderticket or Wochenendticket). From Bordesholm the Bassliner will take you to the site for a small fare. The bus will be driving between Bordesholm train station and the festival site on the start and ending days of the festival.

Getting here by car/camper van

If you cannot make your way by train, please car share and buy a parking ticket:
Parking a car will cost 10 Euros
Parking a camper van costs 15 Euros

Without a parking ticket you cannot enter the festival site with your vehicle!
Due to lack of space you may not park next to your tent.

If there are no parking tickets left for sale online, we would like to ask you not to travel here by car.



You can enter the camp site from the 26/07/2018 from 12 noon. Do not arrive before that as there is nowhere to park outside of the site! You cannot park next to your tent due to lack of space. But don’t panic… the parking spaces are just a few steps away from the camping area. There are no connections for power supply for camper vans. The pitches are on an uneven field, so please bring some blocks to level your camper vans. And please remember to buy your parking ticket online BEFORE you drive here!

Sound systems and generators are not allowed on the camp site. Neither are open fires.

You’ll have to leave the camp site by 6pm on Monday the 30th of July.


Are overrated, but there will be a limited number available.


Of course there will be a number of food stalls on the site… vegan, balanced meals, fast food, breakfast…


…Are unwanted! We would like to ask you to be responsible when filming and photographing, to respect people’s rights of their own images being taken.


The Off The Rada Festival will take place at Hof Ovendorf for the second year running. So we’re not on a huge airport, it will be cosy. We are really happy to have found this amazing place. It is very important to us to keep a good relationship with the people living in the surrounding area. That means specifically that we’ll manage the volume at night and close the open air stages at 0:30. But the indoor floors will be running all night of course. On Sunday the programme ends at 10pm.

Cash machine withdrawals/card payments

You can take out cash at our Office Info Point for a small fee.


Please leave alcoholic beverages and glass bottles at home. Drinks are the main way of how a festival finances itself. It is forbidden to bring alcoholic beverages and glass bottles to the stage areas!

Dogs (and other pets)

Please leave them at home. You may not bring dogs to the stage areas.


From the age of 13 you will have to pay the full price for the festival. Minors will get a special wrist band. Minors will have to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian after 10pm at the stage areas and dance floors. This cannot be done by a friend! Off The Radar is not a family festival. The festival site is not very large and we were hence not able to incorporate a separate space for families. We would like you to therefore act responsibly when you are bringing a child.


We would like to ask you to not litter outside of the festival site. On the site there is a rubbish refund system in place. You probably know the deal: You’ll get back your 10€ deposit when you hand in a full bin bag and your rubbish refund ticket.


Please refer to http://offtheradar.net/tickets/ for information about our festival tickets.

You may not cancel the purchase of your ticket. If you want to transfer your ticket to somebody else, or change it, please contact us on: tickets@offtheradar.net

Which projects will be supported with the purchase of my ticket?

More than just a festival

Off The Radar wants to animate like-minded folk to help support humanitarian efforts, promote coming together and acting charitably and humanely. Because music has always been a place where new influences come together, but also a place for practical ideas.

Off The Radar’s purpose is to support and promote humanitarian aid projects. We have supported the following projects in the past:


Cadus, an NGO from Berlin, is running a mobile hospital, which is set to be deployed in Norther Iraq and in Syria. Cadus is one of the few organisations that independently provides aid in these areas. The mobile hospital is meant to supply medical treatment free of charge to refugees and those in need.

No Border Kitchen

Most recently Off The Radar supported the No Border Kitchen on the Greek islands and Balkan route. We were able to collect 15000 for them in Hamburg through our networks. Part of our crew on the road themselves in South-East Europe with donations such as tents, camping/kitchen equipment and generators.