Hyperborea respects the needs and regulations of the communities surrounding the event. Some of your music may travel beyond our perimeter and into these communities, and therefore, we must limit high-powered sounds to reasonable hours. Basic sound rules are located here, but please note that they may be subject to change before and/or during the event.
Excessive sound is the single most likely reason that law enforcement officers will visit Hyperborea. We are strong supporters of Civic Responsibility, and want to be good temporary residents of the community we are visiting.
All camps with amplified sound (larger than a bluetooth speaker) must register with the event during theme camp registration.
The Sound Squad (Rangers, Organizers, and Sound Team Volunteers) may ask you to turn your volume down, or completely off. Honor these requests.
All sound equipment 100 watts or larger must be registered and permitted prior to the event as a Hyperborea theme camp.
If you are bringing lower powered sound equipment or musical instruments, please check with the Gate or Placement volunteers for information on where to set up your camp. Ask for a Placement or Sound Squad team member for assistance in placement.
Sound Permits will be distributed at check-in and must be posted at all times near your camp/projects soundboard. Infractions will be logged against permits by the Sound Squad, and a third infraction will result in a temporary suspension of permit (and system shutdown) for the day.
Setup and Early Entry: Certain volunteer teams and theme camps may have early entry. As we have not taken full possession of the land, please respect our sound policy and limit music to in-camp levels prior to gates opening. Testing equipment during setup is an exception and will be permitted, with the expectation that you be courteous, and comply with the sound team/board’s requests. Violating the sound policy pre-event may not only jeopardize your sound permit, but your ability to obtain early entry in future years as well.
Measurement will be done by a handheld meter. The sound squad highly recommends you use a properly calibrated app to manage your own sound to keep infractions minimized.
The Sound Squad will be monitoring and working with sound camps throughout the event. Failure to comply with their requests will be grounds for removal. In order to be fair to everyone, if an external sound complaint is received, all camps will need to turn down or even cease amplified music until further notice. Depending on the severity of the complaint and/or how upset the township authorities are, this could last for the evening or the rest of the event. Ideally, we do not want to get their attention in the first place.
Deadlines and registration forms for the sound installations and camps are all located on the Key Dates and Registration Form page.
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