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Recently, the Electric Forest community was outraged by a supposed new rule that would prohibit festival patrons from bringing in any outside alcohol. The rule was as follows:

“Per Michigan state law, any alcohol that is found during the search of your vehicle on entry must be confiscated. This applies to both the campgrounds and the festival venue.”

Today, that rule has been clarified by HQ with a thorough explanation of the rule. Those who are 21+ will be allowed to bring one case of beer and one box of wine per person, no glass bottles will be allowed. This is similar to rules that are enforced at camping festivals all over the country.  You can read the full statement below:

HQ would like to clarify the confusion that surrounds the comments that surfaced over the weekend regarding the festival Alcohol Policy. We recognize that there was ambiguity in the policy that had been posted for the past few years. Please find clarification below. Our apology for any confusion that may have been inadvertently caused. Thank you to the Forest Family for bringing this to our attention. Please know that the festival experience will be similar to years past.

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Here is the official policy that has been updated on the festival guidelines:

You must be 21+ to consume alcohol in the campgrounds. A reasonable amount of unopened beer and wine (limited to 1 case of beer and one box of wine per person), will be permitted to be brought onto your camping area. If, however, in the security’s judgment anyone in the vehicle is intoxicated, or the alcohol is open, then the organizers reserve the right to confiscate the alcohol. Kegs, glass, liquor, or vending of alcohol is not permitted in the campgrounds, and alcohol may not be brought from the campsites into the festival venue.

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