Earth Celebration (EC) is made possible with the cooperation and understanding of countless people in the local community who lend their space, energy and talents to ensure that the festival is a safe and successful one. We want to make sure we don’t disturb the peace in this community, and that everyone can enjoy a comfortable, accident-free EC. Towards that end, we ask that you please follow the guidelines outlined below.
- The consumption of alcohol and tobacco by minors is forbidden by law, as is the consumption of alcohol for anyone operating a motor vehicle. The possession of illegal substances is not tolerated at EC.
- Please refrain from playing drums and other instruments late at night in Harbour Market, the Sobama Beach campground, and in parks and public spaces in town. Please avoid having large parties in public spaces, drinking in excess, and engaging in any activity that might otherwise disturb those around you. In Shiroyama Park, you and your party may be asked to leave the venue if your behavior becomes disruptive to others.
- Please understand that the EC Committee cannot be held responsible for any accidents, damage to property, or theft that occurs at any of the EC event sites. Please be aware of your belongings and keep valuables with you at all times.
- Please understand that the number of trash receptacles in the Shiroyama Park concert venue and other EC events is limited. We ask that you please properly dispose of all waste, and separate burnable, non-burnable and recyclable trash.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Rules regarding photography, video and audio recordings
Photography, recording and broadcasting (including video or audio recording via Ustream or other live broadcasting) during performances is strictly prohibited. Anyone found to be using recording equipment of any kind, including cameras, mobile phones, smartphones, audio recorders and computers, will be asked to hand over their equipment until the end of the concert and to delete any recordings. Please note that audience members who refuse to follow these rules or ignore staff instructions may be asked to leave the venue.
Workshops, Live Events, and Seminars
Photography, recording and broadcasting (including video or audio recording via Ustream or other live broadcasting) duringworkshops and other EC official eventsis strictly prohibited. After these events, you may take photographs with the instructor and the other participants, but please be considerate to others when doing so.
Events at the Fringe, Harbour Market, etc.
Photography, recording and broadcasting (including video or audio recording via Ustream or other live broadcasting) during fringe and Harbour Market performances is permitted, but please make sure you do not obstruct anyone’s view or cause any disturbance to the audience or performers.
This includes any Special Fringe events featuring Kodo members. However, at the request of certain fringe performers, photography, video and audio recording may be prohibited for a particular performance. Please follow the instructions given by staff at each location.
The Earth Celebration Committee accepts no responsibility for the usage of photographs or recordings of EC guests made by members of the public.
Photography by Official Photographers and Press
The Earth Celebration Committee has official photographers shooting the festival for archival purposes as well as for publicity and advertising for future EC events. Members of the press who apply in advance will also be taking photographs and covering the event.
Official Photographer: Black armband reading “KODO”
EC Committee Approved Press: Blue armband reading “Earth Celebration Press”
There are occasions when audience members and participants at the Shiroyama Concerts, workshops, and other locations will be photographed or filmed. Please note that some photographs by official photographers will be used by the EC Committee for publicity and advertising. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform the photographer directly.