About the application process

how to apply

In order to create a safer space for queer people and people experiencing multiple forms of discrimination, all participants and volunteers are asked to go through an application process. The application form we designed not only helps us to make sure we all share similar values, but also raises awareness for intersecting oppressed identities and offers the opportunity to reflect on one’s own positioning within society.

The application form consists of three parts: 

  • After selecting your preferred ticket option,
  • we ask for some personal details, your experience with similar events and any access needs you might have.
  • In the third part, you will be asked to position yourself in relation to various privileges (for example: being male, being wealthy, being white, being heterosexual..). Each privilege will be explained with examples.

We know filling out the form takes quite some time (20-30 min) and effort. 

-> If you are struggling to fill out the application form for any reason, please contact us via and apply by writing a short statement about: What’s your motivation to join the Festival of Sensation and what is your relationship to queerness?

For any questions or additional information kindly write us at

volunteering at the festival of sensations

If you’d like to look behind the scenes of the festival and become a volunteer, please fill out our regular application form first and tick the box “I’d like to volunteer!”. After your application is approved, we’ll contact you with more details.

Find out more about volunteering options here.



After applying successfully you will receive a purchase option. 

Find out more about our sliding scale system and about volunteering options.

Food & Drinks are not included in the ticket.

Reduced Festival Pass

  • Adjustable to your needs
  • Reduced price for the food
  • Free Camping
  • write us an email to request a ticket

ONE DAY Ticket

  • Sliding scale based on your circumstances
  • One day access
  • Donation based camping


  • Sliding scale based on your circumstances
  • Enjoy each day of the festival
  • Donation based camping

about our sliding scale system

We offer a wide sliding scale depending on your individual access to money and wealth. Our sliding scale is an intentional effort to distribute resources equitably and create a more inclusive space. Below you can find a small guide on how to assess the price for your ticket.

We know that our experiences regarding these factors are different and complex. This list of questions aims to help you do some self-assessment to consider whether you should apply for a reduced price or whether you can afford to support other people’s attendance by choosing to pay an amount higher up on the sliding scale.

Please take this short questionnaire to help determine your rate:

  • Are you and/or your family homeowners or landowners?
  • Have you inherited or do you expect to inherit money or property?
  • Have you attended private education institutions?
  • Have you (or could you have) attended university or any other form of advanced education?
  • Are your bills or credit cards on autopay?
  • Do you have zero to no debt and/or do you have disposable income?
  • Do you have a safety net composed of “financially stable” or wealthy family and friends?
  • Does your income only support you, and not other family members or loved ones?
  • Have you not had difficulty accessing and affording healthcare or health insurance for you or your family members?
  • Do you have European or U.S. Citizenship?

If you have…

  • …answered no to (almost) all questions, select the reduced ticket option and and pay between 20-140 € for the 3 day festival pass or 10-60 € for a day ticket.
  • …answered yes and no relatively equally, select the regular ticket option and pay 140-200 € for the 3 day festival pass or 60-70 € for a day ticket.
  • …answered yes to (almost) all questions, select the regular ticket option and pay at least 200 € for a 3 day festival pass or 70-80 € for a day ticket to support the attendance of people with less financial privilege.

This sliding scale was adapted from

About the Assessment of Privileges tool

The Assessment of Privileges tool was developed by an intersectional team concerned with the discrimination that results from each of these privileges. It is an experimental process, inspired by the “check your privilege” tools that are already online.

The form was developed in a one month process by a team of 8 people experiencing some forms of discrimination as well as certain privileges: in a first step, people experiencing certain forms of discrimination formulated questions describing their experience of discrimination; as a second step, people with the respective privilege reformulated the statements so that they’re directed towards privileged people.

This tool is quite new, so the developers are happy to collaborate and share experiences around it. If you would like to use a tool like this for your event, you are welcome to copy it. Please don’t modify any category without being personally concerned by the discrimination resulting from that privilege.

Feel free to get in touch with us, so we can introduce you to how to work with this tool and how to modify it in an ethical way. If you have any questions, feedback, suggestions, or would like to join this intersectional team, please write to
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