P U N T A L A - R O C K 2 0 2 2

July 29th and 30th, Lempäälä, Finland

SAFER SPACE PRINCIPLES AT PUNTALA

We are so happy to be able to celebrate punk with all of you! At Puntala we follow safer space principles. Together we make Puntala safer for everyone!

- DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE FREE ZONE
There is no space for any kind of discriminatory language or behavior at Puntala. Here everyone is good as they are despite anyone's color of skin, background, sexuality, gender, shape of body or ability. There is absolutely no space for neither mental nor physical violence.

- RESPECT EVERYONE'S OWN SPACE
Don't touch anyone without their consent. Let everybody enjoy the gigs and the festival without being touched or harassed.

- NO MEANS NO! If you are asked to stop or you are told "no!", listen! NO MEANS NO EVERY SINGLE TIME!

- EVERY BODY IS A GOOD BODY
Don't comment on anyone's appearance unless you are asked to.

- DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Don't assume anyone's gender, sexuality, ability or background.

- TAKE CRITICISM, LISTEN AND CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR IF NEEDED
We all make mistakes and usually we mean no harm. If you are criticized by your behavior,
listen, take responsibility and correct your behavior if needed. Dialogue is the key!

- ENJOY PUNTALA AND DO YOUR PART THAT EVERYONE ELSE CAN ENJOY IT TOO!
Punk is best! Let's make sure it is best for everybody by taking care of others.
TOGETHER WE MAKE IT A BETTER AND A SAFER SPACE FOR EVERYONE OF US!

We kindly ask everyone attending Puntala to respect and follow these principles.
Organizers have the right to remove persons violating the principles from the festival area.

If you see or face any kind of harassment or feel threatened please contact Puntala staff:
Anti-harassment contact persons: pink vest, p. +358 41 472 4763
(Fri 7 PM - 1 AM, Sat 1 PM - 1 AM)
Security team: yellow vest, orange vest
The Finnish Red Cross: red vest, the tent is located near the lake
Info point: the brown cabin in the middle of the festival area


Let's make Puntala safer together

This year at Puntala we have a team of anti-harassment contact persons.
The team is run by the collective Towards Safer Spaces (Kohti turvallisempia tiloja).
If you encounter harassment or abuse and need support, please contact us.
We can assess the situation, offer support and help you find other necessary services.
The anti-harassment contact team is available and present at the festival area

- Friday 7pm - 01am
- Saturday 1pm - 01am

During these hours you can reach us at +358 41 472 4763.
All contacts will be handled confidentially. We run on volunteer work, and unfortunately cannot be on call 24h.
You can also come talk to us. You'll recognize us from our pink vests.
If you see us talking to someone, it does not mean we are necessarily dealing with a case of harassment!

- The Finnish Red Cross is on call and present at the area 24h throughout the festival. They offer help in all health related situations and emergencies. Please seek help whenever needed and encourage others to do so - let's take care of each other!

- If your safety or the safety of others is at risk, find the nearest security team member (in yellow vests).

Crisis help numbers

- Mental health crisis support line MIELI ry in Finnish 24h at +3589 2529 0111. The calls are anonymous and confidential.
- Rape Crisis Centre Tukinainen for victim support on call at +358800-97899 Mon-Thu 9am-3pm and Sat-Sun 3pm-9pm.

You can contact us after the festival at kohtiturvallisempiatiloja@riseup.net. We welcome feedback.
Towards Safer Spaces (Kohti turvallisempia tiloja) is a volunteer based collective focusing on punk subcultures. We were founded in the autumn of 2021, after the events of the Finnish #punkstoo