Electric Forest Festival Introduce Ban On Headdresses
It’s been just a few days since the guys over at Electric Forest announced that the 2016 edition of the festival will be held in Rothbury , Michigan from 23rd of June through 26th and it seems like you won’t be able to dress up exactly to your liking.
Out of respect for the American Indian community, American Indian headdresses will not be allowed at the festival. That has also been addressed by the festival with the following announcement and we have to respect it:
A note on headdresses & threatening messages: at Electric Forest, all should feel safe, comfortable, and welcome.
In this spirit, HQ requests that those who would bring American Indian Headdresses to the festival leave them at home. Out of respect for this community, it is inappropriate to wear headdresses outside of traditional ceremony.
Additionally, while HQ supports diversity in signs, totems, and articles of clothing, words or images that threaten harm to others are not welcome at the festival.
The Festival reserves the right to confiscate items deemed to be in violation of these two policies at its discretion.
In such a creative community, HQ is confident that these requests will open up new, more inclusive creative opportunities for all who attend. Thank you for making choices that support and inspire all members of the Forest Family.