Frequently Asked Questions

When will Ice Bear Be?

Ice Bear will start on Friday 11th January and run until Sunday 13th January 2019. (To be honest, it normally runs well into Monday…)

When will registration open?

Registration is already closed! Sorry!

How much are the passes?

€50 per person.

Will you be offering low-cost tickets this year?

No. We believe that the price of €50 per person is already excellent value and makes our administration much easier!

If you will be struggling to afford attending, do please do contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.

I hear that you will run a lottery for tickets – how did that work?

Tickets were be allocated based on a lottery of everyone who has registered by Sunday, October 21st at 9pm Berlin time.

In simple terms, we take everyone who has registered by that date, mix them up and then draw them out one by one to create a list. We then offer tickets to people in the list starting at the top and working down until we run out of tickets. Everyone else on the list will be on the waiting list and will be offered tickets in order once someone does not pay or pulls out of the event.

Why run a lottery at all?

Most events operate on a first-register-first-to-get-a-pass principle. This is a very simple system but means that there is a mad dash for tickets with some events selling out within minutes. We think this can be unfair to those people who do not have time or the means to get tickets booked for them exactly as registration opens.

I want to register with a partner. Is that possible?

If you absolutely will not attend without another person, you must both mention each other on the registration form. You will then be entered into the lottery as a single entry.

Will there be hosting?

We will do our best to try and find hosting for people who need it but we cannot guarantee anything.

This is a “Fusion” festival – what does that mean?

This is explicitly not a blues dance festival. It so happens that most of our participants are from the blues community, but we welcome all dancers of all styles! The music will in general be the slow to mid range and be predominately contemporary and electronic based. But that all really depends on your wonderful DJs! 😉