DGTL Festival Ethics

DGTL Festival Ethics
Published: October 15, 2022

At DGTL, we are committed to furthering our duties to social responsibility and promoting art, music, and culture in our community.

It is our mission and goal in partnership with Rave Scout Cookies to promote a culture in which we all balance between being socially responsible and enjoying the moment with intention and logic. We believe that by doing so, we will be able to create a space where everyone feels belonged, comfortable, and fully embraces the undeniable power of art and music, which we are here to provide to our DGTL family.

At DGTL, we believe in:

  • A dance floor for all

  • A place to feel comfortable and free

  • Exploring a curiosity for electronic music, art, and culture

  • A sustainable future

A safer dance floor is a collective effort. Help us create an environment free from harassment, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and sexism.

Harassment free space

At DGTL we care deeply about creating an environment in which a person can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any form of emotional or physical harm. We believe that everyone has the right to a safe festival experience. Everyone should always be and feel welcomed at DGTL: We are all free under the bass. With the introduction of DGTL Festival Ethics, we are making our first steps in creating a safe space policy for our festivals. By educating and training our crew and staff, we hope to provide timely responses and take accountability. While on location at the festival, you’ll find members of our Awareness Crew walking around. If you witness behaviours that make you feel unsafe, please notify our awareness crew, team leads, or security personnel. We want to stress that nobody is allowed to occupy a space, mind, or body that has not been mutually agreed upon. Consent is obtained when the other party says an enthusiastic “Yes”, not when someone doesn’t say “No”.

Harm Reduction

We have the freedom to make our own decisions as adults, but this freedom comes with the responsibility of making responsible decisions. We do not endorse or condone the use of illegal substances. We merely aim to educate people about safety, mental health, and sexual health in an open, honest, and engaging manner. Be a conscious consumer. While exciting times lie ahead, taking the necessary precautions is a good place to start. When in doubt, less is always more. Additionally, keep in mind that, ultimately, only you should have the final say over what goes into your body. Peer pressure is challenging to overcome. Recognizing that everyone has fun in their own unique way helps to reassure you about your choices.

Collective accountability

There must be an understanding among all DGTL attendees, artists, and crew that a safer dance floor is a collective effort. To foster a safe and uplifting festival environment, dance floors should vibrate and embody our collective rhythm. By informing our visitors of our collective responsibilities in fostering a safe space we hope that we can cultivate a community that embodies what it means to be accountable. In doing so, we hope to make DGTL a place where we can dance through our differences and support one another. We invite you to join us in this cause.


7 – 8 – 9 APRIL 2023