Australia's Biggest International Country & Roots Festival

CMC Rocks The Hunter 2014 is proudly presented by Holden
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The next CMC Rocks the Hunter will be held on March 15-17, 2013!

To ensure that everybody enjoys CMC Rocks 2013 and to make your experience pleasurable, there are a few rules and other pieces of important information you need to be aware of.

By purchasing your event and/or camping ticket you agree to the full terms and conditions as outlined here. Please read all instructions carefully.

A survival guide, detailed map and clear instructions on how to get to each camping plot will be sent out to the mailing list and available on the website closer to the date.


  • In caring for patron safety we reserve the right to refuse entry to people who are intoxicated and/or disorderly.
  • No anti-social behaviour – please treat others as you wish to be treated.
  • Please keep vehicular movement around the campground to an absolute minimum.
  • Patrons choosing to leave valuables on the premises do so at their own risk.
  • All patrons are subject to bag & vehicle searches before entering the venue.
  • The promoters reserve the right to refuse entry to any persons.
  • Any persons found to be in possession of illegal items or partaking in illegal activities will be immediately referred to the police.
  • The following items will not be permitted into the camping grounds: Alcoholic refreshments – any alcohol found on site will be confiscated and the offending patron(s) ejected from site for the remainder of the event
  • Illicit substances
  • Glass of any kind
  • Offensive weapons, including potential missiles
  • Fireworks, flares and sparklers
  • Fires and open flames of any kind
  • BBQs
  • Sound systems
  • Couches
  • Anything studded (ie. belts, wristbands etc)
  • Drums
  • Small still cameras are permitted but audio or video recording devices and professional still cameras are not
  • Laser Pens
  • Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades or bicycles
  • Animals (excluding service or guide dogs) or other pets
  • Any other item deemed to be dangerous or offensive by event organisers


  • For all the revellers who just can’t say goodnight, there will be an exclusive 18+ campers-only bar operating on the festival site each night until 2am.
  • Male & Female toilet & shower blocks will be located throughout the campsite.


  • Security and Police personnel will be present on the grounds for the entire duration of the event, including overnight.  Additionally, peer group marshals will be at the event to assist you with any enquiries and monitor patron safety
  • Qualified First Aid staff will be present for the duration of the event and will be located at the back of the non-powered small camping area or can be contacted through Security or other event staff.


  • Only camping spots in the Large Site camping area will have power available to them.  Event staff will be available to discuss power availability with you on arrival or prior to booking.  It is expected that campers in powered areas will supply their own extension cords (up to 30 metres in length will be required, depending on the site position) to plug into the camping ground distribution board.  All extension cords must be tested & tagged as per Electrical Testing Standard AS3760.


  • Event customer service staffing will be available to assist disability access between the campsite and the entertainment area where required (and requested to assist).  Patrons are encouraged to contact staff on or go to the CMC website if there are any queries in advance.


  • To manage traffic in and out of the grounds, all drivers are required to enter at the sign-posted entry gate on Broke Rd only.  Campers will then be directed to a marshalling point where cars will be registered before being directed to your camping spots.  Please ensure you have both your festival and camping tickets ready.
  • Campers who are staying in the non-powered Small camp site will be directed to their allocated area to unload belongings before proceeding to the parking site.
  • Campers staying in the Large camp site (Caravan & Mobile Homes) will also be directed to their areas by event marshals after registration.
  • Access maps will be available on the website closer to the festival date.
  • All camping patrons are allocated a space inside their respective camping area.  For the health, comfort and safety of others, we ask that campers are careful to remain inside their allocated areas and not allow any equipment to venture into their neighbours’ space.
  • For the safety of everyone, we ask that everyone adhere to the vehicle movement curfews outlined in the Conditions of Entry.
  • If you anticipate wanting to drive offsite during the weekend, it is encouraged that campers drive into the campsite, set up and then park their cars in the GA parking areas (outside of the campsite) which will not have movement restrictions during the weekend.


  • The campsite is an alcohol-free zone at all times.
  • For those patrons who enjoy having a drink or two after the event, Hope Estate has established a bar especially and exclusively for campers which can be found at the top of the site in the building behind the winery amphitheatre.
  • CMC Rocks the Hunter and Hope Estate will be ensuring the principals and laws relating to the Responsible Service of Alcohol are maintained throughout the site. Any persons who are intoxicated, violent, quarrelsome or disorderly may be removed from the site in accordance with the NSW Liquor Act 2007.
  • All campers should give careful consideration to the fact they may be required to drive home and remember that alcohol may remain in your blood the day after drinking. Patrons should be aware of the NSW legal blood alcohol limits that apply to their driver’s license.