General

is the Festival licensed?

Yes the Festival is fully licensed – please do not bring alcohol with you as it will be confiscated and will not be returned and the offending patron(s) may be ejected from the Festival Site / Camp Site for the remainder of the Festival.  Only alcohol purchased from bars at the Festival may be consumed at the Festival Site.

If you wish to consume alcohol, you must have a valid proof of age photo ID.  You must be of legal age (18 years) to purchase and consume alcohol on the Festival Site.  If you are found supplying or buying alcohol for a Minor you will be evicted from the Festival and may be referred to police.

Do under 18's need a ticket?

Yes. All children aged under 18 years of age must be accompanied at all times in the Camp Site and Festival Site by a responsible adult, parent or guardian. Tickets for Minors can only be purchased with an Adult Ticket. There are three (3) categories:

(a) Junior Ticket 3 Years and Under: children aged 3 years (as at 15 March 2023) and under are admitted free of charge to the Festival Site and Camp Site.

(b) Junior Ticket 4 Years – 14 Years: children who are 4 years and over (as at 15 March 2023) are to buy a Junior 1 Day Festival Ticket, a Junior Full Festival Ticket, or a Junior Full Festival & Camping Ticket (as required).

(c) Youth Ticket 15 – 17 Years:  persons 15 years and over but under 18 years of age (as at 15 March 2023) are to buy a Youth 1 Day Festival Ticket, a Youth Full Festival Ticket, or a Youth Full Festival & Camping Ticket (as required).

when are the playing times going to be released?

Closer to the festival! Stay tuned to our social pages and emails for updates.

how do i apply to become a food vendor?

Our food vendors are managed by an outside company (very similar names!). Please send an email through to info@cmcsolution.com.au expressing your interest.

can I bring a camera?

You can bring a personal digital camera. SLR cameras are okay; professional photography equipment (eg telephoto lenses; any lens over 20cm; any detachable lens) is not okay and will not be allowed at the Festival without Promoter-issued media accreditation.  Festival staff will determine in their discretion whether something is professional photography equipment so if you’re not sure, then we suggest you leave it at home. Photos of artists and/or the Festival are permitted only on the basis that:

  1. images are only used for private and personal use;
  2. images cannot be made available for sale/for charity and/or public display.
will there be First Aid at the Festival?

Yes, there will be a First Aid area – refer to the Festival Map which will be available on the website closer to the date of the Festival.

In the event of an emergency, please make your way to one of the emergency exits and follow the directions from Festival Staff.

can I bring my esky with food or drinks into the Festival Site?

Willowbank Raceway and its outdoor concert area is a fully catered and licensed venue.

STRICTLY NO BYO FOOD OR BEVERAGE (including water) is to be brought into the Festival Site.

Free drinking water will be available at the water station.

You can bring in unsealed EMPTY plastic or metal water bottles or plastic or foam cups.

Any food or beverages confiscated by Festival Staff will not be returned.

Food is allowed into the Camp Site but no alcohol is permitted to be brought into either the Camp Site or the Festival Site.

what sort of shoes do you recommend I wear?  Can I wear steel capped boots?

The Festival Site is grass and bitumen/asphalt underfoot so we recommend you wear comfortable, flat shoes.  You can wear steel capped boots.

We strongly recommend you bring suitable shoes or boots for wet weather conditions.

will pass-outs be allowed?

Pass-Outs for Campers:
You may enter and exit the Festival Site and Camp Site by shuttle bus during Gate Opening Times provided you keep your Wristband on at all times to gain entry back into the Festival Site / Camp Site. You are only permitted to go by shuttle bus – all cars parked onsite must stay in place until the Approved Departure Times.

Pass-Outs for Festival Patrons:
Pass-outs will only be available in extenuating circumstances.

are prams permitted?

Yes - prams are permitted into the Festival Site and the Camp Site.

Due to the Festival’s sound amplification, we recommend that all small children attending the Festival wear appropriate ear protection.

what can (or can’t) be brought into the Festival?

Prohibited Items include but are not limited to:

  • Air horns.
  • Alcohol - any alcohol found at the Festival Site or the Camp Site will be confiscated and the offending patron(s) ejected from the Festival Site / Camp Site for the remainder of the Festival.
  • Animals (excluding service or assistance animals such as guide, hearing and assistance dogs).
  • Audio or video recording devices (including GoPro and similar).
  • Clothing, jewellery or accessory displaying the name of any motorcycle-related or similar organisations or any “declared criminal organisation” within the meaning of the Criminal Code (Criminal Organisations) Regulation 2013.
  • Couches.
  • Crates (bread or milk crates).
  • Drones or any other remote control devices.
  • Fires and open flames.
  • Flammable liquids (container / jerry cans with flammable liquids will be confiscated).
  • Flares, fireworks, sparklers, explosives or any fire twirling equipment.
  • Glass (jars, bottles, containers, mirrors and perfumes).
  • Hydration packs and reservoirs (eg Camelbaks) and sealable pouches (yoghurt, baby food pouches) *exceptions for families with children under 14 years of age (Festival Site only).
  • Illegal substances.
  • Instruments.
  • Kites or sky lanterns.
  • Nitrous oxide bulbs and canisters.
  • Portable laser equipment, laser points or pens.
  • Professional photography equipment (eg telephoto lenses; any lens over 20cm; any detachable lens; stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment or anything deemed by Festival staff to be professional photography equipment).
  • Sharpies, markers, paint cans or paint pens.
  • Skateboards, scooters, wagons, carts, rollerblades, roller skates, bicycles, electric bikes, electric scooters, quad-bikes, segways, hoverboards, self-balancing scooters or any personal motorised vehicles.
  • Sound systems.
  • Studded items (eg belts, wristbands, etc).
  • Toy guns, water guns or slingshots.
  • Umbrellas (Festival Site only).
  • Unauthorised solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, or other promotional items.
  • Weapons of any sort including tasers, mace sprays or explosives of any kind (including potential missiles/projectiles).
  • Whips.
  • Any other item deemed by Festival personnel (in their discretion) to be dangerous or offensive or potentially dangerous.
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