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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS?
A: Pre-purchase tickets are available until 12pm 3rd Nov online at www.lakesidefestival.com.au or over the counter at Stocklands Forster Information Centre and Manning Entertainment Centre.
Tickets available at gate for $25, under 16 free. Cash only from 11:45am 4th Nov.

Q: HOW MUCH IS ENTRY?
A: $25 per adult and kids under 16 are free admission. No under 18’s allowed in unless they are in direct company and supervision of their parent or guardian as this is a licensed event. NO EFTPOS available at the gate. Cash only. Gold coin entry to Art Exhibition.

Q: IS THERE EFTPOS AVAILABLE?
A: NO, all stalls and entry gate are CASH SALES ONLY.
Several ATM’s can be found on Manning Street Tuncurry such as inside the Bellevue Hotel, Redi ATM at Holiday Coast Credit Union, Newcastle Permanent ATM at the front of PJ’s Bargain Store. Other ATMS can be found across the bridge in Forster on Wharf St.

Q: WHAT TIME DOES EVERYTHING START?
A: Markets 4th Nov – 8:30am to 1pm
Art Exhibition 4th Nov – 9am to 3pm | 5th Nov 9am to 12pm
Music Festival 4th Nov – Gates open 11.45am | Music starts 12noon

OUR 2017 LINE UP – 4th Nov

  • 12:00pm – The Trapps
  • 1:05pm – Vanderaa
  • 2:10pm – Cranky Duck
  • 3:15pm – Vanilla Gorilla
  • 4:20pm – The Girl Folder
  • 5:25pm – The Swamp Stompers
  • and at 6.30pm The Black Sorrows
  • Close 8pm

Q: WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE MARKETS?
A: We have moved our markets this year across the road to Lone Pine Memorial Park, Tuncurry. The Create & Grow Market begins in the morning, bursting with local handmade treasures and local produce from 8.30am to 1pm Saturday.

Q: WHERE IS THE ART EXHIBTION?
A: The Art Exhibition is in Tuncurry Memorial Hall on Point Road, across the road from the Create and Grow Markets. Gold coin donation entry. Open Saturday and Sunday.

Q: WHERE IS PARKING?
A: Festival parking can be found at Vincent Fazio Park on Point Road, Tuncurry. This is walking distance from the event. You may also find parking in the general streets of Tuncurry near the Festival. Please be considerate of parking times, the local residents and DO NOT block driveways.

Even a lovely walk across the bridge parking can be found off Manning St in Forster.

Taxi’s will also be available to book – (02) 6554 6555 with a %15 discount to guests of Lakeside Festival.

Q: IS THERE DISABILITY ACCESS?
A: Yes there is disabled access. Designated drop off zone at entrance gate, the park grounds are flat and wheelchair friendly, disabled toilets are available plus companion card friendly.

Q: WHERE ARE THE TOILETS?
A: Public/Disabled toilets can be accessed at the Tuncurry Pool on Point Road next to the Tuncurry Hall. Portaloos will also be available to the public during the Markets.

Portaloos can be found inside the music festival grounds as well as public/disabled toilets. No change tables are available sorry.

Q: IS THERE SEATING?
A: There is NO SEATING PROVIDED so please feel free to bring your own chair or picnic rug.

Q: IS THERE SHADE?
A: We will have some large shade marquees available, but you would need to get in early to grab a spot there. Remember to slip, slop, slap and wear a hat! DO NOT bring your own shade structures. Umbrellas and water proof ponchos are recommended for wet weather.

Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS?
A: NO BYO food or drink allowed inside the music festival. Leniency is considered for infants.

There are several delicious food stalls, something for everyone on site plus a bar that won’t send you broke! The Bar is hosted by The Bellevue Hotel, plus 2 local wineries, Old Inn Road, Great Lakes Paddocks and our local brewery The Coastal Brewing Co. Refill your water bottles either at our cold MidCoast Water refill stations located at Lone Pine Memorial Park and John Wright Park Tuncurry.

Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Sorry, not pets allowed inside the music festival. However, you can walk them on a lead through the Create and Grow Markets in Lone Pine Memorial Park.

Q: WHAT IS THERE FOR KIDS TO DO?
A: If you have little ones there is kids entertainment such as face painting, air brush tattoos, jumping castle, teapot rides and a giant slide. Unlimited ride passes are available for $15. Free toddler sandpit plus load of space to dance and play inside the Festival. There is also a playground to play on at the Create and Grow Market.

Q: WHAT IF IT’S RAINING?
A: If the heavens truly open up and we get drenched out we have a PLAN B.

We will keep everyone notified on our page and event listing if we move to our second location, which will be Club Forster​, 19 Strand Street, Forster NSW.

The show will still start from 12pm and finish at 8pm. Limited space is available so those who have pre-purchased tickets will have priority entry. Limited tickets sold at the door. Unfortunately if it is raining heavily the Create and Grow Markets will be cancelled. The Art Exhibition will continue as planned.

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