Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT IF I LEFT MY TICKET AT HOME? The right of admission is reserved. No ticket, No entry. HOWEVER you can present a digital copy to be scanned. We can also look you up in our system with proof of identity.

IS IT OK IF THE NAME ON MY TICKET OR REGISTRATION DOESNT MATCH THE PERSON WHO ATTENDS? If you bring the ticket in either format, we will NOT need to check the name. Tickets are fully transferable and non-refundable.

WHAT IF I NEED TO LEAVE? PASSOUTS ALLOWED – Patrons are free to come in and out of the festival UNTILL 6PM LOCK OUT. Your wrist band must be worn and be clearly visible at all times. Do not remove your wristband. Anybody 13yrs+ without a wristband will be asked to locate their guardian, pay entry or to leave.

ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS? This is a Licensed event- people under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent or we reserve the right to refuse entry. Kids 12yrs and under are FREE – but must be accompanied by a responsible ticket paying parent/guardian. Adult (18+) ticket holders will require a form of ID (Photo Card, Driver Licence etc.) prior to entry. However no ID is require at the market or exhibition.

WHATS THE REFUND POLICY? All tickets are non-refundable. This is an outdoor festival and will go ahead in light rain but if very bad weather is predicted will move to our alternate venue CLUB FORSTER, 19 Stroud St, Forster. Which will be advised on our website and social media 24hrs prior.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET TO THE EVENT? You can chose to bring your printed ticket or an electronic version on your smart phone or tablet.

IS IT OK THAT THE NAME ON THE TICKET DOESNT MATCH WHO ATTENDS? If you bring the ticket in either format, we will NOT need to check the name.

WILL THERE BE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE? Limited tickets may be available at the gate if not sold out earlier, however we recommend you buy now to avoid disappointment. Also tickets at the gate are slightly more expensive than on line tickets.

WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS? Pre-purchase tickets are available online via Eventbrite Ticket or at the gate from 11:30am 3rd of Sat 2018


MUSIC FESTIVAL Pre-Purchase Tickets Online(On Sale 1st July)
$25 – ADULT (18yrs +)
$15 – YOUTH (13-17yrs)
Free – CHILD (12yrs & Under)
$20pp – GROUPS of 6+

$30 – ADULT (18yrs +)
$15 – YOUTH (13-17yrs)
Free – CHILD (12yrs & Under)
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.

DISABILITY CARERS Companion Card accepted providing FREE entry for the Carer of a paid ticket holder. Companion card MUST BE PRESENTED to gate staff.

CREATE + GROW MARKET Free for all ages


WORKSHOPS & KIDS RIDES Prices may range from $2-$15

IS THERE EFTPOS AVAILABLE? NO, most market stalls, food stalls, bar 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.


WHERE ARE THE TOILETS? Public/Disabled toilets can be accessed at the Tuncurry Pool on Point Road next to the Tuncurry Memorial Hall. Portaloos will also be available to the public during the Markets in Lone Pine Memorial Park. Portaloos can be found inside the music festival grounds at John Wright Park as well as public/disabled toilets. No change tables are available sorry.

WHERE ARE THE MARKETS? We have moved our markets to the right hand side of the bridge to Lone Pine Memorial Park, Tuncurry NSW.

WHERE IS THE ART PRIZE EXHIBTION? The Art Exhibition is in Tuncurry Memorial Hall on Point Road, Tuncurry across the road from the Create and Grow Markets.


IS THERE PARKING? THERE IS NO ONSITE PARKING, However the closest parking is around the Point Road area and Taree Street Tuncurry, a short walk to the festival site – John Wright Park, Manning St Tuncurry and to the Art Exhibition at the Tuncurry Memorial Hall Point Rd Tuncurry. For people who might enjoy a walk across the Forster Tuncurry bridge, more parking is available behind the Forster Beach Surf Club on the corner of North and Beach St and the car park near Forster Beach Caravan Park.

IS THERE DISABLED PARKING? In front of the entrance to the festival site – Manning St, John Wright Park there is a designated area for people with disabilities to park. There will be signage marking the area. If this area is full, the staff at our gate (you can pull your car into speak to them) will be more than happy to direct people to another area that we can utilise.

IS THERE DISABILITY ACCESS? Yes there is disabled access. Designated drop off zone at entrance gate, the park grounds are flat and wheelchair friendly. There is only a normal gutter on the access lane that divides the park in half. Travel to and from the north and south ends of the park has a wheelchair friendly path. Yes there are disabled toilets in the main amenities building inside the Music festival and Art Prize Exhibition, Tuncurry Memorial Hall. companion card accepted.

  • Drop off/ Pick up/ Taxi zone located along Manning street in front of festival
  • Disability drop off zones available at Main Entry Gate, Manning Street.





FRI NOV 2 @ FORSTER – TUNCURRY Get your pre-festival fix with a selection of entertainment with our supporting sponsors.
10:30am Bingo @ Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club
12noon Lunch Special @ Bellevue Hotel Tuncurry
8:00pm Karaoke @ Lakes & Ocean Hotel
9:00pm Neptune’s Lounge & Night Club @ Club Forster

8:00am Create & Grow Market Opens
from 8:00am Market Stalls, Live Entertainment, Face painting, BBQ, Max FM 107.3 live broadcast, Hoop High roaming performer, Rainbow tie dye & Bunnings kids workshop.. plus more
11:00am Meet Mr Whizzy Waterdrop
1:00pm Create & Grow Market closes

7:00am Yoga By The Lake(1hr) BOOK NOW
11:45am Music Festival Opens
12noon Welcome To Country
12:25pm Belle Badi
1:25pm The Black Nor-Easters
2:10pm Sundara Tribe Belly Dancers
2:40pm Cranky Duck
3:40pm Galleri
4:40pm The Mason Rack Band
5:50pm Bondi Cigars
6:45pm Lucky Door & Prize Draw
7:00pm Russell Morris
8:00pm Music Festival Closes

9:00am Art Prize Exhibition Opens
9am-2pm Public Voting – Peoples Choice & Kids Colouring-in
10:00am Paint Party Workshop BOOK NOW
2:00pm Art Prize Exhibition Closes

9:00am Art Prize Exhibition Opens
12noon Art Prize Exhibition Closes

WHAT IF IT’S RAINING? BRING A RAIN COAT. The event will still go ahead in rain, however we will keep everyone notified on our facebook page and event listing. Unfortunately if it is hailing, ghastly winds and the heavens open up and swallow us up whole, the Create and Grow Markets will be cancelled and the music event may move location. The Art Exhibition will continue as planned.

WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE EVENT? You can bring a chair, rug or blanket. Hats. Sunscreen is available for your protection. We will provide shade structures, but of course “the first come – first serve” rule will apply.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE EVENT? You cannot bring marquees, tents or umbrellas. You cannot bring bottles, cans, glass, food, drink,(baby and toddler food excepted), BYO alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon. We cannot allow pets. Bag checks will be performed by security personnel at the entry gate.

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

IS THERE SHADE? 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. Water proof ponchos/jackets are recommended for wet weather.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS? 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, with a selection of premixed drinks, craft beer and wine. Refill your water bottles either at the MidCoast Water refill stations located at Lone Pine Memorial Park and John Wright Park Tuncurry. Find a water station near you

CAN I BRING MY DOG? Sorry, not pets allowed – Companion/Working animals allowed.

WHAT IS THERE FOR KIDS TO DO? There are several workshops for all ages, kids rides and entertainment plus a free toddler sandpit. Loads of space to dance and play inside the Festival. There is also a public playground to play on at the Create and Grow Market. Parents must supervise their child/ren at all times.


IS SMOKING ALLOWED? Smoking is only permitted in allocated marked areas within the festival. In accordance with NSW smoking laws, cigarettes will not be sold inside the festival. Please consider the environment and fellow patrons when disposing your cigarette butt. No smoking inside the marquees, structures & buildings.


CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK? No outside BYO food, drink or alcohol allowed, special dietary requirements pass can be issued on request.Infant and toddler food/drink permitted. No eskies/ cooler bags permitted. PLEASE NOTE:The Lakeside Festival is licensed event. Bag checks will be carried out. ID will be required for alcohol purchases (Adult Wristband). In accordance with the liquor act, it is an offense to refuse to leave a licensed area when asked, an on the spot fine of $550 applies.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated. Please drink responsibly. People wishing to enter the event who are affected by alcohol may be refused entry.
  • The possession, sale or use of illicit substances is prohibited. Offenders will be removed from site and subject to Police action.


    WHERE DO WE PUT OUR RECYCLING & RUBBISH? We are always working on improving our recycling initiatives. We have an effective bin system throughout the site, and ask that you put all rubbish in its place. Bins will be provided in all festival areas. Please place plastic into recycling bins provided and aluminium cans into the GREAT LAKES WOMEN’S SHELTER RETURN AND EARN BINS. Lakeside Festival thanks you for your contribution to keeping the Midcoast beautiful and every can counts. It’s a team effort


    CAN WE TAKE PHOTO’S / VIDEO’S OF THE EVENT?Yes, infact we encourage it. Please tag us on social media #LFEST18 #LakesidefestivalNSW. The Lakeside Festival reserves the right to publish any photos or videos of an individual across any form of media. By entering the festival, you agree to these terms. If you object to your image being published please contact the committee at the Merch Tent HQ.

    Lost and found can be located at the Merch/ HQ tent at the entrance of the Music Festival. You can contact us after the event via email or facebook messaging app.
  • The promoter or venue shall not be held liable for any injury, loss or damages sustained while entering or on the site.
  • Any Person who, intentionally or otherwise, damages the site, removes any equipment without permission, enters a restricted area without permission or breaches the terms and conditions may be required to leave the site and must do so on request.
  • Please respect the local community. The locals have been kind enough to let us hold this fabulous event in their area so please respect them and the surrounding properties.
  • Children must be supervised on playground at all times

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