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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:ARE THERE ID OR MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE EVENT?
A: As the Music Festival is a licenced event, children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Proof of age ID will be required at the gate. However no ID is require at the market or exhibition.

Q:WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE EVENT?
A:You cannot bring marquees, tents or umbrellas. You cannot bring bottles, cans, glass, food, drink,(baby and toddler food excepted), 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.
You can bring a chair or blanket. Hats and sunscreen advisable. We will provide shade structures, but of course “the first come – first serve” rule will apply.

Q:WHATS THE REFUND POLICY?
A: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 an alternate venue, which will be advised on our website and social media.

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

Q: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.

Q:WILL THERE BE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE?
A: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.

Q: WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS?
A: Pre-purchase tickets are available online at www.lakesidefestival.com.au

Q: HOW MUCH IS ENTRY?
A: MUSIC FESTIVAL

Early Bird

(Sale ends 30th June or until sold out)
$20 – ADULT (18yrs +)
$10 – YOUTH (13-17yrs)
Free – CHILD (12yrs & Under)
PURCHASE TICKETS

Online

(On Sale 1st July)
$25 – ADULT (18yrs +)
$10 – YOUTH (13-17yrs)
Free – CHILD (12yrs & Under)
$20pp – GROUPS of 10+ (only if purchased online)
PURCHASE TICKETS

At the Gate

(3rd Nov)
$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

ART PRIZE EXHIBITION

Gold Coin Donation

Q: IS THERE EFTPOS AVAILABLE?
A: 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.

Q: WHAT TIME DOES EVERYTHING START?
A:

MUSIC FESTIVAL

3 Nov | 12pm -8pm
PERFORMANCE TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

CREATE & GROW MARKET

3 Nov | 8am to 1pm

ART PRIZE EXHIBITION

3 Nov Sat 9am to 2pm | 4 Nov Sun 9 to 12pm

WORKSHOPS + ACTIVITIES

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Q: WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE MARKETS?
A: We have moved our markets to the right of the bridge to Lone Pine Memorial Park, Tuncurry. The Create & Grow Market begins on Saturday morning 8am, bursting with local handmade treasures and local produce till 1pm.

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.

Q: WHERE IS PARKING?
A: 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 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.

Disabled Parking
Right outside the entrance to the festival site – John Wright Park 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.

Parking Options Map

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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. 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.

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. Water proof ponchos/jackets 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, 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

Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Sorry, not pets allowed inside the music festival – Companion/Working animals allowed.
However, you can walk your dog on a lead through the Create and Grow Markets in Lone Pine Memorial Park.
Owners must ensure that dogs are not a nuisance to others.
Owners are responsible for cleaning up any ‘mess’ deposited by their pet.

Q: WHAT IS THERE FOR KIDS TO DO?
A: FULL DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
But 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.

Q: WHAT IF IT’S RAINING?
A: 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.

Q:HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANISER?
You can email us on: info@lakesidefestival.com.au or use the form below

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