We are able to offer short term unpowered camping sites with good toilet & shower facilities.
Due to growth, camping this year will be available at two sites. The Sports Park and Butson Park. Butson Park is intended for quiet camping. Early lights out.
Wrist bands and tent markers will be issued when you collect your tickets.
Security will be patrolling at night.
Vehicles entering may be searched for alcohol as bulk alcohol tends to cause issues with the level of consumption proportionate to the volume of the revellers.
Once campers enter, we request that they set up, and if they need supplies please get those, then park your vehicle and leave it there for the week end. There will be considerable pedestrian traffic and for safety reasons vehicle use is to be kept to a minimum. There will be no traffic in or out on Saturday night unless you are a performer and need to transport equipment to your venues.
Consideration is to be given to other campers and once the program is finished for the night, music sessions are also to cease in the camping area.
Every one is here for a good time. Please respect the wishes and privacy of all campers.
We are a fun, family festival so we do not expect any excitement but inconsiderate people will have their festival passes revoked and will be ejected from the site.
Where are the Sports Park and Butson Park?
The Sports Park is a 5 minute stroll from the centre of town. It is at the end of Wellsford St. Butson Park is equidistant off Church Street. See the map of festival site and Camping
How many nights can I stay?
The camping sites are set up temporarily for the purpose of the Folk Festival. Campers who have paid for their site will be allowed to camp the Friday and/or Saturday night of the Festival only.
Can I bring my camper van or trailer?
Yes you can. Sites are available for vans and tents; however no powered sites are available.
Can we camp on the Cricket Oval?
Yes, if you cannot find a nice shady spot around the perimeter. Vehicles are not permitted on the oval. Camper trailers and caravans will be on the same site, but not the cricket oval.
What facilities are available at camp sites?
The showers and toilets at the Sports Park are new and of the highest standard. Please leave them as clean as possible. Cleaning will be done periodically and your patience is appreciated if the facilities are closed for this to occur. The disabled accessible facilities are also suitable for use by all and are not exclusive.
How much does it cost?
One site $25 a night = 2 tents + 2 cars + up to 2 people (not including infants younger than 2 years). Extra people are charged at $10 a head.
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How do we book and pay?
You can book and pay online when you buy your Festival tickets. When you arrive you will need to call into the Festival Ticket office to collect your Campers Pack. If you have a van/trailer you can present your printed pass to the camping volunteers, find your site to setup and collect your tickets from the ticket office later.
What is a Campers Pack?
The Campers Pack is very important! It will contain special wrist bands for you and members of your group which will identify you as official Folk Festival Campers allowing you access to the grounds. You will also receive a marker for your tent or van which will signify to the volunteers who check the ground that you have paid for your site. All campers must wear their campers wrist band during the weekend and secure the supplied tag to their tent or van. The pack will also include these guidelines. Any breach of these guidelines may lead to eviction from the park.
Is there any security at the Sports Park?
Security guards will be on site after dark and patrol the site at regular intervals In addition, Festival volunteers will be on site periodically to check on the safety and condition of the site. Inappropriate or offensive behaviour will be reported to the police. We recommend that you lock your valuables in your car. No responsibility will be taken for your property. Lighting is provided around the toilet and shower blocks and we recommend campers bring their own torch.
- The Camping area is an alcohol free area and alcohol is not to be brought on site.
- Consideration is to be given to other campers.
- Sessions are to be run at the music venues, and not at the camp site after hours.
- At the Sports Park, lights out is a reasonable time after music finishes at the main venues. Lights out is earlier at Butson Park, say 10pm.
- No campfires are to be lit at the camp sites.
- The camp sites are not public camping areas and only festival ticket holders are entitled to camp in these areas.
While it is extremely unlikely to occur, should these conditions be breached, offenders will be requested to leave and festival passes will be cancelled.
The road leading to the camping areas will carry significant foot traffic. After unloading, campers are requested to obtain whatever supplies are necessary and then leave their cars parked in the camping area for the weekend in order to minimise the vehicles on the road.