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  • Ticketing

  • When do tickets go on sale?
    Friends of Falls pre-sales commence at 9am local time Thursday 24 August. Optus Perks pre-sales commence at 9am local time Friday 25 August. General Sales commence 9am local time Tuesday 29 August.
  • I need to contact someone about ticketing?
    For all questions relating to ticket purchases, delivery, payment etc. please talk to the lovely folks at Front Gate Tickets Customer Service - http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/festivalhelp or call 1300 017 192.
  • Is there a limit to how many tickets I can buy?
    Yes, you can purchase tickets for up to 6 people.
  • Will there be a re-sale?
    There will be no re-sale facility this year. If you’re unable to attend the show and have purchased tickets, you will be able to pass or sell them to a friend at face value. Flip side, please only purchase tickets from a known and trusted friend.
  • What is the carbon offsetting option?
    This is an option to offset your travel to and from Falls. For only $3.50 you can make a huge difference, all money captured by patrons is invested into sustainability initiatives with Climate Friendly and South Pole Group.
  • How do the wristbands work at the event?
    Once your ticket is scanned at the gates you must hold on to it for additional scanning at the wristbanding stations. Once you’ve setup your campsite head to the wristbanding areas with your ID and ticket, here you will exchange this for a wristband that you must wear for the duration of the festival. There are no replacements for lost wristbands; the only way they can be removed is with scissors. Wristbands will not be replaced and cannot be transferred to friends.
  • Replacing lost or compromised tickets?
    If you’ve lost the email that contains your ticket or if you think that it may have been copied/compromised, please contact Front Gate Tickets Customer Service at http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/festivalhelp or call 1300 017 192.
  • Will I need a Car Pass?
    Marion Bay is a spacious site and we have plenty of room for vehicles so no Car Passes are required for this festival.
  • What happens if I have a different ticket type to my friends?
    You have to arrive together to camp together and you can only enter the festival on the day that your ticket is valid. You must also camp at your allocated location, although you can still visit your friend’s site.
  • Are there passouts?
    You may enter and exit the festival by shuttle bus or car (so long as you park in the Day Parking area and not Camping) as you like, however you must keep your wristband on at all times to gain entrance back onto the site. If you are camping, once your car is parked in position in the campground, you cannot move it until the end of the festival (Jan 01).
  • Is there a Tassie Locals discount this year?
    There sure is and it's pretty good! Check out the Tickets page for all of the info.
  • I registered for the Friends Of Falls Pre-Sale but I havent received any information about it?
    Shoot an email through to info@fallsfestival.com, they'll be able to assist.
  • I'm an Optus customer, how do I sign up to the Optus Perks Pre-Sale?
    The Optus Perks Pre-Sale kicks off 9am local time Friday 25 August. If you're an Optus customer, head on over to the Optus Perks page for further information on how to redeem your code. www.optusperks.com.au/perks/detail/Falls-Festival-Pre-Sale/10364/
  • I'm trying to access my Optus Perks account to redeem my pre-sale code but it's not letting me log in - what do I do?!
    If you're having trouble accessing Optus Perks, give the Optus Perks Call Centre number a call and select option 2 - details can be found here - https://www.optusperks.com.au/Support
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  • Travel

  • Are there buses to and from the festival?
    Redline will take you from the North of the state to Hobart – where their buses will meet up with Belbins. Belbins will pick you up from Hobart, the Hobart Airport or Sorell and take you to the festival and back. Check out the Travel page under 'goings on'.
  • Can I drive to the festival and back each day?
    Yes you can, when entering the festival please ask our staff to place you in the Day Parking area.
  • Can my parents/friends drop me off and pick me up?
    Yes, there is a drop off zone, please ask staff where to go when entering the festival site.
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  • General

  • Are you going to release more acts on the line-up?
    We have released the nationally touring artists; more local acts will join the 2017/18 line-up. We’re working on these bookings now which will be tailored specifically to each show.
  • Who can I contact for press enquiries?
    For all national press related queries, please contact: Stacey Piggott at Secret Service PR via stacey@secret-service.com.au
  • How can I apply to play at Falls?
    We don’t accept applications to play sorry. We do invite a lot of local acts each and every year; we have our ear to the ground. Positions with the triple j Unearthed slots will open later in the year.
  • Student information requests?
    We don’t respond to student information requests sorry. Please have a good look around our website, we’re sure you will find all of your answers here.
  • When will playing times be released?
    We will release the full set times in December, for now you can view the daily playing schedules on the line-up page.
  • Lost & Found?
    Please visit the Info Booth onsite during the festival to drop off/pick up any lost items. Please contact info@fallsfestival.com after the event with a detailed description of your lost possession, event attended and full contact details (phone, address, email).
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  • Festival Time

  • What happens if I lose my festival wristband?
    Not possible. The only way they can be removed is with scissors. If you don’t have a wristband, you will be removed from the festival grounds, so keep that arm candy on at all times.
  • What type of camera can I bring?
    We love happy snaps, but it’s a requirement with our artists that professional cameras are not used. Anything that has a detachable lens is not permitted, no professional video filming devices either sorry.
  • Can I bring a couch to Falls?
    We appreciate a comfy chair as much as the next guy, however the amount left behind at the end of the festival adds too much pressure to our waste management system. So no couches, however camping chairs and hammocks are more than welcome.
  • Can I bring a port-a-loo?
    Whilst we enjoy your forward thinking, the answer is NO. We have fabulous loos throughout the Falls site that are all enviro-friendly and Falls fan friendly.
  • Can we bring dry ice?
    No sorry – it can be quite dangerous when used incorrectly.
  • What time can I arrive?
    Gate hours are as follows: 9am to 9pm on the 29th, 30th & 31st of December. All patrons must exit the site by 2pm on Jan 01.
  • Can we bring the kids along?
    Marion Bay – Is an all ages event. This is a festival built for families to enjoy so bring the whole family along, with anyone aged 12 and under admitted free of charge. Children and Ticket Holders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent, adult legal guardian or adult eligible carer at all times who must be over the age of 25. People other than a parent or legal guardian can be an eligible carer if the child (U18 ticketholder) is in the person’s care with the consent of the parent or legal guardian. You may be required to provide verification of consent, make sure you have this form completed and with you at all times. Ask our staff about the Family Campgrounds and Kids Club programming. Children 12 years and under are welcome free of charge but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian at all times. We strongly suggest an adult guardian 25 and older can supervise no more than 5 underage patrons. Please ensure the guardian reads the terms and conditions of the Consent Form, as they are legally responsible for the safety of the youths under their supervision.
  • Can we smoke at the event?
    We are a smoke free event, there are dedicated smoking areas in the arenas. Smoking in campgrounds is okay – please follow the signs and respect other patrons.
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  • Will there be?

  • Will there be wheelchair access?
    Yes there is, however please keep in mind the event is a remote farm so the terrain is sometimes uneven. For more information regarding special access arrangements, please email info@fallsfestival.com and we will do everything we can to meet your needs. Please let us know which event you are attending and describe the level of care required. Once onsite, please inform gate staff of your requirements and you will be directed to the most suitable camping areas.
  • Will there be ATM’s onsite?
    Yes, we do have cash out facilities but we also suggest that you bring a little ca$h with you. Small transaction fees will apply.
  • Will there be vegetarian, vegan and gf options?
    Of course. There will be a smorgasbord of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.
  • Will there be security?
    There will be an ample security presence at all shows throughout the festival grounds.
  • Will there be parking?
    Yes, day parking is available. Please ask staff where to go on arrival.
  • Will there be a medical centre?
    Yes, in the Main Arena we have a large and we equipped Medical Centre with trained professionals and emergency services. Head there if you need any help.
  • Will there be phone charging facilities?
    Worried about a dead phone battery at Falls? there will be phone charging on site to keep your phone charged up! Locations will be marked on site maps, coming soon.
  • Will there be lockers onsite?
    There are no lockers onsite this year sorry.
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  • At the Festival

  • What form of ID will I need at the festival?
    You will need one of the following IDs on arrival and on your person throughout the entire event: Current valid Australian driver’s license (with photo) Current Passport Government Issued Proof of Age Card Victorian Keypass International Driver’s License (must contain a photograph)
  • Are credit and EFTPOS accepted onsite?
    Credit cards and EFTPOS will be accepted at all Bars and some market stalls. All other vendors only accept cash (ATMs available onsite).
  • I have prescriptive insulin/medicines that need to be stored/refrigerated?
    You can drop these off with the staff at the Medical Centre in the Main Arena for safe storage.
  • What other items are banned from Falls?
    Alcohol · Port-a-loos · Couches · Fireworks, flares, sparklers & fire twirling paraphernalia · Generators · Butane gas cylinders · Gas bottles (External to purpose built RVs & caravans) · Flammable liquids · Gas lanterns ·Petrol and diesel or any containers of fuel · Cooking facilities with a naked flame · Campfires · Glass of any kind · Illegal drugs · Pets and animals · Sound systems · Bean bags · Weapons · Lasers · Opened bottles of water, juice or soft drink · Umbrellas (use raincoat, poncho instead) · Professional cameras · Flyers, signage or sampling products that have not been approved by Falls · Indian Headdress · Skateboards · Bicycles · Scooters · Boogie Boards · Selfie sticks · Drones
  • What items are banned from the Main Arena?
    Glass, cans, illegal drugs, skateboards, boogie boards, milk/bread crates, chairs (folding, portable, camping), anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc), weapons of any kind, fireworks, fire twirling devices, warning flares, video and tape recording devices (including GoPro's), professional still cameras (small still cameras ARE allowed), laser lights, umbrellas (use a plastic poncho or a raincoat instead), water pistols, any other items considered illegal or dangerous, animals, drones, selfie sticks.
  • What does a total fire ban mean?
    Falls has a total fire ban imposed which means that we don’t allow any fire, fireworks, cookers, flares, sparklers, gas bottles, bbqs or the like. Anyone found with any of these items will be immediately ejected from the festival and issued with fines.
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  • Camping

  • Is camping included with my ticket?
    Yes, all camping at Falls Marion Bay is free and available to ticket holders for the duration of the event.
  • How can I make sure I’m camping with my friends?
    You must have the same ticket type and arrive together, either in the same car or in a convoy. You cannot reserve spaces for friends arriving later.
  • How much space will we receive to camp onsite?
    It’s big enough for your tent and some outdoor space, but you will be close to your neighbours. Overly elaborate campsites are discouraged, so you will be asked to downsize if you arrive with enough gear to re-create your lounge room.
  • Are the campsites powered?
    No, campsites are not powered. Switch off and relax.
  • Can I arrive and camp earlier than the date on my ticket?
    No, you may only enter within gate hours of the date that is indicated on your ticket. 3 day ticket holders can arrive any day of the festival from Dec 29. Gimme Shelter can arrive any day of the festival from Dec 29. 2 day ticket holders can arrive any day of the festival from Dec 30. All patrons must exit before 2pm on Jan 01.
  • Can I bring a Winnebago, bus, campervan or camper trailer?
    Sure can. Just keep in mind that gas bottles are strictly prohibited as they can be a fire hazard on site, they cannot be used onsite. If the gas bottle is removable you can choose to leave it at home or, for a gold coin donation you can leave it with the site fire brigade to store until after the event. Fines will be issued to those found with gas bottles in the campgrounds.
  • What are the gate hours?
    You can arrive between the following hours: Dec 29, Dec 30, Dec 31: 9am to 9pm each day. Jan 01: All patrons must exit the site by 2pm.
  • Is there security in the campgrounds?
    Yes there is, we have both police and security strolling the campgrounds. We also have Information Stations in each campground that are staffed 24/7. If you have any questions or need any assistance we’re here to help.
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