In two weeks time Port Fairy will be the folk music capital of Australia, if not the world! Now is the time to really start planning, please find below some helpful information.
1. Ticket Exchange.
The Ticket Exchange is located at Southcombe Park Stadium, Campbell St, Port Fairy. This is is where you exchange your e–ticket for a permanent four–day pass wristband, each ticket holder must collect their wristband in person. Each wristband contains a unique chip, which will be scanned as you walk through the Arena’s entry and exit points. Take care not to twist your wristband or treat it roughly as this may damage the integrity of the chip. They are waterproof, so immersing in water is OK. Please show your wristband to venue staff at the entrance of all ticketed venues outside the Arena that do not have scanning points. On Saturday evening from 5:00pm the Ticket Exchange will relocate to the stadium foyer. Please check that you have your tickets (either paper or saved on your device), as there will be a small admin fee to search your ticket for verification. ID will be required to do so. If you cannot find your tickets, they can be retrieved from www.trybooking.com/lost-tickets
Drink tickets for the Shebeen and Speakeasy are available for purchase at the Ticket Exchange from 9:00am Friday.
Ticket Exchange Hours are:
Friday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm (Stadium Foyer)
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm (Stadium Foyer)
2. Street closures in Bank, Sackville and Campbell Streets.
Campbell St closure will be activated from 8am on Friday 8 March, and Bank and Sackville Streets closure from 5:00pm. The Opening Parade from Fiddlers Green down Sackville St will commence just after 5:00pm and lead to the Festival gates where a Smoking Ceremony conducted by the traditional owners of our lands, the Peek Whurrong
people, will precede the opening of the gates at 5:30pm.
3. Music shuttle bus & Warrnambool & Gum Tree Caravan Park bus services.
We provide a Music Shuttle Bus so that you can easily access the outer venues in town. The bus leaves the Gardens Oval every 45 minutes between 6:30pm and 11:30pm Friday; 8:30am to 12:30am Saturday and Sunday; and 8:00am until 2:00pm on Monday. The last bus leaves the Festival Arena Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 12:00 midnight.
The Music Shuttle Bus is a low floor bus with pram and wheelchair access. The bus service requests a gold coin donation. Music Shuttle Bus route is on the Festival Map - please download here.
The Festival has introduced buses for patrons travelling from Warrnambool and Gum Tree Caravan Park. Both services disembark at the Festival Gates, Campbell St, Port Fairy. There is no need to book for either service. Please arrive at your pick up point early as ‘first in, best dressed’ seating applies.
Warrnambool pick ups:
i. Visitor Inforamtion Centre, 89 Merri St, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
ii. 600 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool (Near KFC)
GUM TREE BUS
WARRNAMBOOL (Coaster buses unless stated otherwise)
Leave Flagstaff Hill 5.30pm
Leave Flagstaff Hill 7.30pm Leave Festival 11:30pm (Coach)
Saturday & Sunday
Leave Flagstaff Hill 9.00am Leave Festival 5.00pm
Leave Flagstaff Hill 1.00pm. Leave Festival 9.00pm
Leave Flagstaff Hill 6.00pm. Leave Festival 11.30pm (Coach)
Leave Flagstaff Hill 9.00am Leave Festival 1.00pm
Gum Tree Caravan Park bus is a coaster bus and will also stop at Port Fairy Big 4 and Belfast Cove Caravan Park.
Leave Gum Tree 5:30 pm Leave Festival 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Leave Gum Tree 9:15am Leave Festival 4:00pm
Leave Gum Tree 6:00pm Leave Festival 11:00pm
Leave Gum Tree 9:15am Leave Festival 1:15pm
The Port Fairy Folk Festival is proudly working Towards Zero with the TAC.