Here is a map to show you how close you are! For those of you who are familiar with the festival access is via the volunteers campground and Lois Lane entering the festival near Bill’s Bar. Only a 10 minute walk across the paddock and to the festival via the northern gate. Park your car for the week and make the most of your convenient location and walk to the festival each day.
We supply a bed and mattress. You need to bring all your own bedding such as a pillow, sheets, doona/sleeping bag.
We supply the kitchen, cold room and all your cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery. You need to bring your own food and drinks.
You will need to bring your own torch as we are in the country and there are no street lights to light the path to the festival from our place at night time. Mobile phones lights are ok but not great.
It is normally very hot during festival time with thunderstorms in the late afternoon and cool nights. You will need to bring summer clothes for the day, raincoat and/or umbrella for the afternoon and sometimes gumboots if it rains a lot and something warm for the cool late nights (jumper/long pants).
We have 8 cabins which are a one large open room that have 8 bunk beds in each which sleep 16 people.
We have 1 cabin which is split into 6 separate rooms with one bunk bed in each. Each room sleeps 2 people. There is a common hallway and each room is divided by a sliding door which is not lockable. There is a minimum 6 night stay for the private rooms and booked as a 2 bed package.
The beds are not allocated so you may choose if you have a top or a bottom bunk. The cabins are not booked to capacity so there is always extra beds if you change your mind.
If you book for 10 or more people we will allocate a cabin exclusively for your group only. One person can make the booking or your group is welcome to book individually. If you are booking individually please note in the booking question who makes up your group and the name of their booking so that we can put you in the same cabin.
We are open from 12 noon on Boxing Day 26th December 2019 and close 10am Thursday 2nd January 2020.
We have a self registration check in so you can arrive at any time on the day of your booking. You will receive an armband on the day of your booking to show registration and must be worn at all times during your stay.
It is a 10am departure on your last day of your booking.
I know that some of you may be volunteers who would like to come earlier or later however this cannot be accommodated.
On arrival we will supply you with an armband that you are required to wear on your arm or if you are a performer may be worn on your ankle.
The armband enables us and fellow campers to see that you belong to our camp. It also enables the Woodford Folk Festival Camp Wardens and Security who monitor the northern festival gate and Volunteer camping area that you are allowed to walk through this section (as negotiated by us with the Festival).
If you see anyone at our establishment that does not have an armband please notify our staff when at the centre or via text on 0412485582.
If you loose or damage your armband please inform our staff for a replacement when at the centre or via text on 0412485582.
Yes you must get your Festival ticket and armband before you arrive at our centre.
This way you can park your car at our centre and walk directly to the Festival. You cannot walk to the Festival without your Festival armband and our registration armband.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from our centre to the Folk Festival northern gate. The walk takes you through the Festival Volunteer Campground using Lois Lane and brings you into the festival near Bills Bar. The terrain is via a decomposed granite path and road when in the festival property while the path inside our property is open grassland. It does require low to medium fitness with Lois Lane being quite steep and not suitable for wheel chairs or crutches and the like.
Accomodation Cabins with bunk beds and solar lights, Amenities Block with urinal, 4 male and 5 female toilets and 8 showers (4 each gender), Showers use a canvas shower bag with hot water provided via a donkey boiler.
Commercial kitchen with walk in cold room (no freezer), microwave, 6 burner cook top, oven, BBQ hotplate, all cooking equipment, cutlery, crockery,
20x15m Dining Hall with open walls, plastic tables and chairs, Free tea and coffee station, Free recharge station for phones and electrical devices in the Dining Hall.
Please note there is no electrical power points in the cabins or the amenities block. This means that your hairdryer, hair straightener, electric shaver etc will need to work on batteries or will need to stay at home. For people who have sleep apnea machines that need power to their bed I am sorry but we do not have these facilities.
We provide a basic accommodation experience similar to a youth hostel in the country with an environmental, farm focus.
We ask all people staying with us to be mindful of others and keep noise to a minimum at all times of the day. This is especially applied after 9pm. We ask that you keep your partying to the Festival and use our place as the chill out space.
With regards to alcohol, you are welcome to drink at the centre however we ask that you do it responsibly. You have paid a lot of money to attend the festival the last thing you want is to miss it because you can't make the walk or you can't remember it.
If there are any concerns regarding poor behaviour please advise our Camp Warden at the time of the incident or at the next appropriate time.
If you do not have a car please check out the Woodford Folk Festival website for the transport options available. The Festival bus will bring you to their front entry gate where you can get your Festival ticket/armband.
Our Camp Warden can come and pick you up from the Festival front gate bus stop and drop you back on your departure. This service is only available at 8 to 9am and 2 to 3pm 26th December to 2nd January. This must be booked 2 weeks prior to attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If your arrival is outside of these times you can always store your luggage in the Festival lockers, enjoy the festival and come back out to make the pick up.
Do not walk from the Festival Front Gate to our place along the road. It is a narrow country road with no footpath and it will upset our neighbours.
We will provide a full refund if a cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to the Festival start date. That is, if a cancellation is made prior to the 12th December a full refund will be provided. If it is after this date all funds will be retained. Cancellations and refunds can be made by request via email at email@example.com.