Date and Times for FOTSUN 2018!?
Gates Open 2 pm Thursday the 13th of December 2018 Everyone has packed up and bailed by midday Sunday the 16th of December 2018
So what happens each day at FOTSUN!?
Thursday 13th - BYO / Silent Comedy / Food Trucks and Silent Disco Friday 14th - Live Music Stage kicks off at Midday to 10 pm Saturday 15th - Live Music Stage kicks of at 10 am to 10 pm
Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park (previously named Sundowner) Line up announces exclusively on triple j mid-August Save The Date: Thurs 13th / Fri 14th / Sat 15th December 2018 Tickets on sale Thursday the 23rd of August with Oztix at www.fotsun.com
Dress-up night is usually Friday but take your pick!
Thursday Night 13th December 2018 Food Trucks Open / Free Workshops / Silent Comedy / Silent Beats / BYO Thursday is a staple part of arriving early and chilling out in beautiful Port Macquarie, enjoying the vast selection of festival food and kicking back with new and old friends
I’m so excited! When can I arrive to FOTSUN 2018?
Strictly not before 2 pm Thursday OR 9 am Friday Boom Gates Open at 2 pm with official ticketing starting. NOTE Don’t arrive early you’ll be turned away to minimise any traffic congestion. No Drinking in the queue. (sorry strictly no Wednesday arrivals this year - if you are a regular group and want us to try and reserve space for Thursday arrival that’s cool just touch base and we can chat - email email@example.com )
Bands Now start Midday Friday (instead of 4 pm)
Yep so we just needed more time slots for the awesome selection of this year's acts so we just thought oh well let's kick off at midday. With 4 more awesome sets and 4 more epic side shows this means that you can get in early, get set up and get straight into it.
Thursday Night Fun with Silent Comedy and Silent Beats
FOTSUN Thursdays are getting pretty big with all food trucks open, silent comedy and the beats kicking off mid-afternoon and free workshops making cool stuff for the theme of the weekend
New Group Site reservations
Group Bookings are now available for some very limited sites TENT Village - Pre Pitched Tents with 3rd-night free FOTSUN has an epic “Glamper Village” with quality pre-pitched tents all set up and ready to go for you on arrival - The Glamper Village has reserved parking and private access to toilets. The smallest tents hold 2 people and guests can be signed in if you have space. Largest tents are 4 person options. A chill out marquee offers phone charging and a water station and BBQ plus a concierge who oversees the entry gate and your tent area for security purposes. All tents include free Thursday night access!
Are there powered sites for a caravan or just to pimp my tent?
YES - You can purchase an RV / Caravan Site Pass which includes power and a reserved space - just buy this in additional to your tickets (note only a minimum 1 ticket has to be purchased to grab your RV pass, however, the RV site holders are expected to share the space with a crew of mates) Day Storage (More of a Service for Locals but anyone can use) Pre-reserved Day storage is also now available for eskis and a place to chill out for anyone who is not staying on site
When do tickets go on sale?
Thursday the 9th of August at 10 am FOTSUN does ONE BIG RELEASE, so make sure you get your paws on a ticket straight away!
Where can I get Tickets?
You can purchase online, over the phone via Oztix or in selected locations within Port Macquarie that will be listed on the website when the line up is announced
How many tickets do you sell?
Fotsun has a strict ticket limit of 3000 which is one of the reasons this Festival is just so epic, in 2017 Tickets sold out within 8 days of on sale so you so you had better get in quick!
Who can come?
Fotsun is an 18 and over event. Uniquely Kids under 12 are permitted FREE with their parents.
What bands are playing?
Check out the home page!
What does my ticket include?
Tickets include the option to take up free camping, you can come and go from the festival site at any time throughout the weekend and you can BYO. However, if you don't wish to camp that is fine and many of our FOTSUNners choose to utilise surrounding apartments, motels, friends couches, mum and dad’s clean house etc to crash out each night!
What are car passes?
All camping tickets are now NO CAR CAMPING. So what this means, is to get a car into FOTSUN you simply have to do the following. 1. Simply purchase in advance a car pass which is available to purchase with your camping ticket. Don't Need a Car… sweet FOTSUN has a very convenient DROP OFF ZONE (If you are dropping people off we have a quick entry and exit location for you to reduce time waiting around in traffic) 2. You can get dropped right to the FOTSUN gate grab your wristband and then walk straight through to the campsites from either the beach or town end of the campground. 3. Bring a pushbike – Pimp Your Pushy / win a prize
Why the change?
Simple. Reduce Cars, Increase Space for camping and chill out spaces.
I want to camp Thursday night, what do I do?
Simply buy a 3 Night GA No Car camping ticket - note that limited car passes are prioritised for the 3-night ticket.
What happens if it rains?
We do warn people, if it rains, you may get wet. However, the show must go on! The festival will run rain, hail or shine, we would need to have breaks in the music if the weather was severe. The festival does reserve the right to reschedule the event and/or change locations.
The festival is BYO, are there limits on what we can bring?
YEP Read our Terms and Conditions in full when you purchase your ticket, however, some of our main items As for the past 13 years - NO GLASS - NO BEER BONGS - NO KEGS or Mini Kegs allowed in the festival and no unreasonable amounts per site as per any normal camping trip for a family orientated environment. All glass bottles of alcohol, beer bongs, kegs and other items that we deem unreasonable (just ask by email if you're unsure) will be confiscated and will not be returned to the patron so please leave it at home. No legalised synthetic drugs that stuff is NASTY! And yes no drugs of any kind. Note - Drug detection units will most likely be in place at FOTSUN NO FAT LAMB drinks in the entertainment area - we maintain the right to ban any alcohol at any time that is deemed unnecessarily high in alcohol.
It's fantastic that camping is included in the ticket price if we want it, when can we arrive and when do we have to leave?
Thursday camping is now massive - so make sure you check it out Your 3 Night GA Camping ticket allows you to camp from 2 pm Thursday the 13th Dec 18 Your 2 Night GA Camping ticket allows you to camp from 8 am Friday 14th of Dec 18 All tickets allow you to stay on site until approx 10 am Sunday the 16th of December 2018.
I want to camp next to my friends, is that possible?
HELL YES! We have a few rules in place to ensure people don’t spread out all over the place however you will see that FOTSUN does allow a certain level of freedom in getting next to your mates
Can we pick our camping site?
Group Site reservations are now available for a fee - contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a regular group and would like us to consider saving your site You can ask - but generally No, first in first served. Camping allocation can be tighter on any given year due to peoples set up’s etc so we can make sure everyone fits so please cooperate with our Camping Managers, it’s only fair.
Is it safe to leave my valuable items lying around my tent and not expect them to be stolen?
NUP, We will be supplying 24 Hr security at the festival and the camping site but we do not take responsibility for one's property. Either lock your valuables away or keep them on you.
I just can't get enough music - can I set up my stereo on my campsite?
A few people are going overboard with sound systems - please respect FOTSUN’s local neighbours and ensure we don’t have to confiscate your system or ask you to remove your vehicle from the festival. So enjoy your tunes but don't keep anyone awake!
Are there hot showers and flushing toilets?
There sure are, and REAL SOFT TOILET PAPER! YEW!
Are fireworks permitted on the site?
FIREWORKS are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN in the camping and festival area. If you are caught with fireworks you will be ejected from the campground and the festival and due to the high danger, anxiousness to neighbours and punters and hazards caused to other guests the police will be called and you will be blacklisted - this goes for anyone setting fireworks off in any external area around the festival as well.
Is it OK to park in surrounding streets?
Check First! Some areas have overnight parking available you just need to ensure that you read the signs and follow the rules like any other citizen otherwise parking inspectors will be on patrol and will happily give you a ticket. Our camping managers will assist in making enough for your car, however, please make use of carpooling as much as possible.
Can I bring my dog?
Pets are not permitted on the camping or event grounds. Certified Guide dogs allowed.
Can I work at the festival in return for a ticket?
Volunteer applications are limited and are now open. Please email email@example.com for your application form.
You can read our full terms and conditions when purchasing your ticket