Festival FAQs

Codes of conduct and FAQs


Festival FAQ’s

Codes of Conduct and Information

Festival FAQ’s

The Townsville Folk Festival is held annually over four days and three nights, from June 6th through to June 9th, our festival experience includes access to over 80 hours of live original music across three stages.

  • General Instructions:
  1. Gate Opening: The gate opens at 10 AM, and attendees should not arrive before unless prior arrangements are made with the organisers.
  2. Underage Drinking: Strict zero tolerance towards underage drinking. Minors caught with alcohol will be handed over to authorities, along with adults who supplied them.
  3. No Pets: Except for guide or assistance dogs, no pets are allowed on the site. Any violation will result in eviction.
  • Festival Conditions and Camping:
  1. Seating: You can bring your own camp chairs to the festival site or enjoy a comfy hay bale.
  2. Anti-Social Behavior: Not tolerated; the festival is a family and community event. Security staff will deal with any anti-social behaviour, potentially leading to eviction.
  3. Weather: The Festival will proceed regardless of weather conditions. Attendees should come prepared for rain, warm days, and cool nights. Don’t forget sunscreen.
  4. Drinking Water: Drinking water is provided on-site in water tanks at the campsite, festival site, and volunteer campsite.
  5. Footwear: Footwear is to be worn at all times.
  6. Program Changes: Organizers reserve the right to change the festival program. Download the program onto your smartphone before arrival to assist in paper reduction.
  7. Media Recording: Respect copyright and artists’ livelihoods by not taking photographs, video, or audio recordings without prior approval.
  • Security and Safety:
  1. Security of Personal Items: The organizers aren’t responsible for the loss or theft of personal items. Valuables, alcohol, or cigarettes should be locked in cars.
  2. Camping Guidelines: Camp in designated areas. Volunteers will assist with directions. If camping in a group, inform volunteers of adequate space allocation.
  3. Campfires: One self-contained fire pit (brazier) is allowed at your campsite. Must have two full buckets of water at all times. Fires must not be left unattended.
  4. Generators: No generators are permitted on the campsite.
  5. Guy Ropes: Ensure guy ropes around your site do not pose a safety hazard for other campers. Mark them with white plastic strips if necessary.
    Litter: Dispose of waste in appropriate containers. Recycle whenever possible. Keep sites litter-free and preferably take all rubbish home.
  6. Loud Music: Avoid playing loud music or drums in general camping areas for the comfort of others.
  • **Townsville Folk Festival Image Use Policy**

    At the Townsville Folk Festival, we strive to capture the vibrant spirit and community atmosphere of our event through photography and videography. To ensure that we can continue to promote and celebrate the festival experience, we have implemented the following image use policy:

    1. **Consent Upon Entry**: By entering the Townsville Folk Festival premises, all festival goers automatically grant permission for their image and likeness to be captured in photographs and videos during the course of the festival.

    2. **Purpose of Image Use**: The images and recordings obtained during the festival may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to advertising, social media posts, public relations efforts, website content, print materials, and any other form of promotional material deemed necessary by the Townsville Folk Festival organizers.

    3. **Ownership and Rights**: All photographs and videos taken during the festival, which feature festival goers, shall remain the property of the Townsville Folk Festival. Festival goers understand and acknowledge that they do not have any rights or claims to the images or recordings captured during the event.

    4. **Respect for Privacy**: While we aim to capture the essence of the festival experience, we are committed to respecting the privacy of our attendees. We will make reasonable efforts to avoid capturing images or recordings of individuals who express a desire not to be photographed or recorded. However, given the nature of a public event, complete avoidance may not always be possible.

    5. **Opting Out**: Festival goers who do not wish to have their image or likeness used for promotional purposes may request to opt out by contacting festival organizers prior to the event or by informing festival staff on-site. While we will make every effort to accommodate such requests, it may not be feasible to prevent incidental inclusion in crowd shots or background scenes.

    6. **Updates to Policy**: The Townsville Folk Festival reserves the right to update or modify this image use policy as needed. Any changes to the policy will be communicated through our official channels, including our website and social media platforms.

    By attending the Townsville Folk Festival, festival goers acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms of this image use policy. We thank all attendees for their cooperation in helping us capture and share the magic of our festival with the world.

  1. Location Directions:
    Head towards Charters Towers on Flinders Hwy/A6 – about 43 km ~ Turn left onto Dingo Park Rd. – 10 km ~ Turn right onto Webb Rd and continue to the end to Footshill station gate – 8.8 km ~ That’s it!
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