Fri 3 March - Sun 5 March 2023

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Conditions of purchase and event attendance

Ticket Refunds: There are no refunds. The festival will be held in all weather conditions unless they are so extreme it would be dangerous to proceed. Covid restrictions imposed by the NSW Government may require the last-minute cancellation of the event.

Treat your ticket as carefully as cash. This is your proof of purchase.

Ticket Office Hours

  • Friday 10am -10pm 
    Saturday 10am -10pm
    Sunday 10am -1 pm 

TICKET PURCHASE AND EVENT ATTENDANCE – TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • By purchasing a ticket, or receiving a ticket as a performer, or as our guest, you acknowledge and accept the full terms and conditions set out on the Festival website http://www.cobargofolkfestival.com in your personal capacity and on behalf of any other member of a band or group you are applying for, and for any accompanying minor.
  • In addition to any terms and conditions applicable to ticket buyers, any person entering the Cobargo Folk Festival site and camping areas as a Volunteer, Performer, Stallholder, Contractor or in any other capacity, agrees to abide by any other terms and conditions that form part of an agreement between that person and the Organisation.
  • The Youth Policy sets out terms and conditions applicable to Youth at the Festival and the Festival Etiquette section outlines the Organisations expectations on behaviours in general

Liability

  • To the extent permitted by law, the Yuin Folk Club inc. (YFC) shall not be liable for any loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure. YFC accepts no responsibility for any personal property loss, damage or breakage howsoever occasioned.

Injury at Events

  • The YFC Inc is the promoter of the Cobargo Folk Festival (CFF). It utilises existing grounds, buildings, roadways and pathways, of the Cobargo Showground Trust on an “as is basis” and subject to existing faults (if any), the current condition and state of repair, of those facilities.
  • To the extent permitted by law, YFC disclaims all liability for any injuries or death sustained, however caused, during the running of the CFF.
  • If you or a child under your supervision are injured, immediately ask a volunteer for assistance, go to the first aid tent or contact an emergency service.

Festival Etiquette

Intoxicated, abusive, inconsiderate and intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere on the Festival grounds. The Festival reserves the right to refuse entry or evict a person, without prior warning, who behaves in a manner inappropriate, offensive, dangerous or illegal.

  • It is a condition of entry to the Festival site that patrons and Festival participants observe the following:
    • All Festival participants be mindful of their surroundings and respectful of the festival community;
    • All Festival participants be respectful of others and their property and must not interfere with, damage or cause harm to any others or their property;
    • From 12pm onwards, noise in camping areas designated as quiet zones must cease.

Youth Policy

  • Proof of age ID will be requested when collecting a youth wristband. The youth must be under 18 on last day of Festival and must be accompanied by a Guardian.
    • A Guardian is determined to be a responsible adult, aged 25 years or older (with valid proof of age identification if requested) who will:
      • Be at the Festival site at all times that youth in their care are at the Festival
      • Be contactable by mobile phone at all times that youth in their care are at the Festival
      • Advise youth in their care of the consequences of breaches of the Terms and Conditions
      • Provide their name and contact details and the name/s of youth in their care, which is to be recorded at the Ticket Office prior to entry to the Festival site.

Site Access

  • There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the Festival site (including camping areas) prior to 10.00 am Friday 6th May 2022 except for authorised personnel, volunteers and performers, .

Ticket Refunds

  • There are no refunds. The Festival will be held in all weather conditions unless so extreme they constitute a public health and safety risk. Covid restrictions imposed by the NSW Government may cause the cancellation of the event, including last-minute cancellation.
    Treat your ticket as carefully as cash. This is your proof of purchase.

Wristbands

  • You must present your ticket voucher in exchange for a coloured wristband at the Festival Ticket Office, located at the entrance to the Cobargo Showground on the Bermagui-Cobargo Road. The wristband must be worn at all times. Wristbands are monitored and people without 2022 wristbands will be asked to leave the site.
  • Performers, stallholders, Complimentary ticket holders should register at Festival Reception to receive their wristband. Volunteer wristbands are issued at Festival Registration
  • Children must also wear a wristband and be supervised by their parents / guardians at all times.

Companion Card

  • The Cobargo Folk Festival accepts Companion Card. Fare-paying cardholders will be issued a second ticket at no extra cost for their carer’s entry. Your ticket must be exchanged for a wristband before entering the Festival site and must be worn at all times.

Licensing Conditions and Alcohol

  • The Cobargo Folk Festival is a licensed event and strict terms and conditions apply. Please help us to meet our responsibilities as a licensee.
  • NO ALCOHOL is to be brought into the Festival.
    • The Festival site incorporates a Licensed Venue and is required to apply for a liquor licence from the NSW Government every year. Proof of age in licensed areas may be requested by staff.
    • The NSW Government Liquor and Gaming Authority imposes strict liquor licence terms and conditions on festivals, which require that alcohol is consumed only in the designated licensed area.
    • The licensed area is highlighted in the program book.
    • The NSW Government also imposes a no glass rule. Please don’t be that idiot who makes it harder for us to obtain a liquor licence from the NSW Government.

Vehicle Access

  • Only authorised vehicles are permitted on site. These include:
    • Construction workers and contractors
    • Volunteers
    • Campers (with a vehicle pass – from 6 May)
    • Stallholders
    • Performers
    • People with a government issued disability parking permit (disability parking is located within the site). Please see staff in the Ticket Office if you require assistance. You may also ring the Festival Site Office 6493 6666 before arrival so we can alert the gate people.

Information about On-site camping 2022
The 2022 event will have some limited camping available at the festival site on the Cobargo Showground, just five minutes from Cobargo Village. Showers and toilets available. Showground Camping is only available to weekend ticket holders.

  • For 2022 NO powered sites will be available.
  • Youth and children (under 18) may camp FREE but must be accompanied by an adult ticket holderThe 2022 event will be held on the Arena reducing the amount of camping space available in that area.
  • The event will be held on the main arena this year and camping space in that area will be more limited that usual. PLEASE NOTE THAT camping is NOT allowed on the main arena of the Showground, except for authorised personnel.
  • For insurance purposes and in order to be fair with the allocation of camping spots, there will be no admission to the festival site until 9.00 am on Friday 6 May 2022, except for authorised volunteers working on pre-festival set-up teams and performers

We ask all campers to remember that this is a folk music festival.

  • There will be a designated quiet zone camping area but if you are likely to be disturbed by people sessioning into the early hours of the morning and starting up early the next day please do not camp on-site but do take advantage of the many local caravan and camping areas in the Bega Valley. Musicians have been starved of opportunities to play together for the past two years and there will be late night sessions. If you are a light sleeper, please either bring good ear plugs or do not camp on-site.

Fires

  • The festival is located on a rural showground which is used by many other local community groups and for grazing cattle. Please help us do the right thing by NOT lighting fires. THIS INCLUDES WOOD BURNING FIRE STOVES AND CAMP STOVES. You will be asked to shut down any fires.

Campers’ Waste and Recycling

  • We’d be very grateful if you would take your garbage home with you. Local landfill is full of debris from the bushfires and your help in making sure we redirect as much waste as possible from our local tips would be greatly appreciated.
Camping at a Glance
  • Camping fees must be paid before you can enter the Showground. Camping is for weekend ticket holders only. A free day car parking area is available for non-campers.
  • Campers’ vehicles must have a Vehicle Pass displayed at all times.
    All campers must be respectful and considerate of their neighbours and the environment.
  • Campers under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult camper (Guardian) over the age of 25.
  • Caravans and RVs are welcome and must be positioned in designated areas TBC.
  • Large Motorhomes, RVs and large Caravans are not permitted on the Arena.
  • Please be aware that camping spaces are limited and once they are sold out, no more camping tickets can be made available for sale.

Powered sites

  • NO POWERED SITES AVAILABLE FOR 2022

No Glass

  • The Festival has a strict No Glass policy in the entertainment area. People with glass bottles will be told to bin them.

Smoke Free Festival

  • In accordance with NSW Government regulations the Festival is smoke-free. Please observe the signs.

Pets

  • NO PETS are permitted at the Festival including in the camping areas. Accredited assistance animals excepted by prior arrangement with festival organisers. Please don’t turn up with pets as you will not be able to bring them onto the festival site and you will be asked to find alternative accommodation. Kennels are available locally.

Footwear

  • FOOTWEAR must be worn at all times.

Program

  • The Festival reserves the right to vary the advertised artists and/or program.

Waste

  • The Festival is aiming to be a ZERO LANDFILL 5-star WasteWise event.
  • Please take your garbage home with you or sort all your rubbish before putting in the bins. To achieve ZERO LANDFILL we need to take NO WASTE to landfill.  We took just two small skips of single use plastic to the tip at the last festival we held in 2019 – if everyone washes their single use plastic (or takes it home) we might be able to return ZERO WASTE to the tip.  Please do all you can to help us achieve this.

FESTIVAL ORGANISERS are all volunteers. Please treat them with respect to make this festival an enjoyable experience for all.

We hope you enjoy the 2022 Cobargo Folk Festival’s “Folk Gathering”!