Fri 6 May - Sun 8 May 2022

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.  Some exceptional circumstances may be considered by the Yuin Folk Club Committee if application is received in writing.

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

Ticket Office Hours

Thursday 8.30 am – 6pm

Friday 8.30am – 10.30pm

Saturday 7.45 am – 10.00pm

Sunday 7.45 am – 1pm


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 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


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.

Offensive and Illegal Behaviour

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.

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), except for authorised personnel, volunteers and performers, prior to 8.30 am Thursday 27th February 2020.

Ticket Refunds

There are no refunds. The Festival will be held in all weather conditions. However, some exceptional circumstances may be considered by the Yuin Folk Club Committee if an application is received in writing before 1 March 2020.
Treat your ticket as carefully as cash. This is your proof of purchase.


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. People without 2020 wristbands will be asked to leave the site.
Performers, stallholders, VIPs and 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

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.

Vehicle Access

Only authorised vehicles are permitted on site. These include:

  • Construction workers and contractors
  • Volunteers
  • Campers (with a vehicle pass – from 27 February)
  • 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.




The WARATAH area – the MAGICAL MUSICAL ACOUSTIC CAMP ZONE –  is available for acoustic sessioning in the campsite during the 2020 festival. This is the first year we have trialled a camping session/pickers camp zone, so please help us make it work. Be considerate of other campers, keep sound levels within acceptable limits, ie. not disturbing the rest of the festival site, and, if you are requested by festival organisers to shut down late night sessions in this area, please do so.

The BORONIA camping area is the designated quiet zone for light sleepers. If  acoustic sessioning in the campsite in the morning and at night disturbs you, the absolutely best place to camp would be away from the festival site. The Cobargo Hotel has space at the back of the pub for camping.

Intoxicated, abusive, inconsiderate and intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere on the Festival grounds.

  • 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 at the Boronia or Banksia camping areas.
  • Large Motorhomes, RVs and large Caravans are not permitted on the Arena.
  • From 2019, the Acacia camping area on the Arena is reserved for tents, small campervans and camper trailers.
  • 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

  • Powered sites are limited and must be pre-purchased (an extra fee $45 applies) and strict conditions apply to their use.
  • A site map is available above with a grid showing where the powered sites are located. Choose your preferred locations (Click the image to download the higher resolution pdf) then proceed to purchase powered sites along with Tickets via the iWannaticket website
  • In order to ensure an accurate record,  REQUESTS FOR POWERED SITES WILL NOT BE TAKEN BY PHONE.
  • When booking power, you will need to nominate your preferred outlet – see map for reference information. Power is allocated on a first-in-first-served basis
  • Priority will be given to people requiring power in association with a medical condition, by prior arrangement with the Yuin Folk Club.
  • These arrangements also apply to Volunteers and Performers.
  • One powered site, one user. It is the responsibility of the person who purchased the powered site to ensure no piggybacking of power leads. Sites will be inspected during the festival and piggybacked boards and leads will be removed. Offenders will be asked to move to non-powered sites.
  • The Organisers do not accept responsibility for the consequences of any power failures or disconnection. Misuse of powered sites may lead to the complete closure of all powered sites.


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 on the festival map 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.

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.


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 be asked to find alternative accommodation. Kennels are available locally.


FOOTWEAR must be worn at all times.


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


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

Festival Etiquette

It is a condition of entry to the Festival site that patrons and Festival participants please 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 (BORONIA) must cease.
  • Intoxicated, abusive or intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere on the Festival grounds.

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

We hope you enjoy the 2020 Cobargo Folk Festival !