Tent City FAQ

THE OFFICIAL HANDPICKED GUIDE
Find all the deets here to commonly asked queries regarding camping and glamping in Tent City at Handpicked 2017

WHEN DOES TENT CITY OPEN?

Access to the Tent City campsite opens on the morning of Handpicked Festival at 11:30am, SATURDAY10 NOVEMBER. You will NOT be allowed to drive OUT again as the road will be closed for event patrons coming into the Festival.

HOW MUCH ARE TENT CITY TICKETS?

Camping charges are $10.00 per person – each person camping will need their own Tent City ticket. Therefore, you will need to purchase 1x ticket to Tent City and 1x ticket to gain entry into Handpicked Festival.

CAN I CHANGE MY MIND & PURCHASE A TENT CITY CAMPING PASS AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED MY HANDPICKED FESTIVAL TICKET?

Tent City camping tickets CANNOT be purchased separately or at a later date. You must purchase your Festival Ticket and Tent City ticket in the one transaction.

We do not allow refunds on Tent City ticket purchases, please make sure you are definite before purchasing a pass. Please contact Moshtix for any ticketing issues/queries on 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

WHAT IF I LOSE MY TICKET?

Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Please contact Moshtix for any ticketing issues/queries on 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF TENT CITY?

The Handpicked Festival Tent City campground can accommodate 700 campers

ARE THERE ANY POWERED SITES?

No, there are no powered sites available and you are not allowed to bring your own generator due to noise curfews.

CAN I PARK MY CAR NEXT TO MY TENT?

Cars, campervans or any other vehicles will NOT be allowed in Tent City. Your vehicles MUST be parked in the Festival Car Park for safety reasons. Therefore, you will be required to carry your belongings from your car to your campsite.

CAN I RESERVE MY CAMP SITE?

We cannot reserve sites, sites are allocated on the day on a first in, best dress basis – you cannot choose your campsite.

I WANT TO CAMP NEXT TO MY FRIENDS, BUT THEY ARE TRAVELLING IN A DIFFERENT CAR TO THE FESTIVAL?

If you wish to camp next to your friends, you MUST ARRIVE AT THE SAME TIME, so please plan to arrive as a group if you’re keen to camp together. You cannot reserve campsites.

I AM UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD, CAN I STILL CAMP?

If your group contains anyone under the age of 18 years old, there MUST be at least one parent or responsible adult guardian. While technically an adult is anyone aged over 18 years old, it is not our preference that an 18-year-old should be responsible for minors. Anyone considering nominating themselves as the responsible adult in their group should consider this responsibility very carefully.

HOW BIG IS MY CAMPSITE - CAN I BRING MY COUCH & THE KITCHEN SINK?

We do not sell campsites as the campgrounds are not divided into individual sites. When you & your group arrive, you will be allocated enough space for your tent/s (approximately a 4m x 4m site). Overly elaborate campsites are discouraged, PLEASE DO NOT GO OVER THE TOP WITH YOUR CAMPING SETUP.

WHAT TIME CAN I ACCESS TENT CITY & START SETTING UP?

Access to the Tent City campsite opens on the morning of Handpicked Festival at 11:30am, SATURDAY10 NOVEMBER. You will NOT be allowed to drive OUT again as the road will be closed for event patrons coming into the Festival.

Tent City will close at 5:00pm and be reopened after the last act has finished on stage, approx 10:30pm.

WHAT TIME DO WE NEED TO PACK UP & LEAVE TENT CITY ON THE SUNDAY?

You must DEPART from Tent City by 11:30am on SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER. Your belongings and campsite must be packed up and clear by this time. There will be police and random breath testing outside of Lake Breeze, so please see campsite security and staff if you do not believe you are safe to drive home by 11.30am on the following day of Handpicked Festival. We want everybody to be safe and will be lenient of the departure time if necessary.

HOW DO I GET IN & OUT OF TENT CITY?

You must show your camping ticket when entering Tent City, from here you will be given a wrist band that needs to be shown to re-enter the campsite when the Festival finishes at approximately 10:30pm.

You will only have access to your campsite by showing your ticket/wristband during opening hours of the Tent City site, NOT during Festival hours.

CAN I BRING MY BOOMBOX?

No. Please ensure you are respectable of others when returning back to the campsite. We do have the right to evict any persons being disruptive, playing loud music, talking, or partying after 12:00am.

IS THERE SECURITY ONSITE?

24-hour Security will be onsite at Tent City and all security personnel have the right to search bags and vehicles for glass, alcohol, weapons, illegal substances, cooking equipment etc bought within the campground. All queries and concerns onsite should be directed to security personnel.

Any unruly behaviour WILL NOT be tolerated and may result in your removal from the site. 24-hour security is on hand to ensure the safety and amenity of all campers.

SHOULD I LEAVE VALUABLES IN MY TENT?

No. The site is an ALCOHOL FREE ZONE and is unlicensed. You are NOT ALLOWED to bring OR consume any alcohol within the Tent City campground. You can only consume alcohol at Lake Breeze Wines, within the Handpicked Festival site. Bags will be checked on arrival.

WHAT ABOUT DRUGS?

We do not allow drugs within Handpicked Festival or within Tent City. If you are found with the possession of any form of dangerous and illicit substance, you will be evicted from the site and face criminal charges.

CAN I BRING IN ANY GLASSWARE?

The entire Handpicked Festival site including Tent City is a GLASS FREE ZONE. These items will be confiscated by security if found within your possession.

CAN I START A BONFIRE IN THE CAMPSITE OR COOK MY 2-MINUTE NOODLES IN MY TENT?

Campfires, open fires, fireworks, flares and any type of gas equipment will NOT BE ALLOWED on site. If you light a fire onsite, you will be removed from the site and may be the subject of police action.

ARE THERE TOILETS ONSITE?

Toilets will be available for campers in Tent City. Please be kind and respectful to the environment and other campers when using our facilities.

WILL THERE BE MIDNIGHT SNACKS ON OFFER – CAN I BUY ANY FOOD IN TENT CITY?

Food and water will be available to purchase all night, and the following morning. You are not allowed to cook in any form on the Festival & Tent City site.

NO LITTERBUGS PLEASE!

Please make sure you are respectful and remove any litter from your site on departure.

CAN I BRING MY DOG TO CAMP?

Animals are NOT permitted on the camping grounds or within the festival site.

GOT A TENT CITY PASS?

Main Points to Know:

> Access to the Tent City campsite is from 11:30am, SATURDAY10 NOVEMBER.

> You will NOT be allowed to drive OUT again as the road will be closed for event patrons coming into the Festival.

> Tent City is a dry zone.

> Campsites are a space of 4x4m per site, this is in a first in best dressed basis. Please be courteous of others.

> You will need to show your Tent City ticket at the entrance of Tent City. This can be redeemed for a wristband in order to gain entry and re-entry. These are non-transferable.