2016 Festival Frequently Asked Questions

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Accommodation

For information about where to stay the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre recommends the Visit Bermagui website.

Artwork

All at Four Winds are very sad to hear of Andrew Sayer’s passing. He was so generous to us and we are honoured that he enabled Four Winds to feature his works on our 2016 Festival designs. We are privileged to have worked with Andrew and are thankful to him for helping us reflect on the beautiful place in which we live through his exceptional work. When admiring the images we are so proud to be using please remember the artist, Andrew Sayers who passed away on 11th October 2015.

ATMs

There are no Atms at the Four Winds site. Please remember to bring cash from the Atms in town.

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Buses

We have limited onsite parking at the Festival site and we encourage our audience to take the bus. Click here for more details…

Busking

Busking is not permitted at the Festival. All the entertainment has been chosen and programmed in advance.

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Car Parking

We are anticipating that the car park at the site will be full on Saturday and Sunday during the day. So that you can plan your day, we’re selling car park passes for $10 per car per day that must be purchased in advance. Cars without a pass in their window will be directed to park in nearby streets and walk in (1km). Alternatively free buses will be provided from Bermagui and other locations.

When will I get my Car Park Passes?

Car Park Passes will be mailed out in February, so if you haven’t recevied yours by Tuesday 1st March, please call our office (02 6493 3414) or email ticketing@fourwinds.com.au

Children and Young People

Children 16 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. There is no limit on the number of children an adult can bring in, however we ask that adults register children when purchasing tickets either online or at the gate, so that we can monitor the number of people on site.

Strollers/prams are welcome within the festival grounds. Baby changing facilities are in the disabled toilet blocks at the south end of the Windsong Pavilion.

The Festival provides complimentary, qualified on-site child-carers for young children and programs for older children. Please visit the Children and Young People’s Program page for more details

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Disabled Patrons

Disabled patrons can be assisted to a viewing area close to the stage. Toilet facilities with suitable access are available at the south end of the Windsong Pavilion and behind the Sound Shell stage.

Carers are admitted free when accompanying a ticketed disabled patron. Carers will be required to present their National Companion Card upon entry. (http://www.companioncard.org.au)

Drinking water

There are a number of drinking fountains on the festival site. Please bring a refillable drinking bottle.

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Festival location

The Festival is held on beautiful, regenerated, ex-cattle grazing lands at Barragga Bay, approximately nine kilometres south of the township of Bermagui.

Food and drink on site

Many patrons bring picnic lunches to Four Winds; however the festival also provides the opportunity for you to sample good wines and local foods from our Food Tents. Click here to read profiles of our local food and wine producers.

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Lost property

During the festival, please report any lost property to Festival HQ at the food end of the Windsong Pavilion. Any found items will be left onsite until the following Friday, after which they will be held at the festival office (tel 6493 3414) until Friday April 8. Thereafter, valuables will be taken to the Bermagui Police Station (tel 6493 4244) and the remaining items will be donated to charity.

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Merchandise

We sell CDs by the featured artists, souvenir festival t-shirts, tea-towels and mugs. Visit the Box Office and Four Winds Donations tents at the Festival site.

This year our merchandise is inspired by the artwork of Andrew Sayers.

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Opening hours at the Festival site

Friday 25 March: Gates open at 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday 26 March: Gates open at 7:30am – 9pm

Sunday 27 March: Gates open at 7:30am – 9pm

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Parking

Parking is available on site. There can be traffic delays on the narrow country road leading to the site. Please allow some time for this, for parking, and for the short walk to the amphitheater. This year passes must be purchased for Saturday and Sunday in order to enter the site as we anticipate the onsite parking will be completely filled. Four Winds runs a free buses from a number of locations and would encourage visitors to use it. For more information click here…

Pets

Please do NOT bring dogs or other pet animals. They are not allowed at the Four Winds Festival.

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Seating

The open-air amphitheater, Sound Shell, has grassed tiers gently dropping down to the stage. The event is relaxed, picnic-style. The acoustics are good and, to preserve clear sight lines to the stage, we ask patrons to bring rugs, cushions, or low, beach-style chairs. Taller, director-style chairs must be kept to the sides of the amphitheater.

The Windsong Pavilion is equipped with comfortable, padded chairs.

We ask patrons to please observe the usual concert courtesies in both venues of not moving in and out of their seats whilst musicians are playing.

Smoking

This is a smoke free event.

Smoking is not allowed in the amphitheatre, the Windsong Pavilion, in the food area or in children’s activity area. If you smoke, please respect the people around you; smoke in the designated smoking area and use a butt bin or a portable ashtray when you butt out.

Stallholders

Stallholder applications for Four Winds Festival 2016 are now open and will close 31 October 2015. For more info, please email the festivalproducer@fourwinds.com.au and take a look at the Stallholder Application Form.

Suggestions and comments

Before the Festival, please contact: admin@fourwinds.com.au. During the Festival, please visit Festival HQ at the food area end of the Windsong Pavilion. After the festival, we’d love to hear your feedback and will be sending out an electronic survey to ticket buyers.

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Tickets

How do I find the usual two day pass to the music outdoors at the site on Saturday & Sunday?

Under the heading “0. Package Tickets” you’ll see the line “Sat 26 Mar 2016 at 9:30AM – 2 Day Sound Shell Passes (Sat & Sun)”, just click the “Reserve” button alongside this and you’ll find the different full priced and concession tickets.

I just want to go to one day at the Sound Shell

Under “1. Sound Shell”, click on “Open” to show the two days of music in this venue and then just click “Reserve” next to the day you’d like to book for.

I want to go to Eavesdropping too, where is that this year?

Eavesdropping is on in Bermagui at the Community Centre Hall. Under “3. Bermagui Community Centre”, click on “Open” to show all of the events in this venue and then just click “Reserve” next to the event – “Fri 25 Mar 2016 at 3:00PM – 4:15PM Eavesdropping with Paul Dean”.

I’ve selected a ticket but now I want to add a ticket to another event, how do I get back?

Let’s say you’ve gone into the package tickets section, clicked through to the two day passes and selected an “EARLY BIRD Sound Shell Saturday Sunday” ticket. Now just click on “Back/Add” and you’ll be taken back to the screen with all of the different venue options, with your two day pass still selected. Then just go into the venue and then the event you’re looking for next, to select tickets. You can keep going back to the first screen to add to your order. Once you’re done, just click on “Book now” and you’ll be asked for your contact and credit card details to finish the booking.

I’d like to go to everything, is there a Festival pass?

A Festival Gold Pass will get you into most things, that is:

  • Saturday & Sunday at the Sound Shell
  • Eavesdropping in the Community Centre Hall
  • Radical Son in the Community Centre Hall on Saturday evening
  • All three of the new chamber music concerts in the Windsong Pavilion

The Gold Pass does not include any of the Close to Home concerts, in private homes in the area, nor the Friday night performance by Radical Son in the Community Centre.

The Gold Pass gives you one easy ticket and savings of $17 off the Early Bird discount tickets.

Is there a concession price for the Gold Pass?

There is no concession ticket available for the Gold Pass, instead, select concession tickets for each of the events or packages.

Is it possible to go to everything?

On Friday 25th March there is a chamber music concert at the Windsong Pavilion starting at 8pm and this will clash with the 8:30pm performance by Radical Son and Friends at the Bermagui Community Centre. This is the only time in the Festival when there are two things on at the same time.

Do I need to buy a car park pass? & Why are my tickets not coming through to my email?

We are anticipating that the car park at the site will be full this festival on Saturday and Sunday during the day. So that you can plan your day, we’re selling car park passes that must be purchased in advance. Cars without a pass in their window will be directed to park in nearby streets and walk in (1km). Alternatively free buses will be provided from Bermagui and other locations.

To be sure that you understand that car access to the site must be pre-booked, after you buy your tickets you will be asked “How are you getting to the Festival?” and given some options including: “I’m driving and I know I need to purchase a parking ticket” or “Bus – from Bermagui”. Once you’ve made the selection, your tickets will be emailed to you.

There are new events this festival, how do I choose and how do I purchase tickets?

Click here to see the whole program at a glance.

Or browse the program on our website here.

Once you’ve decided on an event, you’ll find tickets listed by venue on the ticketing site.
Under the venue headings, click on “Open” to show the events in this venue and then just click “Reserve” next to the day you’d like to book for. If you want to add to your order, just click on “Back/Add” and you’ll be taken back to the screen with all of the different venue options, with your tickets still selected. Then just go into the venue and then the event you’re looking for next, to select tickets. You can keep going back to the first screen to add to your order. Once you’re done, just click on “Book now” and you’ll be asked for your contact and credit card details to finish the booking.

When will I get my Festival Programme and Car Park Passes?

Programmes and Car Park Passes will be mailed out in February, so if you haven’t recevied yours by Tuesday 1st March, please call our office (02 6493 3414) or email ticketing@fourwinds.com.au

Toilets

Toilets are provided at the south end of The Windsong Pavilion, including disabled toilets and nappy-changing facilities.

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Weather

Usually we are blessed with fine, mild conditions; however Easter weather can be changeable, especially in the late afternoon. Please bring clothing to suit and rain gear. Please remember to bring hats, sunscreen, and an umbrella.

What TO bring

The essentials are your wristband or your ticket (printed or on your phone or tablet), concession ID, hat, sunscreen, picnic rug or low chair, clothes to suit the weather.

Please bring a picnic lunch if you wish but also keep in mind that there will be local stallholders with beautiful local produce available for purchase on the day. More about the food onsite here…

What NOT to bring

Pets, ‘high’ chairs, and tents.