Everyone who purchases a festival ticket will need to purchase a camping ticket – they’re separate and it’s per person, i.e. everyone who is camping needs a ticket.
Thursday entry: 3pm – 11pm
Friday entry: 7am – 11pm
Saturday entry: 7am – 11pm
Sunday: Campsite closes at 12pm
Once again, Wow Tents will be setting up a pre-pitched campsite at Mountain Sounds Festival 2018.
Take the tent-work out of your festival experience and let Wow Tents do all the work for you! Simply turn up, find your tent and get stuck in.
There will be a choice between 4m and 5m bell tents and pre-pitched economy tents. All tents come setup with airbeds, bedding (pillow, doona, sheet), rugs and lights.
Please note: camping tickets are separate to Tent Hire, you will need to purchase a camping ticket on top of hiring a Wow Tent.
Once admitted to the festival grounds, there are to be NO pass-outs for the duration of the weekend.
Friday and Saturday: Camping mountaineers will be able to travel freely from the festival to the campground throughout the days. However, NO ALCOHOL will be permitted in the campsite at anytime.
However, we will be providing a cloakroom within the festival where you can store your belongings securely.
If you are bringing a vehicle or caravan to sleep in, you MUST pre-purchase an RV Parking pass to do so. You will also need one festival admission ticket and camping ticket per person.
RV passes are available per vehicle here and are separate (and on top of) camping tickets. Each individual will need to purchase a camping ticket on top of their RV pass. You will NOT need a parking ticket if you have an RV pass.
You will not be allowed to park and sleep in the camper’s car park, there will be a designated area for RV’s and similarly, no tents will be allowed in the RV area. The RV area is ONLY for vehicles designed to be slept in such as camper vans, or towed devices such as caravans or camper trailers. No sedans or motorbikes are allowed in this area also.
By purchasing a car pass, you are eligible to park your car in our dedicated punter carpark for the entire duration of the festival, whether you are camping or not. Passes will be available for purchase for $20 here at a later date.
However, if you arrive with 4 people in the car, or 3 if you’re camping, parking will be free. This is to encourage car-pooling and to minimise the festival’s carbon footprint.
Security will be present from Thursday afternoon and will be conducting thorough car searches, as there is NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED within the campsite. Upon reasonable and formal request, police, security and/or campsite management have the right to search you, your car or your campsite for public safety and risk mitigation reasons.
If any banned substances (alcohol, drugs etc.) are found in your car or possession, it will be confiscated immediately.
If you would like to camp with your friends, you MUST arrive with them. Overly elaborate campsites are discouraged, so you will be asked to downsize if you arrive with enough gear to re-create your lounge room.
To keep safe while at the festival, we ask that you follow these simple guidelines:
- refrain from camping under trees
- refrain from climbing trees
- If you come across any insects or wildlife (snakes, spiders etc), do not approach – find the nearest staff member or security
If you require medical attention, please see one of our medical tents and First Aid Tents. These will be located in both the main event site and the campgrounds for the entirety of the event (including the night before and night after the festival).
If you have any prescription medication that needs to be specially stored please see the medical team immediately upon arrival.
- Alcohol purchased from outside and inside the festival grounds
- Illegal drugs
- Fires, fireworks, flares, fire twirling paraphernalia (sticks, balls etc)
- Containers of liquid fuel (kerosene, petrol etc)
- Gas/stove cookers or anything else to cook your own food
- Couches or large furniture items
- Anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc)
- Weapons of any kind
- Professional still cameras (small still cameras ARE allowed)
- Laser lights
- Any other items considered illegal or dangerous
- Strictly no animals (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs)
Generators and Power
Generators are not permitted within the campgrounds for music. However, we allow small and portable dock devices for music.
You can bring your own generator for other purposes, however as there is a noise curfew from 12:00am, your generator will have to be turned off before this time.
This year there will be powered sites available for purchase on a per-site basis.
There will be phone charging stations throughout the festival grounds that will be available for use at a small fee.
Showers and Toilets
Portable warm showers will be available at the campsite for patron use. They will be located in the middle of the campsite so they can be accessed easily throughout the event. Please plan your shower trips as there may be queues and hot water may be limited at times. You are required to bring your own soaps and toiletries to the campsite. Showers will be open 24hrs except for when they need to be serviced and cleaned.
Portaloos will be available around the campsite for patron use. There will be multiple toilet locations so they can be accessed easily throughout the campsite area. Public urination and improper conduct will result in ejection from the campsite, event and police fines.
Please be considerate to the environment when using these!
The general store will be open again to campers in case you’ve forgotten or run out of something (toilet paper we’re looking at you). There will be a selection of snacks, toiletries, camping supplies and more.