DATE

Festival

Saturday 18th February, 2017: 11.30am – 10.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday 18th is the main day for the festival which is what is included in the festival ticket. Entertainment on Friday 17th is exclusive for campers and separate to the main festival lineup – you will need to purchase a camping ticket to gain access to the Friday night. 

GETTING THERE

Shuttle Bus Service

There will be a shuttle bus service provided from the Gosford Train Station on the day of the event.

Shuttle buses will be departing from the Showground Road side of the station from 11.00am and will be running throughout the day with a return service after the festival. The buses will operate via a strict timetable and times will be announced at a later date.

  • 2 Buses running from 11:00am to 3:30pm , leaving from Gosford Station to festival and back (last departure from Gosford Station at 15:30)
  • 2 Buses running  from 1:00pm – 3:30pm,  leaving from Gosford Station to festival and back (last departure from Gosford Station at 15:30)
  • 1 bus running from 10:00pm – 12:00am, leaving from Event site to Gosford Station and back (last departure from Mountain Sounds Festival at 00:00)
  • 4 Buses running from 10:30pm – 11:30pm leaving from Event site to Gosford Station and back (last departure from Mountain Sounds Festival at 23:30)

By car from Sydney

  • Mt Penang Parklands is located at Kariong, just 2 minutes from the F3 Freeway Gosford Exit.
  • Take the first Gosford exit, this will bring you onto the Central Coast Highway.
  • Turn left at the second set of traffic lights onto Kangoo Road and follow the signage for the entry and parking/drop-off locations

By car from Newcastle

  • Mt Penang Parklands is located at Kariong, just 2 minutes from the F3 Freeway Gosford Exit.
  • Take the second Gosford exit (the Kariong Interchange sign) and turn left into Wiseman’s Ferry Road.
  • Then turn left again onto the Central Coast Highway.
  • Turn left again at the first set of traffic lights onto Kangoo Road and follow the signage for the entry and parking/drop-off locations

By public transport

  • Take the train to Gosford Station. Outside the station, there is a bus exchange.
  • The bus that you need to take is the “Somersby” bus. Ask the bus driver to let you out at the service station near Mt Penang Parklands.
  • Walk to the Garden entry, is about 8 minutes, with seats, level footpaths and pedestrian crossings along the way.

If you are catching the train from Sydney, Newcastle or anywhere in between, please head to Cityrail to plan your trip. The closest station to the festival is Gosford Station.

Please note: there have been extra trains added for people travelling back to Sydney after the festival:

  • 11.13pm
  • 12.10am
  • 12.54am

Also, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Uber to give new users a free ride up to $20!

The process is simple:

1. Download the UBER app and create an account.
2. Enter the promo code ‘MOUNTAINSOUNDS’ when prompted.
3. Check the ETA, ‘REQUEST’ when you need a car, and enjoy the ride!
*First ride only + Only valid for travel in NSW

FESTIVAL

18+

Mountain Sounds Festival is a LICENSED 18+ EVENT only. VALID/CURRENT Photo ID is required: Passport, Photo Driver License or Keypass – VIC and TAS / RTA Photo Card – NSW

Entry

Security are entitled to search, pat down or metal detect any patron upon entry or during the event. Any person not compliant will be refused entry or removed from the event without a refund.

Mountain Sounds Festival has the right to refuse entry or access to the campsite to people who:

– Are clearly under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other stimulant

– Have been banned from events before, imposed by either Mountain Sounds Festival or the administrative, legal or police governing bodies

– Illustrate behavior that intends to disturb public peace or provoke assault, hatred, rage etc

– Refuse to declare objects that are considered to be dangerous or off limits by security services

– Are wearing hi-visibility vests or clothing impersonating event staff, gang related uniforms (including bandanas and jackets) or uniforms that impersonate police, event staff or other emergency service personnel

– On request, security has the right to ask you to legitimise yourself with further ID requests

Wristbands

All patrons will be wrist-banded on entry to the event. ANY patrons without a wristband that are on site will be ejected immediately. If wristband is lost you will need to purchase a new wristband – NO EXCEPTIONS! Wristbands will not be replaced and cannot be transferred to friends.

ATM

Although there will be a small amount of ATM’s within the festival, we still encourage you to bring cash to avoid queues. PayPass will be available at all service points.

Police and Security

Police, security and sniffer dogs will be present at the festival to keep you safe.

Banned Items

Alcohol, illegal drugs, fireworks, flares, sparklers, gas bottles, cookers, glass of any kind, pets & weapons etc.

Zero Drug Policy 

We here at Mountain Sounds Festival do not condone drugs of ANY type. There will be a heavy police presence at the festival so if you are found with drugs in your possession, expect harsh penalties.

Parking

By purchasing a parking ticket, 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. Tickets can be purchased for $20.

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.

  • Parking Ticket: $20

First Aid

There will be first aid services onsite for the entirety of the festival (including for camping the night before and after).