Posted on September 26, 2018
HOT TIP FOR A SIZZLING FESTIVAL: take good care of you and your mates this long weekend by keeping your cells hydrated! There will be free water top up stations around the festival to keep your water bottles filled, as well as our guardian ‘water angels’, so keep an eye out and get around some juicy H2O!
We’re expecting some saucy UV rays this weekend so don’t forget to SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on the SPF, SLAP on a hat, SEEK shade and SLIDE on a slick pair of jet black Oakleys to complete the lewk.
P.s. #gamechanger, WeRefill will have collapsible cups that get you unlimited chilled & sparkling water!
Huge thanks to Sydney Water for providing us all with the goods! Check out the clip below for how to use our reusable cup & drink bottle system.. #partywithapurpose


Posted on September 26, 2018

Eager to wet your whistle but need a shady space to park your caboose? Look no further than the Octopus Gardens. Serving you up some of the tastiest cocktails and iciest drinks on tap, this is the perfect place to kick back and listen to some tunes .


Posted on September 25, 2018


Yours and Owls Festival is Friday 28 September 2018 to Monday 1 October 2018!

Here’s everything you need to know about camping:

The campsites are located at Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort.

Each camping ticket provides accommodation for one person on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Check-in is open between 12pm and 11pm on Friday and from 8am on Saturday. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag or doona, pillow and any other necessities. Camping spaces provide space for tents only. No vehicles, camper vans, or caravans will be allowed in the camping area.

Camping spaces are allocated upon arrival. If you want to camp with your friends, you will need to arrive together. Once unloaded you will be directed to park your car in the car parking area.

You will have access to amenities at the campground including hot showers & toilets.

  • If staying as a group, you must arrive together OR if arriving later than most of the group, give pre-written authorisation at least 48 hours in advance to or 0458 152 594 or call 02 4283 6999 of who you will be staying with, so a place can be held for you
  • Please have your camping ticket, photo ID & car rego ready on arrival at WSLR Reception.
  • TENT ONLY accommodation. No camper vans, no pop-up trailers, no caravans. (Camping spaces are allocated upon arrival)
  • ALL SITES are considered unpowered
  • All vehicles MUST be parked to the south of the camping area in the grassed area adjoining the WSLR property. Vehicles are only permitted at the campsite for unloading and loading purposes.
  • NSW road rules apply within WSLR.
  • No riding of bicycles or scooters without a helmet.
  • Maximum of 12 persons per site permitted. People on the site must consent to their contact details (name and mobile) being provided to others who will be staying on the same site, in order to comply with Wollongong City Council’s rules.
  • No campfires are permitted within WSLR or surrounding areas for safety reasons.
  • No animals permitted anywhere on WSLR sites (excluding guide dogs or medically authorised assistance dogs). All rubbish must be removed from your site and placed in bins provided.
  • Glass bottles are not to be taken into amenity blocks due to the safety risks of broken glass
  • Check-in will be between 12pm-11pm Friday, and from 8am Saturday
  • Check out will be between 8am-11am Monday
  • Camping noise curfew applies from 10pm to 8am.
  • Campers are required to comply with the instructions of park management and security.
  • Intoxication and drug use will not be tolerated
  • WSLR Management may evict a camper if management deems that the camper presents a safety risk to other people with in WSLR, or if the camper damages property or interferes with, or cause or permit interference with the safety, reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of any person lawfully within WSLR, or if the camper refuses to follow directions of WSLR management.
  • WSLR does not take responsibility for any items left behind.


You will not be allowed to park your car at your campsite. Parking will be available just outside of the Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort. All campers will need to drop off their tents etc and then move car to the car park outside of the premises.

You will only be allowed to access your car during the hours of 8am – 11am each day, and you will need to arrive/depart through the WSLR main entrance. (if you do not have your car back in before the 11am cut off, you will need to find alternative parking outside the WSLR).


Yours & Owls will provide a free shuttle bus, which will run roughly every 15-20 mins between Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort and the festival site at Stuart Park from 11am to 12am.

The pick up at WSLR will be located at the southern end of the camping car park, near Fairy Meadow Surf Club.


Posted on September 25, 2018

The festival site is located at Stuart Park, North Wollongong, nestled between the escarpment and the beach. Parking around the festival site is limited to street parking and spots are tight! We encourage you to use public transport or if driving, carpool and use parking bays throughout Wollongong City. The Free Gong Shuttle and the festival shuttle bus will be on hand to get you between North Wollongong Station, the festival campground and Stuart Park.


~ ~ ~


The closest train station is North Wollongong.

The last train from North Wollongong to Sydney departs at 11.34pm.

The last train from North Wollongong to Nowra departs at 1.08am



Festival Shuttle Bus The Festival Shuttle Bus will run between North Wollongong train station, the festival campsite (Dalton Park) and the festival site (Stuart Park). The shuttle bus will depart every 15 – 20minutes between 11am and 11pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Free Gong Shuttle Take the Free Gong shuttle bus to stop 2500334 (Kembla St near Pleasant Ave): The Free Gong shuttle runs every 20 minutes between 08:00 – 18:00 on weekends. Timetables and route maps available Here


Posted on September 25, 2018

Keep the dream alive with the Official Yours and Owls Afterparty, just around the corner at Hotel Illawarra!

Roza Tenrenzi | Parkside DJs | Bread & Butter | Ashlea Milinkovic

Sunday September 29 Time | 9pm Start

Last Tickets Here


Posted on September 25, 2018

If you’re a footy fanatic or just ready to enjoy some good old-fashioned shouting at a big screen, you’re in luck!

The newest edition to this year’s festival is the Jeb Taylor Hotel, which will play host to the screening of both the AFL & NRL Grand Finals with lots of footy, commentary and classic hits spinning in to the night …… ..think your favourite watering hole minus your nana on the pokies!


Kick off : 2:30pm | Saturday September 29


Kick off : 7:20pm | Sunday September 30


Posted on September 25, 2018


Pit smoked American barbecue plates & rolls, Southern Fried Chicken sandwiches & pit smoked Wagyu cheeseburgers!

See more:  Facebook | Instagram | Website


Gozleme made fresh to order with a variety of options from sweet, savoury, vegan, vegetarian and their ultimate meat lovers. Or you can pimp your own Gozleme.

See more:  Facebook | Instagram


Fresh Orange Juice – Chilled, Fro-J (Slushy), 1/2 and 1/2 added passion fruit, mango, extra pulp

See more:  Facebook | Instagram


Posted on September 25, 2018


Posted on September 25, 2018


Posted on September 14, 2018

Philadelphiasinger and songwriter supreme, Kurt Vile brings his Violators back to Australia hot on the heels of his sprawling new album, Bottle It In. Kurt Vile and the Violators play Wollongong on April 16 and Canberra on April 17 with special guests, RVG.


Bottle It In is the almighty follow up to last year’s Kurt Vile / Courtney Barnett collaboration, Lotta Sea Lice. Kurt’s previous albums include Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Smoke Ring for My Halo and, most recently, “b’lieve i’m goin down.” He played a singing squirrel on the HBO animated series “Animals,” and appearedon the television show “Portlandia.” In 2013, the city of Philadelphia named August 28th ‘Kurt Vile Day’. Bottle It In by Kurt Vile is out October 12 via Remote Control. Proudly presented by Mistletone and Yours & Owls.


One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed artists of the last decade, Kurt Vile will release Bottle It In on October 12th on Matador Records. His new song ‘Bassackwards’ follows previously released Bottle It In single, ‘Loading Zones’, an ode to the parking challenges in Vile’s native Philadelphia, described alternately as “Vile at his comforting, shaggy best” (The Guardian), and an “ambiguous rumination on small town life” (MOJO). The epic, loping ‘Bassackwards’ is the album’s beating heart and Vile’s most compelling evocation of how he sees the world: “I was on the ground circa Planet Earth, but out of sorts,” he sings over a gently psychedelic bed of backmasked guitars. “But I snapped back, baby, just in time to jot it down.” Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips. Every song, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, becomes a journey unto itself, taking unexpected detours, circuitous melodic avenues, or open-highway solos. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god-a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas-it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.


Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music-not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria,” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies,” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.”


Tickets: $67.49 Inc BF

Wollongong UniBar: Tue 16 April, 2019 – here

Canberra ANU: Wed 17 April, 2019 – here