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F&O T&Cs/FAQs

Posted on February 24, 2020

Strict Conditions of Entry

Yours and Owls events do not tolerate discrimination of any kind or antisocial/aggressive behaviour.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject a ticket holder for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance or for failure to comply with reasonable requests.

Please be kind and look out for one another.

#PARTYWITHAPURPOSE

Before entering please make sure you have:

  • ID – acceptable ID includes current valid Australian Driver’s License with a photo, current Passport, Government issued Proof of Age Card, international Driver’s License with photo
  • Your ticket out ready to scan
  • Cash/card
  • Fully charged phone
  • Empty water bottle to fill up at drinking water stations
  • Sun protection, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times (thongs are ok)
  • Warmer clothes for the night and a poncho or raincoat if it looks like it is going to rain
  • A big fat smile, and a positive attitude 🙂

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  • NO PASSOUTS/RE ENTRY
  • NO BYO ALCOHOL
  • NO PROFESSIONAL  CAMERAS OR RECORDING DEVICES
  • NO ESKIES, FLASK OR THERMOSES (EMPTY RE-USABLE DRINK BOTTLES ARE OK)
  • NO GLASS ITEMS
  • NO METAL CUTLERY
  • NO UMBRELLAS, TENTS, SUN SHELTERS, MARQUEES
  • NO AEROSOL CANS
  • NO ANIMALS (EXCEPT GUIDE DOGS)
  • NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES INCLUDING DRUGS
  • NO BALLS, SPORTING EQUIPMENT, BICYCLES, HOVER-BOARDS, ROLLER BLADES, SKATEBOARDS, SKATES OR SCOOTERS
  • NO CLUB PATCHES OR JACKETS
  • NO DISPOSABLE BBQS
  • NO FIREWORKS, FLARES OR SPARKLERS
  • NO FLAGS OR BANNERS
  • NO INFLATABLES INCLUDING FURNITURE OR BEACHBALLS
  • NO PRAMS
  • NO LASER POINTERS-PENS OR LIGHTS
  • NO LOUD HALIERS, PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
  • NO PICNIC BASKETS
  • NO SELFIE STICKS
  • NO SOFT DRINKS, CANS, BOTTLES OR ANY OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  • NO SOUND SYSTEMS
  • NO STUDDED/SPIKED ITEMS SUCH AS BELTS, WRISTBANDS OR LARGE CHAINS
  • NO WATER PISTOLS
  • NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING POTENTIAL MISSILES
  • NO WHISTLES, HORNS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
  • NO OTHER OBJECTS CONSIDERED BY THE PROMOTER AND THE VENUE DEEMS TO BE DANGEROUS OR CAPABLE OF CAUSING PUBLIC NUISANCE THAT COULD BE USED TO DISTRACT, OBSTRUCT OR INTERFERE WITH ANY PERFORMER
  • NO UMBRELLAS, TENTS, SUN SHELTERS, MARQUEES, FURNITURE, CHAIRS ETC.

F&O TRANSPORT

Posted on February 24, 2020

There is plenty of free and paid public parking around the site, however we would recommend catching public transport to avoid disappointment / congestion.

Getting there by Taxi
There will be a Taxi drop off/pick up zone along Burelli Street (across from the Mall)

Getting there by train
Wollongong Train Station is the closest station to MacCabe Park, it is a short 5-minute walk.

Trains from Sydney and Kiama run roughly every hour on a Saturday and Sunday.

Getting there by bus
There are multiple bus stations surrounding MacCabe Park, where patrons will have the option to catch the Free Gong Shuttle or catch one of the Dions or Premier bus services.

You can check all bus/train departures through https://transportnsw.info/

F&O #PARTYWITHAPURPOSE

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F&O MENU

Posted on February 24, 2020

BALI SPICE MAGIC
The Tempeh Queen herself will be taking you on a trip back to island of god, with her traditional magic Balinese cuisine. These flavours will be sure to tantalise your taste buds and having you coming back for more, lucky the multi award winning restaurant is set up right here in Wollongong if the crave is still lingering post festival.
MENU IS 70% VEGAN & 90% GF

COCO’s
Coco’s specialises in plant based food made to make you feel great! We create all of our products using wholesome ingredients. They will be sure to cover all bases to keep your body happy and fuelled for the weekend.
GF & VEGAN AVAILABLE

DELANO COFFEE
Delano coffee is a south coast based speciality coffee roaster. They only source speciality coffee that is ethical, sustainable and traceable. They supply cafes up and down the coast and you can visit our roastery & café to see the coffee being roasted and learn more about coffee.

DIEGO’S DONUTS
There’s nothing better than the smell of fresh, hot donuts!! Diego’s Donuts will be bringing all of the delicious mini bite size treats for you this year with the classic cinnamon, snowy white powdered or if you are after something a little indulgent Nutella and Strawberries!

SAMARAS
Wollongong’s award-winning Mediterranean restaurant and a festival goer favourite -Samara’s, will again be providing us with the Lebanese Street Food goods that are real yummy for your tummy..
GF, VEGO AND DF AVAILABLE

TWIST POTATO
On of Koreas most popular snacks, Twist Potato are bringing the iconic, twisted, deep fried, potato on a stick to the party with a range of flavours.
VEGAN & HALAL

2 SMOKING BARRELS
Wollongong’s best American style Barbeques, will be putting in the hard yards to bring you the most juicy, smoky, slow cooked meat your tastebuds have ever had the pleasure of ‘meating’.
GF, VEGO & DF OPTIONS AVAILABLE

YANS
Yans Asian Cuisine have been bringing you all the authentic & delicious Chinese and Malaysian dishes from the very beginning.
GF & VEGAN OPTIONS

F&O HOW TO PAY

Posted on February 24, 2020

Both cards and cash will be accepted at all bars and food vendors at the event.

There will be ATM facilities also available on site should you need to get money out.

F&O SITE MAP

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F&O SET TIMES

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New Years Day of Dance set to ring in 2020 for The gong – playing WIN entertainment centre, January 1

Posted on October 16, 2019

Following the previously SOLD OUT dance editions featuring Claptone (Day of Dance) and Patrick Topping (Night of Dance), the gong’s premier pump purveyors present the biggest event to date on New Year’s Day in our very own backyard.

SECRET HEADLINER TBA;

REBŪKE; PATRICE BÄUMEL; LOODS; FRANCIS XAVIER; SVETA; UNKNOWN ASSOCIATES; ASHLEIGH MILINKOVIC; AMY HUDSON

Tickets: $86.51 incl. bf – here

Beach goth underground icons bring their latest LP ‘A Natural Affair’ down to the Southern Hemisphere – playing uow unibar, January 10

Posted on October 16, 2019

Icons of the Los Angeles underground The Growlers announce their return to our golden coast this Summer for their biggest run of Australian shows to date.

The twelve-date tour which celebrates the release of the bands sixth studio album Natural Affair (Out October 25) is destined to be a travelling circus of colour, movement and sound all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC. The beach goths will land in Wollongong on January 10th.

Let’s just come out and say it: The Growlers are the biggest band you’ve never heard of. Longtime icons of the Los Angeles underground music scene and fan favorites the world over, the band managed to fly under the radar of mainstream attention while building a passionate following that rivals some of the biggest acts on the festival circuit…until now.

The band is thrilled to present Natural Affair, the new full-length studio LP to be released October 25, 2019, on their very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes. On Natural Affair, The Growlers (led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor) advance their swampy aesthetic into a sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love.

Tickets: $54.70 incl. bf – here

Ain’t that swell surf podcast to bring live show to wollongong with the ‘are you keeeeding me!?’ tour – at uow unibar, november 9

Posted on October 16, 2019

Big Apachee and Billabong presents

AIN’T THAT SWELL SURF PODCAST – LIVE!
THE ARE YOU KEEEEDING ME?! EAST COAST TOUR

Are you keeeeding me?! Hell no! Ain’t That Swell is once again hitting the highway, announcing a second run of shows that will visit some of the most core-lordish surf zones on the Australian East Coast!

On the back of their sold out UP THE SWELLIANS Tour in April this year, the little Aussie surf podcast that has now turned into a global phenomenon will once again be roping in World Champions, freesurfing icons, underground hellmen and women, as well as an assortment of shred heads, waxheads, kooks and barneys, for a night of surf entertainment the likes of which have never been seen.

Says ATS Host Jed Smivvy Smith: “The tour earlier this year featured some of the most outrageous surf stories I’ve ever heard from the biggest legends in the game. We had Kelly Slater doing Occy impersonations, Occy talking about how to surf Bells, Joel Parkinson sharing the yarn about losing his driver’s licence doing burnouts in the Snapper Rocks carpark, Richie Lovett and Bob Bain melting people’s brains with their tale about surviving an actual tsunami. I mean, it magic stuff that you just don’t get to see or hear in any other space. And the plan this time around is to do more of the same, but turn the dial even harder so that the Swellians (our audience) get access to shit that’s never been heard.”

Adds co host Vaughan Deadly: “The ATS live show is full of comedy, music, incredible story-telling and has a general irreverence the likes of which have I have never experienced in 25 years in the surf media game. The energy of the room is absolutely amazing and I think that’s because our listeners (The Swellians) are passionate surfers who know their shit. Our guests, whether it’s Kelly Slater or Taj Burrow or Mark Occhilupo can feel that, and so they open right up and tell it straight which makes for amazing stories and laughs. Also, I think this tour will be even better because than the last time around because we really had no idea what we were doing haha!”

Tickets: $24.54 incl. bf – here