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february 14-16 2020

MUSIC / ART / CAMPINg 

 VICTORIA


The camping music festival of your big gay dreams is back.


For our fifth anniversary year, Gaytimes - Australia’s queer music and arts festival - returns February 14-16 2020.

Over two nights and three full days, Gaytimes will feature our most epic lineup yet across multiple stages.

Gaytimes will also feature performers, visual arts, yoga, talks, workshops, fun and games, camping, glamping, cocktail bars, speciality coffee, food trucks and much more. Best of all, Gaytimes is BYO.

Gaytimes will be moving to a new home for 2020. After four years at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort in Marysville, Gaytimes is relocating to somewhere just as magical, but a bit closer, warmer and more spacious.

We can’t wait to share what we’ve been planning, but for now we promise it will be held in a green, serene camp ground at the foothills of State Forest east of Melbourne — just 1 hour 15 minutes drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

JOIN US FOR A FROLIC IN THE FOREST…


TICKETs

PRESALE BALLOT CLOSES THURSAY 31 OCTOBER 2019

Due to popular demand, we will be holding a ballot for Presale tickets for Gaytimes 2020.

Register below for the chance to win the ballot to buy Presale tickets.

Presale ballot closes on Thursday 31 October 2019 at 5pm AEDT.

Presale tickets will be available from Friday 1 November 2019 at 9am AEDT.

If you are lucky in the ballot, you will be notified by email.

Ballot winners will have the chance to purchase a maximum of two (2) Presale tickets.

Presale tickets will be $199 + GST + booking fee.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2019.

If you miss out on the Presale ballot, don’t worry —

Early Bird tickets and Glamping packages will go on sale on Friday 8 November at 9am AEDT (SHARP).

PLEASE NOTE
Glamping packages must be purchased in addition to your festival ticket.

Gaytimes is a boutique festival with a strictly limited capacity.
STRICTLY LIMITED CAPACITY. To create an intimate experience, there will be fewer than 1000 tickets available.

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FESTIVAL TICKETS

ALL TICKETS INCLUDE ADMISSION TO GAYTIMES 2020 & GENERAL ADMISSION CAMPING

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: $199 + GST + booking fee
FIRST RELEASE TICKETS: $225 + GST + booking fee

All tickets include free camping.
All tickets are for the entire weekend.
No refunds. Name changes are permitted.
No single day tickets available.

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GLAMPING PACKAGES

Hate camping? Never fear, our glamping partner Wow Tents will save you the hassle of pitching a tent.

Our glamping tents are luxurious bell tents pre-pitched for your convenience that sleep up to five people.

Glamping tents must be booked separately from your festival ticket.


BASIC GLAMPING BELL TENT ONLY UP TO 3 PEOPLE (BYO BEDDING)
$300 + GST + booking fee

BASIC GLAMPING BELL TENT ONLY UP TO 5 PEOPLE (BYO BEDDING)
$400 + GST + booking fee

Wow Tents will pitch your bell tent for you, and you bring your own mattress, pump and bedding to pimp out your lodgings as you see fit. If you want to glamp but you are tight on cash, this is the option for you.


DELUXE GLAMPING BELL TENT 2 PERSON (WITH BEDDING)
$350 + GST + booking fee
1 x Glamping Bell Tent provided with 1 x double foam mattress, pillows, bedding, rugs and fairy lights.

DELUXE GLAMPING BELL TENT 4 PERSON (WITH BEDDING)
$450 + GST + booking fee
1 x Glamping Bell Tent provided with 4 x single foam mattresses, pillows, bedding, rugs and fairy lights.

DELUXE GLAMPING BELL TENT 5 PERSON (WITH BEDDING)
$500 + GST + booking fee
1 x Glamping Bell Tent provided with 5 x single foam mattresses, pillows, bedding, rugs and fairy lights.

The full glamping experience complete with your own real foam mattress, pillows, bed linen, rugs and fairy lights.

ALL GLAMPING PACKAGES MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADDITION TO YOUR FESTIVAL TICKET.

Glamping tents are limited, and will sell out as it has every year.
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Gates open at 12pm Friday 14th February till 7pm Sunday 16th February 2020.

In 2020, Gaytimes is being extended so programming will run across three full days — including Sunday.

Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email including your PDF ticket and tax invoice from Eventbrite on behalf of Gaytimes Festival.

IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your email inbox, make sure you check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation click here to access the Eventbrite help centre.

There are no refunds, however name changes can be made until 48 hours before the gates open. For all questions relating to ticket purchases, please contact Eventbrite here.

By purchasing tickets you accept the terms and conditions, terms of entry and our privacy policy here.

Strictly no glass. Vehicles will be searched on arrival, and glass will be confiscated

Total fire ban day and night

18+ event. Please bring photo I.D.

All bathrooms and change rooms will be gender neutral facilities.

No strobes lighting

No passouts.

Prepare for all weather conditions — the show goes on rain, hail or shine

Leave no trace

Limited BYO. Vehicles will be searched on arrival and excessive quantities will be confiscated.

Gaytimes is a fully licensed BYO festival but with a strict ban on glass and total fire ban.

Gaytimes is fully catered with a breakfast canteen, food trucks, specialty coffee and cocktail bars.

Gaytimes will also sell other essentials in case you forgot or run out.

We provide free drinking water.

Bring cash as there are limited cash out facilities.

We’ll send you a checklist of what to bring (and what not to bring).

Don’t forget you’ll need to bring your own tent, camping gear, and clothes for all weather conditions.

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LOCATION

Gaytimes 2020 will be held in a picturesque forest campground site at the foothills of the Dandenongs in the Yarra Valley, just over 1 hour 15 minutes from Melbourne.

After four years at Lake Mountain in Marysville, Gaytimes is moving to a new home for 2020 — somewhere just as magical but a bit closer to Melbourne, warmer, more spacious, more comfortable, more convenient.

SHUTTLE BUS TICKETS

The Gaytimes Shuttle Buses will return in 2020, proudly sponsored by Vanessa who get help you home safe.

The shuttle buses will depart Melbourne and travel direct to Gaytimes.

The shuttle bus will depart Melbourne on Friday Feb 14 and will return on Sunday Feb 16.

All shuttle bus tickets are RETURN. All bus ticket holders must hold a valid ticket to Gaytimes 2020.

Shuttle Tickets: $50 + GST + booking fee until sold out

Further details of the shuttle bus schedule coming soon.

CAR PASSES

Gaytimes is partnering with Treecreds to offset the carbon footprint of the festival. Every car pass contributes to tree planting and carbon abatement initiatives that offset the transport

Every vehicle will be required to purchase a car pass.

You can purchase your car pass with your ticket, or in cash on arrival.

Car passes will be $20 + GST — if purchased in advance.

ACCESSIBILITY

The Gaytimes 2020 Festival site is a partially wheelchair accessible venue with accessible amenities and camp sites — but there are gravel roads, rocky and uneven terrain in some areas.

If you are a person with disability, please get in touch with our operations team at hello@gaytimes.com.au so that we can better prepare you for your visit.

Please let us know if you’d like this information in another format.

SAFETY

Gaytimes Festival is an 18+ event. Please bring photo I.D.

Gaytimes aims to create a magical space for LGTBIQ people and their friends to come together and be themselves.

We have a strict zero-tolerance policy towards sexual abuse, harassment and any anti-social, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic or racist behaviour. Our Code of Conduct will be sent to you when you purchase your tickets.

Be aware of the space you are in and enjoy yourselves.

Safety Ambassadors will be onsite to look out for those who may be feeling uncomfortable or compromised. They exist to ensure the safety of all people. If you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or unwell, reach out to them, our event staff, our security or crowd controllers, our first aid medics or any of our other harm minimisation services.