We'll try our best to answer the practical questions you might have about the festival!
Got a question? Feel free to contact us via Facebook and we can answer whatever query you may have!
Where can I get a timetable/line-up/program?
Check the program page
Do I need to print my e-ticket to get a wristband?
You need to bring either a printed copy or a downloaded version e-ticket on your electronic device. Please ensure you have your ID for presentation the Box Office. The name on your e-ticket must match your photo ID to gain entry.
We highly recommend that you PRINT or DOWNLOAD your ticket BEFORE COMING as there is limited phone signal on the festival site.
Do you have payment plans?
Are camping and ferry included in the festival ticket?
No, the festival site does not have enough space to including on-site camping, but the island has a lot of accommodation options which you can find out about here.
As for the water taxi and vehicle ferry, they'll need to be booked via one of the two ferry companies. You can find out more about all transport options to and from the festival here.
Do you sell 2-day tickets?
Where can I buy paper tickets?
For local residents with proof of address in QLD 4183, discounted 3-day and 4-day paper tickets are available on North Stradbroke Island from Noreen's Seaside Shop and Dunwich News.
Do you sell youth day tickets?
Yes, they are available to buy at the ticket office.
When will I receive my e-ticket?
I can't find my ticket. Where is my ticket coming from?
You should receive your e-ticket via email at time of purchase. If you haven't, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your ticket will arrive from email@example.com.
festival entry & wristbands
Do I need to print my e-ticket to get a wristband?
You need to bring either a printed copy or a downloaded version e-ticket on your electronic device. Please ensure you have your ID for presentation upon entry. The name on your e-ticket must match your photo ID to gain entry.
We highly recommend that you PRINT or DOWNLOAD your ticket BEFORE COMING as there is limited signal on the festival site.
You can pick-up your 3-day season pass/wristband no earlier than Friday 28th at 10 am, when the Box Office opens.
When can I pick-up my 3-day season pass?
Can I pick up a wristband for another person?
The wristband will be applied and tightened on the ticket holder’s wrist upon pick up. Therefore, the wristband cannot be picked up by anyone else but the ticket holder personally.
Can I share a wristband with another person?
Please do not share your wristband with anyone else. A wristband must be worn at all times whilst inside the festival grounds. An unattached wristband is not valid for entrance. Trespassers will be blacklisted from attending future events.
Can I exit and re-enter the site with a day wristband?
Yes, Island Vibe attendees with an appropriate day or season wristband can enter and exit the festival site as they wish, while their wristband is valid.
Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately we cannot accept animals on site.
Can I smoke at the Festival?
Please be considerate when smoking on the festival site (and anywhere else on the Island) and remember Island Vibe is a Butt free event, so please Bin Your Butts so they don't end up choking marine life!
Can I drink alcohol at the Festival?
Island Vibe will be operating a Bar, bring 18+ ID
Are there any prohibited items?
Yes, due to safety reasons and a pleasant festival experience, do NOT bring the following items to the festival area (bags will be checked upon entry on the festival site):
– Illegal Drugs & Alcoholic beverages
– Glass containers
– Pets or other animals
– Weapons of any kind, firearms, drugs/narcotics, any other illegal items
– Aerosol sprays (hairsprays, deodorants, paints etc.)
festival facilities & services
Is there phone reception on the Festival site?
Telstra has good coverage most places on the island, other networks such as Optus, Virgin etc are not as strong. You can still get reception at various parts of the festival site.
Will I be able to charge my phone at the Festival?
There are no phone charging stations on site.
Can I withdraw cash at the Festival?
Yes, an ATM is available in the Merch Tent as you enter the festival.
Festival map available closer to the Festival.
What are the different payment methods accepted at the Festival?
The bar accepts cash, EFTPOS and does cash out, while most food vendors and market stalls will also have EFTPOS. The Merch Tent accepts cash and EFTPOS as well.
Is there a cloakroom?
No there isn't any cloakroom service available at the Festival.
Who can I contact regarding lost and founds?
During the event, lost & founds will be operating from the Operations Center (located at the festival entrance). On Monday, Operations will still be operating from 10am-1.30pm. After that, please post on the Facebook event page, and either someone will manifest him/herself or the Festival team will get in touch.
Is there First Aid on site?
If you are in danger or have concerns about your safety, please contact the police on 000 at any time.
If you’re in need of first aid or help of medical staff, go immediately to the First Aid Tent located at the beach entrance between the Chai'n'Vibes tent and the Kids Space, or contact the safety personnel wearing orange vests. Festival map available closer to the event.
Are there toilets on site?
Yes, there are portaloos and urinals. There is also a wheelchair toilet facility near the main entrance right outside the festival.
Is there drinkable water on site?
Yes! Two free filtered water fountains sponsored by the Redland City Council can be found on site. One located right at the entrance, directly on your right when you walk into the festival, and the other one in the Main Stage Artists Green Room.
Are there vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free food options??
Yes, we have a fantastic variety of delicious food vendors who accommodate for most dietary requirements.
Are kids welcome?
Yes! We are an all ages event and we make sure that your kids have plenty to do at the kids and workshops space. Full program for these spaces will be available soon from our Programme page. Please refrain from printing as we will have programs posted around the festival site.
Minors do not need a festival wristband if they are under 13 years old!
Youth tickets are available for minors between 13 and 17 years old.
Is the Festival accessible to people with reduced mobility?
Yes, the festival site is fairly small, the terrain is mainly flat and there is a wheelchair toilet facility near the main entrance right outside the festival.
transport & travel
How far is the beach?
Home Beach is 30 metres from the Festival, just behind the tree line! We've made a special beach entrance for easy access! It is a stunning sheltered beach ideal for swimming with the possibility of spotting a dolphin or two...
Where can I park my car?
Best not to bring your car to the festival and leave it at your accommodation, even better leave it on the mainland!
Parking will be prohibited on the kerbside along the festival site. Disabled parking spaces will be available within walking disctance of the festival. We encourage patrons to use public transport, carpooling or bring a bicycle from their accommodation to avoid congestion.
Details on public transport on our Getting There page.
Are there buses to take me back to the campground or the ferry?
After-hours festival shuttles will also be available ($5 to be paid to the driver in cash) - FROM FESTIVAL TO DUNWICH (Pick-up at bus stop across the street from the festival, between Chillers Cafe and the Bowls Club).
camping and accomodation
Where should I stay while on the Island for the Festival?
There are so many options, and for all budgets as well! Check our Accommodation page to what they are.
A FEW LAST MINUTE TIPS!!!
- Do not camp in your van/car on the side of the road!! The police will be going around issuing $500 fines. Like, for real.
- Quite a few people are selling their camping spots around the island on our Facebook page 'Island Vibe Festival Community'.
Please be aware there are some golden rules we urge everyone to follow, to ensure minimal impact on the local community and the festival's survival.
CAMP ONLY AT DESIGNATED CAMPGROUNDS
Free camping and van camping has been flagged by local authorities as a deal breaker for Island Vibe. We urge all patrons to seek out the many accommodation options on the island - from holiday houses, hostels, resorts and campgrounds.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE LUXURIOUS?
Get your squad together and choose from a range of apartments, resorts and holiday houses.
The Allure Stradbroke Resort
NO BEACH FIRES
There is a real danger of a stray spark from a beach fire blowing into the forest and causing a bushfire.
This rule isn't to dampen your fun, fires pose a huge risk to the people, animals and infrastructure of Minjerribah.
Please keep any consumption of alcohol to your campsite/accommodation or public bar.
Roaming the streets with alcohol will result in fines from the police and reflects poorly on the festival.
Please pack boardies and bikinis for the beach. As tempting as it is to get some
sun on the nether regions, there have been repetitive complaints to council over beach nudity.
This in turn makes it difficult for Island Vibe to get a council permit, and no permit - equals no fun!
It is really important that we abide by the council rules, Emergency Services advice and cultural sensitivities of the island community. Please ensure you have accommodation booked and celebrate responsibly.
GETTING TO US
Unless you are local and already live on the island (lucky you), you will have to cross Moreton Bay on a vessel! There are only 2 companies going to the island: our sponsor SeaLink (vehicle ferry + passenger ferry) and Stradbroke Flyer (water taxi only).
All ferries from the mainland to the Island leave from Cleveland and arrive in Dunwich (North Stradbroke Island). Stradbroke Flyer is the first terminal and then the SeaLink terminals are after on Emmett Drive, Cleveland.
There are limited ferry passes available - to ensure you and your friends arrive to the festival on time, we recommend booking your ferry passes in early. Carpooling is not only a great way to look after the planet & have fun with your friends, but also to save on money!
All Island Vibe mailing list subscribers will have received the Island Vibe ferry code via email, which can be used to pre-purchase ferry passes.
If you’re not on our mailing list, you can join here at our website, when you arrive at the home page.
Then head to: https://www.sealink.com.au/north-stradbroke-island
Thank you so much everyone for your support.
We can’t wait to have an amazing festival weekend with you all!