The Australian Peats Ridge Festival takes place at Glenworth Valley, New South Wales, in Australia, and offers ten stages of music from Wednesday 29th December 2010 until Saturday 1st January 2011. The whole festival runs entirely on renewable energy.
Line-upThe first acts announced include Angus & Julia Stone, Trentemøller Live, Built To Spill, Freestylers DJs, Kate Miller-Heidke, Shout Out Louds, The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker, Born Ruffians, Lightspeed Champion, PVT, Decoder Ring, The Audreys, The Break, Washington, Cloud Control, Jonathan Boulet, Freq Nasty, Space Invadas, The Jezabels, Dan Managan, Thundamentals, Steve Poltz, and more. See below for the full list of acts confirmed so far.
TicketsAn early bird adult ticket for the whole event is priced at $225 (approx £130), a youth ticket (aged 13 -17) is priced at $85 (approx £50), a child ticket (aged 6-12) is $20 (approx £12) with children under 6 able to attend for free. To buy tickets, click here.
CampingOnsite camping is included in the cost of a season pass, gates open at 9am on Wednesday 29th December. There are two main camping areas - one is vehicle free and one area that is vehicle friendly where you can camp next to your vehicle. There is also family camping available set slightly away from the main campsite for the sleeping babies. Drummers camping set slightly away from the main camping, is also available for those wanting to be able to make as much noise as they want. There is also provision for caravans and campervans in the vehicle friendly campsite.
Early bird campingEarly bird camping is offered a day early on the 28th, at price of $35 (approx £20) per person and can be purchased on the ticket link above.
Other entertainmentAs well as the music the festival offers a New Years Eve Fancy Dress Masquerade, performance arts, site-specific installations, healing area, international cuisine, as well as a full programmes of theatre, cabaret, comedy, free workshops, and a children's festival.
AccommodationFor those festival goers not wishing to camp there is accommodation available in local hotels near to the event.
Green ethosA major part of the Peats Ridge experience is finding out how to live more sustainably and therefore reduce our impact on the beautiful Glenworth Valley and the planet as a whole. There are many ways to experience this in action at the Festival with initiatives to minimise human impact on the festival site with 100% biodiesel generators, odour free composting toilets, grey water management, container deposit system, organic waste composting, reclaimed materials for decoration, certified organic food at the stalls, biodegradable cutlery, onsite bike couriers, natural ink printing and chemical free cleaning products.
Getting thereThere are good international transport links to the main airport Sydney. The festival has car pooling programmes and is accessible by public transport using trams or trains. The closest train station is Gosford. There will be a shuttle bus running from Hornsby station to the Festival. Follow the signs from the station to the bus pick-up point.
More information will be here when available.
Full line-up announced so far: Angus & Julia Stone, Trentemøller Live, Built To Spill, Freestylers DJs, Kate Miller-Heidke, Shout Out Louds, Born Ruffians, itch-E and scratch-E, The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker, Lightspeed Champion, PVT, Cloud Control, Freq Nasty, Washington, The Jezabels, Jonathan Boulet, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Ernest Ellis, Decoder Ring, Bomba, The Audreys, The Break, Dan Kelly's Dream Band, Ganga Giri, Space Invadas, Jason Collett, Dan Managan, Evil Eddie, OKA, Horrorshow, Parades, The Gin Club, King Tide, Thundamentals, Jinja Safari, kyü, Deep Sea Arcade, Watussi, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, Big Scary, Spit Syndicate, Love in the Circus, Zeus, Ngaiire, Waiting For Guinness, Belles Will Ring, Kim Churchill, Papa vs Pretty, The Liberators with Afro Moses, Kim Sanders & Friends, The Chemist, Guineafowl, Tom Fun Orchestra, Carmen Townsend, Matt Barber, Chase The Sun, Dereb The Ambassador, The Strides, Laneous & the Family Yah, Chocolate Strings, Folk Uke, Gossling, The Lovetones, THE E.L.F, The Seabellies, The Medics, Stiff Gins, Dead Letter Chorus, Hello Satellites, idea idea, Barrel House, Monk Fly, Flatwound, mcArtney, The Delta Riggs, Ryan Meeking, Lanie Lane, Know-U, Daniel Lee Kendall, Matt Corby, Evan And The Brave, Lolo Lovina, Holly McNarland, Holly Martin, Jack Carty, Georgia Potter, Svelt, Mortlock, Fishing, Georgia Fair, Khancoban, Emma Davis, Favourite Son, black bird hum, Leigh Wood, iSOMA, Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope, John Vella, Lucy Hall, Arkestra, Steve Poltz, Beatrice, Claude Hay, Tin Sparrow, The Cairos, Red Ink, Chris Assaad, Steph Dunn, Chaingang, The Retreat, Amy Vee, Ellen Kibble, The Lurkers, Alex Chudnovsky, SpookyLand, Alter Ego Mania, Pear and The Awkward Orchestra, Muscletone, Sofiella Watt, Beth Knights, Pave Leclair, Sarah-Jane Ohara, Veil, Few 2 Many, Prem, Love Child Groove, and Aitchmann.
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