The Australian Peats Ridge Festival takes place at Glenworth Valley, New South Wales, in Australia, and offers ten stages of music from Saturday 29th December 2012 until Tuesday 1st January 2013. The whole festival runs entirely on renewable energy.
Line-upThe latest additions are Planetary Assault Systems, Hiatus Kaiyote, J Mo & the 3 Beans 5, Softwar, Svelt, Kobra Kai, Slowblow, George & O'Sullivan, Shamik, Sensient, The My Tys, Mike Who, Mr Rogers, Dub Terminator, Wahoo vs Chappo, The Book of Ships (Solo), Hooves, Ghettafunkt, Brackets, Foreigndub, Ryanosaurus, Soul of Sydney, Westernsynthetics, Mortlock, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Anomie aka Sophie Loizou, Kayros, Charlie Gradon, The Bassies, Mantis MD, Elstow, Insurgent, Modest, Loren Kate, Dread Lion & Friends, DJ Morgs, Zoe Elliot, Alotta Presha, Lapkat, Jenna Murphy, Kinsky, Poseidon, Sarah Humphreys & The Volunteers, Judgement, Itsu, Anna Weatherup, Teddy V, Eliot Barham, Alexander Hamilton, Tactical Aspect, The Juke Box Gangsterz aka Jeannie vs Kryptic, The Burning Palms, Filth Collins, Phsiris, Barry Brown & the Get Down, DJ Spex & MC Hernan, Rumpelstompskin, Amy Rose, 28: Engine Sound, Da Heebie Jeebies, Phil Toke, DJ Lucian, Nea'blis, Charlie Charles & The Cherry Pickers, Rollers Music feat MC Antic, Drachemann vs Loz Nonsense, Zana Rose, Rayjah 45, Shepz, Lana De Angeles, Dubtropic, Superbeast, Easy Ride DJs, Roleo, Hef T, Dale Stephen, Pataphysics, Leeroy vs Keirra Jade, Record Store DJs, Celsius & Forest Sound, Lysergic Dan, Kemikoll, Doors to Imaginations, Alkemy, Sam the Chemist, Mogz N Kye, Juzio, Big Ezee, and Swiss Dub.
John Butler Trio will headline, also confirmed are Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Black Seeds, Friendly Fires (DJ Set), Krafty Kuts Vs A-Skillz, The Herd, Kaki King, Blood Red Shoes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Electric Wire Hustle, Mat. Mchugh & The Seperatista Sound System, 65daysofstatic, Deep Sea Arcade, Gold Fields, Gossling, King Tide, Will & The People, Chapelier Fou, The Medics, Northeast Party House, Hat Fitz And Cara, Tuka, The Cairos, The Preatures, Battleships, Lime Cordiale, Daily Meds, Jones Jnr., Tigertown, Microwave Jenny, Brow Horn Orchestra, Luke Slater, Blood Red Shoes, Theo Parrish, Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, Gaudi, Tijuana Cartel, Electric Empire, Hey Geronimo, The Tongue, Young Magic, Wild Marmalade, Skryptcha, The Griswolds, Ganga Giri, The Liberators, Sensient, Current Swell, All The Colours, The Delta Riggs, Winter People, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Mum DJs, Kingfisha, Pigeon, Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope, Half Moon Run, Gung Ho, Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Claude Hay, The Falls, Glass Towers, Tin Sparrow, Royston Vasie, Woe & Flutter, Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseakers, Meniscus, Rockets, The Guppies, Traveller & Fortune, Little Bastard, Kate Martin, Pear Shape, Enola Fall, The Green Mohaire Suits, Master Of Ribongia, Nic Cassey, George & O'Sullivan, Richard Cuthbert, Brian Campeau, Belle and the Bone People, Anabelle Kay, Roesy, Deseven Zyklus, Oblongmonster, Stuart Ridley (emagica), The Atlas Room, Bec Sandridge, Elwood Myre, Persianlovecake, Salta, Sam Buckingham, Sam Westphalen, Tim Humphreys, Valley Of Kings, Lapkat, and Isoma.
TicketsThe early bird offer has ended. An adult ticket for the whole event is priced at $340 (around £225), a child ticket (aged 6-12) is $35 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 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 or live in vehicle passes are offered from a day early, on the 28th, at a price of around $44 per person.
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.
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