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Welcome to Seven Sisters Festival

SEVEN SISTERS FESTIVAL 2020 WELCOME LETTER

Welcome Amazing Woman,

We can’t wait to have you join us for Seven Sisters Festival 2020. Below is all of the important info to make sure that you have everything you need & that you enjoy the festival to the fullest.

This is YOUR weekend to replenish, soul search, fill your cup, connect and simply enjoy. We suggest you start your festival adventure by settling with a cup of tea and a do not disturb sign on the door and check out the full program. (Pen recommended for workshop planning!) You will receive a full coloured program on arrival.

You don’t need to book anything (except for a treatment at the Healing Haven) so choose your workshops, the music you want to see and the activities you want to do and be free. The best moments at Seven Sisters are often the unplanned ones.

..and for the rest of your questions see all the other practical stuff below:

What to bring?

We recommend that you bring:

  • $10 CASH for the B Alternative reusable system (collected at the gate)
  • Yoga mat
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sheets, pillow, sleeping gear, if bunking
  • Tent, pillow and sleeping gear, if camping
  • Torch
  • Towel and personal toiletries for showers
  • Any personal medications required
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen, hat and mosquito repellent
  • Cash for food, chai, cakes, market stalls (there is an ATM on site if required)
  • Loose clothing for yoga and workshops and warm clothes for the evenings
  • An open mind and heart

PLEASE NOTE: You will need $10 cash at the gate to purchase your wristbands (2) for the re-usable system we have implemented for SSF 2020. We’re excited to announce that ALL food vendors will be serving food and drinks with re-usable cups/plates/bowls/cutlery. You will receive two wristbands. You will exchange one wristband per food or beverage purchase, and when you return your cup/bowl/plate/cutlery to the wash station you’ll get a new wristband. At the end of the festival you will receive a $5 refund when you return your wristbands (2) to the wash station, (OR you can donate this $5 which will be distributed in the following way: 30%  – tree planting at the new Seven Sisters Festival site, 35% – CFA VIC, 35% Wildlife Victoria.  Thank you for your cooperation to help Seven Sisters Festival fight the war on waste!  

Lost your wristband? Head to the B Alternative wash station to purchase a new set.  

FACILITIES

What’s at the Festival? 

Tell us about the basics!

IMPORTANT UPDATES

PARKING – WHAT DO THE NEW CHANGES MEAN?

    • Limited Onsite car passes
    • Separation of parking and camping
    • An external carpark 8 minutes away and a shuttle bus system to transport guests and their luggage to the site who don’t have a car pass already.
    • Our festival community finding ways to do more for the planet.

      These challenging time calls for us all to work together as a community, despite any inconvenience,  where safety for all is our driving force. We thank you for your patience and understanding at these challenging times.

    READ MORE HERE

B ALTERNATIVE:

One of the main feedback points last year was the desire to increase compost options and reducing waste, so we have partnered with B-Alternative – an environmentally pro-active waste management company and we are replacing all single use disposable cutlery, plates and cups with reusable options with an onsite wash station.

With the help of both B-alternative and you, we will reduce our onsite waste by 80%. We are also composting all food scraps generated onsite, which will be used to nourish garden beds at our new site.

$10 will be collected by B-alternative staff on arrival (please bring cash) and exchanged for 2 wrist bands. These wristbands will be exchanged with a food vendor who will supply reusable sporks, bowl and/or coffee cups. When you return your reusables back to a wash station, you receive a new wristband. $5 will be refunded on return of your wristbands at the end of the festival.

You also have the option to donate your $5 which will be split between CFA, wildlife Victoria or Tree planting for the new site.

We are proud to be able to include this option this year. 

READ MORE HERE

 

SERVICES AT THE INFO TENT

PHONE CHARGING: Phone charging station available at information tent. Please bring your charger

LOST PROPERTY: Lost property services at information tent

MESSAGE BOARD: Leave a message for your friend to catch up

PROGRAMS: If you lost your free program you can purchase another at the Info tent

CHEAP TICKETS: 150 discount tickets available for the next event (save $30-100+) these sell out fast. There is no ticketbooth & credit card booking fee if you pay cash.

ICE BAGS – Ice bags for sale for your eskies (must place order at the information tent. Daily collection between 10am-11am)

OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF

NOURISHMENT – Food Market – A variety of delicious food and beverage vendors (who cater for common dietary restrictions)

PLEASE NOTE:
You will need $10 cash at the gate to purchase your wristbands (2) for the re-usable system we have implemented for SSF 2020. We’re excited to announce that ALL food vendors will be serving food and drinks with re-usable cups/plates/bowls/cutlery. You will receive two wristbands. You will exchange one wristband per purchase of food or beverages, and when you return your cup/bowl/plate/cutlery to the wash station you’ll get a new wristband. At the end of the festival you will receive a $5 refund when you return your wristbands (2) to the wash station, (OR you can donate this $5 which will be distributed in the following way: 30%  – tree planting at the new Seven Sisters Festival site, 35% – CFA VIC, 35% Wildlife Victoria. Thank you for your cooperation to help Seven Sisters Festival fight the war on waste!  

 Lost your wristband? Head to the B Alternative wash station to purchase a new set.  

SUPORT – Overwhelmed? Triggered? We’ve got you! Free onsite counsellors are available should you feel you need support. Simply head to the first aid tent or speak to a member of staff and we will arrange a quiet space and someone to speak to.

RETREAT SPACES – We have a variety of supportive retreat spaces including a maiden’s lounge, a mums and bubs sanctuary, a goddess walk and a red tent. Read more here.

IMPORTANT RULES

IMPORTANT – The Seven Sisters Festival site is an area in TOTAL FIRE BAN.

We respectfully ask also that you adhere to the following:

  • No plastic – plastic bottles and straws have been banned. 
  • No fire or flame of any sort. This includes: Smudge sticks, incense, candles, fires, pyrotechnics, firecrackers, sparklers & flares.
  • No gas stoves or BBQ’s (these will be checked at the gates & grounds and confiscated. 
  • No dogs or pets (guide & support dogs welcome)
  • No drugs or alcohol
  • No smoking outside designated smoking zone. We have a smoking area next to the lake. Please use sand buckets at the designated smoking zone to bin your cigarette butts.
  • Observe the specified gate opening and closing times
  • Wear the official festival wristband at all times
  • Wear appropriate footwear on the festival site at all times
  • No men or other non-paying friends to come onsite to help set up or pack up your gear. (Speak to info tent if you need assistance- we have volunteers to help)
  • No Caravans or trailers. Vans and campervans are permitted.

THINGS TO NOTE:

  • For all our guests safety we will have friendly site wardens and security patrolling the grounds day and night, who may confiscate gas bottles or any contraband until after the event.
  • Please understand we are in a beautiful heavily treed area in summer and we want to reduce risks and keep everyone safe and happy.

How to get there?

BAY PARK – SCOUT CAMP, 60 Hearn Rd, Mount Martha

The Festival Entrance and Exit Gate is 2 kilometers down on Park Rd

This is a dirt track road, which can be entered from Hearn Rd but please ensure you travel slowly.

All guests and contributors will enter through the Dragon Gate. There will be an express lane (Flamingo Lane) for volunteers and festival contributors (Presenters, Performers, Artists, Healers, Readers). 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have purchased a shuttle bus pass (includes an external car park levy) please go to The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha

ARRIVING BY CAR?

IMPORTANT – There will be NO car levies available to purchase on the gates. If you do NOT have an on-site car levy, please car pool (join our facebook group here) or purchase a shuttle bus pass (includes external car park levy) here. 

Bay Park- 60 Hearn Rd,  Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
The festival entrance is off Park Road: https://goo.gl/maps/nhtxWU9nX7RWt65y9

Approximately 70Km from Melbourne and 10 Km from Mornington, 

BayPark is easily reached via Nepean Highway or East link and Peninsular Link.

Melways Ref: 150 H7

ADDRESS: BAY PARK 60 Hearn Road, Mount Martha, 3934

ARRIVING FROM NEPEAN HWY
Turn into Hopetown rd
Then immediately turn left into Forest drive continue for 4kms
Turn right at Hearn rd
Turn left at Park Rd

ARRIVING FROM THE BEACH ESPLANADE
Turn onto Hearn Rd
Left at Park Rd

EXTERNAL CAR PARK
The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha

PLEASE NOTE: there is a $30+bf car levy to bring your car onto the festival site (SOLD OUT).
There will be NO car levy’s available for purchase on the gate. 
Car levy’s must be purchased prior to the festival.
Car levy’s are limited and car pooling is highly recommended.

Seven Sisters Festival aims to reduce the environmental impact and damage to our beautiful site and we would appreciate your support – you can also win free tickets for car pooling (read below). Plus someone’s gotta join in car karaoke with you right? 

Want to win free tickets to the next Seven Sisters Festival?
Grab two or more friends and CAR POOL! On arrival to the upcoming Seven Sisters Festival, if you have three or more people in your car you will be given a token, which you can take to the info tent and get your entry in to WIN a free ticket to the next Seven Sisters Festival. 3 tickets to be won! So grab your gals, pack some snacks, get the playlist ready (check out Seven Sisters Festival on Spotify) and get your road trip on! Car selfies and karaoke encouraged! (Tag us in!)

Don’t have anyone to car pool with? Head to our Facebook group specifically for car-pooling!
P.S. Wanna find your ultimate car-pooling buddy? Take this quiz to find out which car-pooling sister you are. 

ARRIVING FROM THE AIRPORT?

OPTION 1: An Uber direct from airport to the site will cost $180-$230 one way and will take 1 hr 10 – 1 hr 20 mins

OPTION 2: Airport SkyBus Shuttle ( $39-47 one way). The SkyBus is a cost-effective and reliable service that runs buses from Melbourne Airport to Frankston and also Mornington.

Frankston to the festival is 20mins by taxi or uber. (Uber from Frankston station to festival site is around ( $35-$40)
Mornington to the festival is 10mins by taxi or uber

View Shuttle bus timetable here

OPTION 3: Click here for the Facebook carpooling group and try secure a ride with someone coming that way? 

ARRIVAL AT THE GATE AND TICKETS

ARRIVE AT THE RIGHT PLACE

On Site car levy? (NO Car levies available to purchase on the gate) 
Bay Park- 60 Hearn Rd,  Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
The festival entrance is off Park Road: https://goo.gl/maps/nhtxWU9nX7RWt65y9

Shuttle bus pass (includes off-site car levy)? (Shuttle bus tickets MUST be pre purchased here)
The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha

GATES OPEN FOR

  • 3 night ticket-holders: Gates open 2:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 12th March
  • 2 night ticket-holders: Gates open 7.30am – 9pm, Friday 13 March

THE PARTY IS OVER 

  • For everyone at 5:30pm on the Sunday 15 March
  • All guests MUST exit the site by 8pm

WHEN ARRIVING WITH TICKETS – AT THE FESTIVAL SITE 

  • We encourage you to bring your tickets on your phone – save the trees by not printing unnecessarily.
  • It is the scan code on the ticket which is important not the ticket name
  • Ensure you have a $30 car levy for your car (these must to be pre-booked).
    PLEASE NOTE: There will be no car levy’s available for purchase on the gate
  • You will be greeted at the gate with a smile and given a festival program on arrival (included in your ticket price), a vehicle pass, rubbish bags and a festival wristband

WHEN ARRIVING AT THE EXTERNAL CAR PARK

  • We encourage you to bring your tickets on your phone – save the trees by not printing unnecessarily.
  • It is the scan code on the ticket which is important not the ticket name
  • Ensure every passenger has a $10 external shuttle bus pass (includes a car park levy) – these MUST to be pre-booked.
    PLEASE NOTE: There will be no car levy’s available for purchase on the gate
  • You will be greeted at the off-site car park with a smile and given a festival program on arrival (included in your ticket price), a vehicle pass, rubbish bags and a festival wristband
  • You will park your car and bring your gear to the shuttle bus stop, where you will be shuttled directly to the festival site, Eucalyptus camping area.

GATE TIMES

THURSDAY: Early Bird access from 2:30pm – 9:00pm

FRIDAY: Entry – 7:30am – 9:00pm 

SATURDAY: Entry – 7:30am – 2pm 

SUNDAY: Entry- 7:30am – 12pm 

2 GATES - ENTER THE RIGHT ONE!

DRAGON GATE: All guests and contributors enter through the Dragon gate- approx 1.5k down park rd.
                            Staff, artists, volunteers and festival contributors will have access to an express lane (the flamingo lane)

SERVICE ENTRY GATE: Hearn Rd- Entrance for glamping guests, market stall holders, emergency service vehicles & drop offs.

Tickets 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? 

TICKETS

Ticketbooth are our ticket providers and can help you with all of your queries.

Check out their website for the answer to popular questions here: https://support.ticketbooth.com.au/contact/ or contact them directly 1300 762 344 (9AM-5PM EST Mon-Fri)

support@ticketbooth.com.au

 

LOST TICKET/ TICKET ISSUES OR QUESTIONS?

 

Camping & Parking

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Firstly make sure you arrive in the right vehicle with a $30 vehicle pass (or at the off-site car park with a $10 shuttle bus levy which includes off-site parking)

  • Vehicle passes MUST be pre-purchased on our ticket page.
  • Please note that we have limited space for cars and a strict limit of vehicle passes. We encourage you to car pool where possible.
  • Your on site car levy allows you to park on site for the duration of the festival. Once parked on site there is no driving and no pass outs for cars. 
  • Your shuttle bus pass allows you to park at the off-site car park, and use the shuttle bus for the duration of the weekend. 
  • NO CARAVANS/TRAILERS/ CLASS A & C MOTORHOMES allowed due to safety reasons.
  • Vans, campervans & small Class B motorhomes are permitted
  • Camping & Parking – Car parking and camping are separate. You will need to carry your gear. Please pack in preparation for this and help your fellow sisters out when needed. 
  • Guests are welcome to sleep in their cars.
  • You can set your tent up anywhere within the designated campgrounds as there are no size limits – first in, first served
  • Off-site car parking – you will be dropped to the festival site in the Eucalyptus camping area
  • Day Parking You will need to park at the off-site car park (please pre-purchase a $10 shuttle bus levy here which includes off-site parking) 

FOR CABIN GUESTS

Please use the map to park in cabin parking and make your way to specific cabins. There will be a name list on the cabin door. Any concerns please contact the information tent.

Glamping Guests- Park in glamping parking and walk to Sign in Tent.

You will be greeting by staff and shown your tent. Please take care of your valuables, there are no locks available for cabins or tents so please carry your personal items with you or lock them in your car.

FOR GLAMPING GUESTS

Please enter via the Service Entry on Hearn Rd, you will be directed where to park you car.

Then go to the Glamping guest sign in tent to be signed in and shown your tent and offered a trolley if needed to move your bags if needed.

GLAMPING LOUNGE: Is open at all hours for glamping guests and will be providing breakfast between 7:30- 9am. Herbal Tea and hot chocolate facilities will be available throughout the day.

For any onsite issues, please head to the Glamping lounge or the Glamping guest sign in tent. 

 

Festival Centre

Updated Map & Program to be released OCT

maps

Maps will be given to you on arrival (last page of your program). Please note our Map of the Festival grounds/ traffic flow and the map of our Festival centre.

Please find the map for the 2020 Festival here.
*Please note this map is subject to change.

PROGRAM

You will be given a multipage coloured program on arrival detailing all the workshop , presenter and performer descriptions, important safety information, maps, timetables and more. Want to know whats on NOW? Check out the full program here.

You don’t have to wait until you arrive to start planning, you can start organising your Seven Sisters adventure now by exploring our website and reviewing content which will be continually updated until the week of the event.

Our Seven Sisters team awaits you with open arms and hearts and we ask you to join us in setting your intentions to create a warm, welcoming and transformative weekend for all.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

 

With love,

The
Seven
Sisters Team

LOVE THE FESTIVAL?

Get a Discount Ticket 


We like to reward those women who come to the event year after year

– so we offer special onsite prices to those who attend.
These are the cheapest possible tickets you can get and can save you $30-100.

Tickets $220 Maiden/ $350 Full Fee
– Only 150 Tickets available.

Make sure you secure yours at the Information Tent

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED