On Saturday 19th November, the headland will come alive with the inaugural Lighthouse Folk Festival – a one-of-a-kind live music experience where patrons can take in the amazing views and stellar sounds of some of Australia’s finest musicians, while enjoying local pop-up food stalls and boutique bar offering from the Coast’s very own Six String Brewing Co.

 
 

Headlining the event are two legends of the Australian music scene, Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen, who will treat fans to songs from their exciting new collaboration, as well as some favourites from Kelly’s formidable canon of hits.

Sharing the stage will be Melbourne’s folk outfit, Husky, who have just returned to home soil after a year of touring throughout Europe, eagerly working on their 3rd album set for release later this year.

Described as ‘the Australian version of Tina Turner’, Ainslie Wills will set the Lighthouse Folk Festival stage on fire with her powerhouse vocals, commanding presence, and genre-bending progressive pop.

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Following a massive national tour and the release of their latest EP Pendulum, Central Coast duo, Winterbourne, are excited to hit the stage in their hometown and showcase their distinctive melodies, punchy riffs, and live energy they’ve become nationally renowned for.

Local troubadour, Elwood Myre and his band will also grace the stage with their warm 70s Americana-inspired folk rock.

More acts to be announced

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LIGHTHOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL – Terms & Conditions

Definitions:

‘ Promoter’/’Event Organiser/s’

EAO Entertainment
ABN 64 060 614 388
29 Beresford Steet
Newcastle West, NSW, 2302

‘ Event’

Lighthouse Folk Festival

‘Event Site’/‘Site’

Norah Head Lighthouse, 40 Bush St, Norah Head

‘You’

Any person holding a valid ticket to attend the event.

By purchasing or holding a ticket to this event you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time.

ENTRY & EXIT TO EVENT SITE

Entry to and exit from the event site is strictly via the front gate only – located at Norah Head Lighthouse. Any attempts to access the site at any other point or via any other route or means will be considered trespassing and police will be called.

REFUNDS

No ticket refunds will be granted for any reason except where required by law. This event is an all weather event and will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

IDENTIFICATION

THIS IS STRICTLY AN 18+ EVENT. You will be required to show valid proof of age ID upon entry. Anyone under the age of 18 or who does not have ID will not be allowed entry to the site.

ALCOHOL

This event is fully licensed. You are not permitted to bring any alcohol into the event or take any alcohol away from the event.  There will be a RSA officers on site for the duration of the event to ensure current RSA guidelines are met and adhered to. There is a zero tolerance policy for intoxication, and the RSA officers, site managers and security staff patrolling the event reserve the right to remove any person displaying signs of intoxication, or any behaviour that is harmful or threatening to themselves or others.

WRISTBANDS

You will receive a wristband upon entry to the event. You must wear the wristband at all times during the event. DO NOT LOSE IT. If your wristband is not visible, event staff may ask you to produce it. If you are unable to produce your wristband and do not have proof of ticket purchase you will be removed from the site.

WEATHER

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. It is advised you wear comfortable shoes and wear appropriate clothing to suit cooler and/or changing weather conditions. There will be some shade throughout the afternoon, as well as shelter in dining area underneath a marquee. Once again, the event will go ahead RAIN, HAIL or SHINE.

TRANSPORT

There is ample parking surrounding the entry to the event site near Bush Street Reserve & Norah Head Boat Ramp. The easiest way to access Norah Head is to Drive. 

From the main parking areas there is a 800m walk up Bush St to the main entry point (10 minutes approximately).

The closest train station to Norah Head is Wyee, however only “all stations” trains stop here.

If using public transport, we suggest you:

  • Catch a train to Wyee followed by taxi or Uber to Norah Head
  • Catch a train to Wyong Station followed by a bus (busways route 91) to Norah Head (Bungary rd near Maitland Rd).

For more information on buses or trains visit transportnsw.info

PERSONAL CONDUCT

There is a zero tolerance policy towards any person who displays anti-social, aggressive or violent behaviour at this event. There will be uniformed staff and security guards patrolling the site for the duration of the event who reserve the right to remove any patron they consider to display any of the above behavioural misconducts, or any behaviour that is considered to be threatening or harmful to themselves or others. Should you witness any person displaying signs of behavioural misconduct, please report the incident immediately to the nearest security guard.

BRING

  • Comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear to suit changing weather conditions
  • CASH (*there is no ATMs on site)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Picnic Blanket, rugs or small (low profile) beach style chairs (approx 50cm in height).
  • You can bring a small bag (under 25cm x 25 cm, no backpacks or satchel bags will be admitted into the event) but you will be asked to present your bag for inspection upon entrance to the site.

DO NOT BRING

  • Alcohol, illegal drugs or any illicit substances of any kind
  • Glass of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks, flares, sparklers, or any other explosive or combustible material of any kind
  • Animals of any kind (excluding Assistance/Service dogs)
  • Musical instruments of any kind
  • Portable sound systems
  • Audio or video recording devices (excluding mobile phones)
  • Professional photography equipment

RISK

You agree to enter the event site at your own risk. You are primarily responsible for your own behaviour and personal conduct for the entire duration of the event, including the entrance into the site and exit from the site. It is your responsibility to wear appropriate clothes and shoes suitable for walking short distances, standing for long periods of time, and changing weather conditions. Responsible consumption and service of alcohol will be strictly adhered to by all present at the event site. Site managers, security guards, an RSA officer, and event crew members will be present for the duration of the event to ensure patrons’ safety to the best of their ability. Please see one of these representatives should you feel your safety is being compromised at any point.

NO MOSHING, CORWDSURFING OR STAGEDIVING.

When and where is the event held?

Saturday 19th November at Norah Head Lighthouse, 40 Bush Street Norah Head, NSW.

Norah Head is on the Central Coast of NSW, approx 54km south of Newcastle and 100km North of Sydney.

What time does the event start and finish?

Gates open at 3:30pm. Music set times will be released a few weeks out from the event.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale now via Oztix (http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=66274)

I’ve changed my mind/plans, can I get a refund?

No. Sorry we don’t offer refunds.

Can I bring my kids?

Sorry, this is a licensed 18+ event.

Can I park at the lighthouse car park?

No, sorry. The access road to the Lighthouse and car park (Bush St) will be closed and the carpark will be reserved for artists, crew and event staff.

Where do I park?

There is ample parking surrounding the entry to the event site near the Ark Cafe, Bush Street Reserve & Norah Head Boat Ramp. The easiest way to access Norah Head is to Drive.

How do I get up to the lighthouse?

From the main parking areas there is a 800m walk up Bush St to the main entry point (10 minutes approximately).

What services are available for people with a disability?

A number of parking spaces closest to the road closure will be reserved for people with a disability. A shuttle bus will be making multiple trips from the road closure to the lighthouse between 3pm – 5pm and return trips between 8.30pm – 10.30pm for people unable to walk the distance.

There is existing accessible toilets on site, located adjacent to the Lighthouse cottages.

Can I get to Norah Head via public transport?

The closest train station to Norah Head is Wyee, however only “all stations” trains stop here.

If using public transport, we suggest you:

•Catch a train to Wyee followed by taxi or Uber to Norah Head

•Catch a train to Wyong Station followed by a bus (busways route 91) to Norah Head (Bungary rd near Maitland Rd).

For more information on buses or trains visit transportnsw.info

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Lighthouse Folk Festival is a fully licensed event. You can’t bring any alcohol into or take alcohol away from the event. Feel free to bring snacks and bottled water.

What food is available at the event?

We have 3 great local food vendors at the event, they’ll be serving up a range of burgers, tacos, chips, doughnuts, brownies and macarons! Vego options available. There will also be a coffee van!

What drinks are available at the Bar?

Beer, wine (red, white, sparkling), cider, lemonade (non-alcoholic) and water.

Will there be merchandise?

Yes, we have some specially made Lighthouse Folk Festival merch plus artists will be selling merch from our tent on the day.

What kind of seating will there be?

We’ll have a number of bar tables with stools, rugs, low tables and bench seats around the site, however you are welcome to bring your own low chair or picnic rug. No big beach chairs or umbrellas will be allowed on site.

Can I bring my pet?

NO.

Are there ATMs on site?

No – please bring enough cash for drinks, food and merch. There will be limited card facilities at the bar and merch tent.

Perched on a lush headland and blessed with 180 views of the glittering coastline, the iconic Norah Head Lighthouse is home to one of the Central Coast’s most spectacular locations – and this November, it will also become home to one of the region’s most unique live music events…

The Lighthouse Folk Festival is one of the marquee events of the Wyong Lakes Festival, which aims to celebrate the region’s abundance of naturally beautiful spaces, and activate their use in the community.

The Latin motto etched on the door glass at the entry to the tower means Once Perilous, Now Safe.

The tower stands 27m high and there are 96 stairs to the top. The stairs are in 4 stages (the first 3 stages are the same grade and the last stage is a bit steeper and narrower). The building is made of pre-cast concrete blocks made on-site and local aggregate. The ground floor is tiled and there is a bluestone balcony and gunmetal railings.

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From Sydney or northern Newcastle:

Take the F3 Freeway to the Sparks Road exit. Follow Sparks Road through the township of Gorokan and cross the bridge over Tuggerah/Budgewoi Lake at Toukley. Continue through Toukley (on what is now called Main Road) to the roundabout at the intersection of Budgewoi Road/Wilfred Barrett Drive. Turn right onto Wilfred Barrett Drive and then left onto Bungary Road. Proceed along Bungary Road to Bush Street/Maitland Street intersection and turn left into Bush Street, Noraville.

From Belmont/Swansea, East Lake Macquarie:

Take Pacific Highway to Scenic Drive. Turn left onto Scenic Drive and proceed through Halekulani, Budgewoi to Budgewoi Road. Turn right onto Budgewoi Road and proceed to the intersection of Budgewoi Road/Wilfred Barrett Drive. Go through roundabout onto Wilfred Barrett Drive and then left onto Bungary Road. Proceed along Bungary Road to Bush Street/Maitland Street intersection and turn left into Bush Street, Noraville.

Six String Brewing Company

Central Coast’s first 100% homegrown microbrewery producing a range of quality handcrafted ales including Hefeweizen, Golden Ale, Pale Ale and Red IPA in addition to limited seasonal releases. All beers are free of additives, preservatives and are unpasteurized.

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