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Get ready for the Drop Festival!

Holla, The Drop Festival vibes! 👋👋

Guys, Noosa has a brand new festival and it's coming to visit us on February 29!  🎉  The national touring, all-ages festival follows the waves, celebrating local music, and is coming to town as a part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing's shindigs! 🎶 

The Drop Festival is going to be packed with epic tunes, food truck goodies, chilled bevvies and good times - all within the Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club grounds in Sunshine Beach! So if you're already thinking 'hell yeah' grab your besties and get your tix! 

If you are wanting more we've got all the deets to convince your buddies to come along and get your groove on. 👇

THE LINEUP!

The Presets - The Presets made their way on the scene in 2003 when Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes clashed paths at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  Their ability to fuse elements of dance music more akin to rock 'n' roll was quickly recognised and set a clear path for their future as musicians. It's a match made in heaven!

Boy & Bear - After a turbulent period in their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back, (we personally can't wait to hear these guys!) releasing their new fab single, 'Hold Your Nerve' along with a worldwide tour and hitting the road with the Drop Festival Au Tour in 2020. 

Ball Park Music - Ball Park Music is made up of five curious minds full of wonderful creativity. Their music is stupendous, straight up! In seven years, they've produced five albums - the last four having consecutively debuted in the top 10 of the ARIA charts and we know why! Because, as noted earlier, they're stupendous!

Allday - Can anyone else listen to ALLDAY almost ALLDAY? With 3 Top 10 ARIA Chart debuts, 2 Gold ARIA certified singles, a Gold ARIA Certified EP and around 80 million streams of his music, this guy clearly has talent and is on the rise across the globe. If you're not a fan of ALLDAY, you will be after this festival!

DZ Deathrays - Started playing at house parties. Excuse me? Where was our invite? DZ Deathrays have now become one of the most recognisable and loved rock acts in modern Australian music - anyone else know how to get these guys to play at my house party?

Kita Alexander - Kita's the perfect fit for this festival. Predictably enough, Kita grew up in the beachside town of Port Macquarie with an idyllic childhood, spending time surfing at the beach, listening to her parents' record collection and hanging out with her friends. She may as well have lived in Noosa!

Graace - Some of the greatest gifts Graace ever received were a guitar, microphone and amp. This was not only a gift to her, but it was also a gift to us! The moment these gifts came into her life, her life turned upside down, and just like that, her career was on the rise!

Local artists - Yet to be released! We're sure they will be epic, however!

GETTING THERE

The festival is offering a shuttle bus service (at $5 a pop), to and from the event to local transport hubs across the wider Sunshine Coast region, including Nambour and Maroochydore. Who knows, you might meet a new bus bestie on the way! 😉 For more information, click here!

Public Buses

A number of local transport routes service the region. Plan your trip here, or, if you're all about that easy life, just take a taxi or ride service. 🚌

Driving to the event

There is NO PARKING available at the event site. The Drop Festival will be releasing details of nearby Park & Ride options closer to the event! 😆

DON'T FORGET THESE THINGS!

Your ticket. (Obviously) 😂

Valid photo ID. We know your real name isn't Mclovin... 😉

Your phone, because it's important to let mumsy know you're safe! 📞

Your Eftpos or credit card – The Drop Festival is cashless! 💰

Sun protection, as looking like a tomato is not fashionable apparently! 🍅

Small bags/backpacks - no bigger than an A4 piece of paper. 🎒

A clear and empty refillable drink bottle - hydration is important! 💧

Family with little ones: Bottles and food for babies, pram or stroller, picnic rug, larger nappy bag for baby gear. 🍼👶🎈🧸 Note: prams/bags will be searched upon entry. (They know your vodka bottle isn't a baby, sorry. They just care about your safety!)

UPON ARRIVAL

Prepare to be searched upon entry (including bags) - This is a safe event zone. 👷‍♀️

All bags/backpacks larger than A4 (approx 30cm x 20cm) will need to be cloaked 👜

Your wristband is your ticket! You are required to wear your wristband for the entire duration of the festival. Anyone found without a wristband will be evicted from the event.🎟

Please respect the natural environment and do not harm local flora or fauna. This is what makes Noosa special, let's appreciate it! 🌿

Please use waste facilities onsite and keep The Drop litter-free! ♻️

CARING FOR YOURSELF, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

You can't have fun if you don't feel safe, right? Rest assured, this is a safe festival, with comprehensive health services including on-site paramedics and a chill-out area, leaving only room for fun. 😊

The Drop Festival is visiting Noosa's relaxed vibes, so it just doesn't seem right to push and shove. Let's respect our little paradise for others to enjoy! 👫

For more information, check out this link here!

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL

Liquor will not be supplied to disorderly or intoxicated patrons or to anyone who is under 18 years of age or who does not have the requisite ID. That goes for you too, Mclovin! 😉 As the festival is a licensed area and an all-ages event, it is a requirement that ID is shown to purchase alcohol. 🍻

Below is a list of IDs that are acceptable:

  • Valid Australian Driver's Licence (i.e. not expired)
  • Government-issued Proof of Age Card
  • Passport (original). Having someone else's doesn't count
  • International Driver's Licence (must contain a photograph)

For further rules about drinking responsibly, check it out here

Now that you're a total Drop Festival expert, all that's left to do is choose who you're taking and jump on these trending tickets!

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