ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: we are a reasonably new event but expect up to 400 to attend over the weekend. Do please tell your friends so we have enough people coming to encourage us to keep going!
WHAT TO BRING: October (early Spring) is a popular time for going out and camping in this part of the world, as it is still dry season, and the temperatures are comfortable - down to 17 degrees (C) at night, and lovely during the day. April (early Autumn) is cooling – the average day temperature is 21 degrees (C), and it is at the end of the wet season.
The 5 acre site is flat and grassed, but good shoes are recommended. There will be plenty of chairs in front of the stages for your viewing comfort. And best to bring a good hat! Food and drink (including alcohol) will be sold on site, so it is not a BYO event. There are new water tanks at Wominjeka Park, so bring your water bottles and drink rainwater! There will be BBQ on the Saturday night and a cooked brunch on the Sunday morning along with food vans. There will of course be a coffee van or two on site.
PETS: If people would like to bring their pet then it must be on a leash at all times. Though for the sake of your fellow festival goers, if it is a "barker", please don't bring it.
SMOKERS: Please note that the site is a no smoking area, however there will be a cordoned off area near the front gate for smokers. CAMPING: People are encouraged to set up camp and stay the Saturday night. The site is spread over 5 acres of flat, cleared grounds. It is all grassed and the soil takes the rain well so even after downpours all is well with no mud to trouble us. There are toilets and tank water is available. Although we have plenty of tanks, water remains a concern Australia-wide, so we don't offer showers. Given our festival is only one night we hope festival-goers appreciate this.
CARAVANNERS and trailers are welcome. Saturday night is included in your ticket. If you'd like to camp the Thursday, Friday or Sunday night as well as the Saturday, it is an extra $12 a night. Please come and see us when you arrive to arrange payment.
LOCAL ACCOMODATION: Why not try an Airbnb destination in Eudlo? Soulwoods Retreat is a stunning piece of modern architecture, sitting gently beside a peaceful lake and surrounded by forest and wildlife in complete seclusion. The unique energy of the retreat encourages you to slow down, connect with yourself and people you are with, and nourish the soul. Onsite you can, take a meditative walk through the forest, soak in the outdoor stone hot bath, detox in the infrared sauna, practice self guided yoga, read (small library), stargaze, meditate, or just be. https://abnb.me/RKV1LdtkIU GETTING THERE: It is simplest to drive, but the rail station is only an easy kilometre or so away, so visitors could take the train and walk, and locals could bike…. If your vehicle is over 3m high you won't be able to come under the rail overpass. See the map below for the alternative entry.
PARKING: for those who will not be staying the Saturday night, there will be a day parking area.
As mentioned, a big fire will be a feature of our event and there will be late night music around it, but guests who like to camp with friends and share music at their campsite are welcome to do so. So bring your instruments and well oiled voices!
CAMPFIRE MUSIC ETIQUETTE: Someone asked us whether we manage our campfire music sessions as everyone seems to have attended one where a few people dominated and few others got a look in. We had a look online but there wasn't much being said about it, so we figure it is common sense, but, just in case you'd like our view, here for your reading pleasure, is what we consider to be "Campfire Music Etiquette: Campfires are beautiful and musicians love playing around them. We welcome your campfire performances at Eudlo Music Nights but ask you to respect a few little rules of etiquette so everyone gets to enjoy the experience. 1.Respect your neighbours – those sitting around the fire and those (if it is late at night) trying to sleep not too far away. At Eudlo Music Nights we welcome campfire music after the stage shows finish at 11pm, but encourage you to be finishing your show around the fire by around 1am. 2. Don’t use amplifiers. It is an unplugged gig. 3. Share with your neighbours. In campfire music terms, that means after you have played a song that features yourself, the person on your left then has the option of playing a song. If they don’t want to, it moves on to the person on their left, and that way the songs move around the campfire and everyone gets a go. 4. Joining in with others is encouraged but let the person whose turn it is to do the song be the soloist. Whether they are singing or playing flute, let them be heard and featured. That doesn’t mean others can’t play a solo, just be respectful and don’t dominate. 5. Encourage others to join in as well. You may be the best guitarist or singer at the campfire, but don’t hog the sound. As an example if there are 12 people around the fire who want to play or sing, you might play with a few of them, but let others play as well. Not only does it make for variety, but when you start playing again, people will listen to you with more interest! 6. If it is really popular and the seats around the fire are taken and there are people standing in the background, after you have done your song be generous and ask those behind you if they’d like to do a song. If not then the person on your left is next. Treat others as you yourself would like to be treated.