VENUE | Location
Elements Festival 2020 will be blooming to life within the fertile, rolling landscape of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Grassy, fresh and brimming with the beauty of the Australian bushland, we are thankful to have found our home within the stunning Landcruiser Mountain Park. Just two and a half hours north of Brisbane, with easy 2wd access, this lush site features an expansive, comfortably flat camping area with plenty of toilets and showers (featuring your friend and ours: hot water).
Elements isn’t the only little world hidden in the folds of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Tucked away within the region are gorgeous little townships and stunning tracts of nature, all waiting to be explored. We strongly urge you to take your time, explore the local area, stop in to the shops and tourist attractions. Swim, climb, hike, get your adventure on! If you’re part of the Elements tribe, that means leaving no trace and showing the utmost respect to the land and the people you commune with. If at all possible, we encourage you to pick up your food and festival supplies locally before heading on in to Elements. This is a brilliant and easy way of supporting the people who have welcomed you into their realm and it helps to ensure we are able to share space happily with them for years to come.
Getting to The Festival
As the creators of the world you’ll be stepping into, the most important thing to us is your safety. Help us out by ensuring that you are well rested before heading out to Elements Festival 2020. If you’re driving, pay attention to all road signs and don’t exceed the speed limit.
Please do not drive under the influence of alcohol or any illicit substances. Australia is a land of hardcore rules and regulations, so you need to assume there will be Random Breath Testing and Drug Swab Testing and plan your trip accordingly. It doesn’t matter if you feel safe to drive. It matters what’s in your system. So, instead of playing into the media’s anti-festival stereotypes, let’s fight the system by respecting the people we share the roads with and building a reputation they can’t criticise.
To help you make the right choices, Blow Me First will be offering a drink and drug testing service all throughout the event. If in doubt, please hit these guys up as driving under the influence can be horribly life-changing in more ways than one.
For 2020, Elements has invested in upgrades for all out amenities. So, you will find our world comes loaded with everything you need to make your time with us safe and comfortable. We have free water stations all throughout the festival and campgrounds, hot showers, and a selection of both flushing and composting toilets.
You’ll also find security guards who care about keeping you safe and happy (not policing your every move), and medics who are well-stocked and prepared to help you with any health issue you have, big or small. We have campsite warden stations, an info tent, lost and found, all sorts of chillout areas, and so much more for you to discover and take advantage of.
FESTIVAL | Survival
Take it easy, this is Straya! It’s kind of an Aussie thing to take pride in how extreme our home is. But sometimes you have to be real about it. Plan for any possible weather conditions with clothing and camping supplies that’ll keep your rig sorted for the duration of the event. Mixing hot days with running around, dancing, boozing, and perhaps not eating and sleeping as well as you should, increases your chances of getting dehydration, heat stroke, or injuring yourself through some poorly thought out prank. Drink water. Take rests. Get some sleep. Be mindful of how you’re feeling. And be aware of others.
Essentials | Things to Bring
It’s not hard to spot the people who’ve gone to a festival unprepared – they’re the ones bugging their neighbours for spare tent pegs or shivering like a burrito in one of the foil wrappers they’ll give you in the med tent if you don’t have warm enough clothes. If you’d rather not be a foil-wrapped burrito who’s constantly hassling the neighbours, read on for a detailed guide on what you need to bring.
- Esky (ice is available for purchase on site)
- Reusable water bottle (fill up from the free water stations throughout the site)
- Plenty of drinking water to keep at camp (in a reusable bulk water container)
- Sun protection – hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
- Clothes for all conditions – hot, cold, and wet
- Shoes for all conditions
- Rubbish bags for your camp and butt bins if you’re a smoker
- Camping gear – tent (make sure you have all the pegs and poles), tarps, and ropes
- Bedding – mattress, pillow, sleeping bag
- Torch / headlamp
- Earplugs for when you need some sleep
- Insect repellent
Keep in mind, we are a leave no trace festival. So, whatever you bring has to go home with you too.
Things to Leave at Home
The following items are non-compatible with the algorithms of the Elements world:
- Weapons of any kind
- Powered Speakers
- Motorbikes, quadbikes, powered bicycles, skateboards, scooters (basically, unless it's the vehicle that got you to site, leave it at home)
- Drugs (or excessive amounts of alcohol)
- Anti-Social behaviour
If you like saving time and money, we recommend pre-purchasing your ticket (ticket link). Gate prices are always higher and it always takes a bit longer to buy a ticket. To save yourself even more time, have your purchased ticket ready so we can scan it, give you a wristie and send you on your way. Everyone who enters the site will be issued with an Elements 2020 wrist band. It is a condition of entry that your wristie remain on at all times during the festival.
Entering the site without a wristie is trespassing. More to the point, it’s stealing from people who have invested their time, money, energy and sanity into bringing you an immersive experience in creative awesomeness. Paying for entry is your way of respecting the dedication of the crew and the talent of the artists involved in the festival. If you’re not rocking your official Elements 2020 wristie, we’ll give you two options: buy a full price ticket (in which case you get to tell your mates you got a wristie from a security guard) or have your personal details recorded and an unceremonious ejection from the event (not such a great story).
Gates Open | Close
The gates to your Elements adventure swing open at 10am on Friday the 18th of October, with music kicking off at 12pm. Anyone arriving before this time will be asked to wait outside, so plan your trip accordingly. Our mini-world winds down on Sunday night, with the final notes of music settling into the earth at 8pm. To help you wind down too, we’ll be screening silent films for a couple of hours. And, of course, the markets will be open, allowing you to stock up on rations and replenish your body before having a good night’s sleep. In the interests of your safety, we encourage you to stay with us Sunday night and drive home when you’re nicely rested on Monday morning. You have until 2pm Monday afternoon to get on the road.
CAMPING | ACCOMMODATION
When you enter general camping, you will find a certain amount of infrastructure and guidance. However, we’re not a police state – we’d rather trust that you’re a logical, intelligent being capable of setting up a dope camping area and being considerate of others.
While we do leave it entirely up to you to construct a festival home that reflects your unique style, we have created a handy Survival Guide to help you ensure you’ve got all your camping essentials covered.
One thing you must factor into your planning is that your basic Elements Festival ticket includes access to the General Campgrounds from Friday to Monday for you the ticketholder. Unless you’ve upgraded your access with a Vehicle Pass, you cannot take a vehicle on site.
Is Elements happening in 2020?
Yes! We’ve been tracking the new social distancing rules and protocols for public gatherings and are happy to announce that Elements 2020 has the green light to go ahead. We’ve recalibrated and set new dates – 17th December to 20th December 2020.
Will it be safe to attend a festival with COVID-19 still a factor?
Our understanding of the pandemic is evolving every day, and though we don’t want to get into all the crazy politics and propaganda that’s been flying around, what we can tell you is that the Elements crew is working with the authorities, healthcare providers, and other relevant and qualified stakeholders to ensure Elements Festival 2020 is delivered in accordance with the rules and protocols that will keep you safe.
Many of the restrictions on public gatherings and social distancing have already been rolled back, and by December, we’ll be well placed to escape into nature and shake off the stress and tension of this crazy year with a well-earned stomp to some top-shelf beats.
Will numbers be limited due to COVID-19?
Yes, we will likely have to cap our numbers at a lower level than usual to ensure everyone’s health and safety. So, it’s worth getting in now and securing your tickets while you still can. We’ve frozen the ticket prices to help you out, and payment plans are available to make life even easier!
I can’t make the new dates, can I have a refund?
Since reality has thrown us all a bit of a curve ball, we’re more than happy to help you out. Please get in contact with us via email and we will sell your ticket on your behalf.
Got a question regarding camping at Elements Festival 2020? Please ensure to read through our most commonly asked questions to see if this resolves your issue. Please email us through the contact page if the answers camping questions you seek are not listed below.
Is camping free?
Yes. Every Elements Festival 2020 ticket includes the opportunity to camp on site for the duration of the festival. 4 day tickets including camping from Thursday 17 December 2020, while 3 day tickets allow you to arrive on Friday 18 December 2020.
I don’t own camping gear, can I rent a tent?
Yes. We love making life easier for you, so we are keeping up our tradition of offering rent a tent options. For more info, click here.
Is there a restriction on tent sizes?
YES! We have a cap on festival numbers to ensure our tribe is comfortable, and this extends to tent sizes. Our campsite has a limited capacity, so we have a policy in place requiring sensible-sized family tents only. Please do not bring an 8 or 10 berth mega-tent. We agree that tent mansions are cool, but we simply do not have the space.
Can we have dogs on site?
We cannot host dogs or any other pets on site. This policy is non-negotiable and is in place for the safety of our tribe and the local wildlife. Your dog may be cool, but we can’t pick and choose with people’s beloved pets.
Can we have fires in the campsites?
That’s a hard no. And the reasons should be obvious.
Can I camp in the Car Park?
No. Anyone found camping in the designated Car Park area will be ejected from the festival.
Can I drive offsite during the festival?
No. We have a no re-entry policy for all vehicles to ensure safety, successful traffic management, and control of our carpark capacity. This is also one of many ways we’re able to keep our vehicle passes at such a low cost.
Do you have family and or quiet campgrounds?
Yes. If you need a good, solid night’s sleep without the temptation alluring beats, we feel you. Head over the hill and follow the signs to our quiet camping area.
Do I need to book for the Family or quiet Campsites?
Nope, just turn up and settle in. Just keep in mind, it is first come first served.
Can campervans and tents camp together?
Are there any powered sites for RV’s?
No. We do not supply electricity to campsites.
Got a question regarding tickets? Please ensure to read through our most commonly asked ticketing questions to see if this resolves your issue. Please contact Ticketbooth Support directly if the answers you seek are not listed below.
How can I purchase a ticket?
The Elements Festival website is the best place to purchase online tickets. Our tickets will be generated through Ticketbooth’s E-Ticketing system. This means you can download your ticket to any mobile device, ready to be scanned at the Front Gate. You can print out a copy if you’d like but please be careful with it as each barcode can only be scanned once. If you have an e-ticket, the name on your ticket must match your photo id to gain entry.
When do tickets go on sale?
A limited allocation of Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets will be available at the end and start of each year. Make sure to stay connected if you wish to purchase some of these heavily discounted tickets. 1st Release tickets will be available 1st March.
Will tickets be available at the gate?
Elements Festival will be capped at 4000 people. This includes our staff, volunteers, artists and performers. A limited allocation of gate priced tickets will be available however, with the success and history of our previous events, we are expecting another sell out. We encourage you to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
What is included in my festival ticket purchase?
The purchase of an Elements Festival ticket provides access to the festival and General Camp grounds for the duration of the event. That is, Friday the 16th of October through to Monday 21st of October. Please check Festival Guide for Gate Opening and Closing times.
Festival ticket includes the use of all amenities; flushing toilets and hot showers. Festival ticket does NOT include Pre-Party ticket or Vehicle Pass. These must be bought separately.
Do you sell single day tickets?
No. Each ticket grants admission for the entire duration of the festival. We encourage people to join us for the full weekend experience.
Do you provide Payment Plan options?
Yes. Payment Plan options are available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Release Elements Festival tickets.
Do I have to pay a Booking Fee?
Yes. Online tickets include a standard booking fee to cover online transaction fees and handling. This fee will be added on as you check out.
Do I need to purchase a Vehicle Pass?
Yes. All vehicles entering Elements Festival 2020 will require a vehicle pass. The small $30 fee covers our traffic management costs, helps promote car-pooling, and reduces the overall number of vehicles on site. Vehicle passes can be bought when you purchase your online ticket or at the front gate of the festival. Motorbikes are exempt from the Vehicle fee.
I paid for my ticket but can’t find my confirmation. What should I do?
E-Tickets can be re-sent at any time. Please contact Ticket Booth Support to request an e-ticket to be re-sent.
When will I receive my tickets?
If you buy your ticket online through Ticketbooth, you will be sent an email with your E-Ticket as soon as your purchase is completed.
Help, I’ve lost my Hardcopy Ticket
Unfortunately, hard copy / store tickets cannot be re-issued. Treat them like money. if you lose them, they are gone!!
Can you please re-send my ticket?
E-Tickets can be re-sent at any time. Please contact Ticket Booth Support to request an e-ticket to be re-sent.
Does my name have to be on the ticket. Will I need photo ID to enter the festival.
Yes. You must bring Photo ID and the name on your ticket must match the name on the Photo-ID for your entry to be processed.
Can I change the name on my ticket or on-sell the ticket
Yes. If you need to change the name on your ticket, you are able to do so via Ticketbooth Support. There is a $20 name change fee charged at the time of changing your ticket name(s). Name changes are available until 9am Wednesday the 14th of October.
I’m celebrating my Birthday at Elements Festival 2020. Can I have a free ticket?
No, instead we offer discounted birthday tickets if your birthday falls on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th of October 2020 or on the festivals new dates of 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th December. Please email us to purchase these tickets.
Do children need a ticket?
Children 13 and under free. Normal ticket prices apply to ALL PATRONS 14 years and above. All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Do I need to buy a ticket if I’m a volunteer?
Yes. All volunteers must purchase a ticket. If you’re volunteer application is successful, the volunteer coordinator will send you an info pack which includes a link to the specially priced volunteer tickets, and a single use coupon code. Your volunteer ticket will be refunded after your volunteer responsibilities have been completed.
I can no longer make it, can I get a refund on my ticket?
Refunds will only be issued in the case of cancellation of the festival (with the exception of natural disasters, force majeure, and acts of 'god'). Otherwise, refunds on ticket purchases are not possible