2024 Festival > FAQs

The Festival is extremely popular and many events sell out in the week or two following the release of each year’s program, so we highly recommend if you are planning to join us that you don’t delay booking or you might miss out.

Because the Festival is popular, and because Port Fairy is a regional town, accommodation during Festival time can be hard to get if you leave it too late. We highly recommend you book accommodation early, or at least at the same time as you book tickets to the Festival.

Try and arrive at least 10 minutes before the concert is scheduled to begin. This will give you plenty of time to take in the atmosphere, meet up with friends, find your seat and read the program notes while the lights are raised.

Concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. To avoid disrupting performers and audiences, latecomers will be required to wait until a suitable break in the performance.

Noise of any kind – even low talking, whispering and coughing can be distracting to the musicians and interfere with the audience’s enjoyment of the music.

No photography or use of recording devices is permitted at any time.

Please be aware that some concerts over the weekend may be being recorded for radio broadcast.

Please turn off all mobile phones, pagers, beeping watches, and other electronic devices before the performance begins.

The dress code is pretty relaxed, dress comfortably and casually. You’re there to enjoy yourself.