Festival Guidelines

Please Read these guidelines before attending Sprout Festival 2019

These festival guidelines are to ensure that everyone has the safest most enjoyable time possible at the festival. Please follow them.

In Brief – No Dogs, No Glass, No Fires, No Illegal Substances!

Management reserves the right to eject patrons if they are seen to be breaking any festival rules.


  • No Domesticated Animals – Especially dogs – Medical assistance dogs are permitted.
  • No Glass – Just buy cans people, it is more sustainable, and much easier for our rubbish crew.
  • No Illegal Substances.
  • No Anti-Social Behaviour – Smile! We guarantee your weekend will be so much more enjoyable.
  • No Excessive Noise – This includes renegade sound systems, car stereos and personal generators.
  • No Motor Bikes or Qaud Bikes.
  • No Fires – We have a total fire ban on site
  • No Swimming – Do so at your own risk
  • Leave No Trace – We take waste management very seriously – Help us out by doing your bit and taking your rubbish home with you.
  • Wear your wristband at all times – They are made to last all weekend. If for some reason it gets damaged, please make your way to the information tent to organise a replacement.
  • Please stay within the festival perimeters – Our public liability will be waived for anyone outside these areas.


Bring these things for a more enjoyable weekend

  • Drinking water and a reusable container – please avoid single use water bottles
  • Sun Protection – Slip, Slop, Slap!
  • Warm clothes – It gets cold at night
  • Spare clothes – Don’t forget clean socks
  • Appropriate footwear – We recommend wearing fully enclosed footwear at night time
  • Wet weather gear – Far North Queensland is unpredictable – Better to be safe than sorry
  • Camping Gear – All your necessary items to be comfortable
  • Esky or Portable Fridge – Just remember, no generators to run it
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Portable ashtrays for smokers
  • Earplugs for light sleepers
  • A good attitude and an open mind


Sprout Festival is an outdoor festival. As we aim to create the safest environment possible there are certain risks associated with attendance that you must take responsibility for.

By attending Sprout Festival 2019 you accept full responsibility for yourself and your actions. Management reserves the right to refuse entry or to eject patrons throughout the course of the festival if your behaviour is considered to be inappropriate.

The above festival rules are conditions of entry. Failure to follow these rules can result in you being ejected from the festival.


Everyone enjoys a drink, however certain rules that must be followed to ensure everyone has the safest, most enjoyable festival experience possible.


BYO alcohol is permitted and no alcohol will be sold on site.

No Glass – No Exceptions

This must be followed, and will be strictly enforced. If you are going to being cartons of your favourite beer, cider or spirts buy it in a can, if your favourite does not come in can, try something else for the weekend. Glass water bottles and food containers are permitted but must be kept in your camp site.

No Excessive Alcohol

Everyone enjoys a drink; however, it must be enjoyed in moderation. Amounts of alcohol that is deemed to be excessive by our front gate staff or by security upon entry will to confiscated.

No Anti-Social Behaviour

Sprout Festival is a family friending community event. Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to anti socially acceptable behaviour and management and event security staff reserves the right to eject patrons from the festival if their behaviour is deemed to be anti-social. Enjoy in moderation.

Car Searches

All car will be searched upon entry, so make our job easier and your wait shorter by ensuring that all eskies and cartons are easily accessible and/or viewable.


Road safety is a massive area of concern for us at Sprout Festival and the local community. Please make sure that you follow all directions from on site signage and event staff while entering and exiting the festival.

Do not drive tired

Getting back a few hours is not worth your life, or someone else’s – Get a good rest before your drive home

Do not drive under the influence

We will be working with local authorises and emergency services to minimise the amount of unsafe drivers on the roads. Expect Random breath and drug testing upon entry and exit of the festival. For your own and public safety, make sure you are sober before taking the wheel.

We will have our self-testing option available at the festival from Blow Me First positioned near our info tent from Sunday. If you have any doubts about your ability to drive or pass road side testing, we urge you to utilise this service - it's a small investment for peace of mind and safe driving.


Sprout festival is a family friendly event, there will be a family camping area with a kids space at the festival.

Children 13 and under are permitted onto festival grounds free of charge, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Music and Entertainment – 5pm Friday – 3am Monday

Gates Open – 12.00 Midday - the 31st of August

Festival Patrons must be off site by 4pm on Tuesday Afternoon


There are some individuals who believe that if they cannot afford to pay for a festival ticket then they can get away with sneaking in. This will not be tolerated. Anyone found sneaking in will be ejected from the festival grounds, and will not be able to re-enter. If these individuals are inside of a car with ticket holding festival goers, the entire car full of people will not be allowed to enter and you will be made to surrender your ticket without a refund.


Please print out your ticket and have your ID upon entry.

Check Sprout Festival Facebook Page and Website before departing for the festival to ensure you are up to date with all relevant information.

Lock or hide all valuables away. As much as we like to think that everyone is trustworthy, it only takes one thief to ruin your entire festival experience.

If you see any theft taking place please report it directly to event security or event staff.

Look out for one another. If you see someone in need of assistance, help them!

Drink plenty of water.

Respect your neighbours, say hello and look out for them and their belongings.

Please drive at a maximum of 10km/h on festival site, and keep your hazard lights on whole driving around.

Think about what you bring! If you are not willing to take it home, do not bring it with you.

Follow event staff instructions at all times.

Open yourself up to new interactions and experiences. These events have the potential to create magical experiences, and provide a outlet for growth and learning. Keep an open mind and you will be surprised what you can walk away with.

SMILE 😊 and enjoy yourself.