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FAQ

  • What is Bohemian Summer Festival?
    Bohemian Summer Festival where women of all ages can come to reclaim their wild woman and connect with their sisterhood. Enjoy workshops, sound healings, meditation, yoga, crafts, live performances and so much more.
  • Where is the festival held?
    Bohemian Summer Festival is held in Victoria at Phoenix Park, 5633 Geelong Road Ballan
  • Who are the organisers?
    Created by two sisters Julz and Kerri, Bohemian Summer festival was founded with the intention to bring about that feeling of being supported and connected to a village. Women are often so busy working and raising their families that we can feel disconnected and alone in our journeys. Whether looking for a fun girls weekend or a more meaningful connection to their sisterhood, we hope that Bohemian Summer Festival leaves them with a renewed feeling of purpose and fulfillment. Ran by Julz, Kerri and a great team of staff.
  • What is the process of purchasing tickets to arriving at the festival?
    Get your ticket, pick your accommodation, and grab a car/caravan pass if you need it. The gates open at 7am every day of the festival. Just a heads up - on Friday, the fun starts a bit later so you can set up camp without breaking a sweat. Once you arrive, you will be instructed to drive to your accommodation spot where you can unload and then move your car out to the main parking area. If you have a day pass or staying offsite, you can just park your vehicle and then head straight in. Oh, and don't miss the program! Plan your days or just wing it when you get here. No need to reserve spots in workshops ahead of time. Program will be released soon so keep an eye out.
  • How much are tickets?
    We've got a ton of tickets to choose from. Check out our amazing ticket page for all the details! TICKETS | Bohemian Summer Fest ​
  • Do you offer Payment Plans?
    We sure do and the sooner you purchase your tickets, the lower the repayment amount will be. Select the payment plan option on the 2nd page of checkout: Tickets for Bohemian Summer Festival in Ballan from Ticketbooth
  • What is included in my ticket?
    • Festival Pass 2 nights, 3 days (excluding day passes which are for the stated day only) • Free entry to over 50 workshops, talks & Activities • Live Audience Mediumship Readings by renowned psychic Lindie Gunston • Healing Haven including Tarot, Mediumship, Reiki, Past Lives & so much more offering 25 minute sessions by donation • Women's Circles, Sound Healing, Drumming, Dance, Yoga & Meditation • Forest Crafts with all materials supplied • Live Entertainment & Performances • Community Art Projects • Wild Women Group Photoshoot • Paint & Sip • Welcome to Country & the celebration of Aboriginal Culture • Karaoke & female fronted 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and modern Rock Dance Parties • A truly unforgettable experience of expression & immersion • A nightly bar offering cocktails & spirits • GST Inclusive
  • Refund Policy
    All Sales are Final - there are no refunds for incorrect purchases, changes in personal/business circumstances or if you choose not to come due to inclement weather or for any reason whatsoever. If you can no longer make the event, you can on sell your ticket on TIXEL: https://tixel.com/au/music-tickets/2024/02/16/bohemian-summer-festival?landing=1 ​ * Bohemian Summer Festival is an outdoor, all weather event in Regional Victoria. ​ * If for any reason the event is cancelled, you will be entitled to a full refund minus vendors booking fees / credit card charges ​ Please see our full TERMS AND CONDITIONS at the bottom of this page.
  • TICKET TERMS (Ticketholders and Staff, Vendors, presenters etc)
    * All Sales are Final - there are no refunds for incorrect purchases, changes in personal/business circumstances or if you choose not to come due to inclement weather or for any reason whatsoever. If you can no longer make the event, you can on sell your ticket on TIXEL. ​ * Bohemian Summer Festival is an outdoor, all weather event in Regional Victoria. ​ * If for any reason the event is cancelled, you will be entitled to a full refund minus vendors booking fees / credit card charges ​ Please see our full TERMS AND CONDITIONS at the bottom of this page.
  • Do I need a car pass?
    Yes, those staying onsite will need a car pass. This encourages carpooling and also allows us to plan the festival grounds to run as streamlined as possible. Day pass tickets and those staying offsite do not need a car pass.
  • How does car parking work?
    Once you arrive you will be directed to your accommodation option (camping, glamping, dorms or apartments). You will unload your belongings and then move your car to the car park. The car park is a short distance away (approx. less than 5 minute walk in most cases). The grounds are mostly level and the paths are well maintained gravel. If you have mobility issues and need a little more support, please let us know when we are scanning your ticket so we can help in any way we can including giving you a lift in one of our buggies.
  • What time can I arrive on Friday?
    The gates open at 7am however please note that our program doesn't start until approx. 11am therefore there is no rush. Although we have great plans in place for traffic management, there might a wait to get in so please don't stress if you're not here at 7am.
  • Can I come just for one day?
    Absolutely! We will have a Friday, Saturday or Sunday day pass option. Gates open at 7am and close at 10:30pm Friday and Saturday. Day Parking is on the outer of the festival grounds so there is easy access in and out. Your day pass allows you to enjoy all workshops, crafts, live and interactive performances, women's circles etc. Healings & Readings are available for a donation and there will be market and food stalls you can purchase from if you wish.
  • Who can attend?
    Bohemian Summer Festival is a gathering for women of all ages.
  • Can I come alone?
    Coming alone? Don't stress, we have you covered! We have quite a few people coming alone as it's a great way to make new lifelong friends who share the same interests if this is what you are wanting to do or you're more than welcome to check it out alone without distractions. We do have an area for people camping alone, if this is something you would like, you just need to let them know when you arrive and our traffic crew will let you know where to set up if you're staying on site. Otherwise we also have shared cozy cabins (with single beds) if you prefer to stay in there with other people. There is a dedicated toilet and shower block within this area.
  • What are the grounds like?
    The site has well maintained gravel paths, flat grounds and shade. We have made the festival area's close in proximity to allow people will mobility issues as much ease as possible in an outdoor location. Camping and accommodation is very close by. If you have mobility issues please let the staff at the info tent know. We are happy to help you in any way possible including giving you a lift on our buggies.
  • Camp ground and accessibility
    • The festival grounds are mostly flat and well maintained. • The toilets and showers are wheelchair accessible • There are steps up to the dorm rooms • We have allocated an area for Accessible Camping with close promixity to toilets and showers • We will have buggies on site to help if needed • We are here to support you - please email us any questions or concerns at info@bohemiansummerfest.com
  • Is there another option if I can't afford to come?
    Absolutely! We need volunteers for a range of duties! You may be surprised. You would even have access to the staff tent which includes snacks and cold drinks for the duration of the festival. You can apply HERE.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    Service animals are welcome but no other animals will be permitted.
  • Do I need to book in for the workshops?
    No, you simply turn up in the space and enjoy however if it is something you are really keen to do we suggest getting to that area a little earlier to ensure your spot!
  • Will I get a program guide and map when I arrive?
    Yes you will get a full color printed version of our program guide which will include a map. This will also be available for download at least two weeks before the event.
  • Have you included the Traditional Owners / Custodians of the land?
    Yes, this is very important to us and we will have more on this shortly.
  • What do I need to bring?
    If Camping and General - Festival ticket and photo ID - Normal camping items like tent, bedding etc - Insect spray and sunscreen - Camp chairs - Esky - Water Bottle - Phone charger and power packs - Towels, toiletries - Touch and battery powered lanterns - Solar lights and other decorations for your tent - Bags for rubbish to take home or to pop into bins onsite if unable to take home - Bags for dirty clothing - Medical Essentials - Picnic Rugs - Cash for donation based services in the Healing Haven - Money for market stalls and food vans (check maps for what cooking facilities there are). There may not be eftpos machines at some stalls so bring cash just in case. - Sunhat and rain poncho. Prepare for all weather events. ​ If in Group Accommodation - Check to see what is provided. Some options include bedding and some you need to bring. You can view this on the Map and Accommodation page. ​ For Workshops - Notebook and pen - Yoga Mat - Cushion or chair
  • Are we able to have our own camp fire on site?
    Unfortunately due to safety and festival numbers, our public liability insurance has stated that we can't allow you to have your own fire on site.
  • Can I BYO alcohol?
    Unfortunately no, BYO alcohol is not allowed. However we do have a licensed bar on site.
  • I have more questions, can I contact someone?
    We will updating our FAQ regularly with updated information. If you have any questions or feel like there are things we haven't yet covered we would love to hear from you! Please contact us.
  • What do the Glamping tents include?
    GLAMPING TENTS INCLUDE: • Full Festival Pass - 2 nights, 3 days • Comfortable self-inflating air camping mattress • Quality bedding: fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillows, pillowcases, doona and doona cover, warm woollen blanket. • Throw cushions • Bedside table • Bedside lantern • Floor and front door mats • Bin with bin liner
  • What do the Apartments include?
    ECO APARTMENTS INCLUDE: • Fully furnished, comfortable and well equipped • Split System - Heating & Cooling • Fans in Bedrooms • Decked Entertainment Areas • Linin Provided including towles / toiletries • TV, DVD, Stereo system • Free Wifi • Washing Machine, Iron, Hairdryer • Microwave, oven and stove, gas BBQ • Dishwasher, fridge, freezer • Group booking and includes full festival tickets per person • ONLY THREE AVAILABLE
  • I would like to be a stall holder, presenter or run workshops at the festival?
    You can apply here: https://www.bohemiansummerfest.com.au/apply We look to forward to receiving your application.
  • Can I apply to be a stall holder?
    Yes! If you are interested in applying for the position, please visit our website and click on the "Apply" tab for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • What are the accommodation options available at the Bohemian Summer Festival?
    Bohemian Summer Festival currently has a few different accommodation options (unless sold out)including; camping (byo), glamping, cozy cabins, eco houses (sell out fast) or you are welcome to purchase a staying off site pass or day passes. Please note that some of these options sell out fast.
  • What activities and workshops are included in the festival program?
    Please access our program guide here: PROGRAM GUIDE | Bohemian Summer Fest
  • How can I purchase tickets for the festival?
    Please purchase tickets here: Tickets for Bohemian Summer Festival in Ballan from Ticketbooth
  • Refund Policy for Stallholders/Presenters and other Vendors
    Due to the amount of administration etc.. Bohemian Summer Festival will not provide refunds or transfers for any monies paid if you change your mind for any reason and can no longer attend the festival for your confirmed role. Please think about this carefully before going ahead with your application and payment.
  • Can I come in Thursday night?
    Unfortunately we can't allow patrons on site on Thursday, for many reasons some of which include site fees, staff, insurances, security, first aid, council permit etc.... For this reason we have made it so our program commences a bit later on Friday. We might look into this option for future events however we were trying to keep it as cost effective as possible for everyone. Please note that Ballan Caravan Park is located not too far away which might still have bookings if you like to stay closer to arrive at 7am on Friday. Thank you for understanding.
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Terms & Conditions

Bohemian Summer Festival (“Festival”) is presented by Bohemian Summer Festival PTY LTD (ABN 13 660 437 838) (“Organizer”).

 

Tickets, stall or contributor fees which are sold, gifted or allocated by the Festival on the express condition that the holder is bound to the following terms and conditions of sale and entry, which form part of the contract between Bohemian Summer Festival, the purchaser and the ticket holder (referred to as the ‘holder’).

 

The Terms and Conditions of Sale and Entry include the following.

Please be aware these apply to all visitors – with and without a valid ticket – to the venue for the Festival.

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General Refunds Policy

  1. A change in personal circumstances (interest, medical, work or family related) of the holder does not entitle the return or exchange of the wristband/tickets or stall price.

  2. Tickets and other expenses associated with the festival will not be refunded or transferred in whole or in part under any circumstances including, but not limited to, ticket holders/vendors being asked or forced to leave, holders deciding not to attend any portion of the Festival, the possible non-appearance of any particular person, expected by the holder, whether advertised or not.

  3. Holders/Vendors agree that Bohemian Summer Festival, and their agents and volunteers, are not liable for acts of God, the weather, strikes, another pandemic, protests, fires or actions taken by government agencies and similar causes beyond the reasonable control of Bohemian Summer Festival and understand festivals and other expenses will not be refunded or transferred iin whole or in part in these circumstances. Aspects including but not limited to programming, ticket price and capacity are subject to change at any time without notice. Bohemian Summer Festival reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Festival for any reason.

  4. Any valid refunds will not include the booking fee.

  5. Holders/Vendors should carefully consider the refund and cancellation policies of travel, accommodation and other goods or service providers when making arrangements for attendance at the Festival. 

RESELLING TICKETS

You can resell your tickets via Tixel

TERMS

The terms and conditions that apply to any particular transaction will be the published terms and conditions at the time the transaction was finalized. Subject to the preceding sentence, Bohemian Summer Festival may alter or change the terms and conditions as they appear on our website from time to time, effective immediately upon posting to the website. The holder should periodically check the terms and conditions HERE.

SELF CARE

By purchasing a ticket to Bohemian Summer Festival the Holder agrees that:

  • I am fully responsible for my state of health, be it physical, mental, emotional and spiritual upon my arrival and throughout the Festival. 

  • I am responsible for choosing to attend workshops, presentations and engage in experiences that are of interest to me without knowing exactly what content will be delivered or how I may respond and/or react to this content.

  • I am responsible for my experience and how I respond and/or react to any such experiences during the Festival.

  • It is my responsibility to ask or call for support if I need it.

  • Holders acknowledge that they are physically able to participate in events and associated activities at the venue, and that they have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical professional.

  • I am aware that BYO alcohol is prohibited however there is a fully licensed bar on site if I would like to purchase any drinks

  • I am aware that CAMPFIRES are prohibited ​

  • I am aware that GAS STOVES AND BBQ'S are prohibited

SERVICES:

Purchasers and holders accept that the internet, temporary mobile phone towers and other utilities are not always reliable and that system outages and interruptions may occur and this is not a cause for refund.

CLAIMS & COMPENSATION:

To the full extent permitted by law, holders waive all legal rights of action (on behalf of themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns) against and fully release Bohemian Summer Festival, its agents, employees, contributors, members and volunteers for all claims for compensation for loss, damage, injury (including, but not limited to, bodily injury, mental anguish, emotional distress, sickness, disease), molestation (including, but not limited to, assault, interference, bullying, abuse) or death howsoever arising out of or in relation to the holder’s participation in the Festival. This includes, without limitation, liability for any negligent or tortious act or omission on the part of the persons released, or under statute or for breach of these terms and conditions.

WARNING: If the holder participates in these activities, the holder’s rights to sue the supplier under the Fair Trading Act 1999 if the holder is killed or injured because the activities were not supplied with due care and skill, or were not reasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in or on this notice.

The Festival organisers of Bohemian Summer Festival seek to accurately document and promote the event through photography and film. By purchasing tickets and attending, patrons automatically give consent to be included in recordings captured by the organisers or their representatives, which may be used at the discretion of the organisers and partners. Patrons who prefer not to be filmed or photographed should inform the festival information tent. Individual(s) choosing this option will be photographed for identification purposes and will not appear in any promotional material. Unauthorised use of professional camera and recording equipment is prohibited. Guests may use their personal phones to capture photos and videos, but we kindly ask them to respect each other's privacy.

FOOTAGE/PHOTOGRAPY 

Bohemian Summer Festival seek to accurately document and promote the event through photography and film. By purchasing tickets and attending, patrons automatically give consent to be included in recordings captured by the organisers or their representatives, which may be used at the discretion of the organisers and partners. Patrons who prefer not to be filmed or photographed should inform the festival information tent. Individual(s) choosing this option will be photographed for identification purposes and will not appear in any promotional material. Unauthorized use of professional camera and recording equipment is prohibited. Guests may use their personal phones to capture photos and videos, but we kindly ask them to respect each other's privacy.

For enquiries, feedback or complaints, please contact us by email: info@bohemiansummerfest.com

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