SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY, 2013
NOTE: Venues and lineup may be subject to change.
ENTRY AND AGE INFORMATION
- All patrons must have a ticket and it is an offence to enter the venue without a ticket.
- Soundwave is an all ages and licensed event.
- You will not be able to purchase or consume alcohol unless you have valid photo I.D.
- We strongly recommend young people from 15 to 18 be accompanied by a responsible adult who is 18 years old or over.
- Young people between 12yrs up to 15yrs MUST be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult over 18 years old.
- We advise that Soundwave is not suitable for children under 12 and they will not be admitted.
- Some of the artists appearing at Soundwave may use lyrics, language or gestures whilst entertaining that some people may find offensive. If such language or behavior concerns you, please do not attend. If you believe such language or behavior is unsuitable for minors, please do not allow them to attend.
- Remember to bring ID, your ticket, important phone numbers, sun block, any medication you may need, a hat, covered shoes, charged mobile phone, pen, still camera. If you have any chronic conditions or illness (i.e asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) be sure to carry information regarding your condition & emergency contact number on you at all times.
- Allow enough time to get to & into the show. It can take some time to get through the gates & security checks depending on the time of day so please be patient.
- Make sure you dress in accordance with the weather forecast. Wear sensible shoes & clothes and bring a raincoat if needed.
- We have been told to expect the constabulary and their canine associates to make one their customary festival appearances. You may be sniffed at, inside and outside the show or even at car parks or public transport hubs. Possession and/or consumption of illegal substances will not be tolerated.
- Any patron found to be intoxicated on arrival or within the venue will be handed over to police.
- You can bring a small bag or backpack, but remember that it will take longer to get into the show as it will be searched. If you want to check it in at the Cloak Room it will add more queues to your day.
- Read the back of your ticket for restricted items conditions such as Video or recording gear, drugs or alcohol, glass, umbrellas, toys, animals, umbrellas, etc.
- No spike collars, studded belts or sharp jewelry etc will be allowed.
- Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & be sure to get rest, when you can, to maximize your enjoyment on the day.
- No liquids will be allowed through the entrance. You are permitted to bring 1 empty drink container (for refilling with water once inside) and one sandwich. However, please do remember that we’re most likely in for a hot day and food can spoil. No fruit will be allowed.
- It is an offence to smoke in the venue except in a designated smoking area.
- There is a public entrance on Gregory Tce (corner of Costin St.) and on O’Connell Tce (between Bowen Bridge Rd and Brooks St).
Whether it's entering, leaving or inside the festival you will be required to abide by any reasonable request or command from the Soundwave security. Remember that they are primarily there to keep the entire festival safe. If you need help or see someone needing help please notify Security straight away. Crowd surfing, moshing and circle dancing are dangerous activities and will not be tolerated. Offenders will either be banned from the area or possibly removed from the site. Soundwave accepts no violence and any form of violence will result in immediate removal from the site.
Under extreme & unlikely circumstances a building, area or the entire site may be required to be evacuated or cleared. It will be imperative for you to follow all instructions & directions from emergency services, police, fire brigade & / or our security that would be requested of you in such a situation. Remember these people are only there to help so pay attention.
There will be First Aid stations adjacent to Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 and also at the lower entry of the Royal Industrial Convention Centre, entry off the plaza, to treat people who are genuinely ill or have injured themselves on the day. Try to minimize your demands on them if it does not relate to real issues as they have a very long and demanding day. More than 50% of all First Aid Calls are related to cut feet and sunburn – please wear shoes and bring sunblock.
No professional photography equipment is permitted however point and click cameras and mobile phones are fine. No cameras with removable lens. No audio visual recording devices of any kind will be permitted.
FREE WATER STATIONS
There will be several FREE water stations located around the site. Site Maps will be available on the website and at the event.
There will be a chill out space at the lower level of the entry building and also at the lower entry of the Royal Industrial Convention Centre, entry off the plaza, to enable you to get out of the sun and lie down and re-coup. This is for patrons who are dehydrated, heat exhausted or physically impaired and need some quiet time. Do not use this facility unless you need it please. It is not a first aid base.
CLOAK ROOM / LOST PROPERTY
The Cloak Room will be located in the lower level of the entry building where Crowd Care will be based. During the event lost property is delivered to cloak room.
DISABLED ACCESS INFORMATION
The RNA Showgrounds has excellent access for wheelchairs and there are very good vantage points around the venue to see the stages. There is a wheel chair set down area for patrons arriving in cars or taxis on Gregory Terrace, near Costin Street, access from Bowen Bridge Road. (look for signs). Disabled toilets are located around the site. Carers must have a companion card.
PUBLIC TRANPORT OPTIONS
PLAN YOUR TRANSPORT! The best way to get to Soundwave is by public transport. Make sure you’ve taken a look at the timetables for your local public transport system and you’ve worked out a plan to get to the site – and, perhaps more importantly, how to get home when you’re a little bit worse for wear.
Caboolture line has emergency track work starting MIDNIGHT Saturday 23rd (after show).
A bus service will be in place between Northgate and Petrie stations. Q-Rail are aware of the extra traffic from the event.
Cleveland line has scheduled track work all weekend as advertised for the last few months.
A bus service will be in place between affected stations and Q-Rail are aware of the extra traffic from the event.
Many scheduled services arrive and depart from Fortitude Valley which is only a short walk along St Pauls Tce to the Gregory Tce entry venue. The new Busway station is across the road on Bowen Bridge Road and a short walk to the new entry on O’Connell Tce.
Please note that we have opened the Ekka train station for the day for both arrival and departures.
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No parking available at the venue but Fortitude Valley State School will be providing parking, access is from St Pauls Tce.
PARENT DROP OFF POINT / COLLECTION POINT
A well lit area is provided for parent drop off and collection on O’Connell Tce, access from Brooks St end. Use Public Gate for entrance and exit on O’Connell Tce.
A taxi rank / set down area is provided on O’Connell Tce, access from Brooks St end.