Festival Information

A large chunk of possible questions should be answered here but if there is doubt
please email us at admin@soundsplash.co.nz

Soundsplash Festival is open to all ages. It is a rain or shine event.

Ticketing

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased from Eventfinda: www.eventfinda.co.nz

Please make sure to bring your ticket with you to Soundsplash. On arrival at the festival, your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband.

Is there an extra cost for parking?

All those who are camping at Soundsplash and wish to park at the festival must purchase a vehicle pass (one per vehicle). Vehicle passes are limited and are only available for campers. 

There are two types of vehicle pass, depending on what you are rolling in.  The Standard Vehicle Pass ($25) covers a regular passenger vehicle while the Camper Vehicle Pass ($50) is for  campervans, buses, sleeper vans, caravans towed by a car or motorhomes.  

Vehicle pass holders must arrive at Soundsplash between 8am and 8pm on Friday January 19th or Saturday January 20th to gain access to the festival site and campgrounds.

On arrival at the festival, all those camping in Comfort Zone and Neighbourhood will be able to drop off gear at their campsite before being directed to the campers parking area. Fields of Joy, One Vibe Family Camping and Road Trippers camping areas include options for campsite parking. Road Trippers parking is only available for campervans, buses, sleeper vans, caravans or motorhomes.

Pass-outs are not available for vehicles (unless it's an emergency). Once you are parked, your vehicle will not be able to leave until Sunday. If you decide to leave the festival site before Sunday, your vehicle pass will be removed and your vehicle will not be able to return.

No general parking is available on Wainui Reserve. If you park on roads or in cordoned off areas, your car will be immediately removed.

To minimise the impact on our beautiful site, and to help reduce traffic congestion, we encourage carpooling, using buses or ride sharing wherever possible.

Can I go to town or the beach?

Yes, once you have your wristband you are free to come and go from the festival.

The beach is an easy walk from the festival site, and free shuttle buses will run regularly between Soundsplash and Raglan township.

Ticketholders and their belongings will be searched upon re-entry to the festival, and any alcohol or other prohibited items found will be confiscated and not returned.

 

 

Will pass-outs be available for vehicles?

No pass-outs are available for vehicles (unless it's an emergency). Once you are parked your car will not be able to leave until Sunday. If you decide to leave the festival site before Sunday, your vehicle pass will be removed and your car will not be able to return.

Can I refund my ticket?

Only if the event is cancelled.

Camping

Is there a cost for camping?

Yes, the cost of a camping pass for an adult (18 years of age and over ) or Youth (Aged 16 -17) in one of our 5 Campgrounds is $35.
Children (Aged 15 years and under) camp for free when accompanied by an adult guardian with a camping pass.  Each individual person who is camping needs to have a camping pass.

 

What are the different camping areas at Soundsplash?

The Neighbourhood - Tents Only. 2 minute walk to venue.
One Vibe Family - Tents/car parking & camper vehicles for families. 2 minute walk to venue.
Road Trippers - Camper Vehicles only - no tents. 4 minute walk to venue.
The Comfort Zone - SOLD OUT - Tents Only. 5 minute walk to venue.
The Fields of Joy - SOLD OUT - Tents/car parking with the epic views. 6-10 minute walk to venue.

Can I swap camp zones?

No. Each campground has a specific number of people it can fit and swapping campgrounds messes with those calculations. So, it's important to choose your campground carefully when purchasing your camping pass.

How much room will I have for my tent?

Camp sites in The Neighbourhood and Comfort Zone will be approximately 6m x 4m.

Can I bring my campervan/caravan?

Yes, but you must purchase a Camping Pass and Camper Vehicle Pass in either the Road Trippers Vehicle site or as part of the One Vibe Family Package.

Camper Vehicle Pass holders must arrive at Soundsplash between 8am and 8pm on Friday January 19th or Saturday January 21st to gain access to the festival site. No pass-outs are available for vehicles (unless it is an emergency).

Once you are parked, your vehicle will not be able to leave until Sunday. If you decide to leave the festival site before Sunday, your vehicle pass will be removed and your vehicle will not be able to return.

Can I bring a generator?

No generators are to be brought on site, out of respect for your neighbours and your ecological footprint.

What time can I arrive at my campsite?

Vehicle pass holders must arrive at Soundsplash between 8am and 8pm on Friday January 19th or Saturday January 20th to gain access to the festival site and campgrounds.

Local Accommodation

What if camping isn't my thing?

If camping isn't your thing, you may be able to find a holiday home on Bookabach. You can also visit the Raglan i-SITE website for information on other accomodation options in and around Raglan.

How to get there

Location and directions

Soundsplash is held in Raglan’s stunning Wainui Reserve, at 368 Wainui Road. Wainui Reserve is located 4.5km outside of Raglan.

From Auckland, the driving time to Raglan is approximately 2 hours via State Highway 1, or approximately 2 hours 30 minutes via State Highway 1 and State Highway 23.

From Hamilton, the driving time to Raglan is approximately 45 minutes via State Highway 23, or 1 hour from Hamilton Airport

Transport

Free shuttle buses will run continuously between the Raglan i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and  the Soundsplash site, operating between the following times:

Friday 10am  - Saturday 2am

Saturday 9am  - Sunday 2am

Sunday 9am  - 4pm

You must either have a festival ticket or festival wristband to board the bus.

 

The Splash Bus departs from the Hamilton Transport Centre at 9am and 11am on Friday Jan 19th travelling direct to Soundsplash, and departs the festival at 4pm on Sunday 21st.

Return tickets are only $30 and can be purchased  from Eventfinda when you buy your festival tickets and camping passes.

 
 

Drop offs/Pick ups

To ease traffic congestion around the Soundsplash site, we ask that all those who are being dropped off at the festival (and who don't have camping gear with them) arrange for their drop off/pick up point to be the Raglan i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at 13 Wainui Road.

Free shuttle buses will run continuously between the i-SITE Centre and  the Soundsplash site, operating between the following times:
Friday 10am  - Saturday 2am
Saturday 9am  - Sunday 2am
Sunday 9am  - 4pm

You must either have a festival ticket or festival wristband to board the bus.

 

Festival Hours

What time will the festival open and close?

Soundsplash 2018 runs Friday January 19th to Sunday January 21st.

Festival gates will be open:

8am - 1am Fri/Sat

8am - 6pm Sun

 

 

Festival Currency

How can I buy food and drinks?

There will be 3 currencies at Soundsplash -  cash, eftpos and AWOP.

All bar areas will be using AWOP credits only, and will not be accepting cash or eftpos.

Once you have arrived at Soundsplash you will be able to purchase an AWOP card and top up your credits throughout the festival. AWOP will be situated beside the R18 ID check near ticketing as you enter festival. There will be a one-off activation fee of $3 per AWOP card.

Food

Will there be food and market stalls?

Yes the Market Zone will be open on Friday & Saturday from 8am - 1am, and Sunday 8am - 3pm.

Can I bring food?

Yes, you will be able to bring food onto the Reserve.
To help Soundsplash with zero-waste, please bring packaging that is recyclable, biodegradable, reusable or compostable. NO GLASS and/or NO PLASTIC BAGS please.

The Soundsplash Zero Waste Team will be giving out biodegradable bags as you enter the festival. Please put all your food scraps and biodegradable packaging in these, to be collected for composting.

Can I cook at my campsite?

No fires, or portable bbqs with 9KG bottles or larger, are allowed in the camping areas.

Drink

Will there be water available on site?

Free access to water is available next to the venue entrance.

Can I bring alcohol to Soundsplash?

No alcohol can be brought onsite to Soundsplash, including the Wainui Reserve and camping areas. Ticketholders, their cars and belongings will be searched upon entry, and any alcohol found will be confiscated and not returned.

Anyone who is seen to be intoxicated will be refused entry to the festival.

 

Will there be a bar at the venue?

Yes. You must be aged 18 years or older to enter all bar areas. Please bring photo ID with you.

Do I need to bring photo ID?

Please bring valid/current photo ID with you for access to R18 bar areas, and to confirm your age as required for Youth and Child tickets.

Facilities

Will there be toilets?

Yes.

Can I charge my device?

Yes. Near the Market Zone there will be a solar station where you will be able to charge your devices.

Will there be medical services at Soundsplash?

Yes. A medic tent will be available 24 hours next to the security tent by the front gate.

Will there be a lost property area on site?

Yes. Lost items can be returned or retrieved from the festival information site next to the merchandise tent. Items not collected by 5pm Sunday 21 January will be transferred to the Raglan Police Station.

Will there be showers?

There will be no showers on site at Soundsplash, but public showers are available at the beach. Raglan i-SITE also have details on other shower facilities available in Raglan.

Entertainment

Will there be workshops at Soundsplash?

Yes there will be visual arts, dance, yoga, spoken word and many more workshops.

Kids

Will there be a children's area?

Yes, the Little Splash Zone will be open from 10am - 5pm on Friday  19th & Saturday 20th, and from 10am - 2pm on Sunday 21st. 

Bring

What to bring to Soundsplash

Sunnies, swimwear, sunblock, surfboard, warm clothing for night, raincoat, gummies if needed, a torch, photo ID, an open heart + positive mind.

Leave

What to leave at home

Please NO glass, plastic bags, animals, fires, weapons of any sort, illegal drugs, fireworks, gang insignia or alcohol to be brought on to the Reserve.

Ticketholders, their cars and belongings will be searched upon entry and re-entry to the festival, and any prohibited items found will be confiscated and not returned.

Management reserve the right to refuse admission into the camp areas or festival site at anytime and at the discretion of staff, police or security officers.  Anyone who is seen to be intoxicated will be refused entry to the festival.

Can I bring my dog or pets?

No animals or pets are allowed on the reserve at any time, including inside vehicles.

Safety and Security

Will there be security on site at the festival and campgrounds?

We make every effort to create a safe and secure environment across the festival and camping grounds. On-site security will be provided by a private security company, Waikato Police and Red Frogs. There will be 24-hour security on the camping grounds.

 

Safety and security tips

Keep your belongings safe. If you have any problems or queries while at the festival, please approach one of our friendly security staff who will be able to assist you. The security tent is located next to the ticket booth and will be on call 24 hours.

Security will be patrolling all camping areas throughout the festival, and each campground will have a campmaster's HQ.

Please lock your car and watch out for your own and your neighbour's possessions. No parking on roads or in cordoned off areas. If you do so, your car will be immediately removed.

 

Contact us

To contact the Soundsplash team:

Ticketing enquiries: soundsplash@eventfinda.co.nz

General enquiries: info@soundsplash.co.nz

Vendor applications: vendors@soundsplash.co.nz

Artist applications: adam@soundsplash.co.nz  NOTE: ARTIST APPLICATIONS FOR SOUNDSPLASH 2018 HAVE NOW CLOSED.

Media enquiries: julie@bespokeagency.co.nz

 
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