Festivals. We all know they are a bloody good time. But every year without fail there are a collection of human beings who make increasingly poor life decisions and end up like a drunken stain with the brain capacity of an infant.
We don’t want you to be ‘that person’, as R&A is going to be off the CHAIN this year, so we are hitting you with some practical advice to keep you safe and make sure you have a LIT New Years.
Don’t be a basic bi*** or bro- we have faith in you.
Don’t be a drunken douche.
We’ve got to state this one first and foremost, as over-consumption of alcohol is the key way to fall down the rabbit hole of having a reaaaaally bad time.
R&A 18 is a marathon- not a sprint. Each night we’ve got tunes blaring until 6 am in the morning, so you don’t want to be down and out by 11 pm with zero memories and an absolute slurring/spewing mess. We’ve got free water stations dotted around the festival site- so scope out the h2o when you arrive at the festival.
And, it has to be said; climbing that tree, throwing your drink at the MC, trying to climb barriers and have a deep and meaningful with the security guards are all bloody stupid ideas. We know you are really happy to be here but don't be a dick and try keep to your personal space bubble and respect yourself and the other ravers. Leave the clown suit at home team!
Look festy but don’t freeze.
We are big fans of the ol’ body covered in glitter and hella festy attire, but if you are going to show mass quantities of skin, please do yourself a favour and bring a jacket. Cardrona Valley may be a pit of sunshine during the day but hit nightfall she may get cold at night. Mother Nature may decide to rain on us too so be prepared for four seasons so you don’t start 2019 looking like a drowned rat.
Look after your shizzzz.
We see it every year; the overly stressed human pacing backwards and forwards through the mosh pit with their head down looking for their phone/bracelet from their grandmother/Karen Walker sunglasses.
This is a waste of your festival time and we don’t want you to miss out so if you can’t stand to lose it - DON’T BRING IT. Yes, we do have a lost and found but this won’t be properly available until after the festival (as we are flat out). If you are going to bring important items- get a bum bag/ fanny pack (it’s a fasssshun darling), strap it to your body or leave it at home!
Know the lineup & plan your time.
This is arguably the best line up that we have brought to the dirty south in 8 years of R&A and we have a variety of big hitter headliners and a mix of those that are less known but totally rad.
We’ve released our set times early, so you can plan your festival in advance and see the artists that truly get you going. We’ve got some seriously big talent throwing it down at the Cabin & Fridge stages, so we encourage you to cut your umbilical cord from the Main Stage. Check out our updated set times below…
One final note on this is that including the Hawea Pre Party on the 28th ( Chase & Status YES) we have four nights of epic music. Don’t write yourself off into hungover oblivion on the first night. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and well fed and enjoy the full festival.
R E S P E C T
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… All we’re asking for is just a little respect. (#ArethaFranklinIsGod)
RESPECT the environment; We are not a glorified garbage dump- take your tent, rubbish and ALL belongings with you when you leave the festival.
RESPECT yourself. You are an adult so act like one. Know your limits, prepare yourself with whatever you need to keep yourself well during the festival and look after numero uno.
RESPECT your mates and other festy goers. Try and have an established meeting spot if you lose your friends and don’t leave a man behind at the end of the night. Remember, when you are thrashing your limbs around of the d-floor, that there’s a whole lot of other people trying to have a good time too, so try not to ruin their vibe!
RESPECT the festival and our staff! We work really hard to make sure you have an amazing experience at Rhythm & Alps and we don’t want any dramz. Please, please be familiar with the festival rules (you can read them here), don’t bring in anything you know you shouldn’t, be polite to our lovely staff and respect the artists who have come a long way to get you frothing like nobody's business.
It’s gonna be a totally amazing time folks. So don’t be basic.
TWO WEEKS & TWO DAYS UNTIL THE HAWEA PRE PARTY. Let's get hella lit.