IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APAC & SPIN FESTIVAL IN 2019!
Sokil Eco Arts Retreat is surrounded by Australian bush land and is susceptible to dangerous bush fires at this time of year. Due to this, there is strictly no open flames allowed anywhere on site other than at the main building (or on the fire nights during Spin Festival). If you wish to prepare your own meals using a camp stove, you are permitted to use it on the concrete surrounding the kitchen area. The safety of everyone at the festival is paramount, so we ask you to please adhere to this and help us keep everyone safe.
If you have purchased a dorm room, the dorm bed will have a pillow, however there will be no sheet or blankets or sleeping bags. You will need to bring these with you. Please keep in mind that it can get cold overnight, so bring warm bedding & clothing if you can.
Arriving on site
When you arrive on site, find a park in the temporary parking area. Then come and sign in and you will get directions to your dorm/camp site. As a fire safety measure, all cars will need to be reversed into its parking space.
Shuttle Bus from Geelong Station.
If you have purchased a shuttle bus ticket ($25 for a return ticket to Geelong Station) you will have received an email from Mel (Please check your junk mail if you haven’t got it yet). She will be confirming your shuttle bus pick up time with you so that the bus driver knows to wait for you. If you need to buy a shuttle bus ticket, or want to check the shuttle times, you can do so via the ‘Buy Ticket’ link on either the APAC or Spin Festival tabs above. If you have any questions about this, please email Mel directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is strongly advised that you bring cash (AUD) with you to APAC and SPIN festival. However for the first time we will have cash out facilities on site but this will come with a 2% surcharge. For that reason we encourage you to bring cash with you, as there may be some teething problems with this system... We’re good at circus… not banking.
The site has a kitchen offering hearty and affordable meals (vegetarian & vegan options available). Daily passes can be purchased for $20 at the kitchen. Additionally there will be a coffee machine and a bar onsite.
As mentioned above, if you wish to prepare your own meals using a camp stove, you are permitted to use it on the concrete surrounding the kitchen area.
Each festival will have a raffle where we give away an impressive line up of prizes. Each raffle is drawn at renegade and tickets can be purchased throughout the festival. APAC boasts over $2500 worth of prizes, one of those being a ticket to our brand new Bali Handstand Retreat! In addition Spin Festival has over $3500 of toys to give away!!
Renegade has become an institution at our festivals, however it is not compulsory to attend. Each renegade has a STRICT costume policy. No Costume, No Entry. Prizes will be given away for best-dressed costumes. Bring an act to perform! Something small, short, weird or whatever you feel. Anything from a knock knock joke, to making a smoothie on stage! Get some art in ya!
For the first time we are going off site to the Wonderland Speigletent to watch our trainers perform a show for us. We have hired two buses to take everyone to and from Barwon heads, however there are a limited number of seats, so if you can drive yourself and are happy to offer lifts to others, please do. When you sign into the festival you will need to book a seat on the bus.
Arrival and departure times
APAC- Gates open at 11am on the 11th of January (Please note there ARE workshops that day, starting at 3.30pm). Patrons will need to be off site by midday on the 16th of January. (If you are staying for Spin Festival, you may remain onsite).
Spin Festival - Gates open at midday on the 17th of January and the site closes at midday on the 21st of January.
No outside alcohol is to be brought onto site. We have been told by VCGLR that there is a likelihood of an inspection and if we don’t comply with safe alcohol procedures we will be fined. And these fines are big. Nobody wants that.
Thank you all for being apart of the APAC & Spin Festival community. You are what make these events so awesome & we are so grateful that you’ll be apart of the fun in 2019.
Be sure to follow us on social media for any other last minute announcements & be sure to tag us in your pics!
Instagram: @aus_partner_acro & @spin_circus_festival
Oh, one last thing! We have made something a little fancy on Facebook. Click on your profile picture then click ‘add frame’. Then search for the APAC & Spin Festival frames by using the key words: Spin Festival or APAC 2019!