Festival FAQs

WOMAD 2020 FESTIVAL FAQS

WOMAD VIBE

WOMAD NZ is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and fun experience for every one.

For your safety and that of your fellow WOMADeians  you may be searched on entry to the site or within the festival.

These actions can get you removed from the Festival:

Any individual who violates this Code of Conduct may be IMMEDIATELY removed from the festival grounds and have their Festival Wristband and camping access revoked, without refund.  Our security team and the Police may be notified.

Your festival wristband is your currency to get in and out of the festival sites to you need to wear it at all times. And remember it’s a wristband so goes without saying where to wear it. 

ALLOWED IN VENUE

NOT ALLOWED IN VENUE

FESTIVAL TICKETS

Know what you need to buy before placing the order.
Plan for alternative in case the ones you want are no longer available

TICKET TYPES

This year there are two types of tickets:

 Review the FAQ’s for these specific areas before placing an order

 BUYING TICKETS

 Read all the info, you know what type of tickets you need? Ok, now you’re ready to buy your tickets.

Click on buy tickets
You will be sent to the Dash ticketing website to place your order. 

Follow the instructions and select the tickets you want to buy

 SELECT your tickets

 NO MORE TICKETS?

If the tickets you want are no longer available, you can try to order alternative ones before you checkout.
DO NOT purchase tickets from unauthorized 3rd party sellers (scalpers, particularly VIAGOGO).

AFTER BUYING

All orders will be sent to the ticket purchaser via email

If you are paying by EZIPAY the tickets will be emailed after the final payment has been made

Please read all information before contacting Dash Tickets.  The answer you are seeking is probably there already.

Still need support?

-          Online support[email protected]

-          Phone support DASH Tickets 0800 484 253 (0800 4TICKET)

YOUTH FAQ’S

We absolutely want to have our next generation WOMADedians, our Youth join us at the Festival.  Here’s some useful information to ensure they have a great time

Festival Only Tickets

Youth tickets (13 to 17 years) can’t be bought on their own. 

 Youth will be required to present ID when their ticket is being scanned at the gate or pre-wristbanding site. 

Festival + Camping combo tickets

Camping is not available to youth unless accompanied by a parent or caregiver (18 years and over) with a valid festival + camping combo ticket.  The Youth ticket holder must camp in the same site as their parent or caregiver.

Alcohol

Youth ticket holders are not legally allowed to purchase or consume alcohol on site at the festival or to bring alcohol in. If alcohol is found you will be confiscated and evicted from the site. If you are evicted you will have forfeited the right to come back in to the festival. Stringent bag checks will be conducted on entry to the site.

The Lake

No swimming in the lake, its gross, it’s yucky and you run the risk of getting sick if you enter the water.   If you enter the lake your wristband will be cut off and you will be evicted from the site and you will have forfeited the right to come back in to the festival. 

The Trees and Gardens

WOMAD NZ is held in the beautiful TSB Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park, in New Plymouth, Taranaki.  The park is home to a stunning array of trees and gardens and we want to keep it that way.  Please keep off the gardens and especially don’t climb the trees. 

CHILDREN FAQ’S

We love Children at WOMAD so here’s a few tidbits to help with having the Kids at Womad

Festival Only Tickets

Children aged 12 years and under come to WOMAD free when they accompany an adult ticket holder (18 years and over).

Festival + Camping combo tickets

All campers require a ticket this includes a free child. The child’s ticket needs to be selected at time of purchase.

Kidzone

There is never a shortage of brilliant things to do in Kidzone - arts & crafts workshops and performances! All the creativity climaxes on Sunday evening at 6pm when the festival stops for the Kids parade – feel free to join in! All Kidzone activities are free.

Lost or Found Children

If for some reason you get separated from your child, ‘The Information Centre’ located at the top of the Bowl is the place to look. A couple of tips to prepare for just in case this happens;

The Lake

No swimming in the lake, its gross, its yucky and you run the risk of getting sick if you enter the water.   Please keep watch on your children around the lake area and keep them out of the water.

The Trees and Gardens

WOMAD NZ is held in the beautiful TSB Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park, in New Plymouth, Taranaki.  The park is home to a stunning array of trees and gardens and we want to keep it that way.  Please keep watch on your children, don’t let them trample on the gardens and especially don’t let them climb the trees.  They could get seriously hurt or hurt others if they fall from the trees.

CAMPING FAQ’S

Camping rules that apply to everyone that is camping

OR with a parent/caregiver in order to camp.

NOT ALLOWED IN CAMPSITE

If you are unclear about an answer, assume the answer is NO and leave it behind.

GENERAL, FAMILY & ACCESSIBILITY CAMP 

No motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, sleeper vans, buses or trucks will be allowed. Still can’t figure out what kind of vehicle you’re allowed to bring? Below are some additional examples. If you are still unclear, assume the answer is no.

Camping dos and donts

 

In the event of anti-social, unruly, unsafe or illegal behaviour you won’t be admitted to the campsite or if you are in already you will be evicted. Don’t be a jackass and spoil it for others.

You may bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the campsite

High winds and rain are common. Prepare your campsite by securing any structures or items that may be affected in these conditions.

WOMAD are not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen. It is recommended that you do not bring valuable items in to the campsite. 

Do not leave valuable items in your tent.

MOTORHOME CAMP

RVs, motorhomes, sleeper vans, house buses and trucks are allowed in. No tents whatsoever, don’t even think about asking!   Still can’t figure out what kind of Motorhome vehicle you’re allowed to bring?

If you are unclear about an answer, assume the answer is NO and leave it behind.