Conditions of Entry

We are so honored to have you on board Yemaya Festival, and welcome you to explore inner parts of yourself.

Share moments with complete strangers, make new friends, look after them, look after yourself and the tribe!!

We have tried to pay much attention to detail, our whole crew are committed to creating an audiovisual safe space for your sensory delight. We only wish that you mirror our efforts in creating a safe space by taking that extra care for the land you will be staying on for the duration of the festival. Please try and carpool to minimise traffic congestion. Bring rubbish bags and sort out your garbage and recycling. We will have a waste management system in place, though we ask everyone to take extra care. We believe the best way is to lead by example, be exemplary in your actions, show positive leadership by taking care of yourselves and the land you live on, take charge and get rid of litter wherever you see it. Speak up against any abusive and unwarranted behavior or report it to the site managers.

Lastly, please make use of the healing space provided, it is a haven purely for you. Our team of healers are experienced in helping you ground yourself after a long night of dancing. They are their to guide you through your emotions and help you shift perspective for a better you. Use this island as a sanctuary through out your travels across the festival.

We are here to celebrate creativity, art, and life through the human experience.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The mission of the Event Organiser is to take any and all reasonable steps to protect the safety and security of our patrons, staff, and amenities with respect toward everyone's dignity and legal rights.

 

All tickets sold to Yemaya Festival 2017 (“the Event“) are sold on the condition that you are bound by these Terms and Conditions of Entry and such other rules, terms or conditions as may be published by the Event Organiser.

The Event Organiser reserves the right for it or its authorised representatives to refuse entry to the Event to any ticket holder at their complete discretion.

You acknowledge that the Event or individual performances may be cancelled, terminated early, relocated or rescheduled for various reasons beyond the control of the Event Organiser including, but not limited to, acts of God, adverse weather, natural disasters, industrial action, power supply issues, safety issues, technical issues, national emergencies, or at the direction of authorities or government departments.

 

TICKETING & WRISTBANDS

Tickets are non-refundable. Lost tickets will not be replaced and there will be no pass-outs or re-admissions to the Event.

Event wristbands must be worn at all times during the Event and may be inspected at any time. If you do not have a valid event wristband you may be evicted from the Event.

Any wristband removed from wrist or tampered with will be rendered invalid and will not be replaced. Lost or missing wristbands will not be replaced.

 

SECURITY SEARCHES

Event Security will be conducting thorough car searches of every vehicle as a condition of entry. This is non-negotiable. Additional searches may be conducted during the Event at the complete discretion of Event Security.

If you refuse a car search you may be refused entry to the Event or evicted from the Event.

Security personnel will conduct their inspections with the utmost respect toward the guests' dignity and legal rights. In no circumstance shall the inspections be conducted in a discriminatory manner or pattern.

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

If you are found to be in possession of a Prohibited Item you may have that Prohibited Item confiscated; and/or be denied entry to the Event or evicted from the Event.

Prohibited Items may include, but is not limited to, the following:

- Fireworks, flares or sparklers
- Glass of any kind, including glass bottles (such as perfume bottles)
- Weapons, including guns, knives, any potential missiles or any item which may be used to cause harm to any person
- Animals, excluding Guide Dogs
- Any illegal items

If a Prohibited Item is confiscated from you, it will not be returned. Illegal substances, weapons or items considered dangerous or offensive will be handed over to the police.

If you are denied entry to the Event or evicted from the Event for possessing a Prohibited Item you will not be eligible for a refund.

If you are not sure whether something is a Prohibited Item you should leave it at home.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Be kind and courteous to one another and respectful at all times.

By attending this party you accept responsibility for yourself and your actions.

 

NO ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Entry will be refused to people who are intoxicated and / or disorderly.

Offensive, dangerous or illegal behaviour is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:

- Unauthorised access to restricted areas, and the climbing of any structures, fences or trees;
- Failure to comply with directions from Event Security, the Event Organiser or its authorised representatives;
- Possession of any vilifying or hateful material, including but not limited to racist, homophobic or sexist material;
- Any vilifying or hateful behaviour, including but not limited to racist, homophobic or sexist behaviour;
- Any violent or intimidating behaviour against any other person;
- Any behaviour which causes damage or destruction to the Event venue, property of the Event Organiser and its related entities or the property of any other person;
- Any other behaviour which, in the full discretion of the Event Promoter or its authorised representatives is judged as being offensive, dangerous or illegal behaviour;

The Event Organiser or its authorised representatives may evict patrons for any offensive, dangerous  or illegal behaviour determined at their sole discretion.

If you are evicted from the Event for offensive, dangerous or illegal behaviour you will not be eligible for a refund of your ticket.

 

PARTY SAFE

We live in a place of extreme temperatures and this time of year is no exception.

Dehydration and heatstroke can both be deadly on their own, but when combined and mixed in with alcohol, physical exertion, poor eating, and poor sleeping habits, the potential for harm is multiplied exponentially.

Please be extra mindful of the conditions and stay hydrated and nourished, and be sure to get some sleep in to rest your body and mind.

Be vigilant and look after one another, check on your friends regularly to make sure they're playing it safe.

 

LEAVE NO TRACE

Please be mindful and avoid littering, cigarette butts especially, and clean up any rubbish that you bring to leave your camping area as clean as you found it.

Leave nothing behind but footprints.

 

COMPLETE FIRE BAN

There will be a complete fire ban in place for the duration of the event, no open fires will be permitted in the camping areas.

We will have a large communal fire at the back of the dance floor and several fire barrels throughout the event area.

Fire twirling is only permitted as part of the approved festival performance schedule within a specific area during designated times.

 

NO GHB OR ICE/METH

The energy that you bring into the event has a tremendous impact on the overall atmosphere. Specifically, substances like GHB and Meth/Ice create a very low frequency resonance which is completely contrary to what we are trying to accomplish. They are also particularly volatile with a very high risk factor associated with their use, and create a liability which has traditionally not been associated with the PsyTrance scene. Thus we would ask all patrons to respect our intentions for the event and leave any such elements at home.

 

NO PASS-OUTS

There will be a 'No Pass-Outs' policy in place for the duration of the event in order to reduce the risk of any accidents onsite, and also to alleviate the concerns of local police regarding inebriated motorists.

 

NO CAR MOVEMENTS

All patrons will be asked leave their vehicles stationary after setting up camp until they exit the site, please be mindful in your preparations to ensure that you bring enough supplies for the duration of the event.

 

VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED IN ROWS PROVIDED

Cars must be parked alongside one another as in traditional row carparks, reversed back up to the soil checkbank. This measure is in place to reduce the risk of any accidents occurring as a result of vehicle movement.

 

PRIVACY

As a condition of entry, you are consenting to your person being filmed and photographed. These images may be used by the Event Organiser for purposes including, but not limited to, promotional purposes.

 

LIABILITY & RELEASE

The Event Organiser, its related entities, and authorised representatives will provide all services at the Event with due care and skill to the full extent required by law.

You enter this event at your own risk. Except as required by law, the Event Organiser, its related entities, and their respective directors, officers and authorised representatives assume no liability for any loss, injury or damage caused to you or your property during the Event or in any way related to your attendance at the Event.

To the full extent permitted by law, you waive all legal rights of action against and fully release the Event Organiser, its related entities, and their respective directors, officers and authorised representatives from any liability for any loss, injury or damage caused to you or your property during or in respect of the Event.

 

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify the Event Organiser, its related entities, contractors and their respective directors, officers and authorised representatives against any loss, injury or damages caused to any other person or the property of any other person arising out of your actions, negligence or breach of these Terms and Conditions.

 

CHANGES TO THE EVENT

The Event Promoter reserves the right to make changes to the advertised program, including changes to the Event lineup, including adding, removing, or substituting artists, capacity of the Event, and the time and location of the Event. If any changes are made to the advertised program, ticket holders will not be eligible for a refund.