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Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS NOVEMBER SUN?

November Sun is on Saturday 9th of November 2019. Gates open at 1pm and close at 8.30pm after the last act.

WHO IS PLAYING?

Fronted by Joe Camilleri and following the release of an acclaimed new album, we are incredibly pleased to announced The Black Sorrows will be headlining our second annual November Sun music event.

Supports include Eurogliders and Melbourne folk songstress Emily Ulman along with Loose Tooth and Libby Steel.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

While there will be some seating provided, we recommend that you bring a folding chair or picnic rug. As the weather may be warm, please bring a hat and sunscreen.

As the event is licensed, please don’t bring your own alcohol. We also ask that you don’t bring your own food — the event will be well catered with a range of options available.

In the event of wet weather, please prepare for the show to go on – we’re talking raincoats, gumboots and umbrellas.

IS THERE A BUS TO THE EVENT?

Yes.

A free shuttle bus will be running from The Avoca Hotel to Blue Pyrenees Estate and back again, starting at 12.30pm.

A return bus is also available Ballarat at a cost of $30 each, we well as from Maryborough at a cost of $20 per person. Bus passes are purchasable along with tickets here.

IS THE EVENT BYO?

The event is strictly no BYO alcohol or food. There will be a bar selling very reasonably priced Blue Pyrenees Estate wine, local beer and cocktails.

Gourmet food showcasing local product will be available from a varied selection of food trucks, catering for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free requirements.

Any alcohol brought on to the site (including the carpark) will be confiscated by security and we reserve the right to eject offending patrons from the venue.

WHAT FOOD & DRINK WILL BE AVAILABLE?

November Sun is our opportunity to showcase the best our region has to offer.

Expect the full range of Blue Pyrenees’ best estate-grown wines (red, white and sparkling) by the bottle and glass, as well as sangria, local Red Duck beer and a range of cocktails featuring gin from Kilderkin Distillery.

The Forge Pizzeria, Zed & Co Pork, The East India Trading CoTimboon Ice Creamery and our local community BBQ are catering for lunch, dinner and everything in between.

As with most live music events of this kind, we ask that you don’t bring your own food and drink.

IS NOVEMBER SUN AN ALL AGES EVENT?

Yes. Children under the age of 18 are welcome with a supervisor. Under 16s enter for free, while 16-17 are ticketed at a reduced cost.

Alcohol is not to be consumed by minors under the age of 18 under any circumstances. Fines of over $19,000 apply for patrons found supplying alcohol to a minor.

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE PHOTO ID?

We reserve the right to ask all patrons purchasing or consuming alcohol for photo ID and to deny service to anyone unable to provide suitable proof of age.

DO I NEED TO BRING A CHAIR?

While there will be some seating available, the Blue Pyrenees Estate team encourage you to bring folding chairs and picnic rugs.

CAN I CAMP AT BLUE PYRENEES ESTATE?

No. Patrons must leave the site when gates close at 8.30pm. However, there are plenty of local free camping options. More information can be found here.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We’ll have November Rain! Just joking. November Sun is an outdoor event and will go ahead rain, hail or shine (provided it is safe for patrons).

While Blue Pyrenees Estate will provide some shelter from the sun (or rain), please dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend raincoats, gumboots and umbrellas in the event of a wet weather forecast.

CAN I RECIEVE A TICKET REFUND IF I CAN'T ATTEND?

Tickets to November Sun are unfortunately non-refundable.

WHAT TIMES ARE THE BANDS ON?

Gates open at 1pm and close at 8.30pm after the last act. Set times will be released on the website and Facebook page closer to the event.

CAN I PARK MY CAR AT THE EVENT?

Free car parking is available adjacent to the event site.

However, please don’t drink and drive — police breath testing will be conducted as patrons leave the event. Buses are available from Ballarat and Maryborough (passes can be booked along with your ticket), while a free shuttle bus will be running from The Avoca Hotel.

Guests are welcome to leave cars overnight however they must be collected by midday on Sunday 10th of November.