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Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS NOVEMBER SUN?

November Sun is on Saturday 17th of November 2018. Gates open at 1pm and close at 8.30pm after the last act.

WHO IS PLAYING?

’80s rockers Dragon will be headlining our inaugural November Sun music event, supported by some other fabulous Australian musicians.

A pared-back ARIA award-winner Oh Mercy will be performing as a duo, as well as Melbourne songstress BATTS, following her sold out Melbourne shows earlier this year.

Hailing from a little closer to home, indie-folk, guitar-strumming favourite Grim Fawkner will be joining us following his Australian tour supporting Kasey Chambers. Keeping us dancing between sets are local favourites, Ballarat duo Sweat Dreams DJs.

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.

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, Red Duck beer and cocktails.

Gourmet food showcasing local product will be available from Blue Pyrenees Estate’s kitchen as well as varied selection of food trucks.

Any alcohol brought on to the site (including the carpark) will be confiscated 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 beer from local brewers Red Duck and a range of reasonably-priced cocktails.

Tapas and cheese boxes will be available from the cellar door kitchen. We are also welcoming the renowned Talbot Provedore and Eatery along with wood-fired pizza, ice cream, coffee and a good ol’ fashioned community BBQ (gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options aplenty).

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 12s enter for free, while 13-17 are ticketed the same as adults. Alcohol is not to be consumed by minors under the age of 18.

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.

Buses are also available from Ballarat at a cost of $20 + booking fee (passes can be booked along with your ticket here).

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.

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

Tickets to November Sun are sold by our ticketing partner Oztix, and refund protection can be purchased along with your ticket. Oztix is unable to process a refund for tickets not covered by refund protection.

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! Buses are available from Ballarat (passes can be booked along with your ticket), while a free shuttle bus will be running from The Avoca Hotel.