To Our Dear QMF Family,
Sadly.... here we are again.
We have made the difficult decision to not proceed with the Queenscliff Music Festival this November. Our 24th Festival has been postponed for another year, to November 25-27, 2022.
The QMF team set about organising an event this year with great hope and optimism early in 2021. Things were looking extremely positive in Australia at the time, so we pushed ahead, booked the acts, put tickets on sale, made plans.... and then COVID reared its ugly head again.
Over the past few weeks we have been exploring all options for a November 2021 event to go ahead, including running a demonstration event in reduced format, showing how events could safely return, with proof of vaccination, social distancing etc.
Sadly, time has run out, and without a Victorian Public Events Framework in place against which our event application can be assessed or access to event cancellation insurance our event cannot proceed.
It's a risky business to start organising an event, spend significant amounts of money in advance, and then have the potential for it to be shut down at the last minute. If this was to happen to QMF it would threaten our ability to be here in 2022.
It absolutely seems like we're nearly there with events.... but sadly the lead time to pull something off is just too great for us to keep pushing ahead. Vaccination rate projections show Victoria reaching 80%+ in early November, and the State Governments Road map suggests that events will return but potentially not until early 2022. As such we are once again busy working on some Plan B (or is it C/D/E now?) options for this Summer. We are hoping to be able to bring music back and gather with you all in Queenscliff in some way in early 2022. Unfortunately, we are not able to announce anything right now like we had hoped, but please stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks/months.
All current Ticket Holders will be contacted separately via email regarding the Ticket Transfer & Refund process.
Current QMF 2021 tickets will automatically transfer and become valid for QMF 2022 unless you wish to receive a refund.
We would encourage those of you who can to transfer your ticket to QMF 2022. A huge amount of gratitude to those of you who will be hanging on to your tickets purchased way back in March 2020! Holding on to your tickets is a huge help for us, and guarantees you won't pay more for a ticket next year. We won’t be offering tickets at a price cheaper than you've already purchased them for.
So for now we say goodbye to QMF until November 2022, and hopefully we can see you in Queenscliff sometime between now and then. Stay safe everyone!
Andrew Orvis & Team QMF xo
3 Day Adult (18+) to all 3 days of the 2021 Queenscliff Music Festival 26-28 November.
3 Day Accompanied Youth (14-17yrs) to all 3 days of the 2021 Queenscliff Music Festival 26-28 November.
All Children aged 1 - 13 are required to have a ticket.
Under 12 months do not require a ticket.
Children must be accompanied by a ticketed Parent/Guardian/Responsible Adult.
We require all children attending to be wristbanded whilst at the Festival.
Child ticket sales will be limited to a maximum of 3 per transaction.
Child tickets will be linked to Adult tickets in order for us to manage this limit.
So for example a family of 2 Adults and 3 Children would purchase...
1 x 3 Day Adult
1 x 3 Day Adult + 3 Children
QMF Camping Tickets - LIMITED ALLOCATION ONLY
Release 1: SOLD OUT
Release 2: ON SALE NOW - $45
Release 3: N/A
Release 4: N/A
Release 5: N/A
Return Sorrento to Queenscliff car ferry tickets onboard Searoad Ferries – includes Car (5.5m and under), driver and up to 3 passengers holding pre purchased QMF Festival Tickets (a saving of up to $100)
This offer is only available for purchase via this site. All passengers, including the driver, must have bought and be in possession of a valid and printed Queenscliff Music Festival ticket.
This must be shown by each of the occupants along with the QMF Ferry Ticket. Non-ticket holders will pay normal ferry passenger prices.
YOU MUST PURCHASE AND BE IN POSSESSION OF A FESTIVAL TICKET TO BUY AND USE THE QMF FERRY TICKET
QMF is committed to reducing the overall carbon footprint of the festival. Patron transport to the festival now represents the largest contribution to carbon emissions for the event. An estimated 55 tonnes of carbon is produced relating to patron transport.
Whilst we work to futher reduce the event's carbon footprint, we are asking you to assist in offsetting your carbon emissions at the event.
You can do so by adding one carbon offset for each QMF festival ticket you are purchasing.
QMF will work with specialists to implement a science based carbon offset program relevent to the local environment. As with our waste initiatives, we will provide details on the program, costs and results following the 2021 event.
ON SALE NOW - $5
QMF supports Companion Card. Where a Companion Card holder has purchased a QMF festival ticket, they will need to complete our online Companion Card Registration Form prior to the festival. The Companion Card Holder will then be issued a 'Companion Ticket' to bring with them on the day.
The Companion Card holder and Companion will need to arrive at the event together, with both tickets, and their Companion Card, in order to exchange their tickets for wristbands.
Further information about Companion Cards can be found at www.companioncard.org.au or telephone the Companion Card Information Line on 1800 650 611.
REGISTER A COMPANION CARD TICKET
Follow these simple steps:
1. Cardholder to complete our online Companion Card Registration Form - CLICK HERE
2. Upload a photo/scan of your Companion Card as proof
3. QMF will issue a Companion Ticket to the Card Holder via details submitted in form. The ticket will be issued through Trybooking, via email.