Low Income Ticket Program
We understand that attending camping festivals can be an expensive exercise - tickets, fuel, food, camping equipment - it all adds up and can be particularly challenging if you are a student or on a low income. We want Strawberry Fields to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income, so have introduced a Low Income Ticket Program to ensure that the cheapest tickets end up in the hands of those who have the lowest access to funds.
What is the low income ticket program?
The program offers heavily discounted tickets to people who wish to attend and are able to establish through an application process that they have limited resources to afford a standard entry ticket.
How many low income tickets are available and how much do they cost?
We will be offering 500 tickets at $165+bf per ticket, versus the standard entry price of $250-$300 per ticket.
What is the definition of "low income"?
This will be assessed on a case by case basis for each application, so the more information you can provide on your circumstances the better. We will consider such factors as your employment status, whether you are currently studying, whether you are receiving government benefits or concessions, and your weekly income.
When do the applications for low income tickets open and close?
Applications will open on Wednesday 1 March 2017 and close on in early May 2017.
How do I apply for a low income ticket?
To apply for a low income ticket, please follow these steps:
1. Complete the application form at the bottom of this page. Please include as much information as possible. Also note that you will be required to provide multiple supporting documents in a follow up email - all documents must be scanned certified copies. If you are providing copies of bank account or Centrelink documents, please black out any sensitive information (eg account numbers) before scanning through to us.
2. You will receive confirmation within 48 hours that your application has been received. Once the quote of applications has been filled, we will place any remaining applications on a waiting list in chronological order of when you applied. If you are on the waiting list you will be notified accordingly.
3. We will notify you on whether your application has been successful or denied ASAP. If you are unsuccessful, you will still have the opportunity to purchase general admission tickets when they go on sale in April.
4. If successful, a ticket will be issued in your name and you will be sent a unique code to pay for the ticket via our ticketing platform. You will have 4 weeks to pay for the ticket, after which time it will be offered to someone on the waiting list.
5. When you arrive to the festival, you will need to supply not only your Low Income Ticket but proof of identification to validate that the ticket is being used by the true applicant.
When will I find out about my application?
We will notify you on whether your application has been successful or denied by Friday 31 March. If you are unsuccessful, you will still have the opportunity to register for first release tickets along with the general public on Tuesday 4 April.
What restrictions apply?
- Only one application per person. No couples or group applications.
- You may not submit an application on behalf of another person.
- Your full legal name must be used on the application form.
- Maximum 1 ticket granted per successful application.
- Due to the extensive application process, and to ensure these tickets only go to those that truly need them, all Low Income tickets are 100% non transferrable.
- Tickets must be collected in person, with photo ID and relevant concession card, from the festival box office. Under no circumstances can someone else collect the ticket for you.
- No exceptions will be made to these policies.