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.
In 2019 our Low Income Ticket Program returns for the third year, ensuring 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 over $280-$330 + bf 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 are now open and will close on July 31st 2019 or when the maximum allocation of tickets has been exhausted, whichever is first.
THE LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS:
Complete the application form at the bottom of this page and attach your accompanying documents.
All applications require proof of ID and a stamped/certified copy of your bank statement from the last 3 months.
You are encouraged to include any other supporting documents which can explain why you are on a low income, such as a Centrelink statement, Student Card or Healthcare Card. These do not have to be certified.
You will receive notification of whether your application has been successful or not within 5 working days.
If successful, a ticket will be issued in your name and you will be sent a unique ticket code which allows you to purchase a ticket via Eventbrite. You will have 4 weeks to pay for the ticket, after which time it will be offered to someone on the waiting list.
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.
If you are unsuccessful, you will still have the opportunity to purchase general admission tickets.
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.
DO I NEED TO GET MY DOCUMENTS CERTIFIED?
You need to get a paper copy of the last 3 months of your bank statement certified or stamped - this can usually be done in person at your bank for a small fee. Check with your bank for more information on how to go about this.
Your photo ID and any other supporting documents do not need to certified, please just send a clear scan.
Please black out sensitive information on your documents, leaving your name and address clearly visible.
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.