‘NEXT EXIT FESTIVAL’ ANNOUNCES HUGE LINE-UP FOR INAUGURAL EVENT
Australia’s newest music festival celebrates local talent and highlights regional towns in its debut year!
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NEXT EXIT Festival, the latest edition to the Australian festival circuit, has officially unveiled the line-up for its inaugural event today, jam packed with local Aussie talent.
The announcement also includes a pledge from the promoters to shine a light on not only Australian music but regional towns across New South Wales, ensuring that live music reaches fans outside of Australia’s capital cities during such a challenging time for the country.
Setting its sights on the road less travelled, NEXT EXIT Festival includes four new events that will take place in regional locations across NSW this May, with live music from psych-rock outfit Ocean Alley, Spacey Jane, which recently became the highest-ranking Australian artist of the Hottest 100, Northern Beaches four-piece Dear Seattle, NSW local Merci, Mercy and sister duo CLEWS.
Kicking off in Bicentennial Park in Tamworth on Friday 21 May, the full festival line-up will make its way around regional NSW, with additional shows in Port Macquarie, Gosford and Batemans Bay, before finishing up in the picturesque surrounds of the Mudgee Showgrounds in Mudgee.
NEXT EXIT, which takes place over two weekends in May, will place an emphasis on engaging local businesses to partake in the event, with a goal to drive economic activity, encourage regional tourism and highlight local tastemakers and artisans.
“After only a scattering of shows in the last six months, most of them in capital cities, we are super excited to be touring with Next Exit Festival to four awesome spots across country and coastal New South Wales. Said Ocean Alley’s Mitch Galbraith.
We spend most of our time working and relaxing near the coast so we love playing in smaller cities anywhere near the water. We also get to take our show out west to Mudgee and Tamworth and we’re stoked to visit the states interior and have some good times with the folks there. These regional places are so much fun to tour because of the locals that are so welcoming and always up for a good old town blowout. Their support means we can keep coming back to play shows and festivals and give these awesome places the live music experience they deserve.”
“We pass so many ‘Next Exit’ signs on the highway and often drive past with only our destination in sight,” said MJR Presents’ Head Of Touring Australia, Scott Mesiti.
“The original concept for ‘NEXT EXIT’ Festival was to help bushfire-affected towns, regenerate tourism and hire as many local suppliers as possible. So much has happened since then but our aim remains the same. We have designed a safe festival that can be delivered under current restrictions and will employ many people from our industry who have sat on the sidelines for too long.”
In late 2019 and early 2020, New South Wales was subject to some of the worst bushfires in Australian history. As of 28 January 2020, the fires in NSW had burnt 5.3 million hectares (6.7% of the State), including 2.7 million hectares in national parks (37% of the State’s national park estate), and were responsible for countless millions of dollars in damages to businesses.
NEXT EXIT Festival has been made possible by being a successful applicant of RISE funding, which will allow MJR Presents to deliver an affordable for regional communities across New South Wales in 2021.
Tickets on sale on Tuesday 09 March at 12:00pm via mjrpresents.com
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There are no pass outs
Due to ticket scalpers and ticket resale websites If you have purchased a ticket from our non-official ticket seller, we cannot guarantee your entry.
Bar and food will accept pay wave and cash
Free water will be available
Take care of your mates, if you are drinking make sure you eat and drink plenty of water.
If you have driven to the event make sure you have your legend/designated driver.
When exiting we are here to help send you home safely. Please make sure you follow the instructions of the police and traffic management as you leave the event.
Please respect our neighbours when exiting the event.
We will be running this as a COVID-Safe event and measures will be taken to ensure Next Exit 2021 will comply with the latest requirements from NSW Health. This may mean last minute changes that are out of our control. The safety of fans, artists and staff is always our top priority and we will continue to monitor advice from the local state Government regarding mass gatherings and follow guidance as necessary.
In the event of a cancellation, exchanges and refunds will be processed according to AU consumer law.
WHAT TO BRING
- A valid event ticket
- Good vibes
- Valid ID, everyone’s ID will be checked at the entry gate
- Cash and or your card<
- Mobile phone with a full battery or a battery pack, there are no charging stations at the event
- A hat and sunscreen – Check the weather: be prepared, weather forecast is showing sunny and warm so slip slop slap and drink plenty of water.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- No blankets
- No chairs of any type
- No eskies
- No alcohol
- No hampers, home-made, commercial or packaged store-bought food
- Please ensure you check the full prohibited items list before arrival. No bags bigger than A4.
- Bad attitude, we have a no tolerance approach. If patrons/ticket holders are causing other patrons to feel intimidated or uncomfortable you will be asked to leave the event (without a refund or re-entry).
Will I need my ID?
Yes it is 18+ and licenced, if you are under 18 and/or haven’t got valid ID you will be refused entry. The following forms of ID are accepted:
- A valid driver or riders licence or permit (issued by and Australian State or Territory)
- Valid Passport
- Proof of Age card issued by a public authority or the Commonwealth or of another State or Territory for the purpose of attesting to a person’s identity and age
- Keypass (over 18) Identity card issued by Australia Post.
What can I eat?
There will have a variety of catering options available at the event including a selection of options to satisfy any appetite.
How do I buy all the things?
Cash is always best! Bars, Food stalls and Merchandise have paypass facilities. No cash-out is available.
Please note that whilst the event is as accessibly friendly as possible – the venue is a grassed amphitheatre and moving through some areas may be challenging in a wheel chair. We encourage all wheelchair patrons to bring a companion with them for assistance.
Refunds will not be issued for any reason unless in the event of cancellation or rescheduled dates.
The following items are prohibited from being taken into the venue:
- Aerosol Cans
- Animals – Except for Authorised Guide / Companion Animals
- Any Liquids – Empty Water Bottles can be refilled inside the designated event area
- Bags or containers too large to be stores under a seat
- Balls, Sporting Equipment, Bicycles, Skateboards etc.
- Homemade, Commercial or pre-packaged food
- Confetti or torn paper
- Drones, Professional Cameras or Video Recording Equipment
- Eskies and Picnic Baskets
- Fireworks or Explosives
- Furniture, Tents, Gazebos or Inflatable Structures, folding chairs, including camp chairs larger than 90cm in height
- Glass, Cans or Metal Containers
- Illegal or Illicit Drugs or Substances of any Kind
- Musical Instruments including Air Horns, Megaphones, Drums etc.
- Studded Clothing and Accessories
- Umbrellas, Poles, Sticks, Banners or Signs etc.
- Weapons of Any Kind
- Any item which is reasonably considered by the Promoter or Venue as being able to cause injury, nuisance or offence to any other person attending the Event.