The Hey Neighbour festival, set for the weekend starting Friday, 8 December 2023, is gearing up to be an unforgettable event with a focus on inclusivity, safety, and non-stop entertainment.
Hey Neighbour Festival: Here’s everything you must know
Festival Schedule and Accessibility
The Hey Neighbour festival promises three days of excitement, starting on Friday, 8 December 2023, and running through Sunday, 10 December 2023.
Gates open at 12:00 each day, closing at midnight on the first two days and 23:00 on the final day.
Emphasising inclusivity, the festival is mobility-impaired friendly, with ADA provisions in place, though attendees should note the grassy terrain.
Age Restrictions and ID Checks
Attendees must be 18 or older to participate in the Hey Neighbour festivities. ID checks will be strictly enforced at the gate to ensure compliance with this age restriction.
With warm days and potentially chilly nights, festival-goers are advised to dress comfortably and bring warm clothing for the evenings, along with sunscreen for daytime protection.
Festival Passes and Essentials
To enjoy the festival, a valid pass is required. Attendees are encouraged to plan their camping or off-site parking and pack essentials for the hot days and cooler nights. Charging devices like power banks are recommended to keep phones charged for capturing memorable moments.
The festival prioritizes safety with a strong security presence both inside and outside the venue, roaming security personnel, and medical tents at each entry point. For campers, dedicated 24/7 security will be provided. Attendees are reminded to be vigilant with their personal belongings.
Pass-outs will not be issued at the festival. Single-day passes allow for one entry, while weekend passes permit one entry per day.
Transportation and Connectivity
Uber services are available to and from the festival, with a dedicated drop-off and collection point. However, due to high attendance, connectivity issues may arise. Booster towers will be installed to assist with signal strength, but app connectivity cannot be guaranteed.
Accreditation and Festival Pass Collection
Festival accreditation will be handed out at the event, eliminating the need for pre-festival pass collection. Attendees simply need to present their valid festival passes upon arrival.
What to Bring and What to Leave Behind
Attendees are encouraged to bring essentials such as backpacks, hydration packs, personal care items, and empty water bottles (no metal or glass). Prohibited items include weapons, drugs, outside alcohol and food, recording equipment, chairs, flammables, and personal vehicles like bicycles and scooters.
Visit Hey Neighbour’s FAQ page for the entire low-down on how to prepare for the festival.