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Peats Ridge Festival 2011 was another huge success.
The eighth Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival also introduced live streaming via youtube
so you could see some of the action you thought you were missing out on.
Whats On Central Coast Logo image PEATS RIDGE 2012 3rd LINEUP ANOUNCEMENT!:
Posted December 8 2012

With the Festival fast approaching we thought it was about time to drop our third and final musical artist release, and boy it's a humdinger. As well as that we've got some top news on the beer front with Coopers on tap across all our high dispense bars at the Festival!

With over 90 acts joining you this New Years, we've stuck to our commitment of not only bringing you the top shelf of well known acts but also the Cream of Australia's up and coming talent. As well as this we're also releasing the full lineup for the Dub Shack and Pirates Lair.

Festival Director, Matt Grant says there’s a whole smorgasbord of great acts for patrons to keep a watchful eye on. “If you’ve never seen a full brass band dropping hip-hop beats then make sure you check out the Hi-Tops Brass Band. I’d also urge everyone to check out the heavy rhythms of Svelt, nothing sets a mood like a bit of jungle dub hip-hop, these boys first played Peats several years back as a renegade act on Biffo’s Blow Up Bonanza and they’ve been a favourite of mine ever since”.
Read So Much More from the Peats Ridge Website.

Whats On Central Coast Logo image PEATS RIDGE 2012 MASSIVE ARTS ANOUNCEMENT!:
Posted November 29 2012

The past few weeks have been super colourful in the Peats office, we've been working day and night to finalise our massive arts lineup. In 2012, we are proud to bring you our biggest Arts lineup to date, combining your favourites whilst adding some amazing new arts features to this years roster. Here’s some more reasons to skip the long lines to bars and clubs this New Years Eve.
If you like your art edgy and interactive its a must to check out the The Night Odditorium! Brought to you by The Pork Collective, The Night Odditorium is a curatorial project that leaves space for individual creative responses and collaboration. A twisted neo-carny festival in itself, The Night Odditorium puts elements of the sideshow genre through a bent filter to create immersive theatrical worlds where both the audience and the performers are given permission to act and think differently.
Read More >>>

Whats On Central Coast Logo image LOVE TV IS COMING TO PEATS RIDGE!:
Posted November 9 2012

Your Story, Your Place, Your Festival
Join the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, Dr Love and the LOVE Wranglers in their incredible adventures to uncover stories of LOVE at Peats Ridge Festival!
Having just returned from an incredible journey across the five boroughs of New York - Love TV is coming straight to Peats Ridge Festival - and Aphrodite invites you to join her in the Sunset Rouge Love Lounge each evening of the Festival :)

Aphrodite hosts intimate conversations with the stars of the festival and you - the punters - in the comfort of the Sunset Rouge Love Lounge. Grab a cocktail, and join the conversation about love, life, passion and sexuality!

Met the Love of your life at Peats Ridge Festival?
Do you have a wonderful LOVE story to tell?
Is Peats Ridge Festival a good place to find Love?
Is Peats Ridge Festival the Love of your Life?
Aphrodite wants to hear anything you have to say!

To nominate yourself or someone you know for interview on LOVE TV as part of the Sunset Rouge Lounge - this Peats Ridge Festival, nominate on Facebook

Posted November 3 2012

November is the month to get EXCITED about Peats Ridge Festival!! With our huge second line-up announcement, Peats is coming back in 2012 better than ever. There's something for everyone's taste - reaching from every corner of the music industry to bring you a bucketload of amazing artists to enter 2013 with.

Bands dropping their worldly beats include Tijuana Cartel, with their authentic Afro-Cuban sound and Byron Bay's Wild Marmalade who will demand attention with a blend of indigenous and Middle Eastern dance. Adding their ecclectic sound to the mix are Young Magic, an alternative hip-hop group based in New York, who we're excited to have join the Peats Ridge line-up.

Joining us from the world of indie, rock and pop are Winter People, Hey Geronimo, Tin Sparrow, Half Moon Run, Enola Fall and The Griswolds. For you party people who prefer a strong techno-beat, we have DJ Luke Slater joining us all the way from the UK, electronic/dub legend Gaudi(UK/Italy) as well as Theo Parrish (US) who will be mixing up his fusion of electronic soul and classic dance hits.

Festival Director, Matt Grant says, "This is a wicked addition to our line-up, I'm completely excited about by the diversity and quality of what we've pulled together...Peats isn't just about music, it's about the BEST music."

Check out the full Program on The PEATS RIDGE website:

Whats On Central Coast Logo image LAY-BY YOUR PEATS TIX NOW!:
Posted August 31 2012

Hope all is well in your world - we've been loving the blue skies and warm sun of late, feels like we can nearly touch summer and that means one thing, Peats Ridge is not too far away!
We've been receiving plenty of love since the release of the lineup and great ticket sales - thanks to all of you out there for the support.

For those of you who are finding it harder to get together the $$ for your ticket in one go, we have brought back by popular demand the Peats Ridge ticket layby system, this lets you spread your payments for a ticket to Peats over a few months!!

This year, for the first time, Lay-by is available for all ticket types and registrations for the lay-by system are open from today (30th of August) until the 14th of October.
How it works;
1. On registering for Lay-by an initial charge is taken, this includes all fees and charges
2. Three equal payments are then automatically deducted from your credit card in the months leading up to the Festival (see the table for the payment schedule)
3. When the third instalment is approved you will receive your ticket to Peats Ridge Festival.

Visit the layby tickets page on the PEATS RIDGE WEBSITE

Whats On Central Coast Logo image TICKETS ON SALE 10AM MON 20TH AUGUST:
Posted August 17 2012

Right, make sure you don't miss this one.
General Release tickets go on-sale this Monday at 10am (August 20th).
Our pre-release tickets were snapped up in record time and with the response we've been getting to the lineup it's a fair bet these are going to move pretty quickly as well - don't say we didn't warn you!

If you know you're coming, make sure you set your alarm clock for 10am this Monday August 20 and head over to: www.peatsridgefestival.oztix.com.au
At just $340 for an adult ticket, including camping and the best New Years vibe in Australia, we think this is great value!

Get your ticket now and start planning your New Years in the gorgeous Glenworth Valley, under the stars with your favourite people and your most loved artists, making lifelong memories. It's going to be spectacular.
Prices for all classes of tickets are as follows:
General Release Three Day Season Pass Price
Adult (18+) $340 + booking fee
Youth (13-17) $110 + booking fee
Child (6-12) $35 + booking fee
Under 6 FREE
Family pass: 1 x Adult, 1 x Youth $450 + booking fee
Family pass: 2 x Adult, 1 x Youth $775 + booking fee
Early Bird Camping pass (access from 28th) $45 + booking fee
Vehicle pass $45 + booking fee

Lay-By Tickets
This year once again we will be offering the option to lay-by your ticket. As in previous years, Peats Ridge will be giving you the option to pay for your Peats Ridge tickets in installments.
It's one of our ways of showing a helping hand and lightening the load. Info on lay-by and how to pay for your Festival pass this way will be posted on the Lay-by tickets page very soon.

Whats On Central Coast Logo image PEATS 1ST MUSIC ANNOUNCED:
Posted August 3 2012
The latest from the Peats Ridge festival organisers:
Things are hotting up over here at Peats HQ. Yesterday we announced the first instalment of our lineup for 2012 and the reaction has been off the hook!
We are super excited about a selection of artists that is eclectic and unexpected and it seems we are not the only ones!

We've had some fantastic reviews and comments, more of that later, but for now let's have a look at some of those artists. The band you've all been waiting for, the John Butler Trio, will be headlining the coveted NYE Midnight Set.

Triple J caught up with JB yesterday during a special about Peats Ridge on the Drive Time show with The Doctor to hear his thoughts and he was stoked! "We can't wait to finally get to play at Peats Ridge as part of what's looking like a great line up." he said.
Festival Director, Matt Grant said. "We're over the moon to have John join us at Peats, he's by far the most requested artist from our audience and energetically and musically he is the perfect fit for the vibe of the Festival. To have him count in New Years for us is going to be wicked!"

It's a date that has been a long time coming, so by the time John takes to the stage you can bet the atmosphere at the Festival will be utterly electric!

JOHN BUTLER TRIO - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - The Black Seeds - Friendly Fires DJ Set
Krafty Kuts vs A-Skillz - The Herd - Kaki King - Blood Red Shoes - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Electric Wire Hustle - Mat. McHugh & The Seperatista Sound System - 65daysofstatic - Deep Sea Arcade - Gold Fields - Gossling - King Tide - Will & The People - Chapelier Fou - The Medics - Northeast Party House - Hat Fitz and Cara - Tuka - The Cairos - The Preatures - Battleships - Lime Cordiale - Daily Meds - JONES Jnr. - Tigertown - Microwave Jenny - Brow Horn Orchestra - iSOMA

With the lineup out, and everybody getting really excited, here's the gen on tickets so you can get yours and join us!
If you don't have yours already and many of you do, General release tickets will be going on sale at 10am Monday 20th August. At just $340 for an adult ticket, including camping and the best New Years vibe in Australia, we think this is great value!
Get your ticket early, and start planning your New Years in the gorgeous Glenworth Valley, under the stars with your favourite people and your most loved artists, making lifelong memories. It's going to be spectacular.
Prices for all classes of tickets are as follows:
General Release Three Day Season Pass:
Adult (18+) $340 + booking fee
Youth (13-17) $110 + booking fee
Child (6-12) Under 6 FREE $35 + booking fee
Family pass: 1 x Adult, 1 x Youth $450 + booking fee
Family pass: 2 x Adult, 1 x Youth $775 + booking fee
Early Bird Camping pass (access from 28th) $45 + booking fee
Vehicle pass $45 + booking fee

Whats On Central Coast Logo image APPS OPEN & TIX SELLING FAST!!:
Posted July 13 2012
Hi lovely people,
July seems to be just flying by, taking us faster and faster towards Peats Ridge 2012!
We thought we'd drop you a line and let you know our Artist Applications are now open as well as Children, Workshops and Drum and Dance.
As well as that our General Public Pre-sale is well underway... your last chance to score a great saving on full prce tix, don't delay as the little gems WILL sell out!
Read on to find more about applications or click here to score your tix - looking forward to seeing you in the Valley!

Are you an artist with a passion for installations, kooky themed venues, multimedia activations, theatre, cabaret OR comedy???
WELL Peats Ridge is calling on YOU the artist (no matter what spectrum of creative you hail from) to apply for a chance to have your work showcased to over 10,000 Festivals goers this year!
All sorts of arts and cultural experiences will be considered to join us this year. Bold, interactive, fun, humorous and insightful artists are strongly encouraged to apply!
As always, visual and installation artists are encouraged to contribute to the Festival’s look, theming and learnings while our divine décor team are always looking for amazing conributers to help create the amazing playground that is Peats Ridge.
Artists & performers have eight weeks from Thursday 12 to get their applications in.

Every year, we call for a broad spectrum of creatives from across Australia to apply to showcase their works, and bring Peats to life.
“The spirit of Peats Ridge is to inspire and remind us all to enjoy life. It’s a massive celebration of art, culture, sustainability and holistic living, for all the artists and Festivalgoers who come to see them,” says Matt Grant, Festival Director.
Currently applications are also open for the following areas:
Applications have been open for a while and we've been blown away as always - watch this space, lineup announcement coming next month...
There is great entertainment for kids, teens and families at the festival. If you are a childrens entertainer or want to perform for the wee ones or teens. Get in touch...
Drum and Dance
The Drum and Dance temple are looking for artists to create a global feast of powerful rhythms, funky grooves, exotic dance and hands on fun for festivalgoers.
The Healing Haven is looking for an array of healers and alternative health practitioners to provide services and workshops for better health and wellbeing.
The Eco-living program is looking to hear from ambassadors with expert knowledge to share, on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
To apply or just get more info visit the PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL website

Posted June 22 2012
Just over 6 months to go until we are back in the Valley, how this year 's flown by.
It's been an exciting few weeks at the Peats Ridge office, music applications are open and we have been so impressed by the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G standard of applications.
Stalls apps have also opened and it's already looking like beautiful stalls will abound, more on that later.
The main thing we wanted to let you know about is, as promised, the General Public pre-release tickets are about to go on sale. For a short time only we are offering all the general public a chance to save on tickets.
Unlike our previous pre-releases that were only open to you guys (and gals :)), this one's advertised far and wide. So if you haven't got your tickets yet, this is your last chance to score them at a discounted price before full price tix go onsale, post lineup release, in August!
Pop it in your diary, let your friends and loved ones know and if you want 'em make sure you're on the Oztix page at 10.00am sharp:

Whats On Central Coast Logo image ARTIST APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN:
Posted May 31 2012
Hello lovely people!
The Peats Ridge office is in music fever mode as our fabled music applications process opened today! If you, or anyone you know, wants to perform at this year's Festival, now's your chance to get your music in.

Performing at Peats Ridge has helped launch the careers of internationally celebrated Australian music talents Angus and Julia Stone, The Jezabels, The Temper Trap, Kate Miller–Heidke, Cloud Control, Passenger and Blue King Brown. Last year we had some great new acts like Oliver Tank, Husky, and New Navy play alongside the might of Gotye, Xavier Rudd and Salmonella Dub!

To apply, all you have to do is jump on the Peats Ridge website and follow the link to the online application. We also ask for a CD/demo to be sent through to the office, details are on the application form.

Entries close on Thursday 2 August 2012, no exceptions!

With over 1,000 applications for 2011, we're looking forward to another huge influx of apps this year, both undiscovered local talent and international acts.

We don't have to tell you the acts selected will set the stage alight this year.

To apply visit our website

Whats On Central Coast Logo image PEATS RIDGE 2012 TICKETS PRE-SALE:
Posted May 10 2012
Just wanted to drop you a quick reminder that our Members Pre-Sale is happening this Monday at 10am. There's only a limited amount of tickets for sale and quite frankly the price is incredible (saving close to 40% on full price). We're getting inundated by hyped up members of the Peats Festival family speculating on lineup, remembering 2011 and planning their fancy dress for this years Parade.

If you want to pick one of these babies up, make sure you set your alarm and get your finger on that return key. Remember, this release is not generally advertised and is only open to you, our Facebook friends and Mailing List.

So if you think you're are coming to Peats this year, you'll save yourself a whole pile of bucks with this Pre-Sale offer, and remember once they're gone they're gone!

Posted January 12 2012
We will be releasing an extremely limited number of Super Early Bird tickets for Peats Ridge 2012, frozen at 2010 prices, at 10am on Monday 16th January.

These will be strictly limited in number and once they are gone they are gone. This is your only chance to score tickets at this price and is our way of rewarding all of you who have helped to create the fantastic Festival that Peats Ridge is.

This is an incredible deal and a massive saving on the full price ticket price for the Festival. Supplies will be exhausted very quickly so we recommend you get in quickly to secure yourself one of these super priced tickets.

Super Early Bird Special - frozen at 2010 Prices
Tickets on sale 10am, Monday 16th January
Prices (3 days including camping)
Adult Season $195 +bf
Youth Season $75 +bf
Child $20 +bf
Under 6 FREE
Tickets will be available HERE from 10am Monday 16th January


Peats Ridge is not just about the music, there is also theatre artisans, children's festival and activities, Indigenous festival, all kinds of food, workshops, swimming and so much more to do, see, hear, taste and enjoy.

Peats Ridge is also the first major event in Australia to run completely on renewable energy.

We will keep you updated throughout the year for the line up and new and exciting additions to this truly phenominal local event.

See the Peats Ridge Website for more information

Whats On Central Coast Logo image CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATION:

There are many ways to stay at the Peats Ridge festival.

Your own abode or Teepees, choose your style and the length of your stay.

For information on accommodation and ticketing please refer to the PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL WEBSITE - STAY SECTION

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