Wow! Boogie 10. Shaking it Loose Together for a decade.
Let’s quickly take it back. Some ten years ago, Boogie was born. It was a beautiful dream - a transcendent moment of kaftans, of cocktails, easy times and most definitely good tunes. Now ten years have flown by, we’ve grown a little and so has Boogie but all the goodness we’ve come to know and love just keeps on rollin’. We’ve handpicked a swag of glorious bands to mark our tenth trip round the sun including some much-loved returning legends and new discoveries that you’re definitely gonna dig. We have a stack of Melbourne bands. The good people of Rock City have supported us from the start, and the feeling’s mutual. This is gonna be very special!
Continuing at the fine home of Bruzzy's Farm in the rolling hills of Tallarook, this year's event continues the fine tradition of great tunes, top notch food, hand selected and affordable booze, free camping and good, good times. Tickets are on sale right now HERE and in the flesh at Greville Records.
For all ticketing FAQs, please see the FAQs page.
WHAT IS BOOGIE?
Boogie is a boutique camping festival committed to providing diversity in music, arts, booze and food. We care about the environment and each other, and you...a lot. Our site, provided by the legendary Tallarook local, Bruzzy, is a very special place that allows us to present our magic to our people. The site has great facilities as well as an old school club house that has to be seen, and boogied in, to believe.
OPENING & CLOSING TIMES
The gates swing open at 2pm on Friday March 25, and you will be required to leave by noon on Monday March 28 .... no kidding. Entertainment will kick off around 5pm on Friday, and finish at 11pm on Sunday night. The Boogie bars and kitchens will be serving fine and delicious alcoholic beverages of all styles at excellently reasonable prices from 4pm to closing time on Friday and from 9am till close on Saturday and Sunday. The will also be a breakfast stand set up on Monday morning to give you the goods to get you back on the road.
Weather at Tallarook is extremely unpredictable so be prepared for all possibilities. It can be raining in Melbourne and sunny in Tallarook. As we are up in the foothills of the ranges it can get very cold especially at night. The site is also subject to high winds. You can also make regular weather checks at: http://www.eldersweather.com.au/vic/north-central/tallarook
CATCH THE TRAIN. A CAR FREE BOOGIE!
6 reason to take the trains:
1. Help the Environment by reducing carbon emissions
2. Save $$ not spent on petrol and the hefty parking fee!
3. No need to worry about breath testing on the way home!
4. Much quicker and more relaxing than trying to drive through the city and the desolation and madness of the Hume, Citylink, and all that ugliness!
5. A much better festival experience is created by having a car free site, more room for camping and general carrying on, more open space, and the green open expanses are not clogged up by hundreds of ugly cars
6. No long queues getting in and out of the site
FREE SHUTTLES FROM AND BACK TO TALLAROOK STATION FOR TRAIN TRAVELLERS
For those catching the train, we offer free shuttles to and from Tallarook station. it is a lovely 10 minute bike ride or 5 minute shuttle bus to Boogie. The Free shuttle bus will collect you from the Tallarook Pub, across the road from the station and will coincide with the service arrivals on Friday 25 March between 12pm - 4pm. The very same shuttles will get you back to the station from Boogie on Monday 28 March, 10.00am - 11.30am.
Please note: Shuttles run of a Very limited service outside of these times. Shuttle services during Boogie are dependent on either prior booking via firstname.lastname@example.org in the lead up to Boogie or via enquiry at the Site office during Boogie.
TRAVELLING BY CAR
IInstructions to get to Boogie from Melbourne:
1. Get on the Hume Hwy and head north
2. Once you pass the Broadford exit, look out for Tallarook exit
3. Take the Tallarook exit and follow it through Tallarook town
4. Go past the Tallarook pub and turn left under the Freeway
5. Turn left onto Tallarook-Pyalong Road
6. Two kilometers down this road, and over the rise on the right, you will find Bruzzy's Farm...the home of BOOGIE. There will be signs from Tallarook to Boogie. You can't miss it. We strongly encourage everyone to leave the car at home and take the train to BOOGIE if possible.
This is voluntary, but we encourage you to purchase a $10 carbon offset car pass from our friends at Treecreds. All money from this initiative goes to a carbon offset managed by Treecreds and goes directly to the purchase of accredited "greenhouse friendly" carbon offsets derived from forest saving projects right here in Australia. To find out more about Treecreds please visit: treecreds.com
AT THE GATE
Just show your ticket, we'll give you a wristband, and away you go. The wristband also acts as a passout if you to leave the site. Strap it on tight enough and don’t lose it.
LATE ARRIVALS / DEPARTURES
There is a strict NO Driving on site after dark policy! If you arrive after dark and wish to camp with your car, you are required to Camp at top camp, near the entry gates, you will NOT be able to drive to a campsite. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you need to leave site at night, Then park your car at the top car park during the day. Please do not move your vehicle after parking until it's time to leave!
When buying food, drinks, supplies or souvenirs at Boogie, you will be required to use Boogie Bucks. Boogie Bucks can be purchased at the Boogie info-caravan with Australian dollars and can also be purchased with an eftpos or credit card. There will also be an "express" cash only exchange set up for Friday night only to reduce any queues.
BOOGIELINER - THE SHINY SILVER CARAVAN
This is one of the Boogie info points (The Site office is the other!) and is situated directly outside the licensed area. You can exchange cash for Boogie Bucks for all transactions and purchase ice from here. After 1am for any enquiries or emergencies please go to the Site Office or First Aid /security point (also outside the licensed Area).
THE BOOGIE SOUVENIR STORE
Directly opposite the Mudcat Bar, this is where you can purchase all the Boogie Merch, as well as essential supplies like chewy, chocky, toothbrush, panadols etc. You can exchange cash for Boogie Bucks for all transactions.
This is a camping festival! There are plenty of camping areas, toilets and drinking water. There are 3 camping areas, one with cars and another under trees. If you camp at the "treecamp" or "hillcamp" or on the oval, you will need to park in the designated carpark and carry your camping gear a short distance. The "damcamp" is a large area for all vehicle camping, and is a little further from the entertainment areas. Please note there are NO powered sites available.
TOILETS, DRINKING WATER, ICE AND SHOWERS
There are ample toilets located in the licensed and camping areas at Boogie. There are outdoor showers located near the oval. There is a $5 charge per shower to cover water and gas costs. Don't forget your towel! There will be water stations at key points. This year we will be selling bottled water in biodegradable bottles. There will be ice for sale.
Please show evidence of your local address and we will waive the carpass fee for all local punters.
We pride ourselves on offering outstanding meals and snacks throughout the event to enhance your Boogie experience. The Boogie food outlets will be open all day in the licensed area from 8am till late so you can eat whenever you like. We will also have a mobile food facility to cover the late night revellers getting down by the fire. Stay tuned for this years line-up of Boogie bites.
Boogie is about the best in booze! Bruzzy and Pete will be providing excellent beverages, Quality tap beer, mixed drinks and superb cocktails including the "Bruzzy".
Yes, but no glass please. Boogie is a BYO Festival, however BYO alcohol is NOT permitted inside the licensed area and will only be able to be consumed in the designated areas. Our licensing precludes us from selling alcohol from the bars after 1am on Friday and Saturday and 11pm on Sunday, so make sure you BYO if you want to drink after that.
ALCOHOL IN GLASS and KEGS
If you are bringing your own, we have a strict NO GLASS and NO KEGS policy. We do ask you to help us with this, and we need your co-operation to help us adhere to licensing and safety considerations. Bruzzy Park is a working sheep station and glass is not good for sheep or tyres or feet! Please de-canter any beverages from glass into plastic bottles before you arrive, due to the amount of glass left last year we will unfortunately be doing spot checks on cars.
Please be aware that all entertainment takes place within the licensed area which includes the main stage, bars, DJ hut, clubhouse and all food outlets. You will not be able to bring BYO alcohol into this area. However we believe our drink prices are very reasonable and you will be content to sup from our well stocked bars. PLEASE DO NOT take drinks bought at the bar outside the licensed area. Again, this is a condition of our license.
BOOGIE POTS are re-useable, so please don't throw them in the bin! PLEASE do not take out of the licensed area, and PLEASE DONT take them home with you (this will help keep ticket prices down)! We do appreciate your help here in keeping the Boogie site clean and keeping the carnival wheels rolling!
LATE NIGHT HILLBILLY HOUSE PARTY
We have the very loose late night HILLYBILLY CLUBHOUSE for all the late night action to keep the party rolling once the music stage has shut down. Get set to get down into the wee hours with our trusty djs and surprises. More info in the programme. The area will be open from when the main stage area closes until 3 am.
Entertainment will run until 3am as per sound restrictions. We aim to find a balance between the needs of the sleepy and the wide awake.
Small Boogie children are welcome however this is really a weekend for big Boogie children! So please make sure yours are fully supervised at all times. Kiddies will need to dance to the rhythm of their Boogie mamas and papas! Please note that our licensing conditions are very strict and all children need to be out of the licensed area (and in bed!) by 10 pm. Kids under 8 years will be admitted for free. Kids between 8 and 16 years will be charged a reduced ticket price. There is no crèche but there will be some activities for kids and a chillout kid friendly area behind the boogieliner.
WHAT TO BRING TO BOOGIE
Torch, sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, hat, raincoat, warm clothes, sunscreen. BYO tent, Tipi or Swag. As we all know the Aussie lands are subject to large fluctuations in temperature so PLEASE come prepared for all weather conditions including extreme cold, rain and/or intense sun and heat... and don't forget to bring something special for getting down in! The last few years have been very, very cold at night.... PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHES.... BEANIES, SCARVES, GLOVES.
WASTE & RECYCLING
Boogie is committed to reducing our environmental footprint as far as possible so we compost or recycle all waste. Please assist by disposing your rubbish in the appropriate bins. We ask you to bring all your waste from the campground to the waste stations, of which the main one will be above the oval. Or better still take it home with you!
There are 3 waste streams we ask you to separate into:
1. RECYCLING: plastic, cardboard, cans etc (no glass on site, right?!)
2. ORGANICS: go into the Boogie worm farm - No animal products, citrus or onions please!
3. LANDFILL: everything else, which gets entombed for 1000 years, with your help there will not be much of this!
Also please don’t leave your broken tents chairs etc at your campsite, if you brought it in we ask you to take it with you. Thanks for all your support and help in making Boogie the cleanest of the clean the greenest of the green!
There are no fires and no naked flames allowed. Regardless of how green the site looks we only have permits for fires attended to and monitored by the CFA. Sorry folks no barbeques or gas bottles, however the famous Boogie fire will be alive and well all weekend. We ask you to leave the fire to us for safety reasons and the local volunteer fire service will be there to keep an eye on things.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE EXTINGUISHED AT ALL TIMES!
WHAT YOU CAN'T BRING TO BOOGIE
- GAS BOTTLES OF ANY SIZE
- BUTANE STOVES / COOKERS
Volunteer applications are now open! Volunteers keep Boogie fires burning! If you're keen to lend a helping hand please apply here. If you have any questions about volunteering please email us at email@example.com.
PHONE CHARGING STATION
There is a phone charging station set up at Volleywood (volunteer HQ) that's free for all to use.
Boogie is a small festival and we don’t have the resources or necessity for press or camera passes. Of course you are welcome to buy a ticket if you would like to attend. We like to keep our special world to our beloved ticket buyers and supporters a little bit removed from the glaring public eye. We prefer personal physical on site discovery and are not seeking further public exposure at this time. Boogie seems to find its own voice and audience without such formal accreditations. However, anyone is welcome to cover the event as a ticket holder. Please note we do not have any VIP or restricted access areas at Boogie.
We do not have a formal application process, as we pride ourselves on being out there in the soup tasting the flavours of the time. We do look at almost everything that comes through, but please be aware we have a vision for what and who we are looking for and generally these acts don't come from submissions. There is no need to follow up later or continue to send information. We will make contact with you if we have any interest. Good luck with all you do.
Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will be forwarded to the relevant Boogie team member who will respond in due course.
Boogie already has caterers booked, however your email will be forwarded to the relevant person who will contact you if they are interested.
THANK YOU PEOPLE. NOW LET'S BOOGIE!