July 18, 2018
Strangewaves 4: FAQ!
Q: What should I bring?
-A deep thirst for amazing music and art
-If camping, don’t forget your tent, sleeping bag, pillow.
-Reusable water bottle
-Reusable/Travel Coffee Mug
-warm clothes in case it gets cold at night
-Lawn chairs if you like that lumbar support
-Food – we have limited food vending so snacks/meals are encouraged! Some Strangewavers have brought small charcoal grills and have made some gourmet meals in the past
-Waterbottle/Water – there is drinkable water on site but some may prefer Hamilton tap water
Q: Is outside alcohol allowed?
A: Yes but alcohol must be kept within tent. No can/bottle/noticeable alcohol container is permitted to be consumed outside of your tent.
Q: Are dogs allowed?
A: Yes, well behaved and leashed dogs are welcome!
Q: Is Strangewaves all ages?
A: Yes, but all minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
**Please note that there will be a provocative performance directed by John Oswald on Saturday evening that involves nudity, but is not sexual in nature.
Q: Do you have a reduced rate for children?
A: All children under the age of 18 get into the festival for free.
Q: What’s the washroom situation?
A: There will be porta-potties near the camping and main stage area. There are also indoor washrooms about a 10 minute walk from the camping/stage area, brought to you by our fancy friends at Sous Bas. There is also a small shower area within these washrooms!
Q: How accessible is the festival?
A: The main washrooms around the outdoor stage are portapotties. One of them is wheelchair accessible. The terrain is mostly grass, with some gravel areas. The indoor area is on a main floor with no stairs.
Q: How late does the music go?
A: The outdoor portion of the music goes until 10 pm on Friday and 11 pm on the Saturday. Music will then move indoors until 2:00 am. Please be mindful of our neighbours and keep outdoor noise to a minimum after 11:00 pm to avoid the wrath of local enforcement.
Q: What is the food situation?
A: There will be a “Strangegrill” offering basic BBQ – burgers/hot dogs/salad bowls with meat and vegetarian options. We will also be serving Indian cuisine.
Q: How are you making your attendees feel safe?
A: There will be a dedicated safety tent at the festival throughout the weekend, with volunteers on hand to help with any need you might have. There will be Naloxone and First Aid kits on hand in case of emergency. It will also be a place to chill and talk to someone if that’s something you feel like you need! We welcome all people to the festival who refrain from harmful behaviour. Harmful behaviour includes harrassment, violence, and violation of consent.
Q: How much will it be at the gate?
A: $150/weekend, Friday night $70, Saturday night $90, Sunday day $30.
Q: Can I buy a pass without camping?
A: Sorry, we are unable to offer discounted passes without camping.
Q: Festivals make me anxious! I don’t like crowds, what is Strangewaves like?
A: The word “festival” can make us shudder too! Strangewaves is a small, community event, where positivity and inclusion are the mantra. The festival happens on a large fairgrounds, with lots of space to find alone time and escape the small crowd, if needed.