2023 FAQs

Got a question about our main festival day on 2 September? See if we can answer it here.

If not, shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you – hello@gonorthartsfestival.com

Can I bring my kids along?

Absolutely! This is an all-ages event, and everyone is welcome.

Is seating provided?

Yes, the festival is at the Swan Hill Town Hall PACC.

Can I reserve a seat? How do I get to sit up the front?

Your seat at the event is on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 12noon.

I can’t buy tickets online. How can I purchase tickets?

This is a FREE community event.

Will food be available?

Yes, food vans will be on site to purchase food from. You can bring your own food, but why not have a night off from cooking and enjoy something different?

Will drinks be available? Can I bring my own?

There is strictly no BYO alcohol. This is a licenced event and so alcohol can be purchased at bar prices.

Can I get a passout?

Yes. You will be given a wrist band upon entry, and you will need to show it to our security staff at the gate as your pass out.

What time do the doors open?

Doors open at 12noon, Welcome to Country at 12.15pm, art workshops and live music start at 12.30pm.

What time is each musician performing?

The planned set list (subject to change) is:

  • 12.30pm, Simon Marks and his band
  • 2pm, Benny Walker and his band
  • 3.30pm, The Maes
  • 5pm, Elise Drake
What are the workshops? Who can do them? Do I need to book a place?

Art workshops will be held throughout the afternoon, starting at 12.30pm.

Visit the sites on the day and sign up for the ones you would like to join. And don’t worry, these workshops are for all ages and skill levels to have a go at – no need to be an artist already!

The below workshops will be on offer (subject to change):

  • Cardboard and recycled material sculptures with Eliza-Jane Gilchrist
  • Spray paint and stencils with Kerryn Finch
  • Lino cutting and printing with Paul Oswin
  • Still life drawing with Shirley Pinchen
  • Clay and wheel throwing with Damian Thomas
  • Aboriginal inspired painting and weaving with Kenita Lee McCartney
  • Ukulele tuition with Sue Turner
  • Drumming with One Spirit Africa
Will the event go ahead if it is raining?

This is an indoor event at the Swan Hill Town Hall, and so it will go ahead in the event of wet weather.

Is the entrance accessible?

Yes, the entrance to the Swan Hill Town Hall is accessible, with no steps.

Where can I park my car?

There is plenty of parking within walking distance of the Swan Hill Town Hall.