11 September 2013
Sydney International Regatta Centre
Old Castlereagh Road, Castlereagh 2749 NSW Australia
Defqon.1 Festival: Saturday 14th of September from 11:00 till 23:00
Defqon.1 Camping: Friday 13th of September from 15:00 till Noon Sunday 15th of September
Camping check-in: 15:00 - 21:00 (no admittance after 21:00)
Pre-party: 17:00 - 23:00
If you are camping at Defqon.1 Australia please download this with all the information you need to know. Please read this information carefully and forward this brochure to your fellow campers so they can be fully informed of what to expect.
We try to ensure, to the best of our ability, for you and your friends to have an unforgettable time at Defqon.1. Unfortunately though, we cannot control the weather. This event will proceed come rain, hail or shine. The temperatures on Defqon.1 Island can vary from 30 degrees during the daytime and drop to 5 degrees in the evening. So please bring your sunscreen and warm clothing. Cloak facilities available.
There are still tickets available via our online ticket store or via any Moshtix outlet. You can choose between general and VIP admission.
VIP admission includes:
- Express entry
- Defqon.1 goodie bag (you will receive this upon entry to the festival)
- Access to the VIP viewing deck
- Private bar & toilets
The last available Defqon.1 Camping tickets and tent packages can be bought here.
Q-dance cannot verify the validity of tickets unless they are purchased from:
1. Our online ticket store or a Moshtix outlet.
2. An official Q-dance Ambassador. Official Q-dance Ambassadors can be recognized by their profile on the Ambassador website.
To find out more info about the ticket sales check this message.
VISITING FROM THE NETHERLANDS?
Check this message for more info.
CATCH THE TRAIN!
Your Defqon.1 ticket cost includes travel on CityRail services*, and free event return return shuttle buses from Penrith Station on the day of the event (valid till 2am 15th September 2013).
*Station access fee applies for travel between Domestic and International
Airport stations and the City. You will need to purchase a separate ticket.
All public transportation to Defqon.1 Festival leaves from Penrith Railway Station – this includes taxis. Please check your travel plans in the ‘trip planner’ at www.cityrail.info or www.131500.com.au.
IF YOU LIVE IN THE WEST
Please drive your car to the nearest train station and leave it in the car park for the day. Take the train directly to Penrith. This will be the cheapest, quickest and safest option to get to and from the festival.
IF YOU LIVE OR ARE STAYING IN PENRITH
Take the free shuttle bus service from Penrith Station to the Regatta Centre. There will NOT be pedestrian access on Castlereagh Road to the Festival.
HOTEL SHUTTLE SERVICE
Hotel shuttle buses are available from local hotels in Penrith to Penrith station. These tickets are $10 each and allow for a return journey. Tickets can be bought upon the boarding of the bus from the hotel to the train station. Please retain you ticket, so it can be used for the return journey. The following hotels are serviced with the Hotel shuttle: The Chifley Penrith - Quality Inn Penrith - Penrith Valley Inn - The Vines Holiday Cottages Orchard Hills - Astina Serviced Apartments Lethbridge St - Astina Serviced Apartments Roberts St - Overlander Hotel Cambridge Gardens.
NO KISS & RIDE DROP-OFF/ PICKUP POINTS
There will be NO drop‐off and pickup points at the festival site. Any cars or taxis for drop‐offs will be turned away and sent to Penrith Rail Station. A shuttle bus will drop you to the event directly out the front entry. Taxis and pickups at the end of the festival will also happen from Penrith Rail Station. Please advise all drivers who will be dropping off or pickup to meet at the SOUTH SIDE of Penrith Station.
TRAVEL BY CAR - LIMITED PARKING
There is limited parking available on site so arrive early to get a park. Pay on the Day parking will be charged at $20.00, and can only be paid with correct CASH. If you do decide to drive, please car pool.
BUS AND COACH TRAVEL
If you have organised a group to travel by bus or coach to Defqon.1 Festival, please download this document for specific instructions about entry times and parking.
THINGS TO DO IN PENRITH
Penrith Valley, with its stunning array of river, mountains and lakes, is just under an hour drive from the centre of Sydney and offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Make the most of your visit to the area and explore pockets of unspoilt bushland, national parks, as well as the many treasured historic landmarks scattered throughout the region. For more info check visitpenrith.com.
Defqon.1 Festival is an over 18s event.
One of the following forms of ID is required:
1. Over 18s RTA photo ID
2. Valid photo drivers’ license
3. Current photo passport
NO LAD POLICY
Lads and Lad clothing will not be allowed into the event.
WHAT TO BRING
A positive outlook and a love for the harder styles in dance music!
WHAT NOT TO BRING
This festival is produced to give everyone a positive and safe experience. Q‐dance maintains a zero tolerance drug policy. There will be a strong police presence at the event.
ADVISORY TO OUR FANS
Important! Please read
You are not allowed to bring food and drinks to Defqon.1, as well as aerosols under pressure and perfume bottles. Deodorant and sunscreen are only allowed in the original and sealed package.
Glowstix will be sold at night at the merchandise stand and will not be allowed to be brought on site.
PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING
Everyone can bring a camera to Defqon.1. Professional photo equipment like SLR camera's are also allowed, with the exception of camera stands and mega zoom lenses. Professional video equipment is also not allowed, unless you have written permission from Q-dance. When posting your pictures on Twitter use the hashtag #DQAUS13.
In the week after the festival we will also publish a selection of the best photos taken throughout the event (by our team of photographers) on Q-dance.com. We will also record the full endshow and have this online for you shortly after the festival, and of course we we will make an official aftermovie so you can relive your Defqon.1 adventure over and over again!
Pass outs will not be issued for this event.
There is no admission after 7.30pm.
FLOORPLAN & TIMETABLE
Check the timetable with the set times from each stage here.
Upon entry of the event you will also receive a handy festival guide with the timetable, a floorplan of the island, and all other important info you need to know for the day.
*Read the full entry terms & conditions on the Moshtix website.
For your convenience we recommend you bring cash on the day. EFTPOS facilities will be available at some token booths and the merchandise stand. Cash-out facilities will be available at the ATM area but are LIMITED.
There will be ATM’s at Defqon.1. Only they do not always work that well. Therefore we recommend to bring enough cash for the day.
You will need tokens to buy your drinks and food at Defqon.1.
Tokens are available for purchase at the token booths on site. Tokens are non-refundable and cannot be used to purchase merchandise or market wares.
Every can returned to the bar is worth 1/2 a token upon your next purchase. A maximum of 4 cans can be exchanged at ony one time.
BAR CLOSING TIMES
The main bars close at 21:30. The VIP bar and the bar closest nearest to the Blue stage are open till 22.30.
There will be no tobacco sales at Defqon.1.
HEARING PROTECTION AND SUNSCREEN
Foam earplugs and sunscreen are available at the First Aid tent. Re-usable earplugs can be purchased from one of the market stalls.
In the event of rain, free ponchos will be available at the bars.
There will be a cloakroom at Defqon.1.
‘Lost and found’ enquiries should be directed to the cloakroom.
There is no swimming at this event. Anyone who jumps into the water will be removed from the venue.
The Slingshot is by far one of the most exciting vertical amusement rides around. You will be launched into the air at a dazzling speed. Enjoy the adrenaline rush and amazing views for 12 tokens per person, per ride.
Defqon.1 Festival is located on one of the most beautiful festival locations in the world, and the jet ski ride will take you on a special tour around the island at a speed of your liking, up to 80km/h! Enjoy this experience for 4 tokens per person, per ride.
For the ultimate thrill, you can take a helicopter flight over the Defqon.1 festival site and its surroundings. You can pre-purchase your helicopter ticket here or buy it on the day (if not sold out prior). The helicopter ticket sales and check-in point can be found on the floorplan you will receive upon entry.
For all rides it's First-come first-served!
Also this year Q-dance has made a new merchandise collection for Defqon.1 Australia. Get a sneak preview of the merchandise here. Besides an extensive range of clothing items, you can also find a wide variety of accessories. We recommend to get in early!
The exact location of the Q-dance stand can be found on the floorplan, which will be given upon entry of the event. You can use cash or EFTPOS for your purchase.
At Defqon.1 Australia you will have the opportunity to buy a limited edition 5CD Pack. This 5CD Pack contains the official Defqon.1 2013 4CD compilation + a special Down Underground bonus disk mixed by Dillytek.
Brennan Heart will be present at the Merchandise stand from 16:00 - 16:30.
Frontliner will be present at the Merchandise stand from 17:00 - 17:30.
At the end of the festival a free souvenir poster will be available at the exit. Our promo staff will be handing them out till shortly after 11pm. Camping guests will receive the poster upon checkout in Sunday.
NO LIVE BROADCAST
As we cannot guarantee the quality of a LIVE broadcast from the festival site, we will not be broadcasting from Defqon.1 Australia this year.
During Defqon.1 (both Friday & Saturday) we will place regular updates on our social media. Follow us via Facebook.com/QdanceAU and Twitter.com/Q_dance.
Download the official anthem by Brennan Heart for FREE.
Listen to various warm-up mixes from the Defqon.1 headliners.
For more audio and videos check the Defqon.1 event website.
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Want to represent Defqon.1 in your area? Apply here as a Q-dance Ambassador.
TAKE CARE, LOOK AFTER YOUR MATES & HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY AT DEFQON.1!
A whole day/weekend of partying requires more energy than you might be aware of. Make sure you come to the event well prepared. Drink and sleep enough and keep in mind that in the evening it can get cold. Finally, our motto is "Come together, stay together ", so take care of your friends and yourself.