When is it?

The festival takes place on two days - Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 2013. The event starts at midday on both days until late with around 30 acts set to play live across the weekend.

What is included in the ticket price?

As well as two stages hosting around 30 artists playing live across the weekend, there will be a cinema, art exhibition and an amazing food court.

Is accommodation included?

Unlike some ATP events, with I'll Be Your Mirror there is no on-site accommodation included in ticket price. There is a huge amount of accommodation available in the Melbourne area with great transport links to the venue. See below for transport info include shuttle buses...

What Time Can I Arrive At The Event? What Time Will It Finish?

Doors will open at midday. See stage times here.

When will I receive my tickets?

Tickets will be posted in the month before the event, so don't worry if you don't receive them sooner.

If you are outside of Australia your tickets will be held for box office collection at the event - just bring your credit card used to book the tickets, and a copy of the booking confirmation email.

How Do I Find Out About Future Updates and Line-up Announcements?

Future announcements will go up on the newsfeed here: http://www.atpfestival.com/events/australia2013.php

Alternatively, follow us on Twitter.com/atpfestival or Facebook.com/atpfestival or join our mailing list: atpfestival.com/mailinglist.php

What if I have a problem with my ticket?

Please contact the ticket agents Gigantic via: http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/content_contact_us.aspx

If they're unable to help, email us at feedback@atpfestival.com

What happens if I lose/break my wristband at the event?

If you break your wristband please bring it with you to the Information Kiosk so it can be replaced straight away. We cannot replace lost wristbands.

Where do I go if I have a problem over the weekend?

If you have any problem over the weekend, please go to the Information Kiosk highlighted on your map and speak to someone from ATP.

Is there an ATM on-site?

Yes. To avoid queuing or the possibility of the machine running out of cash we recommend that you bring adequate cash to the festival.

Can I Bring My Own Food And Drink?

No sorry - there will be bars and lots of great food to choose from at the event.

Is there a bar at the event?

Yes, if you plan on drinking alcohol in any of the licensed areas you must have the appropriate 18 and over wristband. To ensure you receive an 18 and over wristband please bring along Photo ID to the festival.

What about buying food?

ATP will be bringing an amazing food court to the venue on both days.

I have a stall and would like to set up at ATP, how do I go about it?

The only merchandise we currently sell is ATP merchandise like T-shirts and CDs and also merchandise by artists performing at the event.

Our band would like to play ATP and they are great, how do I go about it getting them booked in?

Sorry but all acts and DJ's playing ATP are selected us and the curators. So if you haven't been invited it is not likely to happen. Sorry, maybe next year?

How do I get to the site? What Is The Address?

The Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Receptions - two venues in one complex in Altona - is just 13km away from the centre of Melbourne. As the event is due to finish late and if you are not driving to the event, we would recommend either taxi or shuttle bus to North Melbourne train station as the best way to get home once things finish.

Here is some information on possible ways to travel to the site and back...

Car/Taxi: If coming via car or taxi from the CBD and you cross the Westgate Bridge, DON’T TAKE the first exit to Altona which is Millers Rd, but the NEXT ONE, Grieve Parade which is exit W8. The venue is at the first roundabout. Take a right at the roundabout to drop off in the carpark or follow the signs to park in the Toyota carpark across the road.

SatNav input: 499 Grieve Parade, Altona North, VIC, 3025 There is limited parking available at the site.

Train: As we stated in our recent information letter, we were recently informed that as a result of rail works on the Werribee line, no trains were running to Newport station (the closest station to the event) and that bus replacement services would be in service instead.

However, Metro have advised us that these may not be able to meet the capacity for our ATP crowd as indicated through our transport survey.

Thus, we've elected to now run our IBYM Shuttles to and from North Melbourne station (where trains will be running to), instead of Newport. This means that IBYM Punters will only have to take one bus - between the event and North Melbourne - instead of two! However, this has added a significant number of buses to the shuttle service:  as a result, we're asking for a gold coin donation for trips to and from North Melbourne Station.

Please note the last trains from North Melbourne into the city are at 10 past midnight Saturday and at midnight Sunday, so please bear this in mind and plan accordingly. Our headliners finish at 11:20pm and 11:30pm respectively so this should give people the chance to get on one of the buses to North Melbourne and catch their trains.

Please also note that we have asked for as many shuttles as possible, but space may still be limited and you should review other travel options.

The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

On Saturday the first bus leaves from North Melbourne to the event at 11:30am with buses continuing to the event every 20-30 minutes throughout the day until 4:30pm. In the evening buses will be leaving the event going back to North Melbourne station at 11:00pm, 11:20pm, 11:30pm and 11:40pm with the last leaving the event at 11:50pm.

On Sunday the first bus leaves from North Melbourne to the event at 11:30am with buses continuing to the event every 20-30 minutes throughout the day until 4:30pm. In the evening buses will be leaving back to North Melbourne at 11:00pm, 11:20pm and with the last leaving the event at 11:30pm.

Taxi: A taxi for 4 people from the CBD will cost around $35 - $40, $38 from St Kilda and around $42 from Fitzroy. Travelling back after the event taxis will cost around $55 to the CBD. Phone numbers for booking -

13 2227 (General Taxi Number) 1300 9378 8294 (Western Taxis) 13 1008 (Silver Top Taxis)

Bus: You can also take the 414 bus from Footscray to the site. Info/times at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1662.

ATP Bus Tickets:

As mentioned in a previous announcement, we are selling bus tickets from the Melbourne CBD to the festival and back.

Two-Way Return Bus Tickets travel from the Melbourne Museum in the CBD to the festival site in Altona for the beginning of the event, and then return to the CBD after the event finishes at precisely 1am. They cost $28 per person for each day. The bus will depart at 11.30am sharp on both days - please arrive by 11.00am to board. If you are late, the bus will not wait for you.

If you are travelling to the event during the day using public transport, Single Journey Bus Tickets are also available to take people back to the city. They will leave the festival site after the event finishes and will return to the Melbourne Museum in the CBD. They cost $19 per person for each day.

The exact pickup/dropoff point is Nicholson Street Bus Bay, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton.

Update: These are now sold out.

Can I park on-site?

There is limited on-site parking available on site - but we would recommend using public transport.

Can I buy tickets at the venue?

No, sorry.

How many tickets are for sale?

ATP is capped at just 5,000 people to ensure plenty of space for everyone.

What are your photography / video / recording rules?

Professional cameras are prohibited unless accompanied  with a valid photopass. Video cameras and audio recording equipment are also prohibited.

What about access for people with disabilities? Are tickets available for them to attend with carers?

There will be disabled viewing platforms at both stages at the event. Unfortunately the cinema is only accessible by stairs making it unaccessible for some. Please contact feedback@atpfestival.com if you wish to attend with a carer.

 

What are the age restrictions of the festival?

Please contact feedback@atpfestival.com if you wish to bring under 18's to the event.

What happens if it rains??

Both venues are indoors with award winning sound so no need to worry about the weather!

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions for ATP events here: http://www.atpfestival.com/content/termsandconditions.php

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