A 3 day musical experience with International & Aussie Blues Line-up, all under the Big Top Tent.
Over 50 teams will compete from all over the country, for the Australasian BBQ Alliance, BBQ Stand Off.
Immerse in our First Peoples culture with Traditional Ceremonies, Basket weaving, Earth Ovens and much more.
SATURDAY5:00PM - 6:00PM
For 30 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds […]
BEN WATERS with special guest DEREK NASH Bruce interviews Ben Waters, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO […]
WITH JUNE CORE, BOB WELSH, AKI KUMAR & RANDY BERMUDES Hailing from the West Coast of the US, […]
Melbourne blues super group, Three Kings brings together a trio of this country’s most dedicated, authentic blues artists, […]
Bruce interviews Mal Eastick, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO Mal Eastick, Australia’s finest blues rock […]
Bruce interviews Darren Jack, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO Multiple award-winning Blues artist Darren Jack […]
Bruce interviews Steve Edmonds, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO With a professional career spanning over […]
Bruce interviews Julz Parker, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO A band of accomplished and powerful […]
Bruce interviews Kane Dennelly, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO 19-Twenty are: Kane Dennelly – Vox […]
Born into an Aboriginal family of country rock performers, Buddy Knox is a funky blues man, Tamworth-based musician […]
Bruce interviews Gambirra, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO Magnetic Energetic and Full Power. GAMBIRRA MOB […]
Bruce interviews Minnie, click the button below to view! VIEW VIDEO With an insane talent that’s out of […]
Jesse Redwing is one of the most soulful and authentic blues players in Australia. He has played extensively […]
Owen Campbell is one of the premiere Blues/Roots/Rock performers both domestically and internationally. At the end of 2016 […]
Pumping out their own style of roots music, Ghost Road, have been on the road for many years […]
The Boucin’ Czech, Jiri Kripac’, will the fill the streets of Girrakool with their deliciously infectious, New Orleans […]
“…an all girl band, (it shouldn’t be remarkable) but it’s the coolest thing.” Cassy Judychair, Sydney cabaret/ pop […]
Leny’s Girl has Blues at its roots and a train ride through Country, Rock and back again. Fronted […]
“School of Rock” Have been the world leaders in Performance Based music education for over 20 years. Now […]
1 x Buddy Ticket ( 4 x Adults)
4 x Camping for each adult
A Merch pack – 4 x Festival Tshirt, 4 x Festival Beer Coolers (And some other cool stuff) to the value of $200 !!
Full Value: $920 !!
GIRRAKOOL BLUES FESTIVAL & BBQ
INFORMATION AND TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR “THE STAND OFF” BBQ COMPETITION
ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RULES
All competitors must accept the terms and conditions of the event below.
Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ “THE STAND OFF”
Friday 2nd March – Sunday 4th March 2018
Gates Open: 5pm Fri 2nd March 2018
Event Finishes: 7:30pm Sun March 2018
Mt Penang Garden Parklands, 16 The Avenue, Kariong NSW 2250
Girrakool Blues Festival is a business of Xabc Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ 2018 is an annual 3 day event, Massive Line-up, International and Interstate bands, camping Fri-Sat, The Central Coast’s BBQ Stand off ( BBQ Competition) and Aboriginal Cultural Activities, and set in the beautiful surrounds of the Mt Penang Parklands Garden on the Central Coast NSW.
Also includes: Art Installations, Car Exhibition, Market stalls, and Aboriginal Cultural Activities.
Friday 2nd of March will see:
Saturday 3rd of March will see:
Sunday 5th of March will see:
0438 604 236
0410 658 532
Day 1 – 2nd March 2018
Day 2 – 3rd March 2018
Day 3 – 4th March 2018
*Judges Course 8.00am on site in Judges Tent
COST OF ENTRY
CASH & PRIZES (MINIMUM)
Total prize & trophy pool in excess of $3000
ABA SANCTIONED COMPETITION RULES
All BBQ Competition teams must comply with the Australasian Barbeque Alliance Competition rules. It will be the teams’ responsibility to be familiarised and up to date with these rules.
Rules and Regulations regarding ABA competitions can be found at http://ausbbq.com.au/abarules/
SET UP / PACK DOWN TIMES
BBQ Competition Bump in times will be limited to 2 (two) times only during the event.
Teams who show up late will not be admitted on to the site.
Speed limit is strictly not more than 10km/hr within the festival licenced area.
There will be no deliveries during event hours, only before the gates open, each day.
Security will be operating overnight on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd until each morning.
Bump out will begin at the conclusion of the Event from 6pm Sunday 4th March.
All vehicles used for the BBQ Competition Setup are to be in place prior to event opening gate times on each day.
Any vehicles wanting access during event times will not be allowed on Site.
Vehicles are not allowed to be moved during the event and only given the all clear by Event Management or security upon closure of the Event.
BBQ Competition Teams may however pack up prior to the conclusion of the event.
GARDENS & PARKLANDS
Please take care of natural Flora in the area; do not use trees or branches in any way with your stall.
No signs to be attached to the trees in the parklands.
All teams and team members must behave in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
Stallholders must take direction from the Event Management and security staff at all times.
Cancellations must be notified in writing 14 days prior to the event or the full fee will be forfeited.
No pets or livestock will be permitted on the event site.
Use of amplified music by stallholders is prohibited.
Stallholders may not use inappropriate products; counterfeit, weapons, dangerous or illegal items are not allowed on the festival site.
BBQ competition teams must adhere to the Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ’s entry conditions and not bring any prohibited items into the site: No alcohol or illicit drugs, animals (except in accordance with legislation), fire/fireworks, video cameras or professional cameras.
MARQUEES & TENTS
BBQ competition teams are responsible for bringing their own Marques/Gazebos, BBQ’s and any other equipment needed for the competition.
Marques/Gazebos and Umbrellas must be weighed down with suitable weights; such as sand bags or specially designed weights. Pegging is NOT permitted due to underground services.
If pegging is required you must contact the event organiser to consult with the Mt Penang Gardens and additional charges will apply.
GARBAGE & RECYCLING
The event will supply bins for general waste, recyclable products including cardboard and grey water (nothing is to be disposed of down drains or in garden beds).
It is your responsibility to sort and dispose of your rubbish. Please contact the BBQ Coordinator if you have any queries.
All oils must be removed from the site at the end of the event.
Sites must be left as they were found. It is your responsibility to remove ALL waste and ensure site is left clean and tidy.
Your bond may not be returned if site is left in an untidy manner.
Only biodegradable ecologically sound detergents and cleaning fluids will be permitted for use.
Food stalls, preparation and refreshment areas must have appropriate separate hand held fire extinguishers and fire blankets as necessary and available at all times during occupation.
Security guards are on site throughout the duration of the event.
All effort is made to secure the site but no responsibility will be taken for loss or damage to any person or goods whether or not that loss, damage or injury arises from the negligence of staff or contractors employed by the Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ.
Each BBQ Competition Team and it’s members understand that the festival site is a licensed area, and you will need to comply with the The Liquor Act of 2007.
If any BBQ Team member’s are found to be intoxicated, violent, suspected of using or is using illicit drugs you will be asked to leave the premises, and you will forfeit your entry into the Festival grounds.
If any BBQ Team member’s are found to supplying or buying alcohol for a minor you will be evicted from the festival grounds and the matter recorded into the Incident Register and may face criminal charges.
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY
Each BBQ Competition Team and it’s members agree to being photographed or recorded for use in our promotional (in which you have no rights including to a copy thereof), and that you have no right to pre-approval of, and no entitlement to payment for any such use.
If this agreement is breached Girrakool Blues Festival reserves the right to terminate this agreement.
Festival Management reserves the right to expel any BBQ Competition Team or Team Member at any time in consultation with the Australasian Barbecue Alliance.
BBQ teams requiring electricity will pay a fee of: $40 per site.
All electrical appliances must be in safe working order and have current test tags fitted.
Equipment without a valid tag will not be connected.
Stallholders must provide their own lights, leads and power boards fitted with circuit breakers. Any damage caused by electrical over-consumption/overload or misuse will attract penalties or forfeiture of bond.
BBQ COMPETITION MEMBER ACCESS
BBQ Competition Team access will be restricted to the following:
4 x Team Member access is for the entire duration of the festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and is strictly for Team Members only.
If additional Team Member access is required, it can be purchased at a discounted rate of $100 for the duration of the festival (no refunds are permitted and extra team member access can only be purchased at the time of paying BBQ Competition fees).
All other family & friends must be paid for (except children under 5).
While children under 5 are provided with free tickets, their names must be provided. This information will determine the number of passes/wristbands supplied.
If a team member needs camping in the camping area, information needs to be provided on application.
The Festival provides season tickets for individuals only. These tickets cannot be shared amongst a number of team members.
Access passes must be worn at all times within the festival site and must not be removed until conclusion of the festival. If for some reason you need to remove your access pass, you MUST contact the Stalls Coordinator PRIOR to removal.
Refunds will not be issued. Refunds will NOT be issued in the event of bad weather, late arrival, last minutes cancellations or change of mind. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, transfer of dates and charges will not turn over to a future event.
BOND & PRIZE MONEY
The refundable Bond and any Prize Money awarded will be paid by direct deposit to a bank account nominated by the Team Applicant. The promoter will pay the agreed sum plus any charges applied by the Promoter bank; but will not be responsible for any charges that may be applied by the bank receiving the payment.
This money will be paid no later than 20 March 2018.
No Bond will be refunded if your site is left untidy or damaged, any remaining bond will be kept to cover cleaning fees.
FESTIVAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The BBQ Competition Team acknowledges that you have read the FESTIVAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES document and agree:
The Stall holder shall defend, indemnify, hold harmless and insure the Festival and it’s affiliates from any and all damages expenses or liability, resulting from or arising out of any negligence or misconduct on the Stallholders part, or from any breach or default of these Terms and Conditions which is caused or occasioned by the acts of the Stallholder. The Stall holder shall insure that its employees and affiliates take all actions necessary to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions.
The BBQ COMPETITION TEAM agrees to the terms and conditions set out in this document from XABC ENTERTAINMENT T/A GIRRAKOOL BLUES FESTIVAL.