We believe that festivals can be a powerful catalyst for self-development, healing and social change. We want to provide an experience that enriches your soul at the same time as giving you a place to party and socialize.
Rabbits Eat Lettuce is a place of Freedom, Love & Dance Music. Camp in a beautiful natural environment and form a community of like-minded souls who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. Rabbits Eat Lettuce lets us be human again. We can dissolve the social barriers and dance together.
Rabbits Eat Lettuce began in 2008 as a Tribal Easter party on the mid-north-coast of NSW and has become an underground tradition in the area, long lost brothers and sisters reconnect to dance, share stories, socialize and camp out under the stars. The event has grown a lot since it’s humble beginnings as a forest dance party but still holds the same essence of freedom and unique mystery it started with.
Our magical festival village will be held in a Raw Australian Bushland Location with native gums and birdlife. The event takes place over 4 days and has a number of stages showcasing a variety of dance music. Everything from deep and serious to fresh and funky. Main Stages will run between 9am & 3am with various low-key enntertainment & pop up stages bringing in the sunrise for those that like to stay up all night. The festival venue is far removed from civilisation, so the party can keep pumping through to sunrise. Regardless of your sleeping patterns, you will find a party.
Aside from our fully themed forest dance stages we also have a chill zone, which hosts a variety of workshops and activities throughout each day. Activities include; Yoga, AcroYoga, Meditation, Dance Classes, Massage, Music Production, Finger Painting, Easter Olympics, Permaculture, Informative Drug Discussions and Healing. At night the chill zone will transform into a psychedelic slumber party with movies, chill music, acoustic artists, beanbags & chai tea. There will be a wide variety of delicious & nutritious food and beverages sold in the vibrant market village.
Camping out under the stars for four days with your best mates is one of the aspects that make Rabbits Eat Lettuce so special. Camping for the full 4 days is included in the cost of your festival ticket and is available from Thursday 9:30am until Monday 12:00pm. Campervans, motorhomes and caravans are welcome. No “Land Grabbing” allowed, If you wish to camp with your friends please plan to arrive together.
POWERED RV / Caravan SITES are available for $390.
If you’d rather have all the hassle of camping taken care of for you then consider one of our luxury camping options! Beautiful, spacious bell tents with foam beds, in a reserved camping area close to amenaties are available now from WOW tents. These will sell out. Pre-booking is essential. The Glamping area will have private toilets and there will be an awesome common area/chill space provided by The Giant Tipi Company with mirrors, electricity and tunes!
Solo Camping / Tent Only Camping
We know it can be daunting rocking up to a festival without your Doof buddies so we have reserved an area for solo travellers. That way you can meet other people in the same situation and form connections quickly. There will be a community lounge space for all solo campers to chill.
Hot Showers will be on site. We know you like to get fresh and clean after a big night partying! Shower use is charged at $2 per minute, which helps cover the cost of the shower truck rental, electricity, LPG, water and servicing.
Shower Facilities will accept $2 Coins so be sure to bring enough for the 4 days.
- NO FIRES
- NO GLASS
- NO ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
- NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
- LEAVE NO TRACE
- MUST BRING PHOTO ID & Festival Ticket (or cash) to enter
- REL IS AN 18+ EVENT (anyone under 18 MUST arrive with a legal parent or guardian)
The following items are prohibited. If found in the possession of any patron they will be confiscated immediately and the patron may be asked to leave the premises.
- NO GLASS !! (our security will search cars and confiscate beer bottles, mirrors, glass containers etc.)
- NO campfires or fires of any kind
- NO Negative Vibes
- NO Motor Bikes or Quad Bikes
- NO Generators or Large Sound Systems
- NO Commercial signage or advertising
- NO Dogs or animals of any kind
- NO Fireworks or flares
- NO Handheld lasers
- NO Illegal substances
- NO Nitrous oxide
- NO Excessive Amounts of Alcohol (1 carton or 1 x 700mm of spirits per person maximum)
- NO Weapons of any kind
- NO Couches / Lounge Chairs
First Aid & Patron Safety
We have employed highly trained paramedics and first aid staff to provide 24 hour medical care to any of our patrons while at the festival. If you or your friends have any injuries or health problems during the event please attend first aid to be treated. We have also employed a highly capable and caring security team who’s number one priority is patron safety, if you see any trouble or need assistance please communicate with our security staff directly.
We support the efforts of the Police in ensuring the safety of Rabbits Eat Lettuce patrons and broader community in relation to travel to and from the event. Police will have an increased presence on public roads around the event and may attend the event from time to time. Police WILL conduct vehicle searches, RBT and Swab testing. We will have a breath-testing service available to guests. If you think you may be over the limit or have consumed illegal substances within 24 hours before your departure we recommend testing your self before leaving the venue to ensure that you are safe to drive. The safety of the community and road users is our number one priority.
The Laws of Australia apply in the festival. Anyone caught selling drugs will be handed to the Police.
We are apreciative of the host comunity and region and are lucky to call it home for Rabbits Eat Lettuce. Please ensure that you are polite and friendly when passing through the local towns on the way to the festival. You are ambassadors for the festival and your good behaviour and attitude will ensure that the community continues to offer their support.
There will be ATM's located in our market village near the Medical Tent.
Much to our satisfaction you wont get phone reception at our venue. We consider this a very good thing. People have become so attached to the constant feed of social media that they forget how to be. At Rabbits Eat Lettuce its time to unplug, unwind and enjoy the moment.
Under 18s / Minors
Anyone under the age of 18 MUST arrive with a legal parent or guardian. No exceptions. So if you really want to come you better twist your dads arm and bring him to the doof.
Your parents can assign temporary legal guardianship to another person 18 years or older. Your parents will need to write a signed note on a photo copy of their driver license.
[All written on a photo copy of your parents driver license]
Dear Rabbits Eat Lettuce
I, _”Parent Full Name”_ [Driver License # ] hereby confirm that I have appointed _”Full Name of Temporary Legal Guardian”__ to be the legal guardian for my (son/daughter) _“full name of son/daughter”_____ from the 18th April until the 22nd April 2019 with the understanding they will be attending Rabbits Eat Lettuce Music & Arts Festival with this appointed guardian.
“Parent Full Name”
Festival Gates open to the public at 9:30am Thursday 18th APRIL 2019. Anyone arriving before this time will be requested to return to the local township. Please do not camp along or block the road on the way to the event.
We have improved our ticketing area and ticket process so we are expecting to reduce wait times from 2018, however still expect waits of up to 3 hours to enter. Please be patient, relax and keep to the left hand side of the road.
GATE OPEN TIMES
|THURSDAY||9:30am - 10pm|
|FRIDAY||9:30am - 10pm|
|SATURDAY||10am - 10pm|
|SUNDAY||10am - 2pm|
New Entries & Pass Outs will only be permitted during these times except in emergency situations. This rule is for the safety of all patrons and to minimise disturbance to surrounding neighbours.
Pass outs are available every day of the event between the hours listed above. Pass outs cost $20 per vehicle per exit/re-entry. This fee is a measure to reduce vehicle traffic and reduce the workload of our gate staff.
To continue the tradition of Good Fun we have decided to offer $150 entry to anyone who’s birthday falls during the festival. If you can present a valid Australian Driver’s License or Passport at the gate of Rabbits Eat Lettuce, showing that your birthday falls on either the 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 April. we will let you into the festival for $150 cash! We look forward to celebrating with you xoxo: We will only accept Australia Driver License or a Passport as proof of birthday to receive this discount.
Our market village will have a wide range of healthy food options and delicious drinks. We have carefully selected the best market food stalls in the area to cater for all dietary requirements. There will also be handmade clothing, jewellery and circus toys sold in the village.
Ice will be sold on site. The cost will be $7 per 4kg bag. We know this is a little on the pricy side, but transportation, storage and electricity required to keep ice cold in the bush for 4 days is quite expensive!
In an effort to promote car pooling and reduce the amount of traffic on the roads, reduce green house emissions and reduce overall vehicles on site we will be charging a $50 fee per vehicle that enter the festival gates. The revenue raised by this fee will help us improve the venue roads and employ traffic management during the event. Motorbikes are exempt of the Vehicle fee.
When entering the Festival Gates you will be given a wristband, which will be your passport for the event. It is your responsibility to wear this wristband at all times. If your wristband is damaged or comes off please bring it to the info tent for a replacement. Security will be monitoring patrons and anyone found without wearing a wristband will be escorted from the venue & Blacklisted.
Your Wristband is also your Paypass RFID Festival Wallet at the event. When you arrive you will be able to load money onto your wristband to use at the market stalls and bar. Before you leave the event you can get a refund of remaining funds.
All Market Vendors in the Market Area will be accepting payments through our Cashless RFID Wristband System. To spend money in the maket area on Food, Drinks or Merch head over to the Wristband Top Up Station and load money onto your wristband with either cash or Eftpos. At the end of the event you can get all the money left on your wristband back as long as it is over $5. Any amounts less than $5 will be retained by Rabbits Eat Lettuce and will assist us in throwing you an epic party every year!
We work so hard all year and invest so much love into this festival. We have a zero tolerance for sneak ins. If you are caught trying to sneak into the event you will be removed from the venue and possibly charged with trespassing.
Anyone found sneaking into the event WILL BE BLACK LISTED from all future events.
If you let someone hide in your vehicle, attempting to sneak them in, you and your car load of friends will be spending Easter Weekend elsewhere.
If your finances are tight, we highly suggest you apply to volunteer at the festival or to be involved in one of the creative programs. Make sure to apply early, as places are limited. If you have good energy and vibes to contribute we will find a place for you xo