What if it’s raining? Will the event be cancelled?
In the event of rain the event will run underneath the Large Outdoor Shelter at Yarra Glen Racecourse. The Shelter is huge! Everyone will be protected from the elements. It’s regularly used for the Yarra Glen Craft Markets and is open-air, has a high roof and is waterproof. It’s like being outside, being under a giant shelter. In the event that the event moves under the Shelter, you can still bring your camping chairs and even picnic rugs as we will have a fake-turf area for those festival vibes!
How much are tickets?
Affordable! This is a community-based festival and we want to put on a great day of music for you without breaking the bank. Think the price of a parma & pot for adults ($30), or salt ‘n pepper calamari for teenagers or concession-holders ($20). Tickets on the door are $35 (full) and $25 (concession).
Can I get tickets at the gate?
Yep, see above.
Can I get a refund?
No refunds at this point, sorry. We are a community event running on a budget so have to have our bases covered to pay all artists and personnel.
Is it All Ages? Can I bring kids?
Yep, all are welcome. Please note that Rock The Valley Music Festival is a music festival first and foremost and we don’t have any kiddie activities other than boogie-ing on down to the amazing tunes playing! Alcohol is restricted to people aged 18 and over and all adults will receive a wristband at entry.
What should I bring?
Your good vibes and smiles! Camping chair, picnic rug, sunglasses, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Where is Yarra Glen Racecourse?
About 50km to the east of Melbourne. It’s about 1 hour’s drive from the city centre. Come along Maroondah Highway to Coldstream, then take Melba Highway to Yarra Glen. Yarra Glen Racecourse is on Armstrong Grove, you can’t miss it. Enter via Gate B to park in the General Carpark.
Can I get public transport to Yarra Glen Racecourse?
*Coming from the City to Lilydale
Catch the train to Lilydale Station and then get the 685 bus operated by McKenzies. McKenzies can stop at the Corner of Melba Highway and Armstrong Grove in Yarra Glen, right near the Racecourse – but make sure you ask. From there it’s about 400m walk to the Racecourse. Note that the last bus for Lilydale departs from the Corner of Melba Highway and Armstrong Grove at 7:52PM.
*Coming from Healesville to Yarra Glen
Catch the 685 bus from Healesville to Yarra Glen. McKenzies can stop at the Corner of Melba Highway and Armstrong Grove in Yarra Glen, right near the Racecourse – but make sure you ask. From there it’s about 400m walk to the Racecourse. Note that the last bus for Healesville departs from the Corner of Melba Highway and Armstrong Grove at 9:40PM.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Nope! Parking is free and available in the General Carpark. Look for Gate B at Yarra Glen Racecourse.
Do you have parking for mobility-impaired, people with a disability?
Yep! Just enter down the Members’ Drive, take care to watch out for pedestrians and you will see some spots.
Are there toilets?
Yep, we will be using the permanent toilet block at Yarra Glen Racecourse that is regularly cleaned for patron safety and comfort.
Is there free water?
Water is available for purchase in the food and beverage area.
What about COVID?
The safety and wellbeing of our patrons, volunteers, artists, staff, vendors and community is our number one priority.We will be operating under the Rock The Valley Music Festival COVIDSafe Plan. There is hand sanitiser on-site and patrons are encouraged to maintain social distancing in the event site. We have dedicated medical, security and cleaning staff on site for the entire duration of the event. We do not tolerate or condone any violence or harmful behaviours including harassment, assault or physical violence at Rock The Valley, or beyond its fences.
What kinds of alcohol is there?
We’ve got cool local beverages from Hargreaves Hill Brewery and De Bortoli winery. Available at the bar!
Can I BYO alcohol?
Nope, all drinkies must remain at home. Yarra Glen Racecourse is operated by Yarra Valley Racing who will be running the bar where you can buy alcohol and drinks.
What about food?
If you would like to bring a picnic rug or something to nibble on, including if you’ve got a little tacker who needs something specific, all good to bring food. But why not support our local food trucks? There’s woodfired pizza, cyclone potatoes, smoked & pulled BBQ & a coffee truck. Mmmmmm!
What if I’m unvaccinated, can I get in?
Yarra Glen Racecourse is governed by the Laws and Public Health Orders of the State of Victoria in place on Saturday 5th March 2022. As the event organiser, we need to comply with the venue’s requirements to avoid the prospect of a $54,522 fine. All patrons of Rock The Valley aged 12+ need to show evidence of being fully-vaccinated or qualified medical exemption at the gate to gain entry.
Can I smoke?
Rock The Valley Music Festival’s food and beverage area classifies as an outdoor dining area and as such, no smoking is allowed near the food trucks and bar. To minimise the risk of second-hand smoke, all smoking must occur away from other patrons and you need to drop your butts in the butt trays.
Is there an ATM?
No cash-out facility is available on site, so if you want to bring cash, please withdraw before hand. All POS at Rock The Valley have card facilities, including the Food Trucks, Bar, Merch Tent and Ticket Booth.
Can I bring my doggo?
No! We love doggos, but the place for them is at home for this one. Assistance dogs are allowed.
What’s the pass-out policy?
Pass-outs are allowed but please note you will need to go through the same security checks to gain re-entry to the Racecourse grounds.
Is there accommodation like camping? What else can I do locally?
We wish, maybe for a future RTV! There are so many fantastic local accommodation options around the Yarra Valley including camping, hotels and B&Bs. You could make a weekend out of it, stay locally and check out some local wineries, art galleries or local townships while you’re here.
How can I do more to support local music?
Follow our artists on social media or purchase their merch on the day! Just by coming along though, you’re already helping in such a big way!