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Gaytimes 2020

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Celebrating our fifth anniversary in 2020, Gaytimes is Australia's queer camping music and arts festival. Join us for a frolic in the forest

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The camping festival of your big gay dreams returns for 2020!

On February 14-16 2020, Australia’s queer camping music and arts festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Gaytimes 2020 is a boutique festival with a strictly limited capacity of 1000 patrons.

With an eclectic lineup of music, performers, visual arts, food trucks, yoga, workshops and more, Gaytimes is a festival experience unlike any other.

Whether you opt for glamping on the mountaintop or prefer camping under the stars, Gaytimes is a bush doof with a touch of class.

WHAT: Gaytimes 2020

WHERE: Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

WHEN: February 14-16 2020

Music / Art / Camping / BYO


Due to popular demand, we will be hold Presale ballot for the first time.

Sign up for the presale now via gaytimes.com.au → by 9am Thursday October 31 2019.

Presale tickets will be awarded via ballot on Friday November 1.

Lucky winners will be notified via email, and will have the opportunity to purchase a max of two Presale tickets for $199 + GST + booking fee.


Tickets will go on sale at Friday 8 November 2019 at 9am AEDT (SHARP)

Tickets are purchased via Eventbrite or from www.gaytimes.com.au/tickets

Early Birds: $199 + GST + booking fee

First Release: $225 + GST + booking fee

All tickets include free camping.

All tickets are for the entire weekend.

No refunds. Name changes are permitted.

No single day tickets available.


Hate camping? Never fear if you don't want to pitch your own tent, we will pitch your own deluxe bell tents. Our glamping tents are luxurious bell tents pre-pitched for your convenience that sleep up to five people.

Glamping tents will be sold separately. You can choose to a pre-pitched tent and bring your own mattress and bedding, or get the full glamping experience with a real foam mattress (no air beds), pillows, linen, rugs, fairy lights.

Rather than buying a cheap disposable tent, Gaytimes' glamping is the sustainable and hassle-free often option. Best of all, it is one of the most affordable of any camping festival in Australia -- costing just $50 per person per night.

Basic Glamping Tent (Just a tent, BYO bedding): From $300 exc GST + booking fee per tent

Deluxe Glamping Tent (With bedding etc, just bring yourself): From $350 exc GST + booking fee per tent

Please note every glamper will still require a festival ticket.

Glamping is strictly limited and will sell out.


Coming soon...


After four magical years at Lake Mountain, Gaytimes will be coming down the mountain and moving to a new home in the forest for 2020.

We've found somewhere closer, warmer, more accessible, more convenient and more comfortable.

Gaytimes 2020 will be held in lush, green campground at the foothills of the Dandenongs in the Yarra Valley, just a 1 hour 15 minute drive from Melbourne.

Full details will be unveiled soon.


The Gaytimes Shuttle Buses will return in 2020, proudly sponsored by Vanessa who get help you home safe.

Shuttle Bus tickets are per person and all tickets are return.

The shuttle buses will depart Melbourne and travel direct to Gaytimes

The shuttle buses will depart on Friday and return on Sunday.

Further details of the shuttle bus schedule coming soon.


Returning this year, Gaytimes is partnering with Treecreds to offset the carbon footprint of the festival.

Every vehicle will be required to purchase a car pass.

You can purchase your car pass with your ticket, or in cash on arrival.

Caravans and RVs will be required to purchase a Caravan / RV car pass.


Gaytimes is a fully licensed BYO festival but with a strict ban on glass and total fire ban. In 2020, Gaytimes will also have a limit on BYO per person.

Gaytimes is fully catered with a breakfast canteen, food trucks, specialty coffee and cocktail bars.

Gaytimes will also sell other essentials in case you forgot or run out.

We provide free drinking water.

Bring cash as there are very limited cash out facilities.

We’ll send you a checklist of what to bring (and what not to bring).

Don’t forget you’ll need to bring your own good quality tent, camping gear, and warm clothes.

If you hate camping, we encourage you to opt for glamping -- it is not only the sustainable option but also cheaper than buying your own throw away camping gear.

As part of our commitment to making the festival more environmentally sustainable, we will not be selling plastic disposable water bottles and encourage you to BYO a disposable drink bottle.

We will also be reducing our use of single use plastic throughout the festival.

We encourage you to do your bit by reducing your waste and leaving no trace.


- Strictly no glass. Vehicles will be searched on arrival, and glass will be confiscated, as will excessive alcohol or contraband.

- Total fire ban day and night.

- 18+ event. Please bring photo I.D.

- All bathrooms and change rooms will be gender neutral facilities.

- No strobes.

- No passouts.

- Prepare for all weather conditions, the show goes on rain, hail or shine (safety permitting)

- Leave no trace.


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Gaytimes wishes to acknowledge this event takes place on stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of this land the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging. An allocation of First Nations tickets will be available.


Gaytimes 2020 will be held in a wheelchair accessible venue, with some accessible amenities and camp sites -- however there are gravel rocks, slopes and rocky terrain in some places.

If you are a person with disability, please get in touch at hello@gaytimes.com.au so that we can better prepare you for your visit.

If you need this information in another format, please contact us.


Gaytimes aims to create a magical space for LGTBIQ people and their friends to come together and be themselves. We have a strict zero-tolerance policy towards sexual abuse, harassment and any anti-social, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic or racist behaviour.

We also take responsible service of alcohol seriously, and encourage you to stay within the festival boundary, don’t take illicit drugs and never drink and drive.

Our Code of Conduct will be sent to you when you purchase your tickets.

Be aware of the space you are in and enjoy yourselves.

Safety Ambassadors will be onsite to look out for those who may be feeling uncomfortable or compromised. They exist to ensure the safety of all people. If you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or unwell (or if you see someone else who is), reach out to them or alert our security, first aid or event staff or volunteers for help.

Further information and Terms & Conditions are on our website gaytimes.com.au

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