FAQ’s

1. Will Festival go ahead if it rains?

Yes. Parachute 2014 is going ahead rain, hail or shine. Just make sure you’re prepared for all kinds of weather.

2. How do I get to Parachute 2014?

Click here for directions and maps.

3. Where do I get a ticket?

Right here!

4. What time do Festival gates open?

Friday 24 January – 9am for Supporters and 11am for the general public.

5. Do the bands that play have to be Christian?

It is crucial to our mission that the core members of each band are committed Christians. In some cases, individual band members will not be Christian, but we view this as a great opportunity to involve them in our community.

6. Can my band play at Parachute 2014?

Sorry. Lineup’s all set – however you might want to try the Blackboard Sessions at the White Elephant. Blackboard sessions will offer a certain number of open slots on the each day of Festival. The stage will have basic backline gear. Any non-programmed bands that want to play need to be at Festival to register their interest at the Excel tent in the Village and may be given a slot on a first-in, first-served basis.

7. What facilities will Parachute 2014 have for disabled people?

Disability parking is available on site for valid Mobility Card holders via gate 2. There are wheelchair ramps at Mainstage which lead to a raised viewing area, and there are also disability access bathrooms located in the Palladium and between the Mainstage and Village. If you require any special assistance, please visit the Information stand in the Village.

8. What’s the story with bringing a caravan?

We have both powered and non-powered sites available for caravans and campervans, which must be pre-booked through iTICKET.

9. Is there any organised transport to Festival?

No, you’ll need to make your own way to Hamilton’s Mystery Creek, or carpool with your mates. Click here for transport details and suggestions.

10. Can I hand out tracts?

Sorry, we do not permit any tracts or promotional material to be handed out at Festival. We appreciate that many people have great things to say, however you must have prior written permission from us if you want to hand anything out.

11. Are there public pay phones available onsite?

No, but there is great cell phone coverage at Mystery Creek, and there are phone charging facilities in the Village.

12. Is there drinking water at Mystery Creek?

Yes, there are taps around the Mystery Creek site and their water is safe to drink. Alternatively, there will be plenty of drinks available for purchase onsite.

13. Where can I sleep?

There is plenty of room onsite for tenting – this is available at no extra cost. Otherwise, you can book a spot for your caravan or campervan on site or consider off site accommodation. Click here for all accommodation options.

14. Is there a local store at Festival where I can purchase the basics, like milk and bread?

Yes. There’ll be stores onsite that supply all your basics, from milk and bread through to toiletries and phone credit.

Please email us at festival@parachutemusic.com if you have any other questions, or phone our offices on +64 9 815 0370.

15. Where do I go if I lose my wallet/valuables/children?

Head to the info tent (check your site map)