What better way to celebrate the session break than with live music, freebies and plenty of food and drinks?
RE:Conception Festival returns this Thursday and Friday, so whether you’ve bought your tickets or yet to buy (you’d better be quick!), here are some handy tips to help you get the most out of the two sure-to-be-awesome days.
Don’t forget your ID and ticket
The Golden Rule of any festival. While the Lakeside event is free, everyone will be required to present the following on entry to the Atrium event:
- current proof of age (driver’s or rider’s licence/permit; passport; NSW photo card; proof of age card or key pass issued by Australia Post)
- Student IDs (if a student)
- Your event ticket!
If you’ve lost your ticket, it can be retrieved via Moshtix at a charge of $3.00 (maximum two reprints at least 48 hours prior to event). Once you have your tickets scanned you’ll be issued with a wristband, which must be worn into the event area and is valid for one entry only (no pass-outs).
Bring your friends and make a night (and day) of it
MQ students are allowed to bring a maximum of two guests each, provided they have a ticket and are signed in by the current student. Bring your friends along to party to DJ-spun tunes on Thursday night (check out the set-lists below), then back it up with a picnic by the lake (BYO blankets and chairs!) on Friday afternoon. Now that’s starting session break on a chilled note.
Keep your energy levels up
Oh, sweet food trucks, how we love thee! Atrium guests can take a break from dancing with food from Foods of the Realm and The Wienery, while Lakeside folks can chow down on snacks from Miss Mabel’s, Trinhy’s and Taco Hawk. There are also designated drinks areas, with cashless bars to help keep the lines moving.
After resting up Thursday night, come back Friday morning before Lakeside Festival to take advantage of the breakfast sausage sizzle hosted by the good folks of the The W.A.N.G. Club. The sizzle will be on from 9.30am to 1pm in Central Courtyard.
Look out for yourself and your mates
To maximise crowd safety First Aid and extra security will be on hand at both events. Our campus and this event is an inclusive, fun and safe space for all.Remember that if you find yourself or your friends in need of assistance to seek security immediately. Respect. Now. Always support services will also be on hand should you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Need a refresher on Macquarie’s policies? Check out our Code of Conduct, Harassment Policy and Alcohol and Drug Policy.In short: respect one another, help each other out and celebrate being part of the Macquarie community!
Work out your plans to get home in advance
With a festival comes the crowds, so it’s best to plan your mode of transport ahead of time. While parking areas are available on campus, there are plenty of public transport options available.
STA buses will run until 11.55pm from the University Bus stop (University Avenue) to the City. Buses will run until 12.48am from the University Bus stop (University Avenue) to Epping Station. Macquarie will be providing two shuttle buses on Thursday night, running from 2.00AM – 3.00AM. The shuttle buses will be collecting patrons at the bottom of Gymnasium Road beside the N1 car park, and will be in operation to Macquarie University Village, Macquarie Centre, DLC and RMC.