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What are the festival dates and hours?

Fête du Void will be held April 12-13, 2019.

MAIN VENUE
Main Venue is the heart of the festival where you’ll see performances, check out the vendors, and explore all kinds of activities. And it is where you will be camping. It opens at 12:00 PM on Friday, April 12, and stays open until Sunday, April 14 at Noon. When you enter this area through the Front Gate, you must present your magical wristband and keep it on at all times.

CAMPING
The Campgrounds open at 12:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2019. The Front Gate will CLOSE Friday night at MIDNIGHT. That means you cannot enter the festival until Saturday April 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

Campgrounds close at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April, 14 2019.

Where is Fête du Void located?

Our festival site is the beautiful 40-acres of Peters Farm, located in Cypress Creek, about 40 miles South of Alexandria, 75 miles North of Lafayette and 190 miles northwest of New Orleans. Please, consider ridesharing—it helps reduce parking congestion, traffic, saves money on gas, and the Earth will love you.

The address is 1535 Peters Loop Oakdale, La 71463.

Is there a map of the festival?

Yup! The official 2019 map will be released the week before the festival. We will post in on Facebook, Instagram, and The Iceman Special’s website. Cell phone service will be sketchy at best (especially Verizon), so you should download a copy of the festival map to your phone or print a copy it out before you come.

What should I bring with me?

As the Boy Scouts say, always be prepared! Here’s some pointers on how to enhance your camping experience. Just because we’re camping doesn’t mean we are roughing it.

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT:

  • Camping gear
  • Tents & Shelters
  • Sleeping Bags & Beds
  • Tarp
  • Cooler and/or water jugs
  • Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
  • Stainless steel water bottle (or two!) (we will have fresh drinking water on site)
  • Camping chairs, hammocks, tables, and anything else that might help create a comfy home-away-from-home
  • Rain gear (failure to bring it increases the chance of rain)
  • Your favorite hoodie (yes, it CAN get cold in Central LA)
  • Extra socks/shoes/sneakers (take care of your feet and they’ll take care of you!)
  • Rubber boots (in case of rain)
  • Bug spray (we recommend without DEET – be green!)
  • Sunscreen (lots of it)
  • Hat
  • Bandana (in Louisiana, in April, you’re probably going to sweat)
  • Sunglasses
  • trash bags (we strive to be a leave no trace event, and appreciate your help)
  • Toilet paper (we will have, but never hurts to have an extra roll)
  • Flag or balloon to identify your campsite
  • Extra set of keys to keep with you at all times (avoid keeping keys in your car!)
  • Cash to buy food, art, and merch

YOU DON’T NEED IT TO SURVIVE, BUT YOU’LL BE HAPPY YOU HAVE IT:

  • Small luggage lock for your tent (Fête du Void is not responsible for any lost or stolen items)
  • Environmentally friendly soaps and shampoos
  • Smokers—bring an ashtray! Every butt you throw on the ground, someone else has to pick up!
  • Extra wigs (and eyelashes)
  • Blanket (for sitting)
  • Earplugs (for sleeping or saving your precious hearing)
  • Portable speakers or radio
  • Portable cellphone charger
  • A towel (if you want to shower or sunbathe)

Are children allowed at the festival?

Yes, but all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent at ALL times.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Fête du Void is an 18 and older event, but those under 21 may not consume alcohol at the festival (local sheriff’s deputies will be stationed at the entrance; don’t make us introduce you to them).

Please note that any attendee over the age of 12 will need a ticket to enter. (see above for the policy about bringing children).

What can / can't I bring?

Each person, their belongings, and their vehicle are subject to search upon entry. Please view the list below to see what you can and cannot bring in specific to different areas of the festival.

CAMPGROUND

  • YES Alcohol
  • YES Food / drinks
  • YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2” long
  • YES Bicycles or any other 2-wheeled transportation device (we are not responsible for lost or stolen bikes)
  • YES Small camping stoves
  • NO Generators (if you bring one it must be less than 4K watts w/ a sound rating of less than 65 db)
  • NO BBQ pits or open flame grills
  • NO Glass!!!!!!!!!!!! (There will likely be several barefoot bandits present)
  • NO Kegs
  • NO Weapons
  • NO Drones
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO Illegal Substances
  • NO Professional cameras (with detachable lenses longer than 2” long)
  • NO Pets (even really, really tiny ones)
  • NO Box trucks / trailers
  • NO Laser pens or similar focused light device
  • NO Vending (sharing, yes. Selling, no)

MAIN VENUE

  • YES Water bottles
  • YES Backpacks
  • YES Waist pack, fanny packs, or similar
  • YES Blankets
  • YES Lawn chair (less than a foot off the ground)
  • YES Blankets
  • YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2” long
  • YES Totem (Be reasonable please. Must be made of light material: swim noodles, foam type material, cardboard tubes, fabric, light plastic, balloons, aluminum and/or blow up items.)
  • NO tripods
  • NO Chairs that sit higher than 1 foot off the ground
  • NO Totems made of hard woods and/or other materials that may cause injury if dropped. This includes flag poles and heavy sticks.
  • NO Anything that’s prohibited elsewhere on festival grounds

**ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE**

Other Information

Moving Around Inside the Festival

Peters Farm is beautiful spread of land that we are blessed to share with you this year. As with most land in Louisiana, this land is not perfect. With that in mind, we’ve done our best to make the grounds as safe as possible. That is why we highly recommend you stay on the paths, which we have created for you that will be easy to see during the day and lit at night. The ground is uneven, has hills and some holes; it is also home to a few horses and other wildlife.

We don’t want anyone to get hurt, so PLEASE WATCH YOUR STEP! At night,  you should be using a headlamp or flash light.

Exit & Re-entry

Although Fête du Void is its own little universe, we’re surrounded by the real-world town of Oakdale, Louisiana. With your cooperation we can make sure we’ll be welcomed back in the future. When you’re walking outside the festival grounds, remember that you are Out There— please follow all roadway and pedestrian rules while be respectful of our neighbors and their property. Show them some love.

IN AND OUT OF MAIN VENUE

Want to take a mid-day nap? No problem. Once you check in at the Front Gate, you’re in, which means you can go to your campsite at any time and will only need to present your festival band again if you leave the festival grounds completely.

IN AND OUT OF THE FESTIVAL IN A VEHICLE

We hope you won’t need to leave our little paradise during the festival. But if you do, please wait until Saturday evening, unless there is a serious emergency. It is best to arrive on Peter’s Farm with enough supplies to last you the whole weekend.

Lost & Found

DURING THE FESTIVAL

Lose something at the festival? Head to the Info Booth (there’s only one) to see if your item has been recovered.

If the Info Booth doesn’t have it, you shouldn’t give up yet! Email us at feteduvoid@gmail.com with LOST ITEM in the subject line and let us know in a message what you’re missing!

Safety & Medical

We make every effort to create a safe and secure environment at Fête du Void. On-site security and medical staff will be available. If you need any assistance, go to the nearest Medical Tent or ask any Fête du Void staff member for assistance.

 

Medical Services

WHERE: There will be a Medical tent located in Main Venue located next to the Info Booth.

Lots of things can happen at the Void: bee stings, ant bites, whiplash from dancing like Disco. That’s why the Main Venue is home to a Fête du Void Medical Tent, staffed by our medical volunteers.

If you are injured and require further attention, we will have a vehicle on standby to bring you to urgent care or the hospital; if it is a serious injury will call emergency medical services.

Staff

WHERE: You can find a sheriff’s deputy at the Front Gate and our staff roaming through every campground, at the entrance to the Main Venue and at all the stages, as well as throughout all of the Main Venue.

Our staff is trained to help make sure everyone has a good time and stays safe.

All vehicles may be subject to search upon entry to the festival at the Front Gate (which you should definitely keep in mind when deciding what to bring).

Food Safety

Please don’t buy from unlicensed vendors. There is lots of great stuff to buy from official Fête du Void vendors, who deserve your business, because they have made a real commitment to support Fête du Void.

Emergency Vehicle Access

Our road might not look like a city street. But for emergency and maintenance vehicles, it does the job as long as you keep them open. Which is what we ask you to do. Please park in designated areas and don’t drive around the site. Walk on the sides of the road, and please let all official vehicles through.

Disclaimers, Terms & Conditions, and other legal stuff we have to inform you about. PLEASE READ

By purchasing a ticket to Fête du Void and entering the property, you agree to the following:

Disclaimer of Warranties

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, AND TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PERMITS THE DISCLAIMER OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE COURSE OF THE FESTIVAL. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE VENUE WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE VENUE WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR INFORMATION OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR EVENT PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR, AND YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OTHER THAN OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE FESTIVAL, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE FESTIVAL, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED UPON ANY CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR (a) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, RESULTING FROM YOUR ATTENDANCE AT OUR FESTIVAL, (b) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (e) ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR (f) ANY LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED TICKETS, OR THE FAILURE OF A VENUE TO HONOR A TICKET. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN US IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US. IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AND THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAW PERMITS THE RECOVERY OF DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR COSTS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

The Fête du Void Music Festival (“Festival”) will happen whether rain or shine. The artist line-up / set times are subject to change without notice.

The Festival is an 18+ event.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Tickets are non-returnable and non-refundable. Refunds will be available only if the Festival is cancelled or entirely rescheduled. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at the Festival’s sole discretion, the performers and advertised attractions are subject to change, and no refunds will be offered if any performances are cancelled.

Tickets must be purchased from eventbrite.com, either directly from the site or via www.theicemanspecial.com/void or one our officially authorized outlets.  Tickets purchased from unauthorized sales channels (e.g., scalpers or resale sites) may be forged, and in this case would not be honored or eligible for a refund.

Eventbrite’s ticket purchasing terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-terms-of-service?lg=en_US

 Once you purchase your ticket you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Fête du Void Music Festival. You will exchange your printed ticket or scan your mobile ticket in exchange for a General Admission wristband the Front Gate.

These wristbands will grant you access to Fête du Void Music Festival. You will not be allowed to enter any festival events unless wearing your own, valid wristband. Festival wristbands must be worn at all times.

There will be no automatic right of re-admission during the Festival should the wristband become lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged and you unconditionally accept the risk of damage to, loss of and/or theft of your band. Your wristband is not redeemable for cash.

Anyone caught forging entry tickets, wristbands or any other special admission tickets in order to access the Festival or sell such tickets for the festival will be prosecuted without exception.

At the Festival

We reserve the right to refuse admission to the Festival. There will be a random body search on admission policy in operation. It is a condition of entry to the Festival that you will submit to any reasonable search request.

During the Festival, you must be able to provide valid identification if requested by a member of security or crew.

Patrons will not be permitted entry to the Festival while in the possession of the prohibited items listed in the FAQs above.

The Festival cannot take liability for any confiscated items – please enquire with us before you bring anything you feel may be confiscated.

Illegal substances are strictly prohibited at the Festival. Any person found in possession of such substances will be denied entry and / or removed from the Festival, and Police may be called to attend. 

To ensure the safety of all festival attendees, access to the event sites will be refused to, but not limited to, people who:

  • are under the influence of illegal drugs or any other illegal substances.
  • Are clearly suffering from alcohol or other substance intoxication.
  • Have been previously banned from festivals and/or other events by the organizer, the administration or legal authorities.
  • Are demonstrating an intent to disturb the peace or to provoke someone else to do so.
  • Engage in fighting or any disruptive behavior.
  • Resist the direction of and searches by the Festival’s security.

At the Festival, it is forbidden to try to access sections restricted to certain ticket holders, artists or Fête du Void staff – such as production areas, artist zones, offices, backstage and working areas – unless in accordance with your Ticket or credentials.

At the Festival it is forbidden to obstruct entrances, exits and evacuation routes and/or to linger at these locations any longer than strictly necessary for entering or exiting the Festival site. It is also forbidden to deface, mark, damage, tear down or otherwise destroy, in whole or in part, any of the decorations or part of the Festival site.

Unauthorized photography or audio/video recording of any performance at the Festival is strictly prohibited. Persons attending the Festival may be filmed, photographed or recorded as part of the audience. This media is owned by Fête du Void Music Festival and may be used for any promotional material or other publication of the Festival.

The “Footage” may also be used by or on behalf of the Festival or any of the Festival’s parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, sponsors, officers, shareholders, successors or assigns for any purpose, including, but not limited to, archival, promotional, and commercial purposes, without any compensation to you. By attending the event you give Fête du Void Music Festival the permission to use this media without any compensation to you. You waive all other rights in the Footage, including, but not limited to, all claims of so-called moral rights. This Footage may also be used as a means to identify and facilitate the prosecution of illegal or impermissible conduct. Any recordings made by ticket holders on or near the Festival site may not be used for commercial or public purposes, unless consented to by the Festival.

The Festival cannot accept liability for any damages, loss or injuries sustained at the Festival, including loss or damage to property, however caused. 

Parking

The Festival disclaims all responsibility from losses or damages to vehicles parked in or near the Festival. The Festival is not responsible for losses or damage to any vehicle on or near the Festival, including, without limitation, vehicles towed from the Festival site.

Medical Care

In the event of a medical emergency, you hereby consent to medical care and transportation at your cost in order to obtain treatment that is deemed reasonably appropriate or necessary by the reasonable discretion of the Festival staff, security, police or medical professionals. 

You hereby agree to release and not hold responsible the Company from any liability arising out of, or in connection with, the actions or omissions of the Company related to your medical care.

You recognize and acknowledge that there are hazards and risks of physical injury or illness and that not all such risks can be fully eliminated.

You understand this waiver extends to any liability that arises out of, or is in any way connected with the medical treatment and transportation provided in the event of an emergency and/or injury. 

By entering the Festival site, you voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of death, bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity, that may be sustained as a result of attendance at the Festival or while on the premises, whether or not caused by the negligence or gross negligence of the Festival Parties.

Waiver

By entering the Festival, you waive all claims, known or unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, resulting from, or incidental to, the Festival, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to, the Festival, including, but not limited to, any death, personal injury or loss, damage or liability whatsoever. You understand that your use of your ticket is contingent upon your voluntary waiver of claims that may result from, or be incidental to, your presence at the Festival, whether occurring prior to, during or after the Festival, including any actions or omissions of the Festival Parties.

By entering the Festival, you acknowledge and agree that you may be subject to extremely loud music and sounds, as well as special effects, including, but not limited to, laser lights, strobe lights, flashing lights, a variety of light emitting diodes (“LED”), rapidly changing or alternating images, and use of smoke, fog, and pyrotechnics (collectively, the “Special Effects”) at the Festival. 

You acknowledge and understand that the Ticket is a revocable license to attend the Festival for which it was issued, and is subject to revocation and denial of admission without compensation for any reason, including, but not limited to, your attempted or actual violation of any of the rules set forth herein, policy or regulations and for any other action taken by you in violation of any local, state or federal law, or that may endanger other Ticket Holders.

Indemnification

You hereby indemnify and not hold responsible the Festival, its parent, affiliate, and subcontracting companies, and each of their respective representatives, officers, directors, owners, members, trustees, agents, employees, successors and assigns, including the owners of the venues where the Festival events take place, the ticket agent(s), festival sponsors, the promoter(s), and the performing artists, including their respective management, agents, staff and designees (collectively, the “Festival Parties”) from any loss, liability, damage or cost in any way arising out of or related to, your actions and omissions at, around, or while traveling to and from, the Festival.

 You hereby waive, discharge, hold harmless and covenant not to sue the Festival Parties from any and all liability arising out of or in connection with the Festival, for any claims, causes of action, obligations, lawsuits, charges, complaints, controversies, damages, costs or experiences of whatsoever kind, nature, or description arising out of, or related to the Festival, your attendance at the Festival, or your travel to and from the Festival, whether or not caused by the negligence or gross negligence of the Festival Parties.

 For safety reasons, the Festival reserves the right to, without any prior notice or compensation to you: (i) postpone, cancel, interrupt or stop the Festival; (ii) totally or partially vacate the Festival site; and (iii) deny access to the Festival site regardless of the possession of a Ticket.

The Festival reserves the right to change, modify, or alter any aspect of the Festival (including, without limitation, the appearance of any performer or artist, and/or the order of performance of any performer or artist), at any time, for any reason whatsoever, without any prior notice or compensation to You. You understand that the artists and/or line up for the Festival may be changed and that such occurrence shall not, under any circumstances, entitle You to any claim whatsoever, including, but not limited to, a refund for Your Ticket.

You understand, acknowledge and agree that the names of any artist, act or performer contained in any Festival promotional material is intended for informational purposes only, and does not, in any way, represent the importance or headline status of any single artist, act or performer, and is subject to change without prior notice.

Force Majeure

If the Festival is cancelled in whole or in part due to a Force Majeure Event, you will not be entitled to a refund. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may issue, at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, a partial or full refund of your Ticket, by accounting for, among other considerations, the extent and nature of the cancellation.

 A “Force Majeure Event” shall mean an act of God, act of terrorism, flood, hurricane, tsunami or other natural disaster, war, strike or other labor condition or dispute, an order or injunction of any court or administrative body or any other act of public authority, severe weather threatening the safety of Festival attendees or similar contingency or unexpected event, and any such occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Festival. You understand that in all instances, the maximum remedy You may receive for the cancellation of any part of the Festival, if any, will be the face value of Your Ticket, excluding all fees and/or service charges paid by You in connection with the purchase of Your Ticket.

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