Just a reminder for anyone who missed it – the ballot for the 24th Meredith Music Festival is currently open with The War on Drugs the first act to have been announced.
You need to go to 2014.mmf.com.au before 9.47 pm on Monday 11 August to enter the ballot, with ticket offers made via email to successful applicants; one on or around August 14, and then one on or around August 21.
Store sales will follow on Thursday 28 August 2014, with a list of stores selling tickets listed below.
Online sales happen each year after the ballot and store sales are done. This year, online sales will open on Friday 29 August, 11am AEST, through Oztix.
However, if by this stage you haven’t secured a ticket, you still have a couple more options.
Last year festival organisers (who go by the moniker Aunty Meredith) introduced a ticket re-sale service. The aim is to put people who have spare tickets in touch with people who missed out and prevent inflated ticket prices being sold by scammers through unauthorised means.
If you are looking to sell your ticket you can contact Aunty to advise that your tickets are available for re-sale. If there are sufficient people on Aunty’s Waitlist, a reverse charge of your ticket/s (excluding booking fee) will be arranged. In the unlikely event that there are insufficient people on Aunty’s Waitlist, you will not be able to return your ticket.
Applications to join Aunty’s Waitlist will open once tickets have sold out.
To sell any returned tickets, Aunty Meredith will contact people on the waitlist and check that they are still looking for a ticket. Assuming this is the case, the new buyer will be given a code and 48 hours to make their purchase.
There is also Aunty’s Last Chance, in which a very small quantity of tickets are issued at her discretion. These will go mostly to veteran Meredith-goers, who tried but didn’t strike gold in any of the ticket allocations. Preference is given to those who have been to Meredith the most times, and can prove it, via a story or photo (old Meredith t-shirt, you at the festival, etc) or some other corroborating evidence.
Applications for Aunty’s Last Chance will open after all other allocations are exhausted and applicants will be notified of the result on Wednesday 3 September.
Finally, if you still haven’t got a ticket, have exhausted all these options and cannot ask any more friends if any of their friend’s friends have a ticket for sale, you can always chance your luck and make the journey to Meredith in the hope someone will be selling their ticket on the day.
Please bear in mind that Aunty Meredith encourages people passing on tickets to sell it for no more than face value (i.e. cost + booking fee).
Tickets are $318.80 + $10 booking fee. A limit of three tickets per customer applies.
Locations for store sales (Thurs 28 Aug):
POLYESTER RECORDS – FITZROY
387 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 / Location
– Accepts Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card (no AMEX), $3 credit card transaction fee.
GREVILLE RECORDS – PRAHRAN
152 Greville Street, Prahran VIC 3181 / Location
– Accepts Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card, $5 surcharge (per ticket) for credit cards.
RECORD COLLECTORS CORNER / MISSING LINK – CITY
Level 1, 387 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 / Location
– Accepts Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card (no AMEX), $2 surcharge (per ticket) for credit cards.
CAFE GO – GEELONG
37 Bellarine Street (corner of Little Malop Street), Geelong VIC 3220 / Location
– Accepts Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card, 2% surcharge on credit card transactions.
KAROVA LOUNGE – BALLARAT
15 Field Street (corner of Camp Street), Ballarat Central VIC 3350 / Location
– Accepts Cash only, there is an ATM facility on site.
SWELL CAFE – JAN JUC
Stuart Avenue, Jan Juc VIC 3229 / Location
– Accepts Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card.