Time to Get Prepared. A handy handbook called The Pocket Companion has Everything You Need To Know.
The forecast looks pretty good – but the nights will be VERY VERY cold – like, freezing cold. You NEED lotsa warm clothes and especially warm bedding. Also a big bag of clothes for all seasons, boots, and a good waterproof coat. Make sure you have a good tent (no leaks!), lots of pegs, maybe spare tarp, rug for the ground etc.
Please read a letter to everyone on the mailing list from me, about a few things – the No Dickhead Policy, taking home any couches etc that you bring, and the Zero Tolerance on Trespassers (be warned – that can end very badly).
Remember NO GLASS (decant into plastic beforehand), arrive in convoy to camp together, put your wristband ticket on as you leave home (not too tight), and bring an open mind.
Vance Joy was scheduled to perform at Meredith23, but has had to cancel that performance, on doctor’s orders. We wish James the speediest of recoveries and hope he is back in full voice very soon. More details here.
In related news Castlemaine’s finest, D.D Dumbo has joined the cast for the weekend’s festivities, at short notice. Many thanks to him, he’s on Friday afternoon.
See you in The Electric Sup’, for Meredith23, for the very first time.
ps. The Supernatural Express – a Direct Bus Service – no stopovers or changeovers and no hassles – is a brilliant way to get to and fro the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre with ease.
This service is now closed for Meredith23. Aunty is no longer able to accept tickets back, as the integrity of the service can’t be guaranteed so close to the festival.
This concludes Waitlist’s first year in operation; it sucessfully put hundreds of orphaned tickets into happy new homes. Feedback has been terrific, thankyou to all who participated.
Ticket-seekers still need to BEWARE: those scammers and thieves are still robbing people on ebay and gumtree – don’t be fooled!
Meredith23 is Sold Out of all tickets and none will be available at the Gate.
Wildly entertaining non-stop Fun is what we seek. Supreme Bespoke Live Pirate Radio is the wavelength.
We guarantee we will continue to listen, fix things if they don’t work, not mess with them if they do and Keep On Making Meredith Amazinger.
It is paramount that Meredith is the right size; to that end there will be 500 fewer folks there this time round.
Means not doing things like annoying your neighbours with loud music, not blocking views in The Sup’, no aggressive behaviour, cleaning up any mess you make, and looking after yourself and others.
In fact you have to. I’m talking about couches, furniture, gazebos, tents – don’t let it end up in landfill; The Sup’ is not a dumping ground. If you bring furniture in, you must take it out at the end – so when you are setting up camp, think about packing it up and getting it all back into/onto your vehicle. Please and thankyou.
I look forward to every Meredith but this one feels a little extra…something…or something. Might just be me. the forecast looks good, the site is in beautiful condition, the lineup is remarkable, the festival runs smoother than ever, there will be 500 less people….that all should add up to be Something.
All praise to Uncle Doug and the Supernatural Custodians who have spent years refining the festival site into a purpose-built Underground Wonderland. 23 years of collective know-how, and wild ambition married with a deep practical genius, means that sweet little parcel of land that hosts Meredith is now maturing into Everything We Hoped She Would Be.
The more things change the more they stay the same. As you may know, Meredith started in 1991 as an end-of-year party in the bush for about 200 friends. It was created Purely For Fun; a celebration of music, nature, friends – and all humanity has to offer. It’s been our solemn duty in the 22 years since to preserve and protect that original spirit and ethos. So Meredith23 will have – as always – One Stage that Fits All, BYO, no commercial sponsors, the No Dickheads Policy, plenty of time and Space for camping and everything that keeps Meredith Meredithy.
Fancy a sturdy old school canvas tent already set up for you, with room for 2 people, stretcher beds, 24-hour concierge and a reserved car space so you can just roll up anytime to a prime roomy location? Please consider a reservation at The Rochester, a boutique establishment with limited vacancy. No Vacancy – The Rochester has sold out this year.