19th-22nd April 2018

plan your way out road trip!

A Celebration of the Road Trip... We’ve put together all you need to know to plan your road trip to the festival. From various locations, we’ve mapped out the distance, and added in some must do stops along the way, check it out below.

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when is the opening of the waltzing matilda centre

Official Opening Friday 20 April 2018 at 11.00 am

What are the dates for Winton’s Way Out West Fest?

Thursday 19 April - Sunday 22 April 2018

Where is Winton?

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. It is 177km North West of Longreach and 1500 km North West of Brisbane

Where is the Festival?

The Festival is being held in various in town hotels and other venues, with the MAIN stage concerts at The Eric Lenton Recreational Reserve.

how can i get to winton?

  1. Travel by motor vehicle - a conventional motor vehicle is ok, private or hire car-no 4WD required
  2. Stonestreets Coach Travel from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gladstone and Rockhampton
  3. Flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane to Longreach with coach connection and camping
  4. Flights Direct to Winton from Townsville with REX Airlines
  5. See the Festival Website for a Queensland Rail Travel Package
  6. Stonestreets Travel have Air/Coach travel combinations from all major Australian Ports to the Festival, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and International Travel Packages from Nashville USA

what are my accommodation options for the festival?

The Festival is a Camping Event – SEE CAMPING SECTION BELOW

Hotel/Motel and Caravan Park accommodation in Winton is limited.

Festival Organisers have made two camping accommodation options available. 

Camping at the Showgrounds for those with RV’s/Caravans/Campers/BYO Tent/Swag or other means.

Tent City is located adjacent to the Festival Site. This type of accommodation is available to those who do not wish to bring their own tent or camping equipment. 

For more info click here.

what are my accommodation options if I am visiting winton and not attending the festival?

You have the same accommodation options available as if you were attending The Festival. Register on the Festival Website and Purchase Camping Only Tickets for this weekend.   All campers will need to pay to camp at the Showgrounds and tickets can only be issued via the Festival Website www.wintonswayoutwestfest.com.au

Tent City is reserved for Festival patrons only.

Am I required to have a Camping Pass to gain access to the festival site?

The festival is promoted as a camping event!  However you do not require a Camping pass to gain access to Concert Venue, only your GA or VIP Ticket.

Will there be a Shuttle service available to and from the festival site?

A complimentary Shuttle Bus service is available to take patrons to and from the festival site, from the Showgrounds and other venues around Winton. This shuttle is included in the cost of camping.

What will the weather be like in April?

Statistically for mid-late April 17-32 degrees Celsius and dry (average April rainfall 22mm)

Is there entertainment during the day?

Entertainment is programmed during the day at the various hotels and other venues in town. Full program will be announced closer to the event

What time can I access the Main Concert Venue on Friday 20 April and Saturday 21 April 2018?

Gates will open for the Main Concert at 4pm each day

Entertainment will commence at 5pm and conclude at 2am

Where can i find the program for each day?

A full event program is available here.

Can I bring a chair into the big stage area?

Yes you can, a designated chair zone is provided at the festival.  A no chair zone is designated directly in front of the stage for safety.

Will there be extra ATM’s on hand?

Additional ATM’s are available in town as well as at the festival site

What if I become unwell during my visit to the Festival?

Overindulged? Headache? Blisters? Dehydrated? Forgot your Meds?  We have a fully equipped Medical Centre with Doctors, Paramedics, and Pharmacy at the Festival.

Can I bring a camera or digital camera with me to the festival?

Yes!  However professional video or digital cameras are not permitted without promoter accreditation

What services are there for people with a disability?

A viewing area with an unimpeded view of the main stage is available.

Disabled toilets and showers are available at the Showgrounds and at the Festival Site.

What are the age limits on tickets?

This is an all ages family-friendly ticketed event - children 12 years and under free.

There are Youth, Adult and Family tickets available.

Concession tickets are available for pensioners.  Your Pension Card will need to be produced at the Festival Entry gate, when converting your paper ticket to an armband, otherwise the balance of a full priced ticket will be payable. 

Can I get a refund?

All tickets are non-refundable except in accordance with the laws of Queensland.  Full T’s &C’s are available here.

What kind of tickets are they?

The tickets are available as an e-ticket (sent by email when you order) or you can have your hard tickets delivered by registered post (extra fee per order).

What does VIP include in comparison to GA?

Limited VIP area with numbers strictly capped to avoid crowding, Elevated Viewing of Main Stage, over 18s only, Private Cash Bar, Private Toilets, Mix and Mingle with other VIPs and may even run into our artists as they enjoy the festival.

Do locals have to buy tickets?

Contact the Winton Visitor Information Centre on 07 46571466  for further information.

How do I download my Print at Home E-tickets?

The e-ticket comes as a pdf attachment to the email confirming your order. If you create an account whilst buying the tickets you can log back in and reprint your tickets later if you lose them.

How do I change the name on my Print at Home E-Ticket?

Tickets are non-transferable. If you have a genuine reason of hardship please call the Oztix call centre on 1300 762 545 and speak to a customer service consultant who will take your details and make a request to the promoter.

How do I print my Print at Home E-ticket(s) in hard copy?

Your ticket will come as a PDF attachment for easy printing. Alternatively, you may save a mobile version of your ticket and present your phone to gain entry.

How do I use my Print-At-Home E-ticket to gain entry to the event?

You can bring a print out or bring the pdf file on your phone. (see above question for more info)

How can I pay for my tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on the festival website or with Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards and PayPal (Booking Fees apply). We have a 'lay-by' option to pay off your ticket over time. 

Can I buy a one or two day ticket?

1 Day festival tickets, with the option to camp onsite for are valid for Saturday the 21st of April only. You will be able to drive to Winton on Saturday to enjoy the festival headliners and drive home on Sunday. Limited one-day tickets are available to purchase here

What is “Time to Pay/Pay As You Go” and how does it work?

This ticketing facility allows you to pay equal instalments over a maximum of 4 months of 4 payments.  An initial deposit and booking fee is made and future payments are debited from your nominated account.  Details are on the Ticketing page

What camping options are available?

Camping at the Showgrounds for those with RV’s/Caravans/Campers/BYO Tent/Swag or other means. Toilets and hot showers, drinking water available at the camp grounds. A shuttle bus service to and from the Festival grounds will be provided and is included in camping costs.
Showgrounds Camping Tickets must first be purchased from the Festival Web Site along with your Festival Ticket. www.wintonswayoutwestfest.com.au

Tent City is located adjacent to the Festival Site. This type of accommodation is available to those who do not wish to bring their own tent or camping equipment.  Erected Tents are available in various sizes and include stretcher beds and tent light.
Extras can be added such as Linen, Camp chairs and Tables.
Toilets, Hot Showers and Parking is provided.
A cooked Breakfast is included in your Tent City camping package.
All Camping and Tent City tickets along with Festival Tickets must be purchased from the Festival Website www.wintonswayoutwestfest.com.au

Are there any powered camp sites?

Yes! A limited number of camp sites at the showgrounds are powered and may be purchased from this website.

When can I set up my camp at the Showgrounds?

The Showgrounds Camp ground will open on Wednesday 18 April 2018, at 12.00pm for all campers (except Tent City). Tickets for Camping must also be purchased, along with your Festival Ticket.

Check in for camping is from 12.00pm on Wednesday 18 April and between 7am-7pm each day from 19-22 April 2018.  All campers are to vacate the showgrounds before midday on Monday 23 April 2018.

When can I access my Tent at Tent City?

Campers can access their Tent at Tent City from 7am on Thursday 19 April 2018 and must vacate by midday on Monday 23 April 2018.

Tickets for Camping must also be purchased.

Can I park my car near my camp site?

Yes!  Showgrounds camping will have sufficient car space at your site.  If additional vehicles don’t fit into the designated space, parking is available free of charge at the overflow car park nearby   All tent city camping will have a parking area for vehicles adjacent to tent city.

Is Breakfast included when I purchase a Camping Ticket?

Tent City – Yes

Showgrounds Camping - No

Will there be drinking water available in the campsite areas?

Yes, drinking water will be provided in the campground area.  This is artesian water, while perfectly safe to drink, can emit an odour that takes a little getting used to.  

Can I bring a horse float or body truck to camp/park at the festival?

Yes! Camping is available at the Showgrounds where toilets and hot showers are available. You will need to book camping tickets in addition to the Festival Tickets. 

Can I bring my Ute and set up camp in the back?

Yes! Camping is available at the Showgrounds where toilets and hot showers are available. You will need to book camping tickets in addition to the Festival Tickets. 

Can I bring a Bus/RV/Caravan to camp/park at the festival?

Yes! Camping is available at the Showgrounds. - Tickets must be purchased for Camping as well as admission to the Main Festival.  

How much room will I have to set up camp?

Showgrounds Camping:  There are two campsite sizes available Large 12m x 7m and Medium/Small 7m x 7m.

Can I bring a generator?

Yes!   For the consideration of other campers, generators are not to be operating between the hours of 10pm-9am.

How can I charge my phone?

A phone charging kiosk is available in the town centre and at the festival grounds.

Will there be mobile signal and Wi Fi?

Free Wi-Fi is provided by our sponsor Telstra at the designated Telstra hot-spot. 

Can I bring my Dog?

If you are camping at the Showgrounds you are allowed to bring your dog, providing it is kept on a leash or secure, and not left to wander.  Dogs are not allowed in Tent City or the Festival Grounds. 

If I book multiple campsites will they be together?

Both site owners or mates must arrive at the same time, or have a representative of both groups to claim a site next to each other.

We don’t reserve or number sites.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Showgrounds Camping - Yes

Tent City Camping - Yes

No Alcohol is allowed to be brought into the Festival site.

All areas of the festival site and campgrounds are glass free

A Licenced Bar and Food on sale at the Festival.

What can I bring to cook food?

Showgrounds Camping - gas stoves and kitchen facilities are permitted.  No Open Fires

Tent City - A Kitchen and Mess Facility is available at the site.  No Open Fires

If I bring my caravan or motorhome what do I do with our waste water?

A waste grey and black water dumping pit is available at the Showgrounds Camping Area

Can I bring food and bottled water/soft drink into the festival precinct?

Yes, all water/soft drink bottles must be sealed.  A water recharge station is available in the festival precinct as well as bottled water on sale.

Infant and Toddler food can be brought into the Festival Site.

All Eskies/Back Packs will be searched and any alcohol confiscated.

The Festival has a licenced bar and food on sale.

All areas of the festival site and campgrounds are glass free

How do we contact the Festival Office?

A contact form is available here or

Call 1300 MATILDA 9am-5pm 7 days a week