Festival FAQs

WHEN CAN WE ARRIVE? WHEN DO WE HAVE TO LEAVE?

WEMF will begin allowing people, cars and RVs into the venue at noon on Friday, August 12, 2011. Please do not arrive at the site before 10:00AM or you will be turned away.

All music ends by noon on Sunday, August 14, 2011 and all vehicles and persons must exit the venue by 6:00PM that day. Please take an extra-long nap and be well rested before you hit the road.

WHAT IS YOUR RE-ENTRY POLICY?

WEMF allows unlimited ins and outs for all persons with a valid WEMF wristband. You must keep your wristband on at all times and damaged wristbands will not be permitted re-entry! Cars are also allowed in and out but we ask that you come prepared to keep your car parked at the festival if possible. Please note that all patrons and cars will be subject to search at re-entry.

CAN I LEAVE ON FOOT AND RETURN?

The nearest shopping is miles away and walking is discouraged. We will have a free shuttle that passes through town and to the beach available for all WEMF patrons on Saturday during the day.

IF I AM STAYING OFF SITE, CAN I LEAVE AND COME BACK?

If you are staying off site, you will be able to come and go throughout the weekend. Each time you return, you and your vehicle will be subject to search.

WILL YOU BE POSTING SET TIMES IN ADVANCE? WHERE CAN I FIND EXACT SET TIMES?

Artist performance days will be posted on this website as the festival date approaches. The official event guide will also contain the schedule with set times and is handed out to all

patrons on entry. Please take the time to explore WEMF, as there are some things happening that will not be posted, and will be exciting to find on your own.

HOW HOT WILL IT GET IN THE DAY, AND HOW COLD WILL IT GET AT NIGHT?

Historically, the township that WEMF 2011 is located in, receives very little rain during the month of August and temperatures average 25 degrees Celsius (77F) during the day and as cold as 10 degrees C (50F) at night. We operate 24 hours, rain or shine, so please come prepared for all kinds of weather.

I’M A REPORTER/ PHOTOGRAPHER/BLOGGER/ETC. WHO DO I ARRANGE A MEDIA PASS THROUGH?

Please see the media section of this website in order to apply for a pass.

DO YOU HAVE A WORK EXCHANGE OR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AT THE EVENT?

We will have work exchange and volunteer opportunities. Visit the Connect section for the work exchange program details.

CAN I PASS OUT FLYERS INSIDE THE VENUE OR OUTSIDE THE VENUE ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS?

In order to keep the level of trash to a minimum and protect the environment, we ask that you only promote to people as they leave the venue in the designated area at the front gate.

WHAT TYPES OF VENDORS WILL BE ON HAND?

There will be a variety of food/beverage, crafts, clothing, DJ/Band merch and standard festival supply vendors in Vendor Village.

CAN YOU SEND ME INFO ON BECOMING AN ARTS/CRAFTS OR FOOD VENDOR AT WEMF?

You can get a vending application online at www.wemf.com/vendor

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

We ask of you: Read and fill out your participation waiver, follow the instructions that are given out, follow the signs to the parking areas, be kind to your neighbors, and come prepared for a weekend of fun.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS OR PETS?

WEMF is for a mature, human audience. You must be at least 16 to attend the festival. Pets are not allowed!

WHERE DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?

You can purchase online at www.wantickets.com/wemf or at many retail outlets across Ontario. Only purchase from official outlets and vendors. A list of current ticket outlets can be found at wemf.com

HOW SOON SHOULD I BUY TICKETS? WILL THIS FESTIVAL SELL OUT?

WEMF tickets increase in price by $25 for every 1000 tickets sold. We encourage everyone to buy their ticket immediately as this year’s festival is selling in record amounts. It is very possible that WEMF will sell out in advance this year.

WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL GATES?

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee access into the event, as tickets will not be available at the gate should the event sell out in advance. Please keep checking wemf.com to see sellout status.

CAN I GET A DAY PASS?

Saturday arrival tickets are available. It is not possible for us to offer individual day passes as our gates never close until the event is over.

WHERE ARE THE CLOSEST AIRPORTS TO THE VENUE?

The closest airports are Toronto (YYZ) and Ottawa (YOW).

Check out the Getting Here section for airport details.

WILL YOU BE PROVIDING ANY SHUTTLES TO/FROM THE AIRPORTS?

No but we will have shuttles running from central points in many cities. Please see the bussing section of wemf.com for more details.

WILL THERE BE SHUTTLES TO/FROM TRAIN OR BUS STATIONS?

Please see the bussing section of wemf.com for more details.