Strawberry Fields Music Festival to return in 2021

Strawberry Fields will be returning to its stunning home on the banks of the Murray River in Tocumwal, NSW from 29 – 31 October 2021.

After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, organisers are bringing the 12th edition of Strawberry Fields forward one month, to reunite music lovers and restart the contribution of festivals to regional economies.

Having sold out months in advance for the past few years, tickets will no doubt continue to be a hot commodity in 2021.

Discounted Early Bird & First Round tickets will be available by ballot only – register via by Tuesday 19 January to be in the draw. The first general public on-sale will be on February 9.

The festival will continue to facilitate the Low Income Ticket Program, where patrons who are socially or economically disadvantaged can apply for a half-price ticket. Applications for the program will open on 1 April, with successful applicants notified mid-year.

If your birthday happens to fall on the festival dates, Strawberry will continue to offer the famous Birthday Tickets program. Rock up with your ID in hand as evidence to gain FREE entry to the festival.

This year, Strawberry commences a new partnership with social enterprise Humanitix – a ticketing platform which donates all booking fees towards programs aimed at closing the education gap globally.

Moving forward with the event and continuing to introduce initiatives promoting positive social change, Festival Director Tara Benney said;

“We are thrilled to partner with Humanitix who will donate 100% of booking fee profits to fund scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Humanitix believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive no matter their background, and so do we!”

While organisers appreciate the ever-changing environment presented by COVID-19, they have expressed their commitment to delivering an experience true to the Strawberry Fields brand whilst also being transparent with patrons by introducing a COVID-19 cancellation fee.

“We want to bring back the Strawberry you remember. Diverse live music, dancing, the bush spa, swimming, art, workshops and boundary-pushing sustainability initiatives. But let’s not ignore the elephant in the room; the world has changed a little since our last dance. We will be doing everything within our power to plan our most fantastic festival to date and will stay in close contact with planning authorities on how to do that. We will keep you informed as much as possible and will not go forward with an event which doesn’t stay true to our roots.

If we are forced to cancel due to COVID-19, we will reschedule the festival. Tickets will roll to those new dates. If you cannot make the new dates, you will be guaranteed a 90% refund of your ticket price. We will introduce a 10% COVID-19 cancellation fee to cover the considerable cost of planning & building a damn fine festival all year long. We have introduced this policy because insurance companies refuse to provide cover for COVID-19 cancellations. So, if you want your favourite music, arts & camping festivals to return, we need your support to make it happen. As a small collectable token of thanks, we will be giving every ticket holder a limited-edition badge, showing you voted for music & art in 2021.”

Ticket Prices & Release Dates

  • Low Income Tickets $180 + bf By application only
  • Early Bird $280 + bf By ballot – register by 19 Jan, ballot is drawn 20 Jan
  • First Round $320 + bf By ballot – register by 19 Jan, ballot is drawn 20 Jan
  • Second Round $340 + bf General Public on sale – Tuesday 9 February
  • Final Round $360 + bf

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