FAQs General

Exhibitors and Volunters

• How do I apply for a market stall?

To apply, simply visit our Exhibitors Application page and complete the application form to let us know a little bit about yourself and the product or service that you want to provide

• How do I apply for volunteers?

To apply, simply visit our Volunteers page and complete the application form to let us know a little bit about yourself.

• Can I perform at Le Festival?

If you wish to perform at Le Festival, please contact our Entertainment subcommittee leader Corrie at entertainment@lefestival.com.au.

• What are the Exhibitors, Food & Markets at Le Festival?

For more information about exhibitors, food & markets, please refer to the French Market page.

General

• Dates and venue?

Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival will be held on Friday 6th (from 5pm to 10pm), Saturday 7th (from 9am to 11pm - French market closes at 6pm) and Sunday 8th (from 9am to 5pm) of July 2016 at the South Bank Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane.

• Can we bring pets?

Pets are allowed at Le Festival as long as they are on a leash.

• Is there an ATM in the venue?

Yes, you can find it located next to the Wheel of Brisbane's ticketing booth

• Will first aid be available?

Yes, you can find the First Aid tent in the middle of the French Market and next to the toilets.

• Alcoholic beverages?

Yes there will be a Festival Bar filled with French wines and French champagnes

• Will Le Festival still be on if it rains?

Rain, hail or shine the festival will be on!

• What items are not allowed into the area?
  • Alcohol brought in from outside
  • Illegal drugs
  • Glass
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Containers of liquid fuel
  • Any other items considered illegal or dangerous
• Are there kids entertainment facilities or child minding services available?

We do not have a child minding facility as such. However, Le Canson Mini-Festival, is huge with a variety of different activities for all ages. Check out our Le Canson Mini-Festival page coming soon for more information

• Is smoking permitted on site?

Yes, smoking is permitted in the festival. However, it is prohibited in the Kids area.

• How do I get a Festival program?
The best way to get all the information on events is here on our website. The 2018 program will be released mid-2018.
• Is Le Festival all ages?

Le Festival is an all ages event, but anyone aged 15 or under going to Le Festival will need to be accompanied in and around Le Festival's precinct by a parent or responsible adult at all times.

• Are kids aged 12 and under still allowed in free?

Yes. Anyone over that age needs to purchase a ticket ($5 online, $10 at the gate). Kids will also need to be in the company of a parent or adult guardian at all times. We have to adhere to a capacity limit and everyone on the site counts towards that total.

• Where is the Lost & Found?

If you lose something, please leave your details at the INFO Tent, which will be located within the event area at the entrance near the Wheel of Brisbane. Alternatively, if you find something, please hand it at the INFO Tent.

• What sustainability measures are you taking?
  • Recycling bins (placed in pairs with general bins and signed);
  • Vendors (including food and beverage suppliers) will be advised of waste and other sustainability requirements (crockery and cutlery options match bins provided; avoidance of single-use plastic);
  • Marketing and promotion will encourage attendees to be sustainable (e.g. show active and public transport options).
• More questions?
Our FAQs page is a still in progress page and regularly updated. If you have more questions about Le Festival, which are not in our FAQs, please contact us. Merci!

Getting there

• Where is Le Festival located? 

Le Festival is held in South Bank Parklands, in front of QPAC and next to the wheel of Brisbane. Please refer to ur "Getting there" page.

• Is there parking?

Please refer to ur "Getting there" page.

• Where should I stay in the surrounding area?

Brisbane has many amazing hotels and resorts. You can find all the information at our Accommodation page coming soon

• Can I get some info about disabled access?

The terrain is grass but flat. The entire festival is accessible by a wheel chair. You can contact us if you need assistance once you arrive at the event. There is also designated accessible car parking bays and drop-off pays closer to the site, a continuous path from the parking bay/s to the festival without steps, steep slopes, gates etc for people on wheel chairs, mobile scooters, prams, or seniors with walking frames. There is also sufficient signage for people to direct to this access path. With regards to toilets, visitors will be able to access the onsite or hired accessible toilets.

Ticketing

• Is there an admission fee?

A small $5 online and $10 at the gate entry fee will be taken to contribute to security, cleaning and regular entertainment to ensure our visitors have the utmost comfort and safety.

Kids under 12 years old  have free entry.

• I want to cancel/change/refund my ticket.

Once a sale is finalised, there will be no refunds, cancellations or exchanges.
Incorrect purchases DO NOT qualify for a refund. When special circumstances apply, please contact us on to discuss.

• Why do I have to pay $10 at the gate and only $5 online?

Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival is a not for profit organisation. The $5 online and $10 at the gate covers the cost of hiring the venue (and the infrastructure) you are enjoying during the 3-day event.  This year, the festival is trying to promote a green infrastructure and paper has a cost, thus to encourage people to take part in this change we invite them to buy online.

• When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Le Festival will go online very soon. You will be able to purchase your tickets at our two entries, one located near the Wheel of Brisbane and one located near QPAC.
Tickets for the Opening Night on Friday Night will be soon available to purchase online.

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