Bass In The Grass
Saturday 04 June 2005
9.30 am - 11.30 pm
Darwin Amphitheatre - Darwin Botanic
BASSINTHEGRASS is a day long feast of music for young Territorians
- and those young at heart - and is one of the best events of the year.
It brings local and national bands right here to your backyard.
variety of bands has also proven popular with 5000 fans attending the
inaugural event in 2003 and 6000 in 2004.
This year, with your support, we are planning another popular,
action packed BASSINTHEGRASS.
You’ll love the line-up of bands we have in store and on
the June 4 the amphitheatre will come to life for BASSINTHEGRASS 05.
I hope to see you there.
bands (not in playing order) are; You Am I, Regurgitator, Little Birdie,
Evermore, Nabarlek (Aria award winning Territory band), Vanessa Amorosi,
Anthony Callea, Tammin, The Spazzys, Thirsty Merc, The Flairz, Black Chapel
(Territory band), Test Theory (Territory band), Pop Fantastic (Territory
band) and Storm Riders (Territory band).
What you need to know
Gates open 9.30am until 11.00pm on 4 June 2005
St John Ambulance Officers and Police will be patrolling
Security will be in place to ensure a safe event.
Crash barriers will be in place with security at the front
of the stage.
No glass bottles, no sharp objects, no aerosol cans, no
Alcohol, and no illegal substances are to be taken into the event. Water
may also be sprayed on the audience in this area so mobile phones and
cameras are at risk. Remember to consider others as well as your own safety,
especially in front of stages. If someone falls down or is in distress
please help them if you can or let the Security know so we can help. It's
meant to be a fun day, let's make sure it is.
Tickets must be attached to the hats. Hats must be presented
at the gate, gate staff will tear off the ticket.
Keep hydrated, make use of the complimentary water!
Wear sensible shoes and clothes. Avoid wearing jewellery
that could potentially harm yourself or others.
Bringing a bag or pack is handy but remember that security
will search it for sharps, aerosols, alcohol or video cameras.
Don’t presume that the laws of the real world won’t apply;
anyone caught using, holding or dealing illegal substances will be treated
the same way as anywhere else.
Don’t turn up drunk as you will be refused entry.
Whether it's entering, leaving or in the concert you will
be required to abide by any reasonable request or command from the BASSINTHEGRASS
Security. Remember that they are primarily there to keep the entire concert
safe. If you need help or see someone needing help please notify them
straight away. In some cases we may need to clear a path or area & security
may need to react quickly. Please follow there directions if required
as someone’s safety may depend on it, maybe your own.
An area of approximately 25 per cent of the venue will be
designated ‘dry area’. This area will be clearly marked and shaded with
temporary shade structures in the middle of the venue.
On arrival all bags, containers will be fully checked for
alcohol. Wristbands will be issues to people over the age of 18 yrs near
the entrance. Don’t forget your id! Government issued ID such as Drivers
Licence, Proof of Age and Passport must be presented by people over 18
wanting to consume alcohol. Secondary and Tertiary Education ID will not
Alcohol will only be sold to people with the wristbands
at alcohol booths.
Designated security will patrol all of the wet areas at
random to ensure youth are not consuming alcohol.
All alcohol booths will operate for the restricted times,
from 5.00pm to 11.00pm, only four drinks to be served to any person at
a time and all drinks will be opened at point of sale.
No glass will be permitted into the premises and no glass
containers will be sold on the premises.
Important Safety Announcements
Between acts will be a recorded message covering crowd safety
issues. In the event of a specific issue live requests will be made. Please
take note of & respect these announcements. Emergency Evacuation Under
extreme & unlikely circumstances a building, area or the entire site may
be required to be evacuated or cleared. It will be imperative for you
to follow all instructions & directions from emergency services, police,
fire brigade and/or our security that would be requested of you in such
There will be St John Ambulance officers at the venue to
treat people who are genuinely ill or have injured themselves on the day.
Waste & the Environment
Where recycling stations are available please make an effort
to use them.
Lost Property Items
Please ring 8999 5256 after the event.
Road closures and changes in traffic conditions around the
Mindil precinct on 4 June 2005
Road Block - Gardens Road from Chin Quan Road to Gilruth
Avenue will be closed to general traffic from 7am to midnight Saturday
4 June 2005
No through road – Gardens Road from Stuart Highway
No Left Turn – Gilruth Avenue onto Gardens Road
No Left Turn – Chin Quan Road onto Gardens Road
Public Car Park - located on Mindil Beach Reserve, access
via Maria Liveris Drive
Bus Stop/Pickup – Botanic Gardens main Gate, Gardens Road.
Buses only will enter Gardens Road from Gilruth Avenue.
Taxi Rank – Gardens Road (Gardens Oval side).
Taxis only will enter from Chin Quan Road and exit from
Gardens Road on to Gilruth.
Note : No access to car park located at the end of Geranium
Street off the Stuart Highway
All normal Darwin bus services will be operating and normal
fares will apply.
Back up buses will cover any overloading concerns for:
- Route 10 Casuarina via Bagot Rd to Darwin
Route 8 Palmerston via Stuart Highway to Darwin
Route 4 Casuarina via Nightcliff to Darwin dropping off BASSINTHEGRASS
passengers on Gilruth Ave.
On arrival at Darwin City Terminus there will be a free
shuttle bus taking BASSINTHEGRASS passengers to the front gates of the
Gardens on Gardens Road, then returning to Darwin City Terminus.
Route of travel for the Shuttle:
- Darwin Terminus - Cavenagh St - Daly St - Stuart Hwy - Goyder Rd -
Returning via Daly St – Mitchell St - Darwin Terminus.
From mid evening, buses will be departing from BASSINTHEGRASS
to Casuarina and Palmerston with a suburban drop off loop.
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