Date: 15th September 2012
Time: 12pm - 10pm
Location: Parramatta Park
MAP WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY... STAY TUNED.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Take a packed lunch, or money for food at the venue. We recommend at least $10 for a meal.
LIMITED CASH OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY- We recommend that you bring adequate money that you will want to spend on water, food, merch, etc.
Something warm in case it gets cold for the night program
Hat & sun screen.
Skate board and signed waiver form if you plan on skating. ALL PARTS OF THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT. Download form here:
2012 Skate Waiver V2 (95 KB)
Water bottle (empty) for refill.
No glass allowed into the park.
Our event is strictly drug and alcohol free, if you bring them, you'll be escorted out and not allowed back in.
Park terrain is grass, hills, and gravel surface so please wear appropriate footwear. People with special-needs will have to plan their day carefully and attend with a carer or friend as we are not able to offer this service.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO PARRAMATTA PARK?
Trains are by far the easiest way to access Parramatta Park.
TRAINS: WESTMEAD IS THE PREFERED STOP, SIGNAGE WILL BE IN PLACE TO GUIDE YOU TO THE PARK ENTRANCE. AVOID ALIGHTING AT PARRAMATTA IF POSSIBLE.
Train - You can catch a train straight to Westmead Station from Central or catch a train from your local train station. From here the venue is a short walk. Keep an eye on city rail updates.
Drive - Parking is available at Parramatta Pool, costs will be $7 for the day and is a five minute walk from the venue. Also there is on-street parking within walking distance in metered areas.
Bus - Parking will be available for $30 per bus. Bus - Parking will be available for $30 per bus. Please proceed to the ticketing page to book your permit.
Drop Off Zone - Corner of Macquarie and Pitt St Parramatta, there will be a dedicated 5 minute "kiss and drop" zone and will operate through the entirety of the event. Signs will show you where to go.
Special Needs Parking - Entry via Macquarie St gate house, parking is located in the trust office parking area.
Q: HOW DO YOU ENTER THE PARK?
Entry will be the same as last year, through the gate at Railway Pde. No other entry will be granted. Tickets / armbands will need to be presented as proof of purchase.
Q: CAN I EXIT AND RE ENTER ONCE I'VE GONE INTO THE FESTIVAL?
Sorry, we aren't able to issue pass outs. Once you've left, you can't re enter.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE SOMETHING?
Anything found can be taken to the info desk area. PLEASE take care to watch valuables as we can't account for the integrity of everyone who attends on the day. Common sense and safety are a must!
Lost items post event can be collected at the Youth Alive NSW office, please call during office hours (9-5 Tuesday to Friday) 0288464641.
Q: CAN I TAKE PICTURES?
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY PLEASE. Otherwise, feel free! Post on instagram, facebook and twitter and tag your photos #bigexoday! We'd love to see what you come up with! If you want to request a professional photographers pass or media pass, email us at email@example.com although this does not guarantee access straight away, we will need to contact you to arrange.
Q: WHAT DO I DO IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION?
Should an emergency arise please follow instruction from our team and venue staff. Exits will be clearly marked and roads will be clear to allow for easy access by emergency vehicles should the need present itself. Please take care to look after others and yourself at all times.
Q: WILL THERE BE FIRST AID?
We will have two first aid stations, in the day program area, and one near the main stage for the night concert. If you require assistance please approach the first aid tent. Again, if you need ongoing special assistance please arrange for this yourself.
Q: WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO MAKE SURE OF MY SAFETY?
We want to make sure you have the best day ever, and remain safe and well.
Please ensure you drink heaps of water and you take some time out to rest.
Make sure you bring sunscreen and try to stay in the shade, we have reconfigured the park layout to incorporate more shade.
*REMEMBER TO PLEASE BRING AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE- FREE WATER REFILLS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Q: WILL THE CROWDS AT MAIN STAGE AND MUSIC STAGES BE SECURITY PATROLLED?
In the music stages and during the main stage night concert please be aware of others on the floor area. If you see someone in trouble please alert security immediately, and try to help them out. There will be personnel on hand at all times. Again, no alcohol, drugs, pyrotechnics or weapons are allowed in the venue. If you are caught with these items you will be escorted out and not allowed to return under any circumstances.
*PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS IN YOUR CONDUCT ON THE DAY. ANY OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. LISTEN TO INSTRUCTION GIVEN BY OUR TEAM, AND YOU'LL HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Q: HOW WILL I GET MY TICKETS?
For the first release of tickets, we will be posting arm bands to you. These will arrive in the mail by September 1. All you need to do is arrive with your armband as proof of purchase. Bands will be colour coded and allow you into different areas of the park depending on when you purchased your tickets. We will explain areas and zoning more as we get closer to the event. More information on ticket releases will be available as they occur. For any questions please contact us.
Q: TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT- WHAT DO I DO?
Stay tuned for another release of tickets. We are working to expand the venue area based on pre-sale ticket numbers so we need to be able to regulate how many we sell. If tickets are sold out at the time of booking, please be patient and we will try to make more available. The best way to know when they are going on sale is to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
Q: TELL ME ABOUT THE BIG EXO DAY?
THE BIG EXO DAY IS...
A one day youth festival that ends with an epic night concert and aims not just to entertain, but to bring a message of encouragement to young people; that no matter what you might be dealing with in life and no matter how hard things might be, life can still be EXO (excellent), and you can fulfil your dreams and achieve awesome and unheard of things. The Big Exo Day is open to all ages and is strictly drug and alcohol free- we want to offer a safe environment where young people can have fun and let loose.
Every young person wants to have an experience. An experience of something new. Something they've never done before. A feeling they've never felt. A place they've never been... an experience that will change them and define their future...
The Big Exo Day is one day, one event with thousands of young people in one place. The ultimate combination of music, atmosphere, celebration and creativity... Whatever you're into- be it hardcore, electro, dance, hip-hop & urban, indie, folk... whether you're into rides, extreme sport and skate, visual & performing arts, engaging in social justice & action, or simply enjoying a great day with your mates, we know that Big Exo Day will be the experience of a life-time.
It all started when...
The first School Exo was held at Baulkham Hills High School in 1998. The event was thought of, planned and executed within 2 weeks. Between 600 and 800 students and teachers attended the event, everything was paid for: all prizes, food, promotional material, show bags and entertainment. Students were given a free lunch and heard the message that life can be excellent.
The Big Exo Day launched in late 2002, where Youth Ministries across the State got together at Australia's Wonderland to celebrate and tell their mates that life is EXO on a far bigger scale! This event was the kick-off to what has been an awesome adventure so far. In 2003, we held our event at the Sydney International Tennis Centre, which was an amazing venue and a great stepping stone for growth. By 2004 the event had doubled in size, and by 2006 we were forced to move to the ACER Arena. After this we moved to Sydney Showground for some of our highlight years with Switchfoot, Ivoryline, Lecrae, Relient K and Evermore to name just a few guests. Seeing explosive growth and an ever faithful following, we knew we were onto something special. And now in its tenth year we are excited about hosting Exo Day for the first time at Parramatta Park. Its can only get better from here!
Q: CAN I HELP PROMOTE THE FESTIVAL AND TELL MY FRIENDS?
YES! Let us know if you are out of promo materials, and we'd be happy to send you some more. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you need. Please allow 9 working days just in case! You can follow us on social media and keep sharing our updates so that all your crew are in the know. We want as many of your mates to come as possible, so spread the love! If you would like to know more about what you can do in your school, please hit the schools link in the top menu. Happy marketing guys!
*If we've missed anything, or you need something more specific, please call us during office hours on 028846 4641 or email us at email@example.com