Festival Etiquette Refresher: SummerSalt Edition

With normalcy slowly returning to Melbourne – festivals and concerts are also starting to come back to life. Melbourne on the Move will be providing official event transportation services to the 2021 SummerSalt music festival on the 20th and 21st of February in Mornington – which will feature some big names like The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers and John Butler.

In preparation for what is sure to be a magnificent event that will truly capture the essence of summer – we’ve decided to run through some basic festival etiquette rules that should be followed so everyone can have a good time. Additionally, we’ll also be looking at some of the COVIDSafe practices that SummerSalt will be implementing – let’s dive right in shall we?

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Dress code

Looking your best at a festival is fun – but being comfortable is even more important. Trust us, you’ll thank us later on. Finding that perfect blend of comfort and style can be easier than you might think so make sure you plan what you’re wearing at least a day in advance (or a week if you’re looking to buy something new).

Possibly the most crucial part of your outfit is your shoes. You’re going to be on your feet for what will potentially be all day, so you have to be wearing comfortable shoes. Whilst generally closed-toe shoes are the way to go for festivals – being that there will be social distancing in effect – there is some leniency with the type of shoe you wear. For example, SummerSalt has stated that thongs are okay – but footwear must be worn at all times.


Always be polite and respect one another

This goes without saying, but it can be easy in the heat of the moment when you’re listening to your favourite band rock out to forget where you are. Moshing around is going to look a bit different with social distancing measures in place, but you should still remember to have fun and keep an eye out for anyone who may have fallen near you. It can get pretty dangerous once you lose your footing in a mosh pit so if someone goes down – help them get back up.


Follow the rules

The best way to ensure you and everyone else can have a good time is by following the rules. No alcohol is permitted to be brought in from outside the premises. Additionally, you’ll be allowed an empty plastic water bottle that can be refilled within the festival grounds. There are also a number of prohibited items such as low-back chairs and picnic blankets so make sure you’re not bringing any such items into the festival.


General tips

  • Don’t forget to charge your phone. Having a fully charged phone is important in case you need to contact someone or someone needs to contact you in an emergency. Bring a portable charger if you have one. If not, try to keep social media and the usage of other power-intensive apps to a minimum to save battery. You can even place your phone on low-power mode if it has it.
  • There will be no ATM’s at the festival but cashless payments will be available at all vendors – so don’t forget your cards. Mobile payments like Apple Pay or Google Pay are also quite useful and effortless in these situations.
  • Have your ticket ready to be scanned when waiting in line to keep the line going.
  • Don’t forget your ID and sun protection.


COVIDSafe practices

As per legal requirements, SummerSalt has a COVIDSafe officer and plan in effect which includes cleaning all touchpoint surfaces, abundant hand sanitiser stations with extra sanitary facilities and additional staff for social distancing monitoring as well as more food and beverage station staff to ensure all services run as smoothly and as safely as possible. You can visit SummerSalt’s website for a full outline of what COVIDSafe steps are being taken.


Professional and safe event transportation services

Melbourne on the Move also has a compliant COVIDSafe plan and is following all the right avenues to ensure our fleet of busses are clean and in tip-top condition – ready for your leisurely transportation to the Mornington SummerSalt festival.

If you have any questions regarding our COVIDSafe plan or event transportation services, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 1300 558 686 or fill out our online contact form so we can get back to you as soon as possible.