Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some HANDY HINTS & TIPS and other information to help you plan your Festival:
- Do NOT attempt to drive to the festival in any vehicle that is NOT 4×4. The road from Maun to the festival is 20km of sand with some very deep sandy sections. Some years, depending on the floods, there can be water crossings.
- There are thorn trees at the Festival island so bring some shoes or flip flops. Don’t go barefoot!
- There will be shared toilets and hot water showers on offer. If you prefer privately used ablutions, then please book into a deluxe or VIP campsite.
- There will be ways in which to cool down from sprinklers and a paddling spot (if the floods are high enough). Make sure you bring your swimming costumes and lilos.
- There are a variety of cash food stalls and cash bars catering to every taste so make sure you bring some pula cash with you. Plan to spend around P250 per day on food and drink.
- FNB Bank has proudly sponsored the Festival some SWIPING machines so bring your credit/debit cards with you.
- Ice and drinking water will be on sale throughout the Festival.
- The bands and music will generally start around 10am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and stop by about 2am latest.
- There will be lots of children at the Festival. They have their own Kids Theme Camp planning lots and lots of fun activities for them whilst you dance and party away…so don’t leave your kids at home.
What is the Okavango Delta Music Festival?
It is a three-day, music and theme camp experience featuring live music, performance art, visual art, food and more. All ages are welcome.
What happens if it rains?
OK Music Festival is a rain or shine event. However, August is the dry season so there is VERY little chance of rain. It will be hot and sunny during the day and maybe a bit chilly at night so bring the right clothes.
When and where is it held?
When: 29th August – 2nd September 2019
Where: Festival Island, Tsutsubega, just 20km outside of Maun.
What should I bring to the Festival?
- Yoga Mat
- One empty container to for your water refills
- Travel mug of your own to minimise plastic waste
- Plate, knife and fork of your own so you can eat from the food stalls
- ID to drink alcohol if you look under 18yrs old!
- Comfortable footwear, flip flops
- Enough cash to buy food, drinks, ice, souvenirs, pay for activities such as helicopter rides, etc
- You credit card
- Inflatable lilos for the paddling spot
- Mosquito spray
The following items are prohibited at the festival:
- Weapons of any kind
- Dogs or other pets
- Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
- Plastic Drinking straws, styrofoam take-away boxes, plastic cups
- Plastic and rubbish
- Amplified PA systems
- Cars that do not have 4×4
- Your own private Generators going all night and waking everyone up!
Will there be ATMs?
No – please bring enough cash to see you through the Festival for activities, food and drinks etc. Work on P250 per day if you are an average spender. Also bring your debit/credit cards as we have swipe machines available. You will use your cash/cards to top up your electronic wristbands and pay on a cashless system. Its easy!
What will be available in the food/beer areas?
We will have a diverse variety of food vendors that will please all tastes! The food vendors will feature vegetarian and vegan options and things for kids specifically.
Will you have merchandise for sale?
Festival t-shirts, caps, festival travel mugs, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merchandise will also be available.
How can I apply for press credentials?
Email us with your full info and someone from our team will be in touch soon after.
How can my company become a Sponsor?
If your company would like to be a festival sponsor, please email us with as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our sponsorship reps will be in touch soon after!
How can I get involved?
You can volunteer – please email us with as much info as possible and we will be in touch soon after!
CAN I RESERVE A SPECIFIC CAMP SITE ON FESTIVAL ISLAND BEFORE I ARRIVE?
Not really – get here early!
WILL YOU HAVE BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS ONSITE?
Yes – ablutions (in the form of hot bucket showers behind canvas walls) and chemical toilets are available to everyone. A location map will be give to you when you arrive and you will be able to see where everything you need is located. There are chemical toilets and shared showers if you haven’t booked a VIP or deluxe camp.
WILL ELECTRICITY ACCESS BE AVAILABLE FOR ME TO CHARGE MY DEVICES OR PLUG THINGS INTO?
No. There is no electricity on the island. Plan for a campsite that does not have power. Bring solar lamps, chargers and extra battery packs.
No generators allowed.
All camping is basic. Chemical toilets, shared shower ablutions, bars and a food court – and thats about it!
Upon arrival, check in at The Ticket Office to receive your entry wrist band. Bring your festival ticket and your ID or you wont be allowed in. From there you will drive across the water to the campsites and the island and be directed by a Camp Staffer to your site.
Campfires and cooking fires are allowed. The Community members will be selling firewood so please support them and buy from them. All fires must be attended at all times. Ashes must be disposed of by thoroughly wetting them and burying them. No bonfires allowed. Fire precaution kit is available – beaters and extinguishers.
Generators are not allowed.
A 12:00 am noise curfew will be enforced in the campgrounds. Please be considerate of your fellow campers. Past 12:00 am, loud music, parties, and anything that disturbs neighbors or other campers is not allowed. Security personnel have the authority to ask any person or groups of people who are abusing the noise curfew to leave the grounds without a refund. Please be courteous of your neighbors!
Please park at the festival ticket office site. No vehicles allowed on the island without a specific vehicle pass (P500 on application via email).
We’re sorry but for the safety of your pet and other festival attendees, pets are not allowed. No dogs allowed.
24-hour security will be provided in all camping areas, but please secure your campsite. Putting a padlock on your zip is recommended. There are fully trained medical staff at the medic tent for the duration of the Festival.
All campgrounds and entertainment are in ticketed areas. ALL PERSONS entering the Festival Areas must have the correct festival tickets and wristbands. Wristbands will be provided to ticket holders upon arrival and must be worn at all times. Lost or damaged wristbands will not be replaced.
Can I park my car at my campsite?
Yes you can if you have a vehicle pass (P500). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a vehicle pass. You will park your vehicle right at your campsite and camp next to it. Once in the campgrounds, you will not be able to leave with your vehicle and return unless there is an emergency or a medical reason.
Once you are in the campgrounds, you should plan on leaving your vehicle there until the festival is over.
PRICE GUIDE FOR ACTIVITIES SO YOU BRING ENOUGH CASH – the proceeds go to the community:
Hot Shower = cP10
Firewood = P15 per bundle
Drinking Water = cP10
Ice = cP15 a bag
Alcoholic drink = cP35
Food stalls x 1 meal = P45 – P80
Merchandise, curios, art etc = P100 – P250 depending of course
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