MODIFYRE IS BUILT AROUND SELF-SUFFICIENCY.
You must bring everything you need to survive for six days in an area prone to cold, wet, sun, mud and wind. This means enough water, food, adequate shelter, and clothing, for you and all your dependents.
There are no vendors at Modifyre - you need to bring all the things. Tickets & photo ID are also pretty important.
YOU SHOULD PLAN TO STAY ONSITE FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT AND PREPARE SUPPLIES ACCORDINGLY IN ADVANCE.
These are conditions of entry and everyone in your vehicle must meet them. If the Gate crew deems anyone insufficiently prepared, you will be refused entry until you have returned from the nearest town (Inglewood - 20 minutes away) with adequate supplies.
AT MODIFYRE, WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT SCALING NEEDS.
It’s perfectly Radically Self-Reliant to organise the assistance that you need before the event, whether it’s camping facilities, accessibility assistance or emotional support, to make your burn more comfortable and enjoyable.
While Radical Self-Reliance is a key principle to make sure we don’t take advantage of others’ generosity, it works best when balanced with Communal Effort and Inclusivity.
TICKETS ARE THE KEY TO CREATING MODIFYRE.
(ALMOST) EVERYONE BUYS ONE, INCLUDING OUR PRODUCTION TEAM.
This is in an effort to promote crowd-creation over commercialisation. There are no sponsors or corporate production companies. There's just you, me, our collective resources, and our endless imaginations.
Your ticket purchase is the baseline to participation at Modifyre. There is no free entry for artists and performers, no passes for media, or special discounts for volunteer crew. You can read about any (minimal) exemptions in our ticketing policy.
WHAT DOES TICKET MONEY GO TOWARDS?
Without sponsorship or commercial activity, our margins are pretty darn small.
Our finances are handled entirely by our parent organisation BURN Arts inc., which is a registered not-for-profit. For transparency, our finances are published here.
TICKETS ARE CAPPED AT 500
Tickets for MODIFYRE 2020 will be on sale early 2020.
We have first, second and third round options.
We don’t sell tickets on the gate, but ticket sales remain open for the duration of the event.
To purchase a ticket you will need to:
- Register an account on Quicket
- Complete pre-registration for the event
- Buy your ticket!
DATES + PRICES
Tier 1: $140 (ends March 31)
Tier 2: $170 (ends July 1)
Tier 3: $200 (ends July 6)
This year, we’re opening and closing rounds according to both tickets sold out and date; whichever comes first.
We’re also opening all of the rounds at the same time, and we encourage those who have the financial means to buy a more expensive tier, if they can afford it.
It is against our Terms and Conditions to on-sell tickets for a higher price than that purchased.
Anyone who is part of a Theme Camp or wants to join our build or site crews is welcome to come and help on-site in the lead up to Modifyre.
Early entry is coordinated by relevant team leads prior to the event. For early entry registration please have your Theme Camp email , or if you're an individual volunteer not yet in touch with a team lead, email
No registration = no entry (it’s part of our permit and insurance obligations).
EVERY TICKET HOLDER MUST COMPLETE THE PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS TO PURCHASE A TICKET
Every ticket must be registered in the name of the attending participant and match the information on your photo ID that must be presented to the gate crew when you arrive.
Any queries relating to tickets can be sent to
WE ALSO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPANTS TO PURCHASE THEIR TICKETS EARLY, AS WE CAN BETTER GAUGE OUR BUDGETS AS WE CREATE THE EVENT
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WE OFTEN GET IN THE LEAD UP TO THE EVENT
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Modifyre is an exercise in self-sufficiency. You have to bring everything you need to survive, and then some. Some people bring only the basics; others bring everything including the kitchen sink. Please take a look at our Survival Guide for all the information you need.
After that, everything else is up to you. For maximum enjoyment of the event, bring toys or costumes with which you can express your creative spirit.
CAN I COME IN JUST FOR THE DAY?
Modifyre is an experiment in temporary community. Meeting neighbours and forming relationships is a fundamental part of the experience. This is not a spectator event.
In order to experience the essence of the burn, you will want to become part of the community. It is difficult to take a role in the community if you are at the event for less than 24 hours.
Therefore, there are no day passes sold, and no discounts based on your length of stay. You are still welcome to attend for just a portion of the event, however you will pay a full ticket price.
CAN I DRIVE ON SITE?
You can drive to your camping spot onsite. Once parked & set up, no vehicle movement will be allowed on site (except site and emergency vehicles). This is a very important stipulation of our conditions from the landowner, as well as common sense for the safety of all participants during the event.
WHAT IS A THEME CAMP?
It’s an immersive interactive experience designed one group of participants for the benefit of others. More information can be found in the Theme Camp section on the website. Theme Camps are located all over the site and host events at all different times of day and night. Some gift food, some do dance classes, and some crank whopper tunes.
Assigned placement comes after approved advanced registration. Though registration is not at all required, only registered Theme Camps will be cited on the city map.
CAN I PLAY ON THE MAIN STAGE?
Modifyre is not a festival. The event organisers do not provide dedicated performance stages, sound systems or venues. By the same token, we do not curate or take applications for a programme of music or other performance.
The exception to this is The Heart, our civic centre, where a small stage & PA are provided, suitable for presentations, workshops, discussions, performances and acoustic music. You can sign up to play The Heart via our registration form, or just rock up at the event and put your event on the whiteboard.
If you are a DJ or musician, we recommend you get in touch with one of our Theme Camps, many of whom run world class sound systems. You will still be required to purchase a ticket.
WHEN'S THE LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT?
See the question above. We do not publish any lineup of acts. An Event Guide containing all the happenings and events (including music) is distributed to every participant upon arrival.
I HAVE SOME HANDMADE CRAFTS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SELL IN ORDER TO COVER MY TRAVEL COSTS. WHERE CAN I SET THIS UP?
There is no vending at Modifyre. Participants who are found vending /selling will be asked to leave. Modifyre flourishes through sharing, and the giving of the gift of yourself. We have found the buying and selling of goods is a distraction to connecting and creating relationships.
HOW IS THE WEATHER ON SITE?
As the event is held in mid-winter it can get a little icy down there. Expect temperatures ranging from just below zero degrees overnight to 25 degrees during the day. Prepare for rainfall.
HOW MUCH IS IT FOR A HAMBURGER?
Modifyre is a commerce-free event. You need to bring ALL supplies, food, water and tools you will need for survival in a harsh environment. No food or sundry items are sold anywhere at the event. If you're lucky though, somebody might just be whipping up that burger right as you walk past.
If you forget something vital, your best bet is to make friends with your neighbours.
CAN I RESERVE A CAMPSITE?
No. While there are marked roadways, there are no “camping sites,” other than the spaces previously allotted for pre-placed theme camps and art installations. Those awarded placement have applied in advance. Come early if you need space to add friends.
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER MY ART/ THEME CAMP?
We endeavour to place all registered Theme Camps, who will then be mapped and assigned a space prior to arrival on the site. The same goes for art installations on the paddock. Therefore, it is best to register your Theme Camp or art installation. Registration is not a prerequisite for creating an art installation or Theme Camp — it just helps us to help you, by planning and preparing for your work.
Registration is essential if your art / Theme Camp involves fire or amplified sound.
IS THERE AMPLIFIED MUSIC AT MODIFYRE?
Amplified music is a favoured method of participation and self-expression at Modifyre, and one that influences a large number of people.We ask that amplified music in camps be kept at a reasonable level.
Large scale sound art/systems MUST register for placement.
Sound systems should be no bigger than 300 watts for regular theme camps. Sound levels produced by any electronic system or device should not exceed 90 decibels at the edge of a camp or village.
Sound levels emitted from any camp should not cause serious disruption to adjacent camps.
WHERE IS THE DOOF THIS YEAR?
Modifyre is not a doof. While our ranks include many individuals from the electronic music community, they are not the majority. Modifyre is an experiment in temporary community, and one that is all-inclusive of doofers and non-doofers alike. We do, however, hold a special fondness for the word "doofers".
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Pets/animals are not allowed at Modifyre, service dogs excepted. Please let us know beforehand by emailing email@example.com if you’re bringing a service dog, to help us make preparations and let the gate crew know.
DO YOU HAVE A DRUG + ALCOHOL POLICY?
Sure do! Check out all of our policies here.
WHAT'S THE ACCESSIBILITY LIKE?
We welcome people with diverse abilities at Modifyre! In terms of mobility, we set up in under a fortnight in a blank paddock every year. Bumps, mud and spiky things are real limitations. However, Modifyre is a fairly concentrated event geographically, with many places to stop in and take a break.
We do offer free tickets for those holding a companion card, and service animals are allowed on site. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know more. For a more in-depth run-down on accessibility, please check out our Survival Guide.