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MODIFYRE

YELARBON STATE FOREST

7-11 JULY 2021

FROM THE BURN CURIOUS TO VETERANS OF THE BIG NEVADA BURN, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST READ OUR SURVIVAL GUIDE...

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2021 IMPORTANT INFO & KEY DATES

THIS YEAR'S EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket to this year's event.  Our community's response led us to sell out in just 4 hours and 20 minutes!

Still looking for a ticket? Head to Tixel.com who will be managing all of our ticket resales. You will be able to subscribe to the waiting list and get notified when tickets come available.


In the event you can no longer come and you need to sell or transfer your ticket to someone else, you can also do this via Tixel. Please note it is a condition of the event that you do not resell tickets for more than their face value.
 

If you have any questions or need a hand, the Tixel support page has all the info you need.  If you're still stuck reach out to tickets@modifyre.org.

GOT ANY BURNING QUESTIONS?

Head to our FAQ's which should help you with any questions you may have.  If the answer to your question is still not there, please drop us a line at info@modifyre.org.  We'll aim to get back to you as soon as possible!

2021 KEY DATES

Fri 30 April     Theme Camp & Art Grant applications close

Fri 30 April     Art Car Grant applications close

Mon 31 May    Theme Camp registrations close

Mon 31 May    Art registrations close

Mon 31 May    Heart registrations close

Fri 11 June      Media registrations close

TBC                  Art & Theme Camps early entry 

Wed 7 July      Gates open for participants (time TBC)

Sat 10 July       The Bug burns!!!

Sun 11 July      The Temple burns

Mon 12 July     Event concludes (and that's a wrap!)

REGISTRATION & APPLICATION FORMS

Below are our registration forms for you to let us know the various ways you will be participating this year.  This includes any volunteers, theme camps, artworks or talks/workshops/performances that you are keen to bring to the paddock. 

 

It's essential for you to let us know in advance so that our various teams can make sure you are looked after.  Without this you risk not being placed in the best spots, getting left out of our event guide and possibly not being able to showcase your full expression. 

So what are you waiting for, submit your grand ideas today!  Click on the boxes below to start your application.

Thinking about bringing a theme camp or artwork to the paddock? We have a grants program available to help you realise your idea!  Note you will also need to submit a registration form in addition to the grant application.  For more information and to see the grant guidelines, click here

Have you ever wanted to build your very own art car to roam the paddock with?  Modifyre is offering small grants to help you bring your human powered art car this year!  For more information, or to apply, simply email our Chief Registrar of the DMV at modcar@modifyre.org.

Want to share something with everyone but haven't got a place to hold space?  Well our civic centre, The Heart, is the place for you!  The Heart provides a space for anyone wanting to hold any workshops or talks.  Registration isn't necessary but allows you to be included in our event guide. For more info, click here.

Registering your theme camp is essential.  With a new world we are facing in light of COVID, there will be some additional requirements for you to consider this year.  For more information about what a Theme Camp is, click here.

You're welcome to bring an art installation without letting us know.  However, registration is essential if your work has sound, flame effects, a lot of engineering, you're applying for a grant or you want to know where it will be placed.  If you register, we will also include it's information and location in the event guide.  If you want to find out more, click here.

At Modifyre, everyone is part of the crew.  If you are helping in any way with the production of the event you will need to complete this form to ensure we have your details and aren't left off the list.

CHECK BACK IN SOON!

Be sure to check back in for any more updates in the lead up to the event.  We will be sure to post any other important information (including our survival, theme camp and event guide) here as it comes available.

 

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, wind (and cows!). 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.

2021 SURVIVAL GUIDE COMING SOON

But if you're new and burn-curious, check out our 2019 Survival Guide to get a good idea of what to expect! 

 
 

TICKETS ARE THE KEY TO CREATING MODIFYRE.

(ALMOST) EVERYONE BUYS ONE, INCLUDING OUR PRODUCTION TEAM.

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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.

THE DETAILS...

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

 

Tickets for MODIFYRE 2021 are now sold out!  Thank you to everyone for showing your support for the event by purchasing tickets.  This was the fastest we've seen our tickets fly out the door, ever!

PRICES

 

Tier 1:          $160 (SOLD OUT)

Tier 2:          $190 (SOLD OUT)

Tier 3:          $220 (SOLD OUT)

Kids 10-17:   $50 (SOLD OUT)

Kids 0-9:      FREE (SOLD OUT)

 

We’ll be opening all of the ticketing 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.

We’ve allocated a set amount of tickets for each tier, so get in quick when you can.

RESALES THROUGH TIXEL

We’re working with Tixel to provide a safe and easy place for you to sell/transfer your ticket to someone. 

Tixel is the only place to buy or sell Modifyre tickets. 

TO SELL YOUR TICKET

 

Go to tixel.com/sell and follow the prompts.

 

If you’ve already found a buyer for your ticket but want to complete the transaction officially and safely, you can create a private sale by selecting the ‘make my listing private’ option at the final step.

 

You can only sell your ticket for what you paid for it (cost +booking fee). There’s an option to add 4% to cover tixel fees, but it’s up to the seller if they wish do this.

 

Please note, for security reasons, you’ll receive your payment from Tixel once the event is live - it will not happen immediately. This is to prevent duplicates and scammers.

TO BUY A TICKET

 

Join the waitlist and you'll be notified when tickets are available, or buy through a private sale and transfer with the seller via the Tixel link they give you.

 

Be sure to turn on alerts to be notified when a new ticket is listed.

 

If you need help please check tixel.com/help or email tickets@modifyre.org

NO ID, NO ENTRY

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. 

 

If it doesn't match, you won’t be let in.

We have a questionnaire built into the ticket process, you will need to fill this out to buy a ticket. You can purchase tickets for other people. Still, they will have to answer the Modifyre community questions so have them prepared.

 

Any queries relating to tickets can be sent to tickets@modifyre.org

 

GATE TIMES

 

Details TBA (it's way to early for us to even know!)

ON-SITE EARLY ENTRY 


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 themecamps@modifyre.org, or if you're an individual volunteer not yet in touch with a team lead, email volunteer@modifyre.org

 

No registration = no entry (it’s part of our permit and insurance obligations).

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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 info@modifyre.org 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 info@modifyre.org if you’d like to know more. For a more in-depth run-down on accessibility, please check out our Survival Guide.

If your question is not answered here, or in the      information pages of this website, please get in touch!

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Modifyre team are planning towards what we hope will be an amazing event in July. First and foremost however is the health and safety of our community.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is continually evolving, as such the organisers will continually evolve our response to ensure we comply with all the relevant QLD laws and health directives at the time of the event.


Modifyre classifies as a Category Two event and therefore requires a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Queensland Public Health Unit. Key principles including but are not limited to practicing social distancing, regular hand hashing, and the collection of contact details for tracing purposes.

If this event is cancelled as a result of government restrictions, remedies to those who have bought tickets will include:

•    Partial refunds if the event is cancelled due to QLD laws and health directives, after expenses have been accounted for.

•    Postponing the event until a later date when possible.

 

No refunds can be offered due to change of mind, circumstances or the weather. If you no longer wish to attend due to concerns about Covid-19, this will be treated as a change in mind.

 

Patrons are encouraged to resell their ticket via tixel.com, our secure ticket resale and name change platform instead. it is a condition of entry all patrons provide their contact information on entry, for the purpose of contact tracing during / after the event. 

 

We are all working hard to make this a COVID safe event, and will keep you updated as things progress!