Folk, Rhythm and Life 2012 at Bilyana

Folk, Rhythm and Life at Bilyana, Victoria, Australia,
Southern Hemisphere, The Earth, The Solar System,
The Milky Way, The Known Universe, The Unknown Universe...

Over the past two decades FRL has brought thousands of people from Earth together to celebrate community, music and the spirit of nature. In early December 2012 we will come together again.»

Folk, Rhythm and Life 2012 at Bilyana

Folk, Rhythm and Life at Bilyana, Victoria, Australia,
Southern Hemisphere, The Earth, The Solar System,
The Milky Way, The Known Universe, The Unknown Universe...

Over the past two decades FRL has brought thousands of people from Earth together to celebrate community, music and the spirit of nature. In early December 2012 we will come together again.»

Folk, Rhythm and Life 2012 at Bilyana

Folk, Rhythm and Life at Bilyana, Victoria, Australia,
Southern Hemisphere, The Earth, The Solar System,
The Milky Way, The Known Universe, The Unknown Universe...

Over the past two decades FRL has brought thousands of people from Earth together to celebrate community, music and the spirit of nature. In early December 2012 we will come together again.»

Folk, Rhythm and Life 2012 at Bilyana

Folk, Rhythm and Life at Bilyana, Victoria, Australia,
Southern Hemisphere, The Earth, The Solar System,
The Milky Way, The Known Universe, The Unknown Universe...

Over the past two decades FRL has brought thousands of people from Earth together to celebrate community, music and the spirit of nature. In early December 2012 we will come together again.»

Folk, Rhythm and Life 2012 at Bilyana

Folk, Rhythm and Life at Bilyana, Victoria, Australia,
Southern Hemisphere, The Earth, The Solar System,
The Milky Way, The Known Universe, The Unknown Universe...

Over the past two decades FRL has brought thousands of people from Earth together to celebrate community, music and the spirit of nature. In early December 2012 we will come together again.»

Thank You!

FRL 2012 is done! And what a weekend it was…

A massive thank you to absolutely every one who contributed to such a fine gathering. To the people who kept the loos clean and changed the bins, to the set up crew, the amazing production team led by Renae, the bar staff keeping the juice flowing, the healers and kids team, the entire volunteer team and of course all the patrons who make it a sheer joy to do. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

And of course a most rousing stand up ovation to EVERY SINGLE MUSICIAN ARTIST AND PERFORMER. We will always honour and cherish your selflessness and ego free attitude. There are many people in the music biz who could and should learn from you. Hip hip

Be sure to head over to our facebook page at: www.facebook.com/bilyanarocks to catch the outpouring of fine words from the bands and punters themselves!

Thanks again! Bilyana x

Dogs and Pets

We are sorry to say no doggies allowed. Except if they can dj. Then we can have a woof doof.

 

Doggie Dj

Food

We have a very nice selection of old favourite and some new additions
Wollongara’s BBQ and carivore corner – featuring organic meat sourced locally

Mittagundi doing rather yummy swirl potato chips – organic spuds

Vegeliscious – Gio’s gorgeous vego treats

Owen’s Ovens – the return of the famous noodles – veto / chicken

Soup and Salad bar – a new venturer by Paul – an adventure in Thai cuisine

Ovin lovin Pizza – the same gear but new people bringing pizza by the slab and burritos

Curry Charmers – Anand Dagore presenting some awesome authentic curries, samosas and more

Coffee – Sea Shepard crew selling fair trade coffee as a fundraiser

Holy Cow – the legends of the chai are back

Corn and calendars _Jess white and friends raising funds for an exceptional orphanage project in KENYA

Matti’s Felafel – straight from St. Andrew’s market

So a few meaty places, lots of vego yum yum and all or nearly all organic. You can certain dine with us if you care!

Bar Menu

Bridge road Brewery Beechworth-

Aussie Ale
Beechworth pale ale

Coopers-

Pale Ale

Mid strength
light ale

Forrest Brewing Co. Forrest -
Silver Fern – a german style yum yum

Some mystery barrels at the right time and place from both of our craft brewers

Beechworth Cider-

Medium dry 100% local apple cider

Dal Zottos of King Valley

A very quaffable cabernet /merlot
An Italian varietal white

Premixed cans
Bundy cola
Bundy lemon lime soda
Johnnie Walker cola / dry

Bulleit cola

Gordons G+T

Vodka
Lemon Lime Soda
Orange
Raspberry
passionfruit

Plus a hidden cocktail bar somewhere, maybe.

Please Remember To Bring

All your camping gear!

    Sunhats / Sunscreen – it can get mighty warm out in the sun all day
    Swimming Gear – the creek and the Top Cut water hole are real features of FRL
    Key Card – we have EFTPOS
    Food (if you want it) – plate is also cool as it will save on even our compostable plates
    Your Kids
    Warm Clothes
    Sense of Humour – laughing is the tonic of life

PLEASE BRING A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE TO DRINK OUR LOVELY RAIN WATER

Stages

We have around about 5 stages this year.

Creek Stage – the big old girl with the big shade tarps. It’s closest to the creek. See what we’ve done here?

Hill Top stage – 2012 sees a brand new expanded Hill Top. We have also extended and expanded the marquee to give the largest shaded area on the site. The Hill Top is connected to the bar for some old school beer hall vibes. The Hill Top an

d Creek stage alternate – your daily exercise is walking up and down the hill between acts..
When you think about the name we’re sure you’ll find it.

Campers’ stage – set on ‘the other side of the block’ A short walk by the house, over the dam wall, through the tents and you’re there. This place can get a bit loose, a bit wild and has its own flavor. The Campers’ has its own bar and is jammed with couches and carpet. Well worth the trek.

Look for the tents and youll find it.

The Eclectic Lounge – a variation on ‘the other stage – you know the new one’ Featuring a great line up of DJs, comedians, some live acts and cabaret, we are sure to surprise you and delight you with some chilled times and weird times. One of the features will be about bugger all techno – think soul, funk, smatterings of drum n bass, dance hall and chilled beats

Open Mic – some second performances from listed acts and time for the unbilled artists to shine. Will also have some performance and cabaret..

Workshop space
Will feature some inspirational teachers giving classes from Bollywood dance to permaculture. Time for your brain to turn on and body to learn

Healing Space
A raft of different techniques to relax, heal and correct your body

Kids Village
Special shows including music and puppets. For little kids and bigger kids and parents alike. A place for exchange with other mums and dads and also a spot for the young ones to strut their stuff.

Showers

We will have free cold showers, just near the bridge between the house and the campers stage. All water from the showers will go through our reed bed system- our little dam. Please make sure you use organic biodegradable soaps. Think of the frogs.

The Please Remember To Forgets (Do Not Bring)

Check your ego in at the gate and leave your problems behind you. Bilyana is a place for rejuvenation.

Pets Of Any Description Are Not Allowed – Sorry about that. Even if you have the nicest most well behaved pet that is required to give you blood every morning..

Disposable Nappies – we will have fully compostable nappies for sale or you can get them from www.compostablenappies.com.au

BYO Booze – We don’t allow you to bring booze into the arenas or on to the property.

Helicopters – Particulary Chinooks. Spinning blades can damage trees and hairstyles

No Glass – Broken glass is a real danger to both people and potentially the bush.

Renegade Sound Systems Will Be Stopped – Just don’t bother. We have hand picked an amazing amount of awesome people for your aural pleasure and there is no room for it. Kapisch?

Compostable Nappies

Toilets

Folk Rhythm and Life was the first festival in the world to have site wide composting loos. FRL inspired the formation of Natural Event, which has taken the FRL loos to 260 events in six countries from Falls Festival to Glastonbury.

There will be composting loos near the Hill Top stage, Camping stage and the front gate. We are not planning on having loos in the bush, so please do the r

ight thing and walk the short walk to the loos when you need to drop one off. Peeing in the bush is fine, but please don’t leave paper around. Of course you can pee in our loos as well!

When you use the loo you add one scoop of sawdust for a poo and none for wee.
Please leave the loo clean. We’ll have an awesome Poo Crew Crack Squad (PCCS) looking after the dunnies for you, but please do your part in keeping them lovely.

Fires

Strictly no fires are allowed at campsites. After a couple of wet seasons there’s a tonne of fuel out there and we will have a higher than average fire risk. CFA staff will have no hesitation in putting camp fires out and FRL will reserve the right to prevent patrons lighting fires from being admitted into the festival site.

If cold enough we will have fire barrels on the property to keep you warm.