FAQ

WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE ON SITE?

  • A food concession area featuring a wide variety of cuisine for all tastes!

  • Washrooms are available throughout the festival site and are marked on all our maps (online, in our mobile app and onsite)

  • ATM Machines (outside the main entrance and at the merch booth)

  • Breastfeeding Tent (see this year's map for location). Please note you are welcome to breastfeed anywhere on our site but we offer this space for those looking for additional privacy or a quieter space. 

  • Information and Lost & Found Tent (inside the gates, near the front entrance)

  • First Aid Tent (behind the Beer Garden Stage)

  • Mobile Phone Charging Station (in the food concession area)

*Please note FOTR does 'fog' the site to help reduce the mosquito population during the festival.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KEEP IN MIND BEFORE COMING TO FOLK?

  • Bring sunscreen and something to cover up with if it gets too hot!

  • If you need help or have a question, go to our Information Booth or ask a volunteer!

  • Buy your drink tickets at the start of the day to beat the line-ups!

    • …but pace yourself - there’s a lot of daylight to stay awake through!

  • There are no lifeguards at the lake, swim at your own risk.

  • This goes without saying, but bring bug spray. Lots of it.

  • Dance in your bare feet by all means, but watch out for glass. We do our best to clean the site pre-Festival, but smaller pieces might go unaccounted for.

 

IS THERE CAMPING AVAILABLE ON SITE?

Camping is not available at the FOTR site.  Fred Henne Park is the closest campground, a short drive down Highway 3 will get you to our site. You can book a reservation at www.campingnwt.ca

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO FOLK?

Bus - Buses will run throughout the festival, stopping at multiple locations in Yellowknife. The 2021 bus schedule will be published closer to the festival and available in the mobile app.

Bike - We encourage people to bike to Folk On The Rocks! Bikes can be locked by the main gate in the car park, on our big beautiful bike courtesy of Polar Welding.

Taxi - Taxis drop off at the main gate, but pick up out on the Highway. If you have a have mobility issues, please let our gate volunteers know on your arrival, and our support team will come to meet you at the gate to get you where you need to go!

Car - Parking is limited on-site. We encourage people to use other modes of transportation to get to the festival, such as the bus or biking. Do not park on the highway - you will be towed. Please do not drink and drive!

 

ARE PETS ALLOWED ON SITE?

We love dogs, but for the safety of our furry friends and our guests, FOTR does not allow pets on site.

 

WHAT ARE THE FESTIVAL RULES?

  1. No outside alcohol - bags will be checked!

  2. Over 19's only in the Beer Garden - everyone's IDs will be checked. We ask EVERYONE to bring their ID.

  3. No drugs or weapons.

  4. You must wear your wristband at all times. If you are found without a wristband, you will be asked to leave.

  5. No littering - leave no trace!

  6. Recycle and compost wherever possible and help us keep FOTR a green festival!

 

WHAT ARE THE MERCH BOOTH HOURS?

The merchandise booth will close one-half hour after the last set begins each day but get your merch early as we often sell out! 

 

WHAT ARE THE BEER GARDEN HOURS?

The 2021 Beer Garden hours will be posted closer to the festival. 

 

WHAT IS WARM THE ROCKS?

Warm The Rocks is our Festival kick-off party! Stay tuned for the 2021 schedule. 

 

WHAT TIME DOES THE FESTIVAL START?

Gates open on-site at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Check back closer to the 2021 Festival for more details. 

 

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL IN 2021?

Folk on the Rocks Festival is July 16th-18, 2020.

 

HOW ARE TICKET PRICES DETERMINED?

When you purchase your ticket to Folk On The Rocks that money goes directly towards the costs to run the festival. Those costs include site repairs and improvements, artist fees and travel, food and supplies for our volunteers, sounds and technical costs, and community outreach programs like RCYK Performing Arts & Queer Justice Camp!

 

IS THERE WATER AVAILABLE ON SITE?

Yes! Folk On The Rocks has several tanks of clean potable water available across the FOTR site. These tanks have easy to use taps for filling your water bottle. We encourage all Festival attendees to bring their own reusable bottle and stay hydrated!

 

WHAT IS FOTR'S POSITION ON COVID 19?


Our staff and board members are carefully monitoring the situation related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Canada and the Northwest Territories. At this time, the risk to Northwest Territories residents is low, and that for our summer 2021 timeline that a lot may happen between now and then.

However, the health and safety of our patrons is a top priority, and we are taking the steps to develop and implement a strategic plan for the 2021 festival.

Until then, we are dedicated to keeping our community and patrons informed and up to date on festival activities, and advise that everyone take the following Health Canada recommended courses of action:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick

For more information on COVID-19, and prevention tips, please visit Health Canada's website.
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