2021 Strawberry Fields takes place at The Wildlands (Tocumwal, NSW) 29-31 October.
Strawberry Fields is returning for its 12th instalment this spring, with festival organisers bringing forward the event's traditional late November dates by a month.
Once more set to take place at The Wildlands on the banks of the Murray River near Tocumwal (NSW), the music and arts festival lands 29-31 October.
With the past few Strawberry Fields selling out months in advance, early bird and first round tickets will only be available via ballot; you have till 19 January to sign-up. General tickets will be on sale from 9 February.
The festival today has also dropped its after movie of its 2019 event, which featured the likes of Leon Vynehall, Oscar Jerome, Allara and Digital Afrika.
Strawberry Fields commitment to promoting positive social change continues in 2021, with the festival partnering with social enterprise Humanitix - a ticketing platform aligned to programmes dedicated to closing the education gap globally.
"We are thrilled to partner with Humanitix," Festival Director Tara Benney says, "who will donate 100 per cent of booking fee profits to fund scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
"Humanitix believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive no matter their background, and so do we."
Given the current climate of coronavirus-related cancellations and postponements, Strawberry Fields are pushing forward to present the best festival experience but acknowledge these uncertain times requires proactive planning.
"We want to bring back the Strawberry you remember," Tara says. "Diverse live music, dancing, the bush spa, swimming, art, workshops and boundary-pushing sustainability initiatives.
"But let's not ignore the elephant in the room; the world has changed a little since our last dance. We will be doing everything within our power to plan our most fantastic festival to date and will stay in close contact with planning authorities on how to do that.
"We will keep you informed as much as possible and will not go forward with an event which doesn't stay true to our roots.
"If we are forced to cancel due to COVID-19, we will reschedule the festival. Tickets will roll to those new dates. If you cannot make the new dates, you will be guaranteed a 90 per cent refund of your ticket price.
"We will introduce a 10 per cent COVID-19 cancellation fee to cover the considerable cost of planning and building a damn fine festival all year long.
"We have introduced this policy because insurance companies refuse to provide cover for COVID-19 cancellations. So, if you want your favourite music, arts and camping festivals to return, we need your support to make it happen.