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All You Need to Know About Fiya Fest 2014


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All You Need to Know About Fiya Fest 2014


Want an idea of what you're getting into? Or maybe to find out what's changed since last year? Well, here's everything you need to know if you're thinking of or plan on attending Fiya Fest 2014. And if there's something you're lookin' for and you don't see it here just shoot us an email at info@fiyafest.com and we'll do our best to get you squared away!
 

EVENT RULES / TERMS + CONDITIONS

DIRECTIONS + LODGING

FAQs

 

 

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Details + Rules


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Details + Rules


Thanks for checkin’ out Fiya Fest 2014! When you purchase a ticket to the Festival you agree to be bound by the Festival's Terms and Conditions and any other condition or policy specified on our website.

Terms and Conditions


1. 1                  E-tickets

When you pre-purchase a ticket to Fiya Fest 2014 through our online ticketing system you will be issued with a bar-coded PDF e-ticket receipt via e-mail.  You must present your bar-coded e-ticket receipt on arrival at the Festival. The name of the ticket holder must match the name on the e-ticket. Photo identification must be provided.  Any discrepancies may result in cancellation of an e-ticket without refund.

The e-ticket will be scanned and a wristband issued that will enable entry to the Festival.  The wristband must be worn at all times while at the Festival.

If you arrive without your pre-issued e-ticket, your entry to the Festival will be delayed until the Festival has been able to verify your ticket purchase and process it.  Once you are wristbanded, you are free to go in and out of the site for the duration of the Festival.

1.2                  Gate Tickets

Identification is not required for tickets purchased at the Festival (Gate). For each ticket purchased a wristband is issued that will enable entry to the Festival and must be worn at all times while at the Festival.  Once you are wristbanded, you are free to go in and out of the site for the duration of the Festival.

1.3                  Child (12 and under) Tickets

The Festival encourages attendance at the Festival by families through reasonable ticket prices for children.  There is no charge for a ticket for child under 5 and tickets for children aged 5-12 years are only $5.00.  All children require a ticket and wristband, even if the child is under 5 and no charge attaches to that ticket. A Child ticket can only be purchased with an Adult ticket and level of access is determined by that of the associated Adult ticket.  The age date for determining which ticket category is relevant for a particular child is the day of the Festival (May 2, 2014).

A responsible adult must accompany children attending Fiya Fest 2014 at all times.  It is recommended that the mobile phone number of the accompanying adult be written on a child’s wristband.  In the event that the child and adult become separated, this mobile number can facilitate a speedy reunion.  For babies in strollers, the wristband may be attached to the stroller.

1.4                  No Ticket, No Entry 

Fiya Fest 2014 is a ticketed event and every person on the Festival Site during the Festival must be in possession of a valid wristband.

The Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to any person who:

is unable to produce a valid e-ticketseeks to gain entry to the Festival with a duplicate of an e-ticket that has already been scannedproduces an e-ticket purchased or obtained through illegal means, oris in possession of and refuses to surrender any prohibited or illegal object.


If a person is found on the Festival site without a valid wristband, the person will be evicted from the Festival site.  The Festival reserves the right to charge any such person with trespass.

2.                  Weather Effects & Acts of God

The Festival will take place regardless of the weather.  In the case of rain, ample indoor venues are available.  If rain is forecast it is advisable to bring umbrellas and waterproof clothing for your comfort when moving between covered areas. Once you are wristbanded, you are free to go in and out of the site to collect umbrellas, coats, etc., for the duration of the period of the Festival.

The Festival is not responsible for cancellation of event due to abnormally dangerous weather conditions, unforseen disasters, or "acts of god". 

3.                  Refund Policy

Fiyawerx Productions aims to keep ticket prices affordable while meeting the cost of producing the Festival and raising money for The Roots of Music.  The Festival’s pricing structure means that it is difficult to offer refunds.  In general, the policy is that Tickets to Fiya Fest 2014 are non-refundable.

A refund of Ticket price may be made:

(a)    where a person has applied to be a performer at the Festival and has purchased a ticket prior to being notified of their engagement as a performer at the Festival or

(b)    where a person has purchased a ticket prior to registering to be a Volunteer or being hired as event Staff or

(c)    on compassionate grounds.

For more information on our refund policy please email info@fiyafest.com with “Refund” in the subject line.

4.                  Transfer Policy

Tickets to Fiya Fest are transferable on a case-by-case basis. If you are in need of a ticket transfer please email info@fiyafest.com with “Ticket Transfer” in the subject line.

5.                   Acceptable and Offensive Behaviour

The Festival wants everyone who attends to feel welcome and to enjoy their time Fiya Fest 2014.  Patrons are expected to be mindful and respectful of their fellow Festival-goers, performers, volunteers and staff, at all times.  Patrons must not engage in loud or intimidating behavior while on the Festival site. Persons on the Festival site (including patrons, performers, suppliers, stall-holders, volunteers and other Festival personnel) must comply with the law while at the Festival and follow any reasonable directions of Festival Security personnel, staff and volunteers.

The Festival has the right to refuse entry to persons, or evict patrons, who behave in a manner that:

threatens the safety of other patronsreasonably interferes with other patrons’ enjoyment of the Festival, oris illegal, inappropriate or offensive to others.

6.                   Alcohol

The Festival is a licensed event.  BYO alcohol will not be permitted within the Festival site. The Festival reserves the right to undertake bag inspections at entry points to and within the Site.

You must be aged over 21 years to purchase and/or consume alcohol.  Any person seeking to purchase alcohol may be asked to show proof of age photo ID.  If such ID cannot be provided, service will be refused.  Any person found involved in underage drinking or supplying alcohol to a person under 21 will have their wristband removed and be evicted from the Festival site.  Criminal charges may apply.

7.                   Food and Drink

The Festival has many food and drink vendors offering a broad range of food and drink for sale.  Patrons with dietary restrictions and needs may bring their own food and (non-alcoholic) drinks onto the Festival site, within reason. No large amounts of food and drink or coolers will be allowed. The Festival reserves the right to refuse items or large quantites deemed inappropriate based on their own discretion. 

8.                  Festival Stalls or Other Signage

In addition to stalls offering food and drink for sale, the Festival has many other stalls offering a huge range of products and art for sale. Unless you are a sponsor, a stall-holder for the Festival or a performer at the Festival, you are not permitted to sell food, drink, CDs or other products or erect signage on the Festival Site regarding your own business or activities.

10.                   Entry to the Festival is At Your Own Risk

Fiya Fest 2014 will not be liable for any injury, illness, damage or loss that occurs during the Festival.

For your safety footwear must be worn at all times while on the Festival site.

Please ensure that valuables are not left unattended and that you protect your belongings while on the Festival site. The Festival takes no responsibility for personal belongings lost, damaged or stolen within or around the Festival site.

11.                   The Program

While every effort is made to present the program as advertised, the Festival reserves the right to vary the advertised artists and/or program.

13.                  Smoking

There is no smoking permitted inside Mardi Gras World facilities. If you plan to smoke during The Festival, please pay attention for and adhere to smoking only in designated smoking areas.

14.                  No Animals

No animals, pets, or companion animals are allowed on the Festival site except for:

Guide dogs, Hearing dogs, or Assistance animals; that is, an animal that has been trained to assist a person to alleviate the effect of a disability

Please make your best attempt to register all assistance animals with Fiya Fest staff prior to arriving at the Festival. This will allow us to easily identify the animal and the person the animal is assisting.  Please email info@fiyafest.com with “Assistance Animal” in the subject line to register your animal.

All guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance animals must be on a lead and with its person owner at all times while on the Festival site.

Fiya Fest 2014 takes no responsibility for the acts of guide dogs, hearing dogs or assistance animals.  Persons with guide dogs, hearing dogs or assistance animals may be liable for any injury, loss, or damage caused by their assistance animal while on the Festival site.

 

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Directions + Lodging


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Directions + Lodging


Getting to Mardi Gras World

Details on directions and transportation to and from Mardi Gras World can be found on the Mardi Gras World website at www.mardigrasworld.com/tours/getting-here/.

 

Staying in New Orleans

Click here for information on available lodging options for the dates surrounding Fiya Fest 2014. 

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FAQs


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FAQs


Got a question? Hopefully this list has got you covered, but if not shoot us an email at info@fiyafest.com!

TICKETS & PRICES

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased HERE.
 

How much do tickets cost?

General Admission ticket prices start at $65 and increase as the event date nears. Ticket pricing schedule is as follows:

March 14 - March 21: $65.00
March 22 - April 11: $70.00
April 12 - May 1: $75.00
Day of Show: $80.00

The VIP Ticket Package is $120, no matter when purchased, however there is a very limited quanitity available so don't hesitate if you hope to get VIP tickets! 
 

What if I bought a ticket and now I don't need it?

Ticket transfers and refunds can be requested and will be facilitated on a case-by-case basis, per our Terms + Conditions. Requests can be sent to info@fiyafest.com
 

Why does my ticket price not include all my food and drinks this year?

If you attended Fiya Fest 2013, you are probably expecting an all-inclusive ticket this year. Although we love the idea of one cost for everything, for the safety and benefit of our guests, staff, and affiliates and to ensure the event runs smoothly, we made the decision to include only music and crawfish in the General Admission ticket cost and in exchange offer tickets at lower prices. Other food and all beverages will be for sale at a reasonable cost. 
 

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Outside food and beverages, excluding alcoholic beverages, will be allowed on the Festival site for those attendees with dietary restrictions and needs. Festival staff will admit outside food and drinks based on their reasonable discretion. No large quantites or large containers, such as coolers or picnic baskets, will be allowed on Festival grounds. But don't fret, we'll have a ton for sale at great prices! Including vegan and vegetarian options! The Festival menu will be available soon at FiyaFest.com.

 

AT THE EVENT

What will I need to get my wristband?

All wristbands are issued day-of-show at the Festival entrance. For all online ticket orders, make sure you bring your printed tickets to the event! They are needed to obtain your wristband. Photo ID will be required so make sure the name on your order matches that of who will be picking up the wristband(s). If you need to change the name on your order, transfer requests can be sent to info@fiyafest.com.

If tickets/wristbands are still available day-of-show, they can be purchased at the event entrance/gate.
 

Can children attend?

They sure can! We encourage families to attend Fiya Fest together! Children under 5 are admitted free of charge and tickets for children age 5-12 can be purchased for $5. Keep in mind that Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the Festival site. 
 

How about my dog?

Unless he's a service dog, Fido's gotta stay home. Assitance animals are permitted but please register your animal with our staff prior to the event by emailing info@fiyafest.com with "Assistance Animal" in the subject line. 
 

Can I bring a chair or blanket and claim a spot on the Festival floor?

Last year, we had a lot of groups setting up chairs and picnic areas throughout the ballroom. Although we value the comfort of our attendees, this ended up being a fire hazard and inconvenience for a majority of our guests. This year we will have designated areas in the ballroom and outside for parties who wish to hanker down. Setting up chairs or a picnic area in non-designated areas will not be permitted.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS

What's the best way to get to Mardi Gras World?

Mardi Gras World is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River at 1380 Port of New Orleans. If you are close enough, we definitely reccommend walking to the event. Otherwise, cabs and bikes are probably the best option, especially if you will be enjoying a few alcoholic beverages. Parking is available at Mardi Gras World for $10 should you choose to drive. More details on transport, parking and driving directions can be found on the Mardi Gras World website
 

Where should I stay if I'm visiting New Orleans?

We're big fans of using AirBnB to find New Orleans lodging with charm and character! Trip Advisor also offers a comprehensive search of great places to stay while in town. If those don't work, Google it!
 

Is the venue handicapped accessible?

Yes. All areas of the Festival are accessible, including the VIP Balcony in the ballroom. 

 

Any and all questions not answered here or in our Terms + Conditions can be sent to info@fiyafest.com