How do I buy tickets?
Purchasing tickets to Paddyfest can only be done online by clicking here or at the gate on the day. If you have bought tickets to the Festival through any other channels, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter the Festival with those tickets.
How do I receive my tickets?
General Admission e-Tickets will be emailed, as a PDF attachment, to the email address you provided during the booking process once your credit card has been successfully charged. If you do not receive your e-Ticket(s) please contact us by writing an email to email@example.com. VIP tickets will be posted 7-10 days prior to the event. When you buy a ticket at the gate on the day, you will receive it there.
I haven’t received my tickets – help!
Don’t panic! Normally the ticket will arrive within a few minutes of your card being successfully charged. If it doesn’t arrive, we can help you, just drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, mobile phone number and the email address you used to buy your e-Ticket.
What if I don’t have a printer!
Too easy, just show us your e-Ticket on your smart phone or device, we can scan the barcode from there.
I’ve bought multiple tickets for me and my mates, but we’re arriving separately. What do I do?
The e-Ticket attached to the email you received after making your booking will contain one page for every ticket in your order. The easiest way is to print them and give them out amongst your group. Be very careful not to mix them up as each e-Ticket can only be scanned once to get entry into the Festival!
What is included in the VIP Package on The Society Rooftop?
- Access to Paddyfest at Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Access to The Society Rooftop, offering a birds-eye view of the Main Stage and all the live entertainment
- Leprechaun Punch on arrival
- Canapes throughout the day featuring traditional Irish bites (additional food for purchase)
- Roving entertainment
Are tables reserved in the VIP Package on The Society Rooftop?
No, there are no reserved tables in the VIP Package on The Society Rooftop. There is a lot of seating options, so we recommend arriving early to secure the best spot.
Can children access the VIP Package on The Society Rooftop?
No, the VIP Package on The Society Rooftop is 18+ only.
When is Paddyfest on?
Paddyfest is on Saturday 17 March 2018.
Where is Paddyfest held?
Paddyfest is held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, at the northern end of Racecourse Road in the suburb of Ascot, 7 kilometres from the Brisbane central business district.
How do I get to Paddyfest?
Pre-purchase your Paddyfest ticket and enjoy FREE bus and train travel on Qld Rail trains and Brisbane City Council buses (travel valid from 4 hours before the start of the event until 4 hours after the event ends). Click here for more information.
There are also plenty of tax, ride share and car parking options – click here for more information.
What time is Paddyfest?
Paddyfest opens at 11am and closes at 10pm.
Will there be horses racing at Paddyfest?
No, there will be no horse racing at Paddyfest.
What is the dress code?
All things green, Irish and St Patrick’s Day inspired! Think shamrocks, green top hats and leprechaun beards! And be sure to enter our Best Dressed competition on the day!
Can we reserve tables?
All tables at Paddyfest are on a first come first served basis. While there will be plenty of room for everyone, we are unable to reserve tables. Arrive early on the day to secure your spot!
To escape the hustle and bustle of the General Admission areas, we recommend booking in to the VIP Paddyfest Package. While there are also no reserved tables in the VIP area, this area has a maximum capacity and will have several seating options. Read more here.
Can children attend Paddyfest?
Yes children can attend Paddyfest in the General Admission areas only. The only area children are not permitted is the VIP Package on The Society Rooftop which is 18+ only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must be registered at the Main Gates and required to wear an Under 18 wristband for identification. Child tickets cannot be pre-purchased and must be arranged on the day. Children ages 12 – 17 years are $10, and Children Under 12 are Free.
Can I come and go throughout the day?
You sure can! Remember to scan your ticket “out” on leaving the Festival and keep your ticket on you – then come and go as you please.
Why are bag checks necessary and what things can and can’t I bring into the Festival site?
Bag checks are necessary, because some things are not allowed to be brought to Paddyfest Brisbane. Examples of some things you can’t bring in are: food, alcohol, glass, weapons, illicit substances or pets. It is a condition of entry to the Festival that you permit a search of your possessions at the time of entry to the venue. Any item we may consider inappropriate can’t be brought in and may be confiscated. Refusal to consent to a search will prevent your entry to the Festival site.
Can I bring my pet to the event?
Unfortunately pets are not permitted on the Paddyfest site, unless they are registered assistance animals, in which case they are welcome.
Can I smoke at the event?
Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Alcohol is not permitted to be taken into designated smoking areas.
Is this an air-conditioned or open air venue?
Paddyfest is an open air venue with a few air-conditioned inside bars available for access throughout the day.